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Mills proposes 10-year moratorium on offshore wind

In a bid to defuse opposition and avoid conflict with Maine’s fishing interests, Gov. Janet Mills proposed a series of actions Monday to advance a floating wind research project planned for far offshore in federal waters, while protecting the near-shore waters valued for lobstering and coastal tourism. 

In a letter to licensed commercial fishermen, Mills announced that she will ask the…

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Added by Long Islander on January 25, 2021 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

The 13th Extension of the Wind Power PTC

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- January 21, 2021

“The PTC is the single most expensive energy subsidy in the federal tax code and is estimated to cost taxpayers about $40 billion from 2018 to 2027.” (IER, January 5, 2021)

“Special government favor to business–crony capitalism–can turn losers into winners. And the loser lobby can claim progress and even inevitability as if they really won. This is the postmodernism of energy policy today in regard to the two…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 24, 2021 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

To "President" Biden in Reference to Dense Fuel versus Non-Dense Fuel Sources -Re: XL Pipeline

Stated in a manner  he may be able to understand   for a person  in his state of mind.

How many People are you unemploying by this action Joe?

Yeh Man!…

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Added by arthur qwenk on January 23, 2021 at 4:24pm — 4 Comments

Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid

President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America’s bulk power systems – principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party – as part of his “Executive Order on…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 23, 2021 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Reuters - Biden pauses federal drilling program in climate push

What could be a bigger gift to China and Russia?

Biden administration pauses federal drilling program in climate…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 21, 2021 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

U.N. Demands Payments for Climate Schemes as Biden Readies for Return to Paris Agreement

The U.N. body charged with making the Paris climate deal work scolded the global community Sunday for not making good on promises of financial aid.

The call to “pay up” came as President-elect Joe Biden readies to drag the U.S. back into the Paris climate agreement U.S. President Donald Trump exited in 2019, as Breitbart News…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 18, 2021 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Federal appeals court calls halt to some work on CMP hydropower transmission line through western Maine

January 15, 2021

Shortly after the New England Clean Energy Connect project to bring Quebec hydropower to New England received its final major permit Friday, expecting to begin construction on the $950 million transmission line soon, a federal appeals court hit the brakes on the most controversial part of the line.

The court granted a temporary injunction sought by opponents ordering the company to stop work on the entirely new section…

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Added by Long Islander on January 16, 2021 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

"An Act to Prohibit Offshore Wind Energy Development"

Introduced this week in the Maine house…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 15, 2021 at 10:49am — 3 Comments

Robert Bryce: Warren Buffett’s Iowa Wind Power Expansion Derailed By The Bridges Of Madison County

The significance of Madison County’s rejection of Big Wind goes beyond Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway, and Iowa. Since 2015, by my count, 291 government entities from California to Maine have rejected or restricted wind-energy projects. 

It’s nearly impossible to build wind projects in California. Between 2013 and 2019, the state …

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Added by Long Islander on January 14, 2021 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

How to fight censorship

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 13, 2021 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

In the Maine woods, preparations signal imminent start of CMP power line project

In court papers Monday, the developer says access road plowing started Monday and construction is expected to begin on or about Jan. 18.

After three years of dispute and debate, and despite ongoing court challenges and a pending voter referendum, work is finally set to begin to create a 54-foot-wide path for hydroelectricity from Quebec that ultimately will be earmarked for customers in Massachusetts.

In court papers filed late Monday, the president and…

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Added by Long Islander on January 13, 2021 at 9:45am — 3 Comments

POOR ECONOMICS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN NEW ENGLAND

This article describes the efficiency of electric vehicles, EVs, and their charging loss, when charging at home and on-the-road, and the economics, when compared with efficient gasoline vehicles.

 

Any economic analysis must include the amortizing of the difference in capital cost of EVs and equivalent gasoline vehicles.

 

Any CO2 reduction analysis must be the difference of the CO2 emissions of an EV and an equivalent gasoline vehicle, on a lifetime, A-to-Z…

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Added by Willem Post on January 13, 2021 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

Maine’s current offshore project is foolhardy

Offshore wind platforms have serious flaws and divisive, short-term future…

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Added by Long Islander on January 12, 2021 at 2:41pm — 4 Comments

Million dollar plus homes in Washington County to escape climate change

"There's a sucker born every minute"

Luxe homes in rural Maine will ready buyers for a sustainable, or unsustainable, future

As eco-friendly luxury homes fetch hefty prices from affluent buyers, Washington County may soon lure ones preparing for Armageddon.

A development group plans to break ground in late spring on the first of 50 sustainably designed homes that offer amenities like chef-grade kitchen appliances, housekeeping services, and shower filters that…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 8, 2021 at 9:00pm — 6 Comments

Maine land rush spurred by unprecedented wave of solar development

Excerpts:

Over the next few years, solar energy farms will be popping up across Maine, which has no specific rules for where such projects should be sited.

SOLAR VERSUS WIND

It’s too early to say whether large-scale solar development in Maine will bring about the broader public pushback that accompanied the expansion of commercial, land-based wind power in the 2010s. But it’s a cautionary tale.

The Maine Wind Energy Act of 2008 set up an…

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Added by Long Islander on January 4, 2021 at 11:21pm — 5 Comments

Bombshell on January 4, 2021 - and indeed it's 100% connected to Maine wind turbines

This post is most certainly related to the wind fight in Maine:

 - Both wind and stolen elections depend on fraud and the media looking the other way at a minimum

 - If this fraud is real, and I for one am convinced it is real, a stolen election will mean an administration in Washington, DC that will do everything it can to facilitate more wind turbines

The following is shocking. Actually, it is beyond…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 4, 2021 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Chinese Texas Wind Farm Project Poses National Security Threat, Experts Say

By Emel Akan

December 30, 2020 Updated: December 30, 2020



WASHINGTON—A proposed wind farm project in West Texas has become a potential national security issue due to its Chinese owner who has ties to the communist regime in Beijing and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), experts say.

A Chinese-owned company called GH America Investment Group since 2015 has bought 130,000 acres of land—an area the size of Tulsa, Oklahoma—in Val Verde County, Texas. The man…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 2, 2021 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

Spending bill creates Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

It took time to comb through the almost 6,000 page legislation Congress approved to fund the government and provide relief for Americans from the coronavirus lockdown, but in the end those who believe climate change is an existential threat are happy about what lawmakers stuffed into the bill.

USA Today reported that environmental activists “are touting the $2.3 trillion bill as a potential game-changer thanks to tax breaks for renewable energy sources, initiatives to promote carbon…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 28, 2020 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Another Good Piece by Robert Bryce

250 times more tax credit than nuclear gets, although nuclear produces five times more clean energy.

Funny how Congress called it the "Investment" tax credit.  Anyone who puts (our) money in an "investment" that has such a backward ROI isn't a very good investor. …

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Added by Art Brigades on December 28, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: December 28, 2020

NIMBY’s are making more noise than wind turbines

NIMBY’s (Not-In-My-Backyard) around the globe from Germany to Australia, California, New York, and Massachusetts are speaking loudly, and acting, to put a halt to the invasion of noisy wind farms in their backyards. Following numerous reports from Maryland to…

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Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2020 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

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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/

 

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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