Press Herald Just Can't Not Publish Pro-Wind Propaganda

Excerpted from the newspaper's "Climate is top concern in CMP powerline case":

Creating a pathway for Canadian hydropower into northern New England is not all Maine should be doing to reduce its carbon footprint. It will still be important to increase the use of electricity for space heating and transportation, while generating more power from renewable sources, like solar and wind, both onshore and offshore.

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/24/our-view-climate-is-top-conc...

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Comment by John F. Hussey on February 24, 2019 at 7:18pm

It was a good movie...… Molten Salt Reactors can't melt down, the salt which carries the fuel is in a molten state.  There is a minimum volume of salt below which the reactor won't function and If the reaction gets too hot the liquified salt expands and the reaction stops and cools down. If the temperature is too low the salt freezes and the reaction stops.  MSR/LFTRs burn up over 95% of their fuel, light water reactors can only use 4 to 6% of their available fuel.

There is a series of safety dump tanks below the reactor none of which are large enough to permit fission. If all power is ever lost a freeze plug will melt and the molten salt will drain into the tanks.. The operating pressure at any point inside the reactor is less than 2 atmospheres in sealed units. No expensive containment building is needed.  History of The Molten Salt Reactor Experiment, MSRE: Alvin Weinberg's Molten Salt Reactor Experiment - "Th" Thorium Documentary   : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knofNX7HCbg  Incredible video!!!

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 24, 2019 at 6:49pm

Jane Fonda helped create the current regulatory environment for nuclear. Where's the Hollywood studio that will portray the new nuclear in a favorable light? Nonexistent I suppose.

Comment by John F. Hussey on February 24, 2019 at 6:09pm
Comment by John F. Hussey on February 24, 2019 at 6:06pm

I would be greatly suspired if anybody at PPH has a clue about Gen IV MSR/LFTR reactors and the progress that has been made in the last 2 years.  One company has already passed DOE stage 1 requirements and has been approved for funding. Several other companies aren't far behind.

I'm not a scientist but I am well educated in many areas, www.terrestrialenergy.com for my money has the best handle on Gen IV development, units that are small enough (modular and scalable) and yet powerful enough to replace today's light water reactors within the footprint of almost all nuclear powerplant zones. 

"Terrestrial" hopes to have a test reactor up and running in 5 - 6 years and ready for commercial sales within the next 10 - 12 years. They could be direct replacements for our aging reactors in New England. 

Here are two videos from last year presented by David LcBlanc : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MIypP_uBSA and  https://www.terrestrialenergy.com/technology/how-it-works/    Another look at Molten Salt Reactors:  https://www.terrestrialenergy.com/media/pnnl-molten-salt-reactor-fu...                                  

Comment by Paul Ackerman on February 24, 2019 at 5:56pm

calculating what the recently proposed carbon tax would add to fuel oil and gasoline costs,if passed,and then looking at the stunning stupidity (and hypocrisy) of these proposals to make Maine a bastion of "Green Energy Production by 2030" ,I wonder how many of these solons will be reading their mail by candle light by then,and riding bicycles to Augusta --or maybe horse and buggy?

The PPH could not afford to print in Maine if energy costs quadrupled (or worse) thru these idiotic proposals. A "market driven " economic plan to foist more solar farms and windmills on Maine? Is he serious?  There is NO market for this stuff unless it is paid for heavily by taxpayer funded subsidies.

How does Mr. Hubbel think Bar Harbor will look to tourists when they position 60 windmills around the island,onshore and off?  Bet that will be a big boon for real estate values up there.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 24, 2019 at 5:06pm

The newspaper's editorial board writes:

"But there are costs associated with every kind of energy. New England has to prepare for the retirement of two nuclear power plants that will not be replaced in the current regulatory environment. The most likely type of generation to take their place would be new natural gas generation, which is cleaner than coal but still a fossil fuel that would contribute to climate change."

Not so fast Press Herald. Rather than address nuclear with your superficial "nuclear power plants will not be replaced in the current regulatory environment", how about putting your cards on the table and explain why you never write about nuclear if global warming is the threat you (incorrectly) say it is. Not in your puppet masters' playbooks perhaps? By the way, the increased use of natural gas is the greatest reason CO2 emissions are down.

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

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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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