Pro-logging interests use “Burning Wood is Renewable” as a slogan, a mantra, to assure others all is benign, because it helps save the world, fight global warming, are part of the “solution”, and thus deserves to get subsidies via the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act.
This article will show burning wood is not anywhere near renewable, if the following is accounted…Continue
Added by Willem Post on April 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
Weather-dependent wind and solar often supply too much or too little electricity. The “100%-RE-in-Vermont” folks want to charge the unused electricity in battery systems and discharge it, as needed, during peak demand hours. They propose a $1.2 billion down-payment on “Fortress Vermont”.
- About $900 million would be for new electricity storage systems, during the 2020 – 2025 period, and several $billions thereafter, to implement…Continue
Added by Willem Post on April 24, 2020 at 11:30am — 10 Comments
The purpose of this article is to compare the Hydro Quebec electricity prices of exports to New York and New England and the costs of wind and solar, and the prices paid to owners of New England wind and solar systems. The CO2 of wind, solar and hydro are also compared.
This article shows, it is abundantly clear electricity from Hydro-Quebec is far less costly than from New England wind and solar, plus it requires no subsidies and cost shifting.
Added by Willem Post on April 18, 2020 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments
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, not counting financing and replacements of short-life systems, such as EVs, heat pumps, battery storage systems, etc. See URLs.
Added by Willem Post on April 10, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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