aux USA, les politiciens font passer une loi restrictive sur l'éolien.
là aussi le prétexte est la préservation du paysage.
mais vous ne pensez pas que le véritable objectif est de réserver l'avenir de l'éolien aux gros industriels ? et ne pas laisser aux particuliers la possibilité de se lancer dans ce qui serait pourtant la meilleure solution : un réseau décentralisé, efficace (pas de pertes dans le transport), etc.
U.S. Senators Mount Assault on Wind Power
Jesse Broehl, RenewableEnergyAccess
Just in time to cast a pall over the wind power industry, which convened in Colorado last week for their annual trade show, two U.S. senators unveiled a bill that would cripple future development of wind power projects throughout the U.S.
The innocuously-named "Environmentally Responsible Wind Power Act of 2005" introduced by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senator John Warner (R-VA), which could be rolled into a comprehensive energy bill currently under consideration in Congress, would have an immediate and devastating effect on the U.S. wind power industry, according to experts and industry sources.
When introducing the bill in a Senate floor speech delivered on Friday, May 13, Sen. Alexander attacked wind power, saying that "wind produces puny amounts of high-cost unreliable power," and that "Congress should not subsidize the destruction of the American landscape."
The bill takes aim at wind power's coveted Production Tax Credit (PTC), the on-again, off-again tax credit that is the federal government's primary support mechanism to level wind power's playing field with the traditional energy industries. The bill would wipe out the availability of the PTC to any wind project located within 20 miles of a coastline, military base, national park or other highly scenic area. It would also allow a neighboring state to veto any wind project proposed within 20 miles of that state's border.
Experts believe it unfairly singles out wind power and would bring the burgeoning clean energy industry to a grinding halt.
(24 May 2005)