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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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Penny Gray commented on John F. Hussey's blog post Turbine fire Schuylkill NY State last night!
"There's fire on the ground underneath it.  This is going to happen in Maine, too.  In dry windy conditions, many thousands of acres could be burned in a wildfire."
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Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post Failed: Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations, Blades and Cables
"A very good comment by Mr. Heller was inadvertently deleted by myself.  I’m sorry, Mr. Heller.  Please repost if you’re so inclined.  "
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Failed: Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations, Blades and Cables

FAILED:  Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations, Blades and CablesIf Cape Wind was constructed as 130 Siemens 3.6 MW turbines, it would have failed.  Offshore wind blades, monopole foundations, and cables have failed featuring Cape Wind specifications, (130) Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines. The US has adopted the European monopole standard foundation design code (J101).  Borrowing from oil and gas industries technology, they failed to incorporate wave and other critical load factors!  OFFSHORE WIND…See More
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge
"Outnumbered and without supporting evidence or facts to back up its globalist, anti-American rhetoric, the left relies entirely on the full support of the media.  Today, the media in the United States are not objective seekers and…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge

Will newspapers go mercenary and sell their reporting and opinion to the highest bidder? Is this already happening? Has the wind industry already figured this out?A group of journalists protesting outside the offices of a New York City hedge fund recently shined a light on a little-known fact about the state of the local American newspaper: Behind the scenes, financial firms often hold all the cards.…See More
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Frank J. Heller, MPA posted a blog post

Oppressing Dylan Vorhee's environmental hypocrisy and untruths

Tapping into the proposed energy corridor is, as I understand it, a negotiable item---which I strongly support.Dylan raises other issues, several based on nonfactual assumptions:"Dylan: NRCM has long supported wind farms in Maine, all of which resulted in clear cutting thousands of acres of mature forest and, in turn, violating the Copenhagen recommendation to reforest the    earth and convert CO2 into oxygen, water, and stored carbon. Wind Farm transmission line corridors did exactly the…See More
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post Time to modify proposed amendments to Chapter 382, Wind Energy Act Standards
"Letter to Dylan Vorhees on his petition to stop the effort to import hydropower from Quebec. " Dylan:   NRCM has long supported wind farms in Maine, all of which resulted in clear cutting thousands of acres of mature forest and, in turn,…"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Dark Skies: Advocates push Maine as astrotourism destination Maine Sunday Telegram)
"I have been talking about this since my OpEd in the BDN in 2010. Until you have been in a Bortle 1 sky as I have both here at my camp and in the Sonoran Desert, adding just one flashing light is terribly distractive, but when there are ten or even…"
Monday
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Tux Turkel: Cold snap tested reliability of region’s power grid and arguments against fossil fuels
"OK. A few things that have NOT been mentioned at all in this article. While the wind and solar people talk about their contribution being "competitive" with fossil fuels, especially piped in gas, they neglect to tell you anything about the…"
Monday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Tux Turkel: Cold snap tested reliability of region’s power grid and arguments against fossil fuels
"The real culprit is the New England State Legislators who devised a system straight out of CLF and NRCM playbooks, followed by corporate favoritism straight out of their checkbooks. Clean house in November."
Monday
Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Dark Skies: Advocates push Maine as astrotourism destination Maine Sunday Telegram)
"Correction on the photo credit. I did not take that photo, Rainer Egle did. We did, however, make good use of it during the LURC and DEP hearings on the Bowers Mountain project. In fact, after seeing that image, LURC and DEP's scenic consultant…"
Sunday
Eskutassis posted a blog post

The World Meteorological Organization Predicts 2018 Will Be The WARMEST EVER!!

More non-scientific drivel from the far leftist WMO that says the last 5 years have each one been hotter than those before, and 2018 is going to set new records. We are in big trouble!!!!!!, IF you believe their lies. Our own weather charters, NOAA, fudged their data in 2015 to show a rise right before Obama went rough and signed the Paris Accord without Congressional approval. The good part of that was Trump was able to pull the plug just as easily. We here in America have done our part to…See More
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arthur qwenk commented on arthur qwenk's blog post Andrew Cuomo’s Wind Farm Won’t Fly Without Fracking
"Sounds familiar huh?"
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“GREEN” ENERGY, AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

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New Maine group: CMP Ratepayers Unite

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ROXWIND LLC UPDATE

Posted by Dan McKay on May 12, 2018 at 8:46am — 4 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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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.

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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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