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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Vineyard Wind says project at risk
"Long Islander, No permits means delays, means more money is needed to build, and energy cost/kWh will be higher. Also very expensive, specialized equipment/ships/cranes, owned by Europeans, have commitment schedules to other projects in the…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Willem Post's blog post The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking
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Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"Frank, We need to distinguish between two phases. The article states after clearcut logging it takes about 90 to 100 years to become neutral regarding CO2. This phase should be called the forest repair phase. If on top of that the harvest would have…"
Wednesday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"It is renewable, if you renew it to make up for the loss of mature trees. Offsets don't seem to be on Bowdoin's agenda, despite the 8,000 acres(??) in the Bowdoin land grant and vacant parking lots and lawn. They could set an example but…"
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"Frank, Logging operations cause the underground biomass to die, deteriorate and disappear. That process releases CO2 in large quantities, according to recent studies. NOTE: On hilly land, like New England, logging also causes erosion of topsoil into…"
Tuesday
mm domach commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"One drill site clear cuts 10-20 acres, scrapes off the top soil, and replaces surface with construction stone.  Then, truck in thumpers, rigs, 5,000,000 to 20,000,000 gallons of water (calculate the trips for millions), chemical additives to…"
Tuesday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"This was a major clear cut for the hockey stadium; plenty of smaller ones"
Tuesday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"BOWDOIN's GREEN FIST...photos of their clear cuts not replaced with comparable forest habitat as far as I know. Tremendous loss of CO2 conversion and carbon storage."
Tuesday
DarrylMueller left a comment for Willem Post
"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…"
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CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING

A nearby farm in Hartford, Vermont has 200 acres of open fields, plus 700 acres of woodland. During a recent logging operation, the trunks of the high quality healthy trees were set aside and cut to 8.5, 10.5 and 12.5 ft lengths, for transport to lumber mills, and the less valuable material, such as tops of trees and branches, misshapen trees, standing dead trees, sickly trees, etc., were gathered and piled up for chipping. The less valuable material is fed into very large chippers. It is a…See More
Monday
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Willem Post's blog post The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking
"EV's - Why the cobalt market needs Congo’s “illegal” miners https://www.mining.com/web/why-the-cobalt-market-needs-congos-illegal-miners/"
Jul 15
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"Dan, Wind displacing gas turbine plants is a fable.  Germany  with more and more wind is putting in MORE of the 60%-efficient gas turbine plants. Gas turbine plants will NOT be displaced, because they are needed for peaking, filling in…"
Jul 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NY's Hamptons: "Seeing turbines on the far horizon would be unacceptable"
"Long Islander, That photo is a real HOUSE owned by a Wall Street billionaire. It is one of the largest houses in the US. Wall Street billionaires are in favor of wind, as long as it is not in THEIR backyard. In any case ANYTHING OFFSHORE MUST BE…"
Jul 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NY's Hamptons: "Seeing turbines on the far horizon would be unacceptable"
"Lon Islander, That photo is a real HOUSE owned by a Wall Street billionaire. It is one of the largest houses in the US. Wall Street billionaires are in favor of wind, as long as it is not in THEIR backyard. In any case ANYTHING OFFSHORE MUST BE…"
Jul 13
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The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking

The math behind “The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking”A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the rush to demand, or predict, an energy future that is entirely based on wind/solar and batteries, freed from the “burden” of the hydrocarbons that have fueled societies for centuries. Regardless of one’s opinion about whether, or why, an energy…See More
Jul 11
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Vineyard Wind dealt blows on two fronts: Edgartown commission rejects cables; feds delay EIS
"696-ft Tall Wind Turbines Highly Visible From Martha‘s Vineyard South Shore   The wind turbines would be located about 12 to 14 miles from Martha’s Vineyard south shore. The masts and rotors would be clearly visible during daytime…"
Jul 11

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CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING

A nearby farm in Hartford, Vermont has 200 acres of open fields, plus 700 acres of woodland. During a recent logging operation, the trunks of the high quality healthy trees were set aside and cut to 8.5, 10.5 and 12.5 ft lengths, for transport to lumber mills, and the less valuable material, such as tops of trees and branches, misshapen trees, standing dead trees, sickly trees, etc., were gathered and piled up for chipping.

 

The less valuable material is fed into very large…

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Posted on July 15, 2019 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking



A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining…

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Posted on July 11, 2019 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

HOW RESOURCES ARE SELECTED AND PRICES ARE SET IN THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS

The New England high voltage grid provides electricity throughout New England. There are several hundred electricity-generating plants directly connected to the grid via substations. In 2018, the total output of these plants was 103,702 GWh, about 84% of the total supply to the NE grid. The rest of the supply was 21,409 GWh via 3 connections to nearby grids. See URL.…

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Posted on July 4, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND SOLAR

Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified. Those costs, as c/kWh, could be quantified, but it is politically expedient, using various, often far-fetched reasons, to charge them to:

 

- Directly to ratepayers, via electric rate schedules, and/or added taxes, fees and surcharges on electric bills

- Directly to taxpayers, such as carbon taxes, user fees and surcharges.

- Directly to federal and state budgets and…

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Posted on June 29, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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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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