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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 Long Islander's blog post Vineyard Wind says project at risk
"Long Islander, No permits means delays, means more money is needed to build, and energy cost/kWh will be higher. Also very expensive, specialized equipment/ships/cranes, owned by Europeans, have commitment schedules to other projects in the…"
1 hour ago
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power angling for new handouts as PTC is set to expire (From Council on Foreign Relations)
"NO MORE TAX giveaways for UNRELIABLE and Non-dispatchable WIND "power"!"
yesterday
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"The PUC and Gov. Mills are just getting started with the PUC issuing RFP's for renewable sources, With the SNE states going offshore, that former cash cow is evaporating. Mills is going to fulfill her newly upped RPS with domestic wind and…"
yesterday
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Willem Post's blog post The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"Frank, We need to distinguish between two phases. The article states after clearcut logging it takes about 90 to 100 years to become neutral regarding CO2. This phase should be called the forest repair phase. If on top of that the harvest would have…"
Wednesday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"It is renewable, if you renew it to make up for the loss of mature trees. Offsets don't seem to be on Bowdoin's agenda, despite the 8,000 acres(??) in the Bowdoin land grant and vacant parking lots and lawn. They could set an example but…"
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"Frank, Logging operations cause the underground biomass to die, deteriorate and disappear. That process releases CO2 in large quantities, according to recent studies. NOTE: On hilly land, like New England, logging also causes erosion of topsoil into…"
Tuesday
mm domach commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"One drill site clear cuts 10-20 acres, scrapes off the top soil, and replaces surface with construction stone.  Then, truck in thumpers, rigs, 5,000,000 to 20,000,000 gallons of water (calculate the trips for millions), chemical additives to…"
Tuesday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"This was a major clear cut for the hockey stadium; plenty of smaller ones"
Tuesday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"BOWDOIN's GREEN FIST...photos of their clear cuts not replaced with comparable forest habitat as far as I know. Tremendous loss of CO2 conversion and carbon storage."
Tuesday
Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

Capitalism as Seen by the Left: “The Age of Enron”

By Robert Bradley Jr. -- July 16, 2019“Add [to rent-seeking] the company’s rank imprudence and strategic deceit (what I labeled philosophic fraud), and a new term had to be invented to describe that which true capitalist luminaries from Adam Smith forward warned against: the contra-capitalist corporation.”For many years now, as a poor man’s Robert Caro, I have labored to demonstrate that the worldview-testing event called Enron was Exhibit A of crony capitalism and Progressivism, not…See More
Tuesday
DarrylMueller left a comment for Willem Post
"It funny that they need 10 cents a kw to be solvent. Going back to Livermore windmills in 1983-5 wholesale coal by wire was like 1/4 cent per kw and wind power got .10 per kw as a subsidy. After all these years people are so stupid and gullible! .10…"
Tuesday
Kenneth Capron commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Journalism’s Contribution to the Rise of Climate Alarm
"https://vimeo.com/140713758The new Nuclear power plant from General Atomic."
Tuesday
Willem Post posted a blog post

CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING

A nearby farm in Hartford, Vermont has 200 acres of open fields, plus 700 acres of woodland. During a recent logging operation, the trunks of the high quality healthy trees were set aside and cut to 8.5, 10.5 and 12.5 ft lengths, for transport to lumber mills, and the less valuable material, such as tops of trees and branches, misshapen trees, standing dead trees, sickly trees, etc., were gathered and piled up for chipping. The less valuable material is fed into very large chippers. It is a…See More
Monday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"It does seem as though we're moving in reverse, faster and faster.  Regressive speeding could prove to be very dangerous."
Monday
Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

Journalism’s Contribution to the Rise of Climate Alarm

Guest Opinion by H. Sterling BurnettAs respect for journalists and their trustworthiness declines, mainstream media outlets, both print and television, are losing readers, subscribers, and viewers. By any measure, journalists aren’t trusted. In public opinion polls, the only professions consistently falling below journalists on their trustworthiness or ethical standards are politicians and used-car salespeople.This doesn’t surprise me. For more than 20 years I’ve watched supposedly respected…See More
Monday

      - Margaret Mead

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Vineyard Wind says project at risk

Posted by Long Islander on July 18, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

How trees could save the climate

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 5, 2019 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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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