"Assume, at some future date, wind and solar installed capacity is sufficient to provide average daily demand each day of the year.
But, if a wind/solar lull occurs, batteries are needed to make up the wind/solar shortfall
Say, at a future date, NE…"
1. Electric Power Purchase Agreement Contracts Failed.In 2016 Massachusetts passed the Act to Promote Energy Diversity, allowing for the procurement of up to 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2027. The legislation was supposed to provide cost savings to electric ratepayers. In the last nine months, the state has been allowing offshore wind contractors to back…See More
"Instead of the present 50% subsidies on wind turbines and cabling to shore, he now wants to include cabling on land, and transmission lines, and what ever else is needed, for a total subsidy of 70%
HIS MINDLESS IS TOTALLY OUT OF HIS MIND!!
"The smart approach is to reduce federal deficit spending to reduce inflation, which will, in turn, reduce interest rates
Bank loans would be 3.5%, instead of 6.5%
Owner return on investment would be 8%, instead of 10%
Prices of materials, energy and…"
"All such money will be added to the national debt and foisted onto taxpayers and ratepayers
All the bidders for projects have been EUROPEAN COMPANIES that want to saddle the U.S. with high energy costs so it becomes less competitive with the…"
President Biden has rolled out a major tax proposal that offers cash tax incentives to an offshore wind sector that’s been swamped by inflation caused by his administration..Biden has proposed more cash incentives to offshore wind companies affected by inflation through investment tax credits paid for by taxpayers..The tax credits could go as high as 70 percent as they…See More
Offshore wind is fundamentally broken.A black swan event is a rare and unpredictable event with an extremely shifting impact on the wider world. In this case, the model of offshore wind and the political agenda to reach clean energy goals by 2030 is failing. .Massachusetts had a black swan event in 2020. The state had an agenda of 2000 megawatts of land-based wind…See More
"Every damn politician pushing offshore wind as an energy source alternative to carbon dioxide producing, but far less expensive and superiorly effective and reliable fossil fuels know fossil fuels will not be going anywhere as long as there are…"
Picture: Electric Ratepayers Being Sacrificed For A Failing Offshore Wind Agenda In 2016 the offshore wind industry sources said wind energy holds the promise of significant environmental and economic benefits. By 2023 there are multiple whales and marine life that have died in the vicinity of offshore wind construction since 2016. There are no longer any savings on your…See More
Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result .In 1979 a single 2-megawatt wind turbine was installed in Boone, North Carolina. By 1981 neighbors had complained about noise now defined as infra-sound and the gearbox drive train failed. The project failed..In 2010 and 2012 Falmouth, Massachusetts installed several similar size 1.5-megawatt…See More
"We can estimate how many homes 840 MW nameplate turbine farm spinning continuously in a perfect 40 kt wind:
840 MW nameplate x 8760 hrs/yr = 7.4 10E9 MWh theoretical peak energy with no losses spinning continuously. Avg…"
Offshore wind is being sold as 840 offshore wind turbines rated at 10 megwatts each will be enough to power 400,000 homes and businesses 24/7. The total number of megawatts of the project is 840 megawatts. .All turbines suffer parasitic electric…See More
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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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."