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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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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post How "The Green New Deal" in New York is working. "Such a Deal" on its way to Maine as well.
"Here is an updated version of the PARTIAL CAPITAL COST OF THE GREEN NEW DEAL http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/partial-capital-cost-of-green-new-deal"
10 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post High Efficient Oil Furnaces As Cheap As Air Source Heat Pumps
"COMPARISON OF CO2 OF VARIOUS HEATING FURNACES     The AFUEs of various furnaces and CO2 per million Btu of delivered heat are shown on table 2. Wood has 2.53 times the CO2 emissions/kWh of natural gas Wood toxic pollutants/kWh are about…"
23 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Mills is bending over backwards to give the pro wind folks what they want and then some. All would be much less costly with gas fired, 60% efficient combined cycle gas turbine power plants. The cost of electricity would be much less and the CO2 per…"
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Willem Post commented on arthur qwenk's blog post How "The Green New Deal" in New York is working. "Such a Deal" on its way to Maine as well.
"Hi Robert, Thank you for this expose of malfeasance of New York. Its policies adversely affect NE gas supply. The stupidity of all this is beyond rational. Now the gas is instead shipped to Ohio, etc.,, so it gets burned anyway. Please see my…"
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Dan McKay posted a blog post

High Efficient Oil Furnaces As Cheap As Air Source Heat Pumps

Based on this week's prices, Mainers can estimate the cost of heating by using the table below. Prices between various heating fuels are listed, and these prices are converted to a common heating unit value (dollars per million Btu).Comparison of Heating Fuel Prices per Million Btu (February 4, 2019)Fuel Price (in dollars)Fuel Price (dollars per million Btu)Cord Wood ($275/cord)$12.50Wood Pellets ($268/ton)$16.24Natural Gas ($1.499-$2.127/therm)$14.99-$21.27Heating Oil…See More
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Part of settlement offer from CMP for the NECEC project : " Once the NECEC receives all State of Maine permits and approvals, NECEC LLC will contribute $1,000,000 to Maine Prime Technologies LLC at the University of Maine to fund research and…"
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arthur qwenk posted a blog post

How "The Green New Deal" in New York is working. "Such a Deal" on its way to Maine as well.

Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New DealThe state is dependent on imports even though it sits atop the abundant Marcellus Shale.By Robert Bryce,WSJ Feb. 15, 2019 6:13 p.m. ETThe combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—sometimes known as the “shale revolution”—has enabled Texas, Pennsylvania and other states to produce record quantities of natural gas, some of which is being frozen, loaded onto giant ships, and transported to customers in places like…See More
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Penny Gray commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post UN IPCC Scientist Blows Whistle on Lies About Climate, Sea Level
"Scientific research is all about formulating a theory and then trying to disprove it.  Only when it withstands the fiercest scrutiny is it allowed to remain a theory.  When did we stray so far from the scientific process?"
Friday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Not only was the UMPI turbine fire never reported, the media is still using shots of that turbine whirling away to promote how green and progressive Maine is.  I saw one of these shots on my mother's TV while downstate this past week.…"
Friday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"WIND AND SOLAR SUBSIDIES WOULD PROVIDE A BONANZA FOR WALL…"
Friday
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back
"Stephen, as Maine's wind turbines fail en masse becoming a fleet of non-functioning rusting hulks, today's fervent supporters of wind power who think they look great will see them as the grotesque out-of-scale, out-of-place robbery larceny…"
Thursday
Stephen Littlefield shared Long Islander's blog post on Facebook
Thursday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back
"Excellent points Willem Post, these useless windmills are a burden on all of Maine not just the ones that have to live under them! As these continue to increase in number the tourists will start to decrease in numbers. Those out of staters that own…"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back
"Maine, under Mills, is going off to the deep end. Floating wind turbines is a wealthy Norway project. Its energy cost/kWh would have been very high. Of course, with enough subsidies, stolen from the pockets of Maine people, even pigs can be made to…"
Thursday
Frank Haggerty shared their blog post on Facebook
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Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

Massachusetts Land Based Wind Turbine Corruption Set To Spread To Maine

Land-Based Wind Turbine Installations Have Ground To A Halt In Massachusetts Over Noise Shadow FlickerMassachusetts state agencies set sights on Maine to make wind turbine agenda of 2000 megawatts of wind turbine power by the year 2020 “It is abundantly clear that [NECEC] has been proposed solely to meet a Massachusetts policy goal; it has nothing to do with meeting the needs of Maine ratepayers, and the primary long-term benefits of the project will accrue to Hydro-Quebec and CMP…See More
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Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back

Posted by Long Islander on February 14, 2019 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Janet Mills warms up to CMP transmission project

Posted by Long Islander on February 12, 2019 at 7:35pm

PARTIAL CAPITAL COST OF GREEN NEW DEAL

Posted by Willem Post on February 10, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 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 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.

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    Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

    Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

    "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."

    https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

     

    Maine as Third World Country:

    CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

     

    Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

    Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

    ******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

    (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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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