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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Project to bring Canadian hydropower to New England gets federal approval
"CMP has an additional similar project proposal through Maine's western mountains for Canadian Hydro, Solar, and Wind. Though they will not confirm it to Maine's Legislators or agency heads, it is obvious that plans for co-joining future…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post U.S. Senator: End Wind Production Tax Credit at End of This Year
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Where's the Reliability Wind Pusher CMP? (BDN)
"Eric A. Tuttle • 10 minutes ago Transmission Reliability "from point of generation" to "point of distribution" upgrades are really nothing to do about Maine's needs, but rather more to do with the increased…"
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Monique Aniel Thurston commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Wind Energy Law Update from Juliet Browne of Portland Law Firm Verrill Dana
"so glad to see Juliet miffed ."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Wind Energy Law Update from Juliet Browne of Portland Law Firm Verrill Dana
"And just to cheer you up, here's an uplifting four minute speech by Senator Lamar Alexander on the Senate floor on why the PTC should be ended NOW.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJNUrLHL7RQ&feature=youtu.be"
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Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Wind Energy Law Update from Juliet Browne of Portland Law Firm Verrill Dana
"Verrill Dana? Look who claims to have created wind friendly regulations & represents 90% of ME wind projects Verrill Dana Website- SunEdison: Wind Power Development We represent SunEdison in the development, permitting, construction and…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Question of the Week
"Deepwater Wind says electricity rates on Block Island would drop by 40 percent if a wind farm is constructed off the island By John Hill on Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 12:01…"
Nov 15
Paula D Kelso commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Vermont wind-turbine noise rules displease everyone
"How can they get away with keep saying that wind generated electricity is the cheapest electricity in New England?"
Nov 13
Dudley G. Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Should Maine hold power companies more accountable for outages?
"I would only say that very high sustained  winds out of the south at this time of year are very  unusual. Up here in Franklin county we were out for 111 hours. In defense of their response one can not tie their 345 KV direct current line…"
Nov 10
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Op-ed authors fail to make case for opposing natural gas pipeline (PPH)
"Mainers indeed will get poorer and shiver from the renewable dream there, but what the heck, the smart ones (businesses , people and those that can) continue to leave the state.Liberal Progressive renewable power fables and wind power graft …"
Nov 9
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Why Mainers Should Be Outraged Over Worst Power Outage In State's History (in Forbes)
"In Hancock County and RBO (Penobscot may follow suit) for the entire county is underway. Presented to the commissioners with a potential request for a public hearing.  Part of a communication via e-mail concerning Wind Maine politicians are…"
Nov 7
Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Why Mainers Should Be Outraged Over Worst Power Outage In State's History (in Forbes)
"Do you think Mr. Pentland might have a dog in the show? Maybe a little biased? You are absolutely right Arthur. Gov. LePage has made a difference, and now DJT will make the rest of the difference. Wind investor Warren Buffett said it best. "You…"
Nov 7
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post FORBES: Why Mainers Should Be Outraged Over Worst Power Outage In State's History
"To put the scale of this transmission investment in perspective, only about 1.3 million people live in Maine, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This means CMP spent about $2,500 for every single customer it serves in Maine on a single…"
Nov 7
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post FORBES: Why Mainers Should Be Outraged Over Worst Power Outage In State's History
"Maine is a cesspool of high level vested interest wind power elites, from the Senator called King (look up Record Hill wind from which he profiteered) to ex governor Baldacci ,now working for Avangrid (CMP) who initiated the heinous 2008 Wind Law…"
Nov 7
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post FORBES: Why Mainers Should Be Outraged Over Worst Power Outage In State's History
"Now they will look to infrastructure reliability as an excuse. WE HAD THE POWER (well sort of) but the infrastructure lead south. CMP's Maine Power Reliability investments all lead south with nothing for Maine other than destruction of…"
Nov 7
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind industry crying about U.S. tax proposal
"Various Subsidies for Wind and Solar: We pay for electricity through our monthly electricity bills and through taxes that finance various subsidies for wind and other energy producers, such as:   - The federal ITC, 30% of the qualified portion…"
Nov 6

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Where's the Reliability Wind Pusher CMP? (BDN)

Excerpted from BDN on 11/17/17:

CMP has been criticized because it invested $1.4 billion in a Maine Power Reliability Program to modernize and enhance transmission of its 40-year-old bulk power system in 2012. That program, and its smart grid system, appear to have done little to lessen the number of outages or to accurately track where power was out and when it would be restored.…

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Posted on November 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

U.S. Senator: End Wind Production Tax Credit at End of This Year

by LAMAR ALEXANDER November 17, 2017 4:30 PM

It’s an expensive, wasteful subsidy to an inefficient industry. Congress is focused on making our backward tax code into something that encourages our nation’s instinct for creativity and innovation. As we look at all the wasteful and unnecessary tax breaks that are holding us back, I have a nomination: At the top of the list should be ending the quarter-century-old wind production tax credit now — not two years from…

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Posted on November 18, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Project to bring Canadian hydropower to New England gets federal approval

“They have a permit to cross the international border but they don’t have a permit to site the project on 192 miles of New Hampshire landscape. That is what the SEC will determine,” said Will Abbott, the vice president for policy with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which opposes the project.

“Their exuberance may be a bit premature,” he said. “We believe the evidence makes a clear argument why the permit should be denied. We feel very confident that there is…

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Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Maine Wind Energy Law Update from Juliet Browne of Portland Law Firm Verrill Dana

This energy blog discusses several departures from current DEP practice in the areas of decommissioning, power purchase agreements, effect on electricity rates and setbacks.

SEE: http://www.energylawupdate.com/energy-law-update/2017/11/15/maine-department-of-environmental-protection-issues-draft-wi-1.html

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 3:26pm — 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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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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