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BOWERS PROJECT DEFEATED!!

AN EPIC FAIL FOR FIRST WIND

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision denying Champlain Wind LLC's appeal concerning a permit for its Bowers Wind Project in Carroll Plt and Kossuth Twp. Champlain Wind is a subsidiary of Maine's largest wind developer, First Wind. The decision marks the end of a six year process of hearings and appeals which pitted the wind developer against local residents, professional guides, traditional sporting camp owners and loyal visitors to Maine's famed Downeast Lakes Region. Spearheading the opposition was the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed (PPDLW).

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http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/bowers-wind-project-defeated

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Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Danish Academic: U.N. Might Use Military to Enforce Climate Agenda
"The world population multiplied from one billion in 1800 to 7.8 billion in 2018, and these 7.8 billion have 2 billion vehicles. The only real solution is to rapidly reduce the number of births by means of generous incentives to young women. These…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post As Clifton wind farm looks to expand, more stringent standards will come into play
"The hypocrisy demonstrated by those multitudes of "environmentalists" who oppose the CEC yet embrace these industrial wind installations and transmission lines on our mountains regardless of their environmental impacts just boggles my…"
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"Disgusta bureaucrats are grasping at straws to try to justify how stupid they were by not properly vetting the installation before it was built. How would they like it if Ford said to them the car gets 30 mpg, but after buying it gets only 15…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Blaine House solar project a powerful symbol – and debatable economic investment
"The use of taxpayer money to show off how 'woke' you are, is a travesty foisted on already overtaxed citizens! This is another self centered example of how little Mill's cares about the citizens of Maine!"
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Danish Academic: U.N. Might Use Military to Enforce Climate Agenda

Danish Academic: U.N. Might Use Military to Enforce Climate AgendaThe United Nations may resort to military action against states that defy its mandates on global climate action, according to Ole Wæver, a prominent international relations professor at the University of Copenhagen.In an interview with ABC News in Australia, Professor Wæver cautions that what he sees as “climate inaction”…See More
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China slams U.S. for not doing enough for environment ahead of U.N. climate summit

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano, who plans to attend the Madrid summit, accused China of leveraging the global-warming issue to hobble its international competition while boosting its own image.“China is at it again, posing as a ‘climate’ concerned country while building seemingly endless new coal mines,” Mr. Morano said. “China’s false image as some kind of climate champion is aided and abetted by the media and climate activists. China is enjoying condemning the U.S. while also demanding a piece…See More
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"If that unsteady wind electricity could not be fed into the grid, how will it be made into steady electricity to operate a hydrogen/CO2 methanization plant, which requires STEADY electricity to function. Would expensive batteries be used to store…"
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"1. Electricity is used to electrolytically split water into hydrogen and oxygen 2. The hydrogen is combined with biological CO2 to produce methane, CH4 ( Sabatier process) 3. The methane is fed into existing gas pipelines After step 1 about 67 to…"
Sunday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"The P2G plant would be using expensive wind electricity, at 10 c/kWh, to produce natural gas, which is a 10 c/kWh process, a total cost of 20 c/kWh. This is utterly irrational, with abundant domestic natural gas readily available at about $3/million…"
Dec 1
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"The curtailment is due to wind electricity up and down variability that is upsetting the grid stability. The wind turbine systems also draw reactive power from the grid that is upsetting the grid. All traditional power plants provide reactive power…"
Dec 1
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Rebranding the Term ‘Climate Change’ for Greater Shock Value
"Knowing about solar cycles alerts me to decline in sun spot activity and the cooling effect this decline in radiance will have on the Earth. Ah but once this starts happening, all the alarmists will claim a victory for their wacky schemes. People…"
Nov 30
Penny Gray commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Rebranding the Term ‘Climate Change’ for Greater Shock Value
"I'd steer away from "global meltdown" in case we go into a mini ice-age with the sunspot activity predicted to be so low."
Nov 30
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"That's a very good question, Eric Tuttle.  Theoretically speaking, none of that renewable energy would have been "curtailed". I must say that seeing "Kurt Adams" and "now defunct" in the same sentence was…"
Nov 30
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
""Maine could be a prime location for a pilot project that converts surplus electricity from wind farms and other renewable generators into a gas that can be stored in underground pipelines." So, how does Maine have surplus wind or other…"
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Hum Wind Denied by Planning Commission !!

Posted by Ellin Beltz on November 25, 2019 at 11:31am

No, Congress will not extend the PTC

Posted by Willem Post on November 14, 2019 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Offshore Vineyard Wind is Un-American

Posted by Barbara Durkin on November 13, 2019 at 12:08pm — 9 Comments

The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars

Posted by Long Islander on November 11, 2019 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Who is EDPR?

EDPR, hoping to build Maine's largest wind factory in The County, likes to say they're from Texas. Click on the box above and you'll see their parent, Energias de Portugal is owned by China Three Gorges which is owned by the People's Republic of China. Protect the United States Treasury from foreign subsidy feeders and protect The County - just say NO.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Three_Gorges_Corporation

Maine Governor's Energy Office's Patrick Woodcock letter seemingly endorsing EDPR's Number Nine wind project.

Number%20Nine%20-%2010-22-15%20-%20Copy.pdf

NRCM's CO2 - From A Different Point of View The PDF document at the following link put NRCM's own published CO2 information into the perspective of the Maine woods and shows the terrible tradeoff that is industrial wind in Maine.  

Putting Maine's Wind Power Goals into Proper Perspective

 

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    Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

    Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

    "Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

    https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

     

    Maine as Third World Country:

    CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

     

    Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

    Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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    (excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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