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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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Jim Wiegand commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post The Bingham Project as of June 18th 2016
"This will be a Bald Eagle and raptor slaughtering project. Hopefully the day will come when the  citizens of Maine will tear every one of these disgusting turbines down."
6 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post The Bingham Project as of June 18th 2016
"Welcome......... Gary & All.........  I would like to remake this, with some narrations if anyone is up to the task....... about past, current and future FACTS........ :)  Maybe by the time some of these start twirling for show...."
6 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Woodstock board signs letter of support for wind ordinance petition
"Yes it is also an issue for neighboring communities, as to their quality of life as scenery does play an important part as to the desirability of location, whether to settle or to vacation. Seeing the Turbines on the Horizon of the Bingham Project…"
6 hours ago
Gary Campbell commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post The Bingham Project as of June 18th 2016
"Great work, Eric. Thanks."
6 hours ago
Gary Campbell commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Woodstock board signs letter of support for wind ordinance petition
"Good for Woodstock!  I hope they impress on LUPC and DEP that they are opposing turbines in Milton based on their own firsthand experience with turbines and the destruction they cause to the landscape, to the local economy and to the…"
7 hours ago
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The Bingham Project as of June 18th 2016

The Bingham Project June 2016► 302 Images of the Day ◄Photos & Video for CTFWP or its members Use Only without authorizationSee More
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Buyer emerges for bankrupt SunEdison’s massive Aroostook wind project
"The Bingham Project June 2016 "
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Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

Woodstock board signs letter of support for wind ordinance petition

Woodstock board signs letter of support for wind ordinance petitionOxford Hills | Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:51 pmWOODSTOCK — The Board of Selectmen voted Tuesday evening to sign a letter of support asking the Maine Land Use Planning Commission in Bangor to remove Milton Township from the state's expedited permitting area for wind energy development. The letter stated the town made the request "for several reasons, foremost of which is our obligation to the citizens of Woodstock who, because…See More
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Pineo Girl commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm .....
"Ah Yes!  Operative words -  Contingent upon ISO New England selecting Maine renewable energy proposal!"
Thursday
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post TerraForm Power, Inc., Chairman of the Board Ahmad Chatila (resigned) w/$7,707,079 package
Thursday
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm .....
"If this project has not been approved for completion, that is a mighty high price for just the "Right to Develop". I am wondering if this new owner has just bought a Pig in the Poke or if this project is a sure thing for development.…"
Thursday
Pineo Girl commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm .....
"Yep! Maine wind project right of ways for sale for cheap!  The king pine site winds up to be about $39,999 per turbine!"
Thursday
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm .....

SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm raises concerns in Somerset CountyMoosehead Lake's iconic Mt. Kineo rises in the Moosehead Lake area.    A 26-turbine wind farm has been planned by SunEdison in the Misery      Ridge area of Somerset County, near Moosehead Lake.The recent sale of a wind power development site in Aroostook County to out-of-state investors has an anti-wind…See More
Thursday
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

Luminant official: Wind energy enjoys competitive advantage

"Socialized Electricity ?"... Brad Watson, senior director of corporate communications for Dallas-based Luminant, said tax credits enable wind companies to sell their power at a loss onto the grid the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas operates. "The result is it drags the rest of the pricing down," Watson said recently. "It distorts the marketplace." ...Comment:    With Texas being a separate Grid System, even they have to give away energy from wind. So the profit is in the Production…See More
Jun 20
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

LETTER: Wind farms ruin quality of life

... There are only a couple of things you need to know about why wind towers are built in the first place: They don't run on wind, they run of tax subsidies. The records show when the production tax credit was not in effect in the past, construction of wind farms fell 93 percent. As Warren Buffet says, "That's the only reason to…See More
Jun 19
John Frary commented on Pineo Girl's blog post SO HERE IS WHAT WIND HAS REALLY COST US
"But these billions go into the pockets of people who love Gaia and work tirelessly to do her a bit of good, so what could be wrong?"
Jun 19

      - Margaret Mead

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The Bingham Project as of June 18th 2016

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 25, 2016 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

SunEdison sale of Aroostook wind farm .....

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 23, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

LETTER: Wind farms ruin quality of life

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 19, 2016 at 12:18pm

More lies

Posted by Jim Wiegand on June 18, 2016 at 12:00pm

Windpower Expedited Area Petitions:

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 17, 2016 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

SO HERE IS WHAT WIND HAS REALLY COST US

Posted by Pineo Girl on June 16, 2016 at 12:06pm — 5 Comments

$1.3 Billion Loan for SunEdison Inc

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 16, 2016 at 7:48am — 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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