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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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Deborah Andrew commented on DarrylMueller's blog post 25% windmill mandate on all Calif. Farms along with solar mandate n housing!
"This is an enormous tragedy in the making ... not only for the birds ... the significant environmental harm caused by the mining, manufacture, transport, installation, repair and replacement of both Industrial Wind Turbines & Solar panels is…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Lies, damned lies, statistics and green special interest propaganda
"Damn, how did we reach our environmental green goals before we reached our cash green goals. Gotta get out there and beat on the drum for more green stuff. Damn, I hope people are as stupid now as they were more when King Angus and…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects
"Fake energy like wind just is not worth it.Dense energy always rules.You can't t defy mother Physics and father Thermodynamics"
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Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

Lies, damned lies, statistics and green special interest propaganda

PPH View: Regional climate initiative is victim of its own success If regulators don't lower the carbon cap, Maine will miss out on the benefits of efficiency projects.http://www.pressherald.com/2017/07/25/our-view-regional-climate-compact-victim-of-its-own-success/See More
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Deborah Andrew commented on Eskutassis's blog post 100 percent renewable energy: 100 percent possible, 100 percent happening.
"Here's some of the facts those who sell & promote solar insist are either uninformed, flat wrong or cherry picked:  unfortunately, they are thoroughly and well-researched. SOLAR ARRAYS   Note:  Due to the challenge of…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Eskutassis's blog post The Totalitarianism of the Environmentalists
"Anyone else catch the PBS news item last night about the implementation of the plan to save Venice from the rising seas? Even the PBS had to include the information that the billions of euro project had been hugely corrupt and profit making for…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects
"Mary Kay - you go girl."
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Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects
"As Bonnie Brady, the fiery executive director of the Long Island Commercial Fishing Association told me recently, “Destroying one environment in the name of trying to protect another environment makes no sense at all.”"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects
"Sounds like the way it should have been but glad it is catching up!"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects
"Wow! I have to say the comment section of this article is flooded with shills and cronies from the "Renewable" industry. The only sane comments come from Mary Kay Barton. The Lazard data is entirely phony, and that is what the windies are…"
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TESLA POWERWALL 2.0 FOR ENERGY STORAGE AND DEMAND REDUCTION

Tesla markets a wall-hung, 14 kWh Powerwall 2.0 battery unit, with lithium-ion cells made by Panasonic. The unit is designed for daily charging and discharging. The turnkey cost = $6,200, factory FOB + S & H + Contractor markup of about 10 percent + Misc. hardware + Installation by 2 electricians, say 16 hours @ $60/h = $8,200, or $586/kWh of battery capacity. This is a Tesla estimate, which likely would be higher, depending on customer site conditions. Tesla offers a 10-y warrantee for…See More
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25% windmill mandate on all Calif. Farms along with solar mandate n housing!

As business and workers leave the welfare state isn't going to get a little crazy for those that stay including raptors. With Sacramento new mandate for windmills all raptors will see decrease in population density in the name of the religion of renewables. Livermore's Altamont Pass windmill's was the raptors Waterloo. This should be a lesson for Audubon and ABC bird groups and they get the blame for not helping stop it now open the fluid gates!…See More
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Tourism and Property Values: Maryland Bans Wind Turbines Within 24 Miles of Shore
"Could Maine get a similar amendment passed by the House Appropriations Committee if our politicians went to bat for Maine instead of the wind developers?"
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Wind turbines make bat lungs explode

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on July 22, 2017 at 2:20pm

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The Totalitarianism of the Environmentalists

Posted by Eskutassis on July 21, 2017 at 3:00pm — 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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