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…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on February 24, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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.
I was never comfortable when…Continue
New England's Green Ideology is killing it!
Kill RGGI or Be Killed By RGGI!
So more wind turbines increased use of oil…Continue
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.
Added by Long Islander on February 24, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
"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
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…Continue
Added by Dan McKay on February 23, 2018 at 5:15pm — No Comments
“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…Continue
“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.”…Continue
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. …Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on February 22, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments
CMP’s “New England Clean Energy Connect” Transmission Line Proposal - February 21, 2018
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…Continue
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 21, 2018 at 6:38pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Rumford Falls Times
Feb. 21, 2018
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…Continue