New England Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Goal A Yellow Brick Road

New England Offshore Wind Renewable Energy Goals A Yellow Brick Road 
Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Rhode Island have mandates to reduce greenhouse gas reductions. The goals are set between 2025 and 2050.
Since 2013 around 5000 megawatts of fossil fuel plants have retired and now another 5000 megawatts is slated for retirement.  
Large amounts of offshore wind are needed to power the economy with a greener grid which remains an antique built over the last 100 years. 
New England politicians have enacted multiple regulations to speed up the construction of offshore wind that have instead ground it to a halt. 
In 2016 a proposal was made to build an ocean wind turbine grid super highway with several cables to go directly to all the large cities in New England. Each of the offshore wind companies hooks up to the ocean grid rather than dozens and dozens of cables all over the ocean.
Instead, legislation required each offshore wind company to find routes at the nearest land location requiring rebuilding the old grid to the large cities. This method requires years of study and litigation placing high voltage cables through residential neighborhoods and there are no more locations left for the new bids.
The next failure is balancing New England's green energy wind power resources as they don't yet exist except for a couple of offshore wind turbines in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The only way left to balance the grid is to build battery backup sites all over New England another toxic danger.
New England requires energy adequacy and a green energy supply chain but offshore wind contractors have canceled contracts up and down the east coast. In most cases, the projects won't be approved until the end of 2024.
The New England 2025 climate goals can't be met as investors in the offshore wind are losing billions of dollars and stocks are dropping like rocks. The new bid contracts will be on the backs of the ratepayers.
Commercial offshore wind is a bunco scheme of enormous consequence. The people who value intellectual honesty should not quietly be fleeced by such mendacity, even from their government officials.
Ultimately electric ratepayers are being led down the yellow brick road to an electric bill that will become equal to a second mortgage on your home.  

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Comment by Dan McKay on February 21, 2024 at 10:30am
Ian Clark, emeritus professor for the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Ottawa, agreed that if all greenhouse gas emissions ceased today, the Earth would continue warming—but not because of CO2.
He said that contrary to popular opinion, temperature doesn’t follow CO2—instead, CO2 follows temperature, which, itself, is due to solar activity.
Comment by Willem Post on February 20, 2024 at 12:13pm

A yellow brick road all the way to lalaland

Comment by Willem Post on February 20, 2024 at 12:11pm

Lets look at this from a European point of view

Europe has minimal minerals and energy

The majority of them have to be imported


Europe has to to export to pay for the imports, therefore it must be competitive in world markets

It cannot be competitive with high-cost wind, solar, batteries, EVs, heat pumps, electric stoves, etc. 

Therefore, Europe has to shame other countries into the Global Warming hoax, so these countries will also have high-cost wind, solar, batteries, etc.


The UK and Germany have the highest household electric rates in Europe to pay for climate follies, while industrial rates are kept low, to minimize mass-exodus of energy-intensive industries.

That is why Trump got out of "Paris", so he could be free from the Paris trap, to make America great again, MAGA


Europe has to be on the US hegemony "hate-Russia" bandwagon to weaken Russia and break it in pieces, take its resources, and weaken China, to tell China what to do, according the Western "rules-based order"; the rules are changed, or ignored, by the West, as needed.


According to "hate-Russia" bandwagon, Russia has to be taken over by Western companies, as happened during totally naive Yeltsin.

Ukraine and its people have to be misused, abused, destroyed to make it happen, "for as long as it takes".


Impoverished, neo-nationalist Ukraine is finally beginning to realize, it has been hugely stupid/deceived to play the battering-ram role for Europe and US, because, despite enormous sanctions, Russia did not collapse, grew its GDP at 3%, while Europe was at 0%, in 2023

Comment by Willem Post on February 20, 2024 at 11:24am

El Niños and the Hunga Tonga Sub-Surface Volcanic Eruption


About 48.5% of solar energy to the world arrives, at the top of the atmosphere, in the Tropics.

Water Vapor, Tropics, is about 24811 ppm, at 27 C and 70% humidity 
WV molecules are about 24811/423 = 58.66 times more prevalent than CO2 molecules

IR Photon Absorption

Worldwide: H2O molecules absorb 4037/(4037 + 423) = 90.5%, and CO2 molecules 9.5%; some sources state up to 8% of IR photons is absorbed by CO2

CO2 has a few narrow absorption bands; IR photons with certain wavelengths can be absorbed

H20 has many wide absorption bands: IR photons with many more wavelengths can be absorbed

Temperate zones: H2O molecules absorb 9022/(9022 + 423) = 95.5% and CO2 molecules 4.5%

Tropics: H2O molecules absorb 24811/(24811+ 423) = 98.3%, and CO2 molecules 1.7%

Remember CO2 plays a 1.7% role in the Tropics, which gets 48.5% of all solar energy arriving at the top of the atmosphere. 

It is completely demented for the IPCC, and other GW hoax perpetrators, to assign any meaningful role to CO2 regarding GW

Comment by arthur qwenk on February 20, 2024 at 10:26am

The Green Energy Narrative, Global Warming Fake Narrative is killing things, and New England is on its bandwagon.

The ignorance of the politicians and the populace  at large on this issue is breathtaking.

Then again, how many have every heard of this?

1st Law of Thermodynamics - Energy cannot be created or destroyed.

Dense energy rules, and wind ain't DENSE ENERGY.

Spend all they want  on grid /storage,lines etc. until energy  poverty hits  the public with outrageous electrical and energy bills, then it may  sink in,Maybe.

Comment by Willem Post on February 20, 2024 at 9:04am


God comment

Get the government out of energy and education, brainwashing

Comment by Dan McKay on February 20, 2024 at 8:57am

Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire all use calculations pertaining to forested-land carbon sequestration when formulating an avenue to net carbon zero. They should also consider how CO2 enhances forest growth.

With that said, it would be the epitome of stupidity to chase ocean wind at exorbitant costs for any of these three states.

The fact that these three states of New England have so much more mass CO2 sequestration than the other three states of New England, along with the fact that these three Northern New England States pale in comparison to the energy consumed by the other NE States as well as the fact that these States of Northern New England have a common border with the huge hydro-energy sink of Canada, why Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont remain affixed to the ISO-NE network dominated by the energy policies of the Southern New England States is very curious.

Our weather is even much different than theirs'. Also, these Southern New England States propose to eliminate natural gas from the energy formula and control the pipelines from Pennsylvania.

The ISO-NE network is about to lose a very important natural gas-fired plant called Mystic Station this year and the coal plant in New Hampshire is teetering on forced closure. South Portland has been counseled. to reject Wyman Station's plan to add oil storage tanks for winter reliability fuel. These three plants are all important peaking plants that provide last resort electricity during the hottest days of summer and more importantly to Northern New England, during the coldest days of winter. 

Comment by Steve Thurston on February 20, 2024 at 8:00am

Willem said, "We need to plant billions of trees each year near stressed areas".    Planting trees is 10x more cost effective than putting up solar panels:

"According to Solar Power Rocks, a 5-kW solar installation will have the same environmental benefit as planting 106 trees each year.

“On top of the green that will stay in your pocket, your system will mean green for the environment, too – 106 trees-worth, every year!”

So how much are 106 trees worth? The Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Tree program plants trees for $1 each on average: “One dollar is an average cost for a tree; actual cost depends on the location of the project and what kind of tree being planted.”

Here’s a suggestion. Let’s stop littering Vermont’s high value landscape with solar panels. Allow taxpayers and ratepayers to keep their money instead of subsidizing their neighbors’ solar panels and instead encourage the Legislature to allow taxpayers to take a yearly tax credit for $106 through the Nature Conservancy’s Plant-a-Billion Trees program or a similar program.

If, over the projected 25-year life of a 5-kW solar project, the state instead provided tax credits for planting trees, the cost would be only $2,650 compared to taxpayer subsidies and income redistribution schemes that cost $27,000 – 10 times more expensive than planting trees!"

Comment by Willem Post on February 19, 2024 at 5:32pm

New England has wind and solar system buildout goals to collect as much federal subsidies as possible, while the getting it good. 

Trump needs to be elected by a landslide to put an end to all this expensive, useless nonsense, which blows up our national debt with more and more deficit spending and we need to close the borders. Only legally vetted, with paperwork, are allowed in, IF WE NEED THEM

We are told these goals will reduce CO2, which is near the lowest level it has been for about 600 million years.

The result has been a die-off of flora and fauna, and many world areas turning arid and becoming deserts, during the past few million years.

Urbanization has lowered the world’s albedo, which means more heat is being retained, creating heat islands, such as from Portland, Maine to Norfolk, Virginia. 

That whole area used to be forest, now is one continuous heat island/archipelago, which makes a huge contribution to global warming

We need to plant billions of trees each year near stressed areas

We need to protect the rain forests


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 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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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."

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