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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site
"Those floating turbines should be located half a mile off Portland and the cable should be run the shortest distance possible to shore.  Generate all that free energy where it's needed and appreciated."
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post New Englanders Have Only Themselves to Blame for Energy Price Spikes
"Maine people  have been diagnosed by wind shysters as a passive lot of modest means, rather easily manipulated by money and fearing involvement  , politically and otherwise. Basically,  Too few people living on  too much land,…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site
"Maine PUC ; Submit a comment in a case/docket https://mpuc-cms.maine.gov/CQM.Public.WebUI/Comments/CaseNumberSearch.aspxcase number 2010-00235"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New Englanders Have Only Themselves to Blame for Energy Price Spikes
"Frank, taking the heat for land-based wind turbines ? Nearly every wind facility in Maine sells it's output by long term contract with Massachusetts utilities. The heat in the form of a Mass. tax on Mass. purchased Maine Wind would really pay…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post New Englanders Have Only Themselves to Blame for Energy Price Spikes
"Maine residents are going to take the heat of land-based wind turbines causing massive health and property takings in Massachusetts -- Falmouth, Massachusetts is ground zero for poorly placed wind turbines in the US  For those concerned…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New Englanders Have Only Themselves to Blame for Energy Price Spikes
"Does anyone ever wonder why Maine, NH and Vermont don't secede from the regional electric network that includes Mass. and Conn., when these 3 states are the gateway to clean, immense quantities of Canadian Hydro ?"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine snaps in half
"That's the true shape of terror-form.  Glad nobody was working on it."
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine snaps in half
"Chinese Steel -- Is one reason, especially when demand requires shortcuts during production. https://www.reddit.com/r/AskEngineers/comments/4b5jir/people_say_ch... Rust tinted Stainless Steel is another indicator that it most likely is of Chinese…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine snaps in half
"NEWSFLASH January 19, 2045 Town of Oakfield, ME renames itself Bent Tower Although selectmen acknowledged that removing the forest of broken wind turbines could perhaps have been an option, they expressed confidence that rebranding as…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine snaps in half
"From the photo, the metal seems thin...not built to last, at least after the PTC subsidy runs out in 10 years. Then, because each wind project is legally structured as its own LLC, good luck when decommissioning expenses are many times what was…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine snaps in half
"This is the best looking wind turbine I have seen in years! May many more have a similar fate(and do no  further damage to fauna or flora of course)."
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's page Supposed Enviro Groups
"Sierra Club -- Another Opinion --- 2017-07-13"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's page Supposed Enviro Groups
"NRCM calls for Maine mountain top removal, so that West Virginians will stop removing their mountaintops. -- 2010-09-16"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. turned to oil and coal during the cold snap. Here’s what went wrong
"Falmouth Officials Knew Turbines Broke Laws Before Construction -Massachusetts USA  Officials Knew Before Construction of Turbines Break Noise Laws - Current Select Board Is Aware of KEMA Inc Map and Vestas Noise…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. turned to oil and coal during the cold snap. Here’s what went wrong
"When it comes to energy policy based on science and not ideology, New England is definitively devoid of empirical reasoning. Simply put, fracking dense fuel technologies have changed the world power center of energy production to the U.S. While the…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's page Supposed Enviro Groups
"Maine's EG's Listing: Posting"
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Turbine snaps in half

A collapsed wind turbine in Chatham-Kent is renewing calls for wind projects to be stopped.

A collapsed wind turbine in Chatham-Kent is renewing calls for wind projects to be stopped. (Monte McNaughton/Twitter)…

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Posted on January 20, 2018 at 2:52pm — 5 Comments

BDN - Maine offshore wind project rules out Port Clyde as cable site

Plans to bring the cable ashore in Port Clyde, a village in the town of St. George, met backlash from residents and fishermen who worried the project would harm their way of life. Last month, the St. George Selectboard voted to formally oppose the project.................

Maine Aqua Ventus has identified 11 other possible routes, and the top two options are being evaluated, Ward said. However, details of those top routes are not yet ready to be disclosed, he…

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Posted on January 20, 2018 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

New Englanders Have Only Themselves to Blame for Energy Price Spikes

In large measure, you can thank Maine's so called environmental groups and their comrades in Mother Massachusetts for your high electricity prices. These  wind pushing and wind-industry protecting elites invariably claim the high moral ground, yet via high electricity costs they are doing terrible harm to the poorest folks in Maine, to say nothing of the middle class.

New England — including Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode…

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Posted on January 20, 2018 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

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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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