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Maine bats fighting for survival

Biologists fear that all eight of Maine's bat species are in trouble — if not from white-nose syndrome, then from wind turbines, though some turbine operators have started shutting down the machines when bats are most at risk of getting killed by them.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Maine Wind Related News - The Week in Review

BATES – Conceptions and Constructions of Rurality: A Case Study on Wind Power Development in Maine

My research was aimed at understanding why people were in such strong opposition to the Bowers Mountain project.

http://scarab.bates.edu/envr_studies_theses/140/

FIRST WIND: Superior court justice…

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2017 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

BDN - How Maine universities made big carbon emission cuts over the past decade

Would the UMS board of trustees be equally willing to listen to Mainers and the tourism industry as to how its politically correct and self serving (grant $$$) wind advocacy is harming Maine's hallowed countryside the state over?

Divestment group members say they plan to continue promoting further divestment at system trustees meetings and urging system officials to take action.

“This is very different from other…

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Investigation after Maine Reed & Reed crane operator killed at Avangrid wind project site

The 15-turbine wind power project on Green Mountain National Forest land in Searsburg and Readsboro is overseen by Oregon-based developer Avangrid Renewables.

A spokesman for Avangrid, when reached by the Banner on Friday, directed an inquiry to the project's civil contractor, Reed & Reed Inc.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2017 at 5:52am — No Comments

Earth Day Predictions That Failed - - - A few good laughs

An Article that should prepare us for questions from any AGW enthusiasts we may run in to. Just try asking them to explain a few of these 97% consensus predictions from the first Earth Day in 1972. You should get a few laughs.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/24/seven-big-failed-environmentalist-predictions/

Added by Jim Lutz on April 21, 2017 at 6:35pm — 1 Comment

Maine man dead in accident at Reed & Reed wind site; Maine Press Omits Connection to Wind Power

The civil contractor for the project is Reed and Reed Inc. of Woolwich, Maine. A representative from Reed and Reed said that the company was aware of an incident but would give no further comment, including whether or not Sprague was an employee of the company. A representative for Avangrid declined to comment.;;;;;Ground broke on the project, the first of its kind on National Forest land, in September.......…

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Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!

If there were ever an award for journalistic BS - this article would surely be in the running.  Unfortunately today, this is true also of most we  read and hear from the media!…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 21, 2017 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

Head in the Sand Reporting from the BDN on the Clifton Wind "Farm"

Since the turbines went online on Dec. 17., no one has complained. “There has not been one complaint. Not one loud noise complaint, and not one bird kill,” said developer Paul Fuller...................…

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Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2017 at 11:50am — 3 Comments

Anyone Notice This in The MSM News Lately?

Anybody notice this in the news of late?

https://mitpress.mit.edu/bo...

It lends itself to the whole argument of the left and how they are corrupting our government and its policies. This NWO demand that we develop "alternative" energy plans when they are unreliable and unsustainable is part of the plan to divide us…

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Added by Eskutassis on April 21, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

PPH - Portland councilors want city to use 100% clean energy by 2040

Thibodeau will formally announce the goal Thursday at a 1 p.m. news conference at City Hall, where he will be joined by councilors Belinda Ray and Jill Duson, Mayor Ethan Strimling and Glen Brand, the state director of the Sierra Club.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/20/portland-councilors-want-city-to-use-100-clean-energy-by-2040/

Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2017 at 2:09pm — 4 Comments

The Paris Accord: Here is a Chance to Make Sure We Get Out!

Grassroots Rising: Paris Agreement is America Last, Taxpayer Last, and Consumer Last

Please join with me in making sure you let the appropriate Senator or Congressman know your feelings about the ridiculous agreement Obama made with the world in 2015.  The article explains the pitfalls we will experience if the agreement is followed through. It is bad policy and bad government. I…

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Added by Eskutassis on April 19, 2017 at 3:10pm — No Comments

U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people!

U.S. wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people!

This may be more baloney from the wind shills at the PPH.  They also say there are more than 260,000 people involved in the Solar Industry. I am really hoping that the elimination of subsidies to these industries will stop this madness. I know there are not that many here in Maine, but ONE is too many.…

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Added by Jim Lutz on April 19, 2017 at 2:58pm — 6 Comments

This May Be An Opportunity to Make A Protest

There will be two opportunities to go to a meeting (free) where you can listen to the "Environmentalists" who are willing to destroy Maine and her Wilderness for the good of "Clean Air." One is in Hallowell and the other in Bangor.

Hallowell…

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Added by Eskutassis on April 19, 2017 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

TUNE IN NOW: EUT Public Hearing and Work Session - Starting at 1PM Today

Public Hearing, Today at 1:00 PM for about 4 hours LD 1224, SP0415 An Act To Allow for Greater Energy Competition in Maine by Amending the Law Governing Electric Generation or Generation-related Assets by Affiliates - Sen. Mark Dion of Cumberland Subjects: ELECTRIC UTILITIES, DELIVERY, AFFILIATES

Work Session, Today at 2:00 PM for about 3 hours LD 1061, HP0744 An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry -…

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Added by Long Islander on April 19, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

UMAINE AND WIND POWER ADVOCATES ALARMED BY BILL TO MOVE MONHEGAN TEST SITE

Why would anyone decide to put up a wind turbine in a location known as a migratory bird haven? Hundreds of birders flock (excuse the pun) to Monhegan every year! And many Monhegan citizens are not in favor of the turbine test site! Have we lost all manner of human decency when it comes to wind?  And has U Maine?…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 18, 2017 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

Wind Energy Myths Spun By Lobbyists And Salesmen

Wind Energy Myths Spun By Lobbyists And Salesmen

Written by Mary Kay Barton

Industrial wind energy is a net loser: economically, environmentally, technologically and civilly. A recent letter in my local paper by American…

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Added by Eskutassis on April 17, 2017 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Here's Something: The real threat is ‘Big Environment’ (The Forecaster)

Now, thanks to Big Environment and their powerful friends like U.S. Sen. Angus King, you see massive turbine blades placed atop huge concrete foundations that ruin the mountainous landscape. They’re just plain ugly, noisy, dangerous to birds and taint what makes Maine unique – unbridled wilderness.

If wind power worked, I might look past these sensory impacts. But it doesn’t, because wind, even massive arrays like the one on Mars Hill in eastern Maine, can’t provide enough electricity…

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Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2017 at 4:40pm — No Comments

PPH - Reed & Reed Buys Company That Builds Electrical Transmission Infrastructure

Parker said the acquisition made sense because Reed & Reed has been getting contracts for wind energy projects, and electrical transmission is a major component of any wind project.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/04/17/maine-construction-firm-reed-reed-buys-new-hampshire-subcontractor/

Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2017 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

PPH - U.S. DOE will look at whether policies that favor renewable energy are good for grid resilience

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered 60-day study of the U.S. power grid, which will examine whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady, reliable power supplies......Perry asked his chief of staff, Brian McCormack, to develop a plan for evaluating to what extent regulatory burdens, subsidies, and tax policies “are responsible for forcing the premature retirement of baseload power…

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Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2017 at 7:02pm — No Comments

PPH - EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants U.S. to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

“It’s a bad deal for America,” Pruitt continued. “It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030. We front-loaded all of our costs.”........

The Trump administration has previously said it is currently reviewing its position on climate change and energy policy and remains noncommittal, for now, on whether it will follow through on the president’s campaign pledge to “cancel” the 2015 Paris climate…

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Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2017 at 6:01am — No Comments

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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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