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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 posted a blog post

Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation

Here they go again. Just when you thought Big Wind had thrown in the towel (in Maine). Just when you thought they can no longer compete.Just when everybody and his uncle is making more sensible energy decisions. Big Wind is Back in Maine.Despite their insidious lobbying efforts, Big Wind's PTC got left out of the Covid-19 stimulus package. Electricity prices are at…See More
yesterday
Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Electric vehicle charging stations get a boost from Maine regulators
"At Hannaford  in Farmington Me, a lovely 3 vehicle charging station  along with all the electrical infrastructure.    Price is $.20 KWH plus $.55 /hour to leave vehicle for a long charge up. Madore's Market  Regular…"
Sunday
Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Stimulus IV: Last Chance for the Green New Deal?
"Here is some organized plunder and subsidy chasing regarding air source heat pumps in energy hog house in Vermont. This also applies to NH and ME ENERGY ACTION NETWORK REPORT TO REDUCE CO2 IN…"
Saturday
Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

Stimulus IV: Last Chance for the Green New Deal?

These pieces are all from Master Resource, They start on March 24 and are posted in reverse chronological order.Stimulus IV: Last Chance for the Green New Deal?https://www.masterresource.org/krebs-mark/stimulus-iv-green-new-deal/Business Cronyism as Plunder: Bastiat Revisited…See More
Saturday
Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Dylan Voorhees, NRCM Clean Energy Director, Stepping Down
"I assume that is the "Chinese Communist Party""
Apr 3
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Dylan Voorhees, NRCM Clean Energy Director, Stepping Down
"Send him to  the CCP where he can work as a party official, he will blend right in."
Apr 3
Frank Haggerty shared their blog post on Twitter
Apr 1
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Apr 1
Sandy Wolfe commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Industry Vs Ventilators
"Thank you. There is so much more to be said, but a healthy USA needs healthy environments, and industrial wind turbines are not part of that wholesome scenario. This is another example. Industrial wind turbines can only survive by taking false…"
Apr 1
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Industry Vs Ventilators
"Steve, The US has had booming markets despite the debilitating economic effects of expensive, variable, intermittent wind and solar, that could not even exist on the grid without the traditional generators doing the counteracting, i.e.,…"
Mar 31
Kenneth Capron commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Industry Vs Ventilators
"Lots of familiar adjectives to go along with these statements. Hypocrisy exudes from the wind industry. However, I'm not sure which issue has more deceptive media behind it - CV19 or Wind. This virus isn't even close to the tobacco…"
Mar 31
arthur qwenk commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Industry Vs Ventilators
" Despicable Shysters Inc.= AWEA They want the Payola  even if it delays the aid needed, as Amercians die from Covid-19 across the nation."
Mar 31
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Industry Vs Ventilators
"On the subject of respiratory diseases, the CDC's website states that cigarette smoking kills 468,000 per year in the U.S. Ever notice that almost every Hollywood movie depicts cigarette smoking? Its occurrence in movies is well beyond…"
Mar 30
Frank Haggerty shared Brad Blake's blog post on Twitter
Mar 30
Frank Haggerty shared Brad Blake's blog post on Twitter
Mar 30
Frank Haggerty shared Brad Blake's blog post on Facebook
Mar 30

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Wind Turbine Industry Vs Ventilators

Posted by Frank Haggerty on March 30, 2020 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Robert Bryce Assails the Wind Industry Greed

Posted by Brad Blake on March 29, 2020 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain

Posted by Dan McKay on March 18, 2020 at 10:16am — 5 Comments

Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning

Posted by Art Brigades on March 17, 2020 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Trends in Maine From Introduction of Wind Power

Posted by Dan McKay on March 15, 2020 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

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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Offshore wind energy extraction: Bigger turbines than ever as industry poised to spread into Gulf of Maine.

At the Offshore Wind  event at the Maine Fishermen's Forum, the industry supporters note that a push  is on to start setting up windfarms in the Gulf of Maine.   …Continue

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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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