December 2018 Blog Posts (66)

Anybody see Meet the Press yesterday?

Meet the Press, NBC's longest running Sunday news program, Yesterday spent the entire hour discussing "Climate Change." They had a panel made up entirely of leftist politicians, Michel Bloomberg, Governor Moonbeam Jerry Brown, a "scientist" who was obviously a climate change advocate, and a cadre of Obama appointees who spent the entire time bashing the deniers in the Republican party and the President.

The scientist…

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Added by Eskutassis on December 31, 2018 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

All six Maine land based wind project bids rejected by State of Connecticut yesterday

All six land based Maine wind projects that had submitted proposals in response to Connecticut's "zero carbon" electricity RFP were rejected yesterday, 12/28/18. Southern New England may be starting to understand that non-dispatchable electricity is useless and unnecessary.…

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Added by Long Islander on December 29, 2018 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

“New England’s Shrinking Need For Natural Gas”

"First, with or without a new pipeline, existing laws and regulations will cumulatively require New England’s use of natural gas for electric generation to decrease by 27 percent by 2023, relative to 2015 levels."  …
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Added by Dan McKay on December 29, 2018 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

Explanation of why Maine electric bills (CMP's) skyrocketing 13.7% next month

For one, I guess we can thank Massachusetts and Maine environmental groups for preventing desperately needed natural gas pipelines to come into New England. New England is near some of the planet's richest natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania - an abundant and relatively clean fuel - the reason far less CO2 is emitted today and almost no particulates. But the wind developers must be protected by their friends in the so called environmental groups. 13.7% is a GIANT hit on the…

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Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2018 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Tucker Carlson Tonight - Comfortable Elites Push Aggressive Climate Policies on Working Families

Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.

Watch the short interview with the CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY at the following weblink starting at 23 minutes and 55 seconds. (Scroll across to 23:55)…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 28, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nuclear wins big in Connecticut clean energy competition - major disappointment to wind developers

The final clean energy competition of the Malloy administration not only handed the Millstone Nuclear Power Station the lifeline it has sought for nearly two years — claiming the plant was at risk of closing otherwise — but it also accepted a proposal from the region’s only other nuclear plant, Seabrook in New Hampshire, which is not claiming financial distress.

Together the two plants account for some 1,256 megawatts of power – more than 82 percent of the overall bids…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 28, 2018 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Get Those Pipelines in Maine,or Suffer While the Others Boom!

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Added by arthur qwenk on December 27, 2018 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

A New Study Could Spell Trouble For The Future Of Wind Energy

After analyzing data from more than 1,000 weather stations around the world, a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that 67 percent had witnessed an extensive decrease in wind power potential over the course of nearly 40 years. The team — which also induced a researcher from Purdue University — reached…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 27, 2018 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Vote To Modernize US Nuclear Fleet

The Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act was approved in the House of Representatives by wide margins Friday, clearing the chamber by 361 to 10. The Senate had already approved the bill on Thursday by a voice vote.

Introduced by Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso and co-sponsored by a number of Republicans and Democrats alike, the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act calls for a…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 26, 2018 at 1:05pm — 2 Comments

LAND AND SEA AREA FOR VARIOUS ENERGY SOURCES

The areas occupied by power systems for electricity generation by various energy sources for 60 years are shown in table 1. Wind and solar have short lives, i.e., 20 to 25 years, but nuclear has a life of about 60 years. Any large-scale build-out of wind and solar would have a much larger “footprint” area than nuclear.

 

- Nuclear produces 84 times more electricity per acre than solar during 60 years.

- Nuclear produces 612 times more electricity per acre than onshore…

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Added by Willem Post on December 26, 2018 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

41 Reasons why wind power can not replace fossil fuels.

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Added by John F. Hussey on December 24, 2018 at 11:42am — 3 Comments

Post Glacial Rebound - causes shoreland to sink rather than seas to rise but effect is same at shoreline

BIG PICTURE: The earth moves. It always has and it always will. Be careful building a few feet next to the sloshing ocean that covers three quarters of the planet. Earth has a circumference of 25,000 miles so there's plenty of room to build a bit back from the sea. Rising more than the sea are electricity rates reflective of mandated wind and solar. Don't you wish you could instead see that money go to shore up the shoreline?

12/19/18…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Explaining Variable Resources

The States yell " More Wind, More Solar " , While the Grid Operator exclaims " More Reliable Energy " 

"Mark Karl,  Vice President, Market Development, ISO New England, explained that the ( New England ) region is shifting away from resources with on-site fuel supplies (coal, oil, nuclear) toward those that rely on “just-in-time” fuel delivery (natural gas) or variable weather conditions (renewables). Karl explained that, during extended cold weather…

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Added by Dan McKay on December 23, 2018 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

Better Value Resources aka NOT WIND.

This man explains it in simple terms to ISO-NE :

Paul Peterson,  Principal Analyst, Synapse Energy Economics,  said that, between 2015 and 2030, natural gas use is projected to decrease by more than 40 percent and that the region needs to do more to ensure it is able to meet its carbon reduction goals. He also said that markets need to evolve in order to better value resources such as…

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Added by Dan McKay on December 23, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments

FACT CHECKING REGARDING HEAT PUMPS IN VERMONT AND MAINE

Consumers should know the facts when it comes to buying a Cold Climate Heat Pump (HP) and whether it will help save money heating their house. See Appendix and URLs.

 

http://vermontfuel.com/heatpump/…

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Added by Willem Post on December 23, 2018 at 7:30am — 12 Comments

Why are there such stark differences in monthly electric bills among the New England States ?

All six states participate in a wholesale electric market that uses a clearinghouse pricing structure, meaning the wholesale price of electricity at any given moment is the same throughout the region. 
 State Average Monthly Electric Bill 2017
Connecticut $139.97 
Massachusetts $116.86 
New Hampshire $114.95 
Rhode Island $105.76 
Vermont $95.02 
Maine $87.21  
Could be Maine is more frugal with…
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Added by Dan McKay on December 22, 2018 at 8:23am — 2 Comments

ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND MASS TRANSIT SUBSIDIZED BY CARBON TAXES

On December 18, 2018, a coalition of nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia announced their intent to design a new regional low-carbon transportation policy proposal that would cap and reduce carbon emissions from the combustion of transportation fuels, and invest funds (taxes, fees and surcharges imposed by the program) into low-carbon and more resilient transportation infrastructure.

 

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey,…

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Added by Willem Post on December 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Second pre-hearing set for New England Clean Energy Connect project

Dec 20, 2018

Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Land Use Planning Commission will hold a second pre-hearing conference Thursday, Jan. 17, on Central Maine Power Co.'s $950 million New England Clean Energy Connect project.....................

The pre-hearing conference on the project will be held in DEP's Response Training Room at 7 Chimney Lane, Augusta, at 1 p.m. This pre-hearing conference is open to the public for…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2018 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Janet Mills' nominee for DIF&W involved with wind industry conference in June

Before joining the department, she served as Gilsland Farm Center Director at Maine Audubon from 1996-2007.

Gov.-elect Janet Mills announced Wednesday that she will nominate Judy Camuso as the next commissioner of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Camuso, who serves as the director of the department’s wildlife division, has worked for the DIF&W for more than a decade.…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2018 at 6:00am — 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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