Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Climate trillions frittered in the wind
Study: The Social Cost of Carbon and Carbon Taxes
Wind Farm Back-of-the-Envelope Economic Analysis
The Confusions of the ‘Conservative’ Carbon Tax
Inconvenient Energy Realities
Infrasound noise guidelines: Antiquated and irrelevant for protecting populations
Archive: Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret — Radioactive Waste
Study: The Impact of Wind Energy on…
Added by Long Islander on July 30, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
..................The most recent example is Massachusetts, where lawmakers are trying to rescue the state’s incentives for electric vehicle sales after drivers burned through a program that dealt out more $30 million in recent years.
A climate resilience bill passed last week by the state House contains an amendment that would replenish the dwindling coffers of the Massachusetts Offers…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 30, 2019 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment
The utility has chosen to disregard the goals of the State of Rhode Island and only procure electricity from one of the projects that completed a recent solicitation.
July 29, 2019 Christian Roselund
We at pv magazine have seen utilities do a lot of unusual things. But one thing that can usually be counted on is that when a state agency wants a utility to procure a certain capacity of renewable energy, the utility typically procures…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 29, 2019 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments
The National Wildlife Foundation is worried about onshore transmission lines but makes no mention of the onshore wind factories destroying new parts of Maine with each passing year.
NRCM is NWF's affiliate in…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 29, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
This appears to claim that the $1.4 Billion CMP upgrade (Maine Power Reliability Program) had nothing to do with wind power. In fact, the CMP upgrade was a ratepayer funded gift to the wind industry. Essentially, ratepayers bought the wind industry its shipping system. See:http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/maine-electricity-rates-going-up for more on this.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2019 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments
Hancock owner Novatus is of course the company which employs former EUT co-chair Stacey Fitts who helped kill about a dozen citizen initiated wind bills in the EUT committee. See: http://www.windtaskforce.org/photo/abstain-for-maine
Additionally, former Baldacci chief counsel and PUC Chair Kurt Adams, who according to the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, received…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2019 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
Guess we can't have flashing lights near the backyard of wind tower erector Reed & Reed. Why should Rep. Berry's district or Reed & Reed's district have to endure nighttime lights as those have done for years looking at Rocky Dundee in the photo above of the Rollins Wind factory near Lincoln? (Rainer Egle photo)
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Avangrid Vice Chairman John Baldacci -- what's your plan for when a wind turbine blaze starts on a remote mountaintop in Maine?
The fire started Saturday afternoon near an area where fire was seen coming from a wind turbine nearly 300 feet off the ground, according to officials and local media. The turbine is part of a wind farm…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 21, 2019 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment
Federal environmental approval needed in 4-6 weeks
VINEYARD WIND says its offshore wind farm could be in jeopardy if the federal government fails to approve its environmental impact statement over the next six weeks.
In a carefully worded statement issued early Thursday morning, the company appeared to be prodding federal officials at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to move quickly to approve the environmental impact statement. The statement represents a shift for…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 18, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment
Beware any coming electrical blackouts as they'll surely be used as pretext for an attempt to have taxpayers fund a revamp of the grid.
The wind industry is approaching the end of its federal financial support. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), which was designed to drive investment by providing reductions in…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 18, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment
Developer: We won’t pursue wind farm in waters off Hamptons
.......................... Then there’s New York State, which does not support wind-energy areas off the Hamptons and has registered opposition with BOEM, officials said.
“No one can really tell me who and why [New York…Continue
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July 12, 2019
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) unanimously approved a long-term contract for a 72.6 MW wind power project in Hancock County Maine. The project is being developed by Weaver Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Longroad Development Partners, LLC and is expected to be operational no later than December 2020.
"This 20-year contract should create real ratepayer benefits for Maine" stated Commission Chairman Philip Bartlett. The…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 12, 2019 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments
ONE OF THE ORIGINAL ARCHITECTS of the declining price cap on offshore wind solicitations is now calling on the Baker administration to scale it back.
Robert Rio, senior vice president and counsel at Associated Industries of Massachusetts, one of the state’s leading business groups, sent a letter to the Baker administration on July 5 urging modification of the price cap, which requires each successive offshore wind procurement to be priced lower than the last.
The unusually low…Continue
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Study: The Levelized Cost of Electricity from Existing Generation Resources
Report: Cost Shifting is the Name of the Game for Wind & Solar
Report: How Resources are Selected and Prices Set in Wholesale Electricity Markets
Disentangling the Renewable Energy Scam
Resources for Making the Case against Carbon Taxes
Why Climate Activists Threaten Endangered Species With…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 11, 2019 at 8:03pm — No Comments
The Edgartown conservation commission, in a 5-1 vote, has denied a permit for cables that would pass through the Muskeget Channel.
Vineyard Wind proposed to bury two 400 megawatt export cables one mile off Chappaquiddick from its proposed wind farm 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard to a site in Barnstable.
The cables had been approved by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, but at the Edgartown hearings fishermen pushed back strongly against them saying…
Added by Long Islander on July 11, 2019 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
Bicoastal perhaps, but hardly bipartisan, although it's being marketed as such.
Added by Long Islander on July 5, 2019 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments
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