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  • The Solar Industry Is Dying. Good Riddance.

    03/20/2016 5:20:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20, 2016 | James Delingpole
    If you still own shares in solar energy it’s probably a sign that you’ve been in the sun too long: the sector is tanking – and deservedly so – as reality dawns that this is a Potemkin industry, an Enron of a con-trick, whose survival depends not on the energy it generates but on the subsidies it squeezes from the taxpayer. Consider Exhibit A: the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the California desert. This $2.2 billion project, heavily backed with federal grants by the Obama administration, is absolutely brilliant at killing birds. According to some estimates it accounts for...
  • Flashback - Palin's Big Oil infatuation [End of snow forever in DC]

    01/22/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    RFK ^ | September 24, 2008 | RFK Jr
    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I hurried to get my children out of the water and back to the dock, I shouted over the roaring wind, "This is some kind of tornado." The fog consolidated and a waterspout hundreds of feet high rose from the white ocean and darted across its surface, landing for a moment on a moored outboard to spin it...
  • America's first offshore wind project dealt major setback after utilities bolt

    01/23/2015 10:42:31 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2015 | Hillary Vaughn
    An ambitious and controversial push to erect America's first offshore wind farm has been dealt what some call a potentially "fatal" blow after two utility companies pulled out of commitments to buy energy from the lagging operation. The $2.6 billion Cape Wind project, a private operation benefiting from millions in federal subsidies, is attempting to pioneer offshore wind energy in pursuit of an eco-friendly, sustainable energy supply. Wind turbines would be installed off the coast of Massachusetts' Cape Cod in Nantucket Sound. But Cape Wind is now in limbo after utility companies terminated huge purchase agreements. They pulled out after...
  • Downton Abbey Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate

    03/24/2014 3:12:48 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03.24.14 | Lloyd Green
    When it comes to green gentry liberalism, think of an Americanized version of the PBS hitwhere everyone knows his or her place, and our betters look best. Last week was a good week for natural gas, but a bad one for green gentry liberalism. John Podesta, a veteran of the Clinton White House who is once again a presidential adviser, tried to explain some energy facts of life to the true-believing liberal base. Still, its unclear if Podestas intended audience was listening, and that willful blindness may cost the Democrats control of the Senate. Podesta warned that opposition to natural...
  • Howie Carr thread week of June 24, 2012

    06/24/2012 4:08:22 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies ^ | 6/24/12 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • On Energy, Massachusetts Tilts At Windmills

    02/27/2012 4:13:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 27, 2012 | IBD staff
    Green Energy: Bypassing abundant supplies of environmentally friendly and reliable natural gas, the Bay State forces its utilities to buy energy from offshore wind farms. The tilting at windmills continues. It is instead found in the vast resources locked up in the Outer Continental Shelf, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off Alaska and in the vast shale formations that bless the U.S. with an abundance of oil and natural gas. A nationwide boom in natural gas production is set to fuel nearly 900,000 jobs and add roughly $1,000 to annual household budgets by 2015, according...
  • Cape Wind deal may jolt rates

    02/16/2012 6:33:51 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 02/16/2012 | Greg Turner
    Nstar ratepayers could see their electricity bills balloon by as much as $382 million over 15 years under a merger deal with the state that forces the utility to buy energy from Cape Wind a power premium that dwarfs a one-time $21 million customer credit touted yesterday by the Patrick administration. The merger has some good things in the early years, but once the Cape Wind contract kicks in, it will erase any savings that ratepayers will have gotten, said Robert Rio of Associated Industries of Massachusetts, a group that represents some 7,000 employers. Gov. Deval Patrick wrangled a...
  • Blowing in the wind

    02/15/2012 10:42:04 PM PST · by Rabin · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 16, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday announced that NStar [NST] as part of its bid to merge with Connecticut-based Northeast Utilities has agreed to buy 27.5 percent of the electricity that will be generated by the yet-to-be-built Cape Wind project. And by agreed we really mean succumbed to unprecedented pressure from Patricks team, designed to ensure that the offshore wind project may some day, with enough government coaxing, actually break ground.
  • Report: Cape Wind unlikely to be done by mid-2015

    01/12/2012 9:55:43 AM PST · by massmike · 4 replies ^ | 01/12/2012 | Associated Press
    New Englands power grid manager says its unlikely the long-planned Cape Wind offshore wind project will be producing electricity by mid-2015, raising the prospect of more delays in a project beset by them. Grid operator ISO New England made the determination about Cape Wind in a Jan. 3 report, explaining why it rejected Cape Winds bid to participate in a power market it oversees. The wind project was proposed in 2001 and has faced obstacles that have repeatedly forced its timeline to be extended. And last May, its efforts to win a federal loan guarantee were stalled partly because of...
  • Appeals court overturns key Cape Wind clearance

    10/28/2011 8:51:50 PM PDT · by quantim · 20 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 28, 11:27 PM EDT | JAY LINDSAY
    BOSTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the Federal Aviation Administration's ruling that Cape Wind's turbines present no danger for local air traffic. The decision could further delay construction of the wind farm first proposed a decade ago. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said the FAA misread its own rules when assessing Cape Wind, which aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm. The court said the FAA did not adequately determine whether Cape Wind's 130 turbines - each 440-feet tall - would pose a danger to pilots relying on sight...
  • Debate swirls as wind power grows rapidly across country

    01/01/2006 12:25:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 1,423+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/1/06 | John Christofferson - ap
    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - Giant windmills are popping up on farms, scenic mountain ridges, prairie grass and now an Indian reservation, dramatically changing the nation's landscape and spinning a debate about where they belong. Wind power grew rapidly in 2005, becoming more competitive as natural gas prices jumped and crude oil prices reached record highs. Improved technology, a federal tax credit and pressure on utilities to use clean energy sources helped fuel the growth from coast to coast. Officials in Atlantic City, N.J., in December dedicated the nation's first coastal wind farm. And last week, General Electric Co. announced a...
  • N.E. eyed as natural locale for wind power

    07/30/2002 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 34 replies · 1,285+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7/30/2002 | Beth Daley
    <p>Developers and government agencies are proposing 11 wind power projects across New England, from the mountains of Maine to the Boston Harbor islands, including some that would be among the biggest wind farms in the world.</p> <p>Most of the public attention - and controversy - has focused on two enormous wind farms that would be built in Nantucket Sound and several miles south of the island, raising concerns about the impact on coastal views. But energy officials say there are at least nine other new or expanded wind farms being planned, including two in Berkshire County, and researchers are studying the possibility of wind turbines on one or more of the Boston Harbor islands.</p>
  • Windbag meets windmills

    03/16/2004 9:52:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 196+ views ^ | 3/17/04 | Terence Jeffrey
    Is John Kerry willing to increase the odds that U.S. troops will have to fight another Middle Eastern war just to preserve the pristine view from the millionaires' mansions along Nantucket Sound? If you were to apply Kerry's alarmist campaign rhetoric about energy policy to his own actions in regard to energy production, the conclusion would be: Yes, he is. But Kerry's not a warmonger; he's just a windbag. And never was this more apparent than when his environmentally correct energy policy ran aground on Horseshoe Shoal -- where a company specializing in clean energy production would like to build...
  • RFK (Robberbaron F. Kennedy) Jr. vs. Mike Gallagher on Energy Independence

    06/20/2008 5:30:38 AM PDT · by mylife · 55 replies · 525+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/18/08
    Mike Gallagher takes on RFK JR on FoxWTF is wrong with this guy? What a drama queen!
  • RFK Jr. spreads blame for environmental woes in New Bedford speech

    10/19/2007 9:47:03 AM PDT · by Disturbin · 26 replies · 337+ views
    South Coast Today ^ | October 19, 2007 | Becky W. Evans
    NEW BEDFORD Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attacked the Bush administration, corporate polluters, the media and a misinformed public Thursday night in an impassioned speech about the erosion of U.S. democracy and the global environment. "Democracy and the environment are intertwined," said Mr. Kennedy, who spoke in front of a crowd that half-filled the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. "You can't separate one from the other." Mr. Kennedy, who serves as a chief prosecuting attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper and president of Waterkeeper Alliance, also teaches law at Pace University in New York, writes books and co-hosts a weekly show...
  • An Ill Wind Off Cape Cod (EnviroLeftists don't want windmills where THEY can see them)

    12/16/2005 8:14:17 AM PST · by pabianice · 46 replies · 1,189+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/16/05 | RFK The Lesser
    By R.F. Kennedy, Jr. AS an environmentalist, I support wind power, including wind power on the high seas. I am also involved in siting wind farms in appropriate landscapes, of which there are many. But I do believe that some places should be off limits to any sort of industrial development. I wouldn't build a wind farm in Yosemite National Park. Nor would I build one on Nantucket Sound, which is exactly what the company Energy Management is trying to do with its Cape Wind project. Environmental groups have been enticed by Cape Wind, but they should be wary of...
  • GE Guts Offshore Wind-Power Plans

    09/10/2011 12:49:07 PM PDT · by dila813 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/10/2011 @ 2:44AM | William Pentland
    General Electric, the U.S.-based industrial giant and leading manufacturer of wind-power turbines, is scaling back efforts to expand its presence in the offshore wind power market. The rationale: there is no meaningful offshore wind market to speak of at least not yet. Given slower-than-expected industry growth, the offshore market may not mature as rapidly as many wind boosters once believed.
  • Joe Kennedy lampooned on wind war

    12/14/2009 7:05:04 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 1,493+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/14/09 | Thomas Grillo
    The president of an Arizona Navajo chapter hopes a picture will be worth a lot of hot air. The not-so-flattering painting of Joseph P. Kennedy II is on display at a Cortez, Colo., art gallery after a dispute over wind turbines on Navajo land. The 15-by-28-inch portrait depicts an angry Kennedy with wild eyes, a large gut and a finger jabbing the air. Its a parody, said Edward Singer, the artist and president of the Navajos 1,500-member Cameron Chapter who met with Kennedy a year ago. He was shaking, perspiring profusely, yelling, arguing and berating the Navajo community and I...
  • Ted Kennedy: Build 'Wind Farm' Elsewhere [Arrogant NIMBY alert]

    06/01/2006 6:04:15 AM PDT · by upchuck · 52 replies · 1,310+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 31, 2006 | NewsMax
    Reprinted from Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:12 p.m. EDTTed Kennedy: Build 'Wind Farm' Elsewhere Sen. Ted Kennedy has strongly opposed an environmentally friendly "wind farm off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis. Now he supports building another wind farm in somebody elses "backyard. A Boston contractor has submitted plans to construct a $750 million offshore complex of 90 to 120 wind turbine towers near Naushon Island and the towns of Dartmouth and Fairhaven to supply electricity to about 240,000 homes. While the Cape Wind project Kennedy opposed would have been "in view of some of the...
  • Pentagon Joins Kennedy's Wind Farm Fight

    06/12/2006 9:44:14 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 32 replies · 954+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 12, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., has a new ally in his effort to torpedo an environmentally friendly "wind farm off the coast from the Kennedy compound in Hyannis the Pentagon. The Defense Department has begun a study to find out if wind turbine projects designed to produce energy could interfere with military radar even though wind farms are already operating in military radar areas. The study is threatening not only the Cape Wind project off the coast of Massachusetts, but other wind farm projects around the country as well. The study was inserted in the 2006 Defense Authorization Act...