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…
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…Continue
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?
What could be a bigger gift to China and Russia?
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…Continue
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…Continue
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 …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
"There's a sucker born every minute"
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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. …Continue
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…Continue