Americans should be skeptical of green energy advocates' claims that wind (and solar) is all a wonderful deal for the country given the experience of other countries.
"Late last month, Coakley got National Grid and Cape Wind to reduce the base price by 2 cents a kilowatt-hour, to 18.7 cents, with it rising 3.5 percent annually over the life of the contract. The altered deal, which Coakley described as “in the public interest,’’ still needs to be approved by the Department of Public Utilities.
Under the revised contract, National Grid electricity customers who use an average of 600 kilowatt hours of power a month would pay just under $1.50 more on their electric bills in 2013, when the contract begins, according to estimates provided by the utility. That’s about 40 cents less than what the original contract would have cost."