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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents strategize in wake of Mills’ support of CMP transmission line through Maine
"As I have been saying, Maine should remain passive to contracting with solar and wind resources because, as Willem points out, they are twice as expensive. When Massachusetts contracts with renewables, it pays them a set price. When these same…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents strategize in wake of Mills’ support of CMP transmission line through Maine
"Governor Mills: “Importantly, the discussions in recent weeks have brought to the table the largest generator of renewable energy in North America — HydroQuebec. Partnering with this provincial company to our north, with its plentiful…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents strategize in wake of Mills’ support of CMP transmission line through Maine
"Governor Mills has been seriously misinformed regarding heat pumps - A typical “Vermont mix” house, 2000 sq ft, requires for space heating about 64000 Btu/h at -20F outdoor and 65F indoor (85F temperature difference), and requires for…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
"Governor Mills has been fed a load of nonsense regarding heat pumps. Heat pumps in the average Maine house would displace only about 32 to 34 percent of fuel used for space heating, with the other 66% to 68% provide by the fuel oil furnace. About…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Opponents strategize in wake of Mills’ support of CMP transmission line through Maine
"Nice to see both CLF and NRCM stressing the importance of scenery. But why are they each willing to trash Maine's scenic assets with wind farms and transmission for wind farms? Wind farms produce useless power that is not available on demand."
16 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
"I think Angela is looking down the road at the termination of warranties and major maintenance for wind turbines.....this will make generation less profitable and add their voice demands to raise rates."
19 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
"The final package is a lobbyist's wet dream......so much extraneous stuff tacked on."
19 hours ago
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
""with its plentiful low carbon generation, along with local renewable generators, will not only bring down the price of power for consumers of all sizes but will also help us wean off of fossil fuels in a significant way." Sounds like…"
19 hours ago
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
"So, with this statement, it would seem that these useless windmills aren't needed(actually never were) and the charade that windmills were the future can go away. And we can save our mountain tops and the tens of thousands of acres stripped for…"
23 hours ago
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
"When you listen to the Governor, take note of her word about carbon, Her residence, the Blaine House cosumes 92,000 kwh of electricity per year. The mix of resources used for Maine electricity produces 929.64 lbs of CO2 per MWh 92MWH times 929.64…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
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Nancy Sosman commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC
"Mills' director of the Governor's office of Energy, Angela Monroe, worked for le page for 2 years and prior to that 10 years at the MPUC.  The second in command, Lisa J Smith wrote a treatise, I can't access but it's…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills says yes to CMP transmission line
"Except for her analysis on air source heat pumps, which are notoriously more expensive in temperatures below 30 degrees and will get even more expensive with the cost of electricity going up. That said, her other points are valid."
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills says yes to CMP transmission line
" This does nothing for Maine, blood BOILING.  Short emotional response... is a crock of CRAP!"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills says yes to CMP transmission line
"Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.   Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC…"
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills says yes to CMP transmission line
"This STINKS...….. FOLLOW THE MONEY! "
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Opponents strategize in wake of Mills’ support of CMP transmission line through Maine

“We can’t say no to every single project,” Mills said at the Portland International Jetport Friday before flying to Washington, D.C., for a meeting of the National Governors Association. “We have to open the door.”

Holding a roughly 3-inch square cube of carbon encased in plastic to symbolize the reduced pollution of electricity generated by hydroelectric dams, Mills said the project…

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Posted on February 21, 2019 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

Governor Mills Statement Regarding NECEC Stipulation Before the PUC

February 21, 2019

Portland, MAINE -- Governor Janet Mills released the following statement in response to the announcement of a signed Stipulation regarding the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) proposal:

“Last night thousands of Maine households turned up their thermostats to keep their families warm as the wind…

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Posted on February 21, 2019 at 11:08am — 10 Comments

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

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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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