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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"Almost minute by minute fluctuations in output are critical variables, since power grid operators are having trouble--$$$ in absorbing surges and filling drops with on demand sources.  The New England grid is unable to forecast wind energy; and…"
5 hours ago
Jim Wiegand commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"I have seen charts where the wind output drops by 2/3 for a month or two in CA each year. If you find important charts or good references, make sure you copy them so they do not disappear. I have had this happen. Also keep in mind that you still do…"
6 hours ago
Kathy Sherman commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"I am glad you are doing this. I think someone from Ontario did do some seasonal analyses. As indicated, I have been most interested in the within day variance because if it goes from 100 to 0 in 60 minutes, i.e., is not forecastable, its pretty…"
6 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"Kathy, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FIND! I am just digging into the details for 25 wind farms now, amazing hourly detail on output vs. capacity; with hourly time sensitive graphs.  Data is produced daily and monthly. I think we can even match an Ontario…"
7 hours ago
Jim Wiegand commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"As far as being a Whistleblower do not hold your breath. This program is an illusion created for suckers.                                                                                                   …"
8 hours ago
Mike DiCenso commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post Enron and National Audubon working together
"Jim, that is a good find! I think Enron is alive and well even now. We will never know the extent with all the shell games and paper shuffling that has become par for the wind cabal."
8 hours ago
Gary Campbell commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"Anyone can blow the whistle and profit from it! If anyone can provide solid documentation if an agency ,corporation or individual cheating the Federal govt out of money, he can profit from sharing it. Whistleblowers are protected and they will…"
9 hours ago
Martha thacker and Kathy Sherman are now friends
11 hours ago
Jim Wiegand commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"If the public knew the actual outputs of the projects their golden goose would be dead."
19 hours ago
Jim Wiegand commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post BIG Brother speaks to the people
"The gag orders for government employees were written up for and established into law by the Interior Department. The gag orders for the industry are their own written up by lawyers."
19 hours ago
Kathy Sherman commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"Penny, I think that the closest to real-time data for wind generation comes from Ontario - hourly data for all classes of generator and by facility https://www.sygration.com/gendata/today.html Right now wind is way down (nameplate capacity is by…"
22 hours ago
Mike DiCenso commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post BIG Brother speaks to the people
"Penny...there have been tourism meetings lately, I wonder if they are ready to recognize that wind turbines will hurt Maine's tourism industry? I see also that the National Park promoters have a couple hundred businesses lined up to support the…"
yesterday
Mike DiCenso commented on Nikki Fox's blog post More political issues in Orland
"The guy says "we are 7 mature adults" and should not be questioned. HAH! Look how many legislators are adults and mature and let the expedited wind law slip by them."
yesterday
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Future Transmission Upgrades For Wind Will Need PUC Approval
"There  really is not much sense in keeping wind-resourced energy as the only Maine renewable allowed to exceed the 100 megawatt limit. The total megawatts of wind plants in operation, under construction and with environmental and/or…"
yesterday
Penny Gray commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post New facts about rigging data for excessive wind energy Tax credit's part 3
"The fact that the wind industry doesn't brag about their power production here in Maine speaks loudly to the fact there is nothing to brag about.  They hide turbine fires, calling them oil spills, won't divulge production figures and…"
yesterday
Penny Gray commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post BIG Brother speaks to the people
"Apparently even the gag order wasn't enough or the 30 year "take" permits to allow the killing of bald and golden eagles wouldn't have been necessary.  Too many non-gvmt controlled people are taking notice of the slaughter."
yesterday

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Enron and National Audubon working together

Posted by Jim Wiegand on March 26, 2015 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

BIG Brother speaks to the people

Posted by Jim Wiegand on March 25, 2015 at 1:09pm — 7 Comments

More political issues in Orland

Posted by Nikki Fox on March 24, 2015 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Two Products, Two Contracts, Ratepayers Beware.

Posted by Dan McKay on March 24, 2015 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Credible Leadership, Please Step Forward, NOW!

Posted by Donald Moore on March 23, 2015 at 4:45pm — 23 Comments

Renewable, or Recoverable Energy

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on March 22, 2015 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Lies on the US Department of Energy Web site

Posted by Jim Wiegand on March 22, 2015 at 12:15pm — 2 Comments

Wind Timeline Costs

Posted by Dan McKay on March 22, 2015 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

A Troubling Document

Posted by Long Islander on March 22, 2015 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

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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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.

The voice of 28,600 dead eagles 1 Reply

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 Jim Wiegand Aug 16, 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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