Curious: Management Company That Runs Zuccotti Park Recently Received $135 Million in Tax Money for Wind Farm [JWF]

Remember back in the day when the mere appearance of impropriety was enough to launch investigations? Good times, good times.

Well, if anything ever needed to be inspected more closely, this is it.

In the name of green energy, the Obama administration is using taxpayer money to subsidize a New Hampshire wind farm that is a subsidiary of a hugely profitable company.

New Hampshires largest wind farm, the Granite Reliable Power project under construction in Coos County, is jointly owned by BAIF Granite Holdings, LLC and Freshnet Wind Energy, LLC. BAIF owns 75 percent of Granite Reliable. BAIF Granite Holdings was created earlier this year by Brookfield Renewable Power, which is a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management of New York.

That company, which runs clean energy operations around the world, has deep pockets. It reported net income of $454 million in 2009 and $3.2 billion in 2010. Brookfield Renewable Power financed the creation of BAIF Granite Holdings from its Brookfield Americas Infrastructure fund, which was reported in February to have $2.7 billion in assets. With that kind of backing, it is curious that the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would guarantee up to 80 percent of a $168.9 million loan for the Granite Reliable wind farm project last week.

Why would a company created by a $3.2 billion company and backed by a $2.7 billion private fund need federal loan guarantees? That would be an important question at any time, but it is more pertinent after the bankruptcy of Solyndra, a solar-panel maker that got a $535 million federal loan guarantee from the Obama administration last year.

But wait, there's more!

Now why does a company worth billions need taxpayer funding for some green energy project? Something surely smells here. Let's see: They opened the park in mid-September, and magically on September 23, here's a windfall of taxpayer cash.

You'll never guess who lobbies for Brookfield. The firm of Oldaker, Biden & Belair, founded by Joe Biden's son. Well, isn't that a cozy relationship?

In another remarkable coincidence, Mayor Bloomberg's girlfriend, Diana Taylor, is on the Brookfield Board of Directors.

There's actually more to it, as someone here has sifted through all the connections. Frankly, it reeks of cronyism and backscratching.

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H/T Colleen.

Posted by: Guest Blogger at 09:15 AM



Comments

1 Curious???

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 09:21 AM (M9Ie6)

2 It reported net income of $454 million in 2009 and $3.2 billion in 2010.

I guess they will not go bankrupt then.

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 09:22 AM (M9Ie6)

3 It's the Chicago way.

Posted by: chemjeff at October 08, 2011 09:22 AM (s7mIC)

4 Remember back in the day when the mere appearance of impropriety was enough to launch investigations?

That only happens with Republicans.

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 09:23 AM (M9Ie6)

5 Nothing to see here.. move along.

You are some very suspicious people. These are simply coincidences...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at October 08, 2011 09:24 AM (UTq/I)

6 Are we to assume the park to which you refer, but do not name, is the "global HQ" for the OWSers in Manhattan that has not been cleaned for over three weeks? I've read something to that effect elsewhere.

Posted by: No Whining at October 08, 2011 09:29 AM (er04D)

7 1
Curious???Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 09:21 AM (M9Ie6)

Yeah, some one needs to let the guest cob loggers know that use of that term is pretty much verboten here ... repeated too often, it summons the creature.

Posted by: No Whining at October 08, 2011 09:31 AM (er04D)

8 We don't want nobody dat nobody sent

Posted by: billypaintbrush at October 08, 2011 09:32 AM (zgEhI)

9 Who plays the role of ObamaBundler? And who is the horizontal facilitator?

Posted by: dr kill at October 08, 2011 09:33 AM (le5qc)

10 My wife came to me yesterday morning talking about the "big" investigation into the Koch Brothers by Bloomberg News, wondering how I couldn't care less. I mentioned Fast Furious, Solyndra, etc. Had no idea what I was talking about. But of course, a blatantly partisan hackjob "investigation" into two private citizens is much more newsworthy than multiple scandals reaching to the White House involving hundreds of deaths and billions in wasted taxpayer money used for political payoffs. Nothing to see here. F*cking MSM. F*ck them right in the face.

Posted by: chazmartel at October 08, 2011 09:33 AM (xxvZR)

11 9
Who plays the role of ObamaBundler? And who is the horizontal facilitator?Posted by: dr kill at October 08, 2011 09:33 AM (le5qc)

Remember, the facilitator must have expressive wrists, too.

Posted by: No Whining at October 08, 2011 09:35 AM (er04D)

12 6
I've read something to that effect elsewhere.Posted by: No Whining at October 08, 2011 09:29 AM (er04D)

Yes, in this article's headlines ... duh.

Posted by: No Whining at October 08, 2011 09:37 AM (er04D)

13 anybody seen my pitchfork? I know I left it around here somewhere...

Posted by: Artruen at October 08, 2011 09:38 AM (fDGF1)

14 F*cking MSM. F*ck them right in the face.

They're so busy slobbering all over fascists' knobs they wouldn't even notice.

I'm experiencing a twinge of schadenfreude under all the disgust...the "Occupy" douchebaggers are tools of corrupt corporate greed, and they're not even getting a paycheck out of it like those of us they call tools of coprorate greed. Lol.

Posted by: HeatherRadish is in Beast Mode! at October 08, 2011 09:41 AM (lGVMg)

15 As Rush said yesterday, this is all straight out of Alinsky. All these phony protests are just dress rehearsals/training camp for what's to come.

But I do not think these fools who are playing with fire know what they are in for.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2011 09:42 AM (UlUS4)

16 ugh.....that word....that TROLLLLLLLLL!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 09:42 AM (eOXTH)

17 Burn this whole fucking admin down.

Posted by: EC at October 08, 2011 09:42 AM (R15UB)

18 I've said it before.
If you're a bad crook, you steal a man's wristwatch.
If you're a better crook, you rob a watch store.
If you're a clever crook, you can steal a man's watch store out from under him.
If you're a really clever crook, you can steal a whole chain of watch stores.
If you went to Harvard, you can bust out the whole watch industry.
And if you can derail the entire enconomy for your own benefit, you probably work for Obama.

Posted by: Truman North at October 08, 2011 09:44 AM (I2LwF)

19 1 Curious???
Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 09:21 AM (M9Ie6)


I Am Curious Yellow.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2011 09:44 AM (UlUS4)

20 they're not even getting a paycheck out of it like those of us they call tools of coprorate greed. Lol.



Posted by: HeatherRadish is in Beast Mode! at October 08, 2011 09:41 AM

Some of them are, you know. There are plenty o' references around to SEIU and other thugs paying some of the "protesters."

Posted by: MrScribbler at October 08, 2011 09:46 AM (YjjrR)

21 The whole Green Movement is quickly becoming Dookey Brown.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at October 08, 2011 09:46 AM (tBzBC)

22 There's an item I put in the sidebar last night where there's video of one of the unionistas saying that he was indeed paying the loiterers.

Posted by: Truman North at October 08, 2011 09:46 AM (I2LwF)

23 Yes, they are professionals

Posted by: Truman North at October 08, 2011 09:47 AM (I2LwF)

24 Oh, and while I have Heather here: Congratulations on your Brewers making the NLDS!

Posted by: Truman North at October 08, 2011 09:48 AM (I2LwF)

25 If there isn't a friggin account somewhere with funds diverted to Obama for his "retirement" from office I will kiss your ass.

Posted by: As If! at October 08, 2011 09:49 AM (piMMO)

26 / just another unrelated incident

Posted by: pitchforksandpowder at October 08, 2011 09:50 AM (eqKM4)

27 Such a nice corporate structure, too. By forming LLCs specifically for this wind farm, they can suck out profits as long as the subsidies last. But if they were to, say, dry up in 2013 well just the LLC files for bankruptcy.

All backed by gubmint cheese.

Nope, nothing to see here. Move along.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 08, 2011 09:52 AM (ENKCw)

28 24 truman north

thank you for that reminder truman..........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 09:52 AM (eOXTH)

29 Now why does a company worth billions need taxpayer funding for some green energy project?

Uhm, how do you think they made those billions? Mandated renewable energy purchases forced on utilities, taxpayer subsidized capital investments and lots of tax credits for a tax free income. In other words FULL BLOWN CORRUPTION fleecing the little people.

Posted by: dscott at October 08, 2011 09:58 AM (gaD9p)

30 A bunch of anti-corporate whining children squatting on ground managed by a company that is the epitome of corporate malfeasance and chicanery.This tops them using the McDonalds bathrooms.

Posted by: Thy name is irony at October 08, 2011 10:03 AM (c9Ivb)

31 BUT BUT....


WALL STREET!



Posted by: Unclefacts Out Of Commenting Retirement Just For This One Thing at October 08, 2011 10:04 AM (6IReR)

32 The entire loan guarantee program IS exactly what it looks like. An incentive program that parks taxpayer cash in Democrat controlled "businesses" with the expectation that a percentage will come flowing back in as campaign donations and funding for the 2012 ground game.

It's the greatest political contribution ATM ever invented. Hell, your friends don't need to be successful OR rich. They just need to be able to sign their names on a government form and pffft they are in the game.

Posted by: Rob Roy at October 08, 2011 10:05 AM (3aJ/q)

33 It wouldn't surprise me to learn that there has been some Carbon Credit Trading going on somewhere within this Brookfield outfit.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at October 08, 2011 10:07 AM (tBzBC)

34 I am starting to become numb to the amount of corruption in this administration. Every week its a new scandal brewing involving crony capitalism with taxpayer funds. I suppose it's because I'm trying to find full time work, raise my son and do what millions of other Americans are doing which is live.

The dumb asses are screwing everyone and doing it in plain sight, they aren't even attempting to cover their tracks any more. This is going to end badly for I hope the people instigating the corruption, otherwise its going to end badly for the slightly less corrupt idiot enablers when the SHTF.

Posted by: Gmac at October 08, 2011 10:08 AM (qPdTF)

35 OT: From Weasel Zippers

UNREAL: Obamas State Department Calls Family Of Al-Qaeda Propagandist Samir Khan To Offer Condolences For His Death In Drone Airstrike On Al-Awlaki Convoy

(Charlotte Observer) An official from the U.S. State Department has called the Charlotte family of al-Qaida propagandist Samir Khan to offer the governments condolences on his death in a U.S. drone attack last week in Yemen, according to a family spokesman.

They were very apologetic (for not calling the family sooner) and offered condolences, Jibril Hough said about the Thursday call from the State Department to Khans father, Zafar.
http://tinyurl.com/3ddxxqx

Posted by: Tami-Cardinals fan at October 08, 2011 10:11 AM (X6akg)

36
#35 Couldn't we send that guy who took a dump on the NYPD patrol car to deliver "condolences" to the family?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2011 10:15 AM (UlUS4)

37 Diana Taylor, yeah, she's hot. So I emailed her some pics of my junk.

Posted by: brett favre at October 08, 2011 10:16 AM (+56Bh)

38 Brookfield, Zuccotti Park, Granite Reliable? Nope, never heard of 'em!

Posted by: charlie gibson at October 08, 2011 10:18 AM (+56Bh)

39 tami

that is disgusting...but what can we expect from scoamf and his admin? everyday i wonder if he can do worse than the day before...and everyday he does......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:19 AM (eOXTH)

40 "Why would a company created by a $3.2 billion company and backed by a $2.7 billion private fund need federal loan guarantees?"

You wingnuts just don't get it. Obviously green energy isn't profitable and needs to be subsidized; otherwise those wind farms would pay for themselves, right?

Profits before people! Save the Planet! !11!

Posted by: Some Enviro-cretin at October 08, 2011 10:21 AM (NZMKc)

41 everyday i wonder if he can do worse than the day before...and everyday he does......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:19 AM (eOXTH)
It's truly amazing, isn't it? I'm trying to decide if I should tell that story to my 84 yo Jewish friend who was bitching about the state dept to me just last week.
I should probably wait until Yon Kippur is over, huh?

Posted by: Tami-Cardinals fan at October 08, 2011 10:21 AM (X6akg)

42 I'll take this as my DOOM post for the day. Man, the way things are going Monty's DOOM post will be the most optimistic of the day.

Posted by: jjmurphy at October 08, 2011 10:22 AM (xjEAl)

43
It reported net income of $454 million in 2009 and $3.2 billion in 2010.

A 6 fold jump in net income in one year? I got one word for you, Teh Won: windfall profits tax.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at October 08, 2011 10:23 AM (cYzZf)

44 you want to see something that will make you ill...look at the downstairs thread, towards then end.....comment by "jose"......

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:23 AM (eOXTH)

45 34 ....I am starting to become numb to the amount of corruption in this administration. Every week its a new scandal brewing involving cronyism capitalism with taxpayer funds.
Yes. The short list would be what isn't corrupt in this administration.
But please....it's just cronyism. ....The term "crony capitalism" is a liberal construct, designed to demonize capitalism itself.
It hurts my eyes to see conservatives using that term and giving credence to the liberal's claims that "capitalism is evil". ....Cronyism exists in all systems of govt...and has been around since mankind began forming villages.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at October 08, 2011 10:24 AM (tBzBC)

46
It reported net income of $454 million in 2009 and $3.2 billion in 2010.

That is a pretty impressive growth rate in 1 year during a recession. Nothing to see here just move along.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 08, 2011 10:25 AM (tf9Ne)

47 35 Samir Khan was hanging out with a terrrorist. Of course Obama sympathizes.

Posted by: Arms Merchant at October 08, 2011 10:25 AM (NZMKc)

48 We here at AtC's Happy Fun Solar, LLC ("Happy Fun") are deeply distressed by accusations that Happy Fun's strategic partnership with the American taxpayer was obtained through methods that are alleged to be less that wholly ethical. The scurrilous allegations that member/managers of Happy Fun provided perks to members of the Department of Energy's loan application review board, such as week long trips to Thailand and promises to never release the HD video of that unfortunate incident with the llama, have no basis in fact. Likewise, claims that the use of A.T. Chick, PC as a lobbying firm created a conflict of interest are wholly unwarranted.

You have our deepest assurances that Happy Fun will provide the same level of openness and transparency regarding the loan approval process as is shown by the Obama Administration.

Happy Fun. Your source of light.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 08, 2011 10:25 AM (Gk3SS)

49 I'm afraid that all this talk about the Green Energy boondogle and corruption in the present administration is just going to confuse people and distract from the really important story that everyone should be focusing on. Namely, the story about how great a President I was compared to the ass-clown that occupies the Oval Office now.

Posted by: bill clinton at October 08, 2011 10:25 AM (+56Bh)

50 46 buzzsaw

i wonder how many jobs they created.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:25 AM (eOXTH)

51 35 OT: From Weasel ZippersUNREAL: Obamas State Department Calls Family Of Al-Qaeda Propagandist Samir Khan To Offer Condolences For His Death In Drone Airstrike On Al-Awlaki Convoy
Posted by: Tami-Cardinals fan at October 08, 2011 10:11 AM (X6akg)

"We are sorry that your traitorous son acted in such a way as to necessitate killing him."

Posted by: Grey Fox at October 08, 2011 10:30 AM (MSCON)

52 i wonder how many jobs they created.....

Well if you count people who manufacture luxury items probably quite a few.

Does Porsche manufacture in the US?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at October 08, 2011 10:30 AM (tf9Ne)

53 Wait, does this mean that there won't be a Philles-BoSox World Series?

Posted by: peter gammons at October 08, 2011 10:32 AM (+56Bh)

54
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Sorry, slipped into Watergate Mode (AKA, a Republican is president) for a sec. Carry on.

Posted by: Sharkman at October 08, 2011 10:33 AM (wMsKw)

55 The correct term is "crony socialism".

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 10:35 AM (M9Ie6)

56 And the best part is they made sure they had a nice little part for the protesters to gather. How convenient.

Posted by: mizflame98 at October 08, 2011 10:36 AM (jQdZM)

57
Posted by: alexthechick at October 08, 2011 10:25 AM (Gk3SS)
And you still owe me for the llama's therapist bills!

Posted by: Llama Rancher at October 08, 2011 10:36 AM (s7mIC)

58 FYI: The 'sceptics' Drudge headline in
the sidebar is from the British Financial Times-- and that's the way
they spell skeptic over there.

Posted by: nickless at October 08, 2011 10:37 AM (MMC8r)

59 eh - slow day at the HQ it looks like

Posted by: chemjeff at October 08, 2011 10:39 AM (s7mIC)

60 Posted by: Llama Rancher at October 08, 2011 10:36 AM (s7mIC)

We at Happy Fun take our obligations to animal rights seriously. We received assurances early this week that our Llama Assistance grant application in the amount of $1.5 million should be approved next week. Our accountants will be in contact shortly in order to make the appropriate arrangements to transfer these funds.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 08, 2011 10:39 AM (Gk3SS)

61 Compromise has been struck! Wife and I will do a "drive-by" of the OWS clowns here in town. We won't necessarily stop, but if it looks promising I'll pull over. I hope there are puppet heads.

Posted by: Lincolntf at October 08, 2011 10:42 AM (Qjh0I)

62 Paul McCartney to wed for third time this Sunday.


What do Paul McCartney and "green energy" businesses have in common?

They both like pissing millions away on losing propositions.

Posted by: Spiker at October 08, 2011 10:43 AM (4t9J5)

63 ......today would be a nice day to walk through central park........lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:43 AM (eOXTH)

64 55 ....The correct term is "crony socialism".
Thank you. ....Exactly, Vic.
Sarah Palin should have her mouth washed out with soap for using the term "crony capitalism".....and elevating it into the current dialogue. .....She being so brilliant, and being the 'one true conservative' and all, she should know better. ....But nooo, she even crowed about having 'shaped the debate' with interjecting that term into it. .....Or maybe she has a problem with capitalism.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at October 08, 2011 10:44 AM (tBzBC)

65 58 FYI: The 'sceptics' Drudge headline in the sidebar is from the British Financial Times-- and that's the way they spell skeptic over there.

I know. But, God... this is America. And the Internet is American. We speak American here.

Posted by: Truman North at October 08, 2011 10:44 AM (I2LwF)

66 Posted by: Spiker at October 08, 2011 10:43 AM (4t9J5)



Ha!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2011 10:46 AM (UlUS4)

67 55 The correct term is "crony socialism".
Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 10:35 AM (M9Ie6)


Which is another way of saying...


FASCISM.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2011 10:47 AM (UlUS4)

68 And what about us, Mr. A. T. Chick? Did you think you could get away with what you did? I mean really - you insisted on a crate of bullwhips, Hello Kitty costumes, three dozen frozen turkeys, and a piano? And you expected us to pay for all this?

Posted by: Thai Tranny Midget Local 2937 at October 08, 2011 10:47 AM (s7mIC)

69 spiker

....but mccartney uses his own money....green energy is using OURS

Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:48 AM (eOXTH)

70 63 ......today would be a nice day to walk through central park........lol
Posted by: phoenixgirl at October 08, 2011 10:43 AM (eOXTH)


Well, yes. Just stay the hell away from Union Square and I suppose Broadway from Wall up to 14th.

Thank you, Karl Marx.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at October 08, 2011 10:48 AM (UlUS4)

71
And what about us, Mr. A. T. Chick? Did you think you could get away with what you did?

*arches brow* Mister?

Please be advised that your complaint has been forward to Driven Before Lamentations for the appropriate response.

Driven Before Lamentations is a wholly owned subsidiary of Happy Fun.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 08, 2011 10:50 AM (Gk3SS)

72 O/T: Zombie Accounting, DC Style

so by the magic of DC logic, cutting spending requires "offsets" in... cutting spending elsewhere

Posted by: chemjeff at October 08, 2011 10:52 AM (s7mIC)

73 65 ....We speak American here.
We don't put an extra'I' in Aluminum....and pronounce it 'alyouminium'.
Bisquits are something your serve with gravy....and they are not cookies.
And we pronounce Jaguars, 'jagwars'.....not 'jagyouwars'.

Posted by: ConservativeMenAreJustHotter at October 08, 2011 10:52 AM (tBzBC)

74 We speak American here.

You betcha!

Posted by: Sarah Palin at October 08, 2011 10:53 AM (s7mIC)

75 Paul McCartney to wed for third time this Sunday.


How many legs does she have?

Posted by: Wodeshed at October 08, 2011 10:57 AM (LEcV+)

76 Instead of investing in information, skills, production, and resources, today's American corporations are investing in cronies because they pay off more than that other stuff.

Posted by: Socratease at October 08, 2011 11:04 AM (pwmVU)

77 Remember back in the day when the mere appearance of impropriety was enough to launch investigations?
That only happens with Republicans.

Posted by: Vic at October 08, 2011 09:23 AM

Yes, it was always "the seriousness of the accusations" that called for congressional investigations

Posted by: kbdabear at October 08, 2011 11:07 AM (Y+DPZ)

78 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at October 08, 2011 11:17 AM (fyOgS)

79 64, spanked, wheres the fun in soap

Posted by: Jean at October 08, 2011 12:26 PM (kUxiO)

80 Integrity
never looks
suspicious,
innocence
doesn't
even
rise

to warrant
review,
and
democrat
incestuous
never
goes away.

Posted by: drfredc at October 08, 2011 01:33 PM (iNKlO)

81 That management company has no excuse for not cleaning it's protest park these past three weeks. Rake their "management" over the coals.

Posted by: didn't take long at October 08, 2011 02:02 PM (lpWVn)

82
Wait a minute...lemme get this straight.
We hate crooked corporatioons and corrupt politicos...
but...
We *also* hate anyone who protests against crooked corporations and corrupt politicos.
Riiiight.

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