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  • Anonymous

    Wow.  That’s great.  Where can I hook up?

  • Anonymous

    But but but, wind power is a fake. It doesn’t work. It costs more than anykind of power. It kills birds. It cuts down mountains. Its’s ugly. It creates global warming. It creates glolbal freezing. it it it…..

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see a schematic of all the subsidies that make this place run….barely at that; along with a podium made out of the dozens of consulting reports. 

    ….the sucking sound isn’t ‘green’ energy, but taxpayer dollars flowing from your pocket into MRRA.

    • Anonymous

      Another stimulus-backed green energy

    • Would you also like to see a schematic  of all the  subsidies to the fossil fuel corporations?

  • Anonymous

    Other than wind… I’m not sure what they mean by “green” electricity. Does someone have a definition of what that actually means?  As wind is inconsistent there must be
    something else it the mix….

    • Anonymous

      I would think that hydro is part of the mix. In the future I believe we will see more tidal generation. Both hydro and tidal are fairly steady, as long as the rivers keep flowing and the moon still causes the tide to rise and fall.

      • Anonymous

        Hydro should be part of the mix.

        Left wing enviroterrorists are tearing out hydro dams as fast as they can.

        Go figure !

        • Anonymous

          LMAO “enviroterrorists”. Wanting to ensure a livable planet for future generations is now terrorism. I’m sorry, but the logic eludes me.

          • Anonymous

            As do many things for you my friend.

  • W

    eh?  “Green energy” is more expensive – that is by design.  The environmentalists are trying to wean the world off of electricity, not offer us cheap electricity.  Thus, green energy initiatives are a way for them to mis-allocate resources; to throw a monkey wrench in capitalism, in order to sabotage real energy infrastructure from being built.

     So I don’t buy this at all.  The reason why it is inexpensive is because they are buying it in bulk, and it is probably subsidized, and I bet hydro power is included as green energy in this case.    But I’m just guessing here.

    • W
      I build Zero Energy Homes. When I started in this direction in 2005 a Solar electric system that could totally power a home cost about 40,000.00. Today that same system costs less than 14000. Federal tax credits are at 30% and the State of Maine offers a 2,000.00 incentive. Bringing the cost of the equipment to 7200. The fuel is free and plentiful.

      Electricity produced by the sun has dropped in price by about 10% annually for the past 6 years. The rate of energy inflation  is 7% annually.

       A zero energy home is super insulated, air tight, ventilated by a heat recovery ventilator, and faces south for solar heating and lighting. The home requires 70% less btu’s for heating compared to a home built to code. The added cost to build a ZEH is about 30,000.00. The pay back is between 7 and 9 years. The return on investment is the 1st month. The savings over 30 years is more than 200,000.00.

      If you borrow money at less than 4% to buy your energy you make 3% because energy costs rise 7% a year.

      All of the above is good stuff. The best thing about using electricity produced from renewable sources is that it dose not contribute to climate warming.

      • Anonymous

        Why did you repeat your original post?And is it not safe to say you have a vested interest……a VERY vested interest……..in the mass hysteria which is “global warming” or “climate change” or whatever they call it next month??
        Just wondering.

        • Ya I have a vested interest in providing my 2 kids a livable planet. If you bothered to actually look at facts regarding climate change you wouldnt flip out this kind of nonsense. Turn off Fox.

        • Also- I post to win support for renewable energy. I am deeply troubled by our lack of direction when it comes to energy.and climate change
           I am well versed in what I say. I go to sites such as Climate Progress. Renewable Energy World, windworks.org, and the World Future Council.  Might overwelm you but at least now you have a direction to truth.

        • Anonymous

          Hottest summer on record through July=2012, it beat out 2011…which beat out 2010.

          • Anonymous

            And BARELY beat out 1934……….I said 1934.

          • Anonymous

            And how hot were the five years on either side of 1934?

  • I build Zero Energy Homes. When I started in this direction in 2005 a
    Solar electric system that could totally power a home cost about
    40,000.00. Today that same system costs less than 14000. Federal tax
    credits are at 30% and the State of Maine offers a 2,000.00 incentive.
    Bringing the cost of the equipment to 7200. The fuel is free and
    plentiful.

    Electricity produced by the sun has dropped in price by about 10%
    annually for the past 6 years. The rate of energy inflation  is 7%
    annually.

     A zero energy home is super insulated, air tight, ventilated by a heat
    recovery ventilator, and faces south for solar heating and lighting. The
    home requires 70% less btu’s for heating compared to a home built to
    code. The added cost to build a ZEH is about 30,000.00. The pay back is
    between 7 and 9 years. The return on investment is the 1st month. The
    savings over 30 years is more than 200,000.00.

    If you borrow money at less than 4% to buy your energy you make 3% because energy costs rise 7% a year.

    All of the above is good stuff. The best thing about using electricity
    produced from renewable sources is that it dose not contribute to
    climate warming.

  • Anonymous

    “The redevelopment authority now acts its own utility, delivering electricity to its tenants and billing them through their leases, Levesque said.That power is also cheaper than the standard offer, with tenants paying approximately 8 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s about 60 percent cheaper than the 13 cents per kWh paid by business customers using larger equipment who use the standard offer from Central Maine Power, according to figures provided by CMP spokesman John Carroll.”

     How much is the delivery charge on this so called cheaper electricity, if there is one being billed?
    How long will this $.08 kwh power stay at this rate.
    Again, where is the delivery charge that WE TAXPAYERS are charged for our energy?

    • You should be angry. The fossil fuel industry has a monopoly on the production and distribution of energy. Central Maine Power is owned by a Spanish international corporation. CMP is guaranteed a good profit. It is a monopoly Your money goes to Spain. Want to do something about it? I do..

  • Anonymous

    This article reads like pure propaganda. 
    Just saying.

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