"Highly subsidized wind blows at random.
There is NONE, ZERO, NADA reliability.
Here is a diagram of 1600 MW offshore when it was very windy.
The output VARIED from 1600 MW to ZERO.
It is less than 200 MW during FIVE DAYS of the 24 Dec…"
"Mills is 100% in the pockets of the Maine RE fanatics.
She spouts one wacko idea after another.
Totally lacks experience in energy and therefore lacks judgment in that area.
It will cost Joe and Jane Worker, ratepayer and taxpayer, big time
"Well written piece. The fact is, the PUC did its job. The three outstanding commissioners - all apolitical as they are supposed to be - simply acted soberly.
Politicians in an election year depicted it as a debacle instigated or orchestrated by the…"
"This DER SPIEGLE article is a very damning and damaging portrait of the off shore wind industry in the N. Sea......bankruptcies, renewable energy corps. refusing to bid or build off-shore wind, spiraling costs of maintenance and replacement costs.…"
Mohegan Island would be severely impacted if the turbines were located 2 miles east of the island.
In Scotland, the UK, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany all such 600 ft tall wind turbines must be at least 15 miles from land so…"
"Here is my testimony from yesterday
I am a Monhegan resident. Our community just found out about LD 994 on Monday...3 days ago. At first I was shocked. Jake Ward has been telling us for the past year that Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) has been working…"
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."
Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT
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(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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