Rockland's Ocean Energy Institute Closes its Doors 01/31/2011 02:49 PM ET
The ocean energy think tank suffered a blow in August with the death of founder Matthew Simmons.
A Rockland think tank that promotes ocean energy, including deep-water offshore wind power, will close its doors today.
The Ocean Energy Institute was founded in 2007 by the late Matthew Simmons, an internationally-known energy investment banker. The decision to close the institute was made after…
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Finally, we recognize that the linked standard offer and entitlement arrangements approved in this Order create certain obligations and risks for CMP that should be properly borne by customers rather than shareholders. We are informed by our staff that CMP agrees to accept the obligations and risks as long as it is compensated for the financial consequences of satisfying those obligations. Therefore, we explicitly find that any direct or…
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In spite of having government backing them ( Al Gore was Vice President ) and the first and best locations for wind resource, Mr. Bradley, a previous employee describes Enron's lack of success with " Green " energy:
Bradley: Enron’s green investments lost money year-by-year despite the taxpayer subsidies, so yes. The ‘green’ kick also got management off track—got the company off of a consumer-driven track onto a government-driven track. That is a bad trade even in…Continue
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Today is January 27. According to the website, the UMPI wind turbine produced a total of 22,200 kWh over the past ten days. Those days included a n'or'easter Friday the 21st and yesterday the wind was essentially calm. That's the way it goes with wind power.
That power output is an average of 2,220 KWh per day. So, with capacity of 600 kW, the turbine averaged less than four hours of good wind each day.
Ideal wind whould produce 14,200 KWh - but it never happens. Thanks to…Continue
Austerity pulling plug on Europe's green subsidies
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LONDON— From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 7:15PM EST
2nd ANNUAL MAINE WIND CONFERENCE 1/25/11 Edited Morning and afternoon sessions
(edited=removal of twitter links)
Live blogged by "DeepCwind Consortium"
Speakers for Morning DeepCwind Session
Jake Ward UMaine's Dept of Industrial Cooperation
Gary Hunt, UMaine's School of Economics
Caroline Noblet, UMaine's School of Economics
Mario Teisl, UMaine's School of Economics.
It makes people feel good, like they're doing something to save the planet. But let's assume that this gathering will be devoid of science and scientists. Let's assume that uneducated ideologues will populate these "Power Hours" and propose all sorts of flakey ideas which will eventually become policy. We suggest that GPCOG insist that engineering experts attend all of these meetings.
"Reducing energy..." What does that mean?
Maine Representative Stacey Fitts, House Chair of the Energy and Utilities Committee, was quoted AGAIN mentioning our "energy problems."
Some of those lawmakers are willing to listen. Representative Stacie Fitts from Pittsfield, who chairs the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee, says wind power could be a part of the solution to our energy problems in Maine.
GE CEO has been given the reigns of our economy by the President:
This item has achieved "Innovative Award " by GE : A Cloth Windmill
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A set back from stationary industrial noise emitting higher than World Health Organization standard.
How do I get this worded onto a town warrant article?
The capacity factor of a wind project depends on a number of different things and is site specific. I cannot comment on the capacity factor of the Stetson project as I have not see those numbers, but there are several reasons why the UMPI capacity factor would be lower than that of Saddleback. The UMPI turbine is a smaller turbine (600 kW), which is less efficient than a larger turbine,…Continue
Outgoing Maine Dept of Marine Resources commissioner George Lapointe's final presentation on ocean windpower off Maine.
(Photo is from a meeting a month earlier)
In his 9 slide powerpoint George has a share-the-resource POV. Selling out ocean natural…Continue
The following is a list of 29 bills relating to windpower (one or 2 include tidal energy) that will come before the Maine legislature between now and the close of the 2011 session. It comes from this list of more than 1,000 submitted bills accepted by the Maine legislature for this session. (58 page pdf file) More about the Maine legislature…Continue
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