August 2011 Blog Posts (31)

Peru board to write wind power ordinance

Peru board to write wind power ordinance

Published on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:12 am 1…
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Added by Long Islander on August 31, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Most green-job schemes have been miserable failures







MARGARET…

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Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Wind Power Is Dying - “Obsession with wind turbines is one of the greatest blunders of our time.”

 

Wind Power Is Dying

Posted by Tait Trussell Bio ↓ on Aug 28th, 2011…

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Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

When the temperature rises, the wind slows down

 

ROBERT BRYCE

Texas Wind Energy…
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Added by Long Islander on August 29, 2011 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Demonstrators protest against Record Hill wind project

Demonstrators protest against Record Hill wind project

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, at 7:48 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on August 26, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Peru board to discuss wind tower survey Aug. 30

Peru board to discuss wind tower survey Aug. 30

Published on Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:12 am

PERU — The Planning Board will review results of the wind tower survey and discuss how to…

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Added by Long Islander on August 25, 2011 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

JONAH GOLDBERG: America’s Green Quagmire

JONAH GOLDBERG

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Added by Long Islander on August 24, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Final tally after public comment on First Wind’s proposed development for the Downeast Lakes

Numbers should dictate

Statistics don’t lie. Here’s the final tally after public comment on First Wind’s proposed development for the Downeast Lakes region of Maine: 34 supporting (9.1 percent), 337 against (90.1 percent) and 3 neutral (0.8 percent).

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Added by Long Islander on August 23, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Norridgewock Rally, August 25, 2011 at Noon

Here is the latest:

 

NORRIDGEWOCK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 AT NOON*
*This time may be subject to change if we find that trucks with turbine components pass through earlier
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Added by Brad Blake on August 23, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

Feeding The Masses On Unicorn Ribs

August 19, 2011

Feeding The Masses On Unicorn Ribs

 

Besides healing the planet and returning the rising seas to their natural beds, then-Senator Obama promised that his administration would create beautiful green…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 20, 2011 at 8:16am — No Comments

NY Times: Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises

THE BAY CITIZEN

Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises

By AARON GLANTZ


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Added by Long Islander on August 19, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

FERC quarterly summaries for 2nd quarter 2011 are posted

The FERC quarterly power output sales summaries for the 2nd quarter of 2011 were recently posted:

Stetson I  (Evergreen Wind Power V LLC) produced and sold- 51,000 MWH

Stetson II (Stetson Wind II LLC)                     "                       - 20,000 MWH

Evergreen Wind LLC (Mars Hill)                     "                       -40,000 MWH 

 

  Maybe someone with more time and smarts will calculate the capacity factor for each. Mars Hill usually has a…

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Added by Harrison Roper on August 18, 2011 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Salazar Pushing Industrial Wind this Thursday in Orono

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be at the University

of Maine on Thursday, Aug. 18 from approximately 1:45-3:15 p.m.



Salazar, a former Democratic U.S. Senator from Colorado who has been a member of the Obama cabinet since January, 2009, will be in Maine for a series of meetings arranged by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). At

UMaine, he will tour the Advanced Structures and Composites Center to learn more about the UMaine-led DeepCWind Consortium and its work…

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Added by hillary on August 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

SALAZAR AND LEAHY EMPHASIZING THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF OUTDOOR RECREATION IN VERMONT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE .

Press Release -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Salazar, Leahy Emphasize Economic Value of Outdoor Recreation During Visit to Vermont National Wildlife Refuge -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discuss Progress on Sea Lamprey Control, Heritage Area, and Appalachian Trail Improvements 08/15/2011 Contact: Hugh Vickery, (DOI) 202-208-6416 BURLINGTON, VT — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined… Continue

Added by monique aniel on August 16, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Kibby power production 1st and 2nd quarters 2011; no current info. from UMPI or FERC

A reliable source reports that Kibby produced 32.91%  its installed capacity in the first quarter of 2011 and 20.46 % of installed capacity in the second quarter of 2011. Winter is usually the best quarter for wind power.

FERC quarterly summaries are not yet available for 2nd quarter of 2011.

UMPI continues to repeat the promise that its website will be working "next week". No information is available on the website except the local wind speed, which is calm now.

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Added by Harrison Roper on August 16, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

What's it going to be America?

Added by Whetstone_Willy on August 13, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

Robert Bryce: The Wind-Energy Myth

The Wind-Energy Myth 

The claims for this “green” source of energy wither in the Texas heat.



Hot? Don’t count on wind energy to cool you down. That’s the lesson emerging from the…

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Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Smart meter opposition grows (New Maine Times)

 

Smart meter opposition grows

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Investigation

Smart meter opposition grows

AUGUSTA — Further opposition to smart meters grew early this week when 19 CMP ratepayers filed a formal complaint against Central Maine Power (CMP) and the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). While the 23-page complaint touches on many negative aspects of the meters, it focuses most on…

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Added by Long Islander on August 11, 2011 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

new numbers by NRCM

The wind farm will consist of 22 turbines situated on a ridgeline formed by Record Hill in Byron and Flathead Mountain and Partridge Peak, both in Roxbury to the south. It is expected to generate 130 million kilowatt hours of electricity, roughly equal to the amount of all residential electrical consumption in Oxford County, according to the Natural Resources Council of Maine website.

 

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Added by alice mckay barnett on August 10, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

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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  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From 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?"  http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From 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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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