August 2019 Blog Posts (23)

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 29, 2019

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:…

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Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED ABOVEGROUND LIVE BIOMASS

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…

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Added by Willem Post on August 29, 2019 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Press Herald joins Covering Climate Now project

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,…

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Added by Long Islander on August 28, 2019 at 11:27pm — 3 Comments

Press Herald: We’re changing our commenting system. Here’s why.

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…

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Added by Long Islander on August 28, 2019 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

What if there was equity between wind farms and hydropower generation? ....

these are the hurdles small hydropower generators have to jump through:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969719326105?dgcid=coauthor

Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on August 26, 2019 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Massachusetts Land Based Wind Turbine Disaster Heads Out To Sea



Mass Politicians Misleading Ratepayers On Ocean Wind Turbines





Falmouth & State officials after 10 years deliberately underestimate true costs of wind energy. No project ever reduced…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on August 24, 2019 at 1:29pm — 4 Comments

Sound familar? - Yard signs opposed to proposed wind farm project are disappearing

Less than four years ago in Maine:

MAINE DOT BECOMES THE GESTAPO - CONFISCATES ANTI WIND SIGNS IN MOOSEHEAD LAKE REGION

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/maine-dot-becomes-the-gestapo-confiscates-anti-wind-signs-in-moos…

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Added by Long Islander on August 21, 2019 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The climate change crisis racket

 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…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 20, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Connecticut Releases Offshore Wind RFP - Bids Due 9/30/19

Note that bids must be submitted to John Baldacci's Avangrid's United Illuminating, among others.

August 19, 2019

DEEP Releases Offshore Wind RFP
 
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental…
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Added by Long Islander on August 20, 2019 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

EDITORIAL: Michael Moore-backed film criticizes renewable energy

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…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 19, 2019 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Distrust Slows Ocean Wind Turbine Project Massachusetts -Maine Next ?

Massachusetts Department of…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on August 16, 2019 at 8:42am — 1 Comment

Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbines Taking Taxpayers To Cleaners

#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…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on August 15, 2019 at 5:32pm — No Comments

"Other than that, windmills are quite good" - President Trump

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…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 13, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 12, 2019

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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Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2019 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level

Record Hill Project, Roxbury; owner: Independence Wind

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)…

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Added by Long Islander on August 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Vineyard Wind Delay A Step In Right Direction -Corruption At MassDEP

MassDEP Oversight of Muskeget Channel Submarine Electric Cable Like Wolf Watching Hen House -

MassDEP Financed Wind Projects Despite Health

Aug 10, 2019

The Edgartown Conservation Commission on Martha's Vineyard voted several weeks ago to deny Vineyard…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on August 10, 2019 at 11:25am — No Comments

Feds hit brakes to study cumulative impact of eastern seaboard wind projects

Bloomberg: Trump Delay Casts Doubt on First Major U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

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…

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Added by Long Islander on August 10, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Attack on wind power from Michael Moore - even a broken clock gets things right twice a day

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…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 9, 2019 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

DARTMOUTH'S PLANNED BIOMASS PLANT WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE

Dartmouth’s planned biomass plant would only make things worse

https://www.vnews.com/Column-Burning-Forests-for-Heat-at-Dartmouth-27594239

 

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…

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Added by Willem Post on August 9, 2019 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

Commissioners divided on Hancock Wind settlement

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…

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Added by Long Islander on August 8, 2019 at 10:00pm — 3 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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