By Tux TurkelStaff Writer
Any effort to block Central Maine Power Co.’s planned $1 billion transmission line through western Maine at the ballot box in November may be a bit like trying to block a moving train.
Already, tens of millions of dollars have been invested in land purchases, design and engineering, contracts and materials. Eight months from now, that figure will be many times higher. And if two outstanding permits are issued this spring as anticipated,…Continue
While all eyes are on the proposed CMP power corridor in western Maine, a potential environmental and economic catastrophe is unfolding Downeast, in the form of the proposed Apex wind farm in Columbia. The 22,000-acre tower array would be situated directly in the heart of western Washington County, with 30 structures rivaling the widely visible Cutler radio towers in overall height (taking into account site elevation), but over a much broader expanse and with moving parts added to…
RJ Heller | The Quoddy Tides | February 28, 2020 | quoddytides.com
It took less than an hour for the Washington County commissioners to unanimously approve the financial agreement relating to the Washington County Downeast Wind Municipal Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District. The public hearing held in the courthouse on February 24 was the final chance for residents to give input about the TIF portion of the project.
Approximately 20 people attended…Continue
After 2015, the method of calculating CO2 absorption by Vermont's forests, etc., was changed to conform with EPA and international standards.
As a result, the higher values of the old method were replaced with the lower values of the new method.
For example, 8.23 million metric ton in 2015 (old) became 4.39 million Mt in 2015 (new), about 47% less.
If Vermont were to reduce overall CO2 to lower levels, then forests would absorb an increasing percentage…Continue