*Regarding Change. Org. why when we have over 500 members can we not seem to get these signatures? After about a week of appearence we only have just over 170 signers. Is there something we can do to get the signatures we need? Are some of the other wind organizations aware of this petition and are they promoting it within their membership. I have received no communications from anyone regarding this spare CTFWP tho I contribute to several and have a membership with several. Every signature…Continue
Added by James M. Talcott on April 22, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments
This is an interesting article someone sent to me which discusses "Facebook Comments", the commenting system used by several of the media in Maine.
Use of this system has dramatically curtailed the number of comments and thus discourse in the public square.
Moreover, it lends itself to…Continue
The Expedited Wind Law voted by the Maine Legislature in 2008 specifically calls for protection of Scenic Resources of State or National Significance (SRSNS).
Maine's Downeast Grand Lakes region is a national treasure that contains multiple lakes that are SRSNS which will be unreasonably affected by the presence of 16 nearly five hundred feet tall industrial wind turbines. The turbines will dominate the horizon with miles of monstrous machines by day and destroy the dark night sky with…
The attack on the Governor appears at:
The real windmill conspiracy, one aimed at the people of Maine, was created by Governor John Baldacci and his then PUC Chair, Kurt Adams,…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Myth 9: Wind turbines kill birds.
Fact: Bird kills have caused serious scientific concern
at only one location in the United States: Altamont
Pass in California, one of the first areas in the country
to experience significant wind development. Over the
past decade, the wind community has learned that wind farms and wildlife can and do coex-
ist successfully. Wind energy development’s overall impact on birds is extremely low (<1 of
30,000) compared to…
Added by Norman Mitchell on April 18, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments
This is a pretty comprehensive map. I checked wind farms out for Kern County, Calif and there are a few planned ones I didn't know about.
To our friends in Massachusetts, my husband and I are so sad today and our hearts are with you. He was an MIT'er.
Added by Penny Melko on April 16, 2013 at 1:25am — No Comments
I really appreciate all the analysis that the Long Islander and others are doing. It is very important. The devil is always in the details But, I think one of the problems in getting "the public" to understand what is going on is that it is so complicated. I had to really concentrate to understand the last post, and I am interested in trying. My take away from the .11 potential wind index figure for my 6:00 pm newscast, hopefully before all the murders and burglaries, is "Not enough wind in…Continue
The wind industry has told us repeatedly that "Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind". Moreover, by enlisting locally known figures to repeat this such as Angus King, they have been able to spread this lie far and wide. Not unlike what they have done in at least 14 other states.
April 6, 2013
Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage.
My fellow Mainers, I told you about some disturbing news last week. You are paying considerably more than you should for electricity. This week, I have more bad news.
Supporters of more expensive energy are planning to double the fee that is added to your electric bill every month.…Continue
PLEASE CHECK THE ISO REGIONAL 2013 REPORT
THE FOLLOWING PAGE IS NUMBER 29
New England has multiple wind-rich areas ripe for development, making renewable energy an exciting possibility for the…Continue
Here is evidence that "Green" propaganda from the Obama administration has gone too far. Now, the US Postal Service (another entity that can't balance its budget!) is doing stamp cancellations with wind turbines! This card was sent to Mr. Watson at his business and he shared it with me. This is outrageous mis-use of the power to suggest approval and promotion of wind power.…Continue
Carbon_equation_Jan_2009.pdf There is very little evidence that this is the case and indeed mounting evidence that wind generated power is not carbon friendly.
Added by Norman Mitchell on April 12, 2013 at 8:03am — No Comments
The title of this post comes from the following written testimony submitted by NRCM on 4/8/13 with regard to LD 1147, "An Act to-Protect Maine's Scenic Character".
See link: …Continue
Tons of a seemingly weightless gas are scary, until they are put into perspective.
The Maine Woods
A Publication of the Forest Ecology Network
How Much CO2 Can Be Avoided by 1000
Maine Wind Turbines?
Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments
In Maine, which because of prevailing winds gets smog from most of the Northeast, there were so many complaints about $24 tests that began in the state's southern half last July that the state suspended the mandatory program in November. The fee was reduced to $14 and the tests were made voluntary, but ultimately the whole program was repealed.
This state has never had any kind of emissions testing ever, then it went from 0 to 60 immediately,'' Deborah Garrett, a spokeswoman for the…
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 10, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments