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by 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

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 225 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 225 days ago.

thegreek

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

Posted 226 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 227 days ago.

Valveguy

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

Posted 227 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 228 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 228 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 228 days ago.

BeRight

I know the word I was looking for: snarky.

Posted 229 days ago.

BeRight

OK, the horse is really dead now. And yes, I have lost many hours of sleep since your last post. I must say you "won" that debate.

Posted 229 days ago.

BobDahler

The term "evasive" that I used in my last post must have had an effect on you.

Since said last post, I haven't found it necessary to check back here too soon for any update on your opinion. After all, YOU had terminated the conversation. So yes, I've been MIA concerning your comments at best... Disinterested at worst.

Posted 229 days ago.

moderation

Ha.

Posted 230 days ago.

BeRight

BobDahler is MIA. An evasive tactic at best.

Posted 230 days ago.

thegreek

Engine valves?? Or plant system valves??

Posted 231 days ago.

luvthesouth

Valveguy, great "industrial" name choice. i like it. if it is your field of expertise i would be interested in your story.

Posted 231 days ago.

Valveguy

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 22 GW by 2030, according to a report from Al Arabiya News.

Abdul Ghani bin Melaibari, coordinator of scientific collaboration at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, said the country plans to have the first two reactors after 10 years, and then add two reactors annually until it reaches 16 by 2030. He estimated the total costs of all reactors to cost more than $100 billion, according to the report.

The country plans to cover 20 percent of its electricity needs by using nuclear power, according to the report.

Posted 232 days ago.

scrappile

April24,2012|3:15PM|ByAlisonvanDiggelen

Tesla and SolarCity Collaborate on Clean Energy Storage

Posted 234 days ago.

BeRight

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Posted 234 days ago.

BeRight

accomplished like another president said much to his dismay. There is a little more to it and the grid is part of it.

Posted 234 days ago.

BeRight

OK , if you want to talk about the grid, let have a go of it. My opinion is that if you are trying to go to clean energy sources, than I say that if Gov'ts only plan is to shut down what are considered dirty and put their money on cleaner producers, I say they have an obligation to make the grid more robust in order to move energy from the clean producers to areas where they have shut down the dirty producers. You say it is ok to shut down AEP's and FE coal unit power plants, reduce their revenue but also make them financially responsible for upgrading the grid? You want the power companies to work with the 50 states to improve the grid and have the Gov’t stay out it? Clean energy and health care are on the President’s agenda. He felt it necessary to revamp health care to get the job down and presto Obamacare. He had the Gov't all in on the one. On clean energy, you want him to play but not ante up? He can’t just put up windmills and solar panels and say mission accomplished li

Posted 234 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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