Time: 3:00 PM on Wed, 9/6/17
Place: 41 Court St. Skowhegan, ME
Purpose: Somerset County Commissioners to discuss resolution to oppose industrial wind development
Open to the public? -- YES
The following is excerpted from the Somerset County Commissioners meeting agenda for Wednesday, 9/6/17 at 3PM:…Continue
TransCanada, TC, purchased 13 hydro power plants, total capacity 560 MW, on the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers from bankrupt USGen New England for $505 million in 2005. Almost all of the plants are located in New Hampshire. All plants and their drainage areas are shown on an enlarged map. See URL.
The current Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, licenses of the Wilder, Bellows Falls and Vernon Plants expire in 2018. The renewal process takes about 5…Continue
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"Presentations on wind development in the Moosehead Region by Moosehead Region Futures will take place Sat Sept 9 hourly from 11AM-3PM at the Center for Moosehead History - 6 Lakeview St Greenville, ME.
These are timed to coincide with this year's annual Seaplane "Fly In" and are part of the ongoing public awareness campaign publicizing the threat/adverse impact of industrial wind in the Moosehead Region. Anyone can attend and ask questions. No registration is required.
"In the process of rebuilding Maine, we must never compromise the integrity of our environment. It's not only immoral, it's bad economics." - Angus King in the following must see 41 second video:
The original SPEED program, started in July 2010, was repealed and replaced by Act 56 of 2015, the Renewable Portfolio Standard, RPS, act, which requires 55% of utility retail electricity sales to be from renewable sources by 2017; 75% by 2032. The SPEED program replacement is called Standard Offer, SO, as described in 30 VSA 8005b.
- SO projects, 2.2 MW or less, have a cap of 127.5 MW by 2032; about 60,850 kW, all energy sources, has been installed which produced about…Continue
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We should add that Portland is at least consistent in protecting its residents from noise - a city ordinance essentially banned industrial wind turbines over five years ago. Now if they'd only think of their fellow Mainers outside of Portland and help repeal the heinous expedited wind law, given to us by former Governor Baldacci and his wind industry friends. By the way, Baldacci said in a radio interview yesterday, he'd…Continue
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From April 7, 1985 -"Tax credits guarantee a market" and "Federal tax credits are scheduled to end after this year." From Dec 17 1980 - "Wind is not the solution to the energy crisis." They knew it back then and they still know it. In other words, since it is not a solution that can meet…Continue
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What’s notable about the report is the absence of a monomaniacal advocacy for renewables, combined with a sober description of grid engineering and physics. That tone, by itself, is a sea change.........And for discerning policymakers, the key takeaway from the report amounts to a go-slow for those eager to rapidly force far more VRE on the grid – VRE, variable renewable energy, is DOE’s euphemism for solar and wind.........We also find DOE saying that when it comes to…Continue
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Massachusetts: Organizing Against Nuisance Commercial Wind Turbines Near Your Property
Members of the environmental left like to portray themselves as do gooders - social justice warriors who walk on a higher plane, saving the planet and saving its unwashed ignorant commoners from themselves. Their advocacy of wind power (which they often do because their funders instruct them to do so) hardly constitutes "social justice" and disproportionately harms the poor.
Unlike the wealthy who can lawyer up, the poor cannot as readily fight off wind developers. The wealthy…Continue