Maine Climate Council has its second full meeting

Maine on target to meet near-term greenhouse gas emissions goals

New estimates of how much carbon Maine forests store indicate that achieving carbon neutrality will be easier than hitting Gov. Mills’ robust emissions targets for 2050.

....................Scientists also provided the first concrete estimates on how much carbon the state’s forests pull from the atmosphere each year, a critical factor in developing plans to meet Gov. Janet Mills’ com.... Net forest growth and durable wooden goods made by the forest products industry are effectively offsetting three-quarters of Maine’s carbon emissions, scientists from the council’s technical advisory committee reported.

“Existing forests growing by a year-by-year basis are offsetting by 60 percent emissions produced by fossil fuels,” said natural resource economist Adam Daigneault of the University of Maine in Orono. “An additional 15 percent of emissions are offset by converting logs into things like this podium, furniture and paper.”

Establishing this number is an essential step in calculating Maine’s overall carbon budget, which allows the Maine Climate Council to come up with detailed plans to reduce our emissions or expand carbon-storing forests so that the state contributes no net greenhouse gases to the atmosphere....................

Read the full article here:

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/01/29/maine-on-target-to-meet-near...

Maine Climate Council website

https://www.maine.gov/future/initiatives/climate/climate-council

Climate Council Energy Working Group - Membership List - Jeremy Payne, Kurt Adams, Phil Bartlett, Seth Berry, etc.

EnergyWG_MemberList_191223%20-%20Copy.pdf

Membership of other working groups available by clicking the groups listed on the left at main website.

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Comment by Willem Post on January 30, 2020 at 1:03pm

Durable products made from wood?

If a 100 lb dinner table is made of wood, at least 400 lbs of wood has to be harvested.

The other 300 lb is wasted at various stages from forest to dining room.

Some of that 300 lb is used to make wood pellets.

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 30, 2020 at 11:46am

Germany's Overdose Of Renewable Energy

Anti-nuclear hysteria is destroying the environment...

https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/germanys-overdose-renewable-energy

Comment by arthur qwenk on January 30, 2020 at 11:05am

SHYSTERS ALL! 

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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