MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.

Looks like MA isn't shopping out-of-state for renewables these days - good news for ME.

https://macleanenergy.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/83c-ii-rfp_finalp...

 

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Comment by Willem Post on May 25, 2019 at 1:42am

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Have fun reading these articles.

They relate directly to your monthly electric bill, or heating bill, or gasoline bill.

A surcharge here and a surcharge there and soon we are talking about real money out of your pocket into someone else's pocket.

Whatever efficiency program the state government sets up, any savings will be taken away from your pocket (in the name of a good cause) by means of increased electric rates, plus increases in taxes, fees and surcharges, plus increased prices of goods and services, as businesses try to recoup THEIR cost increases.

That money will be used to pay for setting up additional government programs and/or expand existing programs, all in the name of a good cause.

Any increases in overall productivity of the PRIVATE economy would mitigate SOME of the increases in the prices of goods and services.

Let us hope the government will allowsus to keep enough money to make the INVESTMENTS to actually achieve these increases in productivity.

If not, down the tube we go.

Gee, I almost thought this was rocket science, until I realized it was just Economics 101.

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Comment by Willem Post on May 24, 2019 at 10:56am
Comment by Long Islander on May 23, 2019 at 8:15pm

Remember also on December 29, 2018:

All six Maine land based wind project bids rejected by State of Connecticut

All six land based Maine wind projects that had submitted proposals in response to Connecticut's "zero carbon" electricity RFP were rejected yesterday, 12/28/18.

Read the rest here:

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/all-six-maine-onshore-w...

Comment by Whetstone_Willy on May 23, 2019 at 8:14pm

The shallow water off Mass is a hell of a lot windier than Maine and a lot less windy than Maine's wind lobbyists and Maine's "environmental group" wind shills who have never seen a wind project they didn't like. Ka-Ching!

 

https://www.nrel.gov/gis/images/100m_wind/awstwspd100onoff3-1.jpg

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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