Deval Patrick & Paul Gaynor: Crony Capitalism At First Wind
From The Daily Bail
December 1, 2012 - 7:22pm
Taxpayer dollars gone with the wind.
Paul Gaynor CEO of First Wind (left) and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
Boston's First Wind Suffers Major Setbacks at Kahuku Project in Hawaii
By Green-Energy Analyst Barbara Durkin
The third fire at First Wind’s Kahuku Wind project since operations began in March of 2011 spewed lead and lasted for three days. The publicly-funded multimillion dollar Xtreme Battery storage facility filled with toxic smoke, and 12,000 batteries were completely destroyed. Hawaii News Now reports some fear this environmental threat will be repeated at First Wind’s other projects.
Hawaii Free Press provides a grim prognosis for Kahuku Wind:
“Recent developments reduce the chances that First Wind will ever be able to repair the defective turbines which were supposed to power the burned batteries at Kahuku.”
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