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Longroad Energy submits application for Maine wind project

A $140-million, 22-wind turbine project involving four Hancock County towns is moving forward.

Longroad Energy Partners, which is developing the project, submitted an application to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Oct. 31, said Mark Bergeron, director of the DEP’s Bureau of Land Resources.

“One of the first steps that we take is to review the information to see that it’s complete for processing — have they submitted all the necessary materials?”…


Added by Long Islander on November 19, 2018 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Weaver Wind, LLC proposes a 22-turbine, 72.6 MW wind energy facility in the Towns of Eastbrook and Osborn.

Weaver Wind, LLC proposes a 22-turbine, 72.6 MW wind energy facility in the Towns of Eastbrook and Osborn. The applications were accepted as complete on November 13, 2018. Weaver Wind had previously submitted application for a 23-turbine, 75.9 MW facility; that application was withdrawn on August 28, 2015 at Weaver Wind's request. 


Added by Dan McKay on November 19, 2018 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Interior Secretary: "I will lay the California fires on the foot of those environmental radicals"

Sec. Ryan Zinke Backs Trump: Years of Mismanagement Led to California Fires

“The president is absolutely right. This is as much about mismanagement over time,” said Zinke who pointed to not only the previous administration but that the problem had been “going on for years.” He suggested going “back to prescribed burns late in the season,” removed dead and dying timber, and sustainable harvest. He pointed to Finland and Germany as…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 19, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

Global Warming Snowed Under

Global warming is settled science, according to Barack Obama, Al Gore, and the rest of the progressive smart set in Washington, DC. Their only solution is more government – taxes, regulations, mandates – all throttling the American engine of innovation and commerce. Regardless of what we see on a daily basis, including record setting snowfalls, their assertion of catastrophic global warming is what we must…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 19, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Resistance that sank Northern Pass has CMP reworking its transmission line blueprint

..................Projects bidding into the clean-energy competition were scored using a 100-point scale, with the price of power accounting for 75 points. The remaining 25 points reflect values such as development status and overall chances of success, Dalton said.

Avangrid/CMP’s initial cost of $950 million translated into an attractive rate for Massachusetts electric customers. Northern Pass, by contrast, was estimated at $1.4 billion, although it has secured most of its permits…


Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2018 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Trump challenges Warmists on California wildfires; media fight back

It was all sweetness and light yesterday when President Trump traveled to California and met with the outgoing and incoming governors of the Golden State. But already, with characteristic bluntness, President Trump had challenged the Warmist establishment that blames all misfortune in the natural world on global warming. California’s Governor Jerry Brown had already blamed purported warming for the historic wildfires currently raging, as he had for earlier wildfires during his…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 18, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

Bids would add 350 megawatts of offshore wind

Some of the bids would have Rhode Island buy power from land-based wind farms of up to 350 megawatts proposed by EDP Renewables and Apex Clean Energy in Maine, large solar projects of up to 170 megawatts proposed by EDF Renewables in undisclosed locations and a host of smaller solar proposals of 20 or 50 megawatts proposed by Freepoint Solar in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont.....................…


Added by Long Islander on November 17, 2018 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ becomes flash point for Pelosi

Ocasio-Cortez is gathering support for a resolution that would establish a select House committee to develop legislation on the Green New Deal, a set of ambitious principles that progressives envision as a work-in-progress Democratic Party platform on climate change.

“I don’t want to see Miami underwater, I don’t want to see my own district underwater, and I know that Leader Pelosi doesn’t, either,”…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 16, 2018 at 9:26am — No Comments

‘We Really Muffed’ It – Scientist Admits Error in Hyped Global Warming Study

One lesson is that climate skeptics are not scientific ignoramuses. They boast a huge range of independent experts like Nic Lewis who on many occasions have proved themselves more intellectually agile and better informed on climate science than the alarmist “consensus” gatekeepers in academe and at institutions like NASA and NOAA.

Another lesson is — as has been clear since Climategate — the peer-review system for scientific papers, especially if they have anything to do with climate…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 14, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

George Smith cheerleads yet again for renewables

"Maine can keep our energy dollars in state by investing in an energy future that makes our economy more dynamic, competitive and clean.".........................................................................

Added by Long Islander on November 14, 2018 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Record Hill Wind Reports a Dismal Quarter of Production

Record Hill Wind Reports a Dismal Quarter of Production
Quarter 3 2018
10,500.52 megawatt-hours went to market
$ 821,502.92 received for energy and capacity
9.47% capacity factor

Added by Dan McKay on November 13, 2018 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

Prof Jordan Peterson: Global Warming Hype Is ‘Low-Resolution Thinking’

Are you going to stop having heat? You’re going to stop having electricity? You’re going to stop driving your cars? You’re going to stop taking trains? You’re going to stop using your iPhones? You’re not going to do any of that, and no wonder,” Peterson added.

Read the full article and watch the video at the following weblink:…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 12, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

John Droz, Jr. - Energy & Environmental Newsletter: November 12, 2018

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

 - The Production Tax Credit: Corporate Subsidies & Renewable Energy
 - Former Wind Energy CEO Charged In Million…

Added by Long Islander on November 12, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments


Amen to this letter!  Thank You Sandra Howard!  Is it any wonder that Barry Hobbins has his hand right out there?

Added by Pineo Girl on November 12, 2018 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

Maine DEP tells CMP its application for 145-mile power line is incomplete

Central Maine Power Co.’s plan to build a $1 billion, 145-mile transmission line through western Maine is facing another potential delay after the Maine Department of Environmental Protection notified the company this week that its application to build the project is incomplete.

The DEP said it cannot move forward with evaluating CMP’s New England Clean Energy Connect proposal until the company provides the mandatory information.

Continue here:…


Added by Long Islander on November 9, 2018 at 8:39am — No Comments


The Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) made baseless claims Vermont could increase consumption of biofuel solid (mostly tree cutting for burning) and biofuel liquid (mostly for transportation) by 10.805 TBtu, equivalent to 84.44 million gallon of biodiesel, B100.




Added by Willem Post on November 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Press Herald does sizable article about 100' tall Verizon cell tower

Nearby Portland, the hotbed of wind power advocates, of course bans wind turbines over 100' tall.

While perhaps it's understandable that such a large amount of ink gets expended by the Press Herald given Scarborough is within its core readership area, wouldn't it be nice if they'd spend a proportional amount of ink on the far taller (and noisier) wind turbine factories atop our ridges?

Scarborough cell tower opponents send a strong signal to Verizon…


Added by Long Islander on November 5, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Market forces buffeting future of wind power in Maine (Maine Sunday Telegram)

Despite aggressive policy goals, the industry's at a crossroads as transmission capacity expenses undercut its potential.


Since James LaBrecque is referenced in the article, the following is being reposted here so readers can learn what Mr.…


Added by Long Islander on November 4, 2018 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Letter: CMP project may have wind component (???????????)

Please comment if you can add anything indicating whether there's anything to this or not.

On Oct. 17 in Hallowell at the Public Utilities Commission hearing, Kurt Beverage, a retired Central Maine Power employee, said, “This project will help unbundle the wind resources in western Maine.” Unbundle means to separate business activities, meaning that wind transmission lines from western Maine would not have to connect with the Kibby Wind Project, if…


Added by Long Islander on November 3, 2018 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Regulators push CMP corridor decision into March

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has extended the process for deciding whether to award a permit needed for the 145-mile transmission project to move forward.


PUC won't decide CMP's $950M transmission line project until March…


Added by Long Islander on November 2, 2018 at 4:00pm — 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 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?" 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.”

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