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2 days ago.
by Ohwiseone
BeRight
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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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BeRight

Operators of the US power grid say that FirstEnergy may not be able to shut down two coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania due to reliability issues, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Operators said in the article that necessary upgrades to the transmission infrastructure to help compensate for the lost generation from the Hatfield’s Ferry and Mitchell power plants will not be ready by the proposed closure date of October 9. Together, both plants generate 2,080 MW of electricity. Whoops. To translate this for tree hugger morons, if you intend to move electricity from clean generating sources from what you consider dirty generation, you need to upgrade the grid. You are so busy closing plants and building windmills that you forgot you still need to move the power to where you need it via the grid Perfect example of unintended consequences.

Posted 396 days ago.

BobDahler

"BUMP" Because it was more interesting than the recent dull blather here.

Posted 410 days ago.

thegreek

BeRight. Thanks for posting that. I have said we have been fracking for almost 100 years with no known problems. People just wanna complain. If some of them had their way. The mid Ohio valley would be a desolate wasteland. BUT IT WOULD BE CLEAN in their eyes !!!

Posted 474 days ago.

BeRight

May 15, 2013-DURHAM, N.C. -- A new study by scientists at Duke University and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) finds no evidence of groundwater contamination from shale gas production in Arkansas. These findings demonstrate that shale gas development, at least in this area, has been done without negatively impacting drinking water resources," said Nathaniel R. Warner, a PhD student at Duke and lead author of the study.

Posted 474 days ago.

BeRight

A proposed 150 MW wind farm in Indiana will be allowed to continue development as long as it meets certain conditions, according to a report from McClatchy.

The Prairie Breeze Wind Farm, which is being developed in Tipton, Ind. by juwi Wind, received a conditional use permit from the Tipton County Board of Zoning Appeals, provided the developers guarantee it won’t diminish property values and tubines are built at least 1,500 feet from property lines, the report states.

According to McClatchy, the only county in the U.S. that has a guaranteed property value provision for the placement of a wind farm is in DeKalb County, Ill. If a property owner is unable to sell his or her home for the appraised value, the wind energy company must provide the difference between the sale price and the appraised value at closing.

Posted 536 days ago.

BeRight

There is currently an abundance of natural gas. If it is not because of fracking, whatever the source, it is a good thing. Power Plant gas conversations should lower the price of electricity but won’t. It will keep out home fuel bills down. When your gas bill cost starts to sneak up to ~ $5. It will be time to lock in for as long as you can lock in.

Posted 539 days ago.

BeRight

Fracking will keep gas prices down for some time. Just look at your recent gas bill. The price of Natural Gas dropped again yesterday.

Posted 540 days ago.

sounds like coal is out and gas is in.

Posted 542 days ago.

BeRight

Owners of coal-fired power plants invested more than $30 billion in flue gas desulfurization systems, also known as scrubbers, between 2007 and 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

According to the report, scrubbers were installed at around 110 coal-fired power plants in 34 states during that time, raising the amount of scrubbed generating capacity in the U.S. from 115 GW to just more than 191 GW. That number represents a little less than 60 percent of coal-fired, steam electric generation capacity in the U.S.

Posted 543 days ago.

BeRight

In 2003, there were 1,900 horizontal (fracked) wells operating in the U.S. IHS estimates there were closer to 45,500 in 2012. That number is set to double. Is it too late to put the clean burning gas genie back into the environmental nut case bottle?

Posted 551 days ago.

BeRight

Emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from U.S. electric power plants in 2012 dropped to their lowest level since the passage of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The decline in emissions is due primarily to retrofits of coal-fired power plants with flue gas desulfurization systems, or scrubbers, switching to lower sulfur coal, and the installation of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective noncatalytic reduction (SNCR), or low NOx burners. Switching from coal-to-gas has also helped the decline in emissions.

Posted 568 days ago.

BeRight

Announced today: AEP will stop burning coal at the Tanners Creek Generating Station Unit 4 in Indiana, the Muskingum River power plant Unit 5 in Ohio, and the Big Sandy power plant Unit 2 in Kentucky by 2015. American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) will stop burning coal at these three power plants in the Midwest and pay $8.5 million as part of a revision of a 2007 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, states and environmental groups.

Posted 571 days ago.

BeRight

No pcitures of the tiger woods /president match has surfaced yet.

Posted 579 days ago.

BeRight

In what was billed as the largest climate rally in U.S. history, thousands of people marched past the White House on Sunday to urge President Obama to reject a controversial pipeline and take other steps to fight climate change.

More than 35,000 people from 30-plus states -- some dressed as polar bears -- endured frigid temperatures to join the "Forward on Climate" rally,

Unfortunately, the President was in Sunny Florida playing golf with Tiger Woods. No word on which Girlfriend Tiger was with yesterday.

Posted 579 days ago.

BeRight

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this June is expected to release final rules covering water intake structures at existing power plants and large manufacturing facilities in an effort to address injury and mortality among aquatic life that can become trapped on water intake equipment (impinged) or sucked into the plant itself (entrained). Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzz. Kill birds with Wind turbines but save the fish?

Posted 592 days ago.

BeRight

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Posted 595 days ago.

BeRight

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this June is expected to release final rules covering water intake structures at existing power plants and large manufacturing facilities in an effort to address injury and mortality among aquatic life that can become trapped on water intake equipment (impinged) or sucked into the plant itself (entrained). Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzz. Kill birds with Wind turbines but save the fish?

Posted 596 days ago.

BeRight

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed off on TransCanada’s revised route through his state earlier this week, effectively clearing what the Obama administration has cited as a major hurdle to green-lighting the entire Keystone XL pipeline. A letter signed by 53 senators said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route through his state puts the long-delayed project squarely in the president’s hands. After years of federal review, there was little question last year that construction of the pipeline, which would transport heavy, oil-like bitumen from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico coast, should proceed.

Posted 604 days ago.

BeRight

Mod, where you confused yesterday when Obama used the word “we” numerous times during his address?

Posted 606 days ago.

Tiredofit

More Climate change nonsense (formally Global Warming). This is YET another grab for power by the socialists of the world. Ever hear of the ICE AGE MORONS??? how did we exit the ice age? Was it my SUV??? Such lemmings. The Govt will protect you from the boogie man if you send them more money and give up your rights. REALLY they will.

Posted 606 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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