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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Challenged federal rule could price many renewables out of PJM’s capacity market
"Highly subsidized wind owners were underbidding traditional bidders in the forward market, because wind owners have no fuel cost. http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-shifting-is-the-name-of-the-game-regarding-wind-and-solar Without…"
18 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.
"Dan, In 2018, the average Maine household used 572 kWh/month and the TOTAL bill was $96.33/month, including taxes, fees and surcharges, or 16.84 c/kWh https://ipropertymanagement.com/research/average-electric-bill-in-maine The AVERAGE ASHP…"
21 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.
"Hi Dan, Fuel oil:     $2221/$2.70/gal = 822.6 gal/y, which is about right, it the boiler also provided domestic hot water. The ASHP "calculation" cannot be analyzed, based on the incomplete information. The person who posted…"
21 hours ago
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.
"From the Maine Governor's Energy Office: "Home Heating Calculator" Fuel Oil (#2)  Energy Star Furnace or Boiler at 85% Efficiency                                         Oil at $2.70/gallon                                            Annual Heating…"
22 hours ago
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.
"    Electricity   Air Source Heat Pump Annual Heating Cost:  $2422.00(Average Home in Maine) Annual Heating cost for No.2 oil Energy Star Furnace or Boiler = $2221.00 ( oil @ $2.70/Gallon"
22 hours ago
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.
"  Energy Star Furnace or Boiler Electricity :   Air Source Heat Pump Annual Heating Cost:  $2422.00(Average Home in Maine)"
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COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.

CADMUS, an energy consultant hired by the Vermont Department of Public Service, performed a survey of 77 ASHPs at 65 sites in Vermont.https://publicservice.vermont.gov/sites/dps/files/documents/2017%20Evaluation%20of%20Cold%20Climate%20Heat%20Pumps%20in%20Vermont.pdf CADMUS and VT-DPS concluded, on average, an owner invested $4500 in an ASHP (less…See More
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?
"States With and Without Mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-more-wind-and-solar-the-higher-the-electric-rates   Here is an item of interest to many people regarding mandated RPS requirements,…"
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Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill aims at requring Maine’s fleet of 3,000 school buses to be all-electric
"Mills is just a mouthpiece for the likes of Vitelli. They say jump, and Mills asks how high. She surely knows she is being played, but it does not matter, because her friends and family are cashing in on the bonanza, and the gullible Maine voters…"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"The developer says all is on track. That means he has the verbal OK from state bureaucrats! The developer tries his best not to deal with John and Jane Vermonter. All that variable electricity will be fed in the NE high voltage grid, or the…"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill aims at requring Maine’s fleet of 3,000 school buses to be all-electric
"The earth has been warming since about the late 1600s, according to historical records and paintings in European museums. The warming has been going on for about 325 years? And this has been such a good thing, because the population expanded from 1…"
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill aims at requring Maine’s fleet of 3,000 school buses to be all-electric
"Mills and her ignoramus enviro clowns should show us just where the money would come from for these $350,00 electric buses. Unlike Vitelli, I actually read the Massachusetts electric bus report. The report stated the project did not save any money,…"
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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post The Best Laid Energy Plans ......Hello Maine, How Are Your Energy Prices Doing ?
"Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from taxable incomes. Direct subsidies are due to up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property (municipal and school) taxes. See…"
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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post The Best Laid Energy Plans ......Hello Maine, How Are Your Energy Prices Doing ?
"States With and Without Mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards   Here is an item of interest to many people regarding mandated RPS requirements, which require utilities to sell a certain percentage of their total electricity sales as…"
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post The Best Laid Energy Plans ......Hello Maine, How Are Your Energy Prices Doing ?
"Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall Street   This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 50% higher without direct and indirect subsidies. They would be even higher, if the costs of other items were properly…"
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Pineo Girl commented on Willem Post's blog post AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS AND WOOD-BURNING APPLIANCES FOR VERMONT HOUSES
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COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.

CADMUS, an energy consultant hired by the Vermont Department of Public Service, performed a survey of 77 ASHPs at 65 sites in Vermont.

https://publicservice.vermont.gov/sites/dps/files/documents/2017%20Evaluation%20of%20Cold%20Climate%20Heat%20Pumps%20in%20Vermont.pdf

 

CADMUS and VT-DPS concluded, on average, an owner…

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Posted on January 25, 2020 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS AND WOOD-BURNING APPLIANCES FOR VERMONT HOUSES

The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, has a goal to install about 35,000 air source heat pumps, ASHPs, by 2025, and projects:

 

About 63% of building space heating* and domestic hot water, DHW, from renewable electricity (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.)

About 34% of building space heating and DHW, from wood burning (cordwood/pellet) and bio liquids.

About 3% of building space heating and DHW, from fossil fuels burning.

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Posted on January 16, 2020 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER GSHP SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND

Ground source heat pump systems, GSHPs, are becoming the preferred way to electrically heat and cool a house, an apartment building, or a university campus, or a medical center, etc. This is especially the case in northern European countries, such as The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. See Appendix.

 

The big plus for nearby people (and flora and fauna, and forests), due to not burning trees and fossil fuels, will be no…

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Posted on January 2, 2020 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

EFFICIENCIES OF WOOD STOVES IN THE US AND IN EUROPE

This article explains in detail how the efficiencies of wood stoves are calculated using the higher heating value or lower heating value of the fuel. In case of condensing wood stoves, the higher heating value must be used.

 

The US uses higher heating value, HHV, as the basis for calculating efficiency, Europe uses lower heating value, LHV.

 

This leads to European stoves having calculated efficiencies greater than US stoves, which deceives lay people in the US,…

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Posted on December 9, 2019 at 10:00am

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At 12:09pm on July 16, 2019, DarrylMueller said…
It funny that they need 10 cents a kw to be solvent. Going back to Livermore windmills in 1983-5 wholesale coal by wire was like 1/4 cent per kw and wind power got .10 per kw as a subsidy. After all these years people are so stupid and gullible! .10 cents needed to burn trees. Funny the left out hydro and atomic power???
 
 
 

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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