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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Gulf of Maine: New Task Force Will Consider Leases For Offshore Wind Energy Developers
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Gulf of Maine: New Task Force Will Consider Leases For Offshore Wind Energy Developers
"Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall Street http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-more-wind-and-solar-the-higher-the-electric-rates   This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 50% higher without…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Quebec Gears Up For Political Battle Over CMP's Proposed Transmission Line
"New England should have more nuclear power. With regard to nuclear power, it is not appropriate to mention Chernobyl (in 1986) over and over again. That reactor had NO CONTAINMENT vessel and other deficiencies.   However, ALL operating utility…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Quebec Gears Up For Political Battle Over CMP's Proposed Transmission Line
"Native folks complaining is a hoax Hydropower is absolutely nothing in comparison to the holocaust of 1617, 1618, 1619, during which about 80 to 90 percent of the Northeast natives were wiped out from European diseases. Just start Googling. That…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Quebec Gears Up For Political Battle Over CMP's Proposed Transmission Line
"Democrats and their CARBON tax for more wind and solar are absolutely nuts.They should push for more hydro power. Hydropower is one of the cleanest of power sources.Almost no CO2/kWh on an A to Z basis, and certainly near-zero toxic particulate…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post As Clifton wind farm looks to expand, more stringent standards will come into play
"The hypocrisy demonstrated by those multitudes of "environmentalists" who oppose the CEC yet embrace these industrial wind installations and transmission lines on our mountains regardless of their environmental impacts just boggles my…"
Dec 6
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Blaine House solar project a powerful symbol – and debatable economic investment
"Disgusta bureaucrats are grasping at straws to try to justify how stupid they were by not properly vetting the installation before it was built. How would they like it if Ford said to them the car gets 30 mpg, but after buying it gets only 15…"
Dec 5
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Blaine House solar project a powerful symbol – and debatable economic investment
"The use of taxpayer money to show off how 'woke' you are, is a travesty foisted on already overtaxed citizens! This is another self centered example of how little Mill's cares about the citizens of Maine!"
Dec 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"If that unsteady wind electricity could not be fed into the grid, how will it be made into steady electricity to operate a hydrogen/CO2 methanization plant, which requires STEADY electricity to function. Would expensive batteries be used to store…"
Dec 3
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"1. Electricity is used to electrolytically split water into hydrogen and oxygen 2. The hydrogen is combined with biological CO2 to produce methane, CH4 ( Sabatier process) 3. The methane is fed into existing gas pipelines After step 1 about 67 to…"
Dec 1
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"The P2G plant would be using expensive wind electricity, at 10 c/kWh, to produce natural gas, which is a 10 c/kWh process, a total cost of 20 c/kWh. This is utterly irrational, with abundant domestic natural gas readily available at about $3/million…"
Dec 1
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"The curtailment is due to wind electricity up and down variability that is upsetting the grid stability. The wind turbine systems also draw reactive power from the grid that is upsetting the grid. All traditional power plants provide reactive power…"
Dec 1
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"That's a very good question, Eric Tuttle.  Theoretically speaking, none of that renewable energy would have been "curtailed". I must say that seeing "Kurt Adams" and "now defunct" in the same sentence was…"
Nov 30
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
""Maine could be a prime location for a pilot project that converts surplus electricity from wind farms and other renewable generators into a gas that can be stored in underground pipelines." So, how does Maine have surplus wind or other…"
Nov 30
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"Maine's Vacationland nickname to be replaced by "The Rube Goldberg State""
Nov 30
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Signs Executive Order Directing State Government to Lead By Example in Embracing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
"Unfortunately, Mills has the knowledge On clean energy equivalent to a mosquito! Her idea is to destroy the states ability to draw people here vacationing. Her plan to add 200+ more useless windmills will destroy countless  mountain tops and…"
Nov 26

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Gulf of Maine: New Task Force Will Consider Leases For Offshore Wind Energy Developers

By Fred Bever 12/12/19

A new task force will convene for the first time Thursday to consider how and where to lease potentially vast swathes of the Gulf of Maine to offshore wind-energy developers. The outcome could have big consequences for Maine's fishing industry, and for the state's role in the next wave of renewable energy development.

An earlier round of auctions awarded leases in federal waters off southern New England, where several large-scale wind projects…

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Posted on December 12, 2019 at 11:06pm — 2 Comments

Hydro-Quebec Gears Up For Political Battle Over CMP's Proposed Transmission Line

Hydro-Quebec, the Canadian energy company poised to supply hydropower to a proposed transmission line through western Maine, is joining a campaign to defeat a referendum that could scuttle the $1 billion project at the ballot box next year.

The company’s relationship with the provincial government of Quebec could draw protests from project opponents who see it as a foreign attempt to influence an election.

However, the Hydro-Quebec effort appears to be legal because Maine…

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Posted on December 12, 2019 at 9:48am — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 9, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Another Round of Energy Pork

With climate change Science and Economics should be paramount

Ontario saves $500± Million by dumping wind turbines

Expect the ECB to Use a “Climate Crisis” to Justify Their Next Stimulus Plan

Rolls Royce wants innovative financing for its first-of-a-kind nuclear SMRs

Short video: Gates Goes Nuclear

Bitter Cold Stops Coal, While Nuclear Power Excels

Nuclear Power isn’t…

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Posted on December 9, 2019 at 9:38am

Maine Public Radio: What do 'Renewable' and 'Green' Mean?

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Posted on December 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

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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