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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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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"Yup, more environmental destruction, more killing of hawks, eagles, and bats, more chances of runaway fires. All for inconsistent electricity and mountain tops that will be destroyed forever! This short sighted  idiocy will be judged harshly by…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"It blows my mind that there's such a strong opposition to the transmission corridor for Quebec hydro, and the opponents are citing all the same reasons there should be a strong opposition to the ever expanding wind sprawl in Maine.  These…"
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Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"Here is the question I would ask. Maine does not need the power, so the construction, destruction , birds bats et al benefit only the investors, Reed & Reed and the out of state recipients of the power. I think it is good to remember that…"
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"The ENEMY is pushing hard in a full frontal attack trying to get as many wind turbines sited as possible before the tax credit dry up! "
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Willem Post posted a blog post

CASHFLOW ANALYSIS OF 2200 kW SOLAR SYSTEM IN VERMONT (STANDARD OFFER PRORAM)

The table shows the project cash flow of years 1 through 6.Download the spreadsheet from the URL to see the other years.https://puc.vermont.gov/document/7874-standard-offer-solar-cash-flow-model-2016-rfpElectricity generation in year 1 was 2200 x 8766 x 0.145 = 2,794 MWh.Due to aging at 0.5%/y, it would be 2,780 MWh in year 2, and 2,725 MWh in year 6, and 2,478 MWh in year 25.The owner sells the…See More
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Bob Stone commented on Long Islander's blog post Less than 1 in 1,000 Mainers own electric cars, people not sold on going gas-free
"At the Annual Transportation Conference in Augusta last December, one auto industry maven said that over 1/2 of all cars built in 5 years will be electric powered."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Less than 1 in 1,000 Mainers own electric cars, people not sold on going gas-free
"Cold weather anxiety, range anxiety and charge time anxiety...that's a lot of anxiety for a northern Mainer to get to southern Maine.  And how do these charging stations work, do you put quarters into them to get a certain amount of…"
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Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post UMPI Exploring New Energy Project Following Fire in Wind Turbine
"UM trustees should concentrate on reducing tuition instead of tilting at windmills. D.G. Gray"
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Jim Wiegand posted a blog post

A scene from the Twilight Zone

Looks like a scene from the Twilight Zone as these two unsuspecting victims, innocently pose in front of what will become..........a living hell.…See More
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Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post LARGE-SCALE SOLAR PLANTS REQUIRE LARGE-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS
"Penny, Yes. The clouds cause downward spikes of solar output of about 100 MW for about 5 seconds, and in a little while, the next cloud comes along, and this goes on for about 6 midday hours. If solar plants are small, say 1 MW, those downward…"
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John F. Hussey commented on Willem Post's blog post LARGE-SCALE SOLAR PLANTS REQUIRE LARGE-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS
"FP and L... not really... more like FLORIDA PILFER AND LOOT!"
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John F. Hussey commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post DPU gives $168m offshore wind bonus to utilities
"Who's money does the DUP GIVE AWAY.... YOUR MONEY!"
Wednesday
Penny Gray commented on Willem Post's blog post LARGE-SCALE SOLAR PLANTS REQUIRE LARGE-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS
"Okay I'm crosseyed after reading this but am I understanding that these huge expensive battery banks at big solar installations are to counteract the effect of clouds casting shadows on the panels?"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Maine Legislature to stop accepting citizen testimony by email
"Links to the new submission form will be available on both the home page and committee pages beginning Monday, April 22, 2019 LINK to Notice"
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Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

DPU gives $168m offshore wind bonus to utilities

DPU gives $168m offshore wind bonus to utilitiesHealey spokeswoman says decision ‘sets a dangerous precedent’THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES approved multibillion dollar offshore wind contracts with Vineyard Wind on Friday and, over the objections of Attorney General Maura Healey, authorized the state’s three utilities to collect an additional $168…See More
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Willem Post posted a blog post

LARGE-SCALE SOLAR PLANTS REQUIRE LARGE-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS

PV Solar Output Variability During variable Cloudy Weather Clouds are the main reason PV solar generation experiences intermittency (excluding the nighttime disappearance).PV solar generation can rapidly decrease by 60% within seconds, due to a cloud passing over the solar panels causing a reduction in solar insolation.The time taken for the cloud to pass is dependent upon cloud height, sun elevation and wind speed. These factors need to be considered in solar power production forecasting.The…See More
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A scene from the Twilight Zone

Posted by Jim Wiegand on April 17, 2019 at 10:18pm

Wind Turbine maker FINANCIAL FAILURE

Posted by John F. Hussey on April 14, 2019 at 9:13am — 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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