October 2019 Blog Posts (40)

NREL is partnering with the UMaine and DNV GL on $1.5 million wind grant

Not exactly sure who the other named partner is - DNV GL. But from their website, it would appear that they are headquartered in Norway. Why is so much U.S. taxpayer money being handed out like candy to foreign countries for basically useless endeavors? https://www.dnvgl.com/about/in-brief/our-organization.html

NREL Selected for Series of Offshore Wind Turbine Research Projects

Oct. 30, 2019

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2019 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

UMaine Revisits Offshore Wind Approach - Follows Feds Telling Industry to Go Back to Square One

Bowling for subsidies continued. So long as there is an endless supply of ratepayers who have been hoodwinked by the media to believe wind power is a viable and necessary electricity source, there will be an endless supply of hucksters looking to take advantage. Why is nuclear power almost never mentioned by the media? Why are the true costs of wind power almost never mentioned by the media? Did a university ever see an opportunity for grant money it didn't like?

Note that the…

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2019 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

China coming on Mayflower to New England

Mayflower is a joint venture of Shell New Energies and EDP Renewables....and EDPR is owned by Energias de Portugal whose largest stock holder by far is China Three Gorges, aka, the government of Communist China.…

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbines The New Socialism

If they could put these in Maine they'll be there tomorrow! 
Falmouth Turbines: Taxpayers Take Notice…
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Added by Frank Haggerty on October 31, 2019 at 10:20am — No Comments

College Campus Climate Change Conversation

For me, a very interesting look into today's college students and how they think. Particularly interesting is the second half, where at about the 31 minute mark the reporter attempts a conversation with the college's "Environmental Justice" group. The reporter stays composed throughout and patiently hangs in there, eventually demonstrating it's possible to have a productive discourse, even when people disagree. These are young kids, most of them seemingly good kids. It's probably a good bet…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 29, 2019 at 9:20pm — 3 Comments

This is why they lobbied hard to be exempt from Environmental Impact assessments

The more you look, the more you find.   Even out energy siting require wind farms to have Environmental impact statements.

Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 29, 2019 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Know the strength of our enemy

https://infocastinc.com/event/wind-power-finance-investment/

Big bucks....windturbines catch fire don't they?

Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 29, 2019 at 5:18pm — No Comments

What Might the Indirect Costs of Wind and Solar Be?

Ignoring these costs is simply Rigged Game 101.

(1) Transmission costs are much higher than those of other types of electricity, but they are not charged back to wind and solar in most studies.

(2) With increased long distance electricity transmission, there is a need for increased maintenance of transmission lines. If this is not performed adequately, fires are likely, especially in dry, windy areas.

(3) A huge investment in charging stations…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 29, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 28, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

After $100+ Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more

Full cost of living impact of renewables subsidies revealed

Math is Hard for the Green-Minded

US Electrical Energy Reliability Gone With the Wind

Can This World Survive Without Fossil Fuels?

Bernie Sanders’ Perpetual Motion Green New Deal

Short video: All Electric?

What is a Nuclear Microreactor?

New DOE and NRC Agreement Will…

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Added by Long Islander on October 28, 2019 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Sierra Club Chickens on Wind Infrasound (deep-six commissioned study)

By Donald Deever -- October 17, 2019

“Please note: Desert Report editors have retracted ‘The Silent Menace’ articles from both the June and September issues; our forthcoming December issue will cover the reasons why.” When the retraction took place during the second week of September, they hadn’t found an official excuse yet that they were comfortable publishing as an explanation….

… the formerly controversial topic of potential infrasound hazards associated with industrial…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 27, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Susan Collins Introduces Bill to Expand U.S. Office of Wind Energy

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

U.S. Senators Tina Smith, Susan Collins Introduce Wind Energy Research and Development Legislation…

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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2019 at 1:23pm — 9 Comments

Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbines Bowls of Editorial Green Mush

Town Officials Feeding Taxpayers Green Mush Stories Through Local News Media And They Go For It Over & Over & Over

Falmouth Massachusetts 10/2019

Green Mush - politically incorrect news about green energy

The Massachusetts court system shut down both Falmouth nuisance…
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Added by Frank Haggerty on October 27, 2019 at 1:11pm — No Comments

PPH - Energy efficiency remains the improbable dream

Politicians like to envision a shiny future of solar and wind and electric cars...........................

Maine has roughly 500,000 homes. And while some are newer and energy-efficient, most aren’t. Upgrading them will take time and money – and at the current pace, many decades.

That timetable could be accelerated, if weatherization becomes a priority for the new…

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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

THE CASE AGAINST INTENSIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN MAINE

THE CASE AGAINST INTENSIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN MAINE http://www.forestecologynetwork.org/BANDY22.htm

by LeRoy Bandy, PhD and Barbara Bandy, M.S.

For references and more information, consult the Bandy's bibliography on clearcutting.

The forestland of Maine is sometimes referred to as the Northern…

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Added by Willem Post on October 25, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

National Audubon- A disgusting and corrupt half a billion enterprise

 

Say the name Audubon and birds will likely come to mind. When I hear this name, thoughts of total disgust and corruption flow into my mind.

Audubon has a net worth of nearly half a billion. Why?

One primary reasons is because they have chosen to be silent about the biggest environmental disaster to ever hit bird species, wind energy. They have also completely avoided scientific research, even though they could afford to conduct their own credible…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on October 24, 2019 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Oct 22, 2019 - UMaine to develop alternative floating wind in place of Monhegan planned two 6-MW turbine project

The University of Maine at Orono will develop an alternative floating substructure design for a 10–12 MW wind turbine in place of the currently planned two 6-MW turbine floating offshore wind demonstration project planned for deployment off Monhegan Island, Maine.

DOE Awards $28 Million for Wind Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

October 22, 2019…
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Added by Long Islander on October 23, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how

Is planting trees in naturally open canopy areas such as the savanna needed to absorb mankind's "unnatural" CO2 emissions or is it mere disregard for the law of unintended consequences? Alternately, would simply letting forests do what forests do best be more sensible? If the latter is pursued and a naturally heavily forested place like northern New England alters its use of forests to heighten carbon capture, what are the local economic effects, particularly given the biggest CO2 emitter is…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 22, 2019 at 12:30pm — 11 Comments

Maine's Failed Energy Policy..Why Must Mills Follow Cuomo? --Pipelines ARE Needed in Maine.

Cuomo’s Carbon Contradiction

After blocking pipelines, he bullies a firm to deploy natural gas this winter.…

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Added by arthur qwenk on October 21, 2019 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Tucker Carlson Issues Dire Warning To Mark Zuckerberg

Think what you like about Alex Jones. I love him. But whatever you think, you can't deny that he hit it perfectly when he named his website Infowars. What we see playing out today is a war of competing information where completely fabricated lies often outnumber the truth.

That the media have incessantly lied about wind power…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 20, 2019 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Jürgen Weiss: Decarbonizing economy requires big ramp-ups in solar, wind power

Boston and Brussels Energy and industrial organization economist Jürgen Weiss pushes for wind and solar but is mum on nuclear. What's up with that?

Article:

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/olympics/decarbonizing-economy-requires-lot-more-electricity/

Author Bio:…

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Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2019 at 8:30am — 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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