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Green China? The Country Could Mine 400 Million More Tons Of Coal

China could add as much as 400 million tons of coal capacity over the next two years, according to analysts at the consulting firm Woods Mackenzie.

That’s about a 10 percent increase in China’s coal production capacity, which is a stark contrast to the country’s talk about closing coal mines to reduce excess capacity and fight air pollution, according to Bloomberg. “For all its talk…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 25, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Public Wind Meeting Today at 6PM in Eastbrook

The meeting is today (Sep 25) at 6:00pm at the Eastbrook Community Center on Route 200. This is your chance to hear the old First Wind gang that has come back to life in the  form of "Longroad Energy:.

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Public Meeting Next Tuesday, Sep 25 on Weaver Wind

A public meeting on the proposal is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m.…

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Added by Long Islander on September 25, 2018 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

PPH Article on Governor LePage's Wind Energy Commission

In his nine-page resignation letter, O’Neil wrote that he “would have preferred an open public process and discourse,” but accepted the governor’s invitation to join the commission in hopes that it would produce “a credible and actionable report.” However, O’Neil also criticized the commission’s focus on western and coastal Maine – as well as its focus on wind turbines’ potential impacts on tourism – as too narrow for a statewide issue.

Read the article here:…

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Added by Long Islander on September 25, 2018 at 6:16am — 2 Comments

Lisa Linowes: Wind Growth after PTC Expiration

“The US Treasury estimates the PTC will cost taxpayers $40.12 billion in the period from 2018–2027, making it, by far, the most expensive energy subsidy under current tax law.”

“After billions in public hand-outs, the wind industry has never been able to stand on its own and there’s no reason to believe this will change. Tax…

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Added by Long Islander on September 24, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

For Your Amusement

All of the sudden, NextEra is an environmental champion. The Hypocrisy 
See link to Maine DEP NECEC project review : 
2018-08-27 NextEra's Response to 1st Proc Order.PDF  

Added by Dan McKay on September 23, 2018 at 9:56am — 3 Comments

FMM Consultant Resigns from Governor's Wind Commission

Thanking Governor Paul LePage for the “honor” of being appointed, Chris O’Neil has withdrawn from the controversial Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission. O’Neil is a private consultant and lobbyist who has represented Friends of Maine’s Mountains (FMM) since 2009.…

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Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Southern New England states using rural Maine as "their personal wind farm". (Ellsworth American)

I'm not sure why this Ellsworth-American article relates oil demand to wind power in Maine as we use virtually no oil to make electricity save for those occasional high demand times when electricity use peaks and natural gas supply is constricted because Massachusetts will not allow any new natural gas lines which would supply Maine with this desperately needed fuel. Moreover, we don't heat with electricity to any appreciable extent and despite the best efforts of environmental…

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Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2018 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Wind Companies, Nuclear Competing To Sell Connecticut 'Zero Carbon' Energy

Connecticut’s so-called “Zero Carbon” program required the bids to be in by Sept. 14 and the state “received more than 100 submissions” for solar, wind hydro and nuclear facilities, according to Chris Collibee, a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman.............................

Without replacement generating facilities, New England would face “rolling blackouts” to compensate for the loss of the nuclear plant,…

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Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2018 at 9:17am — No Comments

Why does the federal government still glorify wind turbines on the Lawrence Livermore website?

Certainly President Trump has been critical of wind power with regard to its deleterious effects on humans, bird and bat kills and general uselessness. When one sees the website of this research facility, funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy, glamorizing wind turbines on its Energy page,…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Paul Williamson's Apex Clean Energy continues to generate suspicion

Williamson of course used to head up the Maine Ocean Wind Industry Initiative.

On Sept. 10, Paul Williamson of Apex appeared before the town board in Yates, proud to announce that finally, after more than four years, a preliminary project layout for the Lighthouse Wind project would be presented on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Unbelievably, it was also announced that this great public unveiling would not be in Yates or Somerset but at the Ridgeway fire hall on Route 104 in Medina. A…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2018 at 11:52am — No Comments

Getting more visitors into the Maine woods can reduce ‘overtourism’ on the coast

What about the plans to decorate every ridgeline in interior Maine with 600' tall flashing wind turbines along with all the huge new transmission lines that they will require? These plans are baked into the state's current wind goals, created by Gov Baldacci and his wind industry friends in 2008.

BDN article

But there is a very different Maine, inland from the coast’s lobsters,…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Janet Mills: Create Maine Energy Commissioner Cabinet Post to Promote 100% Renewable Energy

September 20, 2018

Candidates for Governor Discuss Their Positions on Energy & the Environment…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2018 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

REPLACING NUCLEAR PLANTS WITH GAS TURBINE PLANTS IN NEW ENGLAND

New England has the highest electric rates of any region in the US.

New England has the worst wind and solar conditions of any region in the US, except the rainy, overcast US Northwest.

See NREL wind map and NREL solar map.

 

https://www.nrel.gov/gis/images/100m_wind/awstwspd100onoff3-1.jpg…

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Added by Willem Post on September 20, 2018 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

Elizabeth Warren Criticized for Climate Change Bill

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is leading a push to compel companies to disclose more information about how their businesses impact and could be impacted by climate change.

On Friday, Warren introduced the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2018, which would mandate that publicly traded companies provide extensive climate-related information, such as greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel investments, and risk management strategies for things like rising sea levels and increased…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 19, 2018 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Evidence Mounts Against Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbines



Massachusetts September 19, 2018



Falmouth No Brief Filed At October 2, 2018, Wind Turbine Trial





August 29, 2018, the Massachusetts Appeals Court sent the Town of Falmouth a warning they had not filed a brief for the October 2, 2018 wind turbine…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on September 19, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

May the Farce be With You

May the Farce be With You: Han Solo Preaches Climate Doom

And you thought the Death Star was dangerous. Speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit recently, a frothy and furry Harrison Ford --…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 17, 2018 at 9:47am — 1 Comment

You Can't Defy the Reality of Dense Energy Sources and Thermodynamics ,Ever! See Forbes article please.

Wind is the scam of this century,and battery  storage will only make it worse .

This factual article weighs the cost/ benefit of wind,and solar.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamestaylor/2017/08/17/batteries-impose-hidden-environmental-costs-for-wind-and-solar-power/#1fefdb16b4e1

Added by arthur qwenk on September 16, 2018 at 7:10pm — 1 Comment

Nearly 150 people attend Farmington PUC hearing on CMP power line proposal

Most of the opposition voiced at the meeting at UMaine Farmington stems from concerns about the impact the 145-mile transmission line through western Maine will have on the environment and tourism.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/14/more-than-30-people-testify-against-cmp-power-line-proposal-at-puc-hearing/

Added by Long Islander on September 15, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments

Any and all wind corruption and media lying can be reported here

Any and all wind corruption and media lying can be reported at the link below.

Send us your tips: anonymous, confidential and secure.
We rely on news tips from people like you to help us conduct our undercover…
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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 14, 2018 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Governor LePage announces the departure of Energy Office Director Steven McGrath

September 13, 2018

Governor's Office

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Contact: Peter Steele, communications director, 207-286-5086

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that Steven McGrath, director of the Governor's Energy Office, will step down effective September 14, 2018.

McGrath has worked alongside Governor LePage as head of the Governor's Energy Office since August, 2017. In this role he was responsible for moving the…

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Added by Long Islander on September 13, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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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 (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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