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Here we go again, as usual! We are in the midst of a heat wave, with the highest demands of the year on the New England grid. We need to dispatch more power as demand soars far beyond base load. To what source do we turn? Gas fired plants--maxed out. Crank up the oil fired Wyman plant on Cousin's Island, fouling Maine air with the largest single point of air pollution in the state--GRRR!!! Prices soar as ISO-New England searches the spot market!
But what about wind power? Not a single…
Posted on July 5, 2018 at 1:37pm — 7 Comments
A great article about the politics of energy based on the reaction of wind & solar advocates whining about the proposal to ensure that the USA keep enough of its base load generating fleet to keep the lights on. Written by Stephen Moore, who was involved in writing the administration's tax bill.
Excerpt: "But the idea that renewables are “cheap” is a lie, and those on the Left know it. Let’s be clear about an economic reality that environmentalists have spent four decades trying…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2018 at 12:11am — 1 Comment
Not satisfied with continuing to wreak havoc on Maine's mountain ridgelines, the existing wind power sites may have their lifetime extended by the incentive to "re-power", especially those sites utilizing the old GE 1.5 MW turbines such as Mars Hill, Stetson, and Rollins. According to the article "Now May Be the Best Time to Give Your Wind Turbine a Makeover" in the May 25, 2018 Renewable Energy World newsletter, "Wind farm operators can earn an 11 percent rate of return…Continue
Posted on June 15, 2018 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments
Folks, this was just released from the Governor's Energy Office. We MUST make our points of view known, as the wind industry and the "environmental" groups they fund such as NRCM, Maine Audubon, Conservation Law Foundation, etc. are all over this to try to thwart criticism of the scourge of industrial wind power in Maine!…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2018 at 12:45pm — 5 Comments