Wind developers love to engage in conversation about the mechanical aspects of turbines which steers people away from the truth about how utterly useless they are at grid scale . Even bad ideas can bring wealth to the game players, ( developers, a few landowners and money hungry town governments ) but this money has to come from somewhere and at some cost. The money comes from the taxpayers and the ratepayers ( you and I ) . the cost is loss of economic engine as wind forces aside the… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 30, 2011 at 11:52am —
Finally, we recognize that the linked standard offer and entitlement arrangements approved in this Order create certain obligations and risks for CMP that should be properly borne by customers rather than shareholders. We are informed by our staff that CMP agrees to accept the obligations and risks as long as it is compensated for the financial consequences of satisfying those obligations. Therefore, we explicitly find that any direct or…
Added by Dan McKay on January 30, 2011 at 9:34am —
QUIETLY, MAINE IS REDUCING OIL CONSUMPTION AND ENTERING RENEWABLE ELECTRICAL GENERATION BY TRIED AND TRUE ENERGY RESOURCE. WOOD, PERHAPS TRANSITIONAL, PERHAPS NOT, BUT THERE IS NO WIND IN THE PORTFOLIO.
Maine’s Colby College has begun construction on a new biomass heating plant that will replace about one million gallons of…
Added by Dan McKay on January 30, 2011 at 7:01am —
Added by Dan McKay on January 29, 2011 at 6:11am —
In spite of having government backing them ( Al Gore was Vice President ) and the first and best locations for wind resource, Mr. Bradley, a previous employee describes Enron's lack of success with " Green " energy:
Bradley: Enron’s green investments lost money year-by-year despite the taxpayer subsidies, so yes. The ‘green’ kick also got management off track—got the company off of a consumer-driven track onto a government-driven track. That is a bad trade even in… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 28, 2011 at 6:13am —
Can anyone tell me why Iberdrola should be allowed to control delivery of electricity and build generation plants in Maine ? BTW, they are a foreign company very much involved in Spain's current fall towards bankruptcy.
Added by Dan McKay on January 27, 2011 at 6:38am —
With power purchase agreements becoming the favorite mechanism for sale of electricity from wind developments, why are they declared " priority information " and kept secret. We, the taxpayers, subsidize the existence of wind projects. This information contains pricing which helps reveal the impact wind will have on electric rates. How are we to know if wind can deliver 6 cent per kilowatt electricity if these " power purchase agreements" are allowed to be secret, Governor.
Added by Dan McKay on January 27, 2011 at 6:28am —
GE CEO has been given the reigns of our economy by the President:
This item has achieved "Innovative Award " by GE : A Cloth Windmill
Added by Dan McKay on January 22, 2011 at 11:28am —