The moratorium applies to new towers more than 40 feet tall that generate wind power or provide radio or television transmission, commercial mobile wireless services, unlicensed wireless services, cellular telephone services, specialized mobile radio communications, common carrier wireless exchange access services, personal communications service or pager services.…Continue
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We frequently see the wind industry's line about all the jobs they create. I responded to someone tonight and before I knew it, I had written the following essay.
Sir, you have been listening way too much to the wind power industry's propaganda. They count every possible job related to planning and constructing these projects, however remote that connection may be. Yes, it takes some consultants to draft the application materials, some engineers to plan and lay out the project. …Continue
This time around, Eolian officials have been seeking comment from residents about the $100,000 the company is guaranteeing to pay every year in a community benefits package.
Frankfort’s current wind ordinance, passed by a 244-222 vote, in the fall of 2011, became the first land-use regulation to be enacted in the Waldo County community. It creates a setback of 1 mile from the turbines to each property line of a landowner who is not…Continue
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The parties fighting BEP approval of the Passadumkeag development argue that the board was wrong for not deferring to the DEP’s factual finding that the project would have an adverse impact on the area.
Part of the confusion for justices Thursday was that the BEP approved the project based on largely the same record upon which the DEP had denied it.…Continue
Policies like Renewable Portfolio Standards, the Renewable Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Net Metering and others have favored expensive, intermittent renewable power at the expense of more affordable and reliable base load options.
Marc Brown is the executive director of the New England Ratepayers Association, a non-profit dedicated to protecting ratepayers in New England…Continue
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Frankfort, ME Residents Discuss Proposed Wind Project
Representatives from Eolian Renewable Energy met with locals at the town’s municipal building Wednesday.
Posted Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 11:38 pm.
Updated 9 hours ago
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The three are scheduled to speak at the E2Tech event on Sept. 12 at University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall in Portland.
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Click right here and turn your speakers on. These spots are being aired as part of Saving Maine's continuing advertising effort to counter the wind propaganda spewed by the wind industry and their sock puppets at Maine's so called environmental groups who have sold out the people of Maine.…
"Energy intensive industries in particular have lost confidence in the future of Germany as a business location," said Thomas Mayer, a former chief economist at Deutsche Bank who now runs the Cologne-based Flossbach von Storch Research Institute. "I think this is a major issue that will burden German industry for years to come."
Voters in Dixfield voted tonight 89 to 7 to approve a (6) month wind moratorium that can be extended by the selectboard for additional 6 month increments until an acceptable wind ordinance for the town has been finalized! The previous board which had a majority of members who were pro wind actually "illegally" rejected a legal petition for a moratorium submitted by a Dixfield citizen. This has now been rectified.
I came across this and I believe it really is important for critics of wind power in Maine to start monitoring what takes place at the existing wind sites as they start aging through the freezing and thawing and icing of Maine winters. I always believed that if GE or Siemens said the useful life of a wind turbine is 20 years, that would be reduced to 10 to 15 years in Maine's harsh northern climate. More down time for repairs should be a frequent criticism if we pay attention!…
As we stated in May, Saving Maine's statewide public education program highlighting "The Truth About Wind Power" would take a summer hiatus around July 4th and resume with statewide radio in August. Starting Monday, August 18th, we will be running three radio commercials ("Poor Wind," "Wind Exporters," and "Goodbye Saddleback") on WGAN and WVOM. The radio schedule runs through September. The highly successful newspaper program will return after Labor Day -- it will run through the…Continue
"I attended the EPA presentation and “listening session” last Wednesday with about 50 other people – all of whom seemed to be members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Island Institute or various other environmental activist groups. As the Press Herald reporter so aptly described, the audience was “decidedly friendly” to the EPA position – not so much to my objections".
"About two dozen audience members rose to voice their opinions. Each expressed alarm and concern about…Continue
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"Harnessing wind in Vermont is like “growing bananas” in the state, according to Mark Whitworth, executive director of Energize Vermont, a group opposing large-scale wind. It just does not make sense, he said. Ben Luce is a Lyndon State College professor of physics and natural science who is critical of Vermont’s renewable energy program. He said…Continue
Higher energy prices will reduce economic and individual freedom. Green crony capitalists, the environmental left and progressives think that’s just fine, justified by their faith in a coming climate change apocalypse and their moral superiority.…Continue
By Tim Cox, BDN Staff Posted Aug. 09, 2014
EXCERPT: While two people did speak in support, most speakers, however, were against the project or raised questions about it. Those who spoke included residents of Pembroke, a mixture of people with long ties to the area, transplanted retirees and summer residents. The objections raised frequently generated applause.…Continue
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First Wind: The Boston based wind developer was eyeing the clean energy bill, with the idea that some of the company’s wind turbines in Maine could piggyback on a new electricity connection to Canada. Now First Wind will have to rely on other ways to get its power into Massachusetts.…Continue
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"Higher energy costs have not attracted major investments to Maine".
"Governor LePage is doing what he can to reverse that. He wants to foster conditions that allow people to stay, if they want. He is trying to make Maine business-friendlier — but he is running up against a social-democratic culture".…Continue