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I wonder how John Calvin Stevens would feel?

I am just wondering how John Calvin Stevens' paintings would look with windmills in the background. Bet he would hate the desecration to the environment.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/05/architect-artist-john-calvin-stevens-paintings-at-the-university-of-new-england/comments/

Added by Eskutassis on July 6, 2015 at 10:39pm — No Comments

More Oakfield Wind Photos

We have been given permission to publish these copyrighted photos of the Oakfield Wind project.   Nothing to add.  The photos sadly tell the story.…

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Added by Brad Blake on July 5, 2015 at 1:23am — 5 Comments

24 cents per kwh Block Island, RI Wind Project Gets Underway

With the conventional generators providing the New England grid with wholesale prices around 5-6 cents per kwh, it is absurd that Deepwater Wind in the shallow waters between Block Island and mainland Rhode Island will come on line starting at 24 cents per kwh. …

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Added by Brad Blake on July 5, 2015 at 1:01am — 2 Comments

Ellsworth American Editorial Blasts Wind Power Development in Maine

The Ellsworth American Newspaper clearly understands the issues regarding the proliferating wind scourge in Maine.  Its good they do, as the stretch of small mountains and ridges along Maine's remote Downeast Coastal region are targeted for heavy wind power development following theBull Hill project.  The problem is all this region consists of Unorganized Territories and tiny towns and plantations all enveloped by the heinous Expedited Wind Permitting Zone.

Here is an excellent quote…

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Added by Brad Blake on July 4, 2015 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

LD 828 and voter statistics by Town

Under LD 828, to remove your township, plantation or municipality from the Expedited Permitting Area, you must submit a petition to LUPC requesting it. It must be in a format provided by LUPC and include the signatures of at least 10% of the number of registered voters residing in the township, plantation, municipality or portion thereof that voted in the most recent gubernatorial election.

To find out how many of your township's registered voters actually voted last…

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Added by Gary Campbell on July 2, 2015 at 10:39am — 3 Comments

And We're Off!

I know we have already been paying for transmission upgrades!  But how are Bangor Hydro customers going to bear the brunt of this?

https://bangordailynews.com/2015/06/30/business/power-bills-to-go-up-for-bangor-hydro-customers/

Added by Pineo Girl on July 1, 2015 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Check Out: A Sad Day for Bingham. More devastation from SunEdison

Sun Edison has gained funding for and is starting the Bingham project.  More ridgetops will be devastated for useless profiteering.  They make it sound like Maine is getting a GIFT.…

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Added by Eskutassis on July 1, 2015 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Looks like Connecticut Doesn't Trust Iberdrola

After seeing what Iberdrola has done in Maine, it looks like they are getting a rejection from our neighbors to the south.  Why couldn't our PUC have seen through Iberdrola before we got taken?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-30/iberdrola-s-3-billion-takeover-of-uil-rejected-by-connecticut

Added by Eskutassis on July 1, 2015 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

" The Alliance for Responsible Siting of Alternative Energy Installations". Please check it out !!!

 A new organization has been started in MA by Tom Thompson who lives in Scituate , MA where the turbine installed in his town has created a nightmare of noise and shadow flicker for the adjacent residents . Tom has been advocating for appropriate siting for some times while the efforts to demand that the State conducts noise testing have been largely ignored.

I believe that joining Tom in his effort is part of the coalition building we need to develop, as New Englanders , to protect…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on July 1, 2015 at 11:08am — 7 Comments

Governor Signs LD 828 into Law--Unorganized Territories Citizens Now Have a Say About Wind Power Proposals

In a seesion of the legislature where the Governor has been vetoing legislation , Governor LePage stood up for the rights of the citizens in the state's Unorganized Territories and SIGNED LD 828 into law.  What a long and skillfully fought victory!  The following is the message from UT Citizens for Fair Policy.…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 30, 2015 at 11:42pm — No Comments

ISO New England Retiring More Energy Plants - Is Maine Supposed to Foot the Bill?

ISO New England is retiring more energy plants and looking to Maine to provide more energy, but openly states that Maine lacks the transmission infrastructure.  Are we supposed to foot the bill?  We are already being told new transmission lines are for us! Really??

http://www.ect.coop/editors-pick/challenges-loom-as-new-england-plants-retire/82516

Added by Pineo Girl on June 30, 2015 at 2:12pm — 7 Comments

Bill Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job. Gov should switch green subsidies into R&D

It is interesting that there is no US media coverage of this perspective from Bill Gates.  This article comes from the UK.  The UK doesn't utilize direct taxpayer subsidies like the USA, but instead has forced a "Feed-in Tariff" on the grid, forcing electricity costs to skyrocket.  This, in turn, has led to poor and working class people to endure what has been termed "energy poverty" such that they must sacrifice heavily on other things to try to keep the lights on.…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 28, 2015 at 1:03pm — 7 Comments

Biased Reporting Continues Promotion of Wind Power in Maine--the Latest Example

One of the problems we have continually struggled with is the bias of the Maine media in their complicity with the wind industry in promoting this scourge in Maine.  When I saw this completely biased article in the Lewiston Sun Journal, from a reporter who I know must have my phone number and email from previous interactions (as well as contacts for other wind power critics), I got angry and fired off this email:

"Mr. Karkos, I have to strenuously object to the article…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 25, 2015 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

E2Tech and Patricia Aho

State of the Environment – Maine DEP Commissioner & Bureau Chiefs…

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Added by alice mckay barnett on June 25, 2015 at 7:43am — 2 Comments

Green Energy Steals from the Biosphere

.....Hydro power is one of the few green energy sources that is “grid ready” and can supply economical reliable energy. So, naturally, many greens are opposed to it. However, in most places there is competition for fresh water for domestic uses, irrigation, industry and environmental flow. Hydro power is just one more competitor for this valuable green resource.



So Green energy is not so green after all. It reduces the supply of food, water and…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on June 24, 2015 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Massive Oakfield Project has Towers Going Up

The massive Oakfield Wind project has towers being erected at a steady pace.  There will be 50 Vestas V112 turbines when complete, each standing 492 ft tall from base to apex of the blade.  This project represents one of the worst travesties in our sordid history of wind power projects in Maine, as DEP Commissioner Aho allowed First Wind (now SunEdison) to amend an existing license for 35 1.5 MW GE turbines, each at 389 ft tall, and expand it to this completely different project, impacting a…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 23, 2015 at 11:52pm — 8 Comments

Victory for Citizens' Rights in the Unorganized Territories of Maine as LD 828 Passes!

We have gotten few victories from the State Legislature, but the dogged determination of the Maine Citizens of the state's Unorganized Territories now have won a process to have a say about whether or not to be in the Wind Energy's Law's arbitrary "Expedited Permitting Zone".  Great job to the group "UT Citizens for Fair Policy".  Here is their press release:…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 23, 2015 at 11:14pm — 2 Comments

Will Maine PUC finally work for ratepayers?

Good bye David Littell, ex-chairman of REGGIE and DEP commissioner under Governor Baldacci , then conveniently appointed PUC Commissioner  , your damage has been done . Your heavy hand, which so faithfully served the wind industry ,has been removed from the regulatory process.

We now hope and will watch for fairness. 

Economist Bruce Williamson Takes Oath to Serve on Maine Public Utilities Commission…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Stop The East West Corridor Coalition ~ 3 Years of Successful Resistance

As a Member of:

The Alliance for the Common Good

We at STEWC welcome the Wind Warriors to join us. …

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on June 23, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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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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