Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 28, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
We've long heard that the wind industry has "an army of bloggers". Also, anyone who has followed social media conversations about wind has heard the same talking points over and over and over again.
He was hit hard by digital activists pretending to be regular people.
"Digital activists are paid employees; their purpose is to attack anyone who's posting something contrary to the view of the page owner wants…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 27, 2017 at 6:20pm — No Comments
They need to store an order of magnitude more than anything yet seen
By Vaclav Smil
It would be a lot easier to expand our use of solar and wind energy if we had better ways to store the large quantities of electricity we’d need to cover gaps in the flow of that energy.
Even in sunny Los Angeles, a typical house roofed with enough photovoltaic panels to meet its average needs would still face daily shortfalls of up to about 80 percent of…Continue
Added by Long Islander on February 27, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Sample of contents:
Greed Energy Economics:
NYS is paying 11 wind and solar power projects 2X more in subsidies than electricity generated
Duke Energy says solar power will cost N.C. customers $1 billion too much
End IRS Abuse of Wind PTC
Electric Vehicles: Are the Costs Worth the Benefits?
Retiring worn-out wind turbines could cost billions that nobody has
Former Oklahoma Governor Says Wind Energy Tax Breaks Were a…Continue
Added by Long Islander on February 27, 2017 at 10:27am — No Comments
The Block Island Wind Farm, after many years of dithering, became operational in late 2016. It is located 3.8 miles east of Block Island, Rhode Island. It has five wind turbines, each with a capacity of 6 megawatt. Each turbine is about 589 feet tall.
The annual wind electricity production would be about 105,000 MWh/y, if the capacity factor were 0.40.
The estimated useful service life would be about 20 years, based on about 20 years of European offshore…Continue
Added by Frank Haggerty on February 27, 2017 at 7:45am — No Comments
Meeting dates and written comment deadline are highlighted below. Perhaps the new DOE will take public input seriously.
The stakes are big. Dong, Statoil, Deepwater and other companies secured a total of 11 leases to build offshore wind farms. To move forward, developers will need permits from multiple agencies and, in some instances, federal grants to refurbish ports. For instance, Deepwater’s 30-megawatt wind farm off Rhode Island benefited from a $22.3 million U.S. Transportation Department grant to upgrade piers and terminals for use as a staging area.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on February 26, 2017 at 6:25pm — No Comments
In the coming months, we recommend the new administration take action to reset the priorities of the DOE including:
Reviewing and eliminating DOE efforts that fall outside core proficiencies. Identify and defund activities aimed at wind advocacy.
Discourage funding of wind-related research where the costs can and should be borne by private industry.
Halt efforts by the DOE to assert federal authority over states with regard to transmission expansion.
Added by Long Islander on February 26, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 26, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Five years ago, Gov. Shumlin declared Vermont’s energy goal to be "90% renewable energy by 2050". The General Assembly has never enacted this declaration, but it did establish a Renewable Portfolio Standard, RPS, requiring 55% of retail electricity sales to be from renewable sources by 2017; 75% by 2032, per Act 56.
Renewable Portfolio Standards: Renewable portfolio standards require utilities to have a percentage of their electricity supply from renewable sources. Two…Continue
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey Immigration Vs Wind Turbine Agendas Clash
Added by Frank Haggerty on February 26, 2017 at 10:32am — No Comments
Germany had an installed capacity of 39,612 MW at the end of 2014. During 2014, the output varied from 29,687 MW (74.9% of capacity briefly during December) to 24 MW (0.06%). The average output was 5,868 MW (14.8% = the capacity factor). The production was 51,405.8 GWh.
Output was between 0 to 10% of capacity for 45.5% of the time (3986.75 h)
Output was in excess of 50% of capacity for 5.2% of the time (460.75 h)
A graph of wind output during 2014, does…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 25, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 25, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments
When you can't and haven't been obeying the law, just get your corrupt friends to change them............They have been slaughtering the hell out (excessive numbers ) of these endangered species for years without permission, just like the industry has done with all the hidden eagle carcasses being sent to the Denver Repository. Now these dirtbags want to change the laws they have been breaking for years…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on February 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments