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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Longroad Energy submits application for Maine wind project
"another huge disappointment for maine"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Bids would add 350 megawatts of offshore wind
"By current law, the Maine RPS for new renewables is scheduled to expire in 2022. "  Ten percent for the period from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2022. "  A bill to move this date to 2020 to coincide with the PTC…"
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Bids would add 350 megawatts of offshore wind
"They are such greedy thieves!  If they aren't blasting the hell out of mountain ridges for feckless wind turbines, they are carpeting hundreds of acres of land for even less productive and less efficient solar arrays.  After…"
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post George Smith cheerleads yet again for renewables
"Perhaps, old George might want to listen to what energy experts who keep the lights on in New England say about renewables.................... "The ISO understands that policymakers must meet a broad range of economic and environmental goals…"
Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's page Is There Corruption in Maine?
"No doubt about it!  Have seen it first hand....."
Nov 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Heat pumps in Maine: Set it and forget it? Or turn it off for the winter?
"Heat Pump Performance:The heat pump COP on MFR data sheets is for test operation at a source temperature of 47F. That temperature is per industry standard. Heat pumps from Japan are well-designed, reliable, high tech systems. They work well in…"
Nov 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Heat pumps in Maine: Set it and forget it? Or turn it off for the winter?
"The ratedCOP of a heat pump is the energy out/energy inputat a source temperature of 47 F. The rated COP is determined under test conditions in a laboratory   The averageCOP is less at lower than rated outputs, and due to on/off cycling, and as…"
Nov 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Letter: CMP project may have wind component (???????????)
"Northern Maine does not have connections to the New England grid. Any new wind turbines would need to be connected to the Canadian grids Their electricity outputs could not be used in New England, unless high voltage direct current, HVDC,…"
Nov 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Market forces buffeting future of wind power in Maine (Maine Sunday Telegram)
"Wind and Solar Conditions in New England: New England has highly variable weather and low-medium quality wind and solar conditions. See NREL wind map and NREL solar…"
Nov 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Market forces buffeting future of wind power in Maine (Maine Sunday Telegram)
"High Electricity Prices for RE in New England: The highly subsidized wholesale prices of wind and solar paid by utilities to producers are much higher than in the rest of the US, because of New England’s mediocre wind and solar…"
Nov 4
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Important Radio Show on Governor LePage's Wind Commission - 16 minutes plus written summary here
" The pinwheel lovers aren't going to like the truth!  Facts: Producing only 30% of the time, at only 30% of rated capacity and at twice the cost of conventional power generation!"
Nov 4
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Market forces buffeting future of wind power in Maine (Maine Sunday Telegram)
"Facts keep getting in the way of their pipe dreams.  Installed capacity being promoted when only 30% of that being produced and only 30% on the time.  Just more pro wind BS, short on wind and long on Bull S-it! "
Nov 4
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Hydro-Quebec faces pressure to make CMP transmission line a better deal for Maine
"Be careful what you wish for!  If they bury the ENTIRE transmission lines, all would be OK. Hydro Quebec is having problems with "restless natives" that is causing problems with their expansion plans so things may not be OK with…"
Nov 2
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Heat pumps in Maine: Set it and forget it? Or turn it off for the winter?
"I've thought about installing one of these heat pumps in my mom's house (she lives in Freeport) but up here in far northern Maine, I can't even bear going to my friend's house in winter anymore because she has a heat pump.…"
Oct 31
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Heat pumps in Maine: Set it and forget it? Or turn it off for the winter?
Oct 31
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Heat pumps in Maine: Set it and forget it? Or turn it off for the winter?
"I am not sure how Efficiency Maine has selected Contractors, in the past or currently. However, I can attest to the fact that within the climate zone (of which Maine has many microclimates) in Abbot Maine the electricity bill went up considerably,…"
Oct 31

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Longroad Energy submits application for Maine wind project

A $140-million, 22-wind turbine project involving four Hancock County towns is moving forward.

Longroad Energy Partners, which is developing the project, submitted an application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Oct. 31, said Mark Bergeron, director of the DEP’s Bureau of Land Resources.

“One of the first steps that we take is to review the information to see that it’s complete for processing — have they submitted all the necessary materials?”…


Posted on November 19, 2018 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Resistance that sank Northern Pass has CMP reworking its transmission line blueprint

..................Projects bidding into the clean-energy competition were scored using a 100-point scale, with the price of power accounting for 75 points. The remaining 25 points reflect values such as development status and overall chances of success, Dalton said.

Avangrid/CMP’s initial cost of $950 million translated into an attractive rate for Massachusetts electric customers. Northern Pass, by contrast, was estimated at $1.4 billion, although it has secured most of its permits…


Posted on November 18, 2018 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Bids would add 350 megawatts of offshore wind

Some of the bids would have Rhode Island buy power from land-based wind farms of up to 350 megawatts proposed by EDP Renewables and Apex Clean Energy in Maine, large solar projects of up to 170 megawatts proposed by EDF Renewables in undisclosed locations and a host of smaller solar proposals of 20 or 50 megawatts proposed by Freepoint Solar in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont.....................…


Posted on November 17, 2018 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

George Smith cheerleads yet again for renewables

"Maine can keep our energy dollars in state by investing in an energy future that makes our economy more dynamic, competitive and clean.".........................................................................


Posted on November 14, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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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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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 (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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