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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post Maine's Failed Energy Policy..Why Must Mills Follow Cuomo? --Pipelines ARE Needed in Maine.
"Offshore Wind vs. Carbon Capture: Who’s Crushing Whom? The US currently has one of each up and running. The energy math is decidedly one-sided. Block Island Wind Farm The Block Island Wind Farm generates much less energy than an average…"
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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post Maine's Failed Energy Policy..Why Must Mills Follow Cuomo? --Pipelines ARE Needed in Maine.
"Mills and Cuomo are religiously opposed to more pipeline capacity, even though gas has been THE MAJOR REDUCER of CO2 for the US. Gas provides 50% of NE generated electricity, 24/7/365, steady, not variable, not intermittent, at about 5 c/kWh,…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power
"Cost Shifting: Here is a partial list of the costs that were shifted, i.e., not charged to wind and solar plant owners, to make wind and solar appear less costly than in reality to the lay public and legislators.   1)…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power
"Comments on Below Table   Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from taxable incomes. Direct subsidies are due to up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Comments on Below Table   Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from taxable incomes. Direct subsidies are due to up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"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 Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Here are the federal subsidies for various electricity sources, totaling about $15 billion in 2016. Wind and solar are coddled to the nth degree. This does not include state and local subsidies. NOTE: The DOE loan guarantee program was discontinued…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Having taken over $100 Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more after promising they'd need no more
"Here are the federal subsidies for various electricity sources, totaling about $15 billion in 2016. Wind and solar are coddled to the nth degree. This does not include state and local subsidies. NOTE: The DOE loan guarantee program was discontinued…"
yesterday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power
"Jürgen Weiss is an economist, not an energy systems analyst. He does not understand other generators and storage are needed for peaking, filling in and balancing, 24/7/365, when wind and solar are inadequate, including during 5 to 7 day…"
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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post California’s Dark Ages ( Renewables the cause, and not the cure.)
"Vermont and Maine and Mass are next because of RE idiot legislators passing laws and making policies. It is high time to vote them out, so they do no have the majority vote. Then it is also important to fire all the bureaucrats that have been hired…"
Oct 12
Willem Post commented on Bob Stone's blog post Net Efficiency of Maine's Wind Farms
"Penny, Wind turbine owners like to produce as much as possible to spread their costs over many MWh. Sometimes replacing an entire rotor may provide enough efficiency improvement to make it pay within a reasonable time. Dartmouth College initially…"
Oct 7
Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post “Windmills and solar panels don’t do well in hurricanes" - But Nuclear Does
"COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND SOLAR http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-shifting-is-the-name-of-the-game-regarding-wind-and-solar   Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified…"
Oct 7
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post New law and Gov. Mills’ energy goals set off solar-farm land rush
"COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND SOLAR   Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified. Those costs, as c/kWh, could be quantified, but it is politically expedient, using various,…"
Oct 6
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post New law and Gov. Mills’ energy goals set off solar-farm land rush
"COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND SOLAR   Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified. Those costs, as c/kWh, could be quantified, but it is politically expedient, using various,…"
Oct 6
Willem Post commented on Bob Stone's blog post Net Efficiency of Maine's Wind Farms
"The NE wind capacity factor is about 0.29, about thé same as Maine. The US wind CF is about 0.33, largely due to the good winds in Texas and the Great Plains"
Oct 5
Willem Post commented on Bob Stone's blog post Net Efficiency of Maine's Wind Farms
"Penny, The wind turbine system connected to the grid have to report their monthly outputs, MWh, to the EIA, which is part of the US Department of Energy. With some googling you may be able to find the spreadsheets."
Oct 5

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DARTMOUTH RECONSIDERING WHETHER TO BUILD BIOMASS PLANT

By JOHN P. GREGG, Valley News Staff Writer, Tuesday, September 24, 2019

 

HANOVER — Dartmouth College is reconsidering whether to rely on a proposed biomass plant to heat its campus after prominent alumni environmentalists said burning wood chips contributes to global warming.

 

“At this point, biomass is still on the table, but we are going through a process to kind of confirm if that makes sense,” Josh Keniston, the Dartmouth’s vice president for institutional…

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Posted on September 25, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED ABOVEGROUND LIVE BIOMASS

Vermont has the 4th highest percentage of forest coverage, after Maine, New Hampshire and Virginia. According to the USFS, based on 2015 satellite data, Vermont had about 4,511,000 acres of forest, of which 4,288,000 acres were classified as timberland.

 

Only about 3,050,000 acres of the timberland acres were considered “accessible, ecologically appropriate for logging” by BERC, a pro-logging industry consultant. However, that does not mean all of the 3,050,000 acres…

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Posted on August 29, 2019 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

DARTMOUTH'S PLANNED BIOMASS PLANT WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE

Dartmouth’s planned biomass plant would only make things worse

https://www.vnews.com/Column-Burning-Forests-for-Heat-at-Dartmouth-27594239

 

GEORGE M. WOODWELL, WILLIAM SCHLESINGER and JOHN D. STERMAN

We are three Dartmouth College alumni who have led major scientific programs and research institutions dealing in part with forests as cause…

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Posted on August 9, 2019 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEARCUTTING AND BURNING

A nearby farm in Hartford, Vermont has 200 acres of open fields, plus 700 acres of woodland. During a recent logging operation, the trunks of the high quality healthy trees were set aside and cut to 8.5, 10.5 and 12.5 ft lengths, for transport to lumber mills, and the less valuable material, such as tops of trees and branches, misshapen trees, standing dead trees, sickly trees, etc., were gathered and piled up for chipping.

 

The less valuable material is fed into very large…

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Posted on July 15, 2019 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

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At 12:09pm on July 16, 2019, DarrylMueller said…
It funny that they need 10 cents a kw to be solvent. Going back to Livermore windmills in 1983-5 wholesale coal by wire was like 1/4 cent per kw and wind power got .10 per kw as a subsidy. After all these years people are so stupid and gullible! .10 cents needed to burn trees. Funny the left out hydro and atomic power???
 
 
 

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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