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VERMONT CO2 REDUCTION OF EVs IS BASED ON A MISREPRESENTATION

Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital cost for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 billion/y for at least 33 years, per Energy Action Network annual report. See URLs.

 

http://eanvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EAN-2015-Annual-Report-Low-Res-Final.pdf …

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Added by Willem Post on March 21, 2020 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

ENERGY ACTION REPORT TO REDUCE CO2 IN VERMONT

Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital cost for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 billion/y for at least 33 years, per Energy Action Network annual report. See URLs.

 

http://eanvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EAN-2015-Annual-Report-Low-Res-Final.pdf …

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Added by Willem Post on March 16, 2020 at 12:30pm — No Comments

VERMONT FORESTS AND CO2 ABSORPTION

After 2015, the method of calculating CO2 absorption by Vermont's forests, etc., was changed to conform with EPA and international standards.

 

As a result, the higher values of the old method were replaced with the lower values of the new method.

For example, 8.23 million metric ton in 2015 (old) became 4.39 million Mt in 2015 (new), about 47% less.

  

If Vermont were to reduce overall CO2 to lower levels, then forests would absorb an increasing percentage…

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Added by Willem Post on March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm — 20 Comments

VERMONT IS GOING TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET REGARDING FOOLISH ENERGY SYSTEMS

The "Global Warming Solutions Act" bill was passed by the House Energy and Technology Committee on a 7-2 vote and moved to the House Appropriations Committee, which rubber-stamped the bill. A House vote passed the bill, 105 - 37, a few days later. The Senate is next to vote.

 

GWSA converts the CO2 aspirational goals of the Comprehensive Energy PlanCEP, to legal mandates

GWSA requires state government to come up with…

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Added by Willem Post on February 15, 2020 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

THE PROPER BASIS FOR CALCULATING CO2 OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Go to any Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, etc., parking lot and you see at least 60% four-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive SUVs/crossovers/pick-up trucks.

 

People own these vehicles for many reasons, especially to drive on snowy, icy, hilly, pothole, muddy, rutted roads during cold winters.

Pure EVs would lose up to 40% of their already-limited range.

A full-battery, 200-mile range, would become a mere 120 miles.

 

A hybrid would be…

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Added by Willem Post on February 9, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

LIQUID AIR ENERGY STORAGE (LAES) IN VERMONT

Recently, Vermont Electric Co-op and Highview Power, were musing a liquid air energy storage, LAES, plant, using excess wind electricity generated with wind turbine plants, to be installed, in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, NEK.

 

Baker-Hughes is an advisor regarding LAES to Highview Power.

Baker-Hughes estimates the all-in, turnkey cost (financing, operating,…

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Added by Willem Post on February 7, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

A $1.0 BILLION OBAMA SOLAR FIASCO IN THE SOUTHWEST DESERT WENT BANKRUPT

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Added by Willem Post on February 4, 2020 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

1600 NEW COAL POWER PLANTS PLANNED TO BE BUILT AROUND THE WORLD

While DISGUSTA, Maine, folks are going nuts because the world is going to come to an end, if they do not blanket NORTHERN MAINE with wind turbines everywhere, the REST OF THE WORLD is busy ADDING 1600 NEW coal plants.

THESE KNOW-NOTHINGS ARE HELL-BENT to UGLIFY MAINE and make Maine much more expensive to "live" in.

Vote out Governor Mills and get rid of her lackey appointees in November, the only rational solution.

Maine needs term limits on House members and…

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Added by Willem Post on February 3, 2020 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

COMPARISON OF TESLA MODEL S AND MODEL 3, BASED ON REAL-WORLD DRIVING CONDITIONS

Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital cost for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 BILLION PER YEAR FOR AT LEAST 33 YEARS, according to the Energy Action Network annual report.

https://outside.vermont.gov/sov/webservices/Shared%20Documents/2016CEP_Final.pdf

 

The CEP projects plug-ins and EVs as shown in table 1.

The…

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Added by Willem Post on January 27, 2020 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC.

Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital cost for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 billion/y for at least 33 years, according to the Energy Action Network annual report. See URLs.

 

http://eanvt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/EAN-2015-Annual-Report-Low-Res-Final.pdf …

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Added by Willem Post on January 25, 2020 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS AND WOOD-BURNING APPLIANCES FOR VERMONT HOUSES

Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 BILLION PER YEAR FOR AT LEAST 33 YEARS, according to the Energy Action Network annual report.

 

The CEP has a goal to install about 35,000 air source heat pumps, ASHPs, by 2025, and projects:

 

About 63% of building space heating* and domestic hot water, DHW, from renewable electricity (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.)

About 34% of…

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Added by Willem Post on January 16, 2020 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

RESIDENTIAL AND OTHER GSHP SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND

Ground source heat pump systems, GSHPs, are becoming the preferred way to electrically heat and cool a house, an apartment building, or a university campus, or a medical center, etc. This is especially the case in northern European countries, such as The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. See Appendix.

 

The big plus for nearby people (and flora and fauna, and forests), due to not burning trees and fossil fuels, will be no…

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Added by Willem Post on January 2, 2020 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

EFFICIENCIES OF WOOD STOVES IN THE US AND IN EUROPE

This article explains in detail how the efficiencies of wood stoves are calculated using the higher heating value or lower heating value of the fuel. In case of condensing wood stoves, the higher heating value must be used.

 

The US uses higher heating value, HHV, as the basis for calculating efficiency, Europe uses lower heating value, LHV.

 

This leads to European stoves having calculated efficiencies greater than US stoves, which deceives lay people in the US,…

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Added by Willem Post on December 9, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

DARTMOUTH BIOMASS BOILER EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO 351 WOOD-FIRED HOUSEHOLD STOVES AT ONE POINT

Dartmouth College was planning to replace the existing oil-fired central steam heating plant with a tree-burning hot water heating plant.

Dartmouth College held several public meetings during which there were numerous objections from nearby residents regarding the up to 16 eighteen-wheelers per day delivering wood chips, and regarding the harmful air pollution of the plant.

Dartmouth College present and former environmental professors also were opposed to the wood-burning…

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Added by Willem Post on November 18, 2019 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

No, Congress will not extend the PTC

No, Congress will not extend the PTC

In…

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Added by Willem Post on November 14, 2019 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

PROTECTING BOILERS AGAINST FLUE GAS CONDENSATION

PROTECTING BOILERS AGAINST FLUE GAS CONDENSATION

https://www.achrnews.com/articles/135513-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…

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Added by Willem Post on November 5, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

THE CASE AGAINST INTENSIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN MAINE

THE CASE AGAINST INTENSIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN MAINE http://www.forestecologynetwork.org/BANDY22.htm

by LeRoy Bandy, PhD and Barbara Bandy, M.S.

For references and more information, consult the Bandy's bibliography on clearcutting.

The forestland of Maine is sometimes referred to as the Northern…

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Added by Willem Post on October 25, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

DARTMOUTH RECONSIDERING WHETHER TO BUILD BIOMASS PLANT

By JOHN P. GREGG, Valley News Staff Writer, Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is reconsidering whether to rely on a proposed biomass plant to heat its campus after prominent alumni environmentalists said burning wood chips contributes to global warming.

 

“At this point, biomass is still on the table, but we are going through a process to kind of confirm if that makes sense,” Josh Keniston, the Dartmouth’s vice president for institutional…

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Added by Willem Post on September 25, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED ABOVEGROUND LIVE BIOMASS

Vermont has the 4th highest percentage of forest coverage, after Maine, New Hampshire and Virginia. According to the USFS, based on 2015 satellite data, Vermont had about 4,511,000 acres of forest, of which 4,288,000 acres were classified as timberland.

 

Only about 3,050,000 acres of the timberland acres were considered “accessible, ecologically appropriate for logging” by BERC, a pro-logging industry consultant. However, that does not mean all of the 3,050,000 acres…

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Added by Willem Post on August 29, 2019 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

DARTMOUTH'S PLANNED BIOMASS PLANT WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE

Dartmouth’s planned biomass plant would only make things worse

https://www.vnews.com/Column-Burning-Forests-for-Heat-at-Dartmouth-27594239

 

GEORGE M. WOODWELL, WILLIAM SCHLESINGER and JOHN D. STERMAN

We are three Dartmouth College alumni who have led major scientific programs and research institutions dealing in part with forests as cause…

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Added by Willem Post on August 9, 2019 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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