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TODAY: Somerset County Commissioners Wind Discussion on Wed, September 6 @ 3PM (Attendance encouraged)

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:…


Added by Long Islander on September 6, 2017 at 12:41am — 1 Comment


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…


Added by Willem Post on September 5, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

Wind Power Presentations in Greenville - Sat, 9/9/17 (Attendance encouraged)

"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.

Added by Long Islander on September 3, 2017 at 7:11pm — 1 Comment

Angus King on Maine tourism: "Compromising our environment is not only immoral, it's bad economics."

"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:



Added by Long Islander on September 3, 2017 at 3:17pm — 8 Comments


The original SPEED program, started in July 2010, was repealed and replaced by Act 56 of 2015, the Renewable Portfolio Standard, RPS, act, which requires 55% of utility retail electricity sales to be from renewable sources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…


Added by Willem Post on September 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Update Info -- Northern Pass


Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 2, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments

44 --- Franklin County drafting new TIF application



Added by Eric A. Tuttle on September 1, 2017 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Portland is fine with wind turbine noise in Aroostook, but won't tolerate noise in Portland

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…


Added by Long Islander on September 1, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Falmouth Massachusetts Tortious Wind Turbine Lawsuit To Go Forward

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is no longer enforcing regulations to protect the citizens of Massachusetts.


Added by Frank Haggerty on August 31, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments

Notable quotes about this lying loser of an industry

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…


Added by Jim Wiegand on August 30, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What to watch in the wake of the DOE grid study


Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 30, 2017 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Grid Reliability: DOE Throws Down Red Flags On Unreliable Wind And Solar (Forbes)

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…


Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2017 at 12:26am — No Comments

Massachusetts: Organizing Against Nuisance Commercial Wind Turbines Near Your Property

Massachusetts: Organizing  Against Nuisance Commercial Wind Turbines Near Your Property 

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is involved in Power Production Agreements with local town governments that help finance commercial wind turbine…

Added by Frank Haggerty on August 29, 2017 at 9:19am — 4 Comments

Are there more than 11000 bald eagles living in the New England and Mid Atlantic states?

Are there another 27,000 bald eagles living in the Great Lake States?  No but greedy wind developers and the Interior Department want you to think so.  These…


Added by Jim Wiegand on August 28, 2017 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Texas Wind Turbine Hurricane Assessment Still Unknown

Texas Wind Turbine Hurricane Assessment Still Unknown
August 28,2017
Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane near Rockport Texas. Assuredly a number of turbines…

Added by Frank Haggerty on August 28, 2017 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Enviro Elites' War on the Poor

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…


Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 27, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Homeowners take Falmouth to court in water views dispute



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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on August 27, 2017 at 8:00am — 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 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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