An energy development company is requesting a zoning change for more than 700 acres of blueberry fields in eastern Hancock County where it hopes to establish a 100-megawatt solar farm.
The site in Township 16, on land owned by Elliott Jordan & Son Inc., is roughly a mile away from a wind turbine that is part of Novatus Energy’s 51-megawatt Hancock Wind farm which, according to a report by Vox, has the tallest land-based wind turbines in the…Continue
From the Boston Globe is an article that proves that those making our decisions for us are motivated by cash in their own pockets, not the good of the people. Jim Conroy splits his time between promoting politicians like Charlie Baker and being a promoter for Vineyard Wind LLC and Central Maine Power Co. Isn't that a…Continue
Proponents, including installers of solar systems, present many numbers, usually in not too clear a format, to show how profitable it is to have solar on your roof.
This article presents a spreadsheet analysis of two plans:
- Plan A, the Standard Plan, which is to invest in a rooftop solar system.
- Plan B, the Warren Buffett Plan, which is to invest in shares of AT&T that pay a…Continue
30 May 2018 at 10:00am
A wind turbine has burst into flames in the Cambridgeshire Fens.
Two fire crews were sent to the blaze at Doddington, near March, which sent parts of the structure tumbling to the ground, but they could only wait for it to burn out.
The cause of the fire is still unknown but it comes after storms and lightning strikes.…Continue
CMP Ratepayers Unite said late Monday that two Maine-based attorneys involved with the matter have retained a New York firm to take the lead, on behalf of utility customers who believe they have been overcharged. It said that Sumner H. Lipman and James Belleau have retained Napoli Schkolnik PLLC, to prepare a class action on behalf of these customers.
“We have been working very hard to hold CMP accountable for their actions,” the group said in a news…Continue
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It doesn’t take a genius to work out that wind power is the greatest economic and…Continue
Hope Cahan is 46 years old and has two children in Falmouth Middle School. She and her family moved to town from California last June.
She works as an environmental and transportation policy analyst..........
Cahan said she would like to do more to protect Falmouth’s open space while also pushing developers to incorporate…Continue
A MidAmerican Energy wind turbine caught fire about 10 p.m. Thursday north of Beaver in western Boone County.................................The wind tower stands 95 meters tall and is surmounted by a 2-megawatt Vestas turbine................…Continue
“The amount of electricity actually produced from the huge investment in wind power is not only very small, it is unreliable and may not be available to meet peak power demand during hot (still) summer days. And during winter storms, wind power may fall off because the winds are too strong.”
“AWEA should be ashamed of itself for bragging about the increase in installed wind capacity and leaving the rest of the story untold. But in the crony world of wind energy, image and half-truths…Continue
If a cold snap occurred, and if wind and solar were minimal, and if gas supply (after being politically restricted) were diverted from power plants to residential and commercial buildings for space heating (because of very cold weather), and if duel-fuel gas plants were to have insufficient gas and fuel oil supply, and if a plant or transmission outage occurred, and if electricity supply via tie lines with Canada and New York State were kept at present levels, then rolling black-outs likely…Continue
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A lithium ion battery big enough for…Continue
The company sought partnerships with wind developers, including now-Sen. Angus King’s Independence Wind............................
Cote and his co-founders saw the business as paving the way for integrating new renewable power sources with the regional grid, making it more flexible.
“The fundamental idea for bringing the storage technology to Maine residents and businesses was that — as Maine moves…Continue
At the urging of Sen. Tom Saviello, R-Wilton, selectmen are doing more research into the project, which they endorsed at the request of Central Maine Power in July 2017...................Governor LePage this week wrote a letter in support of NECEC that was sent to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Philippe Couillard, the premier of Quebec, in response to a letter Saviello and three others sent to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities expressing…Continue
BOSTON — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy, enough to power 400,000 homes.
The Vineyard Wind project will be Massachusetts’ first offshore wind farm and is expected to generate 800 megawatts of energy. That’s about 5.5 percent to 6 percent of the state’s total annual electric load.…Continue
FAILED: Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations, Blades and Cables
If Cape Wind was constructed as 130 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines, it would have failed.
Offshore wind blades, monopole foundations, and cables have failed featuring Cape Wind specifications,
(130) Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines.
The US has adopted the European monopole standard foundation design code (J101). Borrowing from oil and gas industries technology, they failed to…Continue
One of the worst features of both wind and solar energy is that they are terrible for the environment. Land-based wind turbines are bad enough, but offshore installations are a fiasco waiting to happen...........
It is remarkable that the heavy hand of government has lined up behind such a risky technology.............
In February, it was reported that Danish wind operator Ørsted must repair more than 600 wind turbines due to early…Continue
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Ocean-located turbines face one of the harshest environments on Earth. Turbines are battered by wind and waves, struck by lightning, and need to endure salt spray that is very corrosive to man-made structures.
In February, it was reported that Danish wind operator Ørsted must repair more than 600 wind turbines due to early blade failure. The blades are to be disassembled and brought to shore for repair after only five years of operation, at a cost on the order of $100…Continue
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