"Maine already has the highest renewable portfolio in the nation and only two states' electricity sectors have lower CO2 emissions than Maine," O'Connor said. "We are doing great at being clean - now it's time to be smart."
And, she said, there's more. "This repeals the zone changes that made wind energy a permitted use," O'Connor said. "Thousands of residents choose to live in parts of Maine where, in 2008, a zoning decision that was made in Augusta - they lost their ability to…Continue
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Elin Katz, a Connecticut consumer official, said winter 2015 electricity prices averaged 17.34 cents a kilowatt hour across New England compared to a 12.81-cent average across the three states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Malloy said the price spikes collectively added about $7.5 billion to the region’s electricity tab over the last two winters and LePage said the high costs put the region at a competitive disadvantage.…Continue
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Once they get the permit and build on the mountains, the mountains are theirs!
The project is Forever! Old 400ft turbines will be replaced by bigger ones in the future.
The testimony for LD 1329 clearly determined this (listen to the testimony please).
Maine WILL be their playground, in perpetuity!
Well folks, they sure have plans for Maine don't…Continue
Don't let the door hit you on the way out Mr. Littell.
By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff
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Thanks to all of you who were able to attend last Saturday's "SavingME meeting that was hosted by the Gray family at the Harraseeket Inn. Nancy and Penny continue to be excellent benefactors to our overall anti-wind efforts. They provided not only the first class venue, but also a complimentary continental breakfast as well as a wonderful (and very tasty! ) lunch. Thank you ladies, your contributions are greatly appreciated by all. The next time you have an opportunity, stop into the…Continue
The announcement of the study came just two hours ahead of a hearing on a bill, LD 1329, before the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, that seeks to dramatically rewrite Maine laws aimed at helping wind energy grow in a way that opponents of wind development say would better factor in the rights of Mainers who own property near wind farms....
(Maine Sierra Club): “Despite its misleading and rather Orwellian title, LD 1329 is clearly designed to minimize, if not…Continue
From Newton, Mass.
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This is a very important bill for us. If you cannot attend in person, please tune in at 1:00PM today. (5/5/15).
Tune-in Alert: Public Hearing at EUT Today (May 5, 2016) at 1:00PM - Very Important Bil
Listen live on the Web
After clicking the link below, turn up your speakers and use the audio buttons immediately to the right…Continue
May. 3, 2015
In an effort to distract investors from its cash-burning car business, as well as to find some use for millions of Panasonic cells that it has committed to buy without being able to sell enough cars to utilize them, Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) last week introduced a 10kWh home battery pack meant only for emergency back-up power.
It will cost $7140 installed, will be dead in fewer than five hours, and can't run an entire house or central air conditioning or…Continue
This is not about Wind Power per se, but is of concern of every Maine Resident, and tourist that ever hopes to come to enjoy our great state, now and far into the future. Many hours of work by common citizens and some well published scientists have gone into coming to the conclusion that what is being proposed for law, is being attempted without representation of the people and potentially deadly for we the people and our future generations. Read, Join them in Augusta, Distribute as quickly…Continue
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May 5, 2015 - A new article this morning from the Bangor Daily News following up on Governor LePage's nomination yesterday of Bruce Williamson to the Maine PUC begins with the words:
"One of the biggest and broadest challenges ahead in the electricity world is how to pay for the grid upgrades expected to cost about $1.5 trillion nationally between 2010 and 2030, an estimate developed by consultants at The Brattle Group".…Continue
Mainers should start to benefit from real competition in the electricity market .
The subsidized high cost lies from the wind lobby and the lying sleazeballs of "Enronesque" First Wind…Continue
Renewable energy developer SunEdison has decided not to seek a long-term contract with Maine utilities for its Weaver Wind project, following the Maine Public Utilities Commission’s reconsideration of the terms of a 25-year power purchasing agreement.…Continue
U.S. plan: Fight terror with green energy projects
The production tax credit is not enough, so use foreign aid to send even more money to the wind sector.
The “Economic Growth Activity” project being pursued by the Obama administration will hire contractors to advise the Somalian government in building an “economic foundation” in green infrastructure…Continue
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“That’s why I have introduced legislation to eliminate the production tax credit.” Marchant noted, “Since its creation in 1992, the PTC has ballooned from a temporary boost for energy innovation into a massive special interest handout for the now multibillion-dollar wind industry. Today the wind industry regularly produces more energy than the market demands while hardworking taxpayers shell out billions of dollars each year in PTC support.…Continue
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LD 1329 hearing in EUT Committee May 5th 1:00 pm – Basically the Citizens Initiative as a bill – We need as much ought to pass testimony as possible
and if you cannot travel....send snail mail...I know they read e-mails (or not?) but snail mail goes to the committee clerk...(s)he should record it.
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Maine's transmission upgrade is almost done...
Maine can transfer 1400 MW out of state.
Maine has 431 MW from 254 turbines in place.
333 more 3 MW turbines will fill the plate.
I read where 618 more turbines are planned in Maine.
We need to stop 285 turbines this year.
Added by alice mckay barnett on May 2, 2015 at 4:47pm — No Comments
And if a $38 million scam bothers you, then you should be many, many times more upset about the $1.4 billion scam called the Maine Power Reliability Project (MPRP) or CMP Upgrade, a gift to the wind industry funded by duped ratepayers which most of the powers that be deny is such a gift. In fact just this week, our so called Public Advocate in essence stated that transmission build doesn't have anything to do with wind.
The game they have played is that they will say it is not…Continue
Nowhere is this truer than in the IRS’s repeated expansion of the controversial wind-production tax credit, which provides federal subsidies to wind-energy producers. Over the last two and a half years, the agency has shown how a slow-but-steady watering down of federal law can completely reshape its original scope and intent — alarmingly, without any congressional action.…Continue
ROCKLAND, Maine — The City Council voted Friday morning to grant an option to a Boston-based energy company that wants to build a $200 million natural gas power plant on land where City Hall is now located.
The decision came two days after the council failed to grant the option to Rockland Energy Center. Councilors voted 2-1 Wednesday night in favor of the option, but three affirmative votes were needed for approval.…Continue