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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post List of "environmental groups" requesting Congress aid wind developers
"I am surprised China isn't on the list in some form.These money grabbing organisms are really getting annoying. And people are just giving money to them like they are going to save the World.However, my question is, are folks ready to elect a…"
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Dwayne Bennett commented on Long Islander's blog post List of "environmental groups" requesting Congress aid wind developers
"Obviously not essential jobs!"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"The Sierra Club on COVID-19 "We can expect to see a fourth stimulus package in the coming weeks. In any new stimulus, we will continue to fight for funding to support health and economic relief for all, accessible transportation, climate…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Keep up the good fight, Sandy."
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Sandy Wolfe commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Wow, Penny. I don't usually get replies from my comments except from the paid-to-troll people who mock people who have experienced the wind turbine environment. I first heard some of the significant problems with these units back in '93 at…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Filibustering the $1 trillion-plus Covid-19 bill hoping to include tax credits for solar and wind energy
"The proven oil reserves in Venezuela are recognized as the largest in the world, totaling 300 billion barrels (4.8×1010 m3) as of 1 January 2014.[1] In early 2011, then-president Hugo Chávez and the Venezuelan government announced…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Thank you, Sandy Wolfe.  Your "rant" is much appreciated and well stated.  We need more people who seek the truth and who aren't afraid to face the consequences of saying, "We were wrong about this."  Good…"
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Sandy Wolfe commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"The AWEA has a lot of nerve tagging their dangerous and woefully inadequate equipment onto a relief package intended to help an American public in danger of bodily damage or death. If they really want to help all they have to do is shut down their…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Thank you AOC, your ridiculous "New Green Deal" is convincing even the democrats to shun big wind and solar."
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Pelosi presented a 1400 page House virus bill. Such a large bill does not get written overnight. A dozen or more lawyers must have been working on it behind the scenes. She must have been planning and working on it for weeks, with all the wind and…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
" Despicable Shysters Inc.= AWEA They want the Payola  even if it delays the aid needed, as Amercians die from Covid-19 across the nation."
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Long Islander, Thank you for posting the collection of URLs. Wind, solar and hydro have been ferocious in pursuit of prolonging subsidies. Thety were totally spoiled under Obama, who wasted billions on solar projects in the US southwestthat went…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Filibustering the $1 trillion-plus Covid-19 bill hoping to include tax credits for solar and wind energy
"Here is a more complete list of the junk in Pelosi’s bill. Welch, Bernie and Leahy support those items Early voting for all statesSame day voter registrationInternet voter registrationPost Office BailoutNew Emission standards for…"
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Filibustering the $1 trillion-plus Covid-19 bill hoping to include tax credits for solar and wind energy
"They are hoping for a collapse of the economy, so they can win in November. “Never let a crises go to waste”, per Rahm Emmanuel, in 2008.The US is facing an unprecedented moment in an era that has already witnessed 9/11 and the 2008…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Filibustering the $1 trillion-plus Covid-19 bill hoping to include tax credits for solar and wind energy
"Who is John Galt?"
Tuesday
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Filibustering the $1 trillion-plus Covid-19 bill hoping to include tax credits for solar and wind energy
"The left  wing pushing RENEWABLE PTC and other (GREEN)subsidizations would prefer to have Americans obtain NO emergency help if THEY DO NOT GET THEIR WAY with continued UNNECESSARY SUBSIDIZATION. In effect , let them die! THE LEFT WING DEMS…"
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List of so called environmental groups requesting Congress aid wind developers

Among the groups signing the letter to Congress are some familiar names:

National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club, Environment America and the League of Conservation Voters

Read the letter and see all its signatories here:…

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Posted on March 28, 2020 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

3/25/20
Washington – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement on the COVID-19 phase three stimulus bill. …
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Posted on March 25, 2020 at 2:30pm — 9 Comments

Filibustering the $1 trillion-plus Covid-19 bill hoping to include tax credits for solar and wind energy

Jeff Brady | NPR News | March 24, 2020 | www.npr.org

Clean energy and climate advocates say the huge stimulus bill Congress is negotiating should address not only the economy, but also climate change. But a split over that appears to have contributed to delays in passing the bill.

“Democrats won’t let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the Green New Deal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said…

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Posted on March 23, 2020 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

Lisa Linowes: Say No on a PTC Extension in COVID-19 stimulus

Lisa Linowes - March 21, 2020

As the White House and Congress negotiate a massive Covid-19 stimulus, the wind and solar industries are pushing for more PTC/ITC extensions. They are shameful and our political class can't be trusted. This letter to Congressional leaders emphasizes why the subsidies should expire as promised in 2015.

We are among the millions of taxpayers who watched in stunned disbelief as Senator Grassley and others in leadership reneged on their…

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Posted on March 22, 2020 at 1:00pm — 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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