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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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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Pineo Girl's blog post LePage's Self-proclaimed "worst appointment ever" Shills for New Energy Transmission Lines
"There are huge forces funding all of this shilling and transmission build out. Bribery is the WD-40 they use. Rampant bribery. At the very end of the funding is a tiny fraction of the world's wealthiest elites who have plans to keep the masses…"
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LePage's Self-proclaimed "worst appointment ever" Shills for New Energy Transmission Lines

Tim Schneider, Maine's Public Advocate, talks about the importance of new energy transmission and justifies Maine's high transmission costs.  He says new lines will allow transmission of new energy - Like Natural gas and wind farms - How quaint - wind farms! And as if we have natural gas to produce energy to ship south!  I wonder if he will get a job with Iberdrola when he is done as public advocate!…See More
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arthur qwenk commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post SunEdison CEO Chatila Resigns From Boards of TerraForm Yieldcos
"The writing is on the wall. Terraform Yieldco (TERP)(along with its numerous Maine wind projects) has a good probability of  going to  bankruptcy negotiations as part of settlement agreements to be reached  with SunEdison's…"
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"Yes, it's a problem.  What is he proposing to do about it?  Calling it a problem is not helpful."
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump: "You need massive subsidies for wind"
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Marshall Rosenthal commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post UMaine wind project back in the News !!
"I love Monhegan Island, its people, its whales. It would be a crime for the "renewable" fraudsters to get a grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy to put big wind turbines in the sea near Monhegan Island. Don't let them do it!"
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arthur qwenk commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post UMaine wind project back in the News !!
"What a waste of tax dollar, and it is a shame the once level headed Susan Collins has gone over to  "The Dark Side". But then again, all she would have had  to retire  on was    potatoes and hardware and a fat…"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post No, windmills are not killing all of the eagles in California, and they’re not killing “millions” of birds.
"Anyone including criminals and idiots,  can cite or post references to fraudulent research.  It is has become an epidemic in America. "
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Newly Proposed Eagle Take Rules - The magnitude of the FWS and Wind industry fraud

This is part of the fraudulent information put together by the FWS for the Proposed Eagle Take provision. They want to be able to kill 2000 golden eagles and 4200 bald eagles annually.  These fake eagle population numbers will be used to set an incredible number of eagle killing limits across the US.                                            The allowance of an annual harvest rate of 2000 golden eagles, will insure that most of the golden eagles sill existing in the lower 48 states will…See More
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post No, windmills are not killing all of the eagles in California, and they’re not killing “millions” of birds.
"@ Paula, Sorry I copied the link of the email, it is now corrected. Thanks for pointing this out. "
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Marshall Rosenthal commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Donald Trump's May 26, 2016 Energy Speech - Published Transcript
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Paula D Kelso commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post No, windmills are not killing all of the eagles in California, and they’re not killing “millions” of birds.
"The link to the 'source' just goes to a gmail ad for me. Can you fix? Or is it my issue?"
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UMaine wind project back in the News !!

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on May 27, 2016 at 3:04pm — 2 Comments

The End Of SunEdison

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on May 24, 2016 at 11:27am

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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The voice of 28,600 dead eagles 2 Replies

The wind industry is currently asking for 30 year eagle killing permits. It is long overdue that the public took notice to the Putin style politics taking place with the Interior Department and the wind industry. Most of the public is not aware…Continue

Started by Jim Wiegand. Last reply by Robert Goldman Jun 4, 2015.

An update on North America's eagle slaughter by wind turbines

This fraudulent industry has voluntary regulations. With these voluntary regulations this fraudulent industry has reported very little of its eagle mortality. Yet since 1997 and including 2014 numbers about 31,000 eagle carcasses have been shipped…Continue

Started by Jim Wiegand Nov 28, 2014.

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    Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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