If it flies, it will die, then they lie.
Most people have no idea the real story of the California Condor. Back in 1984-1985, right after thousands of new turbines invaded the Tehachapi region, over 1/2 of the California condor population disappeared over a period of months. Then the USFWS went into…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on April 30, 2019 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment
The Mills administration bill would also set official goals of obtaining 80 percent of electricity consumed in Maine from renewable sources by 2030 and from 100 percent renewable sources by 2050......................................“These issues need to be addressed by everyone today for tomorrow,” said Woodsome, a retired teacher and former chairman of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. “You can stand on the sidelines and be a Monday morning quarterback, or…
Added by Long Islander on April 30, 2019 at 4:30pm — 17 Comments
"China has done a very good job of emphasizing the target of greening the Belt and Road," said Courtney Weatherby, a Southeast Asia analyst at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. "But it's not clear when you look at the actual projects that China is funding that they are truly green."
Why Is China Placing A Global Bet On Coal?
By Steve Inskeep & Ashley Westerman
Days before the forum with its "clean and…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 30, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Watch this 2009 video link. It is an interview conducted before Shawn Smallwood went way south with his nonscientific studies. The truth is that none of Shawn Smallwood's mortality studies are scientific. Even so his best guess back then was that that 3500---5000 raptors were being slaughtered each year at Altamont. At about 45 seconds into this video, he goes on to say "we're not…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on April 29, 2019 at 12:45pm — 3 Comments
The following articles may be found at the link below.
|A short French video (in English): Three Arguments against Wind Turbines|
|Another socialist boom and bust in solar…|
Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments
For dramatic effect, the opponents of the NECEC have been publishing scary stock photos of massive power lines from the midwest and elsewhere. As a result, most of the vocal-local opposition has been focused on scenic impact to Maine's wilderness. Here are some of their published photos, some provided to media outlets.
Added by Art Brigades on April 27, 2019 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments
My old estimates for the numbers of eagle carcasses pouring into the Denver repository were far too low.
In this 2014 NBC Denver Eagle Repository story, put out 5 years ago, at the end of the video, they admit that the repository has processed over 42,000 eagles since 1995. What they don’t tell people is that this eagle carcass number has escalated since 1995 right along with the development of wind energy in eagle habitat. Back then the repository was receiving 800-900 eagles a year.…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on April 27, 2019 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments
Unlike subdivisions, filling stations or rental units, the impact of wind turbines does not stop at the town line. Visible for miles in all directions, wind turbines are not solely the business of the host town.
“It is too bad each town acts independently when one can affect the other so much,” said Otis resident Teresa Davis. She was referring to wind projects in neighboring hill towns…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 26, 2019 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments
A wind power development firm behind a proposal that state officials think will pose a threat to birds is offering to conserve 5,800 acres of woods and wetlands in Hancock and Washington counties as wildlife habitat.
Longroad Energy, which has applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for approval to erect 22…Continue
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A Tesla Model 3 has a worse life-cycle carbon footprint than a similar-sized Mercedes diesel car, the renowned German think tank, IFO, has found. It warns that electric vehicles are "no panacea" against climate change.
When the IFO released its findings…Continue
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Unreliable nature of solar and wind makes electricity more expensive, new study finds
Michael Shellenberger, Contributor | Forbes | Apr 22, 2019 | www.forbes.com ~~
Solar panels and wind turbines are making electricity significantly more expensive, a major new study by a team of economists from the University of Chicago finds.
Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) “significantly increase average retail electricity prices, with prices…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 24, 2019 at 9:00am — 4 Comments
Governor Mills Statement Honoring Earth Day
Governor Janet Mills issued the following statement in recognition of Earth Day:
“Maine’s natural resources are a cornerstone of our heritage and our economy. Preserving them is vital to our public health and, in a sense, to the survival of our communities. Protecting these precious resources is not some partisan rallying cry, but a responsibility that all of us share and a recognition that the…
Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2019 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments
This is a must read for those still wanting to use Germany as the poster child for wind and solar in Maine and beyond:
Added by Barry Stephens on April 22, 2019 at 11:32am — 2 Comments
The Maine version of the Green New Deal, formally unveiled by its proponents recently and facing a public hearing this week, was at least introduced as actual legislation. That makes it a little less vague than its federal counterpart, albeit only slightly so. Its two most concrete components require electricity providers to switch to 80 percent renewable electricity by 2040 and require the Public Utility Commission and Efficiency Maine Trust to write legislation that lets public schools use…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2019 at 9:43am — 2 Comments
How many more communities in Maine would end up like Massachusetts wind turbine communities tortured by the noise from megawatt wind turbines if Sen Elizabeth Warren was elected President of the United States of America?
It's clear that governments can ignore public opinion just ask anyone of twenty-one…Continue
Added by Frank Haggerty on April 22, 2019 at 8:38am — 3 Comments
The headline calls it a "ban" but it is not. It, like over 100 other ordinances around Maine, is zoning written to regulate and protect a community from a gawdawful land use. The maximum height of 150 feet to top of blade pretty much kills any industrial wind project, which is a community's right. They are copying/pasting the…Continue
Added by Art Brigades on April 21, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Mark P. Mills
26 March 2019
A movement has been growing for decades to replace hydrocarbons, which collectively supply 84% of the world’s energy. It began with the fear that we were running out of oil. That fear has…
Added by arthur qwenk on April 21, 2019 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment
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