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14 days ago.
by Kendall78
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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Consumers Energy has asked the state to approve a bond issue that will allow it to close and demolish three coal-fired power plants in Michigan, according to the Associated Press.

The request to the Michigan Public Service Commission would allow it to close and demolish the B.C. Cobb plant on Muskegon Lake beginning in April 2016. The request comes amid stricter federal regulations.

Posted 300 days ago.

thegreek

From activist dot com. “There’s nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win. Then you write history.” These chilling words may sound like an Al Qaeda credo, but they aren’t. They are the words of Sierra Club board member Paul Watson. And there’s more. “Right now we’re in the early stages of World War III,” Watson wrote in the pages of the radical Earth First! Journal. “It’s the war to save the planet. This kind of action will be getting stronger. The environmental movement doesn’t have many deserters and has a high level of recruitment. Eventually there will be open war.”

I suspect they receive anonamous cash gifts from OPEC and Al Qaida.

Posted 314 days ago.

BeRight

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has issued a statement criticizing the Sierra Club for its celebration of the retirement of 150 coal plants in the U.S. since 2010, citing the economic impact of the retirements. “Sierra Club’s celebration of its 150th coal plant retirement is akin to partying at the funeral of the families and communities whose livelihoods have been devastated by these plant closures,” “When a coal plant shuts down, the impact is felt by employees at the plant and the mines that supply it; and spreads across the community, the state and even the nation in the form of lost jobs and higher electricity rates for businesses and families.”

Posted 314 days ago.

BeRight

The California Energy Commission staff has released its analysis of the proposed 485-MW Blythe Solar Power Project, finding the project would have significant environmental impacts in certain areas.

Posted 314 days ago.

thegreek

My opinion is as soon as they get these old power plants shut down and demolished they will jack the price of natural gas and there will be no cheap coal and we will be paying big bucks for electricity like never before. If you have a car from 1950 that cost you $100 month to drive and someone wants you to have a new one that costs $1000 a month because it is prettier and cleaner operating...

Posted 340 days ago.

thegreek

BeRight. Good catch. Is the economy still flat causing these plant closures or are the CFL's lightbulbs idling them?? It is not only AEP but others like Duke and FirstEnergy are closing down plants too. I will say that the ones being closed were built in the 50's or earlier.

Posted 342 days ago.

BeRight

Indiana Michigan Power, an operating unit of American Electric Power , has announced it will retire the 500 MW Tanners Creek 4 generating unit along with the other three units at the plant. All four generating units at the plant will be retired by mid-2015.

The announcement of the retirement of Unit 4 brings the total of coal-fueled generation that will be retired by AEP to 7,176 MW by early 2016.

Posted 342 days ago.

BeRight

HOw do you hit a moving target:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reportedly going to propose a revised rule that would set different emissions limits for new coal- and natural gas-fired power plants, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Posted 349 days ago.

Valveguy

Gas extracted from Marcellus Shale in southwestern Pennsylvania, on the other hand, is considered “wet.” That means in addition to methane, the gas contains compounds like ethane and butane. These “liquid natural gasses” – LNGs for short – can be separated and sold on their own. The LNG going on tankers, I lead to believe is dry gas that is re-liquefied.

Posted 353 days ago.

moderation

Don't forget, they strip the components, first !

Posted 354 days ago.

Valveguy

facilities then introduce the natural gas into area pipelines for use. Good by cheap gas.

Posted 356 days ago.

Valveguy

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is exactly what it says: the liquid form of natural gas. The process of liquefying is performed to reduce the volume for purposes of transporting the fuel: LNG reduces volume by 600 times, making it much more economical to transport by sea aboard LNG carrier ships to destinations all over the world. The temperature required to liquefy natural gas is -260°F (-162°C). As a result equipment meant to handle this material needs to be rated to -270°F (-168°C) to -325°F (-198°C). These vessels are specially designed to transport LNG from the liquefaction facility to the receiving or regasification terminal. The world’s need for ¬natural gas means the LNG carrier market is booming. Because of the gas to liquid ratio, these carriers can transport enormous amounts of LNG to those areas of the world that have the demand. The LNG is off loaded into massive insulated tanks on shore before the process of converting LNG to a gas begins. The facilities then introduce t

Posted 356 days ago.

BeRight

One more for today: Although a total of 1,400 MW of coal-fired power plants were retired in the American Transmission System Inc. (ATSI) load zone in the northern Ohio part of PJM Interconnection’s system, the regional grid operator is compensating for the generation loss by upgrading its transmission system.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the operator is upgrading its transmission system to increase the use of existing electric generating outside the ATSI zone, a plan that may be more cost effective than building new plants in highly-populated areas that require significant backup power in reserve.

Halleluiah! Someone finally figured it out.

Posted 356 days ago.

BeRight

The U.S. Interior Department has named Dominion Virginia Power, the winner of the second U.S. competitive lease auction for offshore wind power project sites. Dominion won the auction with a bid of $1.6 million.

Although eight companies were approved to bid, only Dominion Virginia and Apex Virginia Offshore Wind LLC competed in the six-round auction conducted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

The auction was for the use of 112,799 acres on the Outer Continental Shelf approximately 23.5 nautical miles off Virginia Beach. According to the Interior Department, the site has the potential to support 2,000 MW of wind power generation.

Posted 356 days ago.

thegreek

Yeah, valveguy, a floating bomb. Scrap. The first time you have agreed with me?? You are a hard case heh?

Posted 357 days ago.

scrappile

For once I agree with the greek, this fracked gas is going to the highest bidder, energy indepence is NOT part of the equation....

Posted 358 days ago.

Valveguy

I have seen LNG tankers. Not a ship that I would wnat to be one.

Posted 358 days ago.

thegreek

Don't get too used to this cheap natural gas. The oil companies are building tankers that can convert gas to liquid natural gas and store it in the tanker and ship it to Europe, Japan and Asia where they can sell it for $17 per 1000 cu ft instead of $3 per 1000 cu ft here in the US. The plan to pull this tanker into the Gulf of Mexico, hook er up and fill er up and ship it outta here !!

Posted 359 days ago.

BeRight

Although the retirement of Entergy (NYSE: ETR)’s Vermont Yankee nuclear power station will not affect grid reliability, it will lead to a greater dependence on natural gas as a fuel for generating power, ISO New England stated in a release. “While earlier studies showed that reliability could be affected without Vermont Yankee, the most recent study in 2012 showed that the regional power grid could be operated reliably without Vermont Yankee,” the grid operator stated.

So they are going from a no emissions provider to a global warming provider but that is OK.

Posted 359 days ago.

BeRight

A report from the McIlvaine Co “Fossil & Nuclear Power Generation: World Analysis & Forecast,” says countries under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will build 500 MW of new coal-fired generation in 2014. In total, 112,099 MW of new coal capacity is expected to come online in 2014. East Asia has the most with 60,774 MW of new coal capacity; followed by West Asia with 41,335 MW. Africa will bring online 4,100 MW of coal, followed by Western Europe, South & Central America and Eastern Europe.

I suppose Bo will draw a line in the ocean and make them promise to keep their Climate Change emissions on their side of the globe.

Posted 359 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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