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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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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Releases Offshore Wind RFP - Bids Due 9/30/19
"Encouraging that southern New England appears as though they've stopped trying to jam wind projects all over Maine's hills. "
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Releases Offshore Wind RFP - Bids Due 9/30/19
"Reduced subsidies and increased costs due to delayed construction means the existing 1600 MW MA offshore wind turbine contract likely would be renegotiated and the cost per kWh likely will increase by at least 10 to 15%. One has to feel sorry for…"
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Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post EDITORIAL: Michael Moore-backed film criticizes renewable energy
"It is about time even liberals like Moore and Gibbs are catching up with phony rah rah mentality of “renewables saving the world”. Wall Street has been riding the gravy train, as usual, laughing all the way to the bank, while falsely…"
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EDITORIAL: Michael Moore-backed film criticizes renewable energy

Green energy isn’t very green. That’s the surprising contention of a new documentary backed by Michael Moore. Yes, that Michael Moore. The same radical collectivist who’s made a career of putting out liberal propaganda films such as “Bowling for Columbine” and “Sicko.”“Planet of the Humans” is a new documentary directed by Jeff Gibbs, who produced “Bowling for Columbine.” Mr. Moore is the film’s executive producer, and the movie recently debuted at his Traverse City Film Festival in…See More
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Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Distrust Slows Ocean Wind Turbine Project Massachusetts -Maine Next ?
"Baker and his RE underling/hacks tried to railroad Martha's Vineyard through past the local people, past the fishermen, past the other fauna and flora, without a proper Environmental Impact Study. Now the feds will oversee the EIS, because…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Willem Post's blog post DARTMOUTH'S PLANNED BIOMASS PLANT WOULD ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE
"Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity.  It destroys forests; creates its own pollutants; is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle, and burn; and has a low heat value.  If all…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post "Other than that, windmills are quite good" - President Trump
"Media -DEP Ignoring Ocean Turbine Dangers For Political Agenda Fishing Concerns Over Marthas' Vineyard 220 Kv Electric Submarine Cable & Wind Turbines Spacing Ignored By Politically Charged Media Martha's Vineyard…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

"Other than that, windmills are quite good" - President Trump

TRUMP: "The previous administration, they liked to windmills. If a windmill is within two miles of your house, your house is practically worthless. They make noise, they’re intermittent. They kill your birds. They break down all the time. You have to replace them every 10 years because they wear out, and they cost a fortune and they need subsidy. Other than that, they’re quite good. You don’t want one of those windmills within vision. You hear them, they’re noisy. They’ve got a lot of…See More
Aug 13
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Commissioners divided on Hancock Wind settlement
""The wind farm is producing less power than originally anticipated."  Well, I'll be gobsmacked!  I was right all along!  The wind industry lies catch up with them and still the corrupt commissioners give in to them."
Aug 11
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level
"What I think of Windbag Angus King Mountain Desecration Hypocrisy Award:"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level
"A good philosophy to live by is stated as follows: “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching." This partial quote from Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), an American author and philosopher, instructs us to act in ways…"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level
"I made a comment but do not think it took- that is so ridiculous"
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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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