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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).

More here:

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/bowers-wind-project-defeated

Latest Activity

Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post REJOICE: Wind power industry leader calls quits for Vermont
"Hydro Quebec took them out at the knees. Vermonters have 30+yr. contracts with Hydro Quebec w/few if any escalators usually found in wind contracts. Solar may go the same way."
9 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill aims at requring Maine’s fleet of 3,000 school buses to be all-electric
"Eloise halted work on her bill introduced into the energy committee on exploring natural gas energy sources. Is a merger in the works or was the electric bus bill in the wrong committee?"
16 hours ago
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Dan McKay's blog post Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?
"Yes we know how inefficient and what a ripoff they are.. this helps support that."
19 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"$350,000. for property improvements...what the hell does that mean?  A quiet office space.  Jesus these people are such liars.  How do they sleep at night?  Maybe their bank accounts are their conscience."
yesterday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Schoodic Lake: Public hearing set on financial contributions from proposed wind farm
"I'm sure this sort of thing has been going on forever, but it seems to me as tho the wind industry made bribery legal."
yesterday
Willem Post commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill aims at requring Maine’s fleet of 3,000 school buses to be all-electric
"Mills is just a mouthpiece for the likes of Vitelli. They say jump, and Mills asks how high. She surely knows she is being played, but it does not matter, because her friends and family are cashing in on the bonanza, and the gullible Maine voters…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"The developer says all is on track. That means he has the verbal OK from state bureaucrats! The developer tries his best not to deal with John and Jane Vermonter. All that variable electricity will be fed in the NE high voltage grid, or the…"
yesterday
Dan McKay posted a blog post

Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?

Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?https://bfi.uchicago.edu/working-paper/do-renewable-portfolio-standards-deliver/This working paper from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago finds that average retail electricity prices in states after the passage of a renewable energy mandate are 11 percent higher after seven years and 17 percent higher after a dozen years, even though the…See More
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"The poll seems to be closed, and I went to the article on Maine Biz and left a comment, which disappeared after I jumped through their hoops to post> Seems that MaineBiz is on the big wind team or at least cheerleaders. As big wind waves their…"
Wednesday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Thanks for posting.  Everyone should take that survey and leave a comment."
Wednesday
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills on Wind Power in State of the State
"I don't like to put a lot of faith in the spoken word. A politician has the innate capability to stand in front of a crowd of people from whom they need votes and then lie through their teeth. And people buy it. But just like Lucy holding the…"
Wednesday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Take the Maine Biz poll and also leave a comment:  https://tinyurl.com/wyo9bdk"
Wednesday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Time for Mainers to say "enough is enough." For a decade Mainers were told we had to do our part.  Maine has done its part and then some. The "cumulative impact" has fallen disproportionately on New England's most…"
Wednesday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills on Wind Power in State of the State
"Mills is just another flunky that's doing the bidding for King Anus(Angus King) the carpetbagger that lives on lies. Mills along with Sara Gideon, Troy Jackson, Seth Berry, Eloise Vitelli and a number of others are on a power surge to control…"
Wednesday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills on Wind Power in State of the State
"Why are foreign corporations evil when they own transmission and distribution lines, (CMP/Iberdrola) but not when they own generating facilities (hydro, wind, solar LLC's--- Iberdrola and co.?)  Also, any plan to thwart climate change by…"
Wednesday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill aims at requring Maine’s fleet of 3,000 school buses to be all-electric
"Vitelli has proven time ane again she is a Mills cheerleader and obedient watergirl! In a rational and intelligent world this would have been researched and studied by competent and knowledgeable people and summarily rejected! As Augusta goes that…"
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Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver?

Posted by Dan McKay on January 23, 2020 at 4:31pm — 1 Comment

Gov Mills on Wind Power in State of the State

Posted by Long Islander on January 22, 2020 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

World Finally Waking Up To Wind Nonsense

Posted by arthur qwenk on January 18, 2020 at 2:00pm

When the big money comes to town

Posted by Paula D Kelso on January 17, 2020 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Enviros Wage War on Maine's Working Poor

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 11, 2020 at 7:00pm — 4 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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    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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