In her excellent book Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid, Meredith Angwin describes how a combination of bad policy, complicated governance, and dense bureaucracy has made the entire electric grid of New England incredibly vulnerable to collapse, especially during winter cold snaps (you can buy Angwin’s book here and…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 30, 2021 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments
Prices for just about everything went up in 2021 as economies recovered from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic and demand outpaced supply, driving high-profile debates about inflation and global supply chains.
Higher costs for energy are a central variable to that equation, as the prices of oil, gas, and other fuels are embedded in the cost of everything, from the manufacturing and moving of products to generating electricity.
Here's how much energy prices went up over the…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 28, 2021 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments
Small and safe reactors can be built close to where the demand is greatest, thus eliminating lengthy, wide transmission lines, dams and fossil fuels.
By Richard Bedard Special to the Press Herald
The former Republican in me says it is OK to cut a tree, because our need for electricity is so great. Oh, how I miss Dick Hill, longtime University of Maine mechanical engineering professor, at a time like this.
His mind would have done the…
Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2021 at 11:16am — 2 Comments
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A question asked about the Northern Maine, Troy Jackson proposal to build wind projects in the County and have the costs applied to Maine electric bills
Added by Dan McKay on December 24, 2021 at 8:57am — 6 Comments
By Peter McGuire Staff Writer
Public funding for new vehicle incentives and charging stations to meet Maine's climate goals is projected to fall short by more than $100 million, according to the state-commissioned report.
Rapidly electrifying cars and trucks in Maine is the fastest way to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and meet the state’s climate change goals, but getting there will be an uphill ride, a new report commissioned by the state…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 23, 2021 at 11:52am — 3 Comments
How much would solar, wind and electric vehicle companies have gotten in federal handouts and tax loopholes in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better bill? Well over $100 billion in taxpayer largesse. If all the tax credits are…Continue
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Letter to the editor | The Ellsworth American | December 17, 2021
Piscataquis, Somerset and Aroostook counties are in danger of becoming the new Clean Energy Connect for solar and wind development. Irrespective of the developments themselves just how many miles of transmission lines, clear cuts, wildlife habitat will be destroyed, but more importantly the entire unique character of the North Maine Woods will be forever altered and lost for future…
Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2021 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 21 public utility commissions that will receive technical assistance from the National Laboratories to help state regulators make decisions and develop innovative solutions to improve grid reliability and resiliency, enable the adoption of new technologies, promote energy and environmental justice, and develop strategies to decarbonize their electric grids.
“Public utility commissions…Continue
Added by Kenneth Capron on December 22, 2021 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
Dear Governor: On December 6, New England’s electric grid operator warned that your state is at “heightened risk” of power outages this winter. According to ISO New England President Gordon van Welie, “controlled power outages” would most likely occur during an extended period of extreme cold, when, for millions of local residents and…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2021 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments
Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2021 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments
"Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind" - just one example of what they've been doing to us
It has been very clear to some of us for some time that the insane push for feckless "renewable energy" is part of a bigger plan to weaken the United States of America.
If we knew our history and had a media that would tell us the truth, we could all make better decisions about what to believe.
Congressional Record — Appendix, pp. A34-A35
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 20, 2021 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments
Industrial Wind Turbines Once Again are Up to Their Old Tricks
California To Slash Rooftop Solar Subsidies, Add New Fees
Green Energy Push Is Contributing To Forced Labor, Slavery
Offshore wind project go-ahead ‘will be disastrous’ for already-struggling seabirds
Is nuclear energy green? France and Germany lead opposing camps.
*** Report: Fossil fuels for China, Decarbonization for everyone else
Biden's New "Regressive" Methane Tax Will Raise Average…
Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2021 at 11:10am — 6 Comments
by Lori Valigra
December 16, 2021
The federal government will have more control over large electric grid expansions under a little-noticed portion of the sweeping infrastructure law, potentially letting it override state decisions on large projects such as Maine’s stalled hydropower corridor.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed by…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 16, 2021 at 11:49am — 4 Comments
The climate change cabal has succeeded in raising the price of electricity to an amount that enables wind and solar projects to claim that they can save electric costs.
Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2021 at 6:13am — 4 Comments
Germany’s New Government Plans To Use 10% Of Country’s Land Area For Wind Turbines
Germany’s coalition agreement and the 2% target for wind energy
By Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt
After the phase-out of nuclear energy at…
Added by Willem Post on December 14, 2021 at 7:00am — 7 Comments
Energy & Environment Reporter
December 13, 2021 8:30 PM ET
Products that are fundamental to nearly all global “green pledges” — including electric vehicle batteries, solar panels, wind turbines and industrial-grade storage batteries — require minerals that are produced with significant human rights violations.
Overall, about 45% of the world’s solar panel polysilicon supply is produced in the Uyghur region of China, according to a Sheffield…
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 13, 2021 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments
***Wind Energy companies accused of bid rigging and racketeering in US lawsuit
Public should know true costs of state's push for carbon-free grid
Energy poverty in Europe is linked to expensive renewables
Fine Video: Wind Turbines: Salvation or Ruin? Part 1: Wind Energy & Humans
Offshore wind grid woes may be worse than previously thought
Biden’s offshore wind goal is a waste of energy
Power Brief: China Flexes…
Added by Long Islander on December 13, 2021 at 12:33pm — 4 Comments
At a time when the Biden administration is panicking in an attempt to keep energy prices down, the House has slapped a "fee" on methane that is being called a "stealth tax" on natural gas and everyone who uses it.
The House bill results in an "escalating tax on methane emissions by…
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 12, 2021 at 11:30am — 2 Comments
I am not surprised at the lack of public trust in Washington, DC, and elsewhere. The games of smoke and mirrors played in Washington are off-the-charts outrageous.
Never, ever, has there been such a level of deceit, as Democrats have inflicted on the US People, since January 2021, using a controversial election in 2020 (see Appendix), to obtain government power, to relentlessly implement:
- An increased size and intrusiveness of the federal government
Added by Willem Post on December 11, 2021 at 11:00am — 6 Comments
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