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Comments for: Mass. plant sale shows coal’s challenge in New England

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds just like the paper industry.

  • Anonymous

    The American Enviromental industry AKA the American Taliban strikes again.

    • Anonymous

      Keep on eating that mercury contaminated fish.

      Yessah

  • Anonymous

    Dont worry China will buy all we have ….

  • Anonymous

    Lets see……how many windmills will it take to provide power to 1.5 million homes?

    • Anonymous

      Let’s see…… how many lungs do you get, and how much atmospheric pollution can they take? Gee, imagine if that stuff just continued to build up in the atmosphere! It would cause all kinds of problems, like climate change, sea level rise ….. oh, wait, I forgot. That’s ALREADY HAPPENING.

      How many bricks do you have to pull out of the wall before you notice that it’s not stable any more?

      • Anonymous

        My point, is to consider alternatives that work…ie: hydro, natural gas, tidal…windfarms  in Maine is not even close to making a difference in replacing coal fired plants.

        • Anonymous

          They are not meant to replace existing plants, not at the scale currently possible. What they do is help to forestall the necessity for building even MORE coal plants, when we have pretty well destroyed the atmosphere already. The population is increasing at an ever-increasing rate, and while this may come as a shock to some, it’s nevertheless true that all of those new people want electricity too.

    • Anonymous

      The Brayton Point plant’s net
      generating capacity is 1537.6 MW at maximum output. Of that 1537.6
      MW, about 1095 MW (71.2%) can be generated by coal; the remainder
      from natural gas or fuel oil.

      If you consider wind turbines rated at
      3MW each operating at a 25% capacity factor, you would need about
      1460 of these wind turbines to replace the coal-fired capacity and
      about 2050 of them to replace the plant’s total capacity, which is
      the number used in the 1.5 million “homes” estimate.

      To give those numbers some practical
      perspective consider First Wind’s Mars Hill facility, which consists
      of 28 @1.5 MW turbines. It would require about 146 Mars Hill sites
      to generate Brayton Point’s full capacity. It would require about
      104 of them to generate only coal’s portion of the total.

      • Anonymous

        Thats homework! Thanks

  • chickhiller

    More lost jobs in West Virginia & Pennsylvania.

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