The more you look, the more you find. Even out energy siting require wind farms to have Environmental impact statements.
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 29, 2019 at 5:22pm — No Comments
Big bucks....windturbines catch fire don't they?
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 29, 2019 at 5:18pm — No Comments
these are the hurdles small hydropower generators have to jump through:
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on August 26, 2019 at 1:18pm — No Comments
There are many serious ramifications in pursuing science that fits a narrative instead of collecting data, then deriving proper theories from real data.
One of the consequences, especially in this seemingly new era of real justice that we are now enjoying, is that cheating scientists can get caught and punished.
For example, Duke…
a taste of things to come...good , bad or just more emotionalized policy making?
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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 27, 2019 at 2:14pm — No Comments
use this URL to access the pull down menues....well organized.
Two things stand out:
First, they have a tremendous amount of all forms of renewable energy, the bulk in hydro generated , 177,091 GigaWattHours generated and 31,610 GigaWattHours purchased.
There is over 50 MW of latent hydro power that can be justified in the same way.
>>From approval of FERC permit:
"The applicant, Bangor, has applied to FERC for a new
license to continue operation of the 8 . 9-MW Ellsworth Project . The project is located i n the fastest growing portion of applicant's…
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on December 5, 2018 at 4:19pm — No Comments
People in the hydroelectric power industry have long known that this clean, reliable, renewable generating technology has an important role to play in meeting vital goals related to the environment and climate change.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agrees, as evidenced by an article published on its website last week.
Below are excerpts from the text of this…Continue
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on December 5, 2018 at 3:42pm — No Comments
I reviewed your authority under your enabling statutes and find it decidedly covers environmental impacts of wind farms in areas under your jurisdiction:
"To preserve …support and encourage Maine's natural resource-based economy and strong environmental protections; … to honor the rights and participation of residents and property owners …while recognizing the unique value of these…Continue
If I had a map of the amount of forest removed for turbine pads, access roads, and transmission lines I can calculate the impact on the atmosphere, esp. loss of CO2 conversion, and on the watershed and aquifer.
This would be a focused environmental impact statement prohibited under current siting legislation; and if my early calculations are right, that the CO2 no longer removed by photosynthesis is greater than the carbon offsets. iHYDRO software and possibly the Canadian software,…Continue
Tapping into the proposed energy corridor is, as I understand it, a negotiable item---which I strongly support.
Dylan raises other issues, several based on nonfactual assumptions:
Not thrilled with the overwhelming focus on "views' since they are subjective and arguable; but the fire provides an opportunity to make substantial changes to the Standards to include:
o D. Notification of turbine failure. The licensee must notify the Department in writing within two (one) business days of any turbine failure or other incident that the licensee anticipates will result in a turbine being off-line…Continue
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 21, 2018 at 6:38pm — No Comments
The Nature Conservancy is a massive organization and a global player.
You'll find a description of their organization and their methodology for assessing the impact of hydroelectric generating plants on 'nature'. This affects FERC relicensing of all Maine plants up for renewal; Maine is the second largest hydro generator in New England.
There is one slide listing all the impacts a hydroplant has; it could serve as a template for measuring the impact of a wind…Continue
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 8, 2018 at 2:04pm — No Comments
Overall, this is a continuation of the original bias in favor of Wind farming; a catalogue of all the wonderful benefits it will bring. This bias MUST END NOW! So here are my modifications:
6. Tangible Benefits. An applicant must demonstrate that a proposed wind energy development will establish environmental and economic improvements or benefits to the citizens of Maine attributable to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed development. The…Continue