How many times have we heard the propaganda drivel "Clean Line Energy Partners is not a wind energy company"?
How many times have we heard "Clean Line Energy Partners is a
transmission company" like it was a propaganda conspiracy theory of fake
Well, guess who's now officially a wind energy company?
You one get one chance at this guess.
Yep, Clean Line Energy Partners llc is now officially a wind energy
Clean Line Energy Partners is developing a wind energy project in New Mexico.
This is the core of the problem with the state regulatory racket. A company
like Clean Line can come in and feed a load of drivel under oath, attempt to
make no obligation to serve the state's residents in hopes of gaining eminent
domain powers. Once the dust is settled the company can renege on claims
made under oath and no one is held accountable.
Take a look at the STOPPATH-WV-BLOG
about this mess. Something didn't add up when Bluescape made a 50
million investment in CLEP, and the dots are starting to connect. Once
you start learning about who owned this wind farm, the ties between
NRG, Bluescape, and CLEP, one has to ask is this really
legal. Technically, it used to be illegal, but Jimmy
Glotfelty lobbied Congress back during the Bush-Cheney Administration to repeal
the Public Utilities Company Holding Act (PUCHA) that limited utility
companies from creating holding companies and shell companies.
ENRON would be proud of this investment scheme. Don't
forget Jayshree Desai was Mergers and Acquisition at ENRON before joining
Michael Skelly at Horizon Wind Energy.
Remember when Michael
Skelly stated to the Illinois Commerce Commission he didn't know what the Iowa
Land Acquisition Company subsidiary of CLEP does or why it was
created? As foolish as it sounds for a CEO of a company to not know
the purpose of a subsidiary, we still have to ask the same question.
Again, is the Iowa Land Acquisition Company llc related to developing a
wind energy subsidiary?
Some people are probably asking "What difference does it make?
It's called vertical integration." When Clean Line was first
introduced to the public, one of our concerns was the potential of price
manipulation when an unknown company desires to be a public utility and
will controls the generation of "3 times the size of the Hoover
Dam". Back when Clean Line was first introduced to us, the
memories of ENRON was still fresh. Another concern was using
eminent domain so Clean Line could later develop wind farms. We
were repeatedly rebuffed that "Clean Line Energy is not a wind
company". Now the red flag is waving bigger than ever.
When we see the red flags of an outside group come into our communities and
promise grandiose dreams of jobs and tax money, it does us no benefit to
ignore the red flags because we see the potential money. These
fly-by-night schemers are going to be gone. The local government
leaders and the community will be left to pick up the pieces.
We see the red flags with Clean Line Energy
bigger now than seven years ago. We see the potential of
abuse, potential market manipulation, problems combining a transmission
company with wind farm development. The fact that Clean Line is now
openly a wind energy company after literally swearing they are not such is
another confirmation this company is not legitimate and does not deserve Public
Utility status in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas
or Oklahoma. This proposed project is a privately owned and will not guarantee service
to any of the states it would have had operated within.