Well . . . we have been saying it over and over but now the Aussies have finally confirmed all the reasons we should hang up our "Renewable Energy Industries" at once. Of course with the "Green New Deal" and insane liberals being elected to office, there is little hope that this will end before we bankrupt our system and all our citizens. Germany is also in trouble with their renewable plan and it is costing them a fortune.…Continue
What this seems to say is "if we took more money from you then we were supposed to, it looks like we'll have to give it back". Is there a way we can nominate Baldacci for a magnanimity award? Perhaps the biggest story here is that it took five years for the Maine media to reveal that Baldacci joined the Avangrid board back in 2014.
Note also that since 2012, Baldacci has been with Portland law firm…Continue
Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified. Those costs, as c/kWh, could be quantified, but it is politically expedient, using various, often far-fetched reasons, to charge them to:
- Directly to ratepayers, via electric rate schedules, and/or added taxes, fees and surcharges on electric bills
- Directly to taxpayers, such as carbon taxes, user fees and surcharges.
- Directly to federal and state budgets and…Continue
June 29, 2019
By Vijay Jayaraj
Wind energy is infinite, clean, a friend of climate, and the future of our energy sector. That is the green gospel we hear from renewable-obsessed environmentalists and politicians every day.
If wind energy is what they claim it is, why are the economic powerhouses of the world increasingly turning toward fossil fuels and nuclear, not toward wind? If wind is affordable and efficient, as they claim, why does it need subsidies to…Continue
Hundreds of blue-collar workers assembled at the Oregon state capitol Thursday, protesting a climate change bill they believe would cripple their respective industries.
Farmers, loggers, ranchers and truckers rallied in Salem to protest HB2020, a cap & trade bill which they fear would cut jobs and increase fuel prices.
The bill was first challenged earlier this month by Republican lawmakers, who defied the state’s Democrat Governor Kate Brown by walking out…Continue
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When you click on the below link you'll see in the top picture a gathering of interested parties at the RPS/Climate change bill-signing.
That's Beth O'Hearn (teal dress) from League of Conservation Voters, which is the overarching organization for the Airhead Enviro Cabal (LCV, NRCM, Sierra, Audubon, Environment Maine, et al). Over her shoulder in Maroon/white is Katelyn Bernard, the lobbyist for the Appalachian Mountain Club, which for a few years had…Continue
By Michelle Froese | June 26, 2019
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and others have introduced the Renewable Electricity Standard Act of 2019 — a bill that would more than double the supply of renewable energy in the U.S. from 18% of electricity generation in 2018 to at least 50% by 2035.
Starting in 2020, the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) would require electricity providers across the country to increase their supply of renewable energy, from sources such as wind and solar…Continue
By Lori Valigra, BDN Staff • June 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Updated: June 26, 2019 1:55 pm
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has approved power purchase agreements that are key to the proposed $1 billion hydropower transmission line through western Maine.
Hydro-Quebec, which is a partner with Central Maine Power on the proposed line, said Wednesday that the regulator had approved the agreements signed between Hydro-Quebec and Massachusetts electric distribution…Continue
By Bill Nemitz 6/26/19
Few things brighten up a dismal situation like the phrase “I know a guy.”’
It implies that, as intractable as a problem may be, having a contact on the inside just might help, if not resolve it altogether.
Take for example Central Maine Power Co.’s disastrous roll-out of its new $56 million billing system,…Continue
6/23/19 - By Tux TurkelStaff Writer
The promise was that smart meters would give home customers real-time information on electricity costs, so they could shift power use to when it’s less expensive. Dry your clothes at 10 p.m. and save a few cents. To encourage that outcome, taxpayers chipped in $96 million to install smart meters.
But what few people understood at the time was that the potential couldn’t be realized until CMP upgraded its…Continue
Here are the Maine House Republicans that voted for this bill:
|COREY of Windham|
|KINNEY of Knox|
|TUELL of East Machias|
Here are the Maine House Republicans that were absent from the vote:
|CEBRA of Naples|
|DeVEAU of Caribou|
By Tux TurkelStaff Writer
Clean-energy supporters are celebrating the pending passage of two bills that they see as catalysts to advance a new wave of renewable power development in Maine.
The first, L.D. 1494, will update Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, a policy that…Continue
"It means that on Father's Day, when I see my grandchildren next year, I'll have a lot less uncertainty about their future than I did yesterday morning," said Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright"
Mr. Englebright - are you aware that NY State's population is equal to 3/10th's of 1% of the world population? Are you…Continue
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
The Greens’ Goal has Always Been to Make Renewable Energy Expensive
Combined-Cycle Natural Gas Power Beats Everything Else
The Levelized Cost of Electricity from Existing Generation Resources
Observations on the Alliance for Market Solutions’ ‘conservative’ case for a carbon tax
Economists Have Been “Useful Idiots” for the Green Socialists
Infrasound — a Growing Liability for Wind…Continue
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North Carolina's beleaguered wind industry is heading for collapse should S.B. 377 become law.
A similar moratorium was put in place under former Maine Gov. Paul LePage, R, and though it was lifted a year later, renewable energy advocates said development in the state was noticeably stalled. North Carolina would be the…Continue