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richard mcdonald commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"Based upon a CMP/Emera/Number Nine/Horse Mountain RFP proposal to MA for renewables in 2016, the Maine Renewable Energy Interconnect (MREI) was estimated to cost $500MM. The bid was rejected, but the planning and engineering has been done.…"
Jun 27
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come
"HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems Warren Buffett Riding the Subsidy Gravy Train   Quote: "I will do anything that…"
May 28
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come
May 26
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come
"European Companies Building Offshore Wind Systems   Almost the entire physical supply of US East Coast offshore wind systems would be by European companies, because they have the required expertise and the domestic onshore and seagoing…"
May 26
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come
"Offshore Wind Turbine Systems   The below image shows an output simulation, MW vs calendar time, based on actual, high-wind-speed, weather data, if 1,600 MW of offshore wind turbines would be located south of Martha’s Vineyard Island,…"
May 26
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U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, May 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday.The effort is part of the administration’s broader plan to fight climate change by decarbonizing the…See More
May 26
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post The US Will Need A Lot of Land to Reach Zero Carbon
"HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems Area Requirements of Energy Sources in New England   An August 2009 study for the…"
May 11
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on richard mcdonald's blog post The US Will Need A Lot of Land to Reach Zero Carbon
"Newt Gingrich: In My Mind “There Was No Question” all of the Close Battleground States Were Stolen in 2020 Election (VIDEO) The tide truly is turning when Newt can go on FOX News and not be lectured for making such a bold and honest…"
May 9
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Newt Gingrich: In My Mind “There Was No Question” all of the Close Battleground States Were Stolen in 2020 Election (VIDEO) The tide truly is turning when Newt can go on FOX News and not be lectured for making such a bold and honest…"
May 9
Dudley G. Gray commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"What do we think of NECEC? how about Seth Berry and Nicole Grohoski plans to get Pine Tree power Auth?  How about Gov Mills and with Berry and Grohoski and now Rick Bennett on board with a public broadband auth. Gallo[ping Socialism as I have…"
May 9
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on richard mcdonald's blog post The US Will Need A Lot of Land to Reach Zero Carbon
May 5
richard mcdonald commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Penny, they definitely have Joe Biden in a vice and the Party of Davos is all in on the CCP way of doing business. Not a word from those goons complaining of the devastation and havoc their virus has inflicted on the world - not a peep. Taking back…"
May 5
Penny Gray commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Good question, Richard McDonald.  Who are Greta's advisors?  They are falling down on the job.  Shame on them! And more to the point, shame on China.  But what does the CCP care, they own us, or will very shortly unless we…"
May 5
richard mcdonald commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Mills's plan calls for 141,000 EV's by 2040. As of 2019, Maine had 1.6 mm vehicles (all classes) on the road. CO2 puking China will eliminate any CO2 reductions by Maine in seconds. A new report stated that it would take 16 days for China…"
May 5
Penny Gray commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"It took how many years to figure this out? Fifty?"
May 5
Kenneth Capron commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"What? They don't believe their own propaganda? What genius spilled the beans? But I've got bad news. Even nuclear won't solve the transportation problem which is 30 - 50% of the carbon issue. According to one climate forum, Maine…"
May 5

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U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, May 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday.

The effort is part of the administration’s broader plan to fight climate…

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Posted on May 26, 2021 at 9:06am — 4 Comments

The US Will Need A Lot of Land to Reach Zero Carbon

As a follow up to my previous post about Biden going nuclear, I have attached an article from Bloomberg reporting on a Princeton University study evaluating the landmass required to support a variety of energy sources to get to zero carbon. Wind has a big problem.

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2021-energy-land-use-economy/

Posted on May 5, 2021 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??

The Biden administration is quietly admitting it can't achieve zero-emissions without a national fleet of firm, reliable, thermal power plants. Are they talking nuclear power? To quote from the article I've posted below, it sounds like Joe has seen the light.

  1. "there's a deepening understanding within the administration that it needs nuclear to meet its zero-emission goals. (Source:…
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Posted on May 5, 2021 at 1:34pm — 9 Comments

Downeast Wind holding public meeting for 126 MW/30 turbine project in Washington County

Downeast Wind has submitted a permit to MEDEP for a 30 turbine, 126 MW project on blueberry barrens owned by Wyman in Columbia and the unorganized areas of T18 MD BPP and T24 MD BPP in Washington County.

Downeast plans to deploy Vesta 126 - 3.45 MW turbines - they will be the largest land based turbines in the US - hub height 472 ft w/nacelle, blade length 202 ft. The Vesta 126 has been deployed as an offshore application in Europe. 

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Posted on April 28, 2021 at 11:00am

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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."

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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