Wind power, the Trojan Horse


To the Editor:

Greece committed to 2,587 commercial wind turbines, and ministry officials estimate that as many as 7,000 turbines could be installed by 2010 . European wind developers are fleeing, laying off workers and, as we know, leaving billions of Euros of sovereign debt. Have the government-run wind turbine subsidy programs themselves become the Trojan Horse?Commercial wind turbine advocates have for years used the European wind turbines as a model for installations in the United States, along with what are called renewable energy credits. It’s time to take a hard look at all tax credits and heavy government subsidies in the United States. Are the subsidies becoming a virus in a free-market system, destroying us financially from within? Frank HaggertyMattapoisett