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This is very puzzling...............

Pay attention to the big picture. America is selling off our wonderful cheap energy abroad, while the DC swamp is allowing fraudulent predatory corporations, to cheat the American taxpayer out of 100's of billions with their incredibly expensive wind energy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              …

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Added by Jim Wiegand on November 21, 2017 at 2:22pm — 3 Comments

PUMPED STORAGE HYDRO IN NEW ENGLAND

Pumped storage hydro, PSH, is the largest-capacity form of grid energy storage available. As of 2017, the DOE Global Energy Storage Database reports, PSH accounts for over 96% of all tracked storage installations worldwide, with a total installed nameplate capacity of over 168 GW. The round-trip …

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Added by Willem Post on November 19, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Nextera rulemaking petition

THIS IS IMPORTANT---IN FACT, CRITICAL

Nextera petitoning  LUPC to expand expedited permitting area. LUPC will consider 12/13. Questions

to stacie.r.beyer@maine.gov   557-2535

All need to be aware of this and hopefully agree that "the line in the sand" needs to be drawn here. There are few more scenic areas in the State of Maine than the drive from Stratton to the Coburn Gore on Rt 27, especially at peak fall foliage. Approval of this application…

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Added by Dudley G. Gray on November 19, 2017 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Germany's Renewable Failure, Coming to Maine at 36 cents plus a KWH?

Germany’s Green Energy Meltdown

Voters promised a virtuous revolution get coal and high prices…

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Added by arthur qwenk on November 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Where's the Reliability Wind Pusher CMP? (BDN)

Excerpted from BDN on 11/17/17:

CMP has been criticized because it invested $1.4 billion in a Maine Power Reliability Program to modernize and enhance transmission of its 40-year-old bulk power system in 2012. That program, and its smart grid system, appear to have done little to lessen the number of outages or to accurately track where power was out and when it would be restored.…

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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

U.S. Senator: End Wind Production Tax Credit at End of This Year

by LAMAR ALEXANDER November 17, 2017 4:30 PM

It’s an expensive, wasteful subsidy to an inefficient industry. Congress is focused on making our backward tax code into something that encourages our nation’s instinct for creativity and innovation. As we look at all the wasteful and unnecessary tax breaks that are holding us back, I have a nomination: At the top of the list should be ending the quarter-century-old wind production tax credit now — not two years from…

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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Project to bring Canadian hydropower to New England gets federal approval

“They have a permit to cross the international border but they don’t have a permit to site the project on 192 miles of New Hampshire landscape. That is what the SEC will determine,” said Will Abbott, the vice president for policy with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, which opposes the project.

“Their exuberance may be a bit premature,” he said. “We believe the evidence makes a clear argument why the permit should be denied. We feel very confident that there is…

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Added by Long Islander on November 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

My testimony on Wind Power act changes

Overall, this is a continuation of the original bias in favor of Wind farming; a catalogue of all the wonderful benefits it will bring. This bias MUST END NOW!  So here are my modifications:

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6. Tangible Benefits.  An applicant must demonstrate that a proposed wind energy development will establish environmental and economic improvements or benefits to the citizens of Maine attributable to the construction, operation, and maintenance of the proposed development.  The…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on November 17, 2017 at 11:20am — 5 Comments

POLL: Do you support or oppose the construction of more wind turbines in Western New York?

"Help others who Suffer

Turbine…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on November 17, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Avangrid "Games" Mainer's energy costs, increasing them for all. Baldacci at work !

How Local Utilities Gamed the Natural-Gas Market

They booked large orders and then canceled at the last minute, which pushed electric prices up by 20%.…

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Added by arthur qwenk on November 17, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Maine Wind Energy Law Update from Juliet Browne of Portland Law Firm Verrill Dana

This energy blog discusses several departures from current DEP practice in the areas of decommissioning, power purchase agreements, effect on electricity rates and setbacks.

SEE: http://www.energylawupdate.com/energy-law-update/2017/11/15/maine-department-of-environmental-protection-issues-draft-wi-1.html

Added by Long Islander on November 16, 2017 at 3:26pm — 3 Comments

Question of the Week

Received this today from a person in the Maine wind opposition:

New England (and Maine) electricity prices have dropped by MORE THAN HALF since 2015. $8.3 billion in 2014 to $3.6 billion in 2016. That’s the “energy” side of your light bill. The other half of your light bill is the CMP side; transmission & distribution. Has your light bill gone down? No. …

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Added by Long Islander on November 15, 2017 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

US COP21 PLEDGE: CO2eq EMISSIONS 26 TO 28 PERCENT BELOW 2005 LEVELS BY 2025

As part of COP21, the US offered* a pledge to reduce emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. The emission reduction would be at a 14% more rapid rate during the 2015 - 2025 period, than during the 2005 - 2015 period, which was made easier, because it benefitted from the reduced burning of coal and increased burning of natural gas and generous subsidies that are scheduled to decrease in future years. See below table with 2025 targets based on EPA data from Page ES-10 of…

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Added by Willem Post on November 14, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

Scotland Wind Energy and the Legend of Big Foot

How corrupt is the UK?   According to UK Wind energy research, the UK is a more corrupt democracy than the US.

With approximately 6000 MW of installed capacity, Scotland has as much installed wind energy capacity as the state of California.  At about 1/3 the size, this country has installed 3 times the density of deadly wind turbine rotor sweep per square mile as California. Most of this wind energy has been installed in prime golden eagle habitat that…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on November 13, 2017 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

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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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