According to an article on AL.com, a wind project planned for Cherokee and Etowah counties in Alabama will not be built due to Pioneer Green Energy pulling out of the project:
According to a document filed July 9 in Cherokee County Probate Court, Pioneer Green Energy President Andrew Bowman signed a memorandum terminating a lease to about 1,889 acres of property, slated to be developed for the project.
Mitzi Gibbs Eaker, with No Wind Alabama, said a similar agreement was signed in Etowah County.
Pioneer Green Energy recently halted efforts to build a project in North East Township, PA and had previously pulled out of a project planned for California. When faced with the efforts of concerned residents in the affected communities, and now, the expiration of government tax credits, these projects are quickly shown to be unwelcome and uneconomic.
We’ve said it many times, without taxpayer money handed to the wind industry, THERE IS NO WIND INDUSTRY! When combined with growing recognition of how inefficient, intermittent and costly wind energy is, these projects have no future.
UPDATE: In a follow up article, Pioneer Green Energy’s attorney, Charlie Stewart, blamed the pullout on “hysteria” and admitted the lawsuits and legislation stopped them. He failed to mention that Pioneer has faced similar stiff opposition everywhere they go or that wind farm construction stops whenever government tax incentives are removed.