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Falmouth Massachusetts Shut Wind Turbine Legal Fees Could Surpass Costs Of Project

New Legal Fees To Hit Falmouth Town Meeting Over Wind Turbines

Falmouth has spent hundreds of thousands on wind turbine litigation. "Land use attorney Mark…

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Added by Frank Haggerty on November 3, 2017 at 9:02pm — 1 Comment

EXAMPLES OF WIND TURBINE SYSTEMS TO LEARN FROM

Various government entities, eager to show their greenness regarding global warming, passed laws to subsidize renewable power, so-called “green power”, as if there is such a thing. Some governments even passed laws that declare hydropower as non-renewable, but, on reflection of its implications, reversed themselves and passed laws that declare hydropower IS renewable, as recently did Vermont’s legislature.

 

President Andrew Jackson, Democrat, populist: “When government…

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Added by Willem Post on November 3, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

POTENTIAL SOURCES OF ELECTRICITY IN 2050 AND CAPITAL COSTS

This article describes the build-outs of nuclear, wind and solar required by 2050 to make progress towards the IPCC temperature goals of 2.0 C above pre-industrial by 2100 or 1.5 C above pre-industrial by 2100. Estimates of world and US electricity generation are shown. See URLs.

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Added by Willem Post on November 3, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

I Am Getting A Very Uneasy Feeling

This week I have been one of the Mainers that has experienced a loss of power for three days, and there are still more that are going to be out for several more days. I have been out driving around Southern Penobscot County and can honestly say I have seen very few Emera crews out there doing ANYTHING for the first three days. It was a minor storm, lasted but a few hours, but there were some pretty high wind gusts and there were a lot of trees down. I didn't see a lot of wires down, but did…

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Added by Eskutassis on November 1, 2017 at 8:58pm — 4 Comments

Mega "Green" Backer Tom Steyer getting as obnoxious as George Soros

Steyer also put a lot of money into…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 31, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Maine Tourism - Wind Developers' Defilement of Maine Finally Stirring Decision Makers into Action

It's taken 10 years but decision makers are starting to take a bold stand against the scourge of industrial wind.

The legislators and county commissioners referenced in the article below have taken a strong stand and should be applauded for their support.  The Moosehead region is working very hard to try and stop development – fighting multiple developers and CMP - not any easy…

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2017 at 12:35pm — 4 Comments

Lisa Linowes - Wind PTC: Excessive Benefit Demands Repeal

“Market conditions back in 1992 no longer exist. Big wind no longer needs the Production Tax Credit, and certainly cannot justify the extraordinary benefits received [3.5¢/kWh pre-tax]. Retaining the subsidy in light of lower installation costs and increased production serves only to further distort the market and bestow a bounty on big wind that far exceeds what 1992 lawmakers could ever have envisioned.”…

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2017 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

NH: House panel votes to eliminate RGGI energy-efficiency funds; supports lessening renewable energy standard

“It’s easy to spend other people’s money,” said Rep. Michael Vose, R-Epping, who introduced a last-minute amendment to gut RGGI funding. “But nobody knows how to spend money better than the person that manages it, and this will benefit ratepayers.”............................The committee also voted by 11-10 to recommend HB 114, which would roll back the requirement that state utilities include 15 percent new renewable energy source, like wind and solar, by 2025.“They are a tax…

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2017 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

WORLD COAL CONSUMPTION AND PARTICULATE AIR POLLUTION

The world’s fossil fuel consumption has been about 78% of all primary energy* for the past 10 years, despite several trillion dollars of investments in RE systems. Current coal consumption is about 8000 million metric ton/y. China and India use about 60%.

 

* The energy from wells, mines, forests, etc., is called source energy, less exploration, extraction, processing and transport energy = primary energy to power plants, buildings, vehicles, industry,…

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Added by Willem Post on October 31, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Three public hearings in Bethel on Monday

Three public hearings…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on October 29, 2017 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Really big, wind energy lies - Unreported transmission losses and unreported dead eagles

A small layer of the wind energy fraud on America deals with this industry's unreported transmission losses and unreported dead eagles. In this corrupt world we live in, wind energy producers are allowed to collect billions annually from Production Tax Credits. These credits come from the energy produced at wind farms. But thanks to Washington DC, these tax credits are…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on October 29, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

VERMONT: Newly approved wind turbine sound rules leave many unhappy

Wind developers argue that the new limits of 39 decibels during the night and 42 decibels at day around homes near wind turbines could hamper new projects. Anti-wind activists say the limits might not be strict enough....................Vermonters for a Clean Environment Director Annette Smith is optimistic that an even more strict 30-dBA standard is possible. She said statements made by the PUC seem to document on record that a 30-decibel inside-sound standard is the clear…

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Added by Long Islander on October 28, 2017 at 10:43am — 1 Comment

'No' on Dixfield wind ordinance

Dixfield voters previously rejected DEP sound limits for industrial wind. They are the highest allowed in Maine, intended for wilderness projects. The planning board worked for months on a compromise proposal reducing sound limits by a modest 2 dB, seeking small protection for residents near the project.

Home value losses, sleep health risks and noise…

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Added by Long Islander on October 28, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

A Floating University of Maine Wind Turbine for Barbados?

Wow, the one off Maine hasn't even had time to be destroyed in a storm and they're already preying on the poor folks in Barbados. 

The project, which Balfour explained is still in its early stages, would involve a three-way partnership with Emera, the BL&P and the University of Maine in the US.

“The plan would see a floating wind turbine that would be designed and built at the University of Maine, brought here to…

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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cost to Remove Saco Wind Turbine "Much Higher Than Expected"

Surprise, surprise, surprise!  I would suggest that future decisions on what should replace the turbine not be entrusted to the Saco Energy and Sustainability Committee. They've had their chance. Maybe there should be a plaque put in place commemorating dumb politically correct wastes of taxpayer dollars.

Saco Public Works Director Patrick Fox hoped money could be made…

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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2017 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

BDN - Maine looks to Trump for solution to nuclear waste

But the Trump administration, including Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, have been outspoken in support of both Yucca Mountain and consolidated interim storage. The Trump administration requested funds in the fiscal year 2018 budget to move the Yucca Mountain license application forward, as well as create a “robust” interim storage plan, according to Howes.…

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Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2017 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Delingpole: Snopes Tried to Fact-Check Me on Global Warming. Here’s My Reply…

As I predicted, my piece “400 Scientific Papers in 2017 say ‘Global Warming’ is a Myth”, is causing greenie heads to explode like watermelons struck by hollow-point bullets.

Here is an email I got shortly afterwards from a guy at the completely unbiased and apolitical (lol) fact-checking organization Snopes.…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 26, 2017 at 12:40pm — 1 Comment

Yet one more college wind turbine goes belly up

Makes one wonder when the UMPI wonder wind turbine will do the same. A $2 million (and counting) total waste of public money. Think about that the next time the University of Maine System cries about money.

Based on the success of its solar energy program over the past year, Chesapeake College is decommissioning its wind turbine on the northeast corner of its campus at Rt. 50 and plans to invest future resources in renewable energy…

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Added by Long Islander on October 25, 2017 at 4:20pm — 4 Comments

Clear and Present Dagher: UMaine in talks with European investors

After Statoil’s departure, Aqua Ventus negotiated its own term sheet with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC), outlining a 20-year offtake deal for $230/MWh, plus a 2.5% annual increase.

http://www.rechargenews.com/wind/1370046/umaine-in-talks-with-european-investors-for-first-us-floating-project

Added by Long Islander on October 24, 2017 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

PPH - Maine so called enviros push wind from atop their unicorns

What a joke.

Instead of importing outdated fuels, we should be exporting clean energy that was developed by hardworking Mainers. Maine does not need a pipeline – we need homegrown, renewable energy.…

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Added by Long Islander on October 24, 2017 at 3:29pm — 1 Comment

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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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