Ron Huber's Blog Posts Tagged 'Dagher' (8)

ME AquaVentus floating windfarm federal review is starting. Critical pub mtgs in St George 2/28/17. Help prepare/be there!

The federal process has begun for the UMaine's Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) project to build a pair of full scale floating wind turbines off Monhegan. Please help us have the greatest impact possible at the three coming meetings on ensuring it not threaten birds, the View, and shellfish - particularly lobster larvae.

On February 28 and March 1,2017 the US Dept of Energy will hold three scoping sessions:

* Two on Feb 28 at St. George Fire Dept meeting room. 2 to 4:00…


Added by Ron Huber on February 5, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

DeepCwindies meet in Northport - news coverage & podcast of keynote

TV news about the ocean windturbines issue - I floated my "this could harm the lobster larvae" factoid out there. Listen to Dr Dagher's 1hr keynote speech…

Added by Ron Huber on October 20, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Are windpower researchers "welfare queens in white coats?"

Over at the The Oil Drum a new take on that old question asked decades ago about subsidizing wind,solar, hydro and lunar energy…

Added by Ron Huber on September 7, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Maine DeepCwind Consortium: will it factor in the climate-altering effects of their ocean energy extraction plans?

Or must it be pushed into meeting its ethical responsibility to avoid lasting harm to the climate?…

Added by Ron Huber on July 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rockport Wind Forum: Ragged Mountain plan; UMaine Prof says no more land windfarms: its time to go 20-50 miles offshore.

The May 20, 2010 wind energy forum at the Rockport Opera House was extraordinary for several reasons. Listen to podcasts of the meeting; below the picture.

1.Camden Windfarm Plan. On June 15th George Baker and assorted hangers-on will present a plan to Camden Select Board for a Ragged Mountain windfarm. The wind snatchers have set their eyes on the Camden Hills. (cont'd below picture) Already a meteorological tower has been set up. But don't worry,…

Added by Ron Huber on May 21, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

U Maine's offshore wind vision in one graphic

This diagram is also available online on the KJ's website Click here. This sends a chill through a cod hunter's heart


Added by Ron Huber on May 13, 2010 at 2:51am — 1 Comment

FOIA'd MDEP and BPL post-legislature wind, wave and tidal energy documents for March 24th to April 9, 2010.

Used the Maine Freedom of Access Act to request documents from DEP and BPL from close of committee decision on LD 1810 to two weeks later when filed request.…


Added by Ron Huber on April 29, 2010 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Cape Wind: Maine public radio news gets it righter than most

There but for the grace of ...I'm assured that decades of litigation shall be wreaked upon the hapless Cape Wind Wannabes that want to set their poles in the seafloor off Massachusetts.

Maine public radio's story is better coverage than…

Added by Ron Huber on April 29, 2010 at 1:32am — 4 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 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?" 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.”

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