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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post President Trump: “Bing, that’s the end of that windmill"
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Alice Sokolow commented on Long Islander's blog post Officials ask CMP to compensate Franklin County as part of transmission line deal
"1. This does not meet President Trump's Energy Policy. 2. Mitigation should not be Green$$$$$$$$$$$$ 3. In Canada they pay for energy whether it is generated or not. 4.In US, there is the Bonneville Effect; ratepayers pay penalties when…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Friends of Maine's Mountains Update on Canadian Hydro
"Wind turbines installations cause power lines to be built. Gigantic power lines."
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Friends of Maine's Mountains Update on Canadian Hydro
"And her objection for a single corridor for a power line is what? Every wind farm cuts the tops off mountains, cut access roads to every mountain, cut a swath for lines from every farm to the grid. And it takes hundreds of workers all with…"
Thursday
Nancy Sosman commented on Long Islander's blog post Friends of Maine's Mountains Update on Canadian Hydro
"Your support is out of context."
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Friends of Maine's Mountains Update on Canadian Hydro
"Sosman's  umbrage is out of context. Her objections when mountaintops were 'raped' for wind farms and hundreds of miles of life giving forest clearcut are missing from the record. Where is her concern for the copper mining, the…"
Thursday
Nancy Sosman commented on Long Islander's blog post Friends of Maine's Mountains Update on Canadian Hydro
"How "Green" is this energy?#1 Thousands of workers driving to job site in cars, trucks and heavy equipment.(Gas, oil and exhaust)#2 Thousands of workers producing hundreds of miles of cable, towers and metal hardware thru production…"
Thursday
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post President Trump: “Bing, that’s the end of that windmill"
"Follow the money "
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Sherwin Start commented on Long Islander's blog post President Trump: “Bing, that’s the end of that windmill"
"MR. TRUMP IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT  WIND TURBINES KILL MILLONS OF BIRDS - BUT NO CARES ABOUT IT .. THE NATIONAL AUDUBON   or the STATE AUDUBON DO NOT CARE  and they are the ones that suppose to protect ALL Birds ! THE NRC of MAine is …"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Today is last chance to send your comments to Gov's Maine State Wind Commission
"This is what I sent to  the commission! To the Wind Commission'        The debacle of wind energy is a terrible burden for the taxpayers, with inconsistent energy production and prohibitive cost to produce…"
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
"http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/conservative-law-foundation-dubious-claim-ne-electricity-from 1) Shutting Down Nuclear, Gas, Coal and Oil Plants   The Consultant Synapse and CLF do not mention they are opposed to nuclear, gas,…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
"Other New England State's  control of generation selection has put Maine in a precarious position of poisoning the energy veins throughout our state with unreliable renewables ( wind, solar) which means we Mainers will be the first to…"
Wednesday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Today is last chance to send your comments to Gov's Maine State Wind Commission
"Short note sent"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
"Hi Steve, In reality, the grid has to be over designed to accommodate all the distributed, variable wind and solar, plus it has to have storage to mitigate short term variations. That would be a much more expensive and complicated grid than would be…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
"The statement offers winter energy solutions for the long term, but not for any 2018/2019 cold period."
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS STATEMENT ON REGIONAL ENERGY AFFORDABILITY
"It looks like RE proponents had a major input into that statement regarding winter energy. - Conservation Law Foundation - Acadia Center - New Hampshire Office of the Consumer Advocate - PowerOptions - RENEW Northeast - Vermont Energy Investment…"
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Energy Expert and Wind Critic Jim LaBrecque Running for State Senate

It is fair to say, if not for LaBrecque’s work, you would be paying more in energy bills than you are now.

LaBrecque has spent his time in the LePage Administration fighting against the wind and solar lobbies, and for energy policies that protect the environment while lowering your energy bills.

The carbon-mitigation specialist says he’s running…

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Posted on August 17, 2018 at 3:00pm

A bad energy gamble for Massachusetts

Take a look at what is happening in Massachusetts.

Groups like 350.org, founded by an activist named Bill McKibben, “uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all,” according to their website. They don’t mean in the future, when those new technologies might be reliable and profitable - they want it…

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Posted on August 17, 2018 at 10:17am

Officials ask CMP to compensate Franklin County as part of transmission line deal

A group of elected officials in Franklin County is not revealing what it has requested from Central Maine Power Co. as compensation for a proposed Canada-to-Massachusetts power line project that will cut through the county...........................In Somerset County, CMP also signed a separate memorandum of understanding with a conservation group for $22 million in mitigation payments that would help boost tourism and recreation.

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Posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Friends of Maine's Mountains Update on Canadian Hydro

Update on the CMP / Hydro Quebec Power Line

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Posted on August 16, 2018 at 4:00pm — 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.
 
 
 

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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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