In a speech to the Environmental and Energy Technology Council of Maine, Mills said she will introduce legislation to create a Maine Climate Council that will develop an action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to a changing climate. Mills has set an interim goal of 80 percent electricity generation from renewable sources by 2030 and a longer-term goal of 100 percent by 2050.
She also reiterated her pledges to promote…Continue
a taste of things to come...good , bad or just more emotionalized policy making?
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME -
MAINE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL
POLICY IN 2019
Breaking News: Governor Mills to Keynote E2Tech Energy & Environmental Policy Forum
E2Tech is excited to announce that Governor Mills will provide closing remarks at E2Tech's Thursday morning (2/28)…Continue
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 27, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments
At present, gas turbine plants perform most of the peaking, filling-in and balancing services for the New England electric grid. Diesel plants also are used. If fossil fuel and nuclear plants were shut down, mostly hydro plants and battery systems would have to perform those services.
Projected Load on NE Grid
Table 1 shows the energy sources of the NE grid in 2018, and the likely energy sources in 2050, with fossil and nuclear plants shut…Continue
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STATE OF MAINE
JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENERGY UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Sen. Mark Lawrence, Senate Chair…Continue
The people elected to represent you in Augusta are coming after you with their own green deal, offered so that you can't refuse.
They exclaimed "We're going to have to electrify transportation, heating and cooling" and the plan is to make it happen in twelve, yes twelve years from now.
Residents say they received no notice of the wind farm’s construction, and say there are health, noise and quality-of-life issues at stake. Verdecchia said the project followed the law, and that antiquated zoning laws were the issue.
“It appears the proper procedures were followed,” he said. “The zoning laws did not keep up with technology.”
State law requires only that property owners within 200 feet of such a project be notified, and Alpine Estates is 1.4 miles…Continue
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Meanwhile, for over 10 years industrial wind turbines, now near 600' tall, have been proliferating throughout inland Maine with virtually no regard to tourism and property values. It seems there is a two tiered system - one for folks living on the Maine coast and another for those living in interior Maine. Remember also, Sen. Susan Collins cheered offshore wind because it would be "over the horizon and out of view". But inland, the politicians define setbacks in mere hundreds of…Continue
"Whenever we came up with this term clean energy, I think it screwed up people's minds"...................."What battery solution is going to sit there and provide that power?"............."It does not solve the reliability problem"......................"Do planes fly through the sky because of some number you put on a spreadsheet"?...................."There is no substitute for how the industrial economy runs today"...........................…Continue
This version of the AWED Newsletter is dedicated to a single topic: the proposed US Green New Deal (GND).
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Excerpted from the newspaper's "Climate is top concern in CMP powerline case":
Creating a pathway for Canadian hydropower into northern New England is not all Maine should be doing to reduce its carbon footprint. It will still be important to increase the use of electricity for space heating and transportation, while generating more power from renewable sources, like solar and wind, both onshore and offshore.…Continue
Public Hearing on Tuesday - Resolve, To Direct a Plan for Energy Independence for Maine
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(AUDIO ONLY) EUT…
All six New England utility companies made their top ten list.
In Massachusetts, the average cost for utilities every month is $469.13.
According to the New England Ratepayers Association, right now there's little consumers can do.
“As a consumer, the best thing to do is to use as little electricity as possible," said Marc Brown, president of the New England Ratepayers Association.
The problem he says is how electricity is produced here. Half is made using natural…Continue
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Portland, MAINE -- Governor Janet Mills released the following statement in response to the announcement of a signed Stipulation regarding the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) proposal:
“Last night thousands of Maine households turned up their thermostats to keep their families warm as the wind…
EXCERPTS from the article:
By invoking a law regulating foreign agents to pursue prosecution of former Trump campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller opened the door to more intense scrutiny of some U.S. environmental groups, according to legal analysts who say China and Russia use such groups to influence America’s energy policy.By invoking a law regulating foreign agents to pursue prosecution of former Trump campaign officials, special counsel Robert Mueller opened the…Continue
The title of this tells it all. There is a new system afoot and it is the most scary future we face as Americans. Our education system has failed us and our progeny has been indoctrinated into the ranks of socialism and elite control of our lives. They have no concept of what real science is and have been brainwashed by the system and the complicit media. …Continue
A decade ago, a rent-seeking, vainglorious Texas oil man named T. Boone Pickens spent tens of millions of dollars to promote what today might be called the Little Green Deal.
There are many lessons to be learned from T. Boone’s ill-fated, expensive, distracting venture. Here are several: