May 2019 Blog Posts (36)

COMPARISON OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE EXISTING COGEN PLANT AND NEW HEATING PLANT

The existing Dartmouth campus central cogeneration plant required about 3.5 million gallon of No. 6 fuel oil in 2018. The plant had a minimum heating load of 4 MW (13.65 million Btu/h) in summer and a maximum of 32 MW (109.2 million Btu/h) in winter. See page 11 of URL

 

The Dartmouth campus required about 50000 MWh of electricity in 2018, of which about 80% was purchased and the existing co-gen plant generated about 20%.

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Added by Willem Post on May 31, 2019 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Please sign petition & submit comments

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/humboldt-wind-farm 

These are to be the tallest ever installed in the U.S., dwarfing the adjacent redwoods by double.

Separate from the petition, CEQA comments are due by June 5, 2019 (Email is fine!) 

*> Details at …

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Added by Ellin Beltz on May 30, 2019 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Maine Voices: Proposal to revive offshore wind project does not pass the smell test

Thanks to CTFWP member Monhegan Resident for the head's up on this piece.

Maine Aqua Ventus should remain on hold until key PUC questions have been answered.

Staff Writer Kevin Miller’s May 16 news article about the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee’s public hearing on…

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Added by Long Islander on May 29, 2019 at 10:37am — No Comments

More Maine millennials are birding (will they come to see turbines as avian murderers?)

Young Maine birders say they like the connection to nature – and the sheer joy of watching birds.

WESTBROOK — Actor Ian Carlsen starts his work week at 7 a.m. at a coffee shop on Portland’s Munjoy Hill, the neighborhood where he lives. Two weeks ago, with a hot coffee and scone to go, the 33-year-old then drove to a wild, wooded enclave outside Portland for a few hours of his favorite outdoor fix.

Carlsen, who acts in television commercials and for two Portland theater…

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Added by Long Islander on May 27, 2019 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Check out this risk assessment radar study conducted by Stantec

  

Important facts about the nonscientific Marbled Murrelet radar surveys conducted by Stantec in Humboldt County............

This bogus study was conducted in Humboldt County to assess the risk to Marbled Murrelets from 60- 600 ft tall turbines, spinning with blade tip speeds up to 300 mph.

As I stated in another earlier post, there are a number of problems with the Stantec radar surveys conducted for this project. Nobody should accept them as being accurate or even…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on May 25, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

This world's deadliest wind turbines are headed for Humboldt County

With 300 mph tip speeds, there is nothing green, progressive or anything even remotely ethical about this coming destruction. It gets even worse, Shasta County wants to put in 100 of these monsters.

Added by Jim Wiegand on May 25, 2019 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Commonwealth: You unwittingly pay billions for political agendas in your electric bill

Click below to watch the four minute video.

Some excerpts:

- Your electric bill has become a major instrument of public policy..........

- The money collected has been rising steadily

- Already, these agendas add up to about $300 a year for the average electricity bill

- The chart at about the one minute mark in the…

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Added by Long Islander on May 24, 2019 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.

Looks like MA isn't shopping out-of-state for renewables these days - good news for ME.

https://macleanenergy.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/83c-ii-rfp_finalpackage.pdf

 

Added by richard mcdonald on May 23, 2019 at 5:05pm — 4 Comments

Baldacci Wind Task Force's Phil Bartlett mentioned as possible Mills PUC pick

Former state Sens. Phil Bartlett and Mark Dion mentioned as possible candidates alongside Faith Huntington, director of the commission’s electric and natural gas division, Rachel Goldwasser, executive director of the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners and Robert Stoddard, the CEO of a marine energy company.

There could be other candidates and…

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Added by Long Islander on May 23, 2019 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Offshore Wind Cable Failure Merits Offshore Wind Moratorium

Offshore Wind Cable Failure Merits an Offshore Wind Moratorium.   

“America’s First” Offshore DeepWater Wind Project is Plagued by Cable Failures.

‘Wind…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on May 22, 2019 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

going ...Going .....Will It be ..............GONE ? -- Tesla --

Musk's failed business model (to milk the taxpayer with renewable Obama initiated "Greenwashed " gaming, is now taking it down. Hello Solyndra, First Wind,Beacon Power,Sun Edison...and on and on in the renewable failure parade.The truth is that this problem is widespread. The government’s picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers…

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Added by arthur qwenk on May 21, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What if Green Energy Isn’t the Future?

What if Green Energy Isn’t the Future?

There’s a reason Warren Buffett decided to bet $10 billion on the future of oil and natural gas.

"In the U.S., utilities,…
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Added by arthur qwenk on May 21, 2019 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Mills Outlines Climate Change Council Plans For Natural Resources Committee

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills told state lawmakers Friday that her proposal to create a 27-member climate change council will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions while transitioning the state to what she describes as a "low-carbon" economy.

Testifying before the Legislature's Natural Resources Committee, Mills says the council will…

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Added by Long Islander on May 19, 2019 at 12:44am — 4 Comments

DEEP-WATER FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES IN MAINE

The Norwegians have about 60 years of experience building and servicing oil/gas rigs and laying undersea electric cables, gas lines and oil lines all over the world.

 

They have invested billions of dollars in specialized deep-water, Norwegian harbors and facilities for assembly of oil/gas rigs and invested in specialized sea-going heavy lifters, and specialized sea-going tugboats to tow the oil/gas rigs from Norwegian building sites to oil/gas production sites. The heavy…

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Added by Willem Post on May 18, 2019 at 9:00am — 30 Comments

ENR at 10:00am today audio alert- An Act To Establish the Maine Climate Change Council To Assist Maine To Mitigate, Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change

Tune in at 10:00 am at the website link below. After clicking on the link, click the audio icon and turn up your speakers.

An Act To Establish the Maine Climate Change Council To Assist Maine To Mitigate, Prepare for and Adapt to Climate Change…

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Added by Long Islander on May 17, 2019 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

UMaine-led offshore wind power project - advocates urge lawmakers to help revive

AUGUSTA — The Mills administration and advocates for developing offshore wind power in Maine urged lawmakers Thursday to revive a floating turbine project that has been stalled with utility regulators for more than a year.

The bill would direct the Public Utilities Commission to approve a long-term contract between the University of Maine-led Aqua Ventus program and Central Maine Power. A…

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Added by Long Islander on May 17, 2019 at 12:08am — 5 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 13, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Renewables Can’t Power Modern Civilization — Because They Were Never Meant To

The Solar Energy Racket

IEA Report: Worldwide Renewable Growth is Stalling

Europe’s Dramatic Decline Of Renewable Energy Uptake

Oklahoma passes new bill to protect military airspace from wind turbine encroachment

Is Noise Pollution the Next Big Public-Health Crisis?

When the GOP rolls out climate policies, it…

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Added by Long Islander on May 15, 2019 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

Former PUC & DEP Commissioner David Littell Joins Bernstein Shur's Energy and Environmental Practice Group

He played a key role in designing, implementing and running North America’s first market-based greenhouse gas regulatory system, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. The market-based program successfully put in place regulatory and market rules coordinated between ten states through a newly organized administrative and technical assistance entity known as RGGI, Inc., based in New York City, which Littell chaired and served on the executive board of from inception in 2008 until…

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Added by Long Islander on May 15, 2019 at 9:34am — 2 Comments

Techno-Dictatorship: Apple Bans Natural News for Publishing True Climate Science Stories

Apple claiming reports are “rejected by the scientific community”

Mike Adams | Natural News - May 13, 2019

As part of the accelerating techno-dictatorship sweeping across the online world, Apple News has banned Natural News for expressing views which Apple claims are “rejected by the scientific community.”

This ban was received shortly after Natural News published a rebuttal to the junk science climate change narrative which falsely claims that…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on May 14, 2019 at 5:00am — 2 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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