Listen as UMaine Anthony Viselli "explains" for 45 seconds the need for the floating wind turbines to stay off Monhegan for twenty years. His claim: by the time 20 years have blown past, the two floating turbines chugging away will have earned hundreds of million dollars or…
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The EUT Committee held a hearing yesterday on LD1262, a bill to protect Monhegan Island from U Maine's Aqua Ventus offshore wind project. At issue are the rights of the residents of the Island and protecting their tourism and lobstering industries, critical to the island- Oh - And lets not forget protecting the birds! I'm for passing this bill!…Continue
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Committee On Energy, Utilities and Technology
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First Wind is the gift that keeps on giving - this time via their spin off company Deepwater Wind. Note that their CEO, Jeffrey Grybowski, was chief of staff for Rhode Island's governor.
Three miles off the coast of Block Island, R.I., the wind farm is currently generating enough electricity to power 2,000 homes, but building the five turbines costed $300 million. That’s roughly $150,000 per household just to build the turbines, not to…Continue
"Without subsidies, wind power is a loser". From Warren Buffett.
"I lost my ass in wind." T. Boone Pickens.
Both these massively rich investors have been involved in wind farms and energy development and those are exact quotes from both of them.
This article makes a good point that Wind has made…Continue
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This article is a compendium of truths about energy and climate change. Share it with everyone you know! It is time for fear mongering about the climate change to stop!
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For this who hold interest, Real Time Graph tracking of ISO-NE power, prices and other information.
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Yes - it's happening! A complete freak out over the NY Times truthful column about climate change! This while the EPA takes down the climate change page of the Obama era to more honestly reflect true climate science!…Continue
This wind cheer leading piece, which sounds as though it came from a wind developer's PR firm, starts off with the line "There are no oil wells in Maine." That should tell you a lot of what's to follow given that we make virtually zero electricity from oil and electricity is all that wind power makes, however paltry. The wind pushing then goes on to imply that wind is inexpensive electricity:…Continue
“You can try to buy advice, you can try to buy trawl surveys, you can try to buy scientific data,” he said. “I would suggest . . . that you don’t necessarily listen to somebody that was hired by them,” he told the trustees. “Listen to the people doing the job, somebody actually out trawling, running around that bay, trying to catch fish, and trying to make a living.”…Continue
One of my biggest frustrations in fighting ineffective industrial wind development is that when you talk about fighting wind power most people stare at you dumbfounded! They ask - How can you be against this? The planet is dying! The Earth is warming at a horrific pace! We have to do everything we can do now! And as you and I know the United States has spent billions of taxpayer dollars in response to this thinking!
The New York Times is trying to re-brand itself as the…Continue
The Montpelier District Heating Plant is a joint project of the City of Montpelier and the State of Vermont to provide local renewable energy to downtown Montpelier. With the rebuilding of the State’s existing central heating plant, modern wood-fired boilers will heat the Capitol Complex and connections will be put in place to expand its service area to City and School buildings as well as connect to private buildings in downtown Montpelier.
Before renovation, the heating…Continue
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Whenever we end up commenting on articles found in our PPH or BDN there are always twits on there that tell us "Why don't the fossil fuel industries give up their subsidies?" Well here is some ammunition for you to use when commenting back. Hopefully these subsidies will dry up and make the "Renewable Energy" sector have to stand on their own two feet. Won't it be nice?…Continue
We are up to 39 communities and UT's and counting now of those who do NOT want Industrial Wind Turbines in their backyards. They are spread across the state.\
Maine has been credited with being in the top 10 states in the union for clean energy and CO2 cleanup. Do we really have to do more?…Continue
Prospective neighbors of wind turbines heard all the promises: “Quiet as a library.” “Like a baby’s breath.” “The same decibel level as a refrigerator.” The more brazen wind developers claimed “you will not hear them.” Then the four hundred and fifty foot wind towers with their bus-size nacelles and three-bladed fans were built. Sixteen in Sheffield, four on Georgia Mountain, twenty-one in Lowell. And neighbors learned the truth. Yes, you can hear them. They sound like “a jet…Continue
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Next Thursday, a bill that would fully preserve the financial incentive known as net-energy billing, or net metering, is due for a hearing. That bill also would give rebates to homes and businesses to encourage more solar installations. It’s likely to be the most contentious solar proposal to come before lawmakers this spring. Environmental groups are planning a noon rally outside the Cross Office Building prior to the hearing.…Continue
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State legislatures could provide…Continue