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Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Ex-Gov John Baldacci's Avangrid Attempts to Silence Citizen Opposition
"Avangrid investigates a siting board member to force him to step down. Pictures are taken of his home. Inquires about him are made. Avangrid determined he is anti-wind, (well informed). Would Avangrid challenge a pro-wind siting board member? I…"
Sep 10
Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment
"Thanks, Gary, very much. And, for all you do and have done, along with so many others @ WTF. (Lol! Is this intentional?), I'm most grateful."
Sep 9
Gary Campbell commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment
"Barbara, YOU ROCK! Thanks for all you do."
Sep 9
Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment
"I was prompted by a great letter to post this testimony today. Letter: Savoy wind turbine study is junk science Posted Friday, September 8, 2017 6:21 pm To the editor: To the editor: I am a mathematical economist. I have studied alternative green…"
Sep 9
Barbara Durkin posted a blog post

The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment

February 19, 2014Secretary Mark MariniDepartment of Public UtilitiesOne South StationBoston, MA 02110RE: DPU order #13-165 Best Practices for siting wind energy projects in MADear Secretary Marini:With respect to my oral comments offered in person to DPU Commissioner and Attorney Robert Shea, at the Gardner, MA DPU Public Hearing, regarding wind turbine siting practices and the Governor Deval Patrick Administration’s desire to diminish local control in siting of wind projects, these are my…See More
Sep 9
Frank Haggerty commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind
"NOAA Needs Moratorium On Offshore Wind Over Whale DeathsBlowing Brains Out Of Whales And Dolphins - Low-Frequency Noise -NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-55 July 2016-- A Repeat of…"
Aug 12
Barbara Durkin posted a blog post

Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind

An email blast arrived in my inbox this morning that alerted recipients to a Perfect Storm threat to marine life. Consistent with my research, the offshore wind industry off the coastline of Cape Cod appears to be taking its toll.My response to "all" appears directly below. I have included the email from Frank H., to which I've responded.Your points are well taken, Frank. Thank you.This is the Perfect Storm advanced by political hacks and a "culture of ethical failure", MMS/BOEM.Expect the…See More
Aug 11
Barbara Durkin commented on Barbara Durkin's blog post DeepWater Wind formed by First Wind gets SLAMMED as a "corporate welfare program"
"DeepWater Wind displayed So Much Arrogance to the RI AG in 2010 BECAUSE, AG Lynch insisted that they get specific on the LLs. http://www.ripuc.org/eventsactions/docket/4185-DWW-DR-AG1(7-26-10).pdf Lynch left office. DeepWater was approved only…"
Aug 9
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"Wellinghoff Chair of FERC (later jumps on board with Solar City,&Tesla) jumps on board again with First Wind by granting a waiver to them. But, Wellinghoff doesn't sign this personally,…"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"Michael Jacobs of First Wind has it their way (transmission) with Jon Wellinghoff's FERC But, Wellinghoff, curiously, is not who signed off for the FERC. https://www.ferc.gov/whats-new/comm-meet/2012/051712/E-12.pdf"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"Michael Jacobs & Jon Wellinghoff FERC Chairman...didn't Wellinghoff also rule on First Wind? http://www.coolerado.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/nrel.pdf"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"2017 Michael Jacobs- Mike Jacobs Lead on Electricity Markets and Regulatory Efforts Union of Concerned Scientists Participates in 1 Item Mike Jacobs is the lead on Electricity Markets and Regulatory efforts in the Climate and Energy Program at the…"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"Mike Jacobs Chairman of Vineyard Power, etc., transmission head... Can't copy- See page 4 for Jacobs bio- and "read" the link "invasion"…"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"Michael Jacobs, a senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., summed up conclusions from NREL's recently released study of wind expansion in the Eastern Interconnection grid. NREL found that 20 percent of…"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"First Wind and the Maine Public Service Company Last December, Mike Jacobs, vice president of transmission for First Wind in Newton, Mass., learned from the Maine Public Service Company that it could no longer accommodate all the generation from…"
Aug 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Former LePage lawyer who quit as utilities regulator in June lands job at CMP parent company
"Add: Michael Jacobs, former Transmission VP at First Wind, and former utility analyst for the Mass. Dept. of Public Utilities. Jacobs is also the past Utility Integration (Sr. Engineer) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Until…"
Aug 8

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The Wind Scam legacy of MA former Gov Deval Patrick public comment

February 19, 2014



Secretary Mark Marini

Department of Public Utilities

One South Station

Boston, MA 02110



RE: DPU order #13-165 Best Practices for siting wind energy projects in MA



Dear Secretary Marini:



With respect to my oral comments offered in person to DPU Commissioner and Attorney Robert Shea, at the Gardner, MA DPU Public Hearing, regarding wind turbine siting practices and the Governor Deval Patrick Administration’s desire to… Continue

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 10:43am — 3 Comments

Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind

An email blast arrived in my inbox this morning that alerted recipients to a Perfect Storm threat to marine life. Consistent with my research, the offshore wind industry off the coastline of Cape Cod appears to be taking its toll.



My response to "all" appears directly below. I have included the email from Frank H., to which I've responded.



Your points are well taken, Frank. Thank you.



This is the Perfect Storm advanced by political hacks and a "culture of… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2017 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

DeepWater Wind formed by First Wind gets SLAMMED as a "corporate welfare program"

Think Wind-Generated Power Is Saving People Money? Check Out America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

America’s experiment…

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Posted on August 7, 2017 at 4:25pm — 4 Comments

Sunedison Inc (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ) Becomes Fireball for Shareholders (Must Read!)

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Sunedison Inc (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ) Becomes Fireball for Shareholders

By Gene Daniel -

July 27, 2017



SunEdison Inc (OTCMKTS:SUNEQ), as many expected, will now be a shell of itself and shareholders will be holding the bag. The judge overruled any objections to the exit financing despite letters from numerous shareholders of foul play.



For those new to the story, when the Obama Administration came into office, members of the… Continue

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 9:20am

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