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Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered

http://www.baxterbrewing.com/Baxter Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started Mar 20, 2012

Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered
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http://www.baxterbrewing.com/Baxter Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by alice mckay barnett Apr 12, 2012.

For a laugh, Google "Saudi Arabia of Wind"
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I was curious who might have first uttered that tired phrase. Try it. The results are hilarious (see them below). Pretty much every state and country that has an outdoors has gratuitously been called…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Brigades Feb 21, 2010.

Two Anti-NIMBY Consultants Talk About Manipulation

Attached at the very bottom of my post is a PDF. It is a sales brochure used by a Boston PR Firm which infiltrates ourtowns long before we get "wind" of a development proposal. In it they tell the…Continue

Started Jan 23, 2010

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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line
"Mills actually showed leadership on this issue earlier in the year. She did her homework, did the math, worked for an even better deal. The knee-jerk reaction to NECEC is naturally against, but considering the alternatives, the demand, and the…"
Thursday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Applauds PUC’s Approval of Maine Aqua Ventus Contract
"As New England is poised to close out 2019 with wholesale electricity prices at 3 cents or a little lower, why is there no mention of the PRICE in the news coverage of this mandated ratepayer obligation? Rah Rah. Jobs!"
Nov 7
Art Brigades commented on Bob Stone's blog post Net Efficiency of Maine's Wind Farms
"This is a little old, but a good document showing the numbers for Maine wind projects. Bingham info is incomplete because 2016 was its first year of operation. Maine%20Wind%20EIA%202016%20Capacity%20Factors.xls"
Oct 11
Art Brigades commented on Bob Stone's blog post Net Efficiency of Maine's Wind Farms
"This is a little old, but a good document showing the numbers for Maine wind projects. Bingham info is incomplete because 2016 was its first year of operation. Maine%20Wind%20EIA%202016%20Capacity%20Factors.pdf"
Oct 11
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post FMM Submits Letter to New Maine Climate Council
"Governor Mills wants Maine to be "CO2 Neutral" in 25 years, but as this article reminds us, Maine is already carbon neutral AND MORE:   With 7 million hectares of forest in Maine we sequester far more CO2 than we emit.  If 1…"
Oct 8
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"Some uninformed RE folks, without technical training, make silly statements regarding there being a "Vermont electricity mix" or a "New Hampshire electricity mix", etc. What they do not know is that electricity travels…"
Oct 2
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"Some uninformed RE folks, without technical training, make silly statements regarding there being a "Vermont electricity mix" or a "New Hampshire electricity mix", etc. What they do not know is that electricity travels…"
Oct 2
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"VERMONT CO2 EMISSIONS Regarding Vermont’s CO2 emissions, here is an article that shows there has been an increase of CO2 emissions for the past 25 years. About $5.0 billion were spent, about $200 million per year on all sorts of…"
Oct 2
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"Nuclear would greatly reduce NE grid CO2 emissions, because it has only 50 to 60 gram of CO2/kWh, on an A to Z bases, i.e., cradle to grave. NE GRID CO2 EMISSIONS: The 2017 ISO New England Electric Generator Air Emissions Report shows the…"
Oct 2
Art Brigades commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"Lot of talk lately about Mainie leading the way to "carbon neutral."  Just what does that mean...what is Maine's carbon inventory? For starters, if we made our electricity completely CO2 free, we would reduce global CO2 1.4 MMT,…"
Oct 1
Penny Gray commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"Nuclear R&D is where we should be shoveling all the wind subsidies.  Nothing else even comes close to replacing fossil fuels."
Oct 1
Kenneth Capron commented on Art Brigades's blog post So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.
"Actually there is someone doing something but it all falls to funding. I'm developing a new mode of transportation that will cut CO2 production substantially (enough to meet that 10 year goal).There is also a new material that captures energy…"
Oct 1
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So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.

We were taught in grade school (and we laughed at) how primitive people thought the earth was flat until a bold Italian sailor proved otherwise. Today's primitive thinkers want a rapidly developing world to reach carbon neutrality using tools the equivalent of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria...This report is a stunner. If the EIA is even close to correct in this prognostication, and if fossil fuels are somehow off the table, how can civilization advance?  Lots of self-proclaimed energy…See More
Oct 1
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Administration Announces Maine Climate Council Membership
"4/1000ths of one percent. Knock yourself out, governor!"
Sep 21
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Administration Announces Maine Climate Council Membership
"Maine has so much to accomplish! "
Sep 21
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Releases Offshore Wind RFP - Bids Due 9/30/19
"Encouraging that southern New England appears as though they've stopped trying to jam wind projects all over Maine's hills. "
Aug 20

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So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.

We were taught in grade school (and we laughed at) how primitive people thought the earth was flat until a bold Italian sailor proved otherwise. Today's primitive thinkers want a rapidly developing world to reach carbon neutrality using tools the equivalent of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria...

This report is a stunner. If the EIA is even close to correct in this prognostication, and if fossil fuels are somehow off the table, how can civilization advance?  

Lots of…

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Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

AMC Now Full Members of the AEC

When you click on the below link you'll see in the top picture a gathering of interested parties at the RPS/Climate change bill-signing.

That's Beth O'Hearn (teal dress) from League of Conservation Voters, which is the overarching organization for the Airhead Enviro Cabal (LCV, NRCM, Sierra, Audubon, Environment Maine, et al).  Over her shoulder in Maroon/white is Katelyn Bernard, the lobbyist for the Appalachian Mountain Club, which for a few years had…

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Posted on June 27, 2019 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

DEP Recommends Permit for Weaver Wind

Very quietly, First Wind creeps back into Maine like Godzilla rose from the fetid lagoon.

Let's hope it's the last wind project ever in Maine.  

Read the Draft Order here:  …

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Posted on May 11, 2019 at 12:30am — 10 Comments

Chance to Call Out Maine DEP on Landfilling Turbine Blades

On May 10 the Environment & Natural Resources Committee will take up a substantive bill that hopes to reform and update Maine's landfill policy, which is a very big duty of the Department of Environmental Protection.  The bill is here:  LD%20112%20sponsors%20proposed%20amendment%20for%20PH.pdf

Earlier this year during the public hearing for the RoxWind…

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Posted on May 1, 2019 at 5:27pm — 4 Comments

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At 11:07am on April 13, 2019, Willem Post said…

Hi Art,

Great data of HQ sales to NE and Vermont.

I have been looking for that a long time

Please provide the HQ URL that has the information

At 4:49am on February 21, 2010, Tom Olds said…
Tanks Art. Tom
At 3:57pm on January 7, 2010, Long Islander said…
Here is yet one more investigative reporting option:
http://pinetreewatchdog.org/?page_id=8
At 11:29am on January 7, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Awesome. Very helpful. I suppose I could have dug those out with some research. Thank you! Now please do share your feelings (or analysis )of how stringent it is.
At 9:20pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
I posted a couple of files on the documents page that you may be interested in. Let me know if you would like anything more.
At 2:51pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
In response to your questioning who may have a copy of what I referenced - what would you like a copy of? I have copies of almost all documents pertaining to this project, including the draft Permit, initial application, and much more.

As to the "ordinance" passed by the town of Oakfield, well, I have my own feelings as to how stringent it is.
At 4:42pm on January 5, 2010, Art Brigades said…
At 4:08pm on January 5, 2010, Whetstone_Willy said…
Art,
Could you please add a URL to the news article you posted - "More Sustainable Renewable Power for ME". Right now when I click on it I get a non-page.

Thanks.

Willy
At 3:58pm on December 27, 2009, Long Islander said…
Indeed, the PUC hearings are largely made up of paid reciters of the corporate line. That said, it is clear that there are many at war against the transmission upgrade and reading the transcripts reveals that many transmission upgrade opponents have not yet made the connection between the upgrade and the wind complexes. It is important that the two groups find each other and realize the similarity between our fights:

- a state government that is putting corporate interests above our welfare

- projects being jammed down our throats under false pretenses

- unnecessary projects

- scarring the landscape

- posing health risks

- feeding off the taxpayer or ratepayer - driving up the cost of living

- economically foolish
 
 
 

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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