The RoxWInd small-scale wind project was approved July 26, 2019. Interested parties have until August 2 to comment.
My Comments :
STATEMENT : "The Department finds that a formal deed restriction of the meadow buffers is not necessary since any future development on the buffer areas is very unlikely due to their adjacency to the wind turbines, "
RESPONSE : This appears to admit real estate sales are very much influenced negatively by proximity to wind…Continue
The Institute for Energy Research and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy released a new study evaluating the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) from new and existing generation resources.
This innovative study takes into account several important considerations that other…
THE STATES ASSESS A PER TON CARBON DIOXIDE TAX ON FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS, WHILE ISO-NE ASSESSES AN ENERGY TAX ON RATEPAYERS TO RETAIN THE SAME PLANTS.
So, now the legislature will simply bypass current laws and make the PUC approve what they tell them to approve.
Not quite sure what this means, but all six New England State Governors signed on to this statement :
"Recognizing that the entire New England region has a stake in ensuring a reliable energy system that also produces affordable outcomes for consumers, the New England Governors commit to work together, in coordination with ISO New England and through the New England States…Continue
The rationing of electricity is underway .
"In practice, electric chillers would run during relatively low-cost off-peak hours (most likely at night) to freeze water to make ice. Then, when air conditioning load starts to rise on hot afternoons, the hospital’s HVAC system could be dialed back and the…Continue
Please take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a second public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Thursday, April 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.
Weaver Wind, LLC (applicant) filed a Natural Resources Protection Act permit application and a Site Location of Development permit application with the Department on…
Added by Dan McKay on March 7, 2019 at 2:18pm — No Comments
CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS
41. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(2) and (b)(3), Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of himself and a nationwide class (the “Class”) defined as follows:
The Class: all persons in the United States who reside on and lease or own residential property within three miles of a NextEra wind turbine.
The Subclass: all persons who reside on and lease or…
Added by Dan McKay on March 5, 2019 at 2:32pm — No Comments
It seems to me that all the biomass, natural gas and hopeful renewable energy plant owners who oppose the Hydro Project because it will hurt them financially might be forgetting something.
STATE OF MAINE
JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENERGY UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Sen. Mark Lawrence, Senate Chair…Continue
The people elected to represent you in Augusta are coming after you with their own green deal, offered so that you can't refuse.
They exclaimed "We're going to have to electrify transportation, heating and cooling" and the plan is to make it happen in twelve, yes twelve years from now.
Can there be solar and batteries providing grid power for some, while natural gas, hydro and biomass provide power for others ?
Based on this week's prices, Mainers can estimate the cost of heating by using the table below. Prices between various heating fuels are listed, and these prices are converted to a common heating unit value (dollars per million Btu).
Comparison of Heating Fuel Prices per Million Btu (February 4, 2019)
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"Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries."
"New England just approved 145 megawatts of …Continue
Well, they did it. Massachusetts and Rhode Island have sent their electricity prices soaring into the realm where wind power prices are competitive to fossil fuel.