Not exactly sure who the other named partner is - DNV GL. But from their website, it would appear that they are headquartered in Norway. Why is so much U.S. taxpayer money being handed out like candy to foreign countries for basically useless endeavors? https://www.dnvgl.com/about/in-brief/our-organization.html
Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2019 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment
Bowling for subsidies continued. So long as there is an endless supply of ratepayers who have been hoodwinked by the media to believe wind power is a viable and necessary electricity source, there will be an endless supply of hucksters looking to take advantage. Why is nuclear power almost never mentioned by the media? Why are the true costs of wind power almost never mentioned by the media? Did a university ever see an opportunity for grant money it didn't like?
Note that the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2019 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
Mayflower is a joint venture of Shell New Energies and EDP Renewables....and EDPR is owned by Energias de Portugal whose largest stock holder by far is China Three Gorges, aka, the government of Communist China.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
After $100+ Billion in subsidies, U.S. wind industry demands more
Full cost of living impact of renewables subsidies revealed
Math is Hard for the Green-Minded
US Electrical Energy Reliability Gone With the Wind
Can This World Survive Without Fossil Fuels?
Bernie Sanders’ Perpetual Motion Green New Deal
Short video: All Electric?
What is a Nuclear Microreactor?
New DOE and NRC Agreement Will…
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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2019 at 1:23pm — 9 Comments
Politicians like to envision a shiny future of solar and wind and electric cars...........................
Maine has roughly 500,000 homes. And while some are newer and energy-efficient, most aren’t. Upgrading them will take time and money – and at the current pace, many decades.
That timetable could be accelerated, if weatherization becomes a priority for the new…Continue
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The University of Maine at Orono will develop an alternative floating substructure design for a 10–12 MW wind turbine in place of the currently planned two 6-MW turbine floating offshore wind demonstration project planned for deployment off Monhegan Island, Maine.
Added by Long Islander on October 23, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments
Boston and Brussels Energy and industrial organization economist Jürgen Weiss pushes for wind and solar but is mum on nuclear. What's up with that?
Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2019 at 8:30am — 3 Comments
Is it possible that our lawmakers could be so stupid as to believe every lie from the wind industry since the introduction of the PTC in 1992 when they first said "Just this one time"? Since that time the wind crooks have incessantly said "Just this one more time". That is junkie speak. Be outraged and let your congresspersons know you demand an end to this rigged game for the insider class. The middle class would like to see this money itself. The insider class has robbed us…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments
.......Gov. Janet Mills got a lot of attention when she stood before the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Action Summit on September 23 and announced she had signed an executive order pledging Maine to become “carbon neutral” by 2045.
Problem is, it’s too easy a goal to achieve. We’re either close to it or already there. That’s because of our vast forest, which covers 89 percent of the state. The…
Added by Long Islander on October 16, 2019 at 8:30am — 3 Comments
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Why Wind Turbines Threaten Endangered Species With Extinction
It Costs $532,000± to Decommission A Single Wind Turbine
In a “Reversal” Wind Power Industry Wants More U.S. Tax Credits
NY County Health Board Eyes Wind Turbine Regulations
A new tool in China’s kit of repression
Video: Kentucky Governor’s Keynote Speech on Low Cost Energy
Weathermen Wild As Wind Turbines Interference Wrecks Their…
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October 11, 2019
Less than a year after the U.S. wind industry swore off federal tax credits, its top lobbyist wants another go at the incentive that helped it become the cheapest source of new energy in much of the world.
The tax credits are now needed for the industry to maintain its cost advantage against competing sources such as solar and natural gas plants. That’s because President Donald Trump’s import tariffs on steel and other wind-farm components…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 12, 2019 at 10:30am — 4 Comments
The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt.
When regulatory officials evaluate environmental noise—to determine, say, whether to soundproof schools near airport runways—their calculations emphasize the mid-frequency sounds to which our ears are most sensitive and discount the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 10, 2019 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
By Tux TurkelStaff Writer
Now that friendly policies are in place, developers are jockeying for access to Maine's grid to build community solar projects.
Maine this fall is in the midst of a land rush, not for gold but for sunshine.
A recent law encouraging large solar projects, combined with the aggressive…Continue
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By Irina Slav - Oct 03, 2019, 4:00 PM CDT
Italy’s “Wind King”, or the “Lord of the Wind” Vito Nicastri has been sentenced to nine years in prison for channeling profits from his wind power business to Cosa Nostra’s Matteo Messina Denaro.
The Guardian reports that Nicastri was stripped of his companies and property back in 2013 during an investigation into his ties with the Sicilian mafia. The assets that prosecutors seized were worth about $1.7 billion (1.3 billion…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2019 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment
Quantify the Impacts vs the Benefits
Honorable members of the Maine Climate Council:
Friends of Maine's Mountains is the non-governmental organization in Maine that opposes mountain-based wind energy on the basis that the meager benefits are dwarfed by the massive impacts. FMM thanks Governor Mills, and it…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2019 at 9:45am — 4 Comments
In the past, bird slaughtering wind developer First Wind was touted on Maine Audubon's website as an "Eagle Level Corporate Partner" of Maine Audubon ($10,000+), their highest level corporate partnership level, along with only two other corporations.
There are many reasons for these declines. Some of the more persistent are habitat loss on both…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 4, 2019 at 7:30am — 2 Comments
Central Maine Power Co. wants to adjust the course of its 145-mile transmission line to avoid a remote pond, and state regulators have agreed to reopen the case.
Environmental and land use regulators have agreed to consider a proposed change to Central Maine Power’s plan for a 145-mile transmission line through western Maine that would bring Canadian hydropower into the regional grid.
In a procedural order filed Thursday, the Maine Department of…Continue
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More shilling from the mainstream media for the insider's rigged game of wind power .
September 30, 2019
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — The winds are blowing fair for America’s wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 1, 2019 at 8:00am — 2 Comments
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