12/29/20: “Ohio seeing a surge in interest in solar farms” Part 2

“So with the seven day forecasted weather for the the ten cities in Ohio one would expect approximately 13% of the optimal electricity production over that period of time. But since there is no electricity generated at night and winter nights are longer than average, that means the solar panels will generate less than 5% of their optimal production capacity.”

Oct. 27: “Study: Plan could create 2.3M jobs”

“The subheading of the article is “Nonprofit program aims to help Appalachia”. That is certainly a great goal. And bringing towns back to life is a great service. BUT reporting on the proposal needs to make sense and not much of the reporting in this article makes good sense.”

Sept 6, 2020: Notice of Proposed Major Utility Facility

“A couple months ago I read a story about an organization attempting to find 1,500 acres for a solar farm. I wondered where they might find that much acreage and whether it would be hidden from sight. So I had been waiting for more news. It came yesterday in the form of the notice. Unfortunately those who have canceled their Gazette subscriptions didn’t have the chance to see this notice. So I thought I should bring it to your attention.”

Opinion: “The Beauty of Renewable Energy?”

There is nothing prettier than_______. How would you fill in the blank? I’ve lived and traveled through much of the United States so I can think of any nouns to use in answering that question. Early in my life we lived ‘back east” and vacationed in Maine. So places like Pemaquid Point, with its picturesqueContinue reading “Opinion: “The Beauty of Renewable Energy?””