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.
Added by Eskutassis on September 7, 2015 at 2:46pm — No Comments
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?
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.
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).
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!…Continue
Some interesting developments on Tax Incentives. Note #3.
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?…Continue
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!
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!
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…Continue
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. …Continue
Added by Eskutassis on September 3, 2015 at 5:18pm — No Comments
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?
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.…Continue
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.
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…Continue
Added by Eskutassis on September 1, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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.