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…Continue
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.
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.
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.
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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: …Continue
Mr. Ismay is no longer a member of the Mass Department of Climate Zealots.
Biden's wasting no time in getting the grift of renewables back in action. Mills will retract her moratorium soon.
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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:
$25 Million for Pakistan…Continue
Looks like MA isn't shopping out-of-state for renewables these days - good news for ME.
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.
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MACleanEnergy has chosen Northern Pass as the sole winner in the MACleanEnergy RFP. Maine will be spared.
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…Continue
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…Continue
I received notification (www.cleanenergyrfp.com) 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.
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…Continue
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Weyerhaeuser has withdrawn its request for substantive review of the petition for removal request submitted by residence in the Moosehead region. The Moosehead Region Futures Committee has been actively opposing SunEdison's 26 turbine wind development on a site owned by Weyerhaeuser west of Moosehead Lake.
The following is the press release from the Moosehead Region Futures Committee announcing Weyerhaeuser's withdrawal.
The recent claim in the Maine Biz story by FMM/CP O'Neil that they assisted 36 UT's in the EPA removal process is blatantly untrue. Of the 40 files on the LUPC site, 14 petitions were filed by citizens in the Moosehead region - O'Neil had nothing to do with these petitions. I also expect that he had nothing to do with Lexington, Molunkus, and Carroll.
Signs are back up - we agree with Eric Tuttle - most likely Muzzy called Augusta and complained - MEDOT has some explaining to do. Why where MRFC's sign conficsated and the others that weren't in compliance were left??
October will be a busy month for Saving Maine's statewide media campaign with new :60 radio spots and newspaper ads supporting the "Truth About Wind" campaign - all leading up to the election on November 4th. Once again, we will be airing our popular Saving Maine radio program on WGAN in the southern Maine market and WVOM in Greater Bangor, Downeast and central Maine markets. A new series of ads will run in the Portland Press…Continue
Saving Maine will be supporting a statewide newspaper and radio campaign this fall with new ads starting this weekend in the Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram. Additional plans include ads in local publications such as the Ellsworth American and Kennebec Journal. In addition, we have extended our "Saving Maine" radio program through October to coincide with the elections and compliment the newspaper. Stay tuned for more of the Jeremy Kane and Juliet Black show. Thanks to the many…Continue