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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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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainebiz Wind Article Completely Ignores the Countless Negatives of Wind Power
"Williamson has unfounded arrogance to complain against a law that hands the wind thieves easy permits for the ruination of our beautiful state's natural and scenic resources.  Subjective?  We citizens have never been able to prevail…"
3 hours ago
Paula D Kelso commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Wind Power’s Future in U.S. Could Be Thwarted by Grassroots Opposition
"So many important statistics and factual information in the source article on subsidies, renewable projections, goals and realities. Good read."
6 hours ago
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainebiz Wind Article Completely Ignores the Countless Negatives of Wind Power
""When we talk about support from the state government, we're not looking for subsidies or financial support," Williamson says. "We're specifically looking for that ability to permit projects and solve problems in a…"
6 hours ago
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

Wind Power’s Future in U.S. Could Be Thwarted by Grassroots Opposition

There May be HOPE !Wind Power’s Future in U.S. Could Be Thwarted by Grassroots OppositionThe luster is coming off wind power as an economically viable, environmentally friendly, community-friendly source of America’s energy future—and for some very good reasons. To start, rural residents across America are increasingly rejecting…See More
17 hours ago
Jim Wiegand posted a blog post

Gravitational pull from from wind turbine towers

This site is sorta like the show "America's Most Wanted" because it keeps a spotlight on criminal dirtbags.Now to the story..........A number of studies have been conducted on the subject of wind turbine blade or blade fragment throw.Blade or Blade Fragment Throw......... Blade throw—the loss of a blade due to hub failure—is an uncommon occurrence in wind energy projects, but blade or rotor failure can occur due to extremely high winds, excess rotor speed or from electrical system failure. If a…See More
yesterday
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

POWER IMPORT PLAN RUNS INTO GRID CAPACITY LIMITS

"Power Import Plan" Runs into "Grid Capacity Limits"Utilities and regulators are worried that a planned 400-megawatt power line under Lake Champlain could flood northern Vermont with so much imported electricity that in-state renewable energy generators would be forced to ramp down production to avoid overloading the grid. The…See More
yesterday
John Frary commented on Long Islander's blog post JAMES LABRECQUE: Ideology shouldn’t trump practical solutions
"NONSENSE!  Ideology trumps everything:  history, human nature, ethics, biology, economics and, above all, common sense."
Saturday
Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

Re: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC

Re:"Application of Atlantic Wind LLC"For a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility for Construction of the North Ridge Wind Energy Project in the Towns of Parishville and Hopkinton, St. Lawrence Co. NY.To whom this may concern:I have looked over the bat and avian surveys planned for the DRAFT NORTH RIDGE WIND PROJECT. From my expert viewpoint, these planned surveys are severely flawed and for many reasons and could never produce a truthful or conclusive assessment for the species that will…See More
Friday
Laura W Donnellan shared Long Islander's blog post on Facebook
Thursday
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post BIRD ALERT: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility
"This will all get very interesting because the cockroaches will be very busy and now many more will be paying attention."
Thursday
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BIRD ALERT: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility
"Atlantic Wind LLC is Iberdrola of Spain. And they don't appear to be concerned about birds. Wind Energy Company Sues to Keep Bird Kill Data Out of Public's…"
Thursday
Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

Sweden: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green

The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And that’s before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate…See More
Thursday
Pineo Girl commented on Pineo Girl's blog post VOTE TO BE HELD TOMORROW ON UMAINE OFFSHORE WIND BOND
"Willem..sadly... too late for Maine..and birds..the bond issue passed"
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Pineo Girl's blog post VOTE TO BE HELD TOMORROW ON UMAINE OFFSHORE WIND BOND
"Offshore wind energy is an expensive folly for the benefit of European Re global companies. http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/a-very-expensive-offshore-wind-energy-folly-in-new-england"
Wednesday
Frank Haggerty shared their blog post on Facebook
Wednesday
Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbines Shut Down By Courts -Nuisance

Falmouth Wind Turbines Shut Down By Courts Massachusettshttps://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/falmouth-wind-turbines-shut-down-courts-massachusettsFalmouth Wind Turbines Shut Down By Courts MassachusettsWorst placed wind turbines in USA taking health and property rights no compensation. Hidden letters, memos, maps, emails no Special…See More
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Gravitational pull from from wind turbine towers

Posted by Jim Wiegand on June 25, 2017 at 5:45pm

Re: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on June 23, 2017 at 10:00am

Rent-Seeking

Posted by Long Islander on June 16, 2017 at 10:00am

Saco looking to get rid of wind turbine

Posted by Long Islander on June 14, 2017 at 10:00pm — 4 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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    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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