Falmouth Wind Turbines and Stimulus Funds
by Bill Carson
Is this misuse of federal stimulus funds ? Buying 2004 commercial wind turbines with 2010 stimulus funds ?
How to purchase something twice in Massachusetts using a semi quasi state agency !
How in the world did the Town of Falmouth buy two turbines in 2010 valued at 5.2 million each through the MTC ? The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative bought these two turbines in 2004 and kept them in a warehouse at $3300.00 per month until the politically embarrassing turbines were sold to the Town of Falmouth .
How did stimulus funds get used for two turbines that were so old they had NO warranty left on them ? These turbines were sold like a used car !
Notice of a Regional Project Waiver of Section 1605 (Buy American) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to the Town of Falmouth, MA
AGENCY: Environmental Protection
SUMMARY: The EPA is hereby granting a waiver of the Buy America requirements of ARRA Section 1605 under the authority of Section 1605(b)(2)manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality to the Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts for the purchase of a foreign manufactured wind turbine to be installed at its existing wastewater treatment facility
Friday, August 8, 2008
MTC puts mothballed wind turbines on auction block
As a result, the two turbines, originally purchased in 2005 for $5.2 million each went on sale last week