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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Dark Skies: Advocates push Maine as astrotourism destination Maine Sunday Telegram)
"I have been talking about this since my OpEd in the BDN in 2010. Until you have been in a Bortle 1 sky as I have both here at my camp and in the Sonoran Desert, adding just one flashing light is terribly distractive, but when there are ten or even…"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Tux Turkel: Cold snap tested reliability of region’s power grid and arguments against fossil fuels
"OK. A few things that have NOT been mentioned at all in this article. While the wind and solar people talk about their contribution being "competitive" with fossil fuels, especially piped in gas, they neglect to tell you anything about the…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Tux Turkel: Cold snap tested reliability of region’s power grid and arguments against fossil fuels
"The real culprit is the New England State Legislators who devised a system straight out of CLF and NRCM playbooks, followed by corporate favoritism straight out of their checkbooks. Clean house in November."
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Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Dark Skies: Advocates push Maine as astrotourism destination Maine Sunday Telegram)
"Correction on the photo credit. I did not take that photo, Rainer Egle did. We did, however, make good use of it during the LURC and DEP hearings on the Bowers Mountain project. In fact, after seeing that image, LURC and DEP's scenic consultant…"
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Eskutassis commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov LePage: Maine Has an Exciting Opportunity To Reduce Energy Costs
"Our primary energy bill we have to reduce is heat for our homes and businesses, and that can not be achieved with electricity. It's obvious we will not get a gas line through Mass with their insane energy policies, so bringing NG from Canada…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov LePage: Maine Has an Exciting Opportunity To Reduce Energy Costs
"If we can't get natural gas through Massachusetts, why give them hydro through Maine?"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov LePage: Maine Has an Exciting Opportunity To Reduce Energy Costs
"Right on !"
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Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Deepwater Wind -- Whale Deaths, Infra Sound, Accidents & 500 Million
"Has any wind developer anywhere ever been penalized for lying under oath?"
May 15
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Deepwater Wind -- Whale Deaths, Infra Sound, Accidents & 500 Million
"The naivate of the public continues to allow these wind lairs to exist.  Here is a mandatory requirement that must occur to reign in these consummate wind liars. All meetings and hearings with the   Wind Industry  must be…"
May 15
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind Spinoff: NEW FILM DIVES INTO ISSUES, CONCERNS WITH DEEPWATER WIND’S PROPOSED WIND FARM
"Deepwater Wind -- Whale Deaths, Infra Sound, Accidents  & 500 Million "
May 15
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind Spinoff: NEW FILM DIVES INTO ISSUES, CONCERNS WITH DEEPWATER WIND’S PROPOSED WIND FARM
"The 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm began commercial operations in 2016. The construction of the turbines each rated at  6 megawatts each began in 2015.  Many questions remain unanswered:  The construction date of Deepwater in Rhode…"
May 15
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post University of Maine Wind Turbine Fire Update
"As usual, total unadulterated BS from wind zealots."
May 12
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post University of Maine Wind Turbine Fire Update
"CO2 avoided assumes the turbine is replacing fossil fueled power. Where does UMPI get its power from now? and how has that changed since the oft repeated press release of 2009? Overall, Maine has one of the 'greenist' sources of power in…"
May 12
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post University of Maine Wind Turbine Fire Update
"Is the State Taxpayer Supported University System a learning center or a politically driven losing cause ?"
May 12
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post University of Maine Wind Turbine Fire Update
"800 Kwh / Month - 9600 Kwh / Year 1,000,000 Kwh / year - 104 homes / year. 4.7MM Kwk over 9 years = 54 homes 4.7MM Kwh 4700 Mwh x 0.7 tons per Mwh should have saved 3290 tons of CO. I would dare to say that for educated people, they seem to be…"
May 12
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine lawmakers voice objections to CMP power line in letter to Massachusetts regulators
"Your concern is well taken, Richard, I am comfortable with the fact this DC line is  inclusive to Canadian power only. As stands now, 1090 megawatts of hydro only is to flow through this line and HQ retains right of generation for the remaining…"
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“GREEN” ENERGY, AN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

One of the worst features of both wind and solar energy is that they are terrible for the environment. Land-based wind turbines are bad enough, but offshore installations are a fiasco waiting to happen...........

It is remarkable that the heavy hand of government has lined up behind such a risky technology.............

n February, it was reported that Danish wind operator Ørsted must repair more than 600 wind turbines due to early blade…

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Posted on May 23, 2018 at 4:50am

PPH - New UMaine energy proposal calls for biomass, solar

The University of Maine in Orono would get much of its heat and electricity from an on-campus Renewable Energy Center fueled by locally harvested wood and a huge solar array, according to a plan being negotiated by the university system and Honeywell International............The outline of Honeywell’s power contract proposal is contained in a document prepared for the University of Maine System last year in response to requests for proposals to transition most of the Orono campus from…

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Posted on May 22, 2018 at 10:33am

Tux Turkel: Cold snap tested reliability of region’s power grid and arguments against fossil fuels

Note that this article glosses over extremely expensive capacity payments associated with wind and solar, as well as their tremendous transmission and taxpayer expenses.

Solar panels were covered with snow and wind turbines were buffeted by storms......“We were definitely on the brink,” said Matt Kakley, an ISO-NE spokesman. “Had the cold snap continued longer or had there been further outages in the region, it was definitely possible that (rolling blackouts)…

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Posted on May 20, 2018 at 8:14pm — 2 Comments

Dark Skies: Advocates push Maine as astrotourism destination Maine Sunday Telegram)

Rollins Lights

Turbine lights on Rocky Dundee seen from Upper Pond (Gary Campbell)

Yet another reason not to have flashing thunderous wind turbines throughout Maine defiling what we have to enrich foreign investors tapping our treasury and raping ratepayers.

The state's many precious resources include the largest light-pollution-free swath in the eastern half of the U.S. 
A new effort is underway to protect it with 'dark sky' designations…

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Posted on May 20, 2018 at 12:00pm — 2 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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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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