Biologists fear that all eight of Maine's bat species are in trouble — if not from white-nose syndrome, then from wind turbines, though some turbine operators have started shutting down the machines when bats are most at risk of getting killed by them.…Continue
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BATES – Conceptions and Constructions of Rurality: A Case Study on Wind Power Development in Maine
My research was aimed at understanding why people were in such strong opposition to the Bowers Mountain project.
Would the UMS board of trustees be equally willing to listen to Mainers and the tourism industry as to how its politically correct and self serving (grant $$$) wind advocacy is harming Maine's hallowed countryside the state over?
Divestment group members say they plan to continue promoting further divestment at system trustees meetings and urging system officials to take action.
“This is very different from other…Continue
The 15-turbine wind power project on Green Mountain National Forest land in Searsburg and Readsboro is overseen by Oregon-based developer Avangrid Renewables.
A spokesman for Avangrid, when reached by the Banner on Friday, directed an inquiry to the project's civil contractor, Reed & Reed Inc.…Continue
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An Article that should prepare us for questions from any AGW enthusiasts we may run in to. Just try asking them to explain a few of these 97% consensus predictions from the first Earth Day in 1972. You should get a few laughs.
The civil contractor for the project is Reed and Reed Inc. of Woolwich, Maine. A representative from Reed and Reed said that the company was aware of an incident but would give no further comment, including whether or not Sprague was an employee of the company. A representative for Avangrid declined to comment.;;;;;Ground broke on the project, the first of its kind on National Forest land, in September.......…Continue
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If there were ever an award for journalistic BS - this article would surely be in the running. Unfortunately today, this is true also of most we read and hear from the media!…Continue
Since the turbines went online on Dec. 17., no one has complained. “There has not been one complaint. Not one loud noise complaint, and not one bird kill,” said developer Paul Fuller...................…Continue
Anybody notice this in the news of late?
It lends itself to the whole argument of the left and how they are corrupting our government and its policies. This NWO demand that we develop "alternative" energy plans when they are unreliable and unsustainable is part of the plan to divide us…Continue
Thibodeau will formally announce the goal Thursday at a 1 p.m. news conference at City Hall, where he will be joined by councilors Belinda Ray and Jill Duson, Mayor Ethan Strimling and Glen Brand, the state director of the Sierra Club.
Please join with me in making sure you let the appropriate Senator or Congressman know your feelings about the ridiculous agreement Obama made with the world in 2015. The article explains the pitfalls we will experience if the agreement is followed through. It is bad policy and bad government. I…Continue
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This may be more baloney from the wind shills at the PPH. They also say there are more than 260,000 people involved in the Solar Industry. I am really hoping that the elimination of subsidies to these industries will stop this madness. I know there are not that many here in Maine, but ONE is too many.…Continue
There will be two opportunities to go to a meeting (free) where you can listen to the "Environmentalists" who are willing to destroy Maine and her Wilderness for the good of "Clean Air." One is in Hallowell and the other in Bangor.
Public Hearing, Today at 1:00 PM for about 4 hours LD 1224, SP0415 An Act To Allow for Greater Energy Competition in Maine by Amending the Law Governing Electric Generation or Generation-related Assets by Affiliates - Sen. Mark Dion of Cumberland Subjects: ELECTRIC UTILITIES, DELIVERY, AFFILIATES
Work Session, Today at 2:00 PM for about 3 hours LD 1061, HP0744 An Act To Increase Investment and Regulatory Stability in the Electric Industry -…Continue
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Why would anyone decide to put up a wind turbine in a location known as a migratory bird haven? Hundreds of birders flock (excuse the pun) to Monhegan every year! And many Monhegan citizens are not in favor of the turbine test site! Have we lost all manner of human decency when it comes to wind? And has U Maine?…
Written by Mary Kay Barton
Industrial wind energy is a net loser: economically, environmentally, technologically and civilly. A recent letter in my local paper by American…Continue
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Now, thanks to Big Environment and their powerful friends like U.S. Sen. Angus King, you see massive turbine blades placed atop huge concrete foundations that ruin the mountainous landscape. They’re just plain ugly, noisy, dangerous to birds and taint what makes Maine unique – unbridled wilderness.
If wind power worked, I might look past these sensory impacts. But it doesn’t, because wind, even massive arrays like the one on Mars Hill in eastern Maine, can’t provide enough electricity…Continue
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Parker said the acquisition made sense because Reed & Reed has been getting contracts for wind energy projects, and electrical transmission is a major component of any wind project.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered 60-day study of the U.S. power grid, which will examine whether policies that favor wind and solar energy are accelerating the retirement of coal and nuclear plants critical to ensuring steady, reliable power supplies......Perry asked his chief of staff, Brian McCormack, to develop a plan for evaluating to what extent regulatory burdens, subsidies, and tax policies “are responsible for forcing the premature retirement of baseload power…Continue
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“It’s a bad deal for America,” Pruitt continued. “It was an America second, third, or fourth kind of approach. China and India had no obligations under the agreement until 2030. We front-loaded all of our costs.”........
The Trump administration has previously said it is currently reviewing its position on climate change and energy policy and remains noncommittal, for now, on whether it will follow through on the president’s campaign pledge to “cancel” the 2015 Paris climate…Continue
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