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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"The residents of Greenwich Ct. can afford to pay the 28 cents/ Kwh projected cost. (Until they see the bill). Keep their "green" bills local. Enjoy them as well, as long as Maine residents don't have to pay them or have the state more…"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"Falmouth Wind Turbines FOIA 110 Decibels Prior To Construction Massachusetts Freedom Of Information Act Request  5/29/20   https://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/falmouth-wind-turbines-foia-110-decibels-prior-construction"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
""When it comes online in 2025, the project will enable Connecticut to avoid emitting more than 25 million short tons of carbon dioxide while improving electric grid reliability in cold winter periods, a critical feature that will speed…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"At what price will the electricity be bought from the FOREIGN owners?"
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal
"Ocean Turbines Face Falmouth Still Standing Wind Road Block Massachusetts Land Turbines Present 5th Amendment Issues On Ocean Wind Landfall 5/28/20 https://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/ocean-turbines-face-falmouth-still-standing-wind-road-block"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills
"The Production Tax Credit for wind is 2.5 c/ kWh. This was scheduled to be reduced to 40% of 2.5, or 1.0 c/kWhBut, by means of shenanigans, it is now scheduled to be reduced to 60% of 2.5, or 1.5 c/kWh, plus projects can be started a year later,…"
May 26
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Neighboring New Brunswick: Police investigating damage at wind farm
"Another Spanish, foreign company, an international wind conglomerate, defacing Maine.When will Mainers wake up to the fact they are nailed to the wall by the Democrat political machine? Vote them out in November It is the only remedy"
May 22
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills
"Avangrid  can start conserving for their new rents by paying less for  ex-governor John Baldacci (Baldacci was elected vice chair of the board of Avangrid in 2015). Word has it he was getting paid $200,000 for this). As a cost saving to…"
May 22
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills
"Those Spanish, foreign companies had been free-loading for years on federal lands.I am sure Spain would never allow that.It is about time they pay the rent."
May 22
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine output drops steeply after ten years: US research
"APPENDIX 3 The first 10 years, during which the VERY LUCRATIVE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT is in effect, degradation of wind system production is an average of 0.17%/y or 1.7% for 10 years.    However, during years 11 through 17, during…"
May 19
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Turbine output drops steeply after ten years: US research
"http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/turbine-output-drops-steeply-after-ten-years-us-research See URL The first 10 years, during which the VERY LUCRATIVE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT is in effect, degradation of wind system production is an average…"
May 16
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post This Katahdin Sunrise is in Peril
"Thank you. I finally got through and was able to post a comment."
May 14
John F. Hussey commented on Long Islander's blog post This Katahdin Sunrise is in Peril
"Where would those ugly bastards connect, CMP'S POWERLINE!"
May 12
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post This Katahdin Sunrise is in Peril
"For some reason I can't read the comments, just says "pop up windows blocked"."
May 12
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post This Katahdin Sunrise is in Peril
"Katahdin Woods and Waters has just gained designation as an International Dark Skies Sanctuary, one of increasingly rare places without light pollution where you can view the Milky Way.  We need to hammer these idiots with Michael Moore's…"
May 12
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post This Katahdin Sunrise is in Peril
"The tradition is to approve  these projects (as well as pass legislation like the Wind Law of 2008 ,PL-661) under the noses of the public whilst they are concerned with other issues(Covid perhaps) , or kept removed from them. (No Press or…"
May 12

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Connecticut Positioned to Close on Offshore Wind Deal

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) says the two largest energy utilities in the state, Eversource Energy and United Illuminating (UI), have filed power purchase agreements with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to procure 804 MW of offshore wind power.

This is a major milestone for Connecticut’s clean energy portfolio and the future of offshore wind in the state and region. If approved by PURA, this would be the largest procurement…

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Posted on May 28, 2020 at 10:40am — 6 Comments

Neighboring New Brunswick: Police investigating damage at wind farm

Police are investigating after several wind turbines at the Caribou Wind Park near Bathurst were damaged over the long weekend.

New Brunswick RCMP say 10 turbines were damaged sometime between Sunday and early Monday at the wind farm located off Route 180 in Caribou Depot, about 50 kilometres west of Bathurst.

Police said in a release issued Tuesday equipment was significantly damaged while the suspect or suspects tried to gain entry into the base section. Ultimately,…

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Posted on May 22, 2020 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills

The Interior Department had stopped charging the rents at the end of 2018 to review company complaints that former President Barack Obama’s administration had increased them too much, making them uncompetitive with rents on private property. The Interior Department declined repeated requests to comment on the outcome of that review, or the issuance of the retroactive rent bills. A budget document on the Interior Department’s web site shows it expects to collect $50…

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Posted on May 22, 2020 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 18, 2020

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Trump issues executive order to protect power grid

Wind and solar add zero value to the grid

Clean energy needs reliable supplies of critical minerals

Large solar farm could cause explosion on scale of small nuclear bomb

EPA: Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS

Video of superior talk by Bret Kugelmass

Report: The inadequacy of wind and solar

Report: Wind Turbine…

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Posted on May 19, 2020 at 9:48am

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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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