A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:…Continue
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Vermont has the 4th highest percentage of forest coverage, after Maine, New Hampshire and Virginia. According to the USFS, based on 2015 satellite data, Vermont had about 4,511,000 acres of forest, of which 4,288,000 acres were classified as timberland.
Only about 3,050,000 acres of the timberland acres were considered “accessible, ecologically appropriate for logging” by BERC, a pro-logging industry consultant. However, that does not mean all of the 3,050,000 acres…Continue
The newspaper will publish a series on climate change in Maine as part of a cooperative international media effort to focus attention on the issue on the eve of a critical UN Climate Summit.
The Portland Press Herald will publish a special series in September on the impacts of climate change on Maine that is part of an international effort by 170 news outlets to highlight the issue on the eve of a critical U.N. Climate Summit.
The project, called Covering Climate Now,…Continue
August 28, 2019
Today we introduce a new approach to online commenting. As we continue to add more benefits to our subscription offerings, the ability to participate in online discussions on PressHerald.com will be for subscribers only.
Different from ubiquitous tools like “email to a friend” or social sharing, commenting won’t be a de facto feature on every story. Instead, we intend to use the commenting tool less frequently but with more…Continue
these are the hurdles small hydropower generators have to jump through:
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on August 26, 2019 at 1:18pm — No Comments
Less than four years ago in Maine:
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It all comes down to the green — green cash money that is.
Carbon credits are tradable certificates. Each one allows the holder to emit one ton of carbon emissions. This has created an extremely valuable market out of the polluted thin air for buying and selling these carbon credit permits. The CCX (Chicago…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 20, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Note that bids must be submitted to John Baldacci's Avangrid's United Illuminating, among others.
August 19, 2019
Green energy isn’t very green. That’s the surprising contention of a new documentary backed by Michael Moore. Yes, that Michael Moore. The same radical collectivist who’s made a career of putting out liberal propaganda films such as “Bowling for Columbine” and “Sicko.”
“Planet of the Humans” is a new documentary directed by Jeff Gibbs, who produced “Bowling for Columbine.” Mr. Moore is the film’s executive producer, and the movie…Continue
#Please don't let them put these in Maine!
Town of Falmouth Massachusetts Is Looking To Place An Old Wind Turbine Near You
The Town of Falmouth, Massachusetts installed two 110 decibel Vestas V-82 commercial wind turbines they knew would break state noise regulations between 2010 and…Continue
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TRUMP: "The previous administration, they liked to windmills. If a windmill is within two miles of your house, your house is practically worthless. They make noise, they’re intermittent. They kill your birds. They break down all the time. You have to replace them every 10 years because they wear out, and they cost a fortune and they need subsidy. Other than that, they’re quite good. You don’t want one of those windmills within vision. You hear them, they’re noisy. They’ve got a lot of…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Cost-Effective ‘Renewable’ Energy Is A Fictional Construct
There is no conservative momentum for a carbon tax
Bill Gates: The hidden costs of unreliable electricity
Why should we subsidize tomorrow’s rich in the name of the climate?
It’s Time to Flip the Bird to Wind Turbines
The New Gas Revolution That Could Make Renewable Energy Obsolete
If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig…
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Sign at Angus King's Record Hill wind project in the western mountains of Maine which has grossly scarred pristine Roxbury Pond and befouled the view from Rumford Whitecap. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of the Rumford Whitecap preserve in 2007.
(Photo - Brad Blake)…Continue
MassDEP Financed Wind Projects Despite Health
Aug 10, 2019
The Edgartown Conservation Commission on Martha's Vineyard voted several weeks ago to deny Vineyard…Continue
Added by Frank Haggerty on August 10, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments
The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts.
The Interior Department has ordered an…Continue
Forget all you have heard about how “Renewable Energy” is our salvation. It is all a myth that is very lucrative for some. Feel-good stuff like electric cars, etc.
The basic conclusion is that we have been following corporate foundation-financed, Democratic Party-tied misleadership and that is why we are where we are.
The documentary depants the ubiquitous memes/reports of how “Germany gets its energy from renewables.” It trots out footage of a series of the top misleaders…Continue
Dartmouth’s planned biomass plant would only make things worse
GEORGE M. WOODWELL, WILLIAM SCHLESINGER and JOHN D. STERMAN
We are three Dartmouth College alumni who have led major scientific programs and research institutions dealing in part with forests as cause…Continue
Hancock owner Novatus is of course the company which employs former EUT co-chair Stacey Fitts who helped kill about a dozen citizen initiated wind bills in the EUT committee. See: http://www.windtaskforce.org/photo/abstain-for-maine
Additionally, former Baldacci chief counsel and PUC Chair Kurt Adams, who according to the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, received…Continue