The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the two largest energy utilities in the state, Eversource Energy and United Illuminating (UI), have filed power purchase agreements with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to procure 804 MW of offshore wind power.
This is a major milestone for Connecticut’s clean energy portfolio and the future of offshore wind in the state and region. If approved by PURA, this would be the largest procurement…Continue
Posted on May 28, 2020 at 10:40am — 6 Comments
Police are investigating after several wind turbines at the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst were damaged over the long weekend.
New Brunswick RCMP say 10 turbines were damaged sometime between Sunday and early Monday at the wind farm located off Route 180 in Caribou Depot, about 50 kilometres west of Bathurst.
Police said in a release issued Tuesday equipment was significantly damaged while the suspect or suspects tried to gain entry into the base section. Ultimately,…
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 6:30am — 1 Comment
The Interior Department had stopped charging the rents at the end of 2018 to review company complaints that former President Barack Obama’s administration had increased them too much, making them uncompetitive with rents on private property. The Interior Department declined repeated requests to comment on the outcome of that review, or the issuance of the retroactive rent bills. A budget document on the Interior Department’s web site shows it expects to collect $50…
Posted on May 22, 2020 at 6:00am — 3 Comments
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Trump issues executive order to protect power grid
Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals
Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine…
Posted on May 19, 2020 at 9:48am