CMP Ratepayers United, which has demanded that the state conduct a more thorough investigation into customers’ complaints of inflated CMP bills, also has been invited to join the lawsuit, said Sumner Lipman, the founding partner of Lipman and Katz.
CMP Ratepayers United has more than 4,800 members.
About 97,000 Central Maine Power customers‘ monthly bills increased 50 percent or more in December, January or February over the same month a year earlier, according to information…Continue
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Gov. Paul LePage’s lawyers asked a judge Friday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the governor’s executive order to halt wind turbine permits in western and coastal regions of rural Maine.
Advocacy groups challenged the constitutionality of LePage’s January order, claiming it’s causing uncertainty in the wind industry. A judge in Cumberland County heard arguments Friday.
LePage’s executive order says no wind turbine permits are to be issued…Continue
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The full papers from Ms. Linowes can be downloaded at the links below.
June 20, 2018 - Part 1
Texas Public Policy Foundation released the paper “Texas Wind Power Story: Part 1 – How Subsidies Drive Texas Wind Power Development,” which shows that the growth of the wind industry in Texas is spurred by, and only viable because of subsidies such as the production tax credit, along with tax breaks at the state and local…
Hopefully President Trump has made note of this and recognized the entire wind industry is a poster child of the rigged game plaguing ordinary Americans. Whether in Scotland or Maine, these arrogant leeches need to be reined in bigtime.…Continue
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Democratic-controlled state governments are blocking federal energy infrastructure projects supported by the Trump Administration “Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chief of Staff Anthony Pugliese…Continue
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Germany would not be so dependent on Russian natural gas if the German government didn't shove wind and solar down the throats of ratepayers. Not unlike Massachusetts.
Massachusetts’ anti-fossil-fuel policies are the primary reason why the state has relied on natural gas imports from a Russian oil company the Department of State sanctioned during the Obama-era.
Officials in Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire blocked financing in 2016 for the $3 billion…Continue
July 10, 2018
GREENWOOD — Selectmen are expected to schedule a special town meeting to decide on proposed amendments to the town ordinance governing commercial wind…Continue
"If we would like to see investments avoid Maine, moratoria and unfair and unreasonable treatment of the wind industry is the best way to do that," Payne said.
Maine had its own renewable energy targets in place in order to send positive market signals to investors, Payne said, but they are not enforceable.
Even a short moratorium could still have longer term impacts, "because it sends market signals" of unreliability and uncertainty, ACORE's Foley…Continue
The Maine Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday agreed to expand the scope of the investigation into Central Maine Power Co.’s high bills.
Liberty Consulting Group of Pennsylvania at the end of May started an audit of CMP’s new metering and billing systems following hundreds of customer complaints about high bills.
In their ruling today, PUC Chairman Mark Vannoy and commissioners R. Bruce…Continue
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Climate Change is based on a flaw in the IPCC's beginning premise. It breaks one of the basic laws of physics:
That Big Idea is impossible because it violates the Equivalence Principle of physics. The Equivalence Principle says if data cannot distinguish between two things, then the two things are identical.
The IPCC claims…Continue
Massachusetts and Rhode Island have the fourth and fifth highest electric rates in the United States and it's only to get more expensive.…Continue
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Wind and Solar Require Massive Subsidies
Renewable energy seeks demand, investment to survive Trump squeeze
Technical Experts: Wind Turbines Pose “Significant Danger” To Environment
Video: Wind Turbine Infrasound
Even ‘clean’ and ‘green’ energy have an environmental impact
Energy development: free market purists vs the state
The Electric Power Struggle
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Shortcomings of Wind And Solar
Variable and intermittent wind and solar electricity cannot exist on any electric grid without the traditional, dispatchable generators performing the peaking, filling-in and balancing. Battery systems could be used, but the cost would be well in excess of $400 per kilowatt-hour delivered as AC to the high voltage grid. See Note.…Continue
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Almost all studies compare ICs and EVs, as if they traveled the same number of miles over a period of years. This is a serious error, because EVs travel, on average, about 9642 miles per year and ICs about 13433 miles per year, i.e., EVs travel about 28% less miles than ICs. The average annual miles driven by a driver is 13476. See Appendix.
In actual practice, EVs are mostly used for shorter trips, because of a lack of range, but ICs are used for short…Continue
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Here we go again, as usual! We are in the midst of a heat wave, with the highest demands of the year on the New England grid. We need to dispatch more power as demand soars far beyond base load. To what source do we turn? Gas fired plants--maxed out. Crank up the oil fired Wyman plant on Cousin's Island, fouling Maine air with the largest single point of air pollution in the state--GRRR!!! Prices soar as ISO-New England searches the spot market!
But what about wind power? Not a single…