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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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Massachusetts Politicians Ignore Puerto Rico Wind Turbine Damage

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Paul Ackerman commented on Eskutassis's blog post Wind and water: Powering our past, and future
"I agree wholeheartedly! It is astonishing to read such total bunk being published by the media outlets as if it is gospel truth! They just keep doubling down on their lies about the 'perfect world' aspect of industrial wind. The offshore…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post CONFRONTING MAINE AUDUBON reps. at Common Ground's environmental tent.
"As CMP lost control of a local town presentation, they get flustered at times and make statements they know to be true but would generally be unwilling to state. Record these public events, at least in audio, preferably in video. Then publish it,…"
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"Money corrupts.  Lots of money corrupts absolutely.  You're right, Frank, it's face to face in a public place.  That puts them on the spot."
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Eskutassis commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico 'decapitated'
"When these behemoths, the size of a 747 standing on its tail, are installed floating in the gulf of Maine, I wonder how many will look like these in Puerto Rico when a big winter northeaster like the one that sunk the Andrea Gail come through. That…"
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Robert Powers commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico 'decapitated'
"Many of the investors are "funds" like the "Oppenheimer Fund"...etc...plus a large number of foreign investors as well, plus stock holders in a variety of energy companies...these are NOT insured like mortgaged  loans,…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico 'decapitated'
"We gave them their seed money for their folly. It is their responsibility to take care of our investments. Since they did not have cash in hand, one would assume that any lending agency or bank would require full insurance like a home loan or…"
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Robert Powers commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico 'decapitated'
"...and I wonder who will pay for the re-building of the wind projects????  The investors?   No...it will be the tax payers...being a U.S. Territory...but the original company and the wind investors should take full responsibility...I do…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico 'decapitated'
"This is more evidence about the need of decentralized power production. Independent energy production is vital for remote locations where transmission must extend for miles. This goes back to the saying of not putting all of the eggs in one basket.…"
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post CONFRONTING MAINE AUDUBON reps. at Common Ground's environmental tent.
"My point is that 'letter writing' isn't as effective as face to face confrontation of their outreach staff at an event in front of others. Waving the evidence in their face gets the job done; esp. if it is undeniable facts.…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post CONFRONTING MAINE AUDUBON reps. at Common Ground's environmental tent.
"NRCM, Maine Audubon, Maine Futures Land Trust, Maine Sierra Club, and the list goes on. They are betraying Maine, by not living up to their stated purposes. They work for Profit through your donations, with the profit being their paid salaried…"
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Penny Gray commented on Frank J. Heller, MPA's blog post CONFRONTING MAINE AUDUBON reps. at Common Ground's environmental tent.
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"[8th grade science.] Only 56% of the suns energy ever hits the earth. If all were converted to wind energy, only 59% of that could be captured which = 33% of all the suns energy.  So, given they only operate on average 25% of the time, that…"
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Wind and water: Powering our past, and future

Posted by Eskutassis on September 25, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Wind Turbines in Puerto Rico 'decapitated'

Posted by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 23, 2017 at 10:44am — 6 Comments

New Scare Study! Beware . . . Peddling The Scam

Posted by Eskutassis on September 23, 2017 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

Massachusetts Wind Turbines: A Trail of Bloody Tears

Posted by Frank Haggerty on September 22, 2017 at 7:20am

HERE'S A GOOD ONE FOR YA!

Posted by Eskutassis on September 21, 2017 at 10:23pm

U Maine Tells us of New arguments for clean energy

Posted by Eskutassis on September 18, 2017 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Climate refugees could see safety in Maine ?

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on September 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 6 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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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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