The Social Benefits of Fossil Fuels Far Outweigh the CostsInexpensive power enables technological marvels, and even global warming has positive effects.An offshore oil platform in Huntington Beach, Calif. PHOTO: LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERSBy Joseph L. Bast and Peter Ferrara-- WSJAs several cities continue their suit against oil companies, The People of the State of California v. BP, Judge William Alsup has boiled the case down to its pivotal question. In March he ordered the legal counsels of both…See More
"There is no substitute for dense energy sources such as natural gas, oil, nuclear and others such as hydro. Here on earth, the air is non dense, and so is the sun,both of which are presently being harnessed by feckless…"
""A case in point is climate campaigners’ push for clean energy, whereas they write off nuclear power because it doesn’t fit their green utopian vision."
And here in Maine the Baldacci administration went even further when they…"
"WOW! Is this a powerful case study!
The problem is though that all our budding new minds, those under 30, have been indoctrinated by our corrupt education system, a system that avoids FACTS and promotes causes that have not proven…"
Climate Change Has Run Its CourseIts descent into social-justice identity politics is the last gasp of a cause that has lost its vitality.>ILLUSTRATION: DAVID GOTHARDBy Steven F. HaywardJune 4, 2018 6:54 p.m. ETClimate change is over. No, I’m not saying the climate will not change in the future, or that human influence on the climate is negligible. I mean simply that climate change is no longer a pre-eminent policy issue. All that remains is boilerplate rhetoric from the political class,…See More
"Angus is committed to nothing but HIMSELF and his financial aggrandizement from government "service" or federal subsidy scamming.
How Maine does not see through this unctuous self serving plutocratic carpetbagger is a tribute to his sleaze…"
Andrew Cuomo’s Wind Farm Won’t Fly Without FrackingNew York’s governor touts turbines while closing a nuclear plant. To fill the gap? Natural gas.Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2017. PHOTO: SETH WENIG/ASSOCIATED PRESSBy Robert Bryce,WSJMay 18, 2018 5:45 p.m. ET30 COMMENTSNew York’s…See More
I read your comment on Clifton upcoming vote. I tried to comment, but was unable to do so. I'm at camp and can't access my password to do so.
would you be willing to post: savingmaine.org Web sit for Clifton voter to visit? This site lays out the facts about Wind very well.
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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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 http://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?" http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/
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