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Kathryn Sternstein commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"It's a constant battle. The ignorance about wind energy is very depressing. Delay is one major tactic as I'm sure people fighting turbines know.  Does anyone try to work on the politicians to get rid of that Expedited  Wind Law?"
2 hours ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Yes, Thank you Kathryn.  It's easy to get discouraged after such a long hard fight but we can't give up.  There's way too much at stake.  Every time I think about throwing in the towel I remember Dan Remian.  Maine…"
17 hours ago
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Thanks for the optimism Kathryn.  Over 100 Maine towns have done their homework and passed zoning that protects them. But two major differences exist: Mass doesn't have an Unorganized Territory and Mass doesn't have an Expedited Wind…"
18 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Challenged federal rule could price many renewables out of PJM’s capacity market
"Highly subsidized wind owners were underbidding traditional bidders in the forward market, because wind owners have no fuel cost. http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-shifting-is-the-name-of-the-game-regarding-wind-and-solar Without…"
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Kathryn Sternstein commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"I hasten to add that Savoy passed a bylaw outlawing wind installations and the developer had to go away. It was difficult and some luck was involved but at least for the moment it slowed enthusiasm for turbines here down."
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Kathryn Sternstein commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"I hasten to add that Savoy passed a bylaw outlawing wind installations and the developer had to go away. It was difficult and some luck was involved but at least for the moment it slowed enthusiasm for turbines here down."
yesterday
Kathryn Sternstein commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"I live in Western MA in a small town called Hawley. An adjacent town is Savoy. More than 10 years ago a wind developer persuaded a majority of town resident to pass a bylaw (written by the developers )which allowed wind turbines in the town. Various…"
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post REJOICE: Wind power industry leader calls quits for Vermont
"Hydro Quebec took them out at the knees. Vermonters have 30+yr. contracts with Hydro Quebec w/few if any escalators usually found in wind contracts. Solar may go the same way."
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"$350,000. for property improvements...what the hell does that mean?  A quiet office space.  Jesus these people are such liars.  How do they sleep at night?  Maybe their bank accounts are their conscience."
Thursday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Schoodic Lake: Public hearing set on financial contributions from proposed wind farm
"I'm sure this sort of thing has been going on forever, but it seems to me as tho the wind industry made bribery legal."
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"The developer says all is on track. That means he has the verbal OK from state bureaucrats! The developer tries his best not to deal with John and Jane Vermonter. All that variable electricity will be fed in the NE high voltage grid, or the…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"The poll seems to be closed, and I went to the article on Maine Biz and left a comment, which disappeared after I jumped through their hoops to post> Seems that MaineBiz is on the big wind team or at least cheerleaders. As big wind waves their…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Thanks for posting.  Everyone should take that survey and leave a comment."
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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills on Wind Power in State of the State
"I don't like to put a lot of faith in the spoken word. A politician has the innate capability to stand in front of a crowd of people from whom they need votes and then lie through their teeth. And people buy it. But just like Lucy holding the…"
Wednesday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Take the Maine Biz poll and also leave a comment:  https://tinyurl.com/wyo9bdk"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines
"Time for Mainers to say "enough is enough." For a decade Mainers were told we had to do our part.  Maine has done its part and then some. The "cumulative impact" has fallen disproportionately on New England's most…"
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Challenged federal rule could price many renewables out of PJM’s capacity market

Sweeping “minimum offer” rule will likely cut into the competitive edge for renewables as a hedge against fossil fuels.

Motions filed this week are asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to change a ruling that could price many renewables out of the PJM capacity market, while driving up prices for consumers.

FERC’s Minimum Offer Price Rule, or MOPR, calls for PJM to set minimum bids for state-subsidized electricity generators in those auctions. The rule…

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Posted on January 24, 2020 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

REJOICE: Wind power industry leader calls quits for Vermont

.................Blittersdorf cites a hostile political climate for his recent decision, and he credits Gov. Phil Scott, who campaigned on opposing industrial wind development in 2016, as the main force behind this new reality.

“In 2012 there were over a dozen wind projects in development. Now there are none,” he said. “This is truly a sad state of affairs for Vermont. Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. We must combat the carbon emissions crisis and move to a…

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Posted on January 24, 2020 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Scarring Maine's Blueberry Barrens and Great Heath with thirty 650' Tall Wind Turbines

It's curious that there's no mention in this article that the turbines would be spread out on three sides of the 7,000-plus acre Great Heath the largest peatland in the state and an area the state protects. See earlier post:…

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Posted on January 22, 2020 at 12:30pm — 9 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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