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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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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast

Something New May Be RisingOff California CoastCalifornia would not be the first place to develop floating wind turbines in the United States. The University of Maine, with $40 million from the Department of Energy, designed its own floating wind platform and produced a test version that it plans to develop as a commercial project to power 8,000 to 14,000 homes by 2021.► …See More
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"Like it or not, Maine is a stakeholder in a regional electric network that includes all six New England States. By consumption, Maine represents 8% of total New England electrical usage. This regional network ( ISO-NE ) is tasked with the…"
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World Health Organisation-Wind Turbines Cause Health Problems

World Health Organisation: Wind turbines can cause health problems if they result in people being exposed to excessive noise levels, according to new guidelines for Europe that the World Health Organisationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5oN3BzIkeUCredit : Madison WilliamsPublished on Oct 9, 2018SUBSCRIBE 368Wind…See More
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"The three groups that issued this report are all wet, and apparently wishing to return us to the Stone Age. OK, so let's allow that NRCM, The Wind Lobby, and Sierra actually might be accurate in saying that the power line will NOT reduce…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"If wind developers  and pro - corporate wind  enviro-groups like NRCM oppose it, should anti-wind groups support it? We know their AC wind generators would need to invert at high cost to utilize it, so the question: A potential new…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"A potential new corridor for wind expansion in western Maine, or a mechanism to potentially slow down wind development based on the reality of pricing?"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP to bury proposed transmission line under Kennebec Gorge
"Mills has released a climate plan that includes setting a goal of reducing pollution by 80 percent by 2030, and said she would focus on “prevention and mitigation. Hayes said Maine must use “tax policy to herd behavior in the…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line
"Archives at this location go back as far as Deliberations in June of 2016 http://puc-rss.maine.gov/userportal/#/home/channel/5747c139e4b0f2bb... There are no fancy images with the titles, but they can be sorted through if you need past archived…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line
"Archives at this location go back as far as Deliberations in June of 2016 http://puc-rss.maine.gov/userportal/#/home/channel/5747c139e4b0f2bbb389d56d There are no fancy images with the titles, but they can be sorted through if you need past archived…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Public can weigh in on CMP hydropower project tonight at 5PM in Hallowell
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Public can weigh in on CMP hydropower project tonight at 5PM in Hallowell
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine likely to get hit this winter with huge energy cost spikes thanks to environmental activists
"Is it the time for more businesses and residents to leave the energy brainless state perhaps, and leave it to the Groupthink Greenwashed of Portland and Augusta to pay for their renewable ideology?"
Wednesday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine likely to get hit this winter with huge energy cost spikes thanks to environmental activists
"Well, that probably means our elite legislators will bilk the electric customers with even more surcharges to promote subsidizing heat pumps that work poorly below 10 degrees outside temperature and eat up more electricity to even further bilk the…"
Wednesday
Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind advocate Maine Audubon lectures about the importance of dark skies
"STILL  NOt a SINGLE WORD FROM MAINE AUDUBON about the BIRD STRIKES/KILLS  around the and from the WIND  TURBINE BLADES! IN ADDITION NOT A WORD FROM MAINE AUDUBON ABOUT the  SOUND  OF the wind turbine BLades generated while…"
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Something New May Be Rising Off California Coast

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on October 20, 2018 at 11:30am

John Stossel - How Fossil Fuels Help Us

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 15, 2018 at 10:33pm

TESLA MODEL 3 LONG-TERM ROAD TEST by EDMUNDS

Posted by Willem Post on October 14, 2018 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Another turbine fire!

Posted by John F. Hussey on October 12, 2018 at 2:04pm

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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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.

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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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