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…Continue
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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:.
Public Meeting Next Tuesday, Sep 25 on Weaver Wind
A public meeting on the proposal is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m.…Continue
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.
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“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…
Thanking Governor Paul LePage for the “honor” of being appointed, Chris O’Neil has withdrawn from the controversial Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission.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.…
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…Continue
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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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,…Continue
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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…Continue
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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.
But there is a very different Maine, inland from the coast’s lobsters,…Continue
September 20, 2018
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.
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…Continue
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Massachusetts September 19, 2018
Falmouth No Brief Filed At October 2, 2018, Wind Turbine Trial
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And you thought the Death Star was dangerous. Speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit recently, a frothy and furry Harrison Ford --…
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.
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.
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Any and all wind corruption and media lying can be reported at the link below.
September 13, 2018
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…Continue
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