The Price of Wind

The Wall Street Journal has a good article about how wind generation drives up electric rates in Massachusettes, and will continue to do so as alternative energy mandates are phased in.   This tracks closely with Katrina Currie’s commentary on Green Jobs.

Indeed the craze for “green energy” was recently aptly mocked by The Simpsons.

Homer Simpson : How I can I afford it?

Windmill Salesman: Well, there are tax credits, government rebates, it will pay for itself in 12 to 18 …

Homer: Months?

Salesman: Lifetimes.