One of the worst features of both wind and solar energy is that they are terrible for the environment. Land-based wind turbines are bad enough, but offshore installations are a fiasco waiting to happen...........
It is remarkable that the heavy hand of government has lined up behind such a risky technology.............
n February, it was reported that Danish wind operator Ørsted must repair more than 600 wind turbines due to early blade…Continue
Posted on May 23, 2018 at 4:50am
The University of Maine in Orono would get much of its heat and electricity from an on-campus Renewable Energy Center fueled by locally harvested wood and a huge solar array, according to a plan being negotiated by the university system and Honeywell International............The outline of Honeywell’s power contract proposal is contained in a document prepared for the University of Maine System last year in response to requests for proposals to transition most of the Orono campus from…Continue
Posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:33am
Note that this article glosses over extremely expensive capacity payments associated with wind and solar, as well as their tremendous transmission and taxpayer expenses.
Solar panels were covered with snow and wind turbines were buffeted by storms......“We were definitely on the brink,” said Matt Kakley, an ISO-NE spokesman. “Had the cold snap continued longer or had there been further outages in the region, it was definitely possible that (rolling blackouts)…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2018 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments
Turbine lights on Rocky Dundee seen from Upper Pond (Gary Campbell)
Yet another reason not to have flashing thunderous wind turbines throughout Maine defiling what we have to enrich foreign investors tapping our treasury and raping ratepayers.
The state's many precious resources include the largest light-pollution-free swath in the eastern half of the U.S. A new effort is underway to protect it with 'dark sky' designations…Continue
Posted on May 20, 2018 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments