Gore’s accusation against science shows an extraordinary misreading of history. … Yet Gore’s assault…Continue
Electricity Mix Based on Power Purchase Agreements: There are non-technical people talking about the “Vermont electricity mix” or the “New Hampshire electricity mix”. That mix exists only on paper, because it is based on power purchase agreements, PPAs, between utilities and owners of electricity generators. A utility may claim it is 100% renewable. This means the utility has PPAs with owners of renewable generators, i.e. wind, solar, biomass, hydro, etc. That mix has…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 25, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, goal aims to “transform” the Vermont economy. It would require investments of about $33.3 billion, about $1 billion per year for 33 years, during the 2017 - 2050 period, per Vermont Energy Action Network 2015 Annual Report. The CEP could not be implemented without a very high carbon tax and other taxes, surcharges and fees of at least $970 million per year for 33 years.…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 24, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 24, 2017 at 10:38am — No Comments
Friends of Falmouth Wind-They Are Not Your Friends
Added by Frank Haggerty on February 24, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments
The variable outputs of heavily-subsidized wind and solar are totally unusable, could not be fed into the grid, without the presence of a fleet of quick-reacting power plants, such as CCGTs, to counteract to ups and downs of these outputs, on a less than minute-by-minute basis, 24/7/365, year after year.
The more wind and solar systems tied to the grid, the larger the fleet of…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments
As I originally lived in Plymouth, I am very familiar with the location of these turbines put up last summer in a residential section on the Bourne/Plymouth line. At the time the residents were assured by the developer that there would only be good things from the installation. There would be no appreciable noise and no ill effects. Of course these were all lies and now the residents are up in arms. The government is not really supporting the residents at this point just as it happened in…Continue
Added by Jim Lutz on February 23, 2017 at 1:32pm — No Comments
Good luck in the Gulf of Maine. Of course the harshest conditions for wind turbines are when the public becomes informed and when the subsidies run out.
Environment Canada launched the pilot project in 2000 — which would have seen the five wind turbines generate energy onto the grid of the island known for its shifting sand dunes and fragile environment.
But when Parks Canada took over management of the 40-kilometre-long island when…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 23, 2017 at 7:57am — No Comments
The wind industry spin machine is spinning away like never before and all the crooks are reacting to President Trump like vampires do sunlight. Hopefully President Trump is well aware that "grid modernization" means nothing more than building shipping facilities for the subsidy leeches in the wind industry.…Continue
In 2010 Hawaii Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona signed Senate Bill 2441 into law, making the intentional harassing, harming or killing of a monk seal—or any endangered or threatened Hawaii species—a class C felony. The new Hawaii law extended the punishment for violations of the federal Endangered Species Act, to include a fine of up to $50,000 and five years in…Continue
With a power purchase agreement already approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission in 2014 and the Mohegan test site designated in 2009 by the Maine Department of Conservation being approved, Dagher told committee members the Aqua Ventus project has avoided trip-ups that led to other projects being dropped by DOE.
Both Aqua Ventus and the Ohio project are in line for $40 million in funding, contingent on reaching specific milestones and subject to continued congressional…Continue