This material is for those who understand energy basics, and want to become even more knowledgeable about these topics. Since there is so much material to cover, we’ve divided it into three categories, based on the topics that would be a part of a genuine scientific assessment: Technical, Economic, and Environmental.
Remember that this is just a small sampling of energy related financial articles! If you can’t find the Economic information you’re interested in here, go to one of the sources listed on our Current News page and do a specific search in their archives for what you are looking for.
Brookings Report: Economically, Wind and Solar Are Our Worst Options
A report on decommissioning costs
Wind Energy Subsidies
Everything you want to know about the US Wind Energy PTC (Production Tax Credit)
An important FERC case: Windpower Tax
MLP: more BS about “leveling the playing field”
Read our page on Mandates, as they are another form of subsidy
Wind Energy’s Cost of Saving CO2
Wind Energy Cost to Key Industries
Agriculture: see how wind energy clashes with real farming.
Tourism: a sample report how tourism can be severely affected.
Military: an explanation how this is affected in North Carolina.
Note: these are all in addition to the fact that every business will be adversely affected by the higher costs of electricity generated by wind energy.
Offshore Wind Economics
A 2008 New Jersey Study concludes that offshore wind is a net economics and jobs loser
A 2012 NJ Study (2nd consultant) concludes that offshore wind is a net economics and jobs loser
A 2012 NJ Study (3rd consultant) concludes that offshore wind is a net economics and jobs loser
Does Cape Wind Make Sense? (a slide presentation)