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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainebiz Wind Article Completely Ignores the Countless Negatives of Wind Power
"Williamson has unfounded arrogance to complain against a law that hands the wind thieves easy permits for the ruination of our beautiful state's natural and scenic resources.  Subjective?  We citizens have never been able to prevail…"
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Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainebiz Wind Article Completely Ignores the Countless Negatives of Wind Power
""When we talk about support from the state government, we're not looking for subsidies or financial support," Williamson says. "We're specifically looking for that ability to permit projects and solve problems in a…"
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John Frary commented on Long Islander's blog post JAMES LABRECQUE: Ideology shouldn’t trump practical solutions
"NONSENSE!  Ideology trumps everything:  history, human nature, ethics, biology, economics and, above all, common sense."
Saturday
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post BIRD ALERT: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility
"This will all get very interesting because the cockroaches will be very busy and now many more will be paying attention."
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Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post BIRD ALERT: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility
"Atlantic Wind LLC is Iberdrola of Spain. And they don't appear to be concerned about birds. Wind Energy Company Sues to Keep Bird Kill Data Out of Public's…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Public Advocate Barry Hobbins to Divest Himself of Investments Like Wind Company Stock
"Hum, another one on the take. What was his role on EUT in 2008 -2013 anyone? LePage could have done better than this guy."
Jun 16
Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Saco looking to get rid of wind turbine
"I hope someone is able to get the hard numbers for the cost of removal/recycling. Such numbers would be very helpful in determining if the developer's have been honest in estimating decommissioning costs."
Jun 15
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Saco looking to get rid of wind turbine
"A few years ago Saco's turbine was generating $60 a month worth of electricity. With costs at $250,000, and assuming neither downtime nor OM costs, the prominent downtown kinetic monument was on a trajectory to pay for itself in 347 years. But…"
Jun 15
Monique Aniel Thurston commented on Long Islander's blog post THE ANGUS KING FEDERAL BAILOUT (Nothing Succeeds Like Success Fees)
"the " smooth operator", we  exposed him , evidently Maine voters voted him in high office."
Jun 15
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Saco looking to get rid of wind turbine
Jun 15
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Saco looking to get rid of wind turbine
"Yet, the small wind turbine industry is still pushing their worthless products on unsuspecting offgrid and intragrid connected customers. They obviously want to still be included in subsidies and government handouts like the household solar…"
Jun 15
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places"
"It was an ok bill originally, but it was amended badly by the Environment Committee, and the wind lobby ultimately got what they wanted: no action. "
Jun 13
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post "An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Determination of a Wind Energy Development's Effect on the Scenic Character of Maine's Special Places"
"Chalk one up for the good guys!  But it sure was close."
Jun 13
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine legislature kills proposal to prevent lobbyist contributions to lawmakers
"How else can you self serve in the legislature? Maine, a dirty little graft ridden state."
Jun 2
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NY Times Suggests Wind May be "The New Base-load Source"
"In the northeast, about 40% of the hours of the year there is minimal or near zero wind energy being generated. Just look at the ISO-NE grid status site to see the percent wind contribution at those times. To call such a source base load is beyond…"
Jun 1
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post NY Times Suggests Wind May be "The New Base-load Source"
"The Media’s Ominous Ambitions https://spectator.org/the-medias-ominous-ambitions/"
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Mainebiz Wind Article Completely Ignores the Countless Negatives of Wind Power

Paul Williamson, a Portland-based development manager with Apex Clean Energy, of Charlottesville, Va., has similar frustrations. "The biggest issue with permitting is that there's a fair amount of subjectivity in the process. That makes it difficult for the developer."....................."When we talk about support from the state government, we're not looking for subsidies or financial support," Williamson says. "We're specifically looking for that ability to permit projects and solve…

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Posted on June 26, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

JAMES LABRECQUE: Ideology shouldn’t trump practical solutions

Commentary: Ideology shouldn’t trump practical solutions, LePage energy adviser says

Special interests just want to force the public to pay for their solar collectors, James C. LaBrecque says.…

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Posted on June 24, 2017 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

BIRD ALERT: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility

Ex-Gov of Maine John Baldacci became vice chairman of Avangrid, whicich owns Atlantic Wind LLC, in December 2015 and it was never reported by the Maine media. The ex-Gov and creator of Maine's heinous expedited wind law becomes vice chair of the nation's 2nd largest wind company and the media refuse to report this.

Please see the attached PDF which I was just advised by the person who provided this that he has approval to distribute. Click on the link to get the PDF: …

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Posted on June 22, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

New feature at MasterResource will periodically review important wind-related news

Editor Note: A new feature at MasterResource will periodically review important wind-related news in the US and around the world. For proponents of fuel-neutral, let-the-market-decide energy policy, as well as those opposing industrial wind turbines for environmental reasons, the news is increasingly positive. It should be highlighted and shared to motivate grassroots energy activists. MasterResource is indebted to Lisa Linowes for authoring this new series.…

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Posted on June 20, 2017 at 12:23pm

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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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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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