CADMUS, an energy consultant hired by the Vermont Department of Public Service, performed a survey of 77 ASHPs at 65 sites in Vermont.
CADMUS and VT-DPS concluded, on average, an owner…Continue
Motions filed this week are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change a ruling that could price many renewables out of the PJM capacity market, while driving up prices for consumers.
FERC’s Minimum Offer Price Rule, or MOPR, calls for PJM to set minimum bids for state-subsidized electricity generators in those auctions. The rule…Continue
.................Blittersdorf cites a hostile political climate for his recent decision, and he credits Gov. Phil Scott, who campaigned on opposing industrial wind development in 2016, as the main force behind this new reality.
“In 2012 there were over a dozen wind projects in development. Now there are none,” he said. “This is truly a sad state of affairs for Vermont. Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. We must combat the carbon emissions crisis and move to a…Continue
Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?
This working paper from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago finds that average retail electricity prices in states after the passage of a renewable energy mandate are 11 percent higher after seven years and 17 percent higher…
It's curious that there's no mention in this article that the turbines would be spread out on three sides of the 7,000-plus acre Great Heath the largest peatland in the state and an area the state protects. See earlier post:…Continue
Excerpts from the speech are below. See links at bottom of this post for the full speech. Note that there is no reference in the speech to onshore wind. Onshore wind has become a very controversial topic since it was first rammed down Mainers' throats over 10 years ago. Many politicians will thus avoid its mention. However, mere avoidance of referring to onshore wind in politicians' speeches should not cause anyone to drop their guard. The threat continues to be real and various areas are…Continue
Young people without insider connections must leave Maine to find decent work while the lunatics running the asylum steadily waste tax dollars to further destroy competitiveness.
Just like cars, e-buses are more expensive than their internal-combustion peers – $300,000 or so compared with less than $150,000. Range is an issue, too. Today’s batteries…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Special interest groups vow to continue push for energy credits
Wind Energy Lobbyists Still Beating Solar Lobbyists in DC
NY Energy Bill from Cuomo to Consumers Could Top $47 Billion!
50,000 Tons Of Non-Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades Dumped In The Landfill
US Congress approves Historic Funding for Nuclear
Federal setbacks to nuclear energy will harm climate
Europe’s Green Energy Policy Is A Complete…
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By Michael Shepherd, BDN Staff • January 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Updated: January 17, 2020 4:21 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine — A dark-money group that has aired ads opposing Central Maine Power’s proposed hydropower corridor was hit with a Friday ethics complaint by a political committee funded by the utility in a move that could force the group to disclose donors.
It’s the second ethics complaint in the nascent campaign over the $1 billion corridor that would take Hydro-Quebec power to the…Continue
HELP WANTED: EXPERIENCED INDUSTRIAL WIND FIGHTERS
Clifton is again in the sights of big money wind developer SWEB of New Brunswick and Austria. The MDEP is almost ready to have a public meeting on the project. You can access the application on the DEP website. Look for Silver Maple Wind Energy Facility Application. The meeting may be about Feb. 4 at Comins Hall in Eddington. That may not be how it works out…Continue
Government planning and subsidies will make America the world’s green-energy superpower, create millions of jobs, and supercharge the economy—or so we’re told.
The reality is closer to Crescent Dunes, a Nevada solar-energy plant that has gone…Continue
The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, has a goal to install about 35,000 air source heat pumps, ASHPs, by 2025, and projects:
About 63% of building space heating* and domestic hot water, DHW, from renewable electricity (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.)
About 34% of building space heating and DHW, from wood burning (cordwood/pellet) and bio liquids.
About 3% of building space heating and DHW, from fossil fuels burning.
Stewardship of our natural world is certainly a good thing. However, a huge divide exists between urban centers divorced from the natural world, and a rural population who daily live in it. The urban population uses virtue signaling through environmental mandates that sound good, but don’t actually work. Meanwhile, rural folks have to live with the visual impacts of mountain top wind turbines that kill birds and bats by the thousands, forests torn by transmission lines, and the economic…Continue
Move would offer US natural gas producers an alternative to congested pipelines
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Ten former state environmental officials and advocates lend their support to Mainers for Clean Energy Jobs, a coalition of business and union groups that backs the $1 billion transmission line.
A coalition of business and union groups backing Central Maine Power’s $1 billion transmission line proposal has won the support of nearly a dozen former state environmental officials and advocates.
Mainers for Clean Energy Jobs – which comprises individuals,…Continue
If successful, the global warming hustle will reclaim power from the people and return it to the kings and queens, lords and ladies who mean to rule over what's left of the world they destroy. It will be the greatest con ever executed. The charade is so vast and so vile that if it comes crashing down, not a single Western government will survive. These are the stakes they created to swap freedom with…Continue
" Vermont allows for the use of HQ and NYPA attributes for REC compliance , which are not currently eligible in other states."
With Maine out of the picture of procuring RECs from the NECEC project because of it"s 100 megawatt limit, I wonder if Vermont would consider securing RECs from the project to reach it's 75% renewable standard by 2032 ?
Why not just invest the funds in unicorn saddles?
Jan 11, 2020
Opposition is growing around a regional climate compact…