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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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Number Nine Wind Farm LLC Application To DEP Withdrawn

Site Law Development Projects of InterestNumber Nine Wind FarmNumber Nine Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct a 119 turbine utility scale wind energy facility with an installed capacity of 250 megawatts in Aroostook County. The turbines are primarily located in T10 R3 WELS; E Township; T9 R3 WELS; T8 R3 WELS; and Saint Croix Township.  The applicant is proposing 4 permanent and 4 temporary meteorogical towers, a collector substation in T9 R3 WELS; an Operations and Maintenance building in T9…See More
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Wind Farm Fact Check
"They stopped counting Green Energy job creation in 2013 due to the fact that there was no clear way to verify. Many of those jobs were transient jobs and duplicated in past counting's. "
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Paula D Kelso commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Wind Farm Fact Check
"Excuse me, I'm upchucking now. Got choked on all those 'facts'."
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Paula D Kelso commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post "Addicted To Hopium" -- Falmouth Wind Turbine Advocates
"Plenty of hopium addicts here in Clifton, Maine. I don't think the WT's are operational yet but I'm sure the scammers and their suckers are tripped out."
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Democratic-Republican commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post "Addicted To Hopium" -- Falmouth Wind Turbine Advocates
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov. Paul LePage takes aim at green power that raises energy costs
""We have offered rebates for heat pumps, wood pellet boilers, insulation and other modern heating systems to reduce heating costs." "Our low-income households and our elderly struggle every month to keep the lights on. Increasing…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov. Paul LePage takes aim at green power initiatives that raise energy costs
"   Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbine Advocates Addicted To Hopium   http://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/falmouth-wind-turbine-advocates-addicted-hopium"
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Penny Gray commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post "Power Of Wind" Urges Americans To Tell Presidential Transition Team About Wind Energy
"I added my two cents worth to the president elect!"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post Electric rates fall for most Mainers, but total bill likely won’t change much
"Compare that 6.3 cents per kwh to the 9.3 cents the PUC awarded to Pisgah Mountain LLC for the electricity generated and sold to EMERA. True that electricity is a drop in the bucket of the total electricity produced and paid for, but it is a hard…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post A path along the Wind Fraud Trail ?
"Speaking of fraud..... New York’s highest court dealt a blow to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for blocking access to public records that could reveal a coordinated campaign against global warming…"
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Deborah Andrew commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Maine's Self Appointed "Environmentalists" Rue, Stew and Spew
"thank you for posting this reminder of Edenhofer's warnings ... the press/media does us no favors as they simply act as secretaries taking dictation rather than doing the hard work of true journalists that uncovers the truth ... how is it…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Maine's Self Appointed "Environmentalists" Rue, Stew and Spew
"Redistribution of CO² output as some of Chinese cities now emit 28x the US standards in toxins, 14x their own standard.......  But We are not Guilty with our Green Energy..... Our devices Magically appear from somewhere.......... "
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Eric A. Tuttle posted a blog post

Solar decision expected by year’s end in Maine

"Despite political shifts, solar decision expected by year’s end in Maine"A proposal to limit incentives for homeowners is likely strengthened in wake of state and federal election results.Clean-energy advocates in Maine are seeking a path forward to save a controversial financial incentive for rooftop solar panels, following an election that might make it harder to overcome opposition from Gov. Paul LePage. Generating power at home has broad public interest in Maine, for reasons that range…See More
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Number Nine Wind Farm LLC Application To DEP Withdrawn

Posted by Dan McKay on December 2, 2016 at 9:06am

Wind Farm Fact Check

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on December 1, 2016 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

Solar decision expected by year’s end in Maine

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on November 27, 2016 at 2:39pm

48 countries pledge to go 100% renewables.

Posted by Pineo Girl on November 27, 2016 at 12:41pm

The New Trump World™ Energy Order

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on November 23, 2016 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

BDN - First Wind Loses in Maine Court

Posted by Long Islander on November 22, 2016 at 9:05pm — 2 Comments

A path along the Wind Fraud Trail ?

Posted by Eric A. Tuttle on November 21, 2016 at 3:55pm — 4 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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