PUC approves Deepwater Wind-National Grid power deal, but appeals expected

(Updated, 3:40 p.m.) WARWICK – A proposed offshore wind farm took a major step forward Wednesday with the approval of a key contract between National Grid and developer Deepwater Wind. But R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch vowed to appeal the decision, calling it a “sweetheart deal.” In a series of votes, the R.I. Public…
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3 COMMENTS

  1. The country has evidently arrived at a point in its legal culture where no negative consequences seem to exist for making false or misleading claims to sell wind energy—the stuff dreams are made of. But industrial wind is a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. And people who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government.

    Lets remember any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, …

    It’s a case of bait-and-switch ! Last one out of Rhode Island shut off the lights !

  2. Former Deepwater executive Chris Wissemann, on the right in the accompanying photo, now works at hedge fund DE Shaw, one of the principal owners of Deepwater/First Wind.
    Wissemann is former Enron. Larry Summers worked for DE Shaw before becoming Obama’s economic advisor.

    Hopefully the RI Supreme court will overturn this bad decision.

  3. America used to be a country of innovation, hard work, and taking necessary risks.

    That was what defined the “greatest generation” and why they deserved their title. They sacrificed themselves and their time so their children (all of you, the “Me generation”) could live comfortably.

    Nearing, or in, retirement, you have all made your money; many of you by exploiting the world’s resources. But that is not enough. Now, selfish as always and with no thought for future generations, you want to sit back and enjoy your view because you “worked hard” for it. Unlike your parents, you are sacrificing your children and grandchildren so that you can continue to live comfortably.

    Oddly, I must thank you. As a 30 year old, I am a child of your generation. Your generation is 100% responsible for destroying the economy, ruining our ecology, and tainting the moral structure of what was once the greatest nation in the world.

    Thanks to you and the blight you have created, we, the generation left behind to clean up your mess, are the parents of the next great generation.

    My son will grow up to be an honest, hard working, fair, decent, intelligent, humble man and I owe this to all of you. The foundation of the next great nation will be built upon his and his generations backs. It took a while for me to realize this, but you showed me exactly how not to live and how not to raise my children.

    Go ahead, as you have for so many years, stick your head in the sand of your high-brow ignorance. But stay out of the way. Your time of usefulness has passed. This nation is being taken from your hands.

    I know that my grandchildren, your great-grandchildren, will thank me for it.