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Connecticut Annexation of New England

Maine's Initial Federal Requirement, 313MWh per 1,138 GWh use

Notice below how Connecticut has managed to stay White in this Progression over time yet they have the highest requirement to produce. Maine Exceeded its Federal obligations in 2011.

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 16, 2015 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Wind Power to the Rescue ---- NOT!

Mild summer helps cut electricity costs

in New England


An abundance of natural gas and more efficient power plants have helped reduce the wholesale price of energy,.......

No mention of how Wind saved us a crapload of money...... Wonder why?

Ahhhhh!

Connecticut regulators approved a nearly 20 percent cut, or an average $31 a month, for residential customers of…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 16, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Higher Wind power use, Higher CO² per kWh delivered.

I find this strange, that if wind is so green, that Hawaii emits 1.9lb of CO² per kWh delivered to their customers, with Texas at 1.8lb. The two highest wind producers/users yet they burn a lower percentage of fossil fuels. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Yz2BdmzJgFRGsZmPngbMMn6Z-u10B28D3MgjlXL3nE0/pubhtml

Seems these people beat me to it, though I was more kind to the…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 15, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Reduction in CO² - One Secret Revealed........ Cut the Freaking Trees.

The report says three key practices could cut agricultural emissions significantly; eliminating ploughing, to cut emissions from soil disturbance; improved nutrient and water management in rice production; and wider use of agroforestry, involving growing trees on farms. – Climate News Network

http://www.climatenewsnetwork.net/mind-the-climate-gap-its-got-wider/

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 15, 2015 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Oakfield Ruined by First Wind (SunEdison, Whatever!) Turbines: Latest Photos

An erstwhile wind warrior grabbed his camera this week and sent in these sad photos of the Oakfield Wind project, still under construction, but with enough turbines up so the impact is clear.  First Wind bamboozled the Town of Oakfield with a so-called collaboration with a poor town that was eager for tax revenues and landowners eager to get leasing income.  Again, First Wind laughs all the way to the bank, having taken over the town at a cheap, rock-bottom price.  Then DEP Commissioner Aho…

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Added by Brad Blake on August 13, 2015 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Wind Power Critic Mike Bond In Portland on Friday, August 14

Wind power critic and author Mike Bond, a Maine native, will be discussing his book "Killing Maine" on Friday, August 8 at Sherman's Books at 49 Exchange St in Portland, ME.   The event starts at 7 PM.  Please come if you can to support Mike and to speak to the others about the scourge of industrial wind power.…

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Added by Brad Blake on August 13, 2015 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

It is a SAD SAD day when government propaganda creeps out of US government agencies

Here is a news release from NREL regarding replacement of coal fired electrical energy - Someone is smokin' something at NREL!! Or the Obama administration has resorted to ordering agency heads to support his climate agenda. And of course they will do it - because once he is gone they will never ever ever have a position like the one they have today! And once they are gone the fraud will be exposed!…

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Added by Pineo Girl on August 13, 2015 at 11:13am — 1 Comment

We have known this about Wind for Years. Why are the FERC "Experts" just addressing it?

One of the facts about wind production here in Maine is that it is inconsistent and not suitable for inclusion in a grid that is perfectly designed for gas, hydro or biofuel production.  We have known this and have spoken out about it for years.  FERC is just now making a case for the problem.…

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Added by Eskutassis on August 13, 2015 at 7:21am — 1 Comment

Bigger is Better! But For WHOM?

You have heard "Bigger is Better" and that is just what the wind industry is planning.But what are the costs and ramifications of "bigger."

Read below:    http://globalnews.ca/news/2157956/wind-turbines-reach-for-new-heights/

Added by Eskutassis on August 13, 2015 at 7:03am — No Comments

It is so hard to always be NEGATIVE! Here is some timely fun.

For those of you who don't have to look through flashing lights and rotating blades, if we have a clear sky go outside starting tonight for the next week and see the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Here are some tips that might make it more fun.…

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Added by Eskutassis on August 13, 2015 at 6:52am — 3 Comments

Must Read Article About Wind Power Devastation of Rural America

One of the foremost wind power activists in the Northeast is Mary Kay Barton of upstate New York, the only area in the eastern USA with more industrial wind turbines than Maine.  She has published a scathing analysis of wind power in Master Resource. …

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Added by Brad Blake on August 12, 2015 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Biased Reporting by BDN ? Or just not doing the homework?


Plans to build New England’s largest wind farm in southern Aroostook County were submitted to state regulators last month, according to developer.…
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 12, 2015 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Biased Reporting by BDN ? Or just not doing the homework?


Plans to build New England’s largest wind farm in southern Aroostook County were submitted to state regulators last month, according to developer.…
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 12, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

ACTION ALERT. IMPORTANT. MIKE BOND IN PORTLAND THIS FRIDAY NIGHT.

Mike Bond's new book Killing Maine is now out and is attracting a lot of attention. It is a complete attack on the wind industry and the  Maine politicians who have been backing the industry and destroying Maine. He is using Killing Maine to stimulate opposition to industrial wind in Maine, and has had numerous TV and radio interviews in the last couple of weeks, including two Bangor TV stations.
Mike will be speaking this coming…
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on August 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Looks Like More Rate Increases to Come!!!

Emera and CMP are scheming to build more lines to beef up their grid for wind, which will in turn raise our rates again.  Our rates go up so citizens of NY and Connecticut can get power from our windmills.  Maine already has the highests rates in the nation for power, why not make it more!…

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Added by Eskutassis on August 12, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments

A Victory for the California eagles, set-back for the wind industry

In the surreal world of battling wind power, lawsuits are numerous, long, costly and too often favoring the industry.  Not in this case!

In July 2014, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued their first eagle take permit to EDF Renewable Energy for the Shiloh IV wind project in Solano County, CA.

In response to comments requesting a longer term in order to provide lasting certainty for developers, on Dec. 9, 2013, the FWS had  extended the maximum term to…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on August 12, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Its hard to tell where to begin with all these lies.

The PPH has written an article touting wind again.  It says 66 gigawatts of wind power has been installed nationwide, which we all know is actually only a quarter of that amount or 17 gigawatts.  They say 66 gigs is about 5% of the total US consumption, but at 25% it is minuscule.  They also say that the average cost of wind is now 2.35 cents per kilowatt hour, but is only like that because of the generous subsidies.  This might be a reply alert.…

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Added by Eskutassis on August 11, 2015 at 11:44am — 4 Comments

The PTC Strikes Again!!!

Colorado is the big benefactor in the extention of the PTC by Congress.  Vestas has built three plants there to make parts for wind turbines.  It is totally built on the backs of taxpayers, as they wwere almost out of business when the PTC expired last year.  Since its 1 year reinstatement, business is booming.…

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Added by Eskutassis on August 10, 2015 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

What's up with Saving Maine?

The last I have really heard about Saving Maine was that they were going all out in their effort to publicly blacken the reputation of Friends of Maine's Mountains. Since then has Saving Maine been doing anything positive? Any news on their effort to collect signatures and repeal the wind act? I went to their web site and it looks just as dormant as when I visited many months ago. I can't find any recent mentions of them in the press. Does anybody know if they're doing any tangible work in…

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Added by Janice Anderson on August 10, 2015 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

Making up for losses with volume

Following the First Wind model, SunEdison is losing money hand over fist while taking on astronomical debt. Apparebntly they hope to make up for their unprofitability with volume. This paid off for FW because Paul Gaynor found the proverbial 'Greater Fool' in SunEdison. But will SunEdison ever find a greater fool to bail them out?  It's not likely.…

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Added by Gary Campbell on August 9, 2015 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

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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  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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