Kenneth Capron's Blog (11)

CO2 coalition

Nice presentation this AM by Andy and David on very basics of CO2's non-impact on climate change.


co2coalition.org


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Added by Kenneth Capron on September 9, 2021 at 5:59pm — 6 Comments

NASEM - Wind Research

Climate Conversations: Pathways to Action

https://vimeo.com/577748295

Wind Turbine Generator Impacts to Marine Vessel Radar



https://vimeo.com/577733155

Coastal Landscape/Seascape Character Classification and Assessment Methodology Development



https://vimeo.com/577733149

Offshore Wind…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on August 1, 2021 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States

We invite you to tune in virtually for the upcoming committee meeting open sessions listed below.



Open Session on July 14 from 10:30am-12pm ET: NuScale Power

During this session, the committee will hear from Chief Technology…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on July 9, 2021 at 10:16am — 9 Comments

Electric Vehicle Startups Hit Speed Bumps after Raising Tons of Cash

https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/25/22453051/ev-startup-spac-lordstown-lucid-canoo-faraday-fisker

Electric vehicle startups have raised an absurd amount of money in the last year by merging with special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), but many of these companies are still having trouble getting rolling. 

Added by Kenneth Capron on May 28, 2021 at 4:54pm — 8 Comments

Someone left the door open

https://www.maine.gov/dep/ftp/

I don't know what files there are but since the URL came from their email, I figured it might have value.

Nice section on NECEC and more.

I hate it when this happens.

Added by Kenneth Capron on May 11, 2021 at 2:00am — No Comments

Profits over stewardship

LD 1595 was written to stop solar panels from being dumped in Maine landfills. Although the numbers are low now, they are expected to ramp up not because they fail but because there are much more efficient versions coming soon. Some expect a 40-50% efficiency in the not too distant future. And prices are dropping on the panels. So I developed LD1595 to make sure we control this waste before it gets into the waste streams currently available.

I had hoped and expected that…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on May 9, 2021 at 5:54pm — 2 Comments

Old TV points out Sea Level Decline

For those of you with Amazon Prime, it is worth watching the Brit show called Time Team. Not only is it a fascinating show, but they frequently in their digging uncover harbors and estuaries where there is today a field many meters above current sea level.



Season 6 Episodes 11 is amazing in the discovery of an "island" which now contains the remnants of medieval and older era…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on February 20, 2021 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Help wanted

I am working on a couple of proposals that I need technical help with.



First I am working on a complete process for recovering the chemicals in solar panels at end-of-life. I have drafted legislation for this to be effective (mandatory) and would welcome scrutiny.



The other is a new mode of transportation (maglev) for which I need to estimate the savings in CO2 and the potential to benefit from TCI or whatever exchange is finally adopted.



I would also like some…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on January 28, 2021 at 10:42am — No Comments

Maine Climate Council - Oct-21

Too much time has been spent wringing our hands over the gathering storm that is climate change. Or worse, arguing with those who don't believe that pumping gazillions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere over the last 200 years didn't have an impact.Which is why I am cheered to see the roll-up-our-sleeves-let's-dig-into-this approach the Maine Climate Council is taking. Our lead story provides some frightening predictions on what our state could face, but that fear should spur action, not…

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Added by Kenneth Capron on October 21, 2020 at 10:34pm — 3 Comments

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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From 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?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From 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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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