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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Maine so called enviros push wind from atop their unicorns
"We as of this past July generate 11.7 Gigawatts, consume 2.4 of that with wind currently sitting at .984+ Gigawatts. We Export 9.3 currently. We already have a bad reputation of putting out more CO² than some other states.  79.48% is…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life
"Brad Blake talks about the wind turbine industry in Maine (2015) advocating sound approaches to Maine's energy policy. Worth listening  http://www.boxtalkradio.com/BTR01242015Adone.mp3"
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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life
"The website link for the St. George group is:  https://www.portstgeorgeme.com/"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life
"Wind turbines are taking health, property rights and now lives :  A Florida, Massachusetts resident died Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at his home.  The resident was unable to leave the property he loved. Wind development destroyed his peace…"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life
"When? When will our Legislators get the message? Maine has always been about conserving its Natural treasures while trying to eek out a living via its sustainable resources. Tourism being one of its livelihoods has always depended upon the natural…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life
"Moratorium needed on ocean wind turbine construction until NOAA completes investigation into whale deaths -NOW Since the illegal installations of two commercial wind turbines starting in 2010 the states claims its OK to torture  residential…"
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents Seek To Block Wind Power Project Off Monhegan Island
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents Seek To Block Wind Power Project Off Monhegan Island
"Brad, you could also add the the LF sound waves seem to be causing problems for whales along the Eastern Coast. Though they are not a cash product like lobsters, they generate revenue with whale watches and are an endangered species. When I fished…"
Oct 16
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents Seek To Block Wind Power Project Off Monhegan Island
"This project should be moved to Norway.  I'm sure their taxpayers would help fund it, and it would definitely be a better place for floating turbines than Maine.  UMaine can experiment on their fisheries and wildlife."
Oct 16
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents Seek To Block Wind Power Project Off Monhegan Island
"I am pleased to see the folks in the area working to stop this project.  One important consideration that I did not see on the website was the potential deleterious effects of Low Frequency sound waves emanating from wind turbines on lobster…"
Oct 16
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Tax Credits
"Germany is going to miss its 2020 and 2030 emissions targets by a country mile. See URL http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/10/11/germany-miss-climate-targets-disastrously-leaked-government-paper/ By Karl Mathiesen For all of its…"
Oct 14
jan van eck commented on Long Islander's blog post Are these "sustainability" minded millennials even aware of the unsustainability of destructive wind power?
"I have come to the conclusion that the Mainers in Maine are a lost cause.  All they seem to do is heap their scorn and abuse on each other and everyone else. Based on that, you might as well just let the exploiters from New York City show up…"
Oct 13
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine city struggles to get rid of windmill that never produced energy as promised
"Picture depicts Massachusetts Gov Deval Patrick (left) signing Green Communities Act with former convicted House Speaker Sal DiMasi father of Green Communities Act.   In June 2009, former Speaker of the House Sal DiMasi was indicted for…"
Oct 13
Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine city struggles to get rid of windmill that never produced energy as promised
"No one should be surprised that Mass Gov Deval Patrick set such a high goal for wind power. After all, back before First Wind was sold, Patrick appointed First Wind CEO Paul Gaynor as his green policy advisor under the Global Warming Solutions Act.…"
Oct 13
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Maine city struggles to get rid of windmill that never produced energy as promised
"Falmouth: Mass Governor Patrick’s goal of 2000 megawatts of wind power by 2020 See Production-Zero   http://www.powerdash.com/systems/1000160/"
Oct 13
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post Public Meetings for Energy Plan Rescheduled
"Correction.............This effort is supported by our corrupt U.S. Department of Energy, State Energy Program. award. An agency that covers for these corporate raiders and Treasury tax thieves,  in the same was as the Interior Department. They…"
Oct 12

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PPH - Maine so called enviros push wind from atop their unicorns

What a joke.

Instead of importing outdated fuels, we should be exporting clean energy that was developed by hardworking Mainers. Maine does not need a pipeline – we need homegrown, renewable energy.…

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Posted on October 20, 2017 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Maine CDC gets new director

Perhaps worth contacting about wind turbine related health concerns.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

286 Water Street

State House Station 11

Augusta, ME 04333-0011

General Information / Receptionist: (207) 287-8016

TTY users call Maine Relay 711

email contact for questions…

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Posted on October 19, 2017 at 5:44pm

BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life

“Fishing, both ground fishing and lobster fishing is the concern over and over,” Blum said, who also raised concerns about negative impacts on tourism. “That is the only other way we make a living here … and I mean unless I’m missing something, I don’t think tourists come to look at electrical infrastructure and substations.”

PORT said that if town officials don’t take steps to prevent the project from coming ashore in St. George, they will strive to force a public vote to bar the…

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Posted on October 18, 2017 at 10:39pm — 9 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 16, 2017

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 16, 2017



By John Droz, Jr. -- October 15, 2017



The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is…

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Posted on October 16, 2017 at 9:00am

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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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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 (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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