Stop These Things (they are so good with words)
We’ve reported on just how rotten the wind industry is – from top to bottom – and whether it’s bribery and fraud; vote rigging scandals; tax fraud; investor fraud or REC fraud – wind weasels set a uniform standard that would make most businessman blush. Struggling Danish fan maker, Vestas set the benchmark a while back – true to form, it keeps lying and cheating its way into trouble wherever it goes – and absolute corruptionis the order of the day.
In previous posts we’ve looked at how the goons that work for RATCH didn’t hesitate to invent a character – Frank Bestic – in a half-cunning attempt to infiltrate their opponents at Collector and elsewhere – see our posts here and here and here.
These boys (and girls) have no shame and, apparently, moral business conduct is an “opt in” model, rather than a day-to-day proposition – like it is for most everybody else. It’s all about “ways and means”, really.
If that requires a little horizontal “folk-dancing” to win government favours and planning approval, then – as we’ve seen before – so be it. It seems wind power outfits – like Nexterror – are quite happy to have their operatives go way (read “all the way”) beyond the ordinary call of “duty”.
Here’s a tale from California showing how – for the wind industry – “shameless” is the new “black”.
Romance may have derailed science in California energy development
Rewire, Chris Clarke, 12 November 2014
A newly released report by the Interior Department’s investigative officereveals that a high-ranking department official may have intervened on behalf of a renewable energy firm while dating an executive in that firm, and pressured federal scientists to soften their opposition to renewable energy development.
The report by Interior’s Office of the Inspector General detailed potential improper conduct by Steve Black, who worked as senior adviser to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for energy, environment, and natural resources policy. While he held this position Black dated NextEra Energy Resources lobbyist Manal Yamout, a conflict as Black oversaw several applications by Yamout’s employer to build wind and solar facilities on public land. Read article