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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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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Researcher fears bald eagles on decline
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Mary Kay Barton commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Researcher fears bald eagles on decline
"The question for Audubon is: What effort has been put into teasing out how many eagle deaths and loss of prime eagle habitats are attributable to the massive expansion of sprawling industrial wind factories across the nation?!? Morons."
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Researcher fears bald eagles on decline
"Certainly, Trees are on the Decline along with forestry jobs in Maine. "
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John F. Hussey commented on Eskutassis's blog post AWEA Blog has some really interesting "Fact Check" Lies we should all be aware of.
"They are playing a game of smoke and mirrors!    Present a "whiz bang" new concept, talk a great game with fluffed up numbers in their favor, con in a bunch of suckers, start build wind projects, run out of money, file for…"
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Robert Powers commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Researcher fears bald eagles on decline
"Don't worry and just wait...according to some lay iberal sources, they are already blaming this on "climate change"...to justify more and bigger wind & solar... And it is not just bald eagles...anything animal species and now…"
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Barbara Durkin commented on Eskutassis's blog post AWEA Blog has some really interesting "Fact Check" Lies we should all be aware of.
"It would be great to see the AWEA held accountable under the False Claims Act.   AWEA from 1997 mentions Brian Caffyn and IVPC, Enron Zond manufactured Searsburg Wind with state of the art turbines.  I’ll note FloWind was later…"
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In Germany there is one weather station that has be intact and unchanged for some 138 years.

Please READ!  "...In Germany there is one weather station that has be intact and unchanged for some 138 years.It has never been moved and never been corrupted by the urban heat island (UHI) effect. Moreover it has consistently used the same instrumentation and computation method over the entire period, thus making it rare indeed. Few station can boast having those instrumentation qualities.... Finally let’s not forget to thank the fathers of the St. Stephan Abbey for having recorded the…See More
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Central Maine Power to recoup part of storm costs from ratepayers
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site
"Those floating turbines should be located half a mile off Portland and the cable should be run the shortest distance possible to shore.  Generate all that free energy where it's needed and appreciated."
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2013 Government Oversight Committee on Wind

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 21, 2018 at 2:00pm

Maine's Coastal Views of the Future?

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 21, 2018 at 1:31pm

Researcher fears bald eagles on decline

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 21, 2018 at 11:07am — 4 Comments

An Out Of Sync Market ?

Posted by Dan McKay on January 20, 2018 at 7:08pm

MPBN Winds of Change - 2 parts

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 20, 2018 at 5:30pm

Turbine snaps in half

Posted by Long Islander on January 20, 2018 at 2:52pm — 5 Comments

Building more wind farms doesn’t make sense

Posted by Eskutassis on January 20, 2018 at 11:33am

Another one bites the dust!

Posted by John F. Hussey on January 19, 2018 at 4:46pm

West Virginia wind subsidy targeted for elimination

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on January 19, 2018 at 11:30am

Nothing to see here, folks, the lights have gone out.

Posted by Dan McKay on January 19, 2018 at 9:30am — 3 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.

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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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