New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices

An "all of the above" strategy is the energy equivalent of making sure that everyone on the Little League team is given a trophy....or perhaps telling little Johnny that 1 + 1 = "Whatever answer feels good for you Johnny". The wind industry uses the phrase "all of the above" all the time, seeking safety in the herd and vampire-like avoidance of sunlight.

New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices
National Grid said it backs an “all of the above” strategy that includes renewable energy, investing in energy efficiency and increasing natural gas transmission.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/23/new-england-governors-meet-to...

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BDN - New England governors pledge energy cooperation

While acknowledging “the economic, system reliability and environmental consequences of inadequate energy infrastructure require action,” the governors are still not sure exactly what kind of regional action they can take, given different and sometimes conflicting interests among the six states.

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/04/24/business/new-england-governor...

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Governors' energy conference yields more talk

Funding the individual energy projects remained an issue as well. The possibility of imposing fees on ratepayers remains on the table, Malloy said, although the region does intend to ask the federal government for help resolve the energy challenges as well.
The governors plan on having a telephone conference again in June to discuss energy issues and then meet again in person in September.

http://www.mainebiz.biz/article/20150424/NEWS0101/150429981

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Comment by Dan McKay on April 25, 2015 at 10:07am

  Maine's influence is a meager 8 % as to what happens with New England Energy Infrastructure.  Wind plants built in Maine corrupt critical physical load and supply balances locally. There will soon be 1400 megawatts of nameplate wind energy in this State with most of the output bought by power purchase agreements with power hungry Southern New England States.

    The natural gas constraint problem impacts Southern New England as they are the great electricity and natural gas heating consumers. Maine saw natural gas-fired electrical plants constructed around the year 2000 and since then there has been a steady,  continued decline in their use. Why would Maine need more pipeline when demand for product is declining ?

    Maine's best bet is 400-500 megawatts of Canadian hydro through transmission with New Brunswick. That steady predictable electrical flow would flush intermittent wind to the south across the New Hampshire border and further decrease the need of natural gas-fired plants.

     Perhaps, Maine's reliability solution isn't with ISO-NE that keeps us in association with government-leading nut cases.  

Comment by Jim Wiegand on April 24, 2015 at 12:38pm

Up until today the insane energy policy of the New England Governors has been about what is in the bests interests the Governors and their wealthy friends. Like the drug addict wanting to recover, these Governors need to separate themselves from this corrupt fraternity.

I really don't see any of this happening without an intervention.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 24, 2015 at 11:39am
"This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.  There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.  Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody's job.  Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anyone could have."    --  Author Unknown
 

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/

 

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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

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(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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