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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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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"Bureaucrats wasting taxpayers money while lining their pockets and their pals!"
9 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"School Students Playing with Floating Wind Turbines http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/deep-water-floating-offshore-wind-turbines-in-maine   The main objective with floating wind turbines is to isolate the wind turbine from…"
16 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"First Commercial Floating Wind Turbine Plant in Scotland   Hywind Scotland project is the world's first commercial wind turbine plant using floating wind turbines.   It is located 29 km (EIGHTEEN MILES)…"
16 hours ago
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"Gov. Mills is moving quickly to achieve her renewable goals. Spent three days in Washington County working with residents of Columbia trying to oppose the Downeast Wind (30 turbines) project. Had a brief chat with the developer's rep Paul…"
18 hours ago
Bob Stone commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"Equipment is equipment.  She can look at pictures of that stuff.  What about numbers?  What did it cost to build each project.  What does it cost to operate each project.  How much electricity is actually produced?  How…"
19 hours ago
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"Mills will spent all the money she can to raise  taxes for her "GREEN DUMB  DREAM". What the hell, it is YOUR tax  money she will be attempting to confiscate.(Subsidies)."
19 hours ago
Dan McKay posted a blog post

Renewable Energy versus Reliable Energy.

     The Conflict : Renewable Energy versus Reliable Energy.     The Resolution : States will unilaterally develop their own energy profiles and reject regional grid co-operation. We see it in the NECEC argument over providing Massachusetts power delivered through the Maine woods. We see it in Connecticut,  whose ratepayers are paying premiums to keep a nuclear plant operating. We see it in the regional grid operator forcing all New England ratepayers to pay extra  to a  natural gas plant in…See More
Friday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Cost of boosting renewable energy mandate gives senators pause
""But the bill’s call to double – from 10 percent to 20 percent – the amount of renewable energy that utilities would have to purchase from new Vermont sources like solar seemed to be a bridge too far for some…"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Cost of boosting renewable energy mandate gives senators pause
""It makes more sense for the state to increase its renewable energy capacity than merely to buy more green energy from out of state, said Ben Edgerly Walsh, director of the climate and energy program at the Vermont Public Interest Research…"
Thursday
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Cost of boosting renewable energy mandate gives senators pause
"At what point will the good citizens of the Northeast realize that "THe Green SCheme" was not designed to benefit them. THe Green Scheme is designed to benefit the elitists who designed it w/o the consent of the public.  Is that time…"
Thursday
Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

President Donald Trump: "Wind Turbines Make You Sick"

New England wind turbine noise described as torture continues.28 turbines in Mars Hill, Maine began spinning late in 2006. The neighbors described hearing a “phfoop … phfoop … phfoop” noise when the first windmill was turned on. Noise issues were taken to town officials in January 2007. In 2007 residents asked what will the long-term effects of exposure to the windmills…See More
Tuesday
Stephen Littlefield shared Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post on Facebook
Feb 16
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Laurie Nichols Kelly: Maine’s Finest Lakes Study Includes Area Targeted with Wind Turbines
"Well, I have to say that I'm opposed to industrial wind energy wherever they cement those useless things.  They are not environmentally friendly. Not so very long ago, people went to meetings (I attended one such meeting in Rangely) and…"
Feb 16
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Laurie Nichols Kelly: Maine’s Finest Lakes Study Includes Area Targeted with Wind Turbines
"The ever increasing destruction of the most scenic areas of the state, brought to you from the party of corruption! As Mills, Gideon, Jackson and the rest of the party ignores the tourist business in the the state and support the out of state and…"
Feb 16
Stephen Littlefield shared Long Islander's blog post on Facebook
Feb 16
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Laurie Nichols Kelly: Maine’s Finest Lakes Study Includes Area Targeted with Wind Turbines
"My comment to Laurie: To Laurie Nichols Kelly;You don't seem to understand the system here now in Maine since the state has been totally taken over by the Democrats and we have a Governor that is more interested in "Green Energy" that…"
Feb 16

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Latest Blog Coverage

 

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Renewable Energy versus Reliable Energy.

Posted by Dan McKay on February 21, 2020 at 9:01am

President Donald Trump: "Wind Turbines Make You Sick"

Posted by Frank Haggerty on February 18, 2020 at 10:28am

Conservation groups committing charity fraud

Posted by Jim Wiegand on February 13, 2020 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Renewable Power Theatre of the Absurd

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 12, 2020 at 6:00am

Wind Turbine Safety Setbacks Now Exceeding 3000 Feet

Posted by Frank Haggerty on February 10, 2020 at 8:46am

Hans Ohanian: Carbon myopia in Montpelier

Posted by Dan McKay on February 8, 2020 at 8:37am — 4 Comments

Wind Turbine Safety Setbacks

Posted by Long Islander on February 7, 2020 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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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    Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

    Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

    "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."

    https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

     

    Maine as Third World Country:

    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

    ******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

    (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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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