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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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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post A New U.S.-China Energy Relationship May Be On The Horizon
"http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/download/Xi_Jinping's_report_at_19...  Full text of Xi Jinping's report at 19th CPC National Congress Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-03 17:17:13|Editor: ZD Bannon: China Is ‘an Enemy of…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post This is very puzzling...............
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A New U.S.-China Energy Relationship May Be On The Horizon

A New U.S.-China Energy Relationship May Be On The HorizonThe deals were proposed in the form of memorandums of understanding (MOUs). MOUs were signed between China Energy Investment Corp. and West Virginia to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas, power, and chemical projects, and between Sinopec and Alaska Gasline Development Corp. to pipe liquid natural gas (LNG) from northern to southern Alaska, with investments of up to $43 billion. Smaller MOU deals were signed between Cheniere Energy and…See More
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This is very puzzling...............

Pay attention to the big picture. America is selling off our wonderful cheap energy abroad, while the DC swamp is allowing fraudulent predatory corporations, to cheat the American taxpayer out of 100's of billions with their incredibly expensive wind energy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                …See More
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"There are many groups around the globe willing to speak in one voice against industrial wind turbines ....... experience has taught that governments support the industrial wind turbine agenda and the wind industry makes the rules.  A…"
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Penny Gray commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Organizations That Oppose The Northern Pass Project
"Driving to Labrador up the frontier road, these transmission corridors carrying hydro power run from Manic 5 south.  They are gigantic towers and turn what would be one of the most stunningly scenic roads in Quebec into an industrial zone.…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Organizations That Oppose The Northern Pass Project
"As you can see per the map it will traverse the White Mountains, National Park. Approximately parallel to I-93 for a portion of the way. "
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Organizations That Oppose The Northern Pass Project

Organizations That Oppose The Northern Pass Project350NH ABS Ventures AHA Engineers Alliance Against Northern Pass Ammonoosuc Chapter of Trout Unlimited Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust Ammonoosuc River Local Advisory Committee Appalachian Mountain Club Appalachian Trail Conservancy Apple Haven Farm Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions Baker River Watershed Association Bee Thankful Farm Berkshire Arts Technology Charter Public School Blackwater Trail Riders Bristol Select Board…See More
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This is very puzzling...............

Posted by Jim Wiegand on November 21, 2017 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

PUMPED STORAGE HYDRO IN NEW ENGLAND

Posted by Willem Post on November 19, 2017 at 2:30pm

Nextera rulemaking petition

Posted by Dudley G. Gray on November 19, 2017 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Where's the Reliability Wind Pusher CMP? (BDN)

Posted by Long Islander on November 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

My testimony on Wind Power act changes

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NextEra Moose-Alder Stream Wind Petition

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on November 15, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Question of the Week

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Scotland Wind Energy and the Legend of Big Foot

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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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