Lexington: Fight Invenergy

By:  Diane Benjamin

The speaker at this event is Ted Hartke.  His family was forced to abandon their dream country home because turbines prevented his family from sleeping!

Ted is a Civil Engineer for Foth and Associates in Champaign Urbana.

More on Invenergy:


More on Wind:


(Part 2 was never printed because of threats)



  1. Geewlikers says:

    There won’t be any fight. They will do anything to keep that school alive.


  2. I hope this goes down in flames. They are trying to get their hands on the richest farmland in the country through these leases. Don’t let them do it.


    • Dawson Lake says:

      The income the land owners will receive from these will help allow the farmer to keep farming also. Its not all new pick-ups and winter in Florida.


      • My in-laws farm with no turbines – by their choice. Racking up federal debt subsidizing these things is a waste of money.


      • Dawson Lake says:

        Diane, as you already know we have different sizes of shoes because one size doesn’t fit every person. That is the great thing about our Country, we are free to make our own decisions. As for the waste part, you will have to ask the 150,000 people that will pay for the electricity from these new wind generators.


      • I have no right to object to around $2 MILLION each in subsidies? If you have kids, I hope they make a ton of money because they will be paying interest on the federal debt for decades.


      • Dawson Lake says:

        I find it odd that you seem to be okay with all of our Big Oil hidden subsidies, but get concerned only when it happens in alternate energy.


      • What oil subsidies? Usually that means allowing them to write off expenses faster than they use to be able to. That’s not a subsidy.


      • Dawson Lake says:

        Types of energy subsidies are:

        Direct financial transfers – grants to producers; grants to consumers; low-interest or preferential loans to producers.
        Preferential tax treatments – rebates or exemption on royalties, duties, producer levies and tariffs; tax credit; accelerated depreciation allowances on energy supply equipment.
        Trade restrictions – quota, technical restrictions and trade embargoes.
        Energy-related services provided by government at less than full cost – direct investment in energy infrastructure; public research and development.
        Regulation of the energy sector – demand guarantees and mandated deployment rates; price controls; market-access restrictions; preferential planning consent and controls over access to resources.
        Failure to impose external costs – environmental externality costs; energy security risks and price volatility costs.[7]
        Depletion Allowance – allows a deduction from gross income of up to ~27% for the depletion of exhaustible resources (oil, gas, minerals).
        Overall, energy subsidies require coordination and integrated implementation, especially in light of globalization and increased interconnectedness of energy policies, thus their regulation at the World Trade Organization is often seen as necessary.[11][12]


      • Cut everything!


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