The growing wind industry is increasingly looking to offshore to capture ample wind resources, especially in the Northeast U.S. However, the impact of this development on commercial fishermen, endangered species, and grid reliability is being ignored. Hear from a group of Rhode Island fishermen who are suing the federal government to properly enforce its laws and how Texas could be impacted by the outcome.
Bonnie Brady - Exec. Director,…
A CTFWP member alerted me to the following with a note saying "tacit acknowledgement that we’re not gonna like paying the bill..."
................B. If convened, the stakeholder group shall:
30 (1) Identify different methods to ensure that residents of the State are able to afford
31 electricity as the State seeks to meet the renewable resources goal under section
32 3210, subsection 1-A, paragraph B, including modernized or new rate designs…
by Paula Brewer January 7, 2022
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook County’s farmers aren’t sacrificing soil for solar yet, but the potato industry and farm preservationists are keeping close tabs on Maine’s largest tracts of prime growing land.
Alternative energy developers have targeted some of Maine’s farmland as ideal sites to set up power arrays, because they favor large pieces of land that are easy to access, flat and located close to power transmission…Continue
Son: "When I grow up, I don't want to be a capitalist, I want to be a cronyist" and make so much money that I don't have to worry about how much things cost".
Parents: "You can do anything you want Angus".
by Lori Valigra
The commission said it is “critical” that Maine accelerate its electric grid infrastructure modernization so it is compatible with new technology and that it improve its capacity to transmit electricity bidirectionally,…Continue
Deep roots in the community because of John Richardson? Did he live in Roxbury? I thought it was Brunswick or somewhere in that area.
Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (“GREC” or “Greenbacker”), a leading owner and operator of sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency projects, announced today that RoxWind, a 15.3-MWdc wind farm, entered commercial operation on November 30. When it was acquired in 2020, the to-be-constructed project in…Continue
Greed Energy Economics:
Green energy firms the biggest corporate welfare recipients ever
Thank you Senator Manchin — as he Says No on Build Back Better Green New Deal
Here's how much energy prices rose in 2021
Europeans Face a $395 Billion Hike in Energy Bills Next Year
NYS Playing a Climate Shell Game with NY Ratepayers
Wind Energy — Offshore:
Texas Public Policy Foundation brings fishermen’s lawsuit against…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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
***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…
With natural gas supplies disrupted, Mainers may need to reduce energy use this winter
Maine Public | By Fred Bever
Published December 6, 2021 at 5:34 PM EST
The top official running New England's electricity grid says the region faces a "precarious" winter, in which consumers and…
PUC to give a boost to renewable projects in northern Maine
State regulators have begun the process of collecting proposals for a high-voltage transmission line to serve as a conduit for renewable energy projects in Aroostook and Washington counties.
HALLOWELL — Despite criticism of the New England Clean Energy Connect…Continue
The developers of a wind-energy turbine off Monhegan Island are apologizing to Boothbay residents angered by unannounced work in town last…
Wind & Solar Energy:
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Quantifying the hurricane risk to offshore wind turbines
Green Technologies Have A Glaring Problem Of Scale
NY Utility Bills to Rise 10± Percent due to Green NYC
Lake Erie wind turbine project subject of upcoming Ohio Supreme Court hearing
Pennsylvania Bill Solar and Wind Decommissioning Introduced
Fire fears over huge battery…
What I would add to this article is that apart from the UMPI wind turbine's fatal fire, it was a complete disaster in terms of electricity production, never getting anywhere near its going in goals. An unmitigated disaster, as thoroughly documented on this website..
“Our experience with wind was not successful,” said UMPI Chief Business officer Betsy Sawhill Espe. “We found out that the fire was not totally unusual for wind turbines, so we…Continue
We should replace profit-seeking utilities with a publicly managed nonprofit to meet climate goals.
By Matthew Cannon
Special to the Press Herald
Matthew Cannon is campaign and policy associate director for the Sierra Club Maine chapters.
The latest report from the…Continue