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