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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"Yup, more environmental destruction, more killing of hawks, eagles, and bats, more chances of runaway fires. All for inconsistent electricity and mountain tops that will be destroyed forever! This short sighted  idiocy will be judged harshly by…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"It blows my mind that there's such a strong opposition to the transmission corridor for Quebec hydro, and the opponents are citing all the same reasons there should be a strong opposition to the ever expanding wind sprawl in Maine.  These…"
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Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"Here is the question I would ask. Maine does not need the power, so the construction, destruction , birds bats et al benefit only the investors, Reed & Reed and the out of state recipients of the power. I think it is good to remember that…"
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project
"The ENEMY is pushing hard in a full frontal attack trying to get as many wind turbines sited as possible before the tax credit dry up! "
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Bob Stone commented on Long Islander's blog post Less than 1 in 1,000 Mainers own electric cars, people not sold on going gas-free
"At the Annual Transportation Conference in Augusta last December, one auto industry maven said that over 1/2 of all cars built in 5 years will be electric powered."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Less than 1 in 1,000 Mainers own electric cars, people not sold on going gas-free
"Cold weather anxiety, range anxiety and charge time anxiety...that's a lot of anxiety for a northern Mainer to get to southern Maine.  And how do these charging stations work, do you put quarters into them to get a certain amount of…"
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Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post UMPI Exploring New Energy Project Following Fire in Wind Turbine
"UM trustees should concentrate on reducing tuition instead of tilting at windmills. D.G. Gray"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's page EUT & ENR Audio Links
"Joint Standing Committees' Email Submission of Testimony Moving On-line https://lists.legislature.maine.gov/sympa/arc/enr-ip/2019-04/msg00020.html"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas
"President Donald Trump signed two executive orders to speed up oil and gas pipeline projects. Trump seeks to curtail the ability of states, like New York and Washington, to kill vital energy projects. New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo blocked…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas
"Trump is pushing , with the Executive Order of Wednesday,  the  of advancing gas pipelines into NE. Get in those Gas Pipelines thru New England, over the lunatic "GREEN NEW DEAL" fanatics like NY's…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas
"Wind and solar can't exist without fossil fuels and generous government subsidies.  Hydro is great where available, but nuclear is the only sensible way forward."
Sunday
Bob Stone commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas
"The USA needs to ramp up development of Gen IV nuclear technology and put the wallet for wind subsidies away, for good."
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Weaver Wind DEP Public Meeting on Thursday night, April 18 in Aurora
"I bet this project hasn't a power purchase agreement in hand and will not get financing unless they do. Under DEP  "Financial Capacity" Section "The applicant also submitted a letter from KeyBank, dated August 29, 2018…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas
"There seems to be an understanding among the New England Governors that hydro from Canada and new natural gas plants in Connecticut are , for the foreseeable future, are adequate reliable resources to offset intermittent resources.  "…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Weaver Wind DEP Public Meeting on Thursday night, April 18 in Aurora
"We all know how these public meetings hosted by the wind industry go.  Too bad all the residents of all the towns already targeted  and victimized by the wind industry couldn't attend and take over the meeting with a real explanation…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP wins key certificate from regulators for transmission line
"If your student enrollment increases, the state contribution increases. RSU 56 enrollment is in steady decline. Dixfield, on the whole is in economic decline. A declining town can not sustain budget increases driving up property tax bills, which…"
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DEP hosts public meeting on proposed Hancock County wind project

Members of the public got the chance to weigh in on a proposed wind project that would be located in Hancock County Thursday night.

The Department of Environmental Protection hosted the meeting in Aurora at the Airline Community School.

The Weaver Wind Project would build 22 turbines at a cost of 145 million dollars.

The…

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Posted on April 19, 2019 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Less than 1 in 1,000 Mainers own electric cars, people not sold on going gas-free

1,300 Mainers owning electric cars translates to 0.097% of the state's 1,338,404 population, as in "less than 1/10th of one percent or less than one in a thousand."

Just over 1,300 Mainers owned electric cars in 2018, which is more than twice as many as in 2014, according to a recent survey conducted by the Natural Resources Council of…

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Posted on April 18, 2019 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

UMPI Exploring New Energy Project Following Fire in Wind Turbine

“We’ve been discussing a whole range of options, from a new wind turbine to solar.”

With the insurance investigation recently completed regarding the fire that occurred last year in the wind turbine, officials with the University of Maine at Presque Isle are exploring a new alternative energy project that will generate the same level of electricity.

The insurance investigation confirmed that the April 2018 fire in the nacelle of the wind turbine was…

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Posted on April 18, 2019 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas

Today, and for years to come, the only feasible and affordable way to provide the on-demand backstop for variable, unpredictable wind and solar energy is to operate power plants fueled by natural gas. Across New England, we rely most days on natural gas for 60 percent or more of our electricity – and these are the plants that can cycle up their output in seconds to fill in for wind and solar that suddenly go missing. Sixty seconds of critical power that costs millions to charge up and tap in…

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Posted on April 14, 2019 at 10:18am — 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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