Often there is much talk about how efficient new biomass boilers are. Such talk is a clever diversion to confuse/befuddle the lay public.
The below comparison shows the likely PM2.5 emissions of the proposed Dartmouth biomass boilers would be equivalent to 351 high-efficiency, wood-fired, household stoves at one point. *
* Note the comparing of high-efficiency vs high efficiency
November 13, 2019
By Steve Mistler
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills says she does not plan to get involved in a potential ballot campaign that could determine whether Central Maine Power (CMP) can build a controversial transmission line through Western Maine, even though…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Everything You Hear About Billion-Dollar Disasters Is Wrong
Wind turbines don’t lead to a windfall
Perpetual Infants: $100 Billion in Subsidies and US Wind & Solar Want More
NY State blows smoke to hide wind costs
California Subsidizes Natural Gas Plants to Prevent Widespread Blackouts
The Electric Car Fantasy
Germany stipulates turbine setbacks to be 3300± feet
Conventional Wind Energy…
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Offshore Vineyard Wind is Un-American
Courting foreign energy companies’ entry into the offshore renewable energy market undermines our energy goals.
“Instead of relying on foreign oil and foreign energy, we are now relying on American energy and American workers like never before.”
President Donald J. Trump…Continue
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The New York State Energy Research Development Authority really doesn’t want you to know how much you’ll have to pay for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s offshore-wind boondoggles.
Our recent editorial on this waste cited the Empire Center’s Ken Girardin, who’d found used the agency’s own public filings to deduce a cost to electric ratepayers statewide of some $6 billion for just the first wave of wind farms NYSERDA is subsidizing off the Long Island coast, vs. the ageny’s…
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The 20-year agreement requires CMP to buy electricity from an experimental floating wind turbine off the Maine coast.
Maine regulators approved a power contract with the experimental offshore wind project led by the University of Maine, an essential next step in the project’s development.
The 20-year power-purchase agreement requires Central Maine Power to buy electricity produced by a floating wind power project built by a partnership between the Maine Aqua Ventus consortium…Continue
A Canadian investment firm has acquired the roughly $150 million Weaver Wind project in Hancock County and intends to begin installing turbines on the state’s newest wind farm in February.
The land-based wind farm project, which has been in planning stages for five years, is scheduled to be up and running by October 2020. It will comprise 22 turbines and is expected to produce 72.6 megawatts of wind energy, enough to power 15,000 to 20,000 Maine homes annually. The…Continue
Also, some Opinions were published today
We are on first of two day Planning Commission hearings on this issue. If they approve (November 14), the issue will be appealed to the County Supervisors.
The DEIR/EIR is full of unmitigatible…Continue
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In June, Governor Mills signed bill requiring PUC to approve key contract allowing innovative project to move forward
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement today applauding the Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of a contract for Maine Aqua Ventus, a first-of-its-kind floating…
This easy to understand post that illustrates and give readers a peek into the imaginary world of wind energy impact research. The turbines at this site are about 400 feet tall and on a windy day, can easily launch small bird carcasses several hundred yards.
A nocturnal mass fatality event occurred at this wind farm. A huge Turbine just 50-100 feet away? Weekly/biweekly research cancelled because a large number of…
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PROTECTING BOILERS AGAINST FLUE GAS CONDENSATION
NON-CONDENSING BOILERS USING PROPANE OR NATURAL GAS
If the thermostats in the buildings connected to a boiler are set so the buildings can use the entire hot water output of a…Continue
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