October 2018 Blog Posts (53)

Trump's Import Tariffs Will Make U.S. Wind Power More Expensive

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…


Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2018 at 10:16am — No Comments

PPH - Wind power can raise global temperatures, Harvard study finds

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.…


Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

LePage’s secretive wind energy panel, thought to be near death, meets for the first time

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…


Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Here is a new Twist on the Value of Wind "Farms"

Wind Farms May Actually Warm the US, Controversial Study Finds

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…


Added by Eskutassis on October 5, 2018 at 7:59am — 1 Comment


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. 



Added by Willem Post on October 5, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Why this dairy farm may be the last stand for wind energy in Vermont

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…


Added by Long Islander on October 4, 2018 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Consumers overlooked ??


Added by Eric A. Tuttle on October 3, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

John Droz, Jr. - Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 1, 2018

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Green Folly

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…


Added by Long Islander on October 2, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments


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…


Added by Willem Post on October 2, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Where would I find topo maps showing wind farm clear cuts for pads and esp. transmission lines.

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,…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 1, 2018 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Maine Governor's Wind Committee

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.

Added by Dwayne Bennett on October 1, 2018 at 8:21am — 4 Comments

Hucksters in the Hamptons - Hundreds Mobilize Against D.E. Shaw Deepwater Cable

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…


Added by Long Islander on October 1, 2018 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Town Hall - The Reality of Industrial Wind Power

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…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 1, 2018 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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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


(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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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."


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