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
Added by Long Islander on May 28, 2020 at 10:40am — 9 Comments
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,…
Added by Long Islander on May 22, 2020 at 6:30am — 1 Comment
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…
Added by Long Islander on May 22, 2020 at 6:00am — 3 Comments
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…
Added by Long Islander on May 19, 2020 at 9:48am — No Comments
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
Added by Long Islander on May 16, 2020 at 8:01am — 2 Comments
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…
Added by Long Islander on May 12, 2020 at 10:00am — 6 Comments
A concise three-sentence letter sent by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday suggests relief is on the way for a renewables industry concerned about meeting quickly approaching tax credit deadlines.
The letter came in response to a…Continue
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By Robert Bradley Jr. -- May 5, 2020
Big wind does not have a COVID problem. It has a mismanagement problem.
[Chuck] Grassley is promoting the American Wind Energy Association’s bogus claim that COVID slowed the industry causing projects to delay into 2021. He is now asking the IRS to extend the four-year window by another year to allow MWs that started construction in 2016 to spill into 2021 and still earn…
Added by Long Islander on May 5, 2020 at 10:43am — 2 Comments
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
China’s coronavirus actions are just one of many threats it poses
We Can’t Entrust US Interests to UN
Modeling Catastrophe in a Climate of Fear
Model Madness – Parallels Between Failed Climate and Coronavirus Models
Study: Systemic Misuse of Scenarios in Climate Research and Assessment
The Scientific Case for Vacating the EPA’s Endangerment Finding
US CO2 Emissions Have Declined More Than Anywhere…
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Last week, anti-hydrocarbon activist and documentary maker Josh Fox — along with Stanford professor Mark Jacobson, Penn State climatologist Michael Mann, and several others — succeeded in briefly getting Michael Moore’s new documentary, Planet of the Humans, taken off of a website owned by a group called Films for Action.
Fox’s censorship effort was cheered by Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and journalist who tweeted “cheers to @joshfoxfilm and everyone who worked hard and…Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 1, 2020 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments
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