President Donald Trump on Saturday announced the signing of an executive order to protect both the fracking and oil and gas industries following former Vice President Joe Biden’s pledge to “transition from the oil industry.”
“Just signed an order to protect fracking and the oil and gas…
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 31, 2020 at 7:20pm —
Heather Richards and Arianna Skibell, E&E News reporters
Published: Friday, October 30, 2020
In the new year, the first offshore wind farm in the United States will shut off its turbines, and its customers on nearby Block Island in Rhode Island will revert to diesel generation.
The rocky saeabed around Block Island has been worn away by tides and storms, sometimes exposing high-voltage cables in a popular swimming location that developers failed to bury deep… Continue
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Mountain Top Inn, in Warm Springs, Ga., on Oct. 27, 2020. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
Joe Biden: Trashing Fossil Fuel in the US While His Family Seeks to…
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What is their role in net-zero emission future
Bruce Mohl Oct 29, 2020
THE MASSACHUSETTS Department of Public Utilities on Thursday ordered the state’s natural gas utilities to jointly hire consultants and come up with a way to dramatically phase down or eliminate their businesses over the next 30 years.
The order is a response… Continue
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Rhode Island will open a competitive request for proposals to procure up to 600 MW of new offshore wind, Governor Gina Raimondo, D, said Tuesday. Continue
In January, Raimondo issued Executive Order 20-01 with a target of meeting 100% of Rhode Island's electricity demand with renewable energy by 2030, the earliest such state target in the country. The 600 MW of offshore wind when combined with existing commitments, would allow the state to meet about 82% of its estimated 2030…
Added by Long Islander on October 29, 2020 at 12:34am —
October 26, 2020 by Kate Cough
CLIFTON — The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved contracts for 17 renewable power projects on Sept. 22, including a 20-megawatt (MW) wind farm known as Silver Maple Wind in Clifton and a 100-MW solar project in Hancock known as Three Rivers Solar.
The PUC approved a contract for SWEB Development’s Silver Maple Wind that includes two options: one where the company sells the electricity it generates for $34.30 per megawatt hour… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2020 at 1:46pm —
World energy consumption is projected to increase to 736 quads in 2040 from 575 quads in 2015, an increase of 28%, according to the US Energy Information Administration, EIA.
See URL and click on PPT to access data, click on to page 4 of PowerPoint
Most of this growth is expected to come from countries not in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, and… Continue
Added by Willem Post on October 26, 2020 at 8:00am —
As more details emerge about Hunter Biden’s emails and Biden Family connections to China, Russia, Ukraine and other countries that would provide most of the metals and minerals America would need under any Green New Deal, we should contemplate how much some families, companies and countries would be enriched by the GND – while others would lose their jobs, see their energy prices skyrocket, and watch their favorite scenic vistas and wildlife habitats get blanketed by wind turbines, solar… Continue
Added by Willem Post on October 25, 2020 at 11:56am —
Snippet from last night's debate. The full transcript can be read at the weblink below.
[1:24:38] Trump: Solar. I love solar, but solar doesn't quite have it yet. It's not powerful enough yet to-- to really run our big beautiful factories that we need to compete with the world--
[1:24:47] Biden: False.
[1:24:47] Trump: So, it's all a pipe dream, but you… Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 23, 2020 at 2:15pm —
Too much time has been spent wringing our hands over the gathering storm that is climate change. Or worse, arguing with those who don't believe that pumping gazillions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere over the last 200 years didn't have an impact.Which is why I am cheered to see the roll-up-our-sleeves-let's-dig-into-this approach the Maine Climate Council is taking. Our lead story provides some frightening predictions on what our state could face, but that fear should spur action, not… Continue
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by Caitlin Andrews October 15, 2020
Central Maine Power and its parent have filed a complaint alleging a competitor opposed to its $1 billion hydropower corridor has illegally obstructed the project by refusing to complete upgrades necessary to connect the project to the regional grid.
It is no secret that NextEra Energy Resources, a large Florida-based utility that operates a clean-energy business in Maine and New Hampshire while also owning the oil-fired Wyman Station plant… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 16, 2020 at 12:37pm —
Five Northeast Governors Seek Reform of Market Design, Transmission Planning, and Governance Needed to Achieve States’ Mandates for Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Power
Recognizing the critical role that New England’s regional wholesale electricity market plays in addressing climate change and…
Added by Long Islander on October 15, 2020 at 1:08pm —
Some select articles from the latest newsletter:
Gates-backed nuclear fusion: 'We can fill the gaps left by wind and solar'
Family Receives a €225K Payout from Wind Developer for Health Problems
Study: Surprising science – There’s no such thing as clean energy
Mommy, where did my Tesla come from?
Give Thanks to Fossil Fuels
Davos 2021 will launch its own Green New Deal — Be afraid
A New Abnormal of Rolling Blackouts Under Biden Energy… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 15, 2020 at 1:03pm —
From the CEO of ISO-NE ( New England's regional wholesale electricity market):
March 6, 2020
"Pricing carbon is the simplest, easiest, and most efficient way to ease this tension and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It could be implemented by state or federal policy, including through the existing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative structure."
From the Governor's… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on October 15, 2020 at 7:47am —
By Joe Hoft
Published October 8, 2020 at 1:13pm
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 8, 2020 at 4:00pm —
Maine is getting a $2.16 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to map out plans for an offshore wind energy industry, and join other Northeast states already promoting their own vast hopes for turbine arrays.
“Unleashing American innovation is critical to our global competitiveness,” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in announcing the grant Oct. 1. “This project will allow Maine to capitalize on its technical leadership in the wind power sector to… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 6, 2020 at 2:25pm —
Commentary by John Stossel
Was the power on in your house this morning?
If so, thank fossil fuels!
A few parts of America do get energy from other sources. Washington state has fast-flowing rivers that allow Washingtonians to get most of their electricity from hydroelectric power. Iowa now gets about 40 percent of its electricity from wind.
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