just informed that ELS surveyors were spotted in Montage Flat Castle area. that means money is flowing again. ?
So maybe the promised water pipe line will be re installed????
Most all of the activity is taking place a mile or so west of the Potter county line. The oversize "PIN WHEELS" up Dodge Hollow must be close to being erected. A huge crane and a smaller one have been moved into their staging area just east of Potter Brook.
With all the rain, I'd think all preparation for whatever would be delayed or even halted!
the surveyors have been spotted all around the Twp. definately working for Montage. the really big crane is up Dodge. their foreman told me it's the biggest in N. America. they were to pull pieces in this month with 8 wheel drive Oshkosh heavy trucks. 420' windmills that won't generate any more power than a Honda generator from Home Depot. should make for huge "bird heaps" though.
How many turbines are they placing there? My concern would be the subsonic noise that will be generated and it's impact on the surrounding environs.....including the good people who live there.
When will this madness stop? We need Trump for another 4 years to continue to derail and obliterate the Liberal ills infecting our great country.
OT....whayda think the Federal fine/punishment would be if we chose to intentionally kill a Bald Eagle?
i believe they are installing a couple dozen. suppose to be the largest in U.S. 400'+ tall. even at 2MW capacity each, they will produce power less than 50% of the time. this could supply power to several thousand homes,half of the time. by contrast the last plant i was assigned to [twin units] generated 1500MW 95.8% of the time. enough for 1.2 million homes most of the time. beyond the taxpayer subsidies for wind power, the rules written by politicians are. higher cost wind and solar are dispatched first and base load plants are backed down by mandate, forcing less sales on investor owned cheaper producing and more efficient plants. mandatory revenue shift. however the required redunancy in generation construction to fill the 50% renewable no generation void is never charged back or accounted for. the additional carbon discharged by plant load swings to compensate for renewable variabilty isn't considered as well. like a diesel truck revving it's engine up and down vs. steady cruising. this reality negates the carbon neutrality argument alone. i don't see the madness stopping anytime soon because most people have no idea how their energy is created or recieved. a mystery is easily manipulated for a special interests advantage.
For many of the reasons you have stated, Bill Gates (yeah, that Bill Gates), a noted and vocal anti in the Green movement, has recanted and stated publicly that....(paraphrased) "Renewables are not cost effective or good for the planet. The future of CO2 free electricity is Nuclear."
Now I don't know about you, but I think Mr. Gates is a pretty shrewd and forward thinking individual.
If only the renewables folks would do the science and the economics, we might end this madness. The fact that the Anti's will not even consider nuclear power....now that is mind boggling.
We would need to loosen regulatory and financial restrictions....and you don't permit, design and build a nuclear power plant in months....we're talking years...maybe 10 for the new Gen IV designs.
In the meantime, natural gas is the most economical and clean burning option we have.
Get over it!!!
the 1979 TMI accident stopped what clearly would be a nuclear dominated power/gen sector today. i was stationed in a facility within eyesight of TMI cooling towers during the accident. a friend inside TMI kept us informed of the "realtime story". we were told stay or terminate employment. our company then was in nuclear construction process which a couple of years later resulted in credit downgrades and stock price collapse. that single event thwarted what otherwise would have been a fuel shift. the transition to NG today, i have no doubt,would otherwise not be occurring in the same way it is. nuclear design and safety features today are far beyond older designs. it is the most power dense fuel source. special interests behind renewables are not invested in nuclear, hence the entrenched position. the uninformed masses which are necessary to push the agenda still suffer "Jane Fonda China Syndrome". making them useful for their agenda. there have been historical energy inflection points, TMI and shale gas another, but physics and power density will ALWAYS rule the equation. Bill Gates gets it. i deal with my own bias due to the experience, but, i also get it.
as i follow the day to day energy world issues and list the greatest threats to our M-U shale interests,number one on the list are POLITICIANS! the "Green New Deal" highlights how placing people in a job of great power and influence over our daily lives, via a popularity contest, has such negative possibiltys for society. without the confines of meritocracy found in other occupations, it's like electing Lizzie Borden for brain surgeon.
Anyone else notice the ODNR website give you an error when you try to view the 5/11 permits issued report?
Yes, since Tuesday evening I have received error message on new permit report.
Question-------Does anyone know if you need to own your mineral rights to have a disposal well on you property?
Interesting question bo,
No expert here, but the owner of the subsurface rights (OGMs) has the final say on what happens below the surface. If you only own the surface, you have no say in what happens below that.
In our case as subsurface owners only, we did not negotiate for any surface development, i.e. pads, roads, ROWs, etc.....the surface owners had that responsibility.
My thoughts are this....if the surface and subsurface are owned by two different entities (by my logic?? explained above), then BOTH owners would need to be onboard with the siting of a disposal injection well.
It seems like something to be addressed in that all important document....The Lease.
I await answers from others here with real knowledge of the correct answer.