Tyler Kachnovich used a drone to capture this video of Canton Mt. Wind project. He had posted it on Face Book. Even under winter snow, the destruction to the ridge is clear. The blades are spinning so slowly that it likely is producing little or no electricity.…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on March 31, 2018 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments
Thorium based MSR/LFTRs... we built one at Oak Ridge as an experiment and ran it for over 20,000 without a major problem, just some minor repairs as you would expect. It worked! Now it's time to finish the last steps to make them commercially usable so we can put them to work. …Continue
Added by John F. Hussey on March 31, 2018 at 3:38pm — 1 Comment
The US Environmental Protection Agency, US-EPA, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, VT-DEC, and the Independent System Operator of New England, ISO-NE, calculate the CO2eq of Vermont’s electricity sector. They use different methods and obtain results that are significantly different from each other.
In this article I propose another method, which allocates the NE grid CO2eq to each state, based on the percent load each state imposes on the NE grid,…Continue
Added by Willem Post on March 31, 2018 at 9:30am — 2 Comments
Added by Dan McKay on March 31, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments
https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaForestry/posts/10160122617060632 ; Just what we don't need on the mountain tops and ridge lines of MAINE!
Added by John F. Hussey on March 31, 2018 at 7:17am — 1 Comment
Added by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments
The following groups have petitioned the PUC to intervene in the NECEC case. I wonder how many have wind pushing them .
CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION
Added by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 9:46am — 3 Comments
LD 1810, a bill to extract all of Western Maine from the expedited wind permitting area will go for vote in the House of Representatives next week. The democrats will vote against it, even some who represent Western Maine.
Added by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 9:02am — 5 Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 30, 2018 at 8:12am — 9 Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 29, 2018 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment
Imagine This Somewhere
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 29, 2018 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments
I skied at Sugarloaf on March 26 & 27, 2018. LD 1810 would have extended the scenic impact zone for wind projects to 40 miles. While that seems like a lot, recent attempts in other legislation supported by the Maine Appalachian Trail Club and others would extend the impact zone to 15 miles from either side of the Appalachian Trail. The AT crosses Crocker Mt and most of the Bigelow Range. If either of the proposed increases had been adopted instead of killed by the Maine Legislature's…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on March 29, 2018 at 2:13pm — 4 Comments
Driving on State Rte 4 through the Androscoggin River valley towns of Livermore Falls and Jay, Maine's newest wind project on Canton Mt. was jarring as to how dominating it is in the affected region. While the Patriot Renewables website touts the project with production figures showing expected capacity factor to the 30.9%, Eric Tuttle has been tracking its output via ISO-NE and shared recent days tracking on a Face Book discussion. Here is a photo of the project taken from North Jay, as…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on March 29, 2018 at 1:50pm — 8 Comments
These are the talking points of Mr. Voorhees, , climate and energy policy director of the NRCM regarding the NECEC project :
Added by Dan McKay on March 29, 2018 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments
The hellish deals all of these energy spawn.
Added by Paula D Kelso on March 29, 2018 at 12:43pm — No Comments
Just curious, why is it anytime wind power opponents call out wind projects for killing birds, the so called environmental groups tell us there's nothing to worry about?
From the article, Next up, Central Maine Power - Mass. drops N. Pass, opts instead for Maine transmission line:
Greg Cunningham, a vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation said the proposed route of the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 29, 2018 at 9:30am — 2 Comments
Added by Dan McKay on March 28, 2018 at 3:27pm — 8 Comments
Vermonters for a Clean Environment (VCE) provides facts and information so people can make informed
decisions. In our discussions with Vermonters it became evident that most residents do not understand the
statutory mechanisms to achieve the state’s renewable energy goals. To that end, this paper provides an overview of enacted policies, a discussion about northern Vermont’s grid constraints, and information about Vermont as part of the regional electric grid.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 28, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment
The Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP issued a statement saying that the state’s electric utilities had terminated the conditional selection of the Northern Pass project and are now working to conclude negotiations with Central Maine Power for its New England Clean Energy Connect line.
The action comes after a siting committee in New Hampshire rejected the Northern Pass proposal, and the developer was unable to gain approval by a March 27 deadline set by…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 28, 2018 at 11:00am — 4 Comments
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