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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"Why would North Carolina want wind power in the first place? They are part of the TVA Tennessee Valley Authority one of the largest hydro systems east of the Mississippi! They have said the south will rise again and this shows that they are smarter…"
13 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"IIIII"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"About time. NC has lousy winds anyway. What were these pro wind folks phantasizing about?  Forget about all those subsidies. They are not worth ruining pristine ridge lines. Also solar is not that great either, because it often is overcast,…"
Monday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics
"Good.  Did it pass, or didn't it?"
Monday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Can a wind farm owner sue a neighbor for interfering with the breeze?
"There's a HUGE disconnect between science and politicians.  We'll be paying the price for that over and over and over again."
Sunday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Bjorn Lomborg: Energy solution hinges on better technology
"How refreshing to read something so full of common sense!"
Saturday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills’ vetoes of CMP bills survive override votes in House
"Does this mean ANY business in Maine can take privately held lands by eminent domain, or just power companies operating for "the greater good"?  Does this include industrial wind?"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Perfect port an elusive goal for East Coast offshore wind
"Almost all of that design, manufacturing and construction will done in Europe which is much more ADVANCED AND MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND CAN OFFER LOWER PRICES. Most of the final assembly in the US will be done with special-built EUROPEAN cranes and…"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Perfect port an elusive goal for East Coast offshore wind
"Almost all of that design, manufacturing and construction will per done in Europe which is much more ADVANCED AND MUCH MORE EFFICIENT AND CAN OFFER LOWER PRICES. Most of the final assembly in the US will be done with special-built cranes and ships…"
Saturday
Lenny Murphy commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills’ vetoes of CMP bills survive override votes in House
"Maine has enough water power to supply most of the country with truly clean water power, what are we waiting for?! Few should be competing with water power because they can't, free truly clean power 24 hours every day! Introduce small and large…"
Friday
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Can a wind farm owner sue a neighbor for interfering with the breeze?
"So who owns the wind.....if it's like rain, that would be the government; opening no end of influence peddling and partisan corruptions.  California has a 'SHADING' law....no trees over x height, no second story addition to the…"
Friday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills’ vetoes of CMP bills survive override votes in House
"tragic"
Friday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills’ vetoes of CMP bills survive override votes in House
"politicians are so convoluted and this is so awful- people have no say and even if they do so  many are apathetic to our amazing nature, simply taking for granted it will be there as they wind comply destroys our forests and the living beings…"
Friday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Vetoes Bills That Target CMP Transmission Project
"Screw local control, says Mills Mill says we are saving the world, even if that means destroying Maine's way of life, and absolutely no one will stop us Sounds totalitarian to me. Replace Mills with a Page-like person for some sanity."
Jun 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Susan Collins - Bill Proposes Federal Grant Program For Offshore Wind Jobs Training
"The job training would be subsidized and the FOREIGN wind turbines, installed by FOREIGN SPECIALIZED CRANES AND OTHER EQUIPMENT would be subsidized as well. Vineyard Wind, 800 MW, located about 14 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard; 84 wind…"
Jun 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Baker says Bay State needs to get wind right
"So that will be 3200 MW of offshore. Mass ratepayers can look forward to about 40 percent higher rates than they would have been without the offshore. Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall…"
Jun 12

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North Carolina anti-wind bill would freeze development, devastate industry, say critics

North Carolina's beleaguered wind industry is heading for collapse should S.B. 377 become law.

A similar moratorium was put in place under former Maine Gov. Paul LePage, R, and though it was lifted a year later, renewable energy advocates said development in the state was noticeably stalled. North Carolina would be the…

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Posted on June 17, 2019 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Bjorn Lomborg: Energy solution hinges on better technology

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What will be the solution to climate change? It would be very nice to be able to point confidently to a single technology. In fact, many people do. They say the answer to climate change has already arrived in the form of, say, wind turbines or solar panels, and we just need to build more of their favoured technology to achieve a so-called “energy transition” from fossil fuels to…

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Posted on June 15, 2019 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Perfect port an elusive goal for East Coast offshore wind

NORTHEAST SEAPORTS ARE inadequate to meet the needs of the offshore wind industry, and ideas for filling that gap could create tension between the sometimes competing goals of those overseeing the burgeoning sector.

“Developers have studied all the ports up and down the East Coast several times now. What we’re really looking for is large areas, good capacities, no bridges and deep drafts. And if someone has that, please come…

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Posted on June 14, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Can a wind farm owner sue a neighbor for interfering with the breeze?

Welcome to the ‘wild west’ of wind law

Can a wind farm owner sue a neighbor for interfering with the breeze?

That question is high on the radar of renewable energy law experts as government officials push for more offshore wind development and as analysts predict that solar, wind and other alternative domestic power sources could overtake coal.

An emerging body of scientific evidence shows that wind farm “wakes” – or the air flow downwind of an active turbine –…

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Posted on June 14, 2019 at 8:30am — 2 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.
 
 
 

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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