DuckDuckGo is one of the privacy-focused alternatives to Google’s massive ad business operation taking place under the guise of a search engine.
Regardless, Google Search has for years if not decades been the most widely used search tool, at least in the western world. Installed and integrated into every Android device and made default even in Google’s rival browsers, the search market is an effective monopoly that’s a very hard nut to crack.
However, DuckDuckGo is now…Continue
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June 29, 2021
"Projects Will Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals"
.......Six new solar projects and one existing wind farm were selected Tuesday by the Maine Public Utilities Commission as the best clean-energy choices to supply power for Central Maine Power and Versant Power customers.
.......The one existing project winner, for 50 percent of its 132-megawatt output, was Helix Maine Wind Development LLC. The wind farm is in the Boundary Mountains of Franklin County. (Kibby Mountain)
.......Interest groups that support clean…Continue
Wall Street is once again in the midst of a “money heist” from naive investors. This time in the form of “woke activism” called ESG.
ESG refers to the Environmental, Social, and Governance risk theoretically embedded in a business. However, while ESG investing is about taking these risks into account in investment decisions, these are all the things NOT on a company’s balance sheet or earnings statements. Such is the inherent problem.
However, as is also the case, with…Continue
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From a Staff Report, with no names. The bold print with explanations are mine. I sent a copy of this to all Supervisors.
This article shows how Tracey Adams, et al., set up companies to employ and train THOUSANDS of “reliable” ballot processors, recruited mostly from leftist organization, such as the ACLU, BLM, etc., with help from Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.…Continue
This decision may be appealed to Supervisors. So just in case Supervisors decide to sell out the people of Shasta County and our eagles.......Wagons with heavy artillery are being circled.
Here is my statement written for Shasta County .....…Continue
Ellsworth American - Ethan Genter - June 23, 2021
AUGUSTA — A compromise has emerged in the state Legislature that would install a permanent ban on wind energy development in state waters and give the fishing industry a seat at the table on any federal projects that want to connect to land through the state’s jurisdiction.
The compromise came from the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, which had been considering a pair of dueling bills on offshore wind. The first…Continue
Matthew Moniot, a researcher with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory said that most drivers who charge at night "will have to change" their routines: "If you look at aggregate load across the grid, it tends to spike in the evening hours whenever people come home." He called it a "tricky problem" that relies on "how much can we move what's currently overnight charging to be during the daytime hours, when generation may be more excessive."
Read the full article at the…Continue
The writer, Marina Schauffler, before becoming a journalist served as a communications consultant to numerous environmental organizations and agencies. In the piece, excepted below, she talks about the threat of wind driven fires, suggesting that wind speeds are getting higher.
From the article:
"Historically, the state’s largest and most destructive fires have been wind-driven, Mints noted: “Here in Maine, wind is our…Continue
AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday night voted down a bill to form a consumer-owned utility to buy the assets of Central Maine Power and Versant Power, reversing the results of initial Senate action and considerably dimming the bill’s chances of passing the Legislature this session.
The measure passed the Senate a day earlier on a preliminary vote of 19-16, but it failed by a single vote on final enactment, 17-18. There was no debate in the Senate chamber…Continue
Governor Mills has signed a bill that should have been included in the Expedited Wind Act over a decade ago.
The new law is intended to balance the power between energy developers and regular citizens who are essentially defenseless. "Equity" is a popular word these days, but it hasn't…Continue
How much worse than acknowledged are the bird and bat kills by wind turbines?
By Robert Bradley Jr. -- June 14, 2021
“Which source of mortality kills more or less birds is somewhat irrelevant…. the threat posed by wind turbines grows with each facility constructed in a high-risk area for birds.”
– Joel Merriman, American Bird Conservancy
The “avian mortality problem” has long been an issue for industrial wind turbines, as…Continue
Electric grid operators in Texas and California are again urging residents to conserve power amid a sweltering heat wave to avoid blackouts. Keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees during the summer may be the green new normal.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas…Continue
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The main purpose of this article is to inform lay people regarding:
1) Some of the sordid details of the Arizona 2020 Election, as revealed by independent audits
2) Some of the many ways corrupt state election officials have been manipulating the results of all elections over the decades, and likely will continue to do so, if not outlawed.
3) Mail-in voting providing all sorts of fraud possibilities…Continue
By Maureen Milliken
Plans for a $235 million wind farm in Washington County, in the works since 2013, are before the Maine Land Use Planning Commission for review, a final step before construction can begin.
The state Department of Environmental Protection passed the Apex Clean Energy project on to the commission for review last month after DEP determined the wind farm is an allowed use under its guidelines. The LUPC is the planning authority for the…Continue
Maine could become the first state where lawmakers order 'divestment' from fossil fuels, although changes to the bill could slow the process.
Divestment advocates hailed the bill’s passage as a landmark moment that helps put Maine at the forefront (at least among state governments) of an international campaign that they say has solid ethical and financial footing. Youth climate activists, environmental groups and state retirees led the fight for the…Continue