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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Secures Discounted Electricity for Maine from Hydro-Québec
"The line capacity is 1200 MW It will deliver 700,000 MWh/y to Maine, and about 8,700,000 MWh/y to Massachusetts  Maine is getting less than 10% of the electricity, but 100% of the environmental/visual damage"
yesterday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"The line should be buried, as they do in Germany, after 20 years of hassling about north-south HVDC transmissions lines. They greatly reduce environmental impacts compared to aboveground visible lines on up to 135-ft high towers"
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Norway to rein in wind power after raging opposition from locals
"I lived in Norway for 3 years Norway has a lot of wind, but it also has a lot of oil and gas and HYDRO Power. Norway gets 98% of its electricity from hydro, just as Quebec The LAST thing Norway needs is to get on the bandwagon of idiocy, and build a…"
Jun 24
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Jun 24
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post House Democrats include wind and solar tax credit extensions in sweeping infrastructure bill
"My recommendation to Republicans and still sane Democrats is to give nothing to the RE industries. They have had outrageously high subsidies for about 20 years. The US has far higher priorities, such as increasing energy efficiency and…"
Jun 23
Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Professor: Accept Wind Turbines or Drown
"Comments on Below Wind and Solar Cost Table http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-shifting-is-the-name-of-the-game-regarding-wind-and-solar Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from…"
Jun 15
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Falmouth Massachusetts: Governor Admitted  Wind Turbine Screw Up 2019
"Hi Frank, You have been documenting this expansive, state-induced fiasco, by idiot career-bureaucrats (who are know-nothings, and who could not hold a decent job in the private sector) from the very beginning. The malfeasance of Falmouth municipal…"
Jun 12
Willem Post posted a blog post

VERMONT SOLAR MARKET PATHWAYS REPORT BASED ON OPTIMISTIC ASSUMPTIONS

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, VEIC, is involved in “energy solutions for an evolving world”. It helps various, mostly government entities, meet economic and environmental goals with sustainable solutions “designed for impact”. Major areas of interest are energy efficiency, building electrification, transportation electrification, and a clean and flexible grid. SOLAR IN VERMONT VEIC states: Vermont is on its way to becoming an advanced solar economy, one in which solar power provides at…See More
Jun 8
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND SOLAR http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-shifting-is-the-name-of-the-game-regarding-wind-and-solar   Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified…"
Jun 6
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall Street http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-more-wind-and-solar-the-higher-the-electric-rates   This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 50% higher without…"
Jun 6
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"DEEP-WATER FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES IN MAINE http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/deep-water-floating-offshore-wind-turbines-in-maine   The Norwegians have about 60 years of experience building and servicing oil/gas rigs and…"
Jun 6
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
""When it comes online in 2025, the project will enable Connecticut to avoid emitting more than 25 million short tons of carbon dioxide while improving electric grid reliability in cold winter periods, a critical feature that will speed…"
May 29
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"At what price will the electricity be bought from the FOREIGN owners?"
May 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills
"The Production Tax Credit for wind is 2.5 c/ kWh. This was scheduled to be reduced to 40% of 2.5, or 1.0 c/kWhBut, by means of shenanigans, it is now scheduled to be reduced to 60% of 2.5, or 1.5 c/kWh, plus projects can be started a year later,…"
May 26
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Neighboring New Brunswick: Police investigating damage at wind farm
"Another Spanish, foreign company, an international wind conglomerate, defacing Maine.When will Mainers wake up to the fact they are nailed to the wall by the Democrat political machine? Vote them out in November It is the only remedy"
May 22
Willem Post commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post Another Wind Turbine Mass fatality Event - April 22-24, 2020
"Remember, it was Obama who authorized the killings, takings, all over the US, including the bald eagle. Obama obviously loves wind turbines more than innocent fauna and flora. The former community organizer enjoys it all in his $15-million mansion…"
May 22

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THE GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT A DECADES-LONG BURDEN ON VERMONT

The subject of this article was just a few paragraphs in a prior article. However, the Vermont House passed the Global Warming “Solutions” Act bill, GWSA, and sent it to the Vermont Senate, which also passed it. The bill, if enacted, would convert the aspirational goals of the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, into mandated goals, with penalties. GWSA has been called “must pass this Session”.

 

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Posted on June 24, 2020 at 4:30am

THE VAGARIES OF SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND

In summer, highly subsidized, expensive, variable, intermittent solar dozes off in late afternoon/early evening, sleeps all night, and does not wake up until about mid-morning the next day, becomes very active around midday creating DUCK curves, especially on sunny days, then dozes off again in late afternoon/early evening.

 

In winter, solar dozes off in late afternoon, sleeps all night, and does not wake up until about mid-morning the…

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Posted on June 24, 2020 at 4:30am

VERMONT SOLAR MARKET PATHWAYS REPORT BASED ON OPTIMISTIC ASSUMPTIONS

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, VEIC, is involved in “energy solutions for an evolving world”. It helps various, mostly government entities, meet economic and environmental goals with sustainable solutions “designed for impact”. Major areas of interest are energy efficiency, building electrification, transportation electrification, and a clean and flexible grid.

 

SOLAR IN VERMONT

 

VEIC states: Vermont is on its way to becoming an advanced…

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Posted on June 8, 2020 at 9:30am

NEW ENGLAND IS THE LEAST FAVORABLE FOR PV SOLAR, except areas near rainy Seattle

Based on the sun index level, Vermont is ranked 44th regarding solar power potential, according to a sun index developed for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) using data provided by NREL's Renewable Resource Data Center.

Connecticut and Rhode Island rank 41st and 38th. See table 2 of URL

https://neo.ne.gov/programs/stats/inf/201.htm

 

The sun index is defined as an…

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Posted on May 16, 2020 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:09pm on July 16, 2019, DarrylMueller said…
It funny that they need 10 cents a kw to be solvent. Going back to Livermore windmills in 1983-5 wholesale coal by wire was like 1/4 cent per kw and wind power got .10 per kw as a subsidy. After all these years people are so stupid and gullible! .10 cents needed to burn trees. Funny the left out hydro and atomic power???
 
 
 

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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