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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?
"Where is Governor LePage on all of this? Maine is about to get slammed like never before. We won't be able to say we didn't see this disaster coming. In no way shape or form is Maine ready to properly sort through the coming invasion…"
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Christopher A King commented on Long Islander's blog post What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?
"Allow me to correct some misinformation in the above article. (I am not taking issue with anyone quoted. It's easy to be misquoted in the press.)First, Johnson Mountain, Chase Stream, and Misery Townships are just west—not east—of…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?
"The Wind portion may still travel to Pittsfield from the NW and NE but lastest reading on the MEGA Hydro from Quebec seems to be going by way of Jay to Lewiston. "
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Eric Tuttle: Some Ideas come to mind and can be made legal but for the Criminal Elements from within and those that surround us
"Massachusetts Needs to Re-learn Conservation Efficiency Prioritize Sharing Rationing - Going Without - Maine is NOT your Plantation!"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Eric Tuttle: Some Ideas come to mind and can be made legal but for the Criminal Elements from within and those that surround us
"I would add: #8 Require Utility companies / corporations / LLC's or otherwise to repurpose, redesign and reconstruct their existing Utilities / Facilities to maximum upgrade allowed with current engineering knowledge prior to expansion for…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"Some Ideas come to mind and can be made legal. But for the Criminal Elements from within and those that surround us #1 should be to repeal any statute that Maine has to allow construction of these Grid Scale farms. #2 should be to enact a statute…"
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Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"It's not the residents of Massachusetts that are the problem. As reported a few years ago in the Boston Globe and coming from the CEO of one of Massachusetts' largest utilities, NStar. Please…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"It seems that the number one state incentive now is the mandate that Mass electricity customers buy "green power". The Mass ratepayers will eventually feel that, but by the time "eventually" happens, Maine will be destroyed. So…"
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Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"Unfortunately, many of my suggestions would probably be unpopular and likely not be legal...my frustration is rampant... But more seriously, work to eliminate all national & state financial incentives, tax breaks, etc...etc...it has to hit the…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"Do you have any suggestions for action Mr. Powers?"
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Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"It is all about money...it speaks very loudly...the ground work has been laid very carefully...and discreetly...deep in local politics.  It is also about individual land rights...the people who actually own the land and pay taxes on it will be…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"The gigantic threat right now are the "green" mandates from Massachusetts, with Connecticut and Rhode Island likely to follow with their own. - Is there a legislator in Maine who will lead a fight against this takeover of our state? - If…"
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Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"That 40% is not correct...no more power is lost than any other source of energy.  The bigger the transmission line, the more efficient.  Transmission power loss is not significant and is already taken into account in all energy projects.…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine?
"Piggy backing.  They'll be filing permits along the proposed transmission routes.  How much power is lost in transmission?  I've read 40%.  Is that figure correct?"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Parent company of CMP hires Maine PUC commissioner who resigned
"Shysters All!"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Information on Possible Maine Wind Projects - See Eric Tuttle's and Eskutassis' Comments
"My point, Gracias, Merci, Thanks!"
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What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?

What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?

McDonald said his group points to a recent study by the John Muir Society that says the installation of industrial wind power and transmission corridors in…

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Posted on August 15, 2017 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Eric Tuttle: Some Ideas come to mind and can be made legal but for the Criminal Elements from within and those that surround us

Please see the recent comments from Eric Tuttle and Robert Powers.  Robert Powers believes that 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine and I do not doubt this.

BDN - These Maine projects aim to cash in on Bay State hunger for clean energy…

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Posted on August 12, 2017 at 3:09pm — 32 Comments

PPH - Maine ranked 8th in growth of wind-power capacity in 2016

How about some reporting on all the corruption that supports Maine wind and its requisite new transmission?

The prospects for growth beyond the current (tax credit) cycle remain uncertain, given declining federal tax support, expectations for low natural gas prices and modest electricity demand growth.”…

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Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:36pm

PPH - Parent company of CMP hires Maine PUC commissioner who resigned

Carlisle McLean, one of the utility regulators criticized by Gov. LePage for approving rules to compensate solar energy producers, is now senior counsel at Avangrid.…

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Posted on August 8, 2017 at 1:00pm — 11 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.
 
 
 

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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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