This month, voters throughout the country inflicted a bloodbath on climate activism and climate-activist political candidates. Voters rejected the two highest profile climate-activist ballot initiatives, severely punished Republicans who joined the congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, and sent home the Democratic climate activist most heavily supported by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer.…
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A $140-million, 22-wind turbine project involving four Hancock County towns is moving forward.
Longroad Energy Partners, which is developing the project, submitted an application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Oct. 31, said Mark Bergeron, director of the DEP’s Bureau of Land Resources.
“One of the first steps that we take is to review the information to see that it’s complete for processing — have they submitted all the necessary materials?”…Continue
Weaver Wind, LLC proposes a 22-turbine, 72.6 MW wind energy facility in the Towns of Eastbrook and Osborn. The applications were accepted as complete on November 13, 2018. Weaver Wind had previously submitted application for a 23-turbine, 75.9 MW facility; that application was withdrawn on August 28, 2015 at Weaver Wind's request.
Global warming is settled science, according to Barack Obama, Al Gore, and the rest of the progressive smart set in Washington, DC. Their only solution is more government – taxes, regulations, mandates – all throttling the American engine of innovation and commerce. Regardless of what we see on a daily basis, including record setting snowfalls, their assertion of catastrophic global warming is what we must…Continue
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..................Projects bidding into the clean-energy competition were scored using a 100-point scale, with the price of power accounting for 75 points. The remaining 25 points reflect values such as development status and overall chances of success, Dalton said.
Avangrid/CMP’s initial cost of $950 million translated into an attractive rate for Massachusetts electric customers. Northern Pass, by contrast, was estimated at $1.4 billion, although it has secured most of its permits…Continue
It was all sweetness and light yesterday when President Trump traveled to California and met with the outgoing and incoming governors of the Golden State. But already, with characteristic bluntness, President Trump had challenged the Warmist establishment that blames all misfortune in the natural world on global warming. California’s Governor Jerry Brown had already blamed purported warming for the historic wildfires currently raging, as he had for earlier wildfires during his…Continue
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Some of the bids would have Rhode Island buy power from land-based wind farms of up to 350 megawatts proposed by EDP Renewables and Apex Clean Energy in Maine, large solar projects of up to 170 megawatts proposed by EDF Renewables in undisclosed locations and a host of smaller solar proposals of 20 or 50 megawatts proposed by Freepoint Solar in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont.....................…Continue
Ocasio-Cortez is gathering support for a resolution that would establish a select House committee to develop legislation on the Green New Deal, a set of ambitious principles that progressives envision as a work-in-progress Democratic Party platform on climate change.
“I don’t want to see Miami underwater, I don’t want to see my own district underwater, and I know that Leader Pelosi doesn’t, either,”…Continue
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One lesson is that climate skeptics are not scientific ignoramuses. They boast a huge range of independent experts like Nic Lewis who on many occasions have proved themselves more intellectually agile and better informed on climate science than the alarmist “consensus” gatekeepers in academe and at institutions like NASA and NOAA.
Another lesson is — as has been clear since Climategate — the peer-review system for scientific papers, especially if they have anything to do with climate…Continue
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"Maine can keep our energy dollars in state by investing in an energy future that makes our economy more dynamic, competitive and clean.".........................................................................
Are you going to stop having heat? You’re going to stop having electricity? You’re going to stop driving your cars? You’re going to stop taking trains? You’re going to stop using your iPhones? You’re not going to do any of that, and no wonder,” Peterson added.
Read the full article and watch the video at the following weblink:…Continue
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
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Amen to this letter! Thank You Sandra Howard! Is it any wonder that Barry Hobbins has his hand right out there?
Central Maine Power Co.’s plan to build a $1 billion, 145-mile transmission line through western Maine is facing another potential delay after the Maine Department of Environmental Protection notified the company this week that its application to build the project is incomplete.
The DEP said it cannot move forward with evaluating CMP’s New England Clean Energy Connect proposal until the company provides the mandatory information.
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The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) states biomass and bio liquids are projected to increase by 20% by 2025, on the way to doubling wood’s share of building heat by 2035. That wood share increase likely would not be obtained by increasing Vermont’s harvest, because Vermont is already harvesting in excess of US Forest service guidelines. That wood share increase likely would have to be imports from NH and NY and imported wood pellets. See page 8 of URL.…Continue
Nearby Portland, the hotbed of wind power advocates, of course bans wind turbines over 100' tall.
While perhaps it's understandable that such a large amount of ink gets expended by the Press Herald given Scarborough is within its core readership area, wouldn't it be nice if they'd spend a proportional amount of ink on the far taller (and noisier) wind turbine factories atop our ridges?
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Despite aggressive policy goals, the industry's at a crossroads as transmission capacity expenses undercut its potential.
Since James LaBrecque is referenced in the article, the following is being reposted here so readers can learn what Mr.…Continue
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On Oct. 17 in Hallowell at the Public Utilities Commission hearing, Kurt Beverage, a retired Central Maine Power employee, said, “This project will help unbundle the wind resources in western Maine.” Unbundle means to separate business activities, meaning that wind transmission lines from western Maine would not have to connect with the Kibby Wind Project, if…Continue
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has extended the process for deciding whether to award a permit needed for the 145-mile transmission project to move forward.
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