February 2021 Blog Posts (31)

Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent

 
A turbine consumes up to 25% of its rated capacity in its own operation
Energy consumption in wind facilities



Large wind turbines require a large amount of energy to operate. Other…
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Added by Frank Haggerty on February 24, 2021 at 7:47am — 4 Comments

BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now

Following is a fairly incredible revelation, i.e., that in essence, the $1.4 billion MPRP (Maine Power Reliability Program, aka, the "CMP upgrade") was built, after all, for wind and solar.

From the BDN:…

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Added by Long Islander on February 22, 2021 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Data Shows Wind Power Failure was Chief Cause of Massive Texas Power Shortage

A historic winter storm and cold blast caused chaos in Texas last week.

Power outages were initiated by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas early on Monday morning and lasted for days. This meant hundreds of thousands of Texans are without electricity for short periods of time. Temperatures…

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Added by arthur qwenk on February 22, 2021 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

American Thought Leaders. What is the Cause of Texas Power Outages?...Explained (as if we did not know already)

https://www.theepochtimes.com/video-texas-power-outages-explained-jason-isaac_3704633.html

We recommend you get a subscription to The Epoch Times (digital or full edition) for accurate news content. This article is under Premium Edition Area of Videos . It may be found elsewhere by googling "Texas Power Outages Explained" the Epoch Times, Jason Isaac..As we know, you cannot supply…

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Added by arthur qwenk on February 22, 2021 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Wind Subsidies Help Freeze Texans

Blame a perfect storm of bad government policies, timing and weather. Coal and nuclear are the most reliable sources of power. But competition from heavily subsidized wind power and inexpensive natural gas, combined with stricter emissions regulation, has caused coal’s share of Texas’s electricity to plunge by more than half in a decade to 18%. Wind’s share has tripled to about 25% since 2010 and accounted for 42% of power last week before the freeze set in. About half of Texans rely on…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 22, 2021 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Old TV points out Sea Level Decline

For those of you with Amazon Prime, it is worth watching the Brit show called Time Team. Not only is it a fascinating show, but they frequently in their digging uncover harbors and estuaries where there is today a field many meters above current sea level.



Season 6 Episodes 11 is amazing in the discovery of an "island" which now contains the remnants of medieval and older era…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on February 20, 2021 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The truth behind Texas's renwewable energy failure.

As the climate cabal (think John Kerry and AOC) scurries to distort the truth the disaster during Texas's polar vortex event, rationals minds are exposing the consequences of renewable dependeance and the kabuki theater of the scam known as the Green New Deal. 

This report gets to the heart of the delusion: …

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Added by richard mcdonald on February 20, 2021 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments

‘Cheap’ Offshore Wind Power Claims are FALSE, Data Shows



Since 2017, renewables advocates have argued that offshore wind power is now very cheap. However, closer examination of their claims reveals a different story.



As the report’s author Andrew Montford explains:



“In fact, if you read the small print, renewables advocates are only saying that windfarms coming on stream after 2018 will be cheap. But we now know this is not…

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Added by arthur qwenk on February 19, 2021 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

US power line tensions grow over green energy surge

Excerpts:

The battle over a power line in Maine features a television advertisement depicting felled pine trees in the wooded US state paired with noir images of a corporate tower in modern Bilbao, near the Guggenheim art museum. A voiceover declares: “A good deal for Spain, and a bad deal for Maine.”

“They chose a very xenophobic message that I find incredibly troubling,” said Thorn Dickinson, chief executive of the Avangrid company building the Maine project.…



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Added by Long Islander on February 18, 2021 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

TEXAS POWER OUTAGE SHOWS IMPACTS OF THE VAGARIES OF THE WEATHER

TEXAS POWER OUTAGE SHOWS IMPACTS OF THE VAGARIES OF THE WEATHER

 

Texas’ electric grid nearly melted down in the summer of 2019, when searing temperatures sent electricity demand soaring.

The state’s grid operator was able to keep the lights on, but many observers were worried. They wondered if Texas power plants would be able to match the rising demand, driven largely by residents reaching for the dial on their air conditioning units.

When the…

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Added by Willem Post on February 18, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

RIP Rush Limbaugh: Why "climate change" was a signature issue for Rush

Why Climate Change Is a Signature Issue on This Program

Rush: "Global warming, it stopped warming, so they changed it to climate change. Since they can’t really illustrate massive changes in climate, they modified things and started referring to anything, any weather extreme, as evidence of climate change, be it a flood, which had been happening since Genesis. Talk to Noah about that. Torrential rain. These things are now cited as examples of climate…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 18, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Wind turbines are great if your selling them

Don't ever blame a wind turbine for anything in the media. This message rigging allows the green scammers to keep on selling more of these worthless heaps and infrastructure to the ignorant consumer. The truth is, all the turbines in Texas could be spinning at full speed and power would still be out.

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Added by Jim Wiegand on February 17, 2021 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?

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Added by Long Islander on February 15, 2021 at 7:00pm — 23 Comments

Bill Gates Pushes Biden To Spend BILLIONS More On Climate Change, And Taxpayers Will Foot The Bill

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist praised Biden’s efforts to destroy the domestic fossil fuels industry in order to replace it with alternatives under the guise of an eco-friendly “sustainability” during an appearance on “60 Minutes” on Sunday.

During his chat with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Gates touted what he calls a “zero carbon future” that over the next 30 years will require a “global cooperation on a scale the world has never seen”. This is music to the ears of those who…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 15, 2021 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS SYSTEMS NOT COST-EFFECTIVE IN NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA

China, India, New England and Vermont

 

Electric bus proponents often point to China to advance their interests, i.e., sell more electric buses

China has made electric buses and EVs in urban areas a priority to reduce its well-known excessive air pollution, due to: 1) using a lot of coal in dirty, inefficient power plants, and 2) vastly increased vehicle traffic in urban complexes with 15 to 30 million people each.

 

India has a China…

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Added by Willem Post on February 15, 2021 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

I plead guilty’ – Bill Gates confesses his climate guilt

‘My carbon footprint is absurdly high…I have felt guilty about this…I own big houses & fly in private planes…who am I to lecture anyone on the environment?’

Bill Gates: "It’s true that my carbon footprint is absurdly high. For a long time I have felt guilty about this. Working on this book has made me even more conscious of my responsibility to reduce my emissions; shrinking my carbon footprint is the least that can be…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 14, 2021 at 12:00am — 11 Comments

Maine solar industry baffled, angry as CMP cites need for costly upgrades

Portland Press Herald - Tux Turkel - February 4, 2021

Maine’s burgeoning solar industry is up in arms, after many developers received emails from Central Maine Power last week indicating that their projects are causing technical problems at substations that could require costly upgrades. The controversy is erupting as scores of solar developers are building and proposing…

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Added by Long Islander on February 13, 2021 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Gorham, ME - Plus Power (SUPPOSEDLY) Breaks Open Market for Massive Battery

This sure makes for a good headline, but what if the sun goes behind the clouds for a few hours? What if there's no wind? How quickly do electricity users run down the battery, rendering it useless? Who pays for this? Why do we hear about New England's physical constraints on its natural gas supply when the only constraint are politicians' bans on much needed natural gas lines for Maine?

For some answers, please read Willem Post's "REALITY CHECK REGARDING UTILITY-SCALE BATTERY…

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Added by Long Islander on February 12, 2021 at 5:05pm — 5 Comments

Sarah Bloom Raskin is top candidate for Climate Czar (new post in Treasury)

Following the blatant theft of an election from the American people by the beyond crooked establishment, is it any surprise that the hoax of manmade climate existential emergency is now taking on this powerful official taxing authority which has the express purpose of harming the U.S. economy while handing a big victory to Communist China and Russia? Nice to see her background at …

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 12, 2021 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Mass Climate Thug Resigns

Mr. Ismay is no longer a member of the Mass Department of Climate Zealots.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/11/embattled-massachusetts-climate-official-david-ismay-resigns-immediately/

Added by richard mcdonald on February 11, 2021 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “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." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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