Eskutassis's Blog – September 2015 Archive (36)

New England’s biggest wind farm to come online this fall

The Oakfield project is to come on line this fall, and the media is getting a tour this week.  48 turbines, and 58 miles of transmission line all going to Massachusetts.  Thanks Maine Legislature.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/7/new-englands-biggest-wind-farm-to-come-online-this/

Added by Eskutassis on September 7, 2015 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Democrats Suggest Renewing Subsidy for Renewables in Exchange for Ending Oil Export Ban

I really hope leadership does not fall for this clearly lopsided bill that will raise prices for all energy.  Of course Angus is leading the way.  He doesn't have any irons in the fire does he?

http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2015/09/07/democrats-suggest-renewing-subsidy-renewables-exchange-ending-oil-expor

Added by Eskutassis on September 7, 2015 at 2:39pm — 9 Comments

I'm not exactly sure where this lady got her economics training, but they should investigate it.

The windies are still preaching the lie that the fuel for wind turbines is FREE!!!  This is a really hard article to read without gagging.

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20150906/OPINION06/709069973/0/INFO0408

Added by Eskutassis on September 6, 2015 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

THIS I Approve of!!!

Small farms in Maine have been really struggling and these systems may make life better for them.  This is a good investment for our government and the farms (consumers).

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/06/power-change-on-maine-farms/

Added by Eskutassis on September 6, 2015 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

Our friends at Emera are moving south, and their reputation follows them.

Emera is buying TECO, the power company in Tampa, FL and the people there are already worried about the reputation that Emera boosts rates higher than they should.  They say Emera is committed to renewables so look out Tampa!…

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Added by Eskutassis on September 6, 2015 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

FYI Some interesting developments on Tax Incentives.

 Some interesting developments on Tax Incentives.  Note #3.

http://www.novoco.com/journal/2015/09/briefs_retc_201509.php

Added by Eskutassis on September 5, 2015 at 7:33pm — 2 Comments

Wind Farm Investment Plunges With Power Prices in Nordic Region

They are complaining that wind power is not profitable anymore in the Nordic Region.  It is currently priced at $50 a mwh and they saw they need $66 to make it work.  July's ISO-NE price was about $26 mwh.  So how would you like to see your prices triple?…

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Added by Eskutassis on September 4, 2015 at 8:28pm — 5 Comments

Can anyone imagine what our country would look like with 2 million square kilometers covered with wind towers?

WOW!  This is really scary!  These guys want to blanket our country with enough wind turbines to power our entire energy needs.  They say it is the cheapest way to go.  HAH!

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/naam20150902

Added by Eskutassis on September 4, 2015 at 8:36am — 3 Comments

SunEd triple header in Maine

I think I told you Sun Edison would not go away when they were denied a permit for the Weaver Project in Hancock County.  They plan to resubmit it and push for a 2017 completion date.  Meanwhile they are developing another site in Somerset County and are underway with construction on the Bingham Project.  More hilltops destroyed!

http://renews.biz/94913/sunedison-outlasts-maine-delay/

Added by Eskutassis on September 4, 2015 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

Who is this woman trying to fool?

Laura Dorle with Environment Maine, says "We have plenty of sunshine in Maine."  Maybe for about 4 months a year, but with just 4 and a half hours of usable sunshine in the winter, the most useful time to have sunshine, we hardly have enough sun to power our grid.  We still need full power from reliable sources like gas to keep the lights on.  While I have no problem with solar for individuals to use, I resent paying for it through taxes and subsidies.  I happen to have a solar array on my…

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Added by Eskutassis on September 4, 2015 at 8:17am — 3 Comments

Falmouth Mass has been running turbines for the last five years ILLEGALLY!

In their haste to get turbines up and running in Falmouth, Deval Patrick (Obama's clone), the town and wind promoters outright LIED to the public and hid noise levels until the towers were built.  The townspeople have been fighting since the inception and now have a chance to shut them down if they don't get the special permit by Sept 10.  Mass voters and concerned citizens should write and express their opinions. …

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Added by Eskutassis on September 3, 2015 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Obama Climate Agenda Banks on Wishful Wind Growth

The line in this story that Obama would like to have a total output from wind equal to all the energy development for the last 118 years, makes his plan a little whimsical wouldn't you say?

http://canadafreepress.com/article/74952

Added by Eskutassis on September 2, 2015 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

The True Cost of Energy:Wind Very worthwhile reading.

This is a very good and very up to date publication from Strata.org.  It was sent to me from Rand Stowell who has a Facebook page.  Look him up.  He has many Maine related articles and publications that are relevant to our cause.  This really is worthwhile reading.…

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Added by Eskutassis on September 2, 2015 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

Maine May Benefit from Hydro Quebec Decision

This may take the pressure off Mainers to pay for a transmission line.  The only problem it is for hydro from Quebec and probably won't mix well with intermittent wind power.  Since we don't really need any more power, it might make the demand for wind from outside our state fall off.  Sure hope so.

http://news.mpbn.net/post/maine-may-benefit-hydro-quebec-decision 

Added by Eskutassis on September 1, 2015 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

Fossil Fuels Losing Cost Advantage Over Solar, Wind, IEA Says

While this article actually does state FACTS, you have to read between the lines.  This is a European model, but still tells a story.  They say at present coal, gas and nuclear power costs about $100 mwh and solar is at $200 mwh after being recently at $500 mwh.  Wind is higher still.  What that means is "renewables are closing the gap but are still TWICE the cost of traditional power, which of course has been boosted up with "carbon credits".  We here in Maine still have another…

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Added by Eskutassis on September 1, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

It is IMPERATIVE that we get to our Senators and Congressmen on this issue!

While the House seems to have extended the PTC there is still a vote in the Senate that can shoot it down.  We have to act soon.

http://www.windpowerengineering.com/featured/business-news-projects/i-hope-the-nuclear-guys-are-right-in-the-meantime/

Added by Eskutassis on September 1, 2015 at 2:42pm — 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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