By Lisa Linowes -- July 10, 2015
“The PTC offsets the high price of wind energy, giving the false impression that wind is competitive with other resources. But with capacity factors under 30%, project operation costs likely exceed the average wholesale price of energy in most areas of the…
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on July 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
A Texas company but a subsidiary of a Portugal Company, is looking to put a 250 mw wind facility in the County. It would be the largest yet in Maine, and at the end would employ perhaps 16 employees. 250 mw at the going rate of 25% would amount to 65 mw total for an investment of $613 million. That does not include the grid update that the ratepayers have to take care of. Read the article below.…Continue
From Tom Steyer to Nat Simons,…Continue
Our local Oakfield Wind opponent has supplied more photos of the all too common views of a wind power site being erected.
Turbine N12 going up. At 489 ft from base to apex of blade, it towers above the surrounding forest and is less than a mile from homes, where residents will surely be affected by turbine audible noise and infrasound…Continue
Clearview Peddles12 cents per kwh for Wind vs 6½ cents per kwh for the current "standard offer" in Maine
We are constantly criticizing the high cost per Megawatt Hour of intermittent wind power. While people can shop around for a better deal than the default "Standard Offer" approved by Maine's PUC, seldom do people make a conscious choice to spend more on wind power supplied…Continue
Spanish based Iberdrola, the parent company of Central Maine Power Co. is also, through Iberdrola Renewables, developing wind power sites. It wants to destroy Fletcher Mt. in the mountains around Lexington, Concord and Pleasant Ridge Plantations with a project to be known as West Range Wind.
The staff of Maine's Public Utilities Commission is recommending against allowing Iberdrola to purchase a transmission right of way from Brookfield Hydro that would provide the line from the…
Australia has slammed the door shut on any new government-funded investment in renewable energy schemes as Prime Minister Tony Abbott extends his “war on wind power”. The new directive banning investing in existing wind technology will also apply to small-scale solar projects. In doing so Mr Abbott has sent a clear message to the mendicant green renewable energy sector that there will be no more cheap state-supplied financing for its projects. The funding ban is just the latest salvo…Continue
Added by arthur qwenk on July 13, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
This news coming from Australia is relevant to Maine as wind power is a worldwide scourge , based on a universal lie and a universal abuse of taxpayers dollars. A decade of proliferations of turbines on our planet has mainly solidified the global False Promise of wind power.
Abbott bans more wind power funding: reportUpdated: 6:26 am, Sunday, 12 July 2015 Please upgrade your Flash Plugin Prime Miniser Tony Abbott has reportedly ordered the $10 billion Clean…Continue
Retired software kingpin and richest man in the world Bill Gates says today’s renewable-energy technologies aren’t a viable solution for reducing CO2 levels, and governments should divert green subsidies into R&D aimed at better answers. - See more at: a
Whereas the carbon-based generation industry is subject to accounting for all costs, such as embodied energy, life-cycle costs, health impact costs, and environmental impacts…… the wind industry gets a pass on all these factors. Those blades are made with epoxy resin, which is made from oil. Those generators are made from steel, copper…. all materials that were mined, which is an environmental nightmare! Wind turbines kill thousands of birds, many of them protected species. Trees are…Continue
Researchers prove human hearing is better than thought and 'turbine phenomenon' is real... German study found humans hear sounds from around 8 hertz... This is a whole octave lower than had previously been assumed... Wind farms produce something known as infrasound at 16HZ... Wind energy sector has previously claimed noise was inaudible...…
Added by Ellin Beltz on July 11, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments
The market is concerned about SunEdison/Terraform's acquisition spree. After spending some $5 billion on First Wind, Invenergy and others, are looking for results.
"Investors have become accustomed to SunEdison and TerraForm's frequent upgrades to guidance. While the latest acquisition was another step in the right direction, additional announcements related to acquisitions or guidance upgrades could lead towards even more muted response. That's because Shareholders want to see…Continue
With apologies to CTFWP members who are Sierra Club supporters based on the GOOD things the organization has done in protecting the environment, here comes the proof that Sierra Club was bought off by special interests to promote wind and solar development. The folks who stand to make a lot of money off this scam have poured their money & influence into Sierra Club, as documented in "Big Donors . . . Big Conflicts". That has to filter down to Maine, as Sierra Club…Continue
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is interested in Hydro power and has file legislation to that effect - This is good news considering it can reduce the price of renewable energy credits that wind companies now sell for more than they sell electricity.…Continue
Added by Pineo Girl on July 10, 2015 at 9:43pm — No Comments
I have been checking the ISO-NE website regularly for the past few weeks, since they announced the addition of the "real time fuel mix chart". The chart is on the bottom of the "ISO Express" page. Today's fuel mix has been typical. Total demand follows a curve from low during the night to high during the day. …Continue
Years ago,slick talking hucksters sold their useless product called snake oil which they claimed would cure most human ailments. As long as the liar could move on quickly to the next community before his products real impacts were known to the public,he might survive the noose .
The snake oil salesman has taken on a new form in this century,and they are called wind developers. The only thing saving them presently is the graft accepting politicians that feed their…Continue
One of the most contentious wind power projects has started construction, completely unreported by the Maine media. The Passadumkeag "Wind Park" will desecrate the highest point of land between Cadillac Mt. and Mt Katahdin. Initial public reaction reduced the original proposal from 27 turbines sprawled across the 5 mile long monadnock ridge to 14. The application was filed on February 2, 2012 and the expedited wind…Continue
I am just wondering how John Calvin Stevens' paintings would look with windmills in the background. Bet he would hate the desecration to the environment.
Added by Eskutassis on July 6, 2015 at 10:39pm — No Comments
We have been given permission to publish these copyrighted photos of the Oakfield Wind project. Nothing to add. The photos sadly tell the story.…Continue
With the conventional generators providing the New England grid with wholesale prices around 5-6 cents per kwh, it is absurd that Deepwater Wind in the shallow waters between Block Island and mainland Rhode Island will come on line starting at 24 cents per kwh. …Continue