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Incredibly Stupid or Corrupt? Take your pick

If Roseate Terns forage out 10-15 miles from nesting sites and their nesting colony on Eastern Egg Rock is just 5 miles away, then how could it ever safe to have a huge deadly 6MW wind turbines in their foraging habitat?  Even as close as mile away from these colonies?                                                                                                                                   As for the "rising seas" conveniently mentioned at this USFWS…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on February 24, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Former Sen. Boyle on leaving the race for governor

The company Jim Boyle refers to is Boyle Associates. When you go to their website, you see that among the clients they list are First Wind and CMP.  I believe Boyle was one of First Wind's expert witnesses for the Bowers project which of course failed but would have had devastating impacts on the world class downeast lakes area. 

http://www.boyleassociates.net/clients-projects/

I was never comfortable when…

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Added by Long Islander on February 24, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

New England Has a Power Problem . Look Out Maine!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-england-has-a-power-problem-1519390800?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=2

New England's  Green Ideology is killing it!

Kill RGGI or Be Killed By RGGI!

So more wind turbines increased use of oil…

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Added by arthur qwenk on February 24, 2018 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

NRCM's 2018 Legislative Priorities

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Renewable Energy Policy Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is designed to promote the development of new, local, renewable energy resources that stimulate jobs, increase tax revenues, and strengthen Maine’s economy with low-polluting energy sources.

https://www.nrcm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018legislativepriorities.pdf

Added by Long Islander on February 24, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

New Hampshire House backs bill to limit renewable energy incentives

The action would be a major pullback from state law requiring that utilities must obtain a quarter of their energy from renewable sources by 2025................. The higher standards “will cost millions of dollars,” said Rep. Michael Harrington, R-Strafford “and that costs jobs. Every time you raise the cost of electricity you lose jobs.”

But it is not just the money, he added. People could pay more to use renewable but haven’t. Instead, the state was “forcing people to…

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Added by Long Islander on February 23, 2018 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

A new word we should use

"Themogeddonites" those with an exaggerated fear of "global warming".  (Coined by Lord Monckton, 3rd Monckton of Benchley but not yet is the Oxford Dictionary) 

Added by John F. Hussey on February 23, 2018 at 5:42pm — No Comments

Economic Impact Assessment of Wood Chip Heat in Maine

Here is a report prepared for the Natural Resources Council of Maine making argument for the closure of  Maine biomass electric plants.

Biomass plants qualify as RPS Class I Renewable Resource along with Wind Plants.

Small biomass plants in Maine account for nearly 90% of the State's required Class I Renewable Credit

Biomass electricity is a dispatchable resource.

Why NOT the closure of…

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Added by Dan McKay on February 23, 2018 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Block Island, RI- Ocean Wind Turbines Promised 40 % Savings -Residents Get Ripped Off

Block Island, Rhode Island - Residents Get Ripped Off On Ocean Wind Turbines Rates Don't Drop 40 percent -
They Increased the rates !


"Deepwater Wind says electricity rates on Block Island would drop by 40 percent if a wind…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on February 23, 2018 at 9:13am — 1 Comment

John Droz, Jr: Maine’s moratorium is by no means an isolated event

“Maine’s moratorium is part of much bigger picture or wider movement,” said Droz. “What happened in Maine is a continuation of a broader movement of concerned citizens taking place in numerous communities across the country.

“Increasingly, citizens are raising objections to new wind turbines out of concern wind turbines can adversely affect the health of nearby citizens and reduce the value of their property,” Droz said, citing a 2011 study by the Institute for Noise Control…

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Added by Long Islander on February 22, 2018 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

NRCM slams solar decision by ‘out-of-control’ PUC

“The Maine Public Utilities Commission is out of control,” the Natural Resources Council of Maine said in a prepared statement. “Today the PUC decided Maine is closed for business and intent on destroying jobs in America’s fastest-growing job market.”…

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Added by Long Islander on February 22, 2018 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

Alert about the Bird Surveys conducted for Aqua Ventus wind project planned for Monehenan Island

I can not say stress this fact enough to the public...........Lying by omission is routine with wind energy research and our colluding government agencies. We are talking about endangered species. They live in and at this planned wind project site and everybody is lying about it. I only had a portion during two days to look over the research submitted for this project and put together my comments. As a result  I did not put this information in my comments.                                    …

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Added by Jim Wiegand on February 22, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Review of Scenic Impacts of Associated Facilities. A DEP Draft Rule Worth Supporting

Impacts to scenic character from a wind energy development’s associated facilities are generally evaluated in the manner set forth in the WEA, 35-A M.R.S. §3452 (1) & (3).

However,…

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Added by Dan McKay on February 22, 2018 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

NRCM: Wind Good, Big Hydro Bad

CMP’s “New England Clean Energy Connect” Transmission Line Proposal - February 21, 2018

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Maine and New England need to increase the use of renewable power to further reduce fossil fuel burning and meet our critically important greenhouse gas reduction goals. However, there are many ways to achieve that objective. First and foremost, we should look to new renewable energy…

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Added by Long Islander on February 21, 2018 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

My comments on the Castine 1/8 scale test turbine and DOE repot submitted for the Aqua Ventus wind project

The Castine 1/8th-scale Turbine study                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This study is just another study in a long line of wind energy research performances. This so called test turbine, at 20 kW is claimed to be a 1/8th-scale…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on February 21, 2018 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE RoxWind LLC

Rumford Falls Times

Feb. 21, 2018

Miscellaneous Notices

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE

Please take notice that RoxWind LLC (mailing address: 13 Elm Street, Suite 200, Cohasset, MA, 02025, telephone: 781-383-3200) intends to file applications with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the provisions of Title 35-A M.R.S. 3456 for certification that the wind energy development being proposed has been designed to meet the noise, shadow flicker, and public…

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Added by Dan McKay on February 21, 2018 at 1:00pm — 8 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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