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Protect and Preserve

I think it is time we watched this video again.

My friend Tom Olds and I created this a few years ago...and it is startling (and depressing) to realize how many of the rural landscapes which are showcased in this video have been lost to industrial wind development since that time.

Lincoln (Rollins Mountain, Rocky Dundee, at the hands of First Wind/SunEdison), Saddleback (Patriot Renewables), Roxbury/Record Hill (Angus King/Independence Wind), Oakfield (First Wind/SunEdison),…

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Added by Karen Bessey Pease on January 31, 2016 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

“I’m fed up with all the bull crap and all the lying."

Indeed.

The wind power virus rapidly spreading through Maine is but a symptom of a larger systemic infection of corruption and deceit in the nation today. There's a reason that anger has been deemed politically incorrect. They don't want angry citizens but rather docile sheep from whom they can steal.…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 30, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Vermonters in full scale rebellion against planned wind turbines roll-out

Vermonters in Full-Scale Open Rebellion Against Planned Wind Turbine Roll-Out

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on January 30, 2016 at 8:48am — 18 Comments

A CHANCE FOR MAINERS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES ON A VERY IMPORTANT BILL WITH SEVERE CONSEQUENCES ON THE LANDSCAPE

THE BILL LD 1315 IS COMING BACK TO THE EUT COMMITTE FOR  A WORKING SESSION ON FEBRUARY 4 TH 

An Act To Amend Maine's Restructuring Laws

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §3204, sub-§5,  as enacted by PL 1997, c. 316, §3, is repealed.…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on January 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? A very, very big deal.

How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? A VERY VERY BIG DEAL!!!!

Again we got screwed by Harry Reid when he said the whole deal would fall through for the release of oil sales abroad if the PTC and ITC were not extended to drive renewable energy.  So we take it on the chin for a phony scam promoting wind and solar for probably another decade…

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Added by Eskutassis on January 28, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Today Was A Big Day in Augusta. Bids were due for new projects in Maine for Mass, Conn and RI.

Why Do We Have To Be The Industrial Center For New England???

The southern New England states are making deal to desecrate more of our hills and mountains with wind turbines and build transmission lines to get the power there.  The plan calls for the builders to send the bill to those southern states, but we all know if 1 kw of…

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Added by Eskutassis on January 28, 2016 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

THE HEADLINE READS EMERA and CMP JOIN THE SCRUM - They Should drop the "R" in Scrum

So Now the plans become clearer - Maine wind energy project are not so Maine can meet the renewable energy goals spelled out in the Expedited Wind Law. Maine wind energy is so others can meet their renewable goals!  Are we expected to foot the bill for transmission?  CMP already snuck one by us with their $1.4 billion "smart" meter upgrade - And now that CMP has been moved to Avangrid, Iberdrola's holding company, Iberdrola appears to be free to develop projects like Atlantic Wind in…

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Added by Pineo Girl on January 28, 2016 at 6:47pm — No Comments

GRANITE STATE Hydropower Association makes video on 1899 water powered mill still in operation

Maine's potential in restoring hydro is at least twice as much as New Hampshires.  Here's a video showing one installation http://www.granitestatehydro.org/about-us.html

Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on January 28, 2016 at 2:03pm — No Comments

State’s high court sides with smart-meter proponents

About 600,000 so-called “smart meters” installed in homes and businesses by Central Maine Power pose no credible…
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 27, 2016 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

AND EMERA HAS BIG PLANS FOR AROOSTOOK COUNTY

Emera sees a bright future for renewable energy in Northern Maine.  Let's hope they don't try to stick ratepayers with the transmission cost!

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/01/27/news/aroostook/northern-maine-electric-grid-a-small-market-with-big-potential-for-emera-2/?ref=BusinessBox

Added by Pineo Girl on January 27, 2016 at 2:49pm — 4 Comments

"Maine is a vast repository of wind projects that are available to meet our (MA) power needs..."

MA former Executive Energy Secretary Ian Bowle's has written an op-ed for CommonWealth boasting the sacrifice of ME's citizens, and the sacrifice of the treasured integrity of Maine's mountains and viewscapes, for the benefit of Massachusetts residents.  

I hope that some reading this will consider responding to this op-ed:   …

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Added by Barbara Durkin on January 27, 2016 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

SunEdison Sets on Former First Wind CEO Paul Gaynor

Oh, Paulie? Won't see him no more...

 

According to UBS, Paul Gaynor (former First Wind CEO) has also departed, although this was not disclosed in the 8K filing. "Given Paul's former role as CEO of…

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Added by Long Islander on January 27, 2016 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Dixfield board sending wind ordinance to voters

"Dixfield board sending wind ordinance to…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 26, 2016 at 11:00am — 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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