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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line
"The emissions of wood burning stoves are tested under laboratory conditions , using a selected, oven-dry wood fuel. The testing bear only a passing relationship to how the stoves are used in the real…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs
"More government being created to control an issue that controls votes.  No surprise."
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line
"APPENDIX 9 http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-case-against-intensive-forest-management-in-maine Wood smoke from inefficient wood-burning appliances is a substantial source of air pollution. The smoke emitted from incomplete wood…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line
"The gas pipeline and pumping station should go forward, because nuclear plants will be closing by the time all is built.  The gas would be used to generate low cost electricity, at about 5 c/KWh to replace the low cost nuclear electricity. The…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line
"Mills actually showed leadership on this issue earlier in the year. She did her homework, did the math, worked for an even better deal. The knee-jerk reaction to NECEC is naturally against, but considering the alternatives, the demand, and the…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars
"I use my own electricity mix.  And I sure hope the sun shines tomorrow, we got fourteen inches of snow today."
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars
"Electricity Mix Based on Power Purchase Agreements: There are non-technical people talking about the “Vermont electricity mix” or the “New Hampshire electricity mix”. That mix exists only on paper, because it is based on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars
"Cost Shifting From Millionaire Owners to Struggling Ratepayers and Taxpayers    Clever multi-millionaires have known about wind and solar being much more expensive compared with existing generation (coal, oil, gas, nuclear, hydro, etc.)…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars
"Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall Street http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-more-wind-and-solar-the-higher-the-electric-rates   This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 50% higher without…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars
"That HIGH COST, INTERMITTENT, VARIABLE offshore wind electricity would be fed into the NE high voltage grid, which would distribute it at near the speed of light, all over NE. That electricity has NOTHING to do with Maine, other than being another…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Sale of Hancock County wind farm project puts it on fast track toward completion
"More corrupt wind sprawl from the corrupt Maine legislature, bought and paid for by the wind lobby."
Nov 11
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Sale of Hancock County wind farm project puts it on fast track toward completion
"More Maine Graft and Corruption on open display for all to see. A "well done"  goes to   the corrupt, wind bought Maine State legislature! Augusta needs a few of these downtown;spread the wealth  you bimbos."
Nov 11
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post State approves power-purchase contract with UMaine wind project
"To be invisible from Monhegan, the 650 tall, to top of blade, would have to be at least 15 to 20 miles away from the island, which means more cabling to shore HV grids. I hope this will be tested in a wind tunnel at 100 mph and with 30 to 40 ft…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Sale of Hancock County wind farm project puts it on fast track toward completion
"Where are the environmentalists who so vocally and stridently oppose the corridor for reasons that aren't as awful as this?"
Nov 7
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post State approves power-purchase contract with UMaine wind project
"Extremely unstable platforms and lots of constantly moving parts, in this cases many parts moving in different directions and along different axis at the same time creating extreme torques add salt water and electricity what could possibly go…"
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Collins, King Back Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Bipartisan legislation also cosponsored by senators from six east coast states currently participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

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Posted on November 15, 2019 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Mills Says She Won't Get Involved In Potential Ballot Campaign Over CMP Transmission Line

November 13, 2019

By Steve Mistler

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills says she does not plan to get involved in a potential ballot campaign that could determine whether Central Maine Power (CMP) can build a controversial transmission line through Western Maine, even though…

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Posted on November 13, 2019 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: November 11, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:



Everything You Hear About Billion-Dollar Disasters Is Wrong

Wind turbines don’t lead to a windfall

Perpetual Infants: $100 Billion in Subsidies and US Wind & Solar Want More

NY State blows smoke to hide wind costs

California Subsidizes Natural Gas Plants to Prevent Widespread Blackouts

The Electric Car Fantasy

Germany stipulates turbine setbacks to be 3300± feet

Conventional Wind Energy…

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Posted on November 13, 2019 at 12:12pm

The gov’s well-paid wind-power liars

The New York State Energy Research Development Authority really doesn’t want you to know how much you’ll have to pay for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s offshore-wind boondoggles.

Our recent editorial on this waste cited the Empire Center’s Ken Girardin, who’d found used the agency’s own public filings to deduce a cost to electric ratepayers statewide of some $6 billion for just the first wave of wind farms NYSERDA is subsidizing off the Long Island coast, vs. the ageny’s…

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Posted on November 11, 2019 at 9:00pm — 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.
 
 
 

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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