By Seamus Othot
February 21, 2024
Maine’s Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology (EUT) held a public hearing on Tuesday on a bill which could strike another blow against the controversial Aroostook Renewable Energy Gateway.
[RELATED: The Heavily Criticized “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” Suffers Another Setback…]
“The opposition of this transmission line was not specific to any political party. It is a bipartisan issue,…Continue
By Marleigha Clipston
Published: Feb. 21, 2024 at 8:33 PM EST
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Alliance for Sears Island and their allies gathered in Belfast today to stand against the decision to build an offshore wind port at Sears Island
Governor Mills announced the location Tuesday.
The Alliance believes the state should have offshore wind power, but the port should be at a different location
They say Mack Point would be a better site and just as many…Continue
Maine Public | By Susan Sharon
Published February 20, 2024 at 1:26 PM EST
Maine Public | By Robbie Feinberg
Published February 20, 2024 at 6:45 AM EST
A new report says that the region will need to make substantial investment in its electrical grid, as Maine and New England embrace wind, solar and technologies such as EV's and heat pumps.
Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 - 06:30 AM
Authored by Kevin Stocklin via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),
Electricity is among the most essential sources of America’s unparalleled prosperity and productivity; it is also the greatest vulnerability.
Giant wind turbines are powered by strong winds in front of solar panels in Palm Springs, Calif., on March 27, 2013. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The above headline was published on February 5th. But shortly thereafter, I was unable to find the article. Then it reappeared…Continue
Vermont’s renewable power industry is promoting a Senate bill, now under committee…
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Yesterday, 2/5/24, at the very same link where the following article now resides, the Press Herald ran the following headline: "In comments to state regulators, opposition to Maine electric vehicle rule outpaces support 4-1" The article which is now at the same link makes no mention of the 4 to 1 opposition against this asinine mandate. Yesterday's headline, seemingly hastily retracted, spoke to the people's ire. The headline below gives…Continue
Unfortunately, at the time of this post (late Monday night), I could not find the original article that I saw earlier this evening in the Press Herald.…Continue
By Libby Palanza
February 5, 2024
Nearly six months after the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) held its first public hearing on the proposed California-style vehicle emissions standards, a second opportunity for public comment is set to come to a close on Monday, February 5.
The controversial policy will advance through the rulemaking process on the heels of a “State of the State” speech in which Gov. Janet Mills touted taxpayer-funded investments in…Continue
Please click on the following link to read the following stories and much, much more:
Renewables: an expensive nightmare to nowhere
Experts: Trillions Spent on ‘Climate Change’ Based on Faulty Temperature Data
New study warns of soaring energy…Continue
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Energy storage at grid scale is a complete joke and pick pocketing of taxpayers and ratepayers. Concocting feckless grid scale storage in a futile attempt to compensate for wind's intermittency and unreliability is nothing more than having to tell a second lie to cover the first lie.
This bogus storage is brought to you by the same type of rent seeking huckster guilting you on carbon for drinking coffee or exhaling - all for the sake of "the planet". But they…Continue
Mainers are increasingly using heat pumps, driving electric vehicles and switching to electric equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the growing demand will test the state’s power grid.
Planning to update Maine’s vast electrical infrastructure has begun – the Maine Public Utilities Commission held two work sessions last week after soliciting comments from utilities and other stakeholders –…Continue
Maine Public | By Kevin Miller
Published January 23, 2024 at 8:45 PM EST
A bill that seeks to slow down expansion of natural gas infrastructure in Maine has sparked a robust debate over the energy and climate policy within the State House.
Environmentalists insist the bill is a critical step toward a cleaner future but that the measure would not affect existing natural gas customers. But in the latest example of partisan divides over energy policy, Republicans…Continue
By Seamus Othot
January 24, 2024
Mainers appeared in Augusta on Wednesday to defend their right to private property during a public hearing on a bill which would prevent the state from forcibly seizing private land for the construction of a high-power transmission line.
The controversial transmission…Continue
by Billy Kobin
January 8, 2024
AUGUSTA, Maine — The latest hiccup for a major Maine energy project came when regulators pumped the brakes last month on a proposed transmission line between a new Aroostook County wind and the New England power grid.
Policymakers still want the project to succeed, and the Maine Public Utilities Commission is set to seek new bids later this year. But they also want to avoid a repeat of the cost debacle that derailed the…Continue
By RJ Heller
December 28, 2023
Washington County is closer to seeing 30 wind turbines erected by Apex Clean Energy. The Virginia based company through its subsidiary Downeast Wind began the process in 2015.
According to Apex Senior Community Relations Manager Natasha Montague, the construction phase is under way. The company received state approval in 2022 after an examination of its permit application by Maine Department of…Continue
I would love to have someone explain how they plan to charge their electric vehicles when the power is out.
Here are some questions that need to be answered before this is our only choice:
• Our electric grid cannot handle the need for power now, so how could it possibly supply it for everyone’s EV?
• What are these batteries made of and how do we properly dispose of them?
• If the battery life is just five-to-seven years, and they are expensive, how can retirees replace…
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By Seamus Othot
December 23, 2023
Updated:December 23, 2023
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) has been forced to delay development of the Aroostook Renewable Energy Gateway because the developers cannot work for the agreed upon price.
“LS Power made clear in its submission that it can no longer hold to its price, though nowhere in its brief or proposed transmission agreement did LS power indicate what the new price would need to be,” said…Continue
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