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Just When I Thought We Wre Making Progress!!!

This is a case of "If you can't beat'em, Shut 'em up!!,"

http://patriotupdate.com/2014/03/professor-wants-climate-change-deniers-thrown-jail/

Added by Jim Lutz on March 20, 2014 at 9:42pm — 1 Comment

LePage slams ‘green’ energy; criticizes Justin Alfond

LePage slams ‘green’ energy at clean-tech business forum

The governor repeats calls for more natural gas infrastructure. He also aims a personal attack at Senate President Justin Alfond, calling him 'a little rich boy.'

By Tux Turkel tturkel@pressherald.com…

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Added by Long Islander on March 20, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY TO REJECT THE GLOBAL WARMING "CONSENSUS"?

AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY SEES THE LIGHT: WILL IT BE THE FIRST MAJOR SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION TO REJECT THE GLOBAL WARMING 'CONSENSUS'?

 20 Mar 2014, 11:10…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 20, 2014 at 5:58pm — No Comments

NH wind company welshing on ridge top promise

A con artist trying to get the money it believes it is entitled to will say anything to get its money. In this case a wind company agreed to a mountain road width and is now acting surprised that turbine maintenance is required and that the giant cranes require far wider roads! 

Owner seeks to widen roads after turbine failure

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Added by Long Islander on March 20, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

MPRP



Feb. 20, 2009 ISO-NE question to CMP about MPRP :

Q. What percentage of this Project, if any, can be attributed solely for generation

integration?

March 16,2009 CMP answer :

A. None. 100% of the project was developed and designed solely to address reliability

issues in the Maine transmission system. At ISO's request, CMP evaluated the ability

of MPRP to accommodate the addition of wind generation resources, but no portion of

the project was modified as a…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 20, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

BDN - Yet Another Wind Moratorium in Maine Voted In

Let's see how this goes. The wind industry's rigged polls tell us a majority of people like wind power. Yet greater than 90% of votes on moratoriums in Maine towns go against wind. In other words, when people stop to study the issue, they quickly see that wind is nothing but a fraudulent house of cards harmful to human health, the environment and the economy. Or as the wind industry itself has privately…

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Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

"INSTALLED CAPACITY" IS A JOKE

  The term "installed capacity" refers to the amount of power an industrial wind facility would produce under ideal wind conditions; but such ideal wind conditions rarely (if ever) occur.    

  Wind Farm Proposal and Permits usually refer to the ratio of actual power to be produced compared to this production ideal as "an expected capacity…

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Added by Harrison Roper on March 19, 2014 at 2:36pm — 3 Comments

First Wind - Give Them an Inch and They'll Take a Yard - a Deer Yard

3/19/14

LETTER

After reviewing the Department of Environmental Protection analysis of the Bingham wind project, I felt like the state was being bought out by First Wind to put in the largest wind farm in the state.

The project will permanently affect four separate deer wintering areas, with a total of 21.54 acres. First Wind proposed to minimize the impact of one deer wintering area by using single pole structures in a 21-foot-wide…

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Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2014 at 10:34am — No Comments

LD 1750 being discussed at the EUT committee today !!! THE FUTURE OF MAINE WIND PERMITTING.

Listen today LIVE at EUT work session discussion on LD 1750, An Act to "amend  the administrative procedure and to clarify Maine wind energy law".

The EUT committee can  postpone, table, adjourn - but the fight  never  stops  and  more and  more  people  are aware of the game this committee has been playing ignoring the grievances  of Maine citizens regarding  industrial  wind power and failing to answer specific questions concerning  the false  premises and promises of wind…

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Added by monique aniel on March 19, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

PPH - Wind industry growth at stake in Maine talks on fate of First Wind-Emera joint venture

March 19 

Wind industry growth at stake in Maine talks on fate of joint venture

A court decision forces the PUC to review the legality of the Emera Inc.-First Wind partnership.

By Tux Turkel tturkel@pressherald.com

Staff…

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Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2014 at 12:48am — No Comments

PPH - Gov LePage: Heat pumps, not solar rebates, are key to the state’s energy future

EXCERPT:

LePage implored the Legislature to do more to help Mainers, and to invest in growing technologies and energy sources, including heat pumps and natural gas, that both help families save money, and attract businesses by making the energy market in Maine more competitive.

“This bill died because the Natural Resource Council of Maine didn’t want revenues to go help Maine people, they wanted it to go buy land,” LePage said. “I find that scandalous.”…

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mountaineering Council Study: Wind Projects Deterring Visits to Mountains

Walkers are 'turning away from wind farm Scotland'

A new survey by the Mountaineering Council of Scotland finds two-thirds of people think turbines are making Scotland a less appealing place to visit.

3/18/14

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Peter Schweizer: 'THE ECONOMIST' MISSES THE POINT ON CRONY CAPITALISM

'THE ECONOMIST' MISSES THE POINT ON CRONY CAPITALISM

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2014 at 12:56am — No Comments

Kindergarterner Petition Against Wind Turbines!

Is this kindergartener Alabama’s most effective political activist?

"“I have to do it, Mama! Somebody has to stop them from building the windmills on my beautiful mountain!”"



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Added by Barry @ SaveOurSeaShore on March 17, 2014 at 2:04pm — No Comments

BDN - What you need to know about electricity pricing

Perhaps this consumer organization needs to probe the fraud that is wind power.

What you need to know about electricity pricing

Posted March 16, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.

Consumer Forum is a collaboration of the Bangor Daily News and…

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Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2014 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

House panel subpoenas Obama administration over wind farm eagle deaths

House panel subpoenas Obama administration over wind farm eagle deaths

EXCERPTS:

The House Natural Resources Committee issued the subpoena Tuesday as part of a 10-month investigation into the enforcement policies and practices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Justice Department, a news release said.

An Associated Press investigation exposed how the Obama administration was failing to enforce the law for wind power, even as it…

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Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

MST - Clyde MacDonald: Wind power carbon offsets do nothing to curb polluters

Every wind turbine contributes to global warming, so thanks to all those politicians who have given us our expensive, mountain-destroying, unreliable wind power.

http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/Letter_to_the_editor__Green_power_carbon_offsets_do_nothing_to_curb_polluters.html

Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2014 at 12:16am — 2 Comments

A Wind Noise Victims Speaks Out

This is dedicated to all the wind turbine victims in Maine and everywhere else. 

This is from VTDigger.org.  The author is a victim of the Georgia Mt. wind turbines in VT.   I have copied the entire piece here, but there are many interesting comments as well, so here is the link:  …

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Added by Brad Blake on March 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Two Years After This Article and How is Maine Doing?

What else still needs to be done?

F’ in national study means Maine ‘ripe’ for corruption

By NAOMI SCHALIT, LANCE TAPLEY AND JOHN CHRISTIE
March 19, 2012 © Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

Maine has earned an “F” from a national organization’s first-in-the-nation assessment…

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Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

BDN - Judge chastises Maine DEP commissioner in overturning Vinalhaven wind power decree

Judge chastises Maine DEP commissioner in overturning Vinalhaven wind power decree

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Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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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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