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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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Pineo Girl commented on Pineo Girl's blog post MOOSEHEAD REGION FUTURES COMMITTEE LAUNCHES WIND POWER PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN
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Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Why are all 10 of these groups based in the same office suite in Boston?
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Pineo Girl commented on Long Islander's blog post Why are all 10 of these groups based in the same office suite in Boston?
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Why are all 10 of these groups based in the same office suite in Boston?
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post James Lutz: Governor LePage absolutely correct on ethanol (BDN)
"I agree that government should not be picking winners and losers, but we that live in the real world know it is not government itself, but those within it whether elected or appointed or just hired in agencies. Relying on poor to bad or even false…"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post James Lutz: Governor LePage absolutely correct on ethanol (BDN)
"Eric, read the last paragraph.  That is exactly how it relates to wind.  The government can not pick the winners and losers.  Look at all the failures they have propagated over the years from education to medicine, from energy to…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post James Lutz: Governor LePage absolutely correct on ethanol (BDN)
"I have to ask though, how this relates to wind energy. In doing so, I feel that the objective is not to conserve energy, or lessen the CO² emissions into the atmosphere, as they are currently using fossil fuels for the heavy industrial energy…"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post James Lutz: Governor LePage absolutely correct on ethanol (BDN)
"I was happy to see that there was not one negative comment to the Letter, and all the usual trolls agreed with me.  "
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post James Lutz: Governor LePage absolutely correct on ethanol (BDN)
"Given the facts as I laid out in a post earlier (average composite from a minimum of 3 sources) , replacing these parts of the destroyed or damaged engines that use it (ethanol) does that NOT require replacement parts that are created with those…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Maine's governor proposes an end to net metering
"Home solar production (or small business) would be last in line to have any value to the grid, even if available when wind was not. Essentially under the LePage Plan, though they will argue otherwise, Big solar (along with Big Wind and the LePage…"
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CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION TAKES MAINE PUC TO MAINE SUPREME COURT

The Maine Conservation Law Foundation has sued the Maine PUC for allegedly approving a funding level of Efficiency Maine that is less than state law requires.  Efficiency Maine provides heating incentives for things like switching to natural gas.  Hmmm! What could Maine CLF's motivation be?  Could it possibly be that Kurt Adams, former VP at First Wind, is now at Summit Natural Gas and Alison Beyea, his partner, is Executive Director of Maine CLF - Cheaper to get a not for profit to do it for…See More
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Let the Propaganda begin.................

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on July 28, 2016 at 12:02pm

Results of New England Clean Energy RFP delayed

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2016 at 11:00am

Wind power strengthens Maine’s communities

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on July 23, 2016 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

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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