A question asked about the Northern Maine, Troy Jackson proposal to build wind projects in the County and have the costs applied to Maine electric bills
The climate change cabal has succeeded in raising the price of electricity to an amount that enables wind and solar projects to claim that they can save electric costs.
With the rejection of NECEC, Maine could become the black sheep of the regional New England electric network.
According to the Maine PUC, the renewable portfolio standard in 2019 was satisfied as follows:
June 29, 2021
"Projects Will Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals"
"Pricing carbon is the simplest, easiest, and most efficient way to ease this tension and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It could be implemented by state or federal policy, including through the existing Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative structure."
COMMENTARY: The Sierra Club says states should leave the organized energy markets if their decisions and recent orders by federal regulators undermine efforts to encourage clean resources and hurt consumers. (Utility Dive)
A subsidiary of Greenbacker Renewable Energy has bought the rights to build an over 15MW wind farm in the US state of Maine for an undisclosed price.
The 15.3MW RoxWind project has been developed by Palmer Management Corporation and other unnamed parties.
It is contracted to sell electricity through long-term off-take agreements with four local municipal utilities.
RoxWind is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2021.
Wind Produced 2,450,000 megawatthours 2019…Continue
As of March 10, 2020, ISO-NE shows 751 MW of proposed wind projects in Maine :
72.6 MW Hancock County " Weaver Wind " Has DEP Permit In Hand
15.3 MW Oxford County " RoxWind " Has DEP Permit In Hand
20 MW Penobscot County " Silver Maple-Pisgah MTN " Under DEP Review
126 MW Washington County " Downeast Wind " Preparing documents for DEP
517.5 MW Aroostook County " Number Nine " ?? No News Lately…
The Conflict : Renewable Energy versus Reliable Energy.
The Resolution : States will unilaterally develop their own energy profiles and reject regional grid co-operation. We see it in the NECEC argument over providing Massachusetts power delivered through the Maine woods. We see it in Connecticut, whose ratepayers are paying premiums to keep a nuclear plant operating. We see it in the regional grid operator forcing all New England ratepayers to pay extra to a natural gas…Continue
Added by Dan McKay on February 21, 2020 at 9:01am — No Comments
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $64M for Components of Coal FIRST Power Plants
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.
“Coal is a critical resource for grid stability that will be used in…Continue
On January 28, several majority members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee released a 622-page bill focused on addressing the impacts of climate change. Perhaps the most notable provision in the wide-ranging legislation is the goal…
Bait and switch : Rebates on heat pumps and immediately raise the price on electricity
Rebates on electric cars and immediately raise the price of electricity.
Europe’s Electric Vehicle Charging Prices to Increase Substantially…Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 30, 2020 at 2:50pm — No Comments
LD 1634 An Act To Create the Maine Clean Energy Fund and To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Capitalize the Fund
Sec. A-1. Authorization of bonds. The Treasurer of State is authorized, under the direction of the Governor, to issue bonds in the name and on behalf of the State in an amount not exceeding…