The Obama administration has a habit of giving federal funds to alternative energy projects that are owned by his political donors. Large scale commercial wind projects depend upon federal subsidies and state renewable energy mandates to create a demand for their electricity. CJ writes that,
?Whether an alternative/renewable is acceptable is a highly technical matter that should be decided on the basis of a comprehensive, independent, objective and transparent evaluation of three key conditions: its technical performance, the economics of the power produced, and its full environmental impact,? he told CJ. ?All independent evidence to date indicates that industrial wind power fails on all three of these critical counts.?http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclu...e.html?id=9456
Both environmentalists and the military have concern about an NC coastal wind energy project the ownership of which is apparently a subsidiary of a Chicago based company owned by an Obama campaign contributor according to the article.