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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 Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post N.Y. lawmakers agree to historic climate plan - frightening wake up call patriots
""It means that on Father's Day, when I see my grandchildren next year, I'll have a lot less uncertainty about their future than I did yesterday morning," said Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright" Mr. Englebright - are…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post N.Y. lawmakers agree to historic climate plan - frightening wake up call patriots
""It means that on Father's Day, when I see my grandchildren next year, I'll have a lot less uncertainty about their future than I did yesterday morning," said Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright" Mr. Englebright - are…"
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N.Y. lawmakers agree to historic climate plan - frightening wake up call patriots

"It means that on Father's Day, when I see my grandchildren next year, I'll have a lot less uncertainty about their future than I did yesterday morning," said Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright"Mr. Englebright - are you aware that NY State's population is equal to 3/10th's of 1% of the world population? Are you aware that the entire U.S., with its amazingly clean…See More
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Time To Keep Massachusetts Clean Energy Projects Out of Maine

Mass Clean Energy Center Loses 20 Million Plus On Wind TurbinesSuffolk County Civil Jury Trial Case # 1684CV02305 Monday, June 14, 2019 - Jury Finds Against MassCEC 20 Plus MillionJUNE 18, 201906/14/2019Event Result:: Jury Trial scheduled on: 06/14/2019 09:00 AMHas been: Held as Scheduled06/17/2019Exhibits returned per Order of the ClerkExhibit ReceiptSent On: 06/17/2019…See More
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"Why would North Carolina want wind power in the first place? They are part of the TVA Tennessee Valley Authority one of the largest hydro systems east of the Mississippi! They have said the south will rise again and this shows that they are smarter…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"About time. NC has lousy winds anyway. What were these pro wind folks phantasizing about?  Forget about all those subsidies. They are not worth ruining pristine ridge lines. Also solar is not that great either, because it often is overcast,…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"Good.  Did it pass, or didn't it?"
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James M. Talcott commented on Dan McKay's blog post Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.
"She will bankrupt the state in short order and the "Progressives" in the South can be proud of their "works." She signs bills like I change socks!"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.
"She will likely sign all of them.It is going to cost Jane and Joe Maine worker plenty. The multi-millionaires will ride the subsidy gravy train and make lots of "campaign" contributions to pro RE legislators. Wind and Solar Subsidies…"
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Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.

Current laws on the table:LD 1494 : a 10 page bill proposing to revamp the renewable portfolio standard, based on purchasing of electricity in Maine.Passed Committee, heading for House and SenateLD 1711 : a very confusing 20 page bill to advance solar on the backs of ratepayers, Passed Committee, headed for House and Senate.LD1464 : a 3 page bill proposing all fossil fuels be replaced by electricity ?  On Governor's desk. Dumbass billLD 1679 : Proposes 80% electricity from renewable sources and…See More
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Baker says Bay State needs to get wind right

Posted by Long Islander on June 11, 2019 at 10:09am — 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.

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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.

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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

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    (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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