Dear journalists: whatever you do, don't ask how these glorious crusaders for the environment arrived in Davos.
Some would call it ironic, others hypocritical but whatever your level of cynicism, here are the facts: as its top global risks for 2018 and 2019 in terms of likelihood, this year's billionaire boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos listed "extreme weather conditions", i.e. global warming...... and yet, according to…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Schumer’s Green Energy Subsidies Cost Much More Than Trump’s Wall
This May Be the Greatest Renewables Story Ever Told
The carbon tax – a wolf in green clothing
Superior video: Infrasound caused by Industrial Wind Turbines
Study: Acoustics and Biological Structures
Report: Concerns about Wind Turbines and Human Health
US Supreme Court Decides Against Wind Developer
Added by Long Islander on January 21, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments
The bill would chart a path for Maine to get all its power from renewable sources by 2030, transforming the economy and creating clean-energy-sector jobs. In important ways, it mirrors national aspirations to slow global warming that are embodied in controversial Green New Deal legislation being championed in Congress by another young newcomer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y...............................
More than 60 separate working titles…Continue
Usual $uspects Parade to Podium
The article (see link at the bottom) states "The company also has put bids into Connecticut and Rhode Island and officials have said they would consider selling to a corporation if the bid is not accepted by the PUC." However there is no mention of the fact that three weeks ago on 11/28/18, Weaver Wind's bid as well as the bids of five other Maine land-based wind projects were…Continue
Regrettably, the Sierra Club, in its Another Voice column, has issued egregious errors of fact.
The U.S. does not garner 30 percent of its power from industrial wind. The real number is around 4 percent (some say 8 percent and others, 6.3 percent) and this is often disputed as well, as these heavy fossil fuel constructed and maintained machines also draw conventional power when the wind does not blow, to stabilize, heat and cool.
Facts are also: bird and bat kills are…
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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law in 2010:
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 – the number is likely to be at least 1,000 and perhaps as…Continue
The company, a subsidiary of Emirati investment vehicle Mubadala Investment Company, on Tuesday announced its share purchase agreement to buy British developer John Laing Group's interest in wind farms in Texas and New Mexico. While the exact dollar value of the deal has not been disclosed, Masdar's leadership described it as being "north of $100 million."
Read the full article at the following weblink:…Continue
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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:37am — No Comments
Just a reminder –
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Wednesday, January 16, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.
If you are unable…Continue
The EUT Committee will provide an opportunity for interested parties to introduce themselves and the organization(s) they represent during its afternoon meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Due to the anticipated number of interested parties,…Continue
Democratic Rep. Seth Berry said the report will likely have little impact under Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has voiced support for promoting renewable energy. Mills’ office didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.
World Fossil Fuel Percentage Unchanged for Over 43 years
In the 1970s the big worry was fossil fuels would soon run out, and so we should “use them wisely”. But in the 1980s the risk changed to one of an overheating planet, and so we should “leave them in the ground.”
This article shows unchanged fossil energy use from 1970 to 2013, a period of 43 years. See URL…Continue
Remember the Maine Power Reliability Project ?
Now comes Offshore Wind with Offshore Transmission.
"NEW ENGLAND is in the midst of an energy sea…Continue
Have you ever wondered why "smart meters" ? well, here it is
use this URL to access the pull down menues....well organized.
Two things stand out:
First, they have a tremendous amount of all forms of renewable energy, the bulk in hydro generated , 177,091 GigaWattHours generated and 31,610 GigaWattHours purchased.
The all-renewable dogma of the Green New Deal looks yet more absurd because it is being promoted at the very same time that more and more landowners and politicians in rural areas are fighting against renewable-energy projects. Consider what is happening in Vermont, the home state of Bernie Sanders, the U.S. senator and former presidential candidate. Sanders, along with Ocasio-Cortez, was among the early champions of the Green New Deal. But wind projects in Vermont are facing strong…Continue
As state senators for Aroostook County, we plan to usher in a new era of renewable energy investment in our state. And that means talking with our neighbors in other New England states about the benefits of siting projects in Maine to help them reach their renewable energy goals, while at the same time inviting investment that helps us with property tax relief, jobs, and energy security.