November 2017 Blog Posts (64)

BDN - Maine PUC mysteriously reopening closed investigation into entities owning transmission AND generation

The project is part of a $12 million plan in Maine and Canada to explore the potential of ultralocal, renewable energy supplies. Just why the regulators are revisiting what had been a closed case is, for the moment, a mystery............Maine’s investor-owned transmission utilities aren’t generally allowed to own electricity generation assets. But the law exempts projects that would allow utilities to own generation needed to run their operations efficiently. Emera argued to the…

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Added by Long Islander on November 30, 2017 at 8:25am — 3 Comments

                        ALERT !             Power Plant Retirements ISO-NE "The upcoming closures of just two of those resources—Brayton Point Station in May 2017 and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by…

                        ALERT !
            Power Plant Retirements ISO-NE
"The upcoming closures of just two of those resources—Brayton Point Station in May 2017 and Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station by May 2019—will remove 2,200 MW of non-gas-fired capacity. Over 5,500 MW of additional oil and coal capacity are at risk for retirement in coming years, and uncertainty…
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Added by Dan McKay on November 29, 2017 at 3:15pm — 5 Comments

QUICK LESSON ON WIND POWER

The…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 29, 2017 at 2:32pm — 3 Comments

Wind Energy and Tax Reform

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on November 29, 2017 at 11:45am — No Comments

Vermont wind application withdrawn due to tax and regulatory risks

"Uncertainty around the federal tax policies that drive the economics of independent power projects like Swanton Wind have significantly impacted project financing," Charyk said in the statement.................In an interview, Charyk said the "hostile environment" in Vermont included Gov. Phil Scott's opposition to large wind projects, his appointment of a wind critic to lead the Public Utility Commission, and the commission's recent rule that will limit sound at future wind…

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Added by Long Islander on November 29, 2017 at 10:04am — No Comments

BDN - Drinking the Kool-Aid and Driving in Brunswick

Partnering with Revision Energy and Tesla Motors, the charging stations are powered with 100 percent renewable energy........Redevelopment officials for the former base which closed in 2011, have made renewable energy and “green” technology a priority..........…

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Added by Long Islander on November 29, 2017 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Fishermen's Association stands with local community opposition of the Maine Aqua Ventus wind project

The resolution expresses the sentiment of the Fishermen's Association and its members that the project and the proposed landing of high voltage cables onshore in the Town of St. George, Maine would…

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Added by Long Islander on November 28, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Here’s Why You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators

“What representatives and staffers want to hear is the individual impact of your individual story,” she said. “I couldn’t listen to people’s stories for six to eight hours a day and not be profoundly impacted by them.”

Representatives in Congress may not be able to respond to individual phone calls, but your odds may be higher if you contact officials at the local or state levels.…

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Added by Long Islander on November 27, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Battery Blues A Disaster in Hawaii

This short video asks and answers some of the most critical questions about "Renewable Energy" and what we can expect from our lunatic neighbors south of us. Wind energy "Storage" is still a technology that is NOT proven and is dangerous. Fires are commonplace and can not be fought with water as it makes very poisonous fumes and can cause explosions, BIG ONES! To a field of turbines connected to a battery pack, if a fire occurs, it has to be shut down as there is no place for the power…

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Added by Eskutassis on November 26, 2017 at 3:06pm — 3 Comments

Nantucket 48 MWh Battery Backup Health And Safety Issues- Massachusetts

Falmouth, Massachusetts ground zero poorly placed nuisance wind turbines in the USA. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is Faulted For Construction.

Studies produced by the…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on November 26, 2017 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

European Green Energy Reality check

European…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on November 25, 2017 at 3:09pm — 2 Comments

Monhegan to Mt. Katahdin - How Many Wind Turbines Appear In These Maine Landscapes?

None.

But I forget. Painters know nothing of what constitutes beauty. Bureaucrats do.

Bureaucrats and "landscape architects" are the authorities who deem Maine's scenery OK to trash with industrial wind turbine garbage.

December 17th, 2017 - October 7th, 2018

On a Mountain…

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Added by Long Islander on November 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

HIGH COSTS OF WIND AND SOLAR AND SOLAR/BATTERY SYSTEM COMBOS

New England wind and solar electricity generation is much more expensive, c/kWh, than elsewhere in the US; wind electricity cost in the US south is even higher than in New England. See URLs and table 2.

 

Here is a partial list of the various subsidies for wind and solar that artificially lower their electricity costs. Those costs would be much higher without subsidies, and higher still with the addition of the costs of:

 

1) Peaking, filling-in, and balancing the…

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Added by Willem Post on November 23, 2017 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Stanton County, NE bars wind energy development

A vast majority were against any wind development. “You're going to destroy our environment with tall, massive wind turbines so (people in Omaha) can feel comfortable,” Stanton resident Tony Wortman said. “Do they put wind turbines in Omaha? Do you put wind turbines in Stanton? No, but you'll go out in the country and you'll irritate a neighbor… so bad that they're talking about moving. ”…

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Added by Long Islander on November 22, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Massachusetts Superior Court Drives Final Nail In Falmouth Wind Turbines

Friends of Falmouth Wind "Motion To Intervene" Denied

It is unlikely that the proposed intervenors could establish standing. The motion is Denied. Another loss- Time To Take Down The Turbines



Falmouth Massachusetts USA Nov 21, 2017 2:53 pm ET | Updated Nov 22, 2017 8:09

November 22, 2017

11/15/2017…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on November 22, 2017 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

The Hidden Costs of Wind - Power Subsidies - Wall Street Journal



The Hidden Costs of Wind-Power Subsidies

The negative prices for wind power force local utilities out of wholesale power markets because utility-owned generation can’t compete with subsidized, mandated power, with demand growth very low or flat.…



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Added by arthur qwenk on November 22, 2017 at 7:47am — 2 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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