Your Stimulus dollars at work, fulfilling Don Quixote’s impossible dream of never being far from a windmill towards which he can tilt.
Via Providence Journal (emphasis mine):
A Chinese firm will supply three wind turbines that will be installed at the Field’s Point Wastewater Treatment Facility on the Providence waterfront.
Xinjiang Goldwind Science and Technology Co. announced Monday that it had secured a deal for the three 1.5-megawatt turbines with Gilbane Building Co., the project contractor. Gilbane was selected by the Narragansett Bay Commission, the operator of the treatment plant, to put up the wind turbines as part of a $12 million renewable energy project.
Goldwind is China’s second-largest turbine manufacturer after Sinovel Wind Group, according to Bloomberg News. The Shenzhen-based company has nine factories in China and has the capability to manufacture 4,000 1.5-megawatt turbines annually.
The turbines at Field’s Point are expected to supply between 55 percent and 60 percent of the treatment plant’s power. Installation of the turbines is being funded in part by $750,000 in federal stimulus funds.
Wind energy in Rhode Island is controversial, with manufacturers suing to prevent resulting utility increases.
Let me see if I have Obama’s wind strategy straight:
We borrow money from China to buy wind turbines made in China which will increase domestic electricity rates so that our manufacturers are unable to compete with China.
Pure Genius. Or as they say in China, 你是傻子.
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