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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Fed funds will go to UMaine wind energy
"CO2 Reduction due to Wind Turbines Much Less Than Claimed   The Irish Grid Studies of operating conditions of the Irish grid performed a few years ago showed, at 17% wind on the grid, about 55% of the CO2 was reduced due to wind, instead of the…"
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"Dear Mr. Greg Kesich, Editor Portland Press Herald   (Mr. Greg suggested I write an op-ed regarding the referenced PPH article, so here it is.)   This op-ed is in reference to an article on floating wind turbines off the coast of Maine in…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Fed funds will go to UMaine wind energy
"Extremely Adverse Impact on CMP Electric Rates   LePage’s energy director, Steven McGrath, has focused exclusively on the cost of electricity from the demonstration project.   The rate is at least FOUR TIMES above wholesale…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Fed funds will go to UMaine wind energy
"600-ft Tall Hywind Turbines Highly Visible From Mohegan Island, Plus Infrasound   The 600-ft tall Hywind wind turbines would be highly visible from Mohegan Island, if they were located TWO MILES east of the island.   At that distance, the…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Fed funds will go to UMaine wind energy
"School Students Playing with Floating Wind Turbines   The main objective with floating wind turbines is to isolate the wind turbine from any wave action, including 30 - 40 ft waves. That can only be done with a…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Fed funds will go to UMaine wind energy
"Maine would have to spend at least several hundred million on infrastructures to manufacture, assemble, and tow the one or two FLOATING wind turbines to the site and anchor them. They should be at least 10 to 12 miles from ANY land otherwise they…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Land Regulators Deadlock, Postpone Critical Decision On Proposed CMP Powerline
"And to add insult to injury, the fire hazard of isolated wind projects are a hundred times more likely than from the power line, and a thousand times more likely if the power line is buried!"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Land Regulators Deadlock, Postpone Critical Decision On Proposed CMP Powerline
"Maine should be receiving power from the hydro line instead of these useless wind projects. And all these people that are having a fit about the corridor, are for the most part the drooling lap dogs for the wind projects(not all) that destroy more…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Land Regulators Deadlock, Postpone Critical Decision On Proposed CMP Powerline
"Jim, You are right. Have them negotiate a contract with HQ, and after that build the transmission line. Super clean steady, 24/7/365 hydro does not require babysitting by the other generators, but heavily subsidized, expensive, variable,…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Land Regulators Deadlock, Postpone Critical Decision On Proposed CMP Powerline
"That transmission line should be buried. That way it has minimal visual impact. Stop dicking around with this way or that way. It just never ends. Put up the money to bury it and be done with it. Electricity could be transmitted in one or two years."
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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Land Regulators Deadlock, Postpone Critical Decision On Proposed CMP Powerline
"They say this 141-mile transmission line would bring hydroelectricity produced in Canada through Maine to serve customers in Massachusetts.  I think they are lying and want to put it in for future wind projects that will further bleed tax…"
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John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: September 16, 2019

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

(Click on the link at the end of the list to read any article)

How AWEA…
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Posted on September 16, 2019 at 9:32am

Fed funds will go to UMaine wind energy

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an energy and water funding bill that includes support for several research and development projects at the University of Maine. 

The bill is expected to provide funding for UMaine’s offshore wind energy demonstration project, Aqua Ventus, according to a news release from the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Also included is support for a program to create energy-efficient, high-rise mass timber building…

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Posted on September 13, 2019 at 10:24pm — 6 Comments

Maine Land Regulators Deadlock, Postpone Critical Decision On Proposed CMP Powerline

State regulators deadlocked Wednesday on whether Central Maine Power's proposed powerline through western Maine would have unreasonable impacts on a remote pond in Beattie township.

Everett Worcester is Chair of the Land Use Planning Commission, which acts as a zoning board for Maine's unorganized territories.

“At this point I think we're…

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Posted on September 12, 2019 at 6:42pm — 5 Comments

Big Wind’s big headwinds / Texas Turbine Fire

Big Wind’s big headwinds

By Robert Bryce

On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution that adds the city to the list of municipalities that have committed to a local version of the Green New Deal. More than 100 cities have now declared their intent to obtain all of their electricity from renewables or “clean” energy sources. Furthermore, the Sierra Club claims that one in four Americans now live in communities that are “committed to a…

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Posted on September 1, 2019 at 2:00pm

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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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