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Monique Aniel Thurston commented on Brad Blake's blog post Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine
"  Agree with you John Frary . Ignoring the facts that are thrown at Mainers' s  faces every time a project is coming online .....can only go so far .  . "
1 hour ago
Monique Aniel Thurston commented on Brad Blake's blog post Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine
"Thank you to the Ellsworth American !!!! The scandal which is wind power in Maine has reached a level of disgrace that a commission comprised of citizens, DEP, LUPC, PUC commissioners,  legislators, Governor representatives, MUST…"
1 hour ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Brad Blake's blog post Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine
"BTW that from Dunphy was in the comment section of the article, if you missed it."
3 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Brad Blake's blog post Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine
"They (EUT) are tired of this Onslaught also. Higgins, Dunphy and a few more probably. Now to get control of the PUC, which listens to the utility companies. We have already exceeded our first goal required by the Feds.... Time to put a chokehold…"
3 hours ago
John Frary commented on Brad Blake's blog post Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine
"The Ellsworth American is the state's best newspaper.  I've heard that it has been eating away at the BDN's advertisers.  We must hope that is annihilates it."
3 hours ago
Brad Blake posted a blog post

Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine

The Ellsworth American Newspaper clearly understands the issues regarding the proliferating wind scourge in Maine.  Its good they do, as the stretch of small mountains and ridges along Maine's remote Downeast Coastal region are targeted for heavy wind power development following theBull Hill project.  The problem is all this region consists of Unorganized Territories and tiny towns and plantations all enveloped by the heinous Expedited Wind Permitting Zone.Here is an excellent quote from this…See More
5 hours ago
Eskutassis's blog post was featured

ISO-NE Says Wind Power Drives Up Capacity Costs

And the Deception just keeps coming!  While Wind is supposed to be "free" for the taking, the enormous costs of building capacity in wind and solar will actually drive the price of conventional power up.  Right now we only have 1% of our needs fulfilled by wind and look where the prices are!  We are at the TOP OF THE LIST!Read about this from ISO itself at: …See More
20 hours ago
Pineo Girl commented on Gary Campbell's blog post LD 828 and voter statistics by Town
"Gary - Thanks for posting this!! It is much needed data for those UTs wanting to opt out of the expedited wind zone!"
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Kathy Sherman commented on Eskutassis's blog post Looks like Connecticut Doesn't Trust Iberdrola
"Note to pro-wind environmentalists in New England and New York: Iberdrola targeted the utility to get into the SHALE GAS business. Seems odd since the states served don't have fracked gas, so it must be that they want to get into the pipeline…"
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Kathy Sherman commented on Eskutassis's blog post Check Out: A Sad Day for Bingham. More devastation from SunEdison
"The contracts were actually with First Wind but I am sure the language was written so that ownership could 'evolve' since back then the First Wind-Emera deal was approved but under appeal. TerraForm seems to have so many parts that it is…"
yesterday
Gary Campbell posted a blog post

LD 828 and voter statistics by Town

Under LD 828, to remove your township, plantation or municipality from the Expedited Permitting Area, you must submit a petition to LUPC requesting it. It must be in a format provided by LUPC and include the signatures of at least 10% of the number of registered voters residing in the township, plantation, municipality or portion thereof that voted in the most recent gubernatorial election.To find out how many of your township's registered voters actually voted last November,…See More
Thursday
Mike DiCenso commented on Eskutassis's blog post Check Out: A Sad Day for Bingham. More devastation from SunEdison
"So the long term deals are with SunEdison or with Terraform? Is this ownership maze to confuse regulators or to make the situation a convoluted mess for potential legal action? More of the same Enron business model from the wind cabal. I wish LePage…"
Thursday
Brad Blake commented on Eskutassis's blog post Check Out: A Sad Day for Bingham. More devastation from SunEdison
"Vestas announced the sale of the V-112 turbine for Bingham, typically 492 ft tall from base to apex of the blade.  These will sit up on the high ridges, 600 to 1,000 feet above the valleys below.  From the Vestas announcement:"US…"
Thursday
Carole Boothroyd is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
Thursday
Pineo Girl posted a blog post

And We're Off!

I know we have already been paying for transmission upgrades!  But how are Bangor Hydro customers going to bear the brunt of this?https://bangordailynews.com/2015/06/30/business/power-bills-to-go-up-for-bangor-hydro-customers/See More
Wednesday
Penny Gray commented on Eskutassis's blog post Looks like Connecticut Doesn't Trust Iberdrola
"Does the US own energy companies and utilities in other countries?  Seems odd that we would sell our critical infrastructures, power and water, to foreign companies.  Energy security?  Really?"
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LD 828 and voter statistics by Town

Posted by Gary Campbell on July 2, 2015 at 10:39am — 1 Comment

And We're Off!

Posted by Pineo Girl on July 1, 2015 at 5:16pm

Looks like Connecticut Doesn't Trust Iberdrola

Posted by Eskutassis on July 1, 2015 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

UK Ending windsprawl proliferation

Posted by arthur qwenk on June 28, 2015 at 4:44pm — 4 Comments

E2Tech and Patricia Aho

Posted by alice mckay barnett on June 25, 2015 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Companies to Congress: Save the PTC

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 24, 2015 at 7:37pm — 4 Comments

Green Energy Steals from the Biosphere

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 24, 2015 at 2:17pm

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.

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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    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 (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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