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The Golden Fleece is on VPIRG’s back

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rome board gets more time to develop wind energy ordinance

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 8, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Citizens Need Lobotomies if they allow wind TIFs

Getting property values reduced,noise, and natural environment destroyed is the " benefit" accrued by wind shyster's projects. Allowing them tax breaks for these "benefits" is breathtaking and indeed insane.

Just Say No!

Added by arthur qwenk on September 5, 2016 at 7:50pm — 2 Comments

PPH - Rhode Islanders Reject Wind as Their Wind Energy Mandates Foist it on Mainers

Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first U.S. state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live......Rhode Island is tiny and densely populated. And people who like the idea of wind energy in the abstract rarely want it near their own backyards, …

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Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

When Corruption Rules

Added by Jim Wiegand on September 2, 2016 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

North America’s first proposed offshore wind project

Back in 1992, before Bill Clinton’s slimy administration came along,  a Danish consortium (consisting primarily of Vestas-Danish Wind Technology proposed an offshore wind turbine project consisting of 20-30 turbines in the breakwater at the Cabrillo Beach fishing pier in San Pedro CA .

 

The only selling point for the project was that promoters were falsely claiming this project would save 70,000 barrels of oil and eliminate…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on September 2, 2016 at 1:03pm — 3 Comments

NREL: How Will The Eastern U.S. Accommodate More Wind And Solar?

"More Wind And Solar?"…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 1, 2016 at 12:52pm — 8 Comments

How electricity providers siphoned more than $20M from customers

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 31, 2016 at 3:24pm — No Comments

UMaine's Habib Dagher slams Hoover Dam's capacity factor in praising wind but ignores dispatchability

".....But the massive Hoover Dam, which has a nameplate capacity of 2,000 megawatts, has a capacity factor of only 25 percent. That’s because the flow of a river, like wind, fluctuates over time. So a 50 percent capacity factor for offshore wind energy is actually pretty decent".…

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Added by Long Islander on August 31, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Tidal power firm nabs $5.4 million federal grant for Maine project

"Time to Dive for another round of…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 31, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley: Trump can get rid of wind energy ‘over my dead body’

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the author of the original wind energy tax credit in 1992, said a hypothetical President Trump wouldn’t be able to get rid of wind power in the U.S. as long as he’s alive. The GOP nominee has railed for years that…

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Added by Long Islander on August 31, 2016 at 6:38am — 3 Comments

MidAmerican's 2-GW Wind XI

"Iowa board approves"…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 30, 2016 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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