Notice below how Connecticut has managed to stay White in this Progression over time yet they have the highest requirement to produce. Maine Exceeded its Federal obligations in 2011.
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An abundance of natural gas and more efficient power plants have helped reduce the wholesale price of energy,.......
No mention of how Wind saved us a crapload of money...... Wonder why?
Connecticut regulators approved a nearly 20 percent cut, or an average $31 a month, for residential customers of…Continue
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I find this strange, that if wind is so green, that Hawaii emits 1.9lb of CO² per kWh delivered to their customers, with Texas at 1.8lb. The two highest wind producers/users yet they burn a lower percentage of fossil fuels. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yz2BdmzJgFRGsZmPngbMMn6Z-u10B28D3MgjlXL3nE0/pubhtml
Seems these people beat me to it, though I was more kind to the…Continue
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The report says three key practices could cut agricultural emissions significantly; eliminating ploughing, to cut emissions from soil disturbance; improved nutrient and water management in rice production; and wider use of agroforestry, involving growing trees on farms. – Climate News Network
An erstwhile wind warrior grabbed his camera this week and sent in these sad photos of the Oakfield Wind project, still under construction, but with enough turbines up so the impact is clear. First Wind bamboozled the Town of Oakfield with a so-called collaboration with a poor town that was eager for tax revenues and landowners eager to get leasing income. Again, First Wind laughs all the way to the bank, having taken over the town at a cheap, rock-bottom price. Then DEP Commissioner Aho…Continue
Wind power critic and author Mike Bond, a Maine native, will be discussing his book "Killing Maine" on Friday, August 8 at Sherman's Books at 49 Exchange St in Portland, ME. The event starts at 7 PM. Please come if you can to support Mike and to speak to the others about the scourge of industrial wind power.…Continue
Here is a news release from NREL regarding replacement of coal fired electrical energy - Someone is smokin' something at NREL!! Or the Obama administration has resorted to ordering agency heads to support his climate agenda. And of course they will do it - because once he is gone they will never ever ever have a position like the one they have today! And once they are gone the fraud will be exposed!…Continue
One of the facts about wind production here in Maine is that it is inconsistent and not suitable for inclusion in a grid that is perfectly designed for gas, hydro or biofuel production. We have known this and have spoken out about it for years. FERC is just now making a case for the problem.…Continue
You have heard "Bigger is Better" and that is just what the wind industry is planning.But what are the costs and ramifications of "bigger."
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For those of you who don't have to look through flashing lights and rotating blades, if we have a clear sky go outside starting tonight for the next week and see the Perseid Meteor Shower. Here are some tips that might make it more fun.…Continue
One of the foremost wind power activists in the Northeast is Mary Kay Barton of upstate New York, the only area in the eastern USA with more industrial wind turbines than Maine. She has published a scathing analysis of wind power in Master Resource. …Continue
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Emera and CMP are scheming to build more lines to beef up their grid for wind, which will in turn raise our rates again. Our rates go up so citizens of NY and Connecticut can get power from our windmills. Maine already has the highests rates in the nation for power, why not make it more!…Continue
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In the surreal world of battling wind power, lawsuits are numerous, long, costly and too often favoring the industry. Not in this case!
In July 2014, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued their first eagle take permit to EDF Renewable Energy for the Shiloh IV wind project in Solano County, CA.
In response to comments requesting a longer term in order to provide lasting certainty for developers, on Dec. 9, 2013, the FWS had extended the maximum term to…Continue
The PPH has written an article touting wind again. It says 66 gigawatts of wind power has been installed nationwide, which we all know is actually only a quarter of that amount or 17 gigawatts. They say 66 gigs is about 5% of the total US consumption, but at 25% it is minuscule. They also say that the average cost of wind is now 2.35 cents per kilowatt hour, but is only like that because of the generous subsidies. This might be a reply alert.…Continue
Colorado is the big benefactor in the extention of the PTC by Congress. Vestas has built three plants there to make parts for wind turbines. It is totally built on the backs of taxpayers, as they wwere almost out of business when the PTC expired last year. Since its 1 year reinstatement, business is booming.…Continue
The last I have really heard about Saving Maine was that they were going all out in their effort to publicly blacken the reputation of Friends of Maine's Mountains. Since then has Saving Maine been doing anything positive? Any news on their effort to collect signatures and repeal the wind act? I went to their web site and it looks just as dormant as when I visited many months ago. I can't find any recent mentions of them in the press. Does anybody know if they're doing any tangible work in…Continue
Following the First Wind model, SunEdison is losing money hand over fist while taking on astronomical debt. Apparebntly they hope to make up for their unprofitability with volume. This paid off for FW because Paul Gaynor found the proverbial 'Greater Fool' in SunEdison. But will SunEdison ever find a greater fool to bail them out? It's not likely.…Continue