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"The rise and fall of SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE) is one of the stranger stories in renewable energy recently..."

SunEdison (SUNE) has plummeted 71.4% in 3 months attributable to its purchases of renewable companies.

 LOL., snippets from today's Motley Fool on SUNE...

"One of the reasons investors loved SunEdison so much is the company's incredible growth spree. In the past year, it bought First Wind, a $2 billion portfolio of wind projects from Invenergy,…


Added by Barbara Durkin on September 28, 2015 at 10:30am — 13 Comments

WOW!!! I HAD NO IDEA! More Lies from our Wind Friends

I can't begin to tell you how slanted this article is that will make the uninformed citizen of Maine think Wind is one of the biggest contributors to cleaning our atmosphere, providing 4,200 jobs, (not permanent) using nameplate outputs, not the usual 25% actual outputs, and telling us it will make big changes in the quality of the air in the SECOND cleanest state in the union.I sure wish we could get one of our writers to get so believed by the biased media.  Though we already do so much,…


Added by Eskutassis on September 28, 2015 at 8:46am — 3 Comments


I originally thought this was written by Kurt Adams - It was written by Jeremy Payne who has now been completely emboldened by the FMM announcement. And as far as Charlie  Colgan's 4,200 jobs created by the wind industry, I can assure you Charlie was paid handsomely for his study = I am just not sure if they gave him cash or a lifetime supply of glazed donuts and Little Debbie's! In any event - read it and weep!…


Added by Pineo Girl on September 27, 2015 at 3:28pm — 10 Comments

FMM brokers a deal with Sun Edison...

Wind company to pay $2.75M, limit future projects to advance state’s largest farm


Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on September 26, 2015 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments


Take a good look at Jeremy Payne's resume on linkedin. We all know Jeremy as Executive Director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association, the principal lobbyist for the wind industry in Maine.

You will note in the resume that Jeremy also worked on the CasinosNO campaign, financed by the Oxford Casino and Hollywood Slots to prevent additional  casino competition in Maine.  All of us know by now that Chris O;Neil also worked for the CasinosNO campaign.  HMM- Strange bedfellows or just…


Added by Pineo Girl on September 26, 2015 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

$2.5 million conservation fund set up in Bingham wind pact

An agreement reached between Friends of Maine Mountains and developer SunEdison will provide $2.5 million to conservation projects statewide.  I hope this turns out to be a positive agreement for Maine.  I'm not sure any of these projects have enough salted away for decommissioning should it become necessary.  I'm afraid we will be saddled with enormous behemoths for as long as we can see.  …


Added by Eskutassis on September 25, 2015 at 7:09pm — 33 Comments

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007

Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.

Milton Friedman:…


Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 25, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Greedy Wind Industry In EU Is Pushing Amost Broke Nations to Up The Ante On Subsidies.

The Wind Industry in the EU is basically admitting that they are only viable with an increase in subsidies.  The increase would be suicide to many of the countries already at the brink of disaster.

Added by Eskutassis on September 24, 2015 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

It's Not Wind - It's Not Solar

From an Andi Parkinson Video 

Governor LePage holds a town hall meeting at UM Farmington

(Sept 21st 2015)

Jim ? on Energy :…


Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 24, 2015 at 7:07pm — No Comments


While not directly related to wind - I for one believe our answer to wind development is to follow Germany's lead - Abandon wind development which has been proven not to work and focus on Solar power - I use it - It works!

Added by Pineo Girl on September 24, 2015 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment


This post is not meant to be political - I believe Mrs. Clinton is the first presidential candidate to announce her energy Plan to make the US a clean energy super power.

Added by Pineo Girl on September 24, 2015 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Why Can't Our Legislators Take The Same View?

In Scotland, the people are finally getting fed up with the destruction of view and wildlife and rejected a new set of wind turbines.  Why is it that our legislators can't see the same destruction?  Could it be that they almost all live in the part of the state that have no turbines?  Or could it be they are in somebody's pocket?  I don't know, but we sure need to get some of the Southern Maine Population up North to see what is really happening.  Pictures just don't do it…


Added by Eskutassis on September 23, 2015 at 3:03pm — 2 Comments


This article came out a week or so ago - It is good news for Maine ratepayers - Our new PUC - a lawyer, an engineer, and an economist just might be really good for Maine!  There is a reason why power companies are regulated - The are privately held corporations and we are their captives.  I for one am getting tired of paying for capital improvements of a private corporations and being told these are for my benefit!…


Added by Pineo Girl on September 23, 2015 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Negative Impact of Wind Farm deforestation on reducing CO2 and increasing pollution.

The Impact of Wind Farm Deforestation on Air Quality and CO2 removal

April 30th, 2013


The premise upon which the ‘fast track’ permitting and subsidizing Wind farms was based was the role they played in replacing electricity generated from CO2 emitting power plants with renewable energy from ‘clean’…


Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 23, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Not all energy is created equal

A very good argument for doing away with the PTC and put all energy companies on a level playing field. Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), makes a passionate plea to end the spending.

Added by Eskutassis on September 22, 2015 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Expedited Wind Update from Piscataquis county!

As reported by: Friends of the Piscataquis Valley
Carly of Orneville reports:
'In talking with Norm he informed me that a bill passed in May that will go into effect in October which will allow citizens of UTs to have the option of petitioning through the LUPC…

Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 21, 2015 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

PSST....look behind you; clean natural gas fuel cells for home power plants are coming.

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 21, 2015 at 11:34am — No Comments

To the moon, Alice! Atty. Chris Senie well represents wind turbine victims to Falmouth, MA Zoning Board

Atty Chris Senie delivered for wind turbine victims in Falmouth, MA, and elsewhere by precedent this week.  Senie's, "masterful, encyclopedic (yet succinct) presentation", to the town ZBA on behalf of injured citizens is a must read:

Added by Barbara Durkin on September 19, 2015 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

Nuclear versus Wind

At the moment ISO-NE's is using about 15,000 MW of electricity.  35%  of that electricity is coming from 4 nuclear generators with a combined capacity of 4000 MW that consistently operate at a 90% capacity factor year after year. On the opposite end of the efficiency spectrum, 104 MW is coming from over 800 MW of installed capacity of wind turbines that occupy over 80 miles of New England's ridges.  That has been the story all summer long - the time of peak demand on the…


Added by Steve Thurston on September 19, 2015 at 10:03am — 14 Comments

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Maine as Third World Country:

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 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?" 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.”

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