Biden administration sets plan for 7 offshore wind farms by 2025

The Department of Interior hopes to hold lease sales for projects off states including Maine.

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will help develop up to seven offshore wind farms on the East and West coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico as it moves to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030 – generating enough electricity to power more than 10 million homes.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said at a wind power conference in Boston that her department hopes to hold lease sales by 2025 for projects off the coasts of Maine, New York and the mid-Atlantic, as well as the Carolinas, California, Oregon and the Gulf of Mexico.

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Here is The Hidden $150 Trillion Agenda Behind The "Crusade" Against Climate Change

And there you have it: just as covid was one giant smokescreen to "allow" central banks and Treasuries to merge and lead us to Helicopter Money and MMT, creating some $30 trillion in liquidity in the process, the "Net Zero" myth is what will perpetuate this endless printing for the next 30 years, a period during which the only benefits will be bestowed upon those who benefit from QE and money printing. That would be the richest. As for everyone else, well you great grandchildren or their grandchildren may (or may not) live in a cleaner world. We really don't know, but if we don't start printing money now it will be too late.

If that sounds scarier and more manipulative than any religion in human history, it's because it is.

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Comment by Willem Post on October 25, 2021 at 5:46pm
My two comments on Watt is up with That
 
 

1)

This is wonderful.

CCC, a bunch of RE idiots trying to pull the wool over the eyes of innocent, gullible lay people, got caught lying and obfuscating big-time.

CCC, which advises UK PM Johnson, aka, the UNRULY MOP, used 7 days of low wind in 2050, whereas the low-wind days were 65 in 2021, and 78 in 2016.
CCC wanted to make wind look extra, extra good.

More low-wind days means vastly greater CAPACITY, MW, of instantly available, reliable, low-cost, traditional power plants, which must be staffed, fueled, ready to operate, in good working order, as demanded by the UK grid operator, to fill in any wind (and solar) shortfalls; the UK has LOTS OF DAYS without sun, throughout the year.

Initially, CCC was obstructing the public release of its report to THE UNRULY MOP
CCC was ordered by the Court to release the report to the public.

Are you f….g kidding me?
We are talking hundreds of millions of small folks spending $TRILLIONS EACH YEAR, to “save the world”, and CCC is blatantly lying about the feasibility and cost!
These CCC people should be drawn and quartered.

ALL OF THIS IS AWFUL NEWS FOR THE SCOTLAND CLIMATE MEETING

BTW, every wind turbine draws significant electricity from the grid, whether it is producing or not.
 
 
 
2)
Great graph.

It clearly shows, the capacity’s factor of wind very often is less than 10%
The average CF is about 30%.

It is important to note wind power is the cube of wind speed 

In addition, at very low CFs, say 3 to 4%, with winds at 4 mph and less, the wind turbine is producing about as much as it is consuming, i.e., no net feed to the grid. Yikes

The graph shows a lot of red at low CFs, meaning onshore winds are frequently very weak.

The RE clowns at CCC are of-the-charts fabricators of lies.

They should be drawn and quartered

Comment by Willem Post on October 21, 2021 at 1:09pm

Biden and his Socialist gang of thugs is hard at work dealing with GLOBAL inequities.
However, they are ruining the US in the process.

For decades, Joe Biden has been, and still is, a big-talking, bragging, plagiarizing, grifting and grafting, corrupt, glad-hander, who likes to sniff and feel other men’s women and children.
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/hiding-the-hunter-bide...

He has been near brain-dead for a long time.
He is totally ineffective at anything he does; even his mentor Obama agrees.
He ran for President 2 times and bowed out under pressure.

The third time, his Socialist gang of thugs told him to sit in his basement and was handed the presidency by means of widespread, massive election fraud practiced by Election officials in Dem/Prog-controlled counting centers in all swing states.

A Coup d’Etat perpetrated by Dem/Progs to gain centralized command/control over the federal government. See URLs

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/pima-county-election-d...
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/state-senate-hearings-...
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/preperation-of-288-000...

He is a puppet in the hands of Socialist idiots, who know not their belly buttons from a hole in the ground.

Biden and his handlers are zig-zagging from corner to post, created NOTHING BUT AWFUL RESULTS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY RUIN/WEAKEN THE US FOR A LONG TIME. 

Biden and his gang of US-destroying thugs, are actively encouraging about 1.5 million per year of illiterate, unskilled, inexperienced, ill-health, COVID-infected people, from all over the world, to just walk across the Biden-RECENTLY-OPENED US southern border. 

Then, after a few days of “processing”, they are spread throughout the US, by chartered planes, landing at far-away airports in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, to start a “new life” living off government programs, that are run by career Dem/Progs.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/psaki-denies-transporting-migrants...
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/psaki-confirms-illegal-immigran...

Their malfeasances amount to TREASON.

HIDING THE HUNTER BIDEN EVIDENCE TO PROTECT JOE BIDEN
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/hiding-the-hunter-bide...

Comment by Willem Post on October 21, 2021 at 12:01pm

HAVING FUN WATCHING WIND AND SOLAR FAILING TO STEP UP TO POWER THE WORLD ECONOMY

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/having-fun-watching-wi...

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Europe is seeing major increases in the SPOT prices of gas/1000 m3, coal/metric ton, and oil/barrel.

This will have an adverse effect on prices at the pump, etc. The price increases happened due to several reasons.

 

Serbia, Hungary and Turkey had recently signed long-term contracts with Russia at about $3/million Btu.

Those countries were vilified by EU bureaucrats and the handmaiden Media.

 

Subsequently, SPOT prices of gas started to increase, and the three countries are smiling.

EU SPOT prices of gas increased to about $40/million Btu

US SPOT prices increased to about $5/million Btu, much less than Europe, due to an abundance of domestic gas. See below image.

 

The EU SPOT price surge is entirely the fault of EU bureaucrats in Brussels, which have urged EU countries NOT to sign long-term gas supply contracts with Russia, because it would send a “the wrong signal regarding fighting climate change”.

 

NOTE: Often prices are stated as $/1000 m3 of gas

1000 m3 contains 1000 x 35.315 ft3/m3 x 1000 Btu/ft3 = 35,315,000 Btu

$3/million Btu would be 3 x 35.315 = $105.94/1000 m3

$40/million Btu would be 40 x 35.315 = $1412.6/1000 m3 

 

REASONS FOR SPOT PRICE INCREASES

 

1) EU bureaucrats had urged EU countries not to sign long-term gas supply contracts with Russia, because electricity from wind, solar, etc., would increase, and signing long-term contracts would “send the wrong signal”, plus it would give “evil” Russia more clout in EU energy markets.

 

2) However, EU bureaucrats did not take into account the vagaries of wind and solar. In that regard, they are far from unique.

From April, 2020, to the present, there has been significantly less wind than in prior years.

 

Even though more onshore and offshore wind turbine capacity, MW, was installed in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, that did not result in as much of an increase in wind electricity as predicted, due to less than average winds.

 

3) As a result, the shortfall of wind electricity had to be made up by burning more gas and coal, which rapidly increased SPOT prices of gas to $40/million Btu, and also increased the SPOT prices of coal.

 

4) Then, people became aware, the EU winter storage of gas was very low, compared to prior years, which meant energy markets began to bid up the SPOT prices of gas for future, i.e., winter, delivery.

 

5) At first, EU bureaucrats tried to hide their lack of planning ability, and blame the shortfalls on market manipulation by Russia.

However, Russia proved, with gas system operating data, it had been transmitting gas to the EU, IN EXCESS of long-term contract requirements; in case of Ukraine, the excess transmission was 10%. Various EU countries, that receive a steady supply of low-cost gas from Russia, chimed in to support Russia. See Note.

 

NOTE: If the Ukraine gas transmission had been any quantity less than per contract, Ukraine would have cried “Russia is using gas as a weapon” to its EU, US, and NATO protectors.

Ukraine does not buy gas directly from Russia. Instead, the gas flows through a transmission line, and Ukraine takes some of that gas for its own use.

Ukraine calls that gas “a reverse-flow supply”, as if it came from EU countries, i.e., a charade.

Ukraine pays these EU countries about 20 to 30 percent more, than if Ukraine had bought the gas directly from Russia.

Because of Ukraine’s habit of not paying for Russian gas in the past, Russia requires Ukraine to pay for a year’s supply, up front, in cash.

Ukraine could not be such a bad commercial actor with regard to the EU, as otherwise, it would never be admitted to NATO and the EU.

https://tass.com/economy/1350397

 

BIDEN’s 30,000 MW OF OFFSHORE WIND SYSTEMS  

 

Biden's OFFSHORE wind systems will have an adverse, long-term impact on US electricity wholesale prices, and the prices of all other goods and services, because electricity permeates all economic activities.

 

The Biden administration announced on October 13, 2021, it will subsidize the development of up to seven offshore wind systems (never call them farms) on the US East and West coasts, and in the Gulf of Mexico; a total of about 30,000 MW of offshore wind by 2030.

 

All systems would have 800-ft-tall wind turbines, which would need to be located at least 30 miles from shores, to ensure minimal disturbance of night-time strobe lights.

 

Any commercial fishing areas would be significantly impacted by below-water infrastructures and cables.

 

Production: Total production would be about 30,000 x 8766 h/y x 0.45, capacity factor = 118,341,000 MWh, or 118.3 TWh of variable, intermittent, wind-dependent electricity, which would require a large capacity of combined-cycle, gas-turbine plants, CCGTs, to counteract the wind output variations, and fill-in any wind production shortfall during wind lulls.

 

The wind production would be about 100 x 118.3/4000 = 2.96% of all electricity loaded onto US grids.

That load would increase due to many millions of future electric vehicles and heat pumps.

 

Turnkey Capital Cost: The turnkey capital cost for wind systems and grid extension would be 30,000 MW x $5,000,000/MW = $150 BILLION; Biden’s excessive inflation rates surely would increase that cost.

 

Based on the real-world European experience, such systems last about 20 to 25 years.

 

Area Requirement: The 8-MW wind turbines would be arranged on a grid, spaced at least one mile apart (8 rotor diameters), about 1 sq mile per wind turbine. The minimum sea area requirement for 3,750 wind turbines would be 3,750 sq miles, or 2,400,000 acres

 

Electricity Cost/kWh: The all-in wholesale price of the offshore electricity would be about 18 c/kWh, without cost shifting and subsidies, and about 9 c/kWh, with cost shifting and subsidies.

 

This compares with the average New England wholesale price of 5 c/kWh, during the 2009 to present period, 12 years, courtesy of 1) low-cost, low-CO2 gas, and 2) low-cost, near-zero-CO2 nuclear, and 3) low-cost, near-zero-CO2 hydro.

 

Cost shifting and subsidies did not materially affect the NE wholesale price, because the percent of new RE (mostly wind and solar) on the NE grid is very small, after 20 years of subsidies. See URLs

 

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-sol...

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/wind-and-solar-provide...

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-shifting-is-the-na...

https://www.boem.gov/sites/default/files/renewable-energy-program/W...

 

BIDEN WIND PLAN HAS GREAT BENEFITS FOR EU COMPANIES

 

Almost the entire physical supply of the offshore wind systems would be provided by EU companies, because they have the required expertise and the domestic onshore and seagoing facilities, due to building at least 25,014 MW (end 2020) of offshore systems, during the past 35 years.

 

Duplicating the EU onshore and seagoing facilities in the US, PLUS implementing 30,000 MW of offshore wind systems in less than 8 years, 2022 to 2030, would physically be totally impossible.

 

The Biden 30,000 MW of wind systems merely is a disingenuous, political ploy to fool lay people into believing something is being done about global warming.

 

In the real world, any independent energy systems specialist would deem Biden’s offshore wind scheme a total fantasy.

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-sol...

 

NUCLEAR ALTERNATIVE TO WIND

 

About 15,000 MW of nuclear plants would produce 15000 x 8766 x 0.90 = 118,341,000 MWh of STEADY electricity, which would not require any CCGTs to perform counteracting and fill-in services.

 

The turnkey capital cost would be 15,000 MW x $8,000,000/MW = $120 billion, much less than wind system, plus these plants would last at least 60 years.

 

Six, standard-design, 2,500 MW plants would require a total of about 6,000 acres

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

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(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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