I've been involved in 'teaching' Maine planners about correct siting of wind turbines--horizontal and vertical, i.e. AVCOG planners last November; Lisbon Town manager; and worked with Brunswick's…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Brigades Jan 7, 2010.
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Posted on December 5, 2018 at 4:19pm
People in the hydroelectric power industry have long known that this clean, reliable, renewable generating technology has an important role to play in meeting vital goals related to the environment and climate change.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agrees, as evidenced by an article published on its website last week.
Below are excerpts from the text of this…Continue
Posted on December 5, 2018 at 3:42pm
I reviewed your authority under your enabling statutes and find it decidedly covers environmental impacts of wind farms in areas under your jurisdiction:
"To preserve …support and encourage Maine's natural resource-based economy and strong environmental protections; … to honor the rights and participation of residents and property owners …while recognizing the unique value of these…Continue
Posted on November 29, 2018 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments
If I had a map of the amount of forest removed for turbine pads, access roads, and transmission lines I can calculate the impact on the atmosphere, esp. loss of CO2 conversion, and on the watershed and aquifer.
This would be a focused environmental impact statement prohibited under current siting legislation; and if my early calculations are right, that the CO2 no longer removed by photosynthesis is greater than the carbon offsets. iHYDRO software and possibly the Canadian software,…Continue
Posted on October 1, 2018 at 10:30am — 9 Comments