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PPH & BDN - Class action lawsuit to be filed against CMP for high bills

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…


Added by Long Islander on July 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Maine Residents "TAKE NOTICE" Massachusetts Wind Turbine Projects An Unmitigated Disaster

Mass DOER - Comprehensive Energy Plan -Wind Turbine Fiasco

Boston Globe July 14, 2018 "Massachusetts residents pay the highest average…


Added by Frank Haggerty on July 16, 2018 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Two articles - Maine wind turbine lawsuit and Franklin County transmission meeting

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…


Added by Long Islander on July 16, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Lisa Linowes: "The Texas Wind Power Story" - Parts 1 and 2

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…


Added by Long Islander on July 14, 2018 at 10:52am — 2 Comments


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.…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 13, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Exclusive – Senior Energy Official: Local Dem-Controlled Gov’ts Block Infrastructure Projects to Resist Trump

Democratic-controlled state governments are blocking federal energy infrastructure projects supported by the Trump Administration “for the sole reason of politics,” Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chief of Staff Anthony Pugliese…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 11, 2018 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Why is Germany so dependent on Russian natural gas? (Same reason as Massachusetts?)

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…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 11, 2018 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Greenwood, ME proposal: Limit Turbine Height to 250' and 2.5 Mile Setbacks

Greenwood to schedule meeting on commercial wind farms

GREENWOOD — Selectmen are expected to schedule a special town meeting to decide on proposed amendments to the town ordinance governing commercial wind…


Added by Long Islander on July 11, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Wind developers wait for November to see market signals in Maine

"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…


Added by Long Islander on July 10, 2018 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Maine PUC expands CMP audit on high rates

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…


Added by Long Islander on July 10, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Let's Put an End to the Whole CO2 Driven Climate Change Scam

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…


Added by Eskutassis on July 10, 2018 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Maine Residents: How Long Before Climate Change Becomes A Second Mortgage

Maine Climate Change: Your Catastrophic Electric Bill Due Ahead

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have the fourth and fifth highest electric rates in the United States and it's only to get more expensive.…


Added by Frank Haggerty on July 10, 2018 at 9:12am — No Comments

John Droz, Jr. : Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 9, 2018

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



Added by Long Islander on July 9, 2018 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Sen. Rand Paul Calls for Shortened PTC Phase Out

Sen. Rand Paul Calls for Shortened PTC Phase Out

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 12:30pm…

Added by Long Islander on July 9, 2018 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment


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.…


Added by Willem Post on July 8, 2018 at 11:00am — 4 Comments


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…


Added by Willem Post on July 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Wind Power Totally Fails When Needed the Most

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…


Added by Brad Blake on July 5, 2018 at 1:37pm — 7 Comments

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


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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