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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Region’s electricity market in trouble
"   State sponsored electricity contracts, AKA, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) are certainly changing the generation mix in New England. The two market system ( 1. )The competitive wholesale market administered by ISO-NE.(  2.) The…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Construction of major electricity line from Quebec to New York City to start in 2020
"Apparently. The NALCOR transmission line is in service and capable of feeding power into Maine from New Brunswick."
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Quebec says it has plenty of capacity for New England
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Region’s electricity market in trouble
"Is Maine a sovereign state, or a stooge to the failed energy politics  to the south? Dumb Question indeed."
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Region’s electricity market in trouble
"Green Ideology and faulted energy  politics coming home to roost on guess who..the rate payer..! The "Green Scam", a failed ideology that keeps on screwing the public..Yellow Vests anyone? More wind turbines anyone? Sad indeed."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Construction of major electricity line from Quebec to New York City to start in 2020
"Just where is the power going that's coming on line in Labrador at Muskrat Falls?  NALCOR.  Newfoundland and then???  All that hydro power searching for markets..."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Region’s electricity market in trouble
"Mind boggling.  I use to think, when I was a child, that people grew up and got smarter."
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Southern Maine electricity customers can expect $6 monthly increase come Jan. 1
"We're getting HOSED!"
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Southern Maine electricity customers can expect $6 monthly increase come Jan. 1
"CMP... THIEVING BASTARDS!"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Heavily funded PR machine to make Americans think wind power doesn't impact property values
"If these enormous machines didn't impact nearby dwellings, gag orders (good neighbor agreements) wouldn't be necessary, and if they were as popular and harmless as the wind industry and its conflicted followers make them out to be,…"
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Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Heavily funded PR machine to make Americans think wind power doesn't impact property values
"As a former Realtor, I have knowledge that Mass Association of Realtors (MAR) Legislative Affairs Committee voted several years ago in favor of disclosure of planned wind turbines.  Then atty for the committee over-ruled that vote.   And,…"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post RoxWind - DEP Public Hearing on Jan 7, 2019 - Also Email Address for Written Comments
"…………."there will be no required formal species monitoring or mortality counts during the operational life of the project"                                                                                                …"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH: Our View: Hydro-Quebec answers key climate question
"There are two ways to take down the existing wind projects in Maine. We can either wait for them to become physically idle by accident or weather exposed attrition or enable the competitive market to price it out of production. "
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Quebec says it has plenty of capacity for New England
"Willem and Dan, we all know that Voorhees is a paid shill of the wind industry.  It is in his job description to perpetrate the lies of the wind industry.  It is not sheer coincidence that NRCM. which once had a stellar reputation for…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post RoxWind - DEP Public Hearing on Jan 7, 2019 - Also Email Address for Written Comments
"Art, which part of the Rox Wind application did you find the species monitoring information in?"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post RoxWind - DEP Public Hearing on Jan 7, 2019 - Also Email Address for Written Comments
"there will be no required formal species monitoring or mortality counts during the operational life of the project. 2)  While no formal monitoring will be required at the site, RoxWind will inform its operators to report any incidentally…"
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Construction of major electricity line from Quebec to New York City to start in 2020

The developers of a long-delayed project to deliver hydroelectric power from Quebec to New York City say that construction will start in 2020.

First unveiled in 2008, the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is a proposed 536-kilometre underground high-voltage line to supply customers in New York City with hydroelectricity generated in Quebec dams by provincial utility provider Hydro-Québec...............................

The project is projected to deliver 1,000 megawatts of…

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Posted on December 11, 2018 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

Region’s electricity market in trouble

Dan Dolan, the president of the New England Power Generators Association, says the wholesale electricity market is facing an existential crisis, failing to meet the needs of the six New England states and the region’s electricity generators, whom he represents. “The direction we’re moving in with out-of-market contracts for renewable energy and special contracts for reliability is putting the risk right back on ratepayers...................

New England states began offering subsidies…

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Posted on December 11, 2018 at 1:14pm — 5 Comments

Southern Maine electricity customers can expect $6 monthly increase come Jan. 1

Another contributor is the growing role of renewable generators on the grid, said Marc Brown, a spokesman for the New England Ratepayers Association. Brown said state policies that favor intermittent resources such as wind and solar have created more risk for the companies that bid into supply contracts, especially for home and small-business customers. It’s important for New England to continue building power plants that can be dispatched when needed, he said, especially in the…

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Posted on December 11, 2018 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Maine Audubon Recognizes Dark Skies but Advocates for Wind Factories

And that also means advocating for the massive transmission lines required by and solely by the wind project monstrosities.

 

See Winter 2018 issue - "The Unique…

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Posted on December 10, 2018 at 5:00pm

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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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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 (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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