Schumer-Manchin: A terror unleashed. By Lisa Linowes

"The environmental destruction that will be left by developers marching across the country carpeting our ridgelines and open lands with 600-foot spinning turbines, solar panels, substations, and miles of high voltage transmission is impossible to quantify. Habitats will be degraded and destroyed, viewsheds industrialized, and wildlife killed or displaced. Federal and state agencies will be hamstrung by new permitting rules – also part of Schumer-Manchin – that will impair their ability to avoid and minimize project impacts. Incidental take permits will be issued for protected species at a level never seen before. Politics, not science, will drive permit approvals as the emphasis shifts to operational mitigation. After a project is built, there may be a year or two of post-construction monitoring after which people will move on but the harms will continue.

How do we know this? Because it’s been happening for two decades. Under Schumer-Manchin we will see more of the same but at an accelerated level involving highly conflicted lands.

Development patterns for the last few years inform how much wind and solar is likely to be built over the next decade. The wind industry managed to install 61,000 new megawatts (MW), or roughly 30 thousand turbines, during the period when the PTC was phasing down. Under a full PTC/ITC regime, an unlimited timeframe to build within, and an industry that will weaponized Schumer-Manchin to force approval of its projects, we could easily see a doubling of the current wind capacity bringing the total to nearly 280,000 MW by 2032."

Please read Lisa 's entire article on the link below .

https://www.windaction.org/posts/53848

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Comment by Dan McKay on August 6, 2022 at 6:49am

By the numbers, August 05,2022 6:37 pm (In the midst of peak hour demand):

  
Natural Gas             14,505 MW (71.48%)
Nuclear                      3336 MW  (16.43%)
Hydro                         1722 MW (8.48%)
Solar                               57 MW   (0.28%)
Wind                              112 MW  (0.55%)
Wood                             196 MW   (0.96%)
Refuse                           302 MW   (1.49%)
Landfill Gas                     35 MW    (0.17%)
Other                               38 MW    (0.18%)
Comment by Paul Ackerman on August 5, 2022 at 10:21pm

Dan,if your numbers are verifiable (94% for the three power sources shown) ,then solar,wind,and biomass (presumably included?)  amount to 6% of the ISO/New England grid supply ?  Does anyone know if this is really accurate ? It seems high to me as I'd expect the "green" BS to be about 2-3% at best.

Also is the 70% for LNG inclusive of fuel oil fired units like Cousins Island here in Maine ?  Since that gets fired up at a super premium price when the demand peaks and the rest of the sources in Maine cannot meet demand I gather fuel oil is part of the "petroleum " component .

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 5, 2022 at 6:21pm

One of the greatest scm-bags in Maine's history. A man who relies on the media's non-stop lies to keep the people uninformed and lied to.
Angus King: Inflation Reduction Act ‘Actually Going to Reduce the Deficit’ by $300 Billion
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/08/05/angus-king-inflation-...

Comment by Dan McKay on August 5, 2022 at 6:17pm
70%
    
NATURAL GAS
16%
    
NUCLEAR
8%
    
HYDRO

POWERING NEW ENGLAND. IS SOLAR AND WIND GOING TO REPLACE THIS?

 

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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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/

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