Willem Post's Blog – February 2019 Archive (6)

NE WIND AND SOLAR ELECTRICITY AND BATTERY REQUIREMENTS BY 2050

At present, gas turbine plants perform most of the peaking, filling-in and balancing services for the New England electric grid. Diesel plants also are used. If fossil fuel and nuclear plants were shut down, mostly hydro plants and battery systems would have to perform those services.

Projected Load on NE Grid 

Table 1 shows the energy sources of the NE grid in 2018, and the likely energy sources in 2050, with fossil and nuclear plants shut…

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Added by Willem Post on February 27, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

PARTIAL CAPITAL COST OF GREEN NEW DEAL

The Green New Deal, GND, to be implemented by 2030, appears to be an accelerated version of the wind, water, sun, (WWS) Plan by Jacobson, published in 2015, which is aiming to be implemented by 2050.

 

The GND Plan is more extensive in scope and has a shorter timetable than the WWS Plan. Here are some quotes from the GND Plan:

 

- “Upgrade and/or replace every building in America”

- “Replace every internal combustible engine vehicle”

- “Connect every…

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Added by Willem Post on February 10, 2019 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

THE IMPORTANCE OF 100-y OLD TREES IN THE AGE OF SAIL

The US/Canada became the "Middle East of Trees" for the British Empire, BE, after the British chased France out of North America at the end of the Seven Year War, 1756 - 1763, also called French and Indian War.

 

By controlling access to the trees, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, even in combination, could never build fleets of warships to challenge the UK.

 

There would have been no BE without that control.

 

A British warship, 60…

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Added by Willem Post on February 8, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments

ELECTRIC CARS LOSE RANGE DURING HOT AND COLD WEATHER

Weather Can Decrease an Electric Car's Range by More Than 40 Percent: Report…

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Added by Willem Post on February 7, 2019 at 7:00pm — 17 Comments

FURNACES FOR HEATING AND WOOD BURNING POWER PLANTS

Vermonters use low sulfur No.2 fuel oil, propane, natural gas and wood for space and domestic hot water heating. Such heating contributes about 28% of total Vermont emissions of about 10 million metric ton in 2015 (latest numbers!).

 

No.2 fuel oil and propane are about 75% of heating emissions, pipeline and compressed natural gas about 22% and wood about 3%.

 

FURNACE EFFICIENCIES

 

The standard efficiency rating for residential heating…

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Added by Willem Post on February 7, 2019 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

ECONOMICS OF TESLA POWERPACK AND POWERWALL SYSTEMS

The rewrite of this article was prompted by an EIA report titled:

Utility-Scale Battery Storage Costs Decreased Nearly 70% Between 2015 and 2018.

 

The graph shows average values and ranges.

The graph shows the minimum cost trending towards $500/kWh, and the maximum cost trending towards $1000/kWh, within about 5 years. See notes.

The values are for custom-engineered, site-specific, utility-scale battery systems, i.e., greater than 2…

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Added by Willem Post on February 1, 2019 at 12:00pm — 3 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

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(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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