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Wind turbine siting ordinances & criteria
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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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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Rebranding the Term ‘Climate Change’ for Greater Shock Value
"Knowing about solar cycles alerts me to decline in sun spot activity and the cooling effect this decline in radiance will have on the Earth. Ah but once this starts happening, all the alarmists will claim a victory for their wacky schemes. People…"
Nov 30
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Rebranding the Term ‘Climate Change’ for Greater Shock Value
"There has got to be seminars and courses on writing CLIMATE CHANGE using scare tactics and the ever changing terminology as people tire of the old cliches and exaggerations. It's like the smear of politicans who can't tell the difference…"
Nov 30
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Oct 29
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Susan Collins Introduces Bill to Expand U.S. Office of Wind Energy
"Draft an amendment requiring full environmental impact statements for every wind turbine and wind farm. Simply 'developing new wildlife impact mitigation technologies' is a very weak response. Then lobby her office and show up at regional…"
Oct 27
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post THE CASE AGAINST INTENSIVE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN MAINE
"I will eventually calculate the effects on the climate from loss of photosynthesis; may start close to home with Bowdoin college's clear cuts and Mill's widening of Rt. One between bath and Brunswick."
Oct 26
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Reforesting is a good idea, but it is necessary to know where and how
"Just personal observations but mixed, mature hardwood forests are disappearing from Maine. I'd rather not replace them with evergreens but the same and  re-introducing new species or those which are rare, i..e ash. the other replacement…"
Oct 23
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Veermont renewable energy trade scheme comes under scrutiny
"I think Hydro Quebec is selling directly to the three Northern Vt. utility companies and bypassing the grid. Don't know, but the grid members don't seem to favor Hydro Quebec's invasion of their market. CMP is owned by a global energy…"
Sep 26
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Gov Mills' climate speech to U.N. - “Maine won’t wait. Will you?”
"I wonder how Mills forgot about the huge role hydropower plays in the State's energy supply and the potential of small hydro and tidal power recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Energy Did the State Energy office contact this…"
Sep 24
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Gov Mills' climate speech to U.N. - “Maine won’t wait. Will you?”
"Trump convinced world leaders to largely ignore the recommendations of this conference, and so they  issued words of concern  and then ignored it.  Can't wait to see how the State govt. bureaucracy will become 'carbon…"
Sep 24
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Administration Announces Maine Climate Council Membership
"I'll ask it again....WHERE ARE THE CO2 MEASURING STATIONS IN MAINE?  And if there any, where are their records. It is foolish to think there is uniform dispersal of CO2 esp. since it is heavier than air. I'm also reminded that the…"
Sep 22
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills has declared September 23rd-27th, 2019 as National Clean Energy Week in Maine
"I thought I had read this before...same reaction...Doesn't she read her energy profile? "In 2018, about three-fourths of Maine's net electricity generation came from renewable energy resources, with 31% from…"
Sep 22
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED LIVE ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS
"That's iTREE not iFORE. "
Sep 2
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED LIVE ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS
"Bowdoin College clear cut of 10+ acres of mature forest. these are saw logs not for firewood. branches were chipped. Area became the hockey coliseum and adjacent parking lots and an all-weather playing surface for lacross, soccer, etc. As far as I…"
Sep 2
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post VERMONT IS HARVESTING WOOD FAR IN EXCESS OF NET ADDED LIVE ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Willem Post's blog post CO2 EMISSIONS FROM LOGGING, CLEAR CUTTING AND BURBING
"It is renewable, if you renew it to make up for the loss of mature trees. Offsets don't seem to be on Bowdoin's agenda, despite the 8,000 acres(??) in the Bowdoin land grant and vacant parking lots and lawn. They could set an example but…"
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This is why they lobbied hard to be exempt from Environmental Impact assessments

The more you look, the more you find.   Even out energy siting require wind farms to have Environmental impact statements.

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 5:22pm

Know the strength of our enemy

https://infocastinc.com/event/wind-power-finance-investment/

Big bucks....windturbines catch fire don't they?

Posted on October 29, 2019 at 5:18pm

What if there was equity between wind farms and hydropower generation? ....

these are the hurdles small hydropower generators have to jump through:

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969719326105?dgcid=coauthor

Posted on August 26, 2019 at 1:18pm

When research follows a narrative and not scientific protocol,this is the result

There are many serious ramifications in pursuing science that fits a narrative instead of collecting data, then deriving proper theories from real data.

One of the consequences, especially in this seemingly new era of real justice that we are now enjoying, is that cheating scientists can get caught and punished.



For example, Duke…

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Posted on March 28, 2019 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

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At 9:55pm on March 27, 2015, Kathy Sherman said…
Tried comment, not work. Thinking much of this does not interest all. e-mail direct if you can.
At 10:39pm on March 31, 2013, Norman Mitchell said…

http://mainelaw.maine.edu/ who would you suggest I send an email to ?? 

 
 
 

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/

 

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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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