Pay attention to the big picture. America is selling off our wonderful cheap energy abroad, while the DC swamp is allowing fraudulent predatory corporations, to cheat the American taxpayer out of 100's of billions with their incredibly expensive wind energy. …Continue
Pumped storage hydro, PSH, is the largest-capacity form of grid energy storage available. As of 2017, the DOE Global Energy Storage Database reports, PSH accounts for over 96% of all tracked storage installations worldwide, with a total installed nameplate capacity of over 168 GW. The round-trip …Continue
Added by Willem Post on November 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
THIS IS IMPORTANT---IN FACT, CRITICAL
Nextera petitoning LUPC to expand expedited permitting area. LUPC will consider 12/13. Questions
to firstname.lastname@example.org 557-2535
All need to be aware of this and hopefully agree that "the line in the sand" needs to be drawn here. There are few more scenic areas in the State of Maine than the drive from Stratton to the Coburn Gore on Rt 27, especially at peak fall foliage. Approval of this application…Continue
Excerpted from BDN on 11/17/17:
CMP has been criticized because it invested $1.4 billion in a Maine Power Reliability Program to modernize and enhance transmission of its 40-year-old bulk power system in 2012. That program, and its smart grid system, appear to have done little to lessen the number of outages or to accurately track where power was out and when it would be restored.…Continue
by LAMAR ALEXANDER November 17, 2017 4:30 PM
It’s an expensive, wasteful subsidy to an inefficient industry. Congress is focused on making our backward tax code into something that encourages our nation’s instinct for creativity and innovation. As we look at all the wasteful and unnecessary tax breaks that are holding us back, I have a nomination: At the top of the list should be ending the quarter-century-old wind production tax credit now — not two years from…Continue
“They have a permit to cross the international border but they don’t have a permit to site the project on 192 miles of New Hampshire landscape. That is what the SEC will determine,” said Will Abbott, the vice president for policy with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which opposes the project.
“Their exuberance may be a bit premature,” he said. “We believe the evidence makes a clear argument why the permit should be denied. We feel very confident that there is…Continue
Overall, this is a continuation of the original bias in favor of Wind farming; a catalogue of all the wonderful benefits it will bring. This bias MUST END NOW! So here are my modifications:
6. Tangible Benefits. An applicant must demonstrate that a proposed wind energy development will establish environmental and economic improvements or benefits to the citizens of Maine attributable to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed development. The…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on November 17, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
This energy blog discusses several departures from current DEP practice in the areas of decommissioning, power purchase agreements, effect on electricity rates and setbacks.
Received this today from a person in the Maine wind opposition:
New England (and Maine) electricity prices have dropped by MORE THAN HALF since 2015. $8.3 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion in 2016. That’s the “energy” side of your light bill. The other half of your light bill is the CMP side; transmission & distribution. Has your light bill gone down? No. …Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on November 14, 2017 at 9:45pm — No Comments
As part of COP21, the US offered* a pledge to reduce emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. The emission reduction would be at a 14% more rapid rate during the 2015 - 2025 period, than during the 2005 - 2015 period, which was made easier, because it benefitted from the reduced burning of coal and increased burning of natural gas and generous subsidies that are scheduled to decrease in future years. See below table with 2025 targets based on EPA data from Page ES-10 of…Continue
Added by Willem Post on November 14, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments
How corrupt is the UK? According to UK Wind energy research, the UK is a more corrupt democracy than the US.
With approximately 6000 MW of installed capacity, Scotland has as much installed wind energy capacity as the state of California. At about 1/3 the size, this country has installed 3 times the density of deadly wind turbine rotor sweep per square mile as California. Most of this wind energy has been installed in prime golden eagle habitat that…Continue