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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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Massachusetts DEP Conflict of Interest Wind Turbine Contracts

Wind Turbine "Power Production Contracts" MassDEP Conflict Of InterestMassDEP Can No Longer Enforce Noise Regulation 310-CMR-7.10 and Project Regulatory Agreements Demanding Power Production From Wind Turbines Falmouth Massachusetts USA …See More
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NATURAL GAS IS GOOD FOR US AND NEW ENGLAND ECONOMY

US natural gas production has been steadily increasing from about 20,256 billion cubic feet in 2008 (consumption 23,277 bcf, less imports 3,021 bcf) to about 23,986 bcf in 2012 (consumption 25,502 bcf, less imports 1,516 bcf). In 2012, production was about 40% from shale, and the rest from tight gas, and other sources. The shale share is projected to grow to 43% and 60% by 2015 and 2035, respectively. Natural gas is good for the US economy because it: - Is domestic (energy security) - Is…See More
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Al Gore's Tentacles in Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters?
"It is no surprise that the environmental left has burrowed into the "Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters". One of the persons who led the effort to create the monument was David Farmer, the deputy chief of staff for former Gov John…"
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FERC’S QUORUM, INFRASTRUCTURE AND NATURAL GAS EXPORTS

Congratulations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regained its quorum last week with Senate confirmations of Rob Powelson and Neil Chatterjee. Meanwhile, the White House officially nominated Kevin McIntyre and Richard Glick for FERC positions last week. If confirmed, they’ll fill out the five-member panel – four new commissioners joining Cheryl LaFleur, who has been FERC’s lone member for a…See More
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Deborah Andrew commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Al Gore's Tentacles in Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters?
"Having received at least three email pr pieces about Gore's latest film ... and responding by sending list of reasons why Industrial Wind turbines are not a viable/sustainable alternative directly to Gore at Generation Investment Mgmt. (the…"
17 hours ago
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?
"Where is Governor LePage on all of this? Maine is about to get slammed like never before. We won't be able to say we didn't see this disaster coming. In no way shape or form is Maine ready to properly sort through the coming invasion…"
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Christopher A King commented on Long Islander's blog post What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?
"Allow me to correct some misinformation in the above article. (I am not taking issue with anyone quoted. It's easy to be misquoted in the press.)First, Johnson Mountain, Chase Stream, and Misery Townships are just west—not east—of…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?
"The Wind portion may still travel to Pittsfield from the NW and NE but lastest reading on the MEGA Hydro from Quebec seems to be going by way of Jay to Lewiston. "
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post For Immediate Release - Moosehead Region Futures Committee
"Send this link to your Maine representatives and senate members. This project "if allowed" has vast future implications for Maine. Surely they can afford one day of their summer before they blindly commit the state to further colonization…"
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Penny Gray commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post For Immediate Release - Moosehead Region Futures Committee
"The governor should attend, and all the legislators.  Every last one of them."
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Jim Lutz commented on Jim Lutz's blog post Vermont is Listed as the State With Highest "Renewable" Portfolio
"Willem, I agree to some extent. But here is the thing about that. We would need new transmission for Canadian Hydro. There is already transmission in place along our rivers from existing plants and former plants. They could be hooked up with little…"
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Willem Post commented on Jim Lutz's blog post Vermont is Listed as the State With Highest "Renewable" Portfolio
"Jim, A much less costly approach would be to maximize hydro from Canada. The price would be about 6 to 7 c/kWh, plus 1c/kWh for transmission., for steady, 24/7/365, near-CO2-free, clean energy. Th"
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Jim Lutz posted a blog post

Vermont is Listed as the State With Highest "Renewable" Portfolio

Our friends at AOL business just published a list with all 50 (or is it 57) states and how they stack up as far as "renewables" are concerned. Vermont is # 1 and Maine is # 5. Interesting, however, is the fact that all the top 10 list HYDRO as the reason they are renewable winners. The ones touting wind and solar are in places where there is little running water and are much further down the list. I think we are missing a huge opportunity to take Maine back to a state where hydro powered…See More
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Eric Tuttle: Some Ideas come to mind and can be made legal but for the Criminal Elements from within and those that surround us
"Massachusetts Needs to Re-learn Conservation Efficiency Prioritize Sharing Rationing - Going Without - Maine is NOT your Plantation!"
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Laura W Donnellan shared Frank Haggerty's blog post on Facebook
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BDN Letter To The Editor

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Cronyism ruled Obama's Energy Department

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PPH at it Again - - - Shilling Renewable Only

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Negative Pricing Scheme?

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Is There Really A Western Mass Energy Crisis?

Posted by Eskutassis on August 8, 2017 at 1:10pm

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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