CMP contends the project would benefit Maine and the region by lowering carbon emissions, reducing fossil fuel usage and stabilizing electricity costs. But opponents say it would create environmental damage and hurt homegrown solar, wind and biomass projects in Maine.
If supported by voters in November, the referendum…
Bruce Mohl Jul 7, 2020
CORPORATE SURROGATES for Massachusetts have spent close to $17 million so far battling a referendum question in Maine that seeks to block the importation of hydroelectricity from Quebec using a power line running through wilderness areas in the western part of the state.
The referendum battle is in some…Continue
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Local Resistance to Wind Power Grows in Europe
Norway to rein in wind power after raging local opposition
Wind Turbines: The Pruitt-Igoes of the Plains
Offshore Wind Could Have Major Adverse Impact on Commercial Fisheries
Astonishing Buildout Needed for “Clean” NY Grid
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6:15 AM PDT 6/26/2020 by l
On May 25, YouTube pulled the Michael Moore-produced environmental documentary…Continue
To all members of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine, I have been advised by a fellow member who is highly literate in all things digital that SSL high level security is now in use on this website.
Please spread the word.
Assurance of this can generally be seen in the address bar of your browser when you are at this site, usually on the left hand side. For example, the following is how it looks on the Google Chrome browser:…Continue
By Lars Erik Taraldsen | Bloomberg | June 19, 2020 | www.bloomberg.com ~~
Norway is set to tighten rules for building wind turbines, caving in to massive protests from locals.
A government proposal on Friday to slow down the development of onshore wind power comes after increasing local resistance mirrors sentiment in other European countries. Norway already decided to scrap a plan for a new permission framework last year.
By Abby Smith | Washington examiner | June 22, 2020 | www.washingtonexaminer.com ~~
House Democrats are proposing to extend wind and solar tax credits by at least five years as part of their $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, teeing up a fight with Senate Republicans.
The infrastructure bill, the Moving Forward Act, incorporates a discussion draft released late last year by Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee that…Continue
Published on June 19, 2020 by Kim Riley
Several national groups on June 15 filed comments in support of the New England Ratepayers Association’s (NERA) legal challenge of full net metering transactions.
NERA in April filed a petition requesting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) “declare that there is exclusive federal jurisdiction over wholesale energy sales from generation sources located on the customer side of the retail meter.” NERA also wants FERC to…Continue
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Reality Is Gradually Catching Up To Green Energy
Wind Energy Projects Are “Like Siting Landfills. Nobody Wants Them.”
Until we get a proper roadmap, Net Zero is a goal without a plan
COVID-19: Green New Deal dress rehearsal
Good Commentary on the Lake Erie Wind Project
It’s time for California to follow Mexico and pull…
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By Mark Harrington
Updated June 12, 2020 4:49 PM
An offshore wind farm planned for the waters off Martha’s Vineyard, combined with the “cumulative” effects of a larger build out of thousands of wind turbines off the East Coast, could have “major” impacts on the commercial fishing and shipping industries, a long-awaited federal study has found.
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by Josh Schlossberg
As a former environmental activist and environmental journalist with a brief appearance in Jeff Gibbs’ film Planet of the Humans—I was the guy trespassing at the biomass facility—I’m blown away by the amount of discussion the film has generated.
POTH brings up a slew of critical environmental issues ranging from ecosystem destruction to species extinction to climate change; the impacts of fossil fuels and limitations of alternative energy; the…Continue
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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the two largest energy utilities in the state, Eversource Energy and United Illuminating (UI), have filed power purchase agreements with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to procure 804 MW of offshore wind power.
This is a major milestone for Connecticut’s clean energy portfolio and the future of offshore wind in the state and region. If approved by PURA, this would be the largest procurement…Continue
Police are investigating after several wind turbines at the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst were damaged over the long weekend.
New Brunswick RCMP say 10 turbines were damaged sometime between Sunday and early Monday at the wind farm located off Route 180 in Caribou Depot, about 50 kilometres west of Bathurst.
Police said in a release issued Tuesday equipment was significantly damaged while the suspect or suspects tried to gain entry into the base section. Ultimately,…
The Interior Department had stopped charging the rents at the end of 2018 to review company complaints that former President Barack Obama’s administration had increased them too much, making them uncompetitive with rents on private property. The Interior Department declined repeated requests to comment on the outcome of that review, or the issuance of the retroactive rent bills. A budget document on the Interior Department’s web site shows it expects to collect $50…
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Trump issues executive order to protect power grid
Wind and solar add zero value to the grid
Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals
Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb
EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS
Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass
Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar
Report: Wind Turbine…
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Craig Richard - May 15, 2020
The research suggested project operators are incentivised to maintain turbines during the first decade by the tax credit support system. The fall in performance is noticed more acutely after a project is no longer receiving the subsidy. As the production tax credit (PTC) is paid in line with a turbine’s output, operators maximise the benefit of the support before it is phased out by keeping their turbines in better condition to maintain…Continue
The power company asked a state court Wednesday to reject plans for a Nov. 3 statewide public vote on the controversial project.
Avangrid Networks asked a state court Wednesday to block state officials from putting a referendum on the November ballot that could overturn the 2019 decision by regulators to allow the construction of a controversial 145-mile hydropower transmission line from Quebec to Lewiston.
The suit, filed in Cumberland County, argues the referendum…Continue
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By Fred Bever
The state Department of Environmental Protection and the Land Use Planning Commission signed off today on vital land use permits Central Maine Power needs for its proposed 151-mile power line through western Maine.
The permits include dozens of conditions the agencies say will mitigate damage to forest values, with special attention to reducing habitat fragmentation by a 51-mile section of all-new timber cuts stretching between…Continue
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The PUC is currently a battleground for wind development. Please visit both the filings and the public comments in Case Number…