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HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND

The turnkey capital cost for implementing the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, would be in excess of $1.0 billion/y for at least 33 years (2017 - 2050), according to a 2015 Energy Action Network annual report. If updated to 2021, the numbers would be about $1.25 billion/y for 29 years (2021 - 2050). The CEP lists many measures to reduce CO2 by up to 80%, including the building out of wind and solar systems. See URLs.

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Added by Willem Post on March 25, 2021 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

HR 1, PELOSI’s FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

HR 1, PELOSI’s FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/03/05/exclusive-indiana-ag-todd-rokita-h-r-1-kills-voter-id-laws/

  

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita told Breitbart News on Friday that H.R. 1, if enacted as law, would prohibit voter ID laws nationwide while automatically sending ballots to all persons on poorly maintained voter…

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Added by Willem Post on March 7, 2021 at 5:00am — No Comments

TEXAS POWER OUTAGE SHOWS IMPACTS OF THE VAGARIES OF THE WEATHER

TEXAS POWER OUTAGE SHOWS IMPACTS OF THE VAGARIES OF THE WEATHER

 

Texas’ electric grid nearly melted down in the summer of 2019, when searing temperatures sent electricity demand soaring.

The state’s grid operator was able to keep the lights on, but many observers were worried. They wondered if Texas power plants would be able to match the rising demand, driven largely by residents reaching for the dial on their air conditioning units.

When the…

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Added by Willem Post on February 18, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS SYSTEMS NOT COST-EFFECTIVE IN NEW ENGLAND AND CANADA

China, India, New England and Vermont

 

Electric bus proponents often point to China to advance their interests, i.e., sell more electric buses

China has made electric buses and EVs in urban areas a priority to reduce its well-known excessive air pollution, due to: 1) using a lot of coal in dirty, inefficient power plants, and 2) vastly increased vehicle traffic in urban complexes with 15 to 30 million people each.

 

India has a China…

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Added by Willem Post on February 15, 2021 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

STATE AND LOCAL ELECTION REFORMS TO REDUCE FRAUD ARE LONG OVERDUE

This article describes some of the election reforms required to avoid a repeat of the Election of 2000

These election reforms are long overdue. They have to be started in Republican Legislatures, because they have the most to lose, if there were a repeat.

 

This article also includes:

 

1) A description of the fraudulent preparation of up to 288,000 ballots in envelopes near Bethpage, Long Island, NY, in October 2020, at least a month before the Election of…

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Added by Willem Post on February 4, 2021 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

POOR ECONOMICS AND MINIMAL CO2 REDUCTION OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN NEW ENGLAND

This article describes the efficiency of electric vehicles, EVs, and their charging loss, when charging at home and on-the-road, and the economics, when compared with efficient gasoline vehicles.

 

EVs are designed to be aero-dynamic, and to have low rolling resistance, efficient drive trains, and efficient batteries. This will minimize vehicle weight and maximize range. Tesla is the industry leader regarding efficient EVs.

 

In this…

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Added by Willem Post on January 13, 2021 at 9:30am — 10 Comments

MAJOR ELECTION FRAUD PROVEN IN SEVERAL SWING STATES

Finally, the claim by the legacy US and NE Media, "no significant fraud occurred that would overturn the Election" has been PROVEN FALSE in Pennsylvania and Arizona.

 

Analysis of election and population data of swing states, such as Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, etc., is ongoing.

Results will be added to this article, as they become available.

 

The issue is not whether Biden obtained more votes than Trump, such as New York and…

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Added by Willem Post on December 28, 2020 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

REALITY CHECK REGARDING UTILITY-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS DURING A ONE-DAY WIND/SOLAR LULL

Environmental sciences professor, Jacobsen, at Stamford University, CA, claimed in 2015, almost all US energy requirements, for all uses, could be supplied by wind, solar and hydro. He excluded energy from nuclear and from bio sources, mainly because of excessive cropland area requirements, and because forests are a major absorber and storer of CO2.

 

NOTE: Coal, oil, gas, etc., are used as feedstocks to make millions of products that fill…

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Added by Willem Post on December 26, 2020 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

THE SOUL OF AMERICA IS AT STAKE

The US, a Beacon of Freedom

 

The US presents itself as a defender of human and civil rights, and Freedom and Democracy

The US organizes Color Revolutions to oust corrupt governments flouting the Rights of the People.

Almost always, those governments are allied with Russia, the Evil Empire, run by Evil Dictator Putin.

 

It would seem reasonable, the US would have in place nationwide standards to conduct Elections, to ensure Free and…

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Added by Willem Post on December 18, 2020 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

HIDING THE HUNTER BIDEN EVIDENCE TO PROTECT JOE BIDEN

Info status as of December 30, 2020

As additional news comes in during October through February, this write-up will be revised and augmented.

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Biden has a history of:

 

1) Performing near the bottom of his class, in college and in law school,

2) Repeated plagiarism, while a student and in public office

3) Shady financial dealings with China and Ukraine,

4) Touchy-feeling…

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Added by Willem Post on December 14, 2020 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

HERE IS A WRITE-UP ABOUT A VOTING IRREGULARITY THAT LED TO MANY LAWSUITS

This article describes a multi-month project, started about August 2020, to fabricate up to 280,000 mail-in ballots near Bethpage, Long Island, NY, for use during the 2020 Election in Pennsylvania, a swing state.

 

This article is a work in progress, because of on-going developments. It has 8 parts, plus Appendix.

 

PART 1, PREPARING THE MAIL-IN BALLOTS NEAR BETHPAGE, LONG ISLAND,…

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Added by Willem Post on December 9, 2020 at 10:00am — 22 Comments

ECONOMICS OF UTILITY-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS FOR DUCK-CURVES

Solar systems have their highest electricity production at midday.

The surge of production from near-zero to maximum causes disturbances on the grid, aka DUCK-curves.

Southern California and Southern Germany, with high MW of installed solar, have major DUCK-curves on sunny days.

At present, mostly gas-fired, combined-cycle gas-turbine (CCGT) power plants are used to counteract the DUCK-curve surges.

In California, the shutdowns of 15 of 19 coastal, CCGT…

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Added by Willem Post on November 18, 2020 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

WORLD AND US ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CAPITAL COST

World energy consumption is projected to increase to 736 quads in 2040 from 575 quads in 2015, an increase of 28%, according to the latest from the US Energy Information Administration, EIA.

See URL and click on PPT to access data, click on to page 4 of PowerPoint

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/

 

Most of this growth is expected to come from countries that are not in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and…

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Added by Willem Post on October 26, 2020 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

THE BIDEN FAMILY NEW GREEN DEAL

As more details emerge about Hunter Biden’s emails and Biden Family connections to China, Russia, Ukraine and other countries that would provide most of the metals and minerals America would need under any Green New Deal, we should contemplate how much some families, companies and countries would be enriched by the GND – while others would lose their jobs, see their energy prices skyrocket, and watch their favorite scenic vistas and wildlife habitats get blanketed by wind turbines, solar…

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Added by Willem Post on October 25, 2020 at 11:56am — 9 Comments

VERMONT’S GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT, A DISASTER IN THE MAKING

Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital cost for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 billion/y for at least 33 years, per Energy Action Network annual report for 2015, not counting financing and replacements of short-life systems, such as EVs, heat pumps, battery storage systems, etc. See URLs.

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Added by Willem Post on September 10, 2020 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

THE GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT A DECADES-LONG BURDEN ON VERMONT

The Vermont House overrode Governor Scott's veto of GWSA, and sent it to the Vermont Senate for an override vote

GSWA converts the aspirational goals of the CEP, into mandated goals, with penalties, taxes, fees and surcharges. 

GWSA had been called “must pass this Session”.

 

Capital Costs to Implement the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan

 

In 2015, Energy Action Network, EAN, an umbrella…

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Added by Willem Post on June 24, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

THE VAGARIES OF SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND

VAGARIES OF SOLAR  

 

In summer, expensive, weather and season-dependent, highly subsidized, variable, intermittent solar dozes off in late afternoon/early evening, during peak electricity demands, sleeps all night, and does not wake up until about mid-morning the next day, becomes very active around midday creating DUCK curves, especially on sunny days, then dozes off again in late afternoon/early evening, during peak electricity…

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Added by Willem Post on June 24, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

VERMONT SOLAR MARKET PATHWAYS REPORT BASED ON OPTIMISTIC ASSUMPTIONS

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, VEIC, is involved in “energy solutions for an evolving world”. It helps various, mostly government entities, meet economic and environmental goals with sustainable solutions “designed for impact”. Major areas of interest are energy efficiency, building electrification, transportation electrification, and a clean and flexible grid.

 

SOLAR IN VERMONT

 

VEIC states: Vermont is on its way to becoming an advanced…

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Added by Willem Post on June 8, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

NEW ENGLAND IS THE LEAST FAVORABLE FOR PV SOLAR, except areas near rainy Seattle

Based on the sun index level, Vermont is ranked 44th regarding solar power potential, according to a sun index developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data provided by NREL's Renewable Resource Data Center.

Connecticut and Rhode Island rank 41st and 38th. See table 2 of URL

https://neo.ne.gov/programs/stats/inf/201.htm

 

The sun index is defined as an…

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Added by Willem Post on May 16, 2020 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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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