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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"Like it or not, Maine is a stakeholder in a regional electric network that includes all six New England States. By consumption, Maine represents 8% of total New England electrical usage. This regional network ( ISO-NE ) is tasked with the…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"The three groups that issued this report are all wet, and apparently wishing to return us to the Stone Age. OK, so let's allow that NRCM, The Wind Lobby, and Sierra actually might be accurate in saying that the power line will NOT reduce…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"If wind developers  and pro - corporate wind  enviro-groups like NRCM oppose it, should anti-wind groups support it? We know their AC wind generators would need to invert at high cost to utilize it, so the question: A potential new…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project
"A potential new corridor for wind expansion in western Maine, or a mechanism to potentially slow down wind development based on the reality of pricing?"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP to bury proposed transmission line under Kennebec Gorge
"Mills has released a climate plan that includes setting a goal of reducing pollution by 80 percent by 2030, and said she would focus on “prevention and mitigation. Hayes said Maine must use “tax policy to herd behavior in the…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line
"Archives at this location go back as far as Deliberations in June of 2016 http://puc-rss.maine.gov/userportal/#/home/channel/5747c139e4b0f2bb... There are no fancy images with the titles, but they can be sorted through if you need past archived…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line
"Archives at this location go back as far as Deliberations in June of 2016 http://puc-rss.maine.gov/userportal/#/home/channel/5747c139e4b0f2bbb389d56d There are no fancy images with the titles, but they can be sorted through if you need past archived…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Public can weigh in on CMP hydropower project tonight at 5PM in Hallowell
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Public can weigh in on CMP hydropower project tonight at 5PM in Hallowell
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine likely to get hit this winter with huge energy cost spikes thanks to environmental activists
"Is it the time for more businesses and residents to leave the energy brainless state perhaps, and leave it to the Groupthink Greenwashed of Portland and Augusta to pay for their renewable ideology?"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine likely to get hit this winter with huge energy cost spikes thanks to environmental activists
"Well, that probably means our elite legislators will bilk the electric customers with even more surcharges to promote subsidizing heat pumps that work poorly below 10 degrees outside temperature and eat up more electricity to even further bilk the…"
Wednesday
Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind advocate Maine Audubon lectures about the importance of dark skies
"STILL  NOt a SINGLE WORD FROM MAINE AUDUBON about the BIRD STRIKES/KILLS  around the and from the WIND  TURBINE BLADES! IN ADDITION NOT A WORD FROM MAINE AUDUBON ABOUT the  SOUND  OF the wind turbine BLades generated while…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Office of Tourism Industry Input Session - Portland on October 23
"The mainstream "environmental" group "elitists", many whom have never been north of Bangor, are paid very significant amounts of money to push wind and solar, which includes fighting competitors such as low cost big hydro, Maine…"
Wednesday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Office of Tourism Industry Input Session - Portland on October 23
"Be interesting to know if the Maine Office of Tourism touches on the CMP/Quebec transmission corridor and its impact on the western Maine region. This proposal has a lot of people up in arms, where the wind industry has been able to ride rough shod…"
Wednesday
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post From the Brookings Institute right before the wind madness in Maine exploded.
"This says it all: "Huge and almost mythical, the Northern Forest remains a critical element of the state’s brand,""
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Mainers dig in for a big fight over CMP’s hydro project

The events set the stage for the first of four meetings starting Friday at the Maine Public Utilities Commission, one of the regulators that must approve the New England Clean Energy Connect project.

“The hearings that start Friday are to hear from and ask questions of the witnesses from the parties in the case,” said Harry Lanphear, the commission’s administrative director. The witnesses and intervenors formally applied for…

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Posted on October 18, 2018 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Maine likely to get hit this winter with huge energy cost spikes thanks to environmental activists

Last Year’s New England Winter Was Brutal on the Energy Grid. Get Ready for Worse.

Posted to Energy October 17, 2018 by Michael Graham

The New England region will be the hardest hit—right in the wallet– due to the region’s disproportionate reliance on home heating oil. The EIA anticipates that propane prices will remain flat, electricity costs will rise 3 percent and natural…

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Posted on October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

World Health Organization: Wind Turbine Noise as a Health Hazard

By Sherri Lange -- October 17, 2018

“The wind industry has denied and ignored evidence directly linking wind turbines and sleep disruption leading to negative human and animal impacts worldwide. Expect WHO’s new Guidelines to give rise to new standards to mitigate if not eliminate this ongoing suffering.”

“The burden of environmental noise with wind turbines is not episodic or random: for the most part its effects are constant and unrelenting…. This is an…

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Posted on October 17, 2018 at 9:05am

Video of last night's MPUC public hearing on CMP Canadian hydropower transmission line

Public Witness Hearing

October 17, 2018

Docket #: 2017-00232

Location: Worster Room, 101 Second St, Hallowell, ME

5:00 PM

The video is archived at the PUC site at the following link:…

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Posted on October 17, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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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 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 (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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