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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Vineyard Wind says project at risk
"Long Islander, No permits means delays, means more money is needed to build, and energy cost/kWh will be higher. Also very expensive, specialized equipment/ships/cranes, owned by Europeans, have commitment schedules to other projects in the…"
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John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind power angling for new handouts as PTC is set to expire (From Council on Foreign Relations)
"NO MORE TAX giveaways for UNRELIABLE and Non-dispatchable WIND "power"!"
Thursday
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"The PUC and Gov. Mills are just getting started with the PUC issuing RFP's for renewable sources, With the SNE states going offshore, that former cash cow is evaporating. Mills is going to fulfill her newly upped RPS with domestic wind and…"
Thursday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"It does seem as though we're moving in reverse, faster and faster.  Regressive speeding could prove to be very dangerous."
Monday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"Dan, Wind displacing gas turbine plants is a fable.  Germany  with more and more wind is putting in MORE of the 60%-efficient gas turbine plants. Gas turbine plants will NOT be displaced, because they are needed for peaking, filling in…"
Jul 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NY's Hamptons: "Seeing turbines on the far horizon would be unacceptable"
"Long Islander, That photo is a real HOUSE owned by a Wall Street billionaire. It is one of the largest houses in the US. Wall Street billionaires are in favor of wind, as long as it is not in THEIR backyard. In any case ANYTHING OFFSHORE MUST BE…"
Jul 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NY's Hamptons: "Seeing turbines on the far horizon would be unacceptable"
"Lon Islander, That photo is a real HOUSE owned by a Wall Street billionaire. It is one of the largest houses in the US. Wall Street billionaires are in favor of wind, as long as it is not in THEIR backyard. In any case ANYTHING OFFSHORE MUST BE…"
Jul 13
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"Wind replacing the output of natural gas fired plants at the same price. How technologically regressive ."
Jul 13
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Vineyard Wind dealt blows on two fronts: Edgartown commission rejects cables; feds delay EIS
"Glass half full?  If Maine is going to avoid additional wind desecration in our mountains, offshore wind will be a big reason why."
Jul 11
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Vineyard Wind dealt blows on two fronts: Edgartown commission rejects cables; feds delay EIS
"696-ft Tall Wind Turbines Highly Visible From Martha‘s Vineyard South Shore   The wind turbines would be located about 12 to 14 miles from Martha’s Vineyard south shore. The masts and rotors would be clearly visible during daytime…"
Jul 11
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Sens Collins & King and put out tin cup for wind industry
"Once again Collins shows her inability to do research into the fraud of off shore wind! When European countries are starting to abandon off shore wind, why we just do the obvious and jump right in! King is keeping a lower profile as he has been…"
Jul 5
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Sens Collins & King and put out tin cup for wind industry
"This is where climate change hits the pockets - and it should stop right there. We don't need to be wasting money for offshore wind unless it is mounted to an island. You can't have one agency shutting down the lobsta industry due to too…"
Jul 5
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Ex-Gov. Baldacci, board member of CMP’s parent, says company should make customers whole
"Swamp Report: 430 Former Members of Congress Are Lobbyists, Government Influencers https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/27/swamp-report-430-former-members-of-congress-are-lobbyists-government-influencers/"
Jun 29
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Angus King Introduces the Renewable Electricity Standard Act
"Vaseline was a teaser and I wondered who'd catch it!  Hahahah... We're still going to get screwed!"
Jun 27
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Angus King Introduces the Renewable Electricity Standard Act
"No John, Vaseline is petroleum based so it's of course out of the question."
Jun 27
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post Angus King Introduces the Renewable Electricity Standard Act
"Do any of those bills have a provision for Vaseline to ease the screwing we are about to get?"
Jun 27

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Vineyard Wind says project at risk

Federal environmental approval needed in 4-6 weeks

VINEYARD WIND says its offshore wind farm could be in jeopardy if the federal government fails to approve its environmental impact statement over the next six weeks.

In a carefully worded statement issued early Thursday morning, the company appeared to be prodding federal officials at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to move quickly to approve the environmental impact statement. The statement represents a shift for…

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Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Wind power angling for new handouts as PTC is set to expire (From Council on Foreign Relations)

Beware any coming electrical blackouts as they'll surely be used as pretext for an attempt to have taxpayers fund a revamp of the grid.

A New Dawn for Wind Energy Infrastructure After the Production Tax Credit Sunset

The wind industry is approaching the end of its federal financial support. The Production Tax Credit (PTC), which was designed to drive investment by providing reductions in…

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Posted on July 18, 2019 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

NY's Hamptons: "Seeing turbines on the far horizon would be unacceptable"

Developer: We won’t pursue wind farm in waters off Hamptons

.......................... Then there’s New York State, which does not support wind-energy areas off the Hamptons and has registered opposition with BOEM, officials said.

“No one can really tell me who and why [New York…

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Posted on July 13, 2019 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang

July 12, 2019

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) unanimously approved a long-term contract for a 72.6 MW wind power project in Hancock County Maine. The project is being developed by Weaver Wind, LLC, a subsidiary of Longroad Development Partners, LLC and is expected to be operational no later than December 2020.

"This 20-year contract should create real ratepayer benefits for Maine" stated Commission Chairman Philip Bartlett. The…

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Posted on July 12, 2019 at 8:30pm — 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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