Maine joins regional efforts to secure $1 billion for clean energy projects

I would add to this article:

- Pros of wind power (basically none); Cons of wind power (many)

- The virtually complete lack of grid scaled battery systems and how long they would sustain a suicidal electricity system built on intermittent wind and solar (now and in the future)

- The stresses these same fools are planning for us on top of wind and solar "reliance", namely "electrification" and EV's

- The aside that most people do not want EV's beyond the small percentage of the population that we can accurately characterized as the "hard core brainwashed", as well as the various organizations who are getting paid off, e.g., NGO's ("paid pressure groups")

- The extraordinary lies about "a climate crisis" which "they never let go to waste" in their justification for change

- The true economic COSTS of wind, solar and newly needed transmission to accommodate them on electricity prices, and everything that results from higher energy/electricity prices

- The effect on all jobs, i.e., including those lost due to the damage that higher priced energy inflicts

- True cost comparisons with fossil fuel, hydro and nuclear, including new natural gas pipelines which those in power block, depriving Maine from access to some of the nation's nearby largest deposits, e.g., in Pennsylvania

- How on earth, we as a nation, can keep pouring trillions of dollars into fairy dust as the national debt heads for $50 trillion dollars in six years

- Who is getting rich from all the above, both the renewable fairy dust and the trillion dollar plus annual interest on the national debt which now...

- How that debt is already linked to the persistent inflation we are experiencing, the one described with the real percent increases, not the fraudulent distorted official percentages.

- etc.

Where are the articles that might be headlined "The overwhelmingly compelling and valid arguments against renewable energy that we ignore at our own peril", particularly as we head for the inevitable Ponzi ending which comes with the unsustainable national debt?

Maine joins regional efforts to secure $1 billion for clean energy projects

Stephen Singer
Press Herald
April 17, 2024

Federal infrastructure money is up for grabs as the region pursues clean energy transmission and battery storage projects.

State energy agencies in the six New England states are partnering to compete for as much as $1 billion from Washington to upgrade electricity transmission, including generating up to 4,800 megawatts with offshore wind and battery storage in Connecticut and northern Maine.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont jointly submitted two applications for federal funding in a project called Power Up New England intended to improve the reliability and resilience of the region’s grid, the states said Wednesday. The states also are working with New York state in a second round of funding that features a transmission upgrade for a 345-kilovolt New York-New England transmission line to transfer up to 1,000 megawatts between the two regions.

The proposal features new and upgraded transmission points of grid interconnection in Massachusetts and Connecticut to tap offshore wind and battery energy storage systems in Connecticut and Maine.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s $10.5 billion Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships Program awards a maximum of $250 million for each project, or $1 billion for a project with significant transmission investment, such as Power Up New England and the plan with New York.

Up to $1.8 billion is available in a second round.

The federal money would offset costs for clean energy transmission and storage infrastructure projects, make it easier to operate the grid and enhance its resilience during storms and “system stress” such as heat waves and long durations of extreme cold, the states said.

Battery storage technology is critical as zero-carbon energy such as wind and solar power ramp up and are released when the sun isn’t shining and wind turbines can’t catch a breeze.

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Comment by Willem Post on April 22, 2024 at 6:30am

German, UK folks, and all other CO2-reduction/phobia fanatics have wasted many $trillions on hare-brained wind/solar/battery/EV/Heat Pump, etc., schemes

They have impoverished tens of millions of people in the process, because they are spreading THE TRUE FAITH, based on their science, to save the world

The elites have made oodles of $billions in the process, FOR DECADES.
You will NEVER hear of a halt for building private planes and yachts!!

Excerpts from:

Retained Energy in Atmosphere

Dry Air and Water Vapor
ha = Cpa x T = 1006 kJ/kg.C x T, where Cpa is specific heat of dry air
hg = (2501 kJ/kg, specific enthalpy of WV at 0 C) + (Cpwv x T = 1.84 kJ/kg x T), where Cpwv is specific heat of WV at constant pressure
1) Worldwide, determine enthalpy of moist air: T = 16 C and H = 0.0025 kg WV/kg dry air (4028 ppm)
h = ha + H.hg = (1.006T) + H(2501 + 1.84T) = 1.006 (16) + 0.0025 {2501 + 1.84 (16)} = 22.4 kJ/kg dry air
About 16.1 kJ/kg of dry air is retained by air and 6.3 kJ/kg by WV
2) Tropics, determine enthalpy of moist air: T = 27 C and H = 0.017 kg WV/kg dry air (27389 ppm)
h = 1.006 (27) + 0.017 {2501 + 1.84 (16)} = 70.5 kJ/kg dry air 
About 27.2 kJ/kg of dry air is retained by air and 43.3 kJ/kg by WV
h CO2 = Cp CO2 x K = 0.834 x (16 + 273) = 241 kJ/kg CO2, where Cp CO2 is specific heat 
Worldwide, determine enthalpy of CO2 = {(423 x 44)/(1000000 x 29 = 0.000642 kg CO2/kg dry air} x
241 kJ/kg CO2) @ 289 K = 0.155 kJ/kg dry air.
Retained energy, world: (16.1 + 6.3 + 0.155) kJ/kg dry air) x 1000j/kJ x 5.148 x 10^18 kg, atmosphere/10^18 = 1.161 x 10^5 EJ
Retained energy, Tropics: (27.2 + 43.3 + 0.155) kJ/kg dry air x 1000J/kJ x 2.049 x 10^18 kg, atmosphere/10^18 = 1,448 x 10^4 EJ. Some of the energy is transferred to other latitudes
The Tropics is a giant energy storage area, almost all of it by evaporating water.
CO2 plays a 100 x (0.155/70.655) = 0.219% role.  
About 35% of the Tropics energy is transferred, 24/7/365, to latitudes north and south of the 37 parallels, which do not get enough incoming solar energy.
Humans consumed 604/365 = 1.65 EJ/d, in 2022 

Comment by Dan McKay on April 20, 2024 at 10:38am

The Democrats.receive billions of dollars of donations to candidates that want to deconstruct the U S A economy by destroying the energy sector. 

The penalty for the crimes they have committed against the people will come from these donors and the deconstruction will be the Democrat party.

Prepare to pony up, democrats


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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 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?" 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.”

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"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."

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