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
Added by Long Islander on August 17, 2020 at 10:00am —
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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 —
Credit: By Josh Siegel | Washington Examiner | July 20, 2020 |
Sen. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is leading a group of nine Republican senators warning fellow Republican Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Finance Committee, not to allow for the extension of wind tax credits set to expire at the end of the year.
The senators, most from major fossil…
Added by Long Islander on July 31, 2020 at 1:11pm —
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Bay State hydro deal irks those opposed to power line
Bruce Mohl Jul 7, 2020
CORPORATE SURROGATES for Massachusetts have spent close to $17 million so far battling a referendum question in Maine that seeks to block the importation of hydroelectricity from Quebec using a power line running through wilderness areas in the western part of the state.
The referendum battle is in some… Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 7, 2020 at 10:09pm —
Please go to page 46 of the link below to read these and other articles. When you click on the link, it should download as a PDF file.
Wind Energy: Continue
Local Resistance to Wind Power Grows in Europe
Norway to rein in wind power after raging local opposition
Wind Turbines: The Pruitt-Igoes of the Plains
Offshore Wind Could Have Major Adverse Impact on Commercial Fisheries
Astonishing Buildout Needed for “Clean” NY Grid
Added by Long Islander on July 7, 2020 at 9:30pm —
6:15 AM PDT 6/26/2020 by l
Half a dozen hot-button docs have been pulled from platforms or dropped by digital distributors in the past year, angering filmmakers and viewers: "People do not like to be told they cannot see a film."
On May 25, YouTube pulled the Michael Moore-produced environmental documentary… Continue
Added by Long Islander on June 26, 2020 at 1:19pm —
To all members of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine, I have been advised by a fellow member who is highly literate in all things digital that SSL high level security is now in use on this website.
Please spread the word.
Assurance of this can generally be seen in the address bar of your browser when you are at this site, usually on the left hand side. For example, the following is how it looks on the Google Chrome browser:…
Added by Long Islander on June 25, 2020 at 6:00pm —
By Lars Erik Taraldsen | Bloomberg | June 19, 2020 | www.bloomberg.com ~~
Norway is set to tighten rules for building wind turbines, caving in to massive protests from locals.
A government proposal on Friday to slow down the development of onshore wind power comes after increasing local resistance mirrors sentiment in other European countries. Norway already decided to scrap a plan for a new permission framework last year.
Added by Long Islander on June 23, 2020 at 5:05pm —