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1,500 Private Jets To Descend On Davos This Week, Up 50% From Last Year

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…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 21, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: January 21, 2019

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

President Trump…

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Added by Long Islander on January 21, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Maine lawmakers propose dozens of bills, including a "Green New Deal."

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…

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Added by Long Islander on January 20, 2019 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Weaver Wind DEP Meeting - "It’s going to benefit the colonial masters of the state of Maine" (Ellsworth American)

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…

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Added by Long Islander on January 19, 2019 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Sierra Club disputed on wind power claims

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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Added by Long Islander on January 19, 2019 at 10:24am — No Comments

Gov Mills' New Innovation Head Pingree on the Maine Wind Law

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…

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Added by Long Islander on January 17, 2019 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company chooses wind energy for its first North American investment

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:…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 17, 2019 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Public Hearing, January 31st at 1:00 PM for about an hour Cross Building, Room 211

LD 13, HP0014An Act To Allow Microgrids That Are in the Public Interest…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

Public Hearing, January 29th at 1:00 PM for about 4 hours Cross Building, Room 211

LD 41, HP0042An Act To Replace Net Energy Billing with a Market-based Mechanism…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:37am — No Comments

The Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.

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…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

EUT Interested Party Introductions January 24th

 EUT Interested Party Introductions January 24th

 

 

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,…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

MAINE WIND ENERGY ADVISORY COMMISSION - REPORT Dated 1/2/19 (FINAL)

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.

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Seth Berry

Berry described…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 11:49am — 4 Comments

NUCLEAR A MORE RATIONAL WAY FORWARD THAN WIND AND SOLAR

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…

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Added by Willem Post on January 15, 2019 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Socialized Cost Of Transmission In ISO-NE

Remember the Maine Power Reliability Project ?

CMP managed to get ISO-NE to agree it was for regional benefits, consequently, Maine's proportional cost was 8% of the total socialized cost.

Now comes Offshore Wind with Offshore Transmission.

"NEW ENGLAND is in the midst of an energy sea…

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Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

The New Smart Grid Explained From A Ratepayer's Perspective And In Ordinary Language

§3143. Declaration of policy on smart grid infrastructure

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. 
 A. "Smart grid" means the integration of information and communications innovations and infrastructure with the…
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Added by Dan McKay on January 13, 2019 at 8:42am — 5 Comments

Battery STUPIDITY!

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Added by John F. Hussey on January 12, 2019 at 12:50pm — 2 Comments

SMART METERS : PASSIVE TO ACTIVE STATUS

Have you ever wondered why "smart meters" ? well, here it is 

 Declaration of policy on smart grid infrastructure

Added by Dan McKay on January 12, 2019 at 10:26am — 8 Comments

HYDRO QUEBEC RESOURCES....extensive and very well documented.

use this URL to access the pull down menues....well organized.   

http://www.hydroquebec.com/sustainable-development/energy-environment/hydropower.html

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.

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on January 11, 2019 at 10:34am — 3 Comments

Robert Bryce on "The New Green Deal"

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…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 11, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Two Maine senators solicit Rhode Island for wind money in RI newspaper

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.

One…

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Added by Long Islander on January 10, 2019 at 8:00pm — 17 Comments

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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