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In case you missed the last 50 years of climate predictions.

Climate Forecast Headline Predictions

  1. 1967 Salt Lake Tribune: Dire Famine Forecast by 1975, Already Too Late
  2. 1969 NYT: "Unless we are extremely lucky, everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years. The situation will get worse unless we change our behavior."
  3. 1970 Boston Globe: Scientist Predicts New Ice Age by 21st Century said James P. Lodge, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. 
  4. 1971…

Added by richard mcdonald on February 7, 2022 at 3:15pm — 2 Comments

Scientists Conclude Dire Climate Change Models Were Wrong, Now What?

Damage control, damage control are you there? Get AOC and Greta on the line stat!

Added by richard mcdonald on February 7, 2022 at 2:58pm — 1 Comment

The Next Plandemic - China's Faux Energy Crisis

Xi and his CCP pals are going all in on driving inflation in the West using a faux energy shortage and  CO2 reduction narrative:


Added by richard mcdonald on September 27, 2021 at 2:23pm — 9 Comments

U.S. Seeks to Approve Dozens of Offshore Wind Projects in Years to Come

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, May 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration will seek to approve more than a dozen offshore wind projects in the next four years and open the Pacific Ocean off California to such development as it seeks to bolster the nascent U.S. industry, officials said on Tuesday.

The effort is part of the administration’s broader plan to fight climate…


Added by richard mcdonald on May 26, 2021 at 9:06am — 4 Comments

The US Will Need A Lot of Land to Reach Zero Carbon

As a follow up to my previous post about Biden going nuclear, I have attached an article from Bloomberg reporting on a Princeton University study evaluating the landmass required to support a variety of energy sources to get to zero carbon. Wind has a big problem.

Added by richard mcdonald on May 5, 2021 at 2:29pm — 3 Comments

Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??

The Biden administration is quietly admitting it can't achieve zero-emissions without a national fleet of firm, reliable, thermal power plants. Are they talking nuclear power? To quote from the article I've posted below, it sounds like Joe has seen the light.

  1. "there's a deepening understanding within the administration that it needs nuclear to meet its zero-emission goals. (Source:…

Added by richard mcdonald on May 5, 2021 at 1:34pm — 9 Comments

Downeast Wind holding public meeting for 126 MW/30 turbine project in Washington County

Downeast Wind has submitted a permit to MEDEP for a 30 turbine, 126 MW project on blueberry barrens owned by Wyman in Columbia and the unorganized areas of T18 MD BPP and T24 MD BPP in Washington County.

Downeast plans to deploy Vesta 126 - 3.45 MW turbines - they will be the largest land based turbines in the US - hub height 472 ft w/nacelle, blade length 202 ft. The Vesta 126 has been deployed as an offshore application in Europe. 

Tonight (6…


Added by richard mcdonald on April 28, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

The truth behind Texas's renwewable energy failure.

As the climate cabal (think John Kerry and AOC) scurries to distort the truth the disaster during Texas's polar vortex event, rationals minds are exposing the consequences of renewable dependeance and the kabuki theater of the scam known as the Green New Deal. 

This report gets to the heart of the delusion: …


Added by richard mcdonald on February 20, 2021 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments

Mass Climate Thug Resigns

Mr. Ismay is no longer a member of the Mass Department of Climate Zealots.

Added by richard mcdonald on February 11, 2021 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments

Biden unleashes the renewable floodgates

Biden's wasting no time in getting the grift of renewables back in action. Mills will retract her moratorium soon.

Added by richard mcdonald on February 5, 2021 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Wind and solar subsidies extended in C-19 stimulus bill

There you have it, the wind and solar crowd got an extension on subsidies in the latest $900MM stimulus bill and the Maine delegation was all in. This could unleash a storm of new development in Maine. I encourage everyone who cares about this beautiful state to call all of our esteemed representatives in DC and express your outrage. If you haven't seen the obscene spending in this bill, here it is:

Stimulus Bill:


$25 Million for Pakistan…


Added by richard mcdonald on December 22, 2020 at 2:30pm — 28 Comments

MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.

Looks like MA isn't shopping out-of-state for renewables these days - good news for ME.


Added by richard mcdonald on May 23, 2019 at 5:05pm — 4 Comments

AC/DC trans corridor

Over the past two weeks in two separate public meetings (The Forks and Jackman), CMP stated they would connect wind project to an AC line to accommodate wind development in western Maine/Moosehead Region. They would run a separate AC line in the currently proposed DC trans corridor. The results to the region would be devastating. We must stop the hydro line. If it gets denied, the likelihood of an AC line being approved is seriously diminished. 

Added by richard mcdonald on August 22, 2018 at 11:46am — No Comments

Maine is spared! Northern Pass is the winner

MACleanEnergy has chosen Northern Pass as the sole winner in the MACleanEnergy RFP. Maine will be spared. 

Added by richard mcdonald on January 25, 2018 at 3:23pm — 6 Comments

LUPC denies NextEra petition to expand EWA

Yesterday, the Land Use Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny NextEra's request to expand the expedited wind area by 25000 acres to accommodate their proposed industrial wind farms (Moose and Alder Stream Wind) in western Somerset and Franklin counties. The denial is a huge setback for NextEra's bid for a 20 year renewable energy contract with MA as part of their MA Clean Energy RFP. NextEra will have to go through the legislature to get the EWA expansion. Given the solid opposition…


Added by richard mcdonald on December 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Mass Releases RFP for 9.5 Million Megawatts of Renewables.

Massachusetts has released it's latest RFP for renewables  for a 2022 delivery. This will drive a devastating acceleration of wind farm and transmission corridor development - MCPC and MEPCO. Currently, there are 2335 megawatts (estimated 700 turbines) of proposed projects with the prospects of more due to the scale of this massive request from…


Added by richard mcdonald on April 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Clean Energy RFP Evaluation Team selects winning bidders

I received notification ( that the Evaluation Team has finalized its work and selected the winning bidders. The results will be announced in March 2017. Once the contracts are finalized, they will be sent to regulatory authorities for approval. 

Added by richard mcdonald on October 24, 2016 at 5:21pm — 6 Comments

Somrset Wind, LLC for sale in SunEdison fire sale

As part of the liquidation of assets going on in the SunEdsion bankruptcy, the court has moved to liquidate a portion of the company's North American Utilities, LLC wind and solar assets. The only asset for sale in Maine is the proposed Somerset Wind project - a 26 turbine/85.8MW project to be sited on Misery Ridge just west of Moosehead Lake. Based on court documents, NRG is the stalking horse buyer. Somerset Wind is a bidder in the ISO/NE renewable RFP for southern New England with NextEra…


Added by richard mcdonald on August 10, 2016 at 8:33am — No Comments


Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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