As a new study confirms, turbines would have to be stacked across state-sized swaths of the American landscape.
“We found that the average power density—meaning the rate of energy generation divided by the encompassing area of the wind plant—was up to 100 times lower than estimates by some leading energy experts,” said lead author Lee Miller, a postdoctoral fellow who coauthored the report with…Continue
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Mercer is the latest member of the governor’s Wind Energy Advisory Commission to leave office just as the group begins its review of the wind power industry’s impacts in Maine.
AUGUSTA – The commissioner of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection is stepping down next month.
Paul Mercer, who has headed the DEP since January 2016, is the latest…Continue
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By Fred Bever, Maine Public • November 1, 2018 7:37 pm
Some supporters of Central Maine Power’s billion dollar transmission project are looking to Canada’s Hydro-Quebec to shore up prospects for a key permit in Maine. They want the Canadian utility to contribute cash to benefit Maine electricity consumers. Governor Paul LePage’s administration may be pushing Hydro-Quebec on the point, although details of the effort are murky.
The 145-mile, high-voltage transmission line would…Continue
Since 2009, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have been partners in research and development of oil from algae to produce biofuels to replace traditional transportation fuels.
In 2017, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announced breakthrough research published in Nature Biotechnology that resulted in a modified algae strain that more than doubled oil content without significantly inhibiting growth, a key challenge along the path to commercial…Continue
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This was the conclusion of an experiment conducted recently by a medical team in Mainz, Germany, led by Professor Christian-Friedrich Vahl.
Interviewed in Allgemeine-Zeitung, Vahl said that the Low Frequency Noise generated by wind turbines can weaken the…Continue
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Falmouth, Massachusetts USA November 1, 2018
Falmouth Select Board Members: Susan L. Moran, Chairman - Megan…Continue