"Environment Massachusetts" : 100% Renewable Energy Bill Sends a Clear Message to President Trump

Environment Massachusetts says the bill is designed to complement and strengthen the Global Warming Solutions Act, legislation passed in 2008 that requires the state to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.......Last year, Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law H.4568, An Act Relative to Energy Diversity, which requires Massachusetts to generate a whopping 1.6 GW of electricity from offshore wind over the next 10 years. In addition, the bill requires utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 1.2 GW of clean energy generation: hydropower; onshore wind and solar supported by hydropower; or stand-alone onshore wind, solar or other Class I renewable resources.



PPH - Bill would commit Mass to obtaining 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources

The bill would require the state to achieve total renewable electricity generation by 2035 and phase out fossil fuels across all sectors, including heating and transportation, by 2050.


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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 22, 2017 at 11:55am

Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont - Colonies of Mass, RI, Conn.

In the video I recorded last week, CMP spokesman stated that CMP has 26,000 miles of Transmission lines. Assuming they were only 50 feet wide that would be  171,600 acres of land under their control. Maine's forest density being about 263 trees per acre, absorbing 48lb of CO² per year for mature trees, that would calculate to 1,083,139.2 "TONS" of CO² PER YEAR not absorbed. With 115Kv lines being typically 60 feet in width, multiply by 20% and 345Kv lines being 200 feet in width, multiply by 4.

http://www.nppd.com/assets/hoskins/openhouse4/slide19.pdf Though this document is from the state of Nebraska, electrical principles still apply. 

This is not to mention other Electrical provider controlled ROW's such as Emera Maine or Aroostook county. 

For every mile of Wind transmission line constructed into the woods for interconnection this would equal 49 tons of CO² increase per year while not being absorbed by trees. The NREL stated contribution of 10 average homes in Massachusetts.


Effectiveness here means % reduction in CO2 emissions divided by % electricity supplied by wind turbines. Wind turbines supplied 2.9% of Australia’s electricity in 2012-13 (latest figures available). It is likely wind energy was around 80% effective at avoiding CO2 emissions. That is, each unit of electricity generated by wind turbines avoided about 80% of the emission that would have been emitted generating a unit of electricity in the absence of wind.


This is saying that Wind only removes 80% of the CO² showing that they are only 80% effective in their function.
Comment by Brad Blake on January 22, 2017 at 11:33am

Ridiculous leftist zealotry that has no basis in either science or economics.  These arbitrary RPS by states is a far greater threat to Maine than the existence of the Production Tax Credit which hopefully meets its demise if the new administration cuts wasteful spending.

Comment by Pineo Girl on January 22, 2017 at 11:23am

Good luck with that Massachusetts!

Comment by Sherwin A. Start on January 22, 2017 at 11:16am

THE Europeans are DISMANTLING their Wind Turbines- I wonder Why ??

Comment by Sherwin A. Start on January 22, 2017 at 11:15am

AND I'll give u three GUESSES  where it will be generated - MAINE !!!

WATCH OUt Mainers- There is going to be WIND  Turbines  on every PILE of Sand that is over 4 feet High   and OFF_ Shore in the GULF of Maine -TENS of Thousands of  "FLOATING  ENVIRONMENTALLY  COMPATABLE"   Wind Turbines  AND AGAIN  MAINE RATE PAYERS will pay for ALL the IFRASTRUCTURE

To TRANS-Port all this ENEREGY to Massachusetts - MARK my words - If this BILL Passes on BEACON Hill !!

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."



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


(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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