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4/18/2018
Small solar project could help prevent frequent blackouts in Java
More delusional thinking out of Wyoming County, #NewYork: Small #solar project could help prevent frequent blackouts in Java https://ift.tt/2HHUQUI https://ift.tt/2HHUQUI JAVA — Java residents and business owners are no stranger to the frequent blackouts, brownouts and voltage spikes plaguing the town’s aging electric grid, but a recent award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority may soon make them a thing of the past.https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
Thruway Windmills Not Working
Governor Andrew Cuomo's #NewYork State Thruway Windmills Not Working: Thruway Authority confirms, "The turbines were taken offline between October 2017 and early January 2018…as they await replacement parts and/or maintenance." https://ift.tt/2qHq8TG #EndWindWelfare https://ift.tt/2qHq8TG Thruway Authority confirms, "The turbines were taken offline between October 2017 and early January 2018…as they await replacement parts and/or maintenance."https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/17/2018
Cuomo’s renewable flop (cont’d.) : Empire Center for Public Policy
New data shows Governor Andrew Cuomo's #renewableenergy push isn't delivering the promised results. New data from NYISO, which oversees the state’s electrical grid and wholesale market, indicates 28% of the energy sold into the competitive market in 2017 came from renewables, up from 24% a year earlier.... "That increase, however, was driven primarily by increased output from existing hydroelectric generators, chiefly the state-run dams at Niagara Falls and Massena. The two largest dams, which produce most of the state’s hydroelectric power, saw an 8 percent jump in output “due to increased water levels on Lakes Erie and Ontario resulting in higher water flow to the Niagara and St. Lawrence hydroelectric plants,” according to the state Power Authority." https://ift.tt/2H6IYPd https://ift.tt/2H6IYPd Cuomo’s renewable flop (cont’d.) by Kenneth Girardin | April 17, 2018 | NY Torch Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Clean Energy Standard has spurred just one-fifth of the new renewable energy generation promised in 2016. New data from New York Independent System Operator, which oversees the state’s.....https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/16/2018
With the death of fracking, can renewables fill New York’s energy gap?
4/16/18 D&C: NY #gas rush 10 years later... With the death of #Fracking, can #renewables fill #NewYork’s energy gap? Rural communities could've profited from gas boom, now left with building civilly/environmentally-destructive wind factories https://press.sn/2qtxaLL https://press.sn/2qtxaLL https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
PSC eyes plan to offer incentives for wind energy companies
Hold on to your wallets! #NewYork PSC eyes plan to offer more rate-payer funded incentives for #wind energy companies: https://ift.tt/2JRs7NV https://ift.tt/2JRs7NV The state Public Service Commission is mulling a plan to “jumpstart” the state’s offshore wind industry with proposals that would require utilities ...https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
Coal Cuts Dangerously Clip Texas Power Capacity
Coal Cuts Dangerously Clip #Texas Power Capacity ERCOT may ask customers to "raise their thermostats to cut power consumption," or "cut off power to large customers — such as industrial plants," or will "trigger rolling outages." https://ift.tt/2JLEYRX https://ift.tt/2JLEYRX Any notions that generously subsidized solar and wind will significantly compensate capacity losses from shuttered coal plants and over-regulated oil and natural gas suppliers are delusional assaults which will leave America powerlessly impoverished.https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/15/2018
A regional extinction in progress | Save the Eagles International
Re-Tweeted Mark Duchamp @DuchampMark ‏ Millions of birds migrate over the Great Lakes twice a year. There will be massacre. See our latest article on wind turbines and birds here: https://ift.tt/2EOEUwZ … and our most read article: https://ift.tt/1oKVIfC … https://twitter.com/MaryKayBarton/status/985638029200121857 … https://ift.tt/2EOEUwZ https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
Wind energy sets sail on the Great Lakes
Big Wind subsidy hustlers are now targeting the #GreatLakes! Wind energy sets sail on Great Lakes: https://ift.tt/2vhTGN7 https://ift.tt/2vhTGN7 Proposals to build turbines in North America’s Great Lakes have stalled in recent years — but a new initiative aims to break through the barriers.https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/11/2018
Offshore Wind States Beware
Off-shore wind is not economically viable. It cost $300 million–$10,000 per kilowatt–about 10 times more than the cost of a new natural gas combined cycle unit: https://ift.tt/2qpUmKP https://ift.tt/2qpUmKP Off of the shore of Block Island on the Rhode Island coast, five wind turbines are operating and supplying power...https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
New York Set to Spend $5,336—Per Second : Empire Center for Public Policy
The Empire Center has updated its online Spend-O-Meter to reflect the record size of #NewYork’s newly enacted $168.3 Billion budget for fiscal 2019. As of April 1, the fast-spinning Spend-O-Meter shows, the state government is spending at a rate equivalent to: $5,336 per second, $320,205 per minute, $461,095,890 per day, $3,236,538,462 per week, and $14,025,000,000 per month. New York is set to spend $5,336 per second this year, according to the Empire Center: https://ift.tt/2v4tyFv https://ift.tt/2v4tyFv New York Set to Spend $5,336—Per Second April 11, 2018 | Press Releases The Empire Center has updated its online Spend-O-Meter to reflect the record size of New York’s newly enacted $168.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019. As of April 1, the fast-spinning Spend-O-Meter shows, the state government ...https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
Corruption and “Economic Development” in New York State
What we are witnessing here in WNY is that all the 'economic development' programs coming out of Albany and being funneled down to Upstate, Central & Western NY communities (via cronyism-driven IDAs & EDCs), are all geared toward the rich and connected, and are failing to create the jobs they've promised - most notably, the $Billions that are being funneled to industrial wind & solar developers. Multi-billion dollar corporations (ie: Iberdrola, Invenergy, Tesla/SolarCity, etc) are taking New York State tax and ratepayers to the cleaners, while the areas that host these environmentally-destructive projects are left with few, if any, meaningful permanent jobs. Next on the list of Albany's wasteful spending ventures is all of the taxpayer money that's being doled out to "craft breweries" and gambling venues across the state. The hypocrisy of doling out $Billions to establish breweries & gambling casinos is that the addiction surrounding these venues leads to further moral & community decline and increased health care costs in our state. The CDC figures that at least 88,000 people die from alcohol abuse every year - nearly twice the deaths they figure are being caused by the opiod crisis. So why are we spending taxpayer money to push more alcohol intake??? Not to mention, the people who got the sizable state donations in my area were already wealthy restauranteurs. WHY should they be entitled to OUR taxpayer money to start another business, when so many small and existing businesses who are struggling to make ends meet are left to fend for themselves?!? As State officials continue to pick and choose the winners & losers in what they deem to be appropriate 'economic development,' New York State residents will continue to flee the state to escape the high tax burdens & "skyrocketing electricity rates" we are all enduring as a result. Corruption and “Economic Development” in #NewYork State: https://ift.tt/2Ek90Iu https://ift.tt/2Ek90Iu E.J. McMahon and Seth Barron discuss recent corruption cases in New York and how the state government in Albany is attempting to revitalize struggling areas with “economic-development” programs.https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/10/2018
The Absurd Myth About the Solar & Wind Power Solution | Principia Scientific International
The Absurd Myth About the Solar & Wind Power Solution: https://ift.tt/2Ez07Lp via Donn Dears https://ift.tt/2Ez07Lp As the U.S. and global oil industry continues to disintegrate under the weight of increased debt and the Falling EROI – Energy Returned On Investment, analysts are still suggesting that solar and wind power are the solution to our energy problems. While there are many good reasons solar and wind c...https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
DOE Confirms Threat to Grid Reliability -
DOE Confirms Threat to Grid Reliability -- From the report’s executive summary: “During the worst of the storm from January 5-6, 2018, actual U.S. electricity market experience demonstrated that without the resilience of coal- and fuel oil/dual-firing plants—its ability to add 24-hour baseload capacity—the eastern United States would have suffered severe electricity shortages, likely leading to widespread blackouts.” “Experience with such blackouts indicates the potentially enormous toll in both economic losses and human suffering associated with widespread lack of electricity, utilized as the primary home heating source for nearly 40 percent of U.S. households, and necessary for running the electric fans of natural gas furnaces, for extended periods.” https://ift.tt/2qjRekt https://ift.tt/2qjRekt …DOE Confirms Threat to Grid Reliability… Several previous articles explored whether grid reliability was being endangered when RTO/ISOs used auctions to select which generation source to use. The initial article described how oil saved New England from blackouts this past Continue reading DOE C...https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/08/2018
Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts
Wind kills vistas, raptors, bats, property values and need fossil fuel backup plants and massive natural resources. Massively unsustainable RE: https://ift.tt/2tLX0xU Case for the Good Reactor https://ift.tt/2uXI8hV https://ift.tt/2tLX0xU Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy would inflict major land, wildlife, resource damage Paul Driessen Demands that the world replace fossil fuels with wind, solar and biofuel energy – to p…https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
Big Wind's Bogus Subsidies
Warren Buffett: "We get a tax credits if we build 'wind farms.' That's the only reason to build them. They don't make sense without the tax credits." #ClimateScam #EndWindWelfare #EndCronyism #BigWindABigScam #GreenCorruption https://ift.tt/2sVogGy https://ift.tt/2sVogGy Giving tax credits to the wind energy industry is a waste of time and money.https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/06/2018
Outrage as 2017 figures reveal wind farms earned over £100 MILLION in subsidies — while SWITCHED…
“Outrage as 2017 figures reveal #wind farms earned over £100 MILLION in subsidies — while SWITCHED OFF” by GreenWatch: https://ift.tt/2GCR4yN https://ift.tt/2GCR4yN In a shocking revelation, new figures have exposed wind farms across the UK for earning their owners over £2 million a week — while…https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/05/2018
Chautauqua County says No to Big Wind
ALLELUIA! Chautauqua County #NewYork says NO to Big Wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvPoxt2JTo&feature=youtu.be #wind #windenergy #windturbines #GreenEnergy #swindled #cronyism #BigWindABigScam #GreenCorruption Robert Bryce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvPoxt2JTo&feature=youtu.be https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM
4/04/2018
A loss of self-government
From the Files - Remembering when our New York State elected representatives let us down and passed Cuomo's 'Power NY Act' / 'Article X' A Loss of Self-Government: https://ift.tt/2ItdpeK https://ift.tt/2ItdpeK It was reported in the Nov. 22, 2011, Batavia Daily News article, “Maziarz sees positives in Albany,” that Sen. George Maziarz says he’s ...https://ift.tt/2zdPuzM

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