North Dakota Wind Power “Carbon Credits” To Offset Power Consumption At The Super Bowl
It amazes me that people talk about “carbon credits” with a straight face. Does nobody recognize how stupid this is?
FARGO – A strong North Dakota breeze will blow over the field of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Super Bowl Sunday, in a manner of speaking.
Renewable energy credits from power generated from North Dakota wind farms will be used to offset 15,000 megawatt hours of electricity associated with the NFL extravaganza on Feb. 5.
The credits were provided through Green Mountain Energy Co., based in Austin, Texas, which describes itself as the nation’s longest-serving provider of green power.
The bloc of renewable energy credits were acquired from Minnkota Power Cooperative, based in Grand Forks, from wind farms near Langdon and north of Valley City.
The Langdon and Ashtabula wind farms are owned by Florida’s Next Era Energy and Otter Tail Power Co., based in Fergus Falls, Minn.
According to a spokesman for the effort, they wanted to find a credit offset that was “regionally specific” to the game which will be played in Indiana. Because North Dakota is only about 1,000 miles away from Indianapolis. That’s, you know, regional.
But this whole idea of offsets is nonsense. It’s basically buying forgiveness. Want to hold a big event and consume a lot of power, most of it coming from the nation’s coal-powered energy backbone? Well just subsidize some wind turbines and all is forgiven.
The environmental movement as become a protection racket. They have inserted themselves between between Americans and American businesses and the commerce they engage in. You can do whatever you want, but you have to pay off the greenies first. And if you don’t, you can be sure that political activists and crusading politicians will make your life difficult.Tags: carbon credit, carbon offsets, next era energy, North Dakota News, otter tail power, super bowl