Tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, as well as on metals from Europe and elsewhere, could raise the cost of wind power in the U.S. by as much as 10 percent, Tom Kiernan, chief executive officer of the American Wind Energy Association, said at a conference in New York. Executives from three of the world’s top turbine manufacturers agreed.................................
With federal tax credits for wind power winding down, strong growth is expected in 2019 and 2020 as…Continue
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Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found.
While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning coal and other fossil fuels, because of the way the spinning blades disturb the layers of warm and cold air in the atmosphere.…Continue
A state office also identifies the 15 members of the commission, which is examining the permitting system and the impact of turbines on tourism.
The 15-member commission includes three members of his administration and several noted critics of wind power, as well as a representative of the tourism industry and the state Public Utilities Commission. One individual has a background in renewable energy but there are no representatives of the wind power industry in…Continue
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A new study is proposing the idea that wind turbines are actually increasing local temperatures by as much as the total amount that has been increased…Continue
RE proponents want to “electrify” the Vermont transportation sector. That means:
- Much less consumption of gasoline and much more generation of electricity.
- Internal combustion engines using gasoline, hereafter called E10 (a blend of 90% gasoline/10% ethanol from corn), would be replaced with electric vehicles.
For this article, it is assumed:
- Only EVs will be used to replace IC vehicles that currently are using gasoline.
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A dramatic political shift against wind energy in Vermont threatens to derail the last remaining wind project under development in the state....................................................
“It is interesting and also disturbing that Vermont has had this arc of success in developing wind and then having it come circling back to the difficulty it is having now, especially when you realize that America’s first large-scale grid connected wind turbine was installed here at Grandpa’s…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Large NY Wind Project seeking major property tax reduction
China to speed up ending wind and solar subsidies
Investigation Concludes: Turbine Noise ‘Detrimental and Unreasonable’
US Courts Ordering Wind Developers to Buy Out Noise-Affected Neighbors
Dr. Mariana Alves-Pereira explains vibroacoustic disease
Disposal of Wind Turbines Proving to be…Continue
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The EPA has a unique method of calculating the mileage of an electric vehicle. The EPA calls its MPGeq. The method is a grand deception of the US public. It is used nowhere else in the world.
Auto manufacturers did not object, because they were allowed to use the inflated EPA MPGeq values to boost their fleet averages. However, when rosy EV sales projections did not happen, the “54.5 mpg fleet average by 2025” proved to be an off-the-charts fantasy, and auto…Continue
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If I had a map of the amount of forest removed for turbine pads, access roads, and transmission lines I can calculate the impact on the atmosphere, esp. loss of CO2 conversion, and on the watershed and aquifer.
This would be a focused environmental impact statement prohibited under current siting legislation; and if my early calculations are right, that the CO2 no longer removed by photosynthesis is greater than the carbon offsets. iHYDRO software and possibly the Canadian software,…Continue
The first meeting for the Maine Governors Wind Advisory Committee is set for this Thursday October 4, 2018. At the Cross Building in Augusta from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. They received comments from 85 people and 10 organization. The new Director is Angela Monroe.
The five-turbine Block Island Wind Farm to the island had become exposed in shallow water. In remarks to that newspaper, Jeffrey Grybowski, Deepwater Wind’s chief executive officer, cited “more sand movement than had been anticipated.”
The beach “is already prone to erosion” and “will be forever altered by a for-profit (hedge fund-owned) company,” it adds. The D.E. Shaw group, an investment and technology development firm, is Deepwater Wind’s principal…Continue
Arguably, there is no other energy production system that takes up as much space as wind does. As an example, the newest General Electric-built turbine will be 853 feet tall, close to the height of the Eiffel Tower, with each blade longer than a football field. As the country’s energy needs continue to grow, using wind energy to meet those requirements will call for a significantly greater amount of land than would traditional energy sources.
In sum, it’s important, in considering…Continue