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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Baldacci's Avangrid pulls the plug on wind farm in Hopkinton
"You know, EVERY SINGLE TOWN IN NORTHERN MAINE should write a resolution like was written like the one in Hopkinton restricting where wind towers can be built. If the wind companies come up against VOTED upon zoning laws by each individual town, they…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post 4-H youth tour Saddleback Ridge wind turbine farm in Carthage
"Isn't 4-H suppose to be about real farms?"
19 hours ago
Marshall Rosenthal commented on Long Islander's blog post Massachusetts Senate passes ambitious clean energy bill
"Whoopee! Al Gore and Sen. Pacheco have figured out a very expensive fix for a non-problem. Just what we didn't need."
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Massachusetts Senate passes ambitious clean energy bill
"Couldn’t have done this without Senator Pacheco graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Crusader Academy!  "
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post 4-H youth tour Saddleback Ridge wind turbine farm in Carthage
"*****###$#bahhumbug##$#***** "
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) should be ashamed of itself
"Yeah Barbara; Think what that amount of money could do to relieve the National Debt total it has been part of driving up. Think how many miles of pipeline could have been built with just a FRACTION of that money. Just think what our electricity rate…"
Jun 11
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Town supervisor: 'I can’t be bought by Avangrid. I heard the majority.'
"The media and the regulators refuse to call out public officials on conflict of interest.  When the Rollins Wind project developed by First Wind was gaining approval, the Select Board of Lee approved the siting and TIF for the portion of the…"
Jun 9
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Dylan Voorhees, Glen Brand and Beth Nagusky credited by group claiming 2,100 Maine wind jobs
"How many jobs per wind turbine?"
Jun 8
Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post FAKE: Report finds offshore wind could add 2,100 jobs, as regulators mull fate of UMaine project
"Avangrid is Iberdrola of Spain where manufacturing will happen, jobs would be created, yet funded by U.S. citizens—again. And, Iberdrola chief warns of an Enron-style collapse in the Financial Time. https://www.google.com/amp/..."
Jun 7
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Legislators Battle with Gov LePage Over CMP’s Proposed Transmission Line
"A Statement made by four scoundrels who would sell out every Western Maine town for wind and solar, Vote them out. “We understand and appreciate that Central Maine Power has done significant outreach to local municipalities within the…"
Jun 2
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Legislators Battle with Gov LePage Over CMP’s Proposed Transmission Line
"If free market principles applied to the energy industry, instead of environmental antagonists and entrenched overpriced natural gas generators pulling on the ears of numb nut legislators, Maine has been presented a move to cheaper, better power and…"
Jun 1
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Citing unfinished work, Angus King launches re-election bid for U.S. Senate
"The same guy who scammed the Record Hill wind project.  The guy I debated spontaneously in Freeport, disrupting an Angus lovefest.  The guy who stated that climate change is going to raise sea levels so much that Sand Hill in Augusta will…"
Jun 1
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Citing unfinished work, Angus King launches re-election bid for U.S. Senate
"King has a long personal history of playing to his liberal elite southern Maine base and TOTALLY SCREWING NORTHERN MAINE FOR HIS PERSONAL GAIN!"
May 31
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Massive solar project planned near wind farm in Maine
"Intermittent power sources sharing the same transmission lines as stable sources is never a good thing, especially when heavily subsidized by another State's Legislature. Maine, again being bullied by Southern New England. Maine must leave the…"
May 31
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Massive solar project planned near wind farm in Maine
"Unless the subsidies that the collection of human scum are grabbing from such projects are eliminated they will continue to be built and will destroy MAINE!"
May 31
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - What Adam Cote learned at a stalled clean energy company now fuels his campaign
"He "learned" that if we wanted to use electricity for heating, he bet on the wrong horse. Steffes heat storage units are a primitive technology compared to heat pumps. "
May 31

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Baldacci's Avangrid pulls the plug on wind farm in Hopkinton

Former Governor Baldacci, vice chair of Avangrid fails again. Although this is NY, it's a good example of how David can beat Goliath. 

In a letter to Hopkinton’s town board, an attorney for Atlantic Wind – the parent company of Avangrid Renewables – said executives “will cease all…


Posted on June 19, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Massachusetts Senate passes ambitious clean energy bill

If the bill survives debate in the House of Representatives, it will be among the most progressive in the nation.

BOSTON – Massachusetts would run on 100-percent renewable power by 2047 under comprehensive energy legislation passed by the state Senate Thursday night.

The idealistic goal would be reached by increasing the state’s renewable portfolio standard by 3 percent every year, instead of the current 1 percent. The RPS dictates how much renewable energy…


Posted on June 17, 2018 at 10:19am — 2 Comments

4-H youth tour Saddleback Ridge wind turbine farm in Carthage

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world.”

― Vladimir Lenin


She also discussed the strict regulations of the industry and the process of constructing the massive 500 foot tall structures. The tour was very educational and afterward the 4-H members made the hike up to the top of Saddleback Peaks where they enjoyed a picnic…


Posted on June 16, 2018 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

BDN & PPH - CMP inks deal crucial to $950M plan to pipe hydropower through western Maine

Central Maine Power Co.’s plan to build a transmission line from the Canadian border through western Maine to bring hydropower to Massachusetts passed a critical step Thursday, when the Maine utility and Massachusetts electricity distributors said they had signed a contract.

The contract, which was not made public, reportedly details the terms and energy price for the project. Through those prices, Massachusetts ratepayers ultimately will foot the bill for CMP’s $950 million New…


Posted on June 14, 2018 at 6:36pm

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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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