Trading Maine's Ridges for Virtually Nothing as Illustrated by NRCM CO2 Data

Stop Advocating the Maiming of Maine's Ridges NRCM!

Katahdin from Rollins Wind Project (photo by Brad Blake) - and the wind companies' test towers have since moved far closer to this greatest mountain,e.g. MEDWAY.

 

NRCM management uses CO2 as the primary justification of scarring Maine's ridges with wind factories and transmission blight. This certainly predated their wind advocacy du jour based on "jobs", most of which are temporary and often staffed by out of state crews.


The PDF document at the following link puts NRCM's own published CO2 information into proper perspective using the Maine woods as a point of reference.  It is undeniably way past time to change course and stop so many Mainers' anguish and the ill conceived and recklessly reasoned befouling of Maine's cherished ridges.

Please click on the following to read the PDF:

Maine's Wind Goals in Proper Perspective

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Comment by Long Islander on January 17, 2014 at 10:27am

Big, old trees keep growing and capturing carbon, study finds

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-old-trees-carbo...

Comment by alice mckay barnett on January 22, 2013 at 9:32am

reason # ?  for suspension of WIND....the WIND act is wrong on the CO2 calculations..

Comment by Mike DiCenso on October 4, 2012 at 12:23pm

Great link. I wonder how we can get rid of Dylan Voorhees?

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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