10/3/10 Save the Date: Wind Rules hearing announced for OCT 13 at the capitol AND Where did all the bailout money go? Goldman Sachs and the imaginary wind farm
On October 13th, there will be a full public hearing at the capitol because of questions raised regarding the Public Service Commission's new wind siting rules for the state of Wisconsin.
The public is encouraged to attend and to provide testimony regarding specific concerns about the rules.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail
The Senate Committee on Utilities, Energy and Rail will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 11:00 AM, 411 South at the State Capitol in Madison relating to Clearinghouse Rule 10-057 siting of wind energy systems.
Senator Jeffry Plale, Chair
ANOTHER CHAPTER OF "WIND DEVELOPERS BEHAVING BADLY"
GOLDMAN'S MYSTERIOUS WIND FARM
The financing of a "clean energy" wind farm was the focus of the advertising campaign Goldman Sachs initiated yesterday. We thought it made sense to do a little investigation into the farm.
Source: Goldman Sachs
We wanted to investigate whether Goldman's claims that its work for a renewable energy company has been good for the environment, good for local businesses and communities, and for good for local employees hold up.
One problem: Goldman won't tell us which wind farm it is referring to.
Initially we suspected that this might mean the renewable energy company was more of an abstraction than a reality. Surely, Goldman has done investment banking work for tons of such companies. So maybe the vampire squids weren't actually referring to any one project.
The Goldman spokesman, however, told us that the advertisement is referring to a particular project of a client. But he would not reveal which client or the location of the wind farm.
So right now the identity of the wind farm Goldman used to initiate its campaign to repair its image remains cloaked in secrecy. And its claims about helping local business, communities and employees are unverifiable.