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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post As Clifton wind farm looks to expand, more stringent standards will come into play
"The hypocrisy demonstrated by those multitudes of "environmentalists" who oppose the CEC yet embrace these industrial wind installations and transmission lines on our mountains regardless of their environmental impacts just boggles my…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Blaine House solar project a powerful symbol – and debatable economic investment
"Disgusta bureaucrats are grasping at straws to try to justify how stupid they were by not properly vetting the installation before it was built. How would they like it if Ford said to them the car gets 30 mpg, but after buying it gets only 15…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Blaine House solar project a powerful symbol – and debatable economic investment
"The use of taxpayer money to show off how 'woke' you are, is a travesty foisted on already overtaxed citizens! This is another self centered example of how little Mill's cares about the citizens of Maine!"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"If that unsteady wind electricity could not be fed into the grid, how will it be made into steady electricity to operate a hydrogen/CO2 methanization plant, which requires STEADY electricity to function. Would expensive batteries be used to store…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"1. Electricity is used to electrolytically split water into hydrogen and oxygen 2. The hydrogen is combined with biological CO2 to produce methane, CH4 ( Sabatier process) 3. The methane is fed into existing gas pipelines After step 1 about 67 to…"
Dec 1
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"The P2G plant would be using expensive wind electricity, at 10 c/kWh, to produce natural gas, which is a 10 c/kWh process, a total cost of 20 c/kWh. This is utterly irrational, with abundant domestic natural gas readily available at about $3/million…"
Dec 1
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"The curtailment is due to wind electricity up and down variability that is upsetting the grid stability. The wind turbine systems also draw reactive power from the grid that is upsetting the grid. All traditional power plants provide reactive power…"
Dec 1
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"That's a very good question, Eric Tuttle.  Theoretically speaking, none of that renewable energy would have been "curtailed". I must say that seeing "Kurt Adams" and "now defunct" in the same sentence was…"
Nov 30
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
""Maine could be a prime location for a pilot project that converts surplus electricity from wind farms and other renewable generators into a gas that can be stored in underground pipelines." So, how does Maine have surplus wind or other…"
Nov 30
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine eyed for project that converts renewable electricity to storable gas
"Maine's Vacationland nickname to be replaced by "The Rube Goldberg State""
Nov 30
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Signs Executive Order Directing State Government to Lead By Example in Embracing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
"Unfortunately, Mills has the knowledge On clean energy equivalent to a mosquito! Her idea is to destroy the states ability to draw people here vacationing. Her plan to add 200+ more useless windmills will destroy countless  mountain tops and…"
Nov 26
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Signs Executive Order Directing State Government to Lead By Example in Embracing Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
"I hate to ask this question, but studying the photo, I must.  Are all those solar panels on the garage roof in the shade?  And the pole mount doesn't look that promising, either.  Sunlight is required in order for solar panels to…"
Nov 26
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post 10 Times the Wind Industry Claimed it Supported Ending Tax Credits for Wind Energy
"Trump will veto ant such extensions Now you know why Democrats want Trump out of the way. They want to make sweetheart deals with wind and solar folks, and collect huge PAC “donations”."
Nov 26
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
"If a lithium-ion battery is rated at 1 MW/4 MWh AC, it means it can deliver 1 MW of AC power for 4 hours. The battery would be charged to 95% of capacity and discharge to 25% of capacity, for a total range of 70%, to preserve life. This is a typical…"
Nov 20
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
"Cancellation of Offshore Wind Turbine Plant: As is well known by now, Cape Wind, 468 MW, started in 2001, turnkey capital cost $2.6 billion, $5550/kW, to be located south of Nantucket, highly visible to many multi-millionaires summering on the…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
"Wind and Solar Conditions in New England: New England has highly variable weather and low-medium quality wind and solar conditions. See NREL wind map and NREL solar…"
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Posted on December 8, 2019 at 7:30pm

Connecticut picks Massachusetts energy company for significant offshore wind project based in Bridgeport

Connecticut has selected a Massachusetts company to develop a major wind power project that will significantly advance the state’s zero-emissions energy resources while using Bridgeport as a base to build out the new industry, environmental officials announced Thursday.

Vineyard Wind of New Bedford, Massachusetts, will provide 804 megawatts, sufficient to power 400,000 homes…

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Posted on December 7, 2019 at 4:30pm

As Clifton wind farm looks to expand, more stringent standards will come into play

"There have been no complaints about the existing wind farm, other than those few people that just plain hate wind towers and don’t want to look at them".

By Eesha Pendharkar, BDN Staff • December 6, 2019 1:00 am

Updated: December 6, 2019 7:16 am

Years ago, when the Clifton Planning Board was considering an application that would allow Pisgah Mountain LLC to build five wind turbines, Chair Bruce Jellison decided to do his own research. He…

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Posted on December 6, 2019 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Blaine House solar project a powerful symbol – and debatable economic investment

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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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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.
 
 
 

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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