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Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind Power Propagandist Clipped by Employer
"The following directives are taken from the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association 11/2/11 meeting materials. "Respond quickly to unfavorable articles by posting comments online, using the AWEA blog and twitter, and…"
23 hours ago
Marshall Rosenthal posted a blog post

The renewable energy fraud

No-one should have to be made to host harmful, destructive and useless renewable energy projects just because sweetheart deals have been worked out between land owners, local and state politicians, and the renewable energy cartel. No-one!See More
23 hours ago
Martha thacker commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind Power Propagandist Clipped by Employer
""“It is regarded as irrational, unprovoked criticism,” Reminds me of the band of bullies hired for comments online ...... BDN prior to Rollins being built. They were vicious and stupid. As far as I know , never censored.…"
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PPH - LePage considers two on his staff to fill PUC seats at pivotal time

Jeremy Payne declined to comment specifically on the potential nominees, noting that his trade group, which represents wind power, biomass and other generators, typically meets and questions PUC nominees.http://www.pressherald.com/2014/12/18/lepage-considers-two-on-his-staff-to-fill-puc-seats-at-pivotal-time/See More
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Vermont's Energy Credits Questioned, Renewable Program Likely To Change
"As I see it, Vermont law requires in-state utilities to purchase or own a certain amount of renewable electric generation for retail sales. Unlike other New England States, Vermont does not require the utilities to purchase…"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Gary Campbell's blog post FBI wants your help in targeting public corruption!
"Martha, This information I posted was sent in as part of my comments on the 30 year eagle killing permits. I never did contact the FBI. I put this out there to show readers how corrupt the Interior Department is. I made this information available to…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post New England's Wholesale Market Treatment of Wind Evolves as Penetration Increases
" Does the Maine PUC or the Maine Legislature have the sense to dispute the statement......................." spreading the costs across a broad base of customers benefiting from the public policies "  How does the broad base of…"
Tuesday
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post New England's Wholesale Market Treatment of Wind Evolves as Penetration Increases
"Pay particular attention to the statement   "Transmission facilities that are designated as serving public policy requirements through the transmission planning process could be funded through regional cost allocation. Such a cost…"
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Martha thacker commented on Dan McKay's blog post New England's Wholesale Market Treatment of Wind Evolves as Penetration Increases
""Most recent wind curtailments are due to local constraints." That reads in reality no transmission for New England by way of ME wind farms lower than Orrington.  Also a question that is coming straight from my mind and isn't…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post A good look at how electric markets are being destroyed by intermittent- sourced electricity
"When variable output generators like Wind push out reliable plants that require a minimum operating and production time delivering power to the grid to continue profitable existence, the current government policies will need to be changed or…"
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Dan McKay posted a blog post

New England's Wholesale Market Treatment of Wind Evolves as Penetration Increases

Date: 11/11/2013During 2013, ISO New England (ISO-NE), the region's independent system operator, continued to address a range of issues that impact wind power's access to and participation in the regional power market. These issues cover the integration of variable resources; the forward capacity market; bidding rules in ISO's energy market; and transmission congestion, planning, and cost allocation. Many of the topics are under active consideration, and depending on the outcome, they have the…See More
Tuesday
Martha thacker commented on Gary Campbell's blog post FBI wants your help in targeting public corruption!
"Jim, please contact the FBI again. A lot of unusual things have been happening in our govt. on the federal level. I am convinced much much more is on our future.Might be  a new sheriff in town. "
Tuesday
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Gary Campbell's blog post FBI wants your help in targeting public corruption!
"This was on TV2 news at about 6:10PM also. They sound like they are only interested in the small fish such as town officials. Not the Whales such as Corporations and upper Government officials."
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Jim Wiegand commented on Gary Campbell's blog post FBI wants your help in targeting public corruption!
"Speaking of Corruption and Investigations...........I sent this into the Interior Department on 9/22/14. If someone were interested, including the FBI, I would have been contacted.                                                                …"
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The renewable energy fraud

Posted by Marshall Rosenthal on December 20, 2014 at 11:47am

Wind Power Propagandist Clipped by Employer

Posted by Long Islander on December 20, 2014 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

FIRST WIND: Somerset County to decide on TIF

Posted by Long Islander on December 16, 2014 at 8:54pm

BDN: Wind Shills Touting "More Wind, Less Warming"

Posted by Long Islander on December 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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.

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.

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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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