by Caitlin Andrews October 15, 2020
Central Maine Power and its parent have filed a complaint alleging a competitor opposed to its $1 billion hydropower corridor has illegally obstructed the project by refusing to complete upgrades necessary to connect the project to the regional grid.
It is no secret that NextEra Energy Resources, a large Florida-based utility that operates a clean-energy business in Maine and New Hampshire while also owning the oil-fired Wyman Station plant… Continue
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Five Northeast Governors Seek Reform of Market Design, Transmission Planning, and Governance Needed to Achieve States’ Mandates for Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Power
Recognizing the critical role that New England’s regional wholesale electricity market plays in addressing climate change and…
Added by Long Islander on October 15, 2020 at 1:08pm —
Some select articles from the latest newsletter:
Gates-backed nuclear fusion: 'We can fill the gaps left by wind and solar'
Family Receives a €225K Payout from Wind Developer for Health Problems
Study: Surprising science – There’s no such thing as clean energy
Mommy, where did my Tesla come from?
Give Thanks to Fossil Fuels
Davos 2021 will launch its own Green New Deal — Be afraid
A New Abnormal of Rolling Blackouts Under Biden Energy… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 15, 2020 at 1:03pm —
Maine is getting a $2.16 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to map out plans for an offshore wind energy industry, and join other Northeast states already promoting their own vast hopes for turbine arrays.
“Unleashing American innovation is critical to our global competitiveness,” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in announcing the grant Oct. 1. “This project will allow Maine to capitalize on its technical leadership in the wind power sector to… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 6, 2020 at 2:25pm —
Maine should get in on the planning early as the 4 Atlantic provinces and Quebec weigh a grand proposal for clean energy.
Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2020 at 9:00am —
The worst national energy legislation in decades (S.2657) is being negotiated as we are distracted by COVID-19, the Supreme Court, national elections, etc., etc.
S.2657 (and the 900± page H.R. 4447 House counterpart passed on 9-24-20!) will likely Continue
be the most problematic, far-reaching…
Added by Long Islander on September 28, 2020 at 9:11am —
Lankford, Cramer, Hoeven, Capito, Rep. Marchant Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit
WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) along with Representative Kenny Marchant (R-TX) today introduced…
Added by Long Islander on September 28, 2020 at 8:56am —
Some select articles from the latest newsletter:
Short video: The Impossibility of Wind Turbines Continue
The Plague of Renewable Portfolio Standards
Nevada County Approves 1 Mile Setback on Wind Turbines
Short video: What’s Wrong with Wind and Solar?
Podcast: Rational Environmentalism - The Truth About Renewables, etc.
‘Green’ billionaires suppression of ‘Planet of the Humans’ documentary
Inconvenient Facts About Renewable Energy
Short video: Climate…
Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2020 at 10:00am —
Credit: The Ellsworth American | September 18, 2020 | www.ellsworthamerican.com ~~
This is an open letter to Governor Janet Mills.
It is my considered opinion that Maine needs to re-examine the value and merit of the Aqua Ventus Offshore Wind Project with an anticipated capacity of 12 megawatts of electric power.
While admittedly this is among the smallest planned wind projects, its construction and… Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 19, 2020 at 5:00pm —
...............................After all, the six New England states share an interlinked electric grid, workforce, and ecosystem. A cohesive New England strategy invariably improves results for pricing, port infrastructure, workforce development, stakeholder engagement, wildlife protection and environmental mitigation, equity in economic participation, and transmission infrastructure.
Finally, New England states must consider how to meaningfully improve racial equity. It is already… Continue
Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2020 at 11:30am —
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state had to “sober up” about the fact that renewable energy sources had failed to provide enough power for the state at peak demand, and needed “backup” and “insurance” from other sources.
Newsom addressed journalists and the public in the midst of ongoing electricity blackouts that began on… Continue
Added by Long Islander on August 18, 2020 at 2:47pm —
Credit: Across the country, utilities are retrofitting aging wind farms to qualify for a federal tax credit set to expire this year | By Katherine Blunt | WSJ | Aug. 16, 2020 | www.wsj.com ~~
Utilities across the country are seizing a fast-expiring green energy subsidy to boost the efficiency of aging wind farms as they set ambitious goals to reduce their carbon emissions.
Xcel Energy Inc., a Minneapolis-based utility company serving customers… Continue
Added by Long Islander on August 17, 2020 at 10:06am —
By Lisa Linowes -- August 17, 2020
“… the production tax credit will cost taxpayers $4.3 billion in 2021 and a cumulative $33.8 billion in the ten-year period from 2020 to 2029. After nearly 30 years, the wind industry’s reliance on the PTC has grown as has its cost to US taxpayers.”
The Production Tax Credit (PTC), first established under the Energy Policy Act of 1992, is a driving force for constructing otherwise… Continue
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A few articles from the latest newsletter:
Simply Staggering: What Wind & Solar Really Cost
Energy Subsidies and Who Gets Them
Report: The Hidden Costs of Net Zero
EIA Cost Benefit Analysis: News and Information
Rush to Renewable Energy is Hurting America’s Poor
A carbon tax would harm the poor
The President Is Right on the Social Cost of Carbon
Subsidized Wind & Solar Are Sending South Africa’s Power Prices Into Orbit
Noise from… Continue
Added by Long Islander on August 10, 2020 at 6:54pm —
There you go again "environmental" groups.
Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
An observation tower put up for hikers changed the view for artists, a conflict that could continue with more development in the area.
When Jen Woodworth looked across Millinocket Lake with the morning sun a week or so ago, her eyes caught a glint atop Trout Mountain that she had not seen before. A new 80-foot observation tower, extending some… Continue
Added by Long Islander on August 9, 2020 at 8:33am —
According to Gideon's agenda, Mainers will save money on both energy and healthcare costs with more wind and solar. Really?
Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and…
Added by Long Islander on August 7, 2020 at 5:30pm —
UMaine enlists 2 companies to provide $100 million for offshore wind project
by Charles Eichacker
The University of Maine has enlisted two prominent renewable energy developers to provide $100 million in funding for the school’s offshore wind demonstration project about two miles south of Monhegan Island.
The project, which has been in the works…
Added by Long Islander on August 5, 2020 at 2:00pm —
ANTRIM — The controversy that has long dogged Antrim Wind Energy continues, with a number of people who live near the site raising concerns about the amount of noise produced there.
On Wednesday, the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee held a virtual meeting during which members heard comments from neighbors of the facility. They said the wind farm, a nine-turbine facility that went into service on Dec. 24, 2019, has been a significant…
Added by Long Islander on August 5, 2020 at 1:00pm —
Lamont’s administration brokered new… Continue
Added by Long Islander on August 2, 2020 at 10:51pm —