"More destructive than a major war on U.S. soil" is how Mr. Carlson describes what would be the effects of replacing fossil fuel and nuclear power with wind and solar in 12 years, as called for in the "Green New Deal", a plan being embraced these days by at least some of our supposed representatives on Capitol Hill.
Hyper-localism and enviro-ideology have blocked construction of several needed natural gas pipelines into the region in the past decade, leaving it the only part of the country that has constrained supplies of natural gas.
There are some signs that New England’s governors are finally willing to do something about this. If so, voters should support their efforts to change, because the status quo means depending on perpetually mild winter weather.
While the winter so far…Continue
PG&E wants the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco to rule whether the company must honor $42 billion worth of contracts with about 350 different energy suppliers, mostly solar and wind plants.
The court’s decision could have a major impact on California’s renewable energy industry and power makeup. Many green energy suppliers only do business with PG&E, California’s largest utility. Shedding those contracts would likely drive those companies under and cripple California’s…Continue
Ultimately, the burden of proving that Maine needs the line falls on CMP, which is also responsible for making sure regulators have all the information they need to make a decision on the project, said former Maine Public Utilities Commission Chairman Kurt Adams..............Instead of asking Hydro-Quebec questions directly, participants in both Maine and Massachusetts regulatory proceedings have had to direct questions…Continue
The plan by Rep. Seth Berry, D-Bowdoinham, would require Central Maine Power and Emera Maine to sell all of their transmission and distribution assets to the proposed Maine Power Delivery Authority. Bill supporters said the authority would use low-interest revenue bonds to make the multi-billion dollar purchase, allowing the new consumer-owned utility to provide electricity to most Maine residents at lower rates than those charged by the two investor-owned utilities.
From Wikipedia. Note ownership by the government of China.
January 25, 2019
CTG launched a bid to take control of EDP, of which it already owns 23 percent, in May last year, but the transaction has moved at a slow pace.
Sources say CTG has yet to complete regulatory filings in Europe and the United States, although…Continue
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The bills being considered in the Maine Legislature this session are but a foreshadow of what"s coming
[Note: Although this story is about certain Massachusetts towns, the same thing is likely happening around the country.]
Cranston isn’t the only Rhode Island community concerned about the impacts of siting wind turbines close to neighborhoods. Some residents of Coventry have complained of shadow flicker and noise from the 10 414-foot-tall turbines in their rural village of Greene. They say the utility-scale facility isn’t consistent with the town’s comprehensive plan and has dramatically changed the village’s long-established characteristics.…Continue
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If the turbines had operated as planned, functioning 24 hours a day, they were projected to earn the town between an estimated $1 million and $2 million a year..............In addition to the $10 million that the town spent on building the turbines, they now have to pay as much as $2 million more to remove them.
“It’s a shame,” said Susan Moran, chair of the town’s board of selectmen, who initially supported the turbines but voted to take them down. “This is absolutely a financial…Continue
IMHO, Yes Indeed
FDR’s New Deal with Energy
“What was FDR’s New Deal (1933–35) pertaining to energy? The real New Deal was centered on petroleum and coal. Second, it was an alliance of special business interests and power-hungry bureaucrats working against common consumers and taxpayers. Third, it was about a police state to try to enforce command-and-control…Continue
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Dear journalists: whatever you do, don't ask how these glorious crusaders for the environment arrived in Davos.
Some would call it ironic, others hypocritical but whatever your level of cynicism, here are the facts: as its top global risks for 2018 and 2019 in terms of likelihood, this year's billionaire boondoggle at the World Economic Forum in Davos listed "extreme weather conditions", i.e. global warming...... and yet, according to…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Schumer’s Green Energy Subsidies Cost Much More Than Trump’s Wall
This May Be the Greatest Renewables Story Ever Told
The carbon tax – a wolf in green clothing
Superior video: Infrasound caused by Industrial Wind Turbines
Study: Acoustics and Biological Structures
Report: Concerns about Wind Turbines and Human Health
US Supreme Court Decides Against Wind Developer
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The bill would chart a path for Maine to get all its power from renewable sources by 2030, transforming the economy and creating clean-energy-sector jobs. In important ways, it mirrors national aspirations to slow global warming that are embodied in controversial Green New Deal legislation being championed in Congress by another young newcomer, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y...............................
More than 60 separate working titles…Continue
Usual $uspects Parade to Podium
The article (see link at the bottom) states "The company also has put bids into Connecticut and Rhode Island and officials have said they would consider selling to a corporation if the bid is not accepted by the PUC." However there is no mention of the fact that three weeks ago on 11/28/18, Weaver Wind's bid as well as the bids of five other Maine land-based wind projects were…Continue
Regrettably, the Sierra Club, in its Another Voice column, has issued egregious errors of fact.
The U.S. does not garner 30 percent of its power from industrial wind. The real number is around 4 percent (some say 8 percent and others, 6.3 percent) and this is often disputed as well, as these heavy fossil fuel constructed and maintained machines also draw conventional power when the wind does not blow, to stabilize, heat and cool.
Facts are also: bird and bat kills are…
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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law in 2010:
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 – the number is likely to be at least 1,000 and perhaps as…Continue
The company, a subsidiary of Emirati investment vehicle Mubadala Investment Company, on Tuesday announced its share purchase agreement to buy British developer John Laing Group's interest in wind farms in Texas and New Mexico. While the exact dollar value of the deal has not been disclosed, Masdar's leadership described it as being "north of $100 million."
Read the full article at the following weblink:…Continue
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