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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Mills is bending over backwards to give the pro wind folks what they want and then some. All would be much less costly with gas fired, 60% efficient combined cycle gas turbine power plants. The cost of electricity would be much less and the CO2 per…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Part of settlement offer from CMP for the NECEC project : " Once the NECEC receives all State of Maine permits and approvals, NECEC LLC will contribute $1,000,000 to Maine Prime Technologies LLC at the University of Maine to fund research and…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Not only was the UMPI turbine fire never reported, the media is still using shots of that turbine whirling away to promote how green and progressive Maine is.  I saw one of these shots on my mother's TV while downstate this past week.…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"WIND AND SOLAR SUBSIDIES WOULD PROVIDE A BONANZA FOR WALL…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back
"Stephen, as Maine's wind turbines fail en masse becoming a fleet of non-functioning rusting hulks, today's fervent supporters of wind power who think they look great will see them as the grotesque out-of-scale, out-of-place robbery larceny…"
Thursday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back
"Excellent points Willem Post, these useless windmills are a burden on all of Maine not just the ones that have to live under them! As these continue to increase in number the tourists will start to decrease in numbers. Those out of staters that own…"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back
"Maine, under Mills, is going off to the deep end. Floating wind turbines is a wealthy Norway project. Its energy cost/kWh would have been very high. Of course, with enough subsidies, stolen from the pockets of Maine people, even pigs can be made to…"
Thursday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills on Energy in Address to the Legislature Yesterday
"Hanna Pingree has defended grid scale wind based on her Vinalhaven experience.  But hold on a minute. People on Vinalhaven are quaintly primitive by choice.  Vinalhaven was a step or two above 3rd world status: cut off from the mainland by…"
Tuesday
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills on Energy in Address to the Legislature Yesterday
"Governor Mills' goal of attracting data centers might have some merit based on the fact that data centers, which generate tremendous heat, can save money on air conditioning by being located in cold climates. However, these data centers…"
Tuesday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills on Energy in Address to the Legislature Yesterday
"Considering that the "  Office of Policy Innovation and the Future "  is a brand new agency, our taxes are already paying the favors of wind and solar lobbyists. "to assist the University of Maine in the research and…"
Tuesday
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills on Energy in Address to the Legislature Yesterday
"YAWN!!!  Offshore wind... twice as expensive and twice as expensive to maintain.  One good hurricane will take care of that crap! "
Tuesday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine lawmakers propose dozens of bills, including a "Green New Deal."
"Excerpt from Governor Mills' February 11 address to the legislature: The world is changing. We need to define Maine’s place in the new world. We will work with the private sector and with groups like the Maine Development Foundation to…"
Tuesday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Janet Mills' nominee for DIF&W involved with wind industry conference in June
"  Yeah, here we go, it has been obvious for years that Audubon was bought off by big wind years ago to ignore the mortality of birds of prey including Bald Eagles, and also deadly to a host of other birds and bats!  Ms. Camuso is all…"
Feb 11
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post EDPR claims its proposed site in Maine would provide a GREAT wind resource for RI and have a small footprint
"No. 9 in Chinese Culture Besides 6 and 8, Chinese people like 9 very much as 9 has the same pronunciation with 久 (Jiu, meaning everlasting). On the Valentine’s Day, a man usually presents his lover 99 or 999 roses to symbolize the eternal…"
Feb 11
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post EDPR claims its proposed site in Maine would provide a GREAT wind resource for RI and have a small footprint
"This is a low of bull manure. Wind and solar proponents claim one MWh of wind displaces one MWh of fossil generation, and therefore fossil generation is “equivalent” to wind and solar. That is very far from the truth.   In…"
Feb 11
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post EDPR claims its proposed site in Maine would provide a GREAT wind resource for RI and have a small footprint
"Has she got Parkinsons? Very distracting!"
Feb 11

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Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine

....................Mills’ order means that state agencies with the “legal authority to issue permits can once again do their work with Maine’s local communities and stakeholders to determine which projects should go forward,” according to a Friday prepared statement.

Groups with legal authority include the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the state’s Land Use Planning Commission and the Public Utilities Commission.…

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Posted on February 15, 2019 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Yale Climate Connections: The Northeast is back

Crony capitalism hopes to get a boost here in Maine.

Perhaps someone needs to tell Jeremy Payne that on February 1, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a condemnation of the current approaches to floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) and a decision to proceed by researching radically different design concepts. The DOE advised that  "the current state of the art for FOWT is too massive and expensive for practical deployment", also saying "Floating Offshore Wind Turbines…

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Posted on February 14, 2019 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Janet Mills warms up to CMP transmission project

Gov. Janet Mills seems to be warming up to Central Maine Power’s plan to build a major new power line through western Maine’s forests, now that CMP and Hydro-Quebec are offering a new benefits package to the state............................Mills said she wants to see a finalized package before passing final judgment. The companies and other stakeholders are negotiating the terms of that agreement as CMP seeks permits from state utility and environmental regulators.

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Posted on February 12, 2019 at 7:35pm

Governor Mills on Energy in Address to the Legislature Yesterday

Excerpts from the governor's 2/11/19 address to the legislature:

The world is changing. We need to define Maine’s place in the new world.

We will work with the private sector and with groups like the Maine Development Foundation to identify our state’s many assets and build upon them to foster and attract:

  • Sustainable farming, diversified fisheries and innovative forest products businesses
  • Clean energy producers
  • High tech…
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Posted on February 12, 2019 at 9:30am — 5 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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