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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post All This for .01 Degrees Celsius?
"I take it the U.S. is going to sell it's carbon credits to China, to regain some of that money we owe. Like trading PTC's to make Coal Companies appear green on the grid, China with upwards of 10x the CO2 release will remain a green…"
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All This for .01 Degrees Celsius?

Joe Bastardi is a meteorologist writing about the topic of climate change.  You might find this interesting and scientifically relevant to the cause.  http://patriotpost.us/opinion/36771See More
8 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
"Just spent the last few months working on the Metallic Mining issue that was brought back to the legislature this year. Over 80 hours of video in Augusta between 4 videographers. Copper for transmission lines is a thing of the past, with the higher…"
11 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
"Not only is there little decay, but the bottom of Wyman and a few other logging lakes are mined for high quality, old growth logs.   Another benefit of the dams."
12 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
"CMP was partially justified in building that long chain of dams on the Androscoggin to both even out flows during droughts; but to moderate the flooding which jeopardized all shore line development. The Andro had wicked floods prior to the…"
12 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
" Though Maine could probably ever capture the energy generated by the Hoover dam, Wind does by comparison emit 60 times more CO² than Hydro generation per kWh of production."
13 hours ago
arthur qwenk commented on Pineo Girl's blog post Angus King's contribution to the energy hot air and gas coming out of Washington DC
"Angus is now busily dreaming up mechanisms whereby he can personally benefit financially should any of his energy proposals come to fruition."
15 hours ago
Pineo Girl commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan Wins Praise in Maine
"This is great news if the real polluters actually reduce emissions - With carbon credits still available big polluters can get of the hook.  It will be interesting to see how Maine handles this - 48% of our emissions come from cars - 14% from…"
16 hours ago
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Angus King's contribution to the energy hot air and gas coming out of Washington DC

While Barack Obama is focused on his "legacy" green energy initiative which Hilary Clinton has pledged to continue, Angus is focused on a national grid to spread intermittent wind power across the country, while now also pandering to voters who have lost interest in wind - And now are focused on solar.  If only we could harness all the not air and gas coming out of DC!!…See More
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Brad Blake commented on Eskutassis's blog post More on Canadian Hydropower
"The Churchill Falls, Labrador hydro project will be the world's second largest hydro generating site when finished.  It isn't being built for the sparsely populated Maritime provinces.  The intended market is the USA.  Maine…"
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Brad Blake commented on Eskutassis's blog post More on Canadian Hydropower
"We could bring all the electricity we need to supply the southern New England demand from Canada via existing power lines' rights of way or lay a d/c conduit right down the I-95 conduit.  What is lacking is the political will to shunt wind…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
"Flooding does not cause much in the way of decay in the short term, though it does a cleansing of the riverbanks etc. In the Early years? Like Wyman Dam in Bingham, much of the vegetation that was not harvested as forest products was flooded and…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
" Thus for every 91.2 NPR 2.0 turbines, the CO² is 12x greater. For the life of the concrete (100 yrs) they are 60x greater. Recycling Steel is also more CO² intensive than concrete. [Though the next generation may be made of Oil…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
"Though Hydro Dams do have a CO² price tag the amount if far less, by any measure."
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Penny Gray commented on Eskutassis's blog post How about our Rivers here in Maine? They worked for 150 years.
"I just returned from Quebec/Labrador trip and passed Manic Cinq en route, it's the largest arched dam in the world.  Very impressive.  I took a short video while climbing the 18% gradient along the face of the…"
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All This for .01 Degrees Celsius?

Posted by Eskutassis on August 4, 2015 at 7:50pm — 1 Comment

China / USA Air Quality

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on August 4, 2015 at 10:02am

Hurray!!! Maybe there is Progress!

Posted by Eskutassis on August 3, 2015 at 4:59pm

More on Canadian Hydropower

Posted by Eskutassis on August 3, 2015 at 4:49pm — 4 Comments

A BETTER IDEA !!

Posted by Pineo Girl on August 2, 2015 at 2:53pm — 1 Comment

How does this produce "REAL" employment?

Posted by Eskutassis on August 2, 2015 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

#Nine Wind Project to Grow Industry Employment

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on August 1, 2015 at 4:37pm

NRCM's CO2 - From A Different Point of View The PDF document at the following link put NRCM's own published CO2 information into the perspective of the Maine woods and shows the terrible tradeoff that is industrial wind in Maine.  

Putting Maine's Wind Power Goals into Proper Perspective

 

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The voice of 28,600 dead eagles 2 Replies

The wind industry is currently asking for 30 year eagle killing permits. It is long overdue that the public took notice to the Putin style politics taking place with the Interior Department and the wind industry. Most of the public is not aware…Continue

Started by Jim Wiegand. Last reply by Robert Goldman Jun 4.

An update on North America's eagle slaughter by wind turbines

This fraudulent industry has voluntary regulations. With these voluntary regulations this fraudulent industry has reported very little of its eagle mortality. Yet since 1997 and including 2014 numbers about 31,000 eagle carcasses have been shipped…Continue

Started by Jim Wiegand Nov 28, 2014.

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    Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?"  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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