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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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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Maine PUC opens inquiry into storm response by CMP, Emera
"Generally these committees depend on outside sourcing for information. The best liars win. Or some good friends after a cozy period of influence peddling. Then there is the legislative pressures upon one another. Mining is one good example, with two…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Maine PUC opens inquiry into storm response by CMP, Emera
"The PUC always reviews restoration efforts by utilities after extensive damage and extended outages. I trust this will be conducted professionally and the public advocate will provide input of public advocacy. The gorilla in the room or swamp…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Maine PUC opens inquiry into storm response by CMP, Emera
"Time enough to cook the books, again."
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Paula D Kelso commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Are Renewables crippling Maine's Schools also?
"I can't stand it. I haven't even asked what the end result has been here in Clifton. In March, the town meeting voted to give the Select Board the authority to write up, enact and manage any damn TIF agreement with Pisgah LLC that the…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Eliminate the Wind Production Tax Credit
"Maine power sources: Map of power sources, transmission lines and Information by clicking each Icon on the map. Wind, hydro, biomass. https://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=ME"
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Willem Post posted a blog post

UNILATERAL, REGRESSIVE CARBON TAXES A HEADWIND FOR THE VERMONT ECONOMY

A wise person would advocate putting the horse before the car, i.e., first use less energy, then build-out the much lesser capacity systems needed for the energy still being used. This is so simple. Most people get it, but most pro-carbon tax folks do not. Pro-carbon tax folks want to have the carbon tax now, so the state government would set up various programs, and folks would have to go through various contortions to qualify to get some of their money back; most folks would never…See More
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Dan McKay commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post CMP touts its bid to build transmission line through Maine
"Massachusetts holds a lot of the cards when it comes to the makeup of the electrical generation market in New England, with far reaching impacts. We, in Maine, can attest to that. Most  wind projects installed in Maine were developed from money…"
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Frank Haggerty shared Eric A. Tuttle's blog post on Facebook
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Frank Haggerty commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Ambrose: Courts Uphold Wind Turbine Noise Limits
"Wind Turbine Noise Complaint Predictions Made Easy by Steve Ambrose and Rob Rand Wind Wise Massachusetts is a statewide alliance of grass roots organizations and individuals who are concerned about the negative health, environmental and…"
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Gene Nelson, Ph.D. is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise
"I've always relied on Peter Slovinski's projections for the Maine Geological Service, using data going back to I believe 1841. Halifax, N.S. also has similar historical trends. Peter's projections in 2013 were + o.15 mm or 0.73 ft(8.7…"
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alice mckay barnett commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Maine panel to take up rule-making petition for Franklin, Somerset counties
"too late to comment?"
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Frank Haggerty shared Eric A. Tuttle's blog post on Facebook
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Frank Haggerty commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post CMP’s $200 Million Smart Meter Network
"Another problem with smart meters is people have experienced hikes in their utility bill after a “smart” meter was installed.  It's clear high electric bills are one of the things some customers suffer after…"
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Are Renewables crippling Maine's Schools also?

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on December 11, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Wind Cronyism at the Crossroads: Time to Weigh In

Posted by Long Islander on December 11, 2017 at 10:53am

Eliminate the Wind Production Tax Credit

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on December 11, 2017 at 10:19am — 3 Comments

Ambrose: Courts Uphold Wind Turbine Noise Limits

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on December 9, 2017 at 10:53am — 2 Comments

Maine utility: Our hydro project has lowest cost

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on December 9, 2017 at 10:08am

CMP’s $200 Million Smart Meter Network

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on December 8, 2017 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Lisa Linowes: U.S. Tax Priorities Sack Big Wind

Posted by Long Islander on December 7, 2017 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Maine Land Use Commision Meeting

Posted by Dan McKay on December 5, 2017 at 5:05pm — 8 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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