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First Wind/Enron Ad run in Business Section of Press Herald

On Tuesday, June 24, Saving Maine not only ran the two ads in the National section of the Portland Press Herald, but also ran this ad in the "Business Tuesday" section.  We who understand the wind scam know it is the bastard son of Enron.  Thank you Saving Maine for pointing it out so well to the southern Maine business community.  Expensive, taxpayer subsidized wind power should NEVER be supported by the business community unless that business has its hand in the wind industry "cookie…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 25, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Saving Maine ad campaign continues this weekend in BDN and MST

We're finishing up a very strong opening week with ads in the weekend edition of the BND and the Maine Sunday Telegram. Two hard hitting ads in each paper will be seen by tens of thousands of Mainers and tourists over this coming weekend. Something to look forward to on Sunday morning. Saving Maine web site traffic has been very strong as well - visits were up again yesterday after ads ran in the PPH. The FW/Enron ad was very poignant given the EMERA deal and Bowers denial. Please take Brad…

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Added by richard mcdonald on June 25, 2014 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

Anti Wind ads hit Portland Press Herald

Saving Maine's ad campaign has expanded to the Portland Press Herald, with two ads on different pages in the National section.  The ads which started today are this one here and, two pages later, the "Saudi Arabia of Wind" ad that I posted a few days ago that had run in the "Forecaster".

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Added by Brad Blake on June 24, 2014 at 10:39pm — 5 Comments

New Ads Against Wind Power Start

Thank you Saving Maine for raising the funds to launch an advertising campaign to educate Maine citizens and our valuable summer visitors about the scourge of industrial wind power in Maine!



The new ad campaign by Saving Maine is on! Here is the ad that ran in this week's Forescaster, the premier newspaper that covers Maine's populated region that loves wind turbines because they will never have them built near them. Support the effort by going to savingmaine.org…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 21, 2014 at 5:39pm — 6 Comments

BDN: New Maine environmental group launches anti-wind power advertising campaign

BDN: New Maine environmental group launches anti-wind power ad campaign

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Added by Long Islander on June 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

First Wind sees setbacks in Maine

First Wind sees setbacks in Maine

By Erin Ailworth

  | GLOBE STAFF   JUNE 21, 2014

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First Wind Holdings Inc., a …

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Added by Long Islander on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

PPH - Maine Governor touts the state's fastest-growing energy alternative

LePage touts energy efficient heat source at Blaine House

The governor is installing 22 ductless pumps as the new technology gains steam.

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Added by Long Islander on June 20, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Saving Maine web site up and running with new look and donation option.

The Saving Maine web site , www.SavingMaine.org, has been renovated and is up and running with a new donation option, a "who we are" page, and more. Our plan calls for an entirely new site over the coming weeks. We want to thank everyone for their positive comments and their encouragement. We look forward working with you all as this effort rolls out. We have a lot to do and will need everyone's help to make this effort pay. So, try out that donation…

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Added by richard mcdonald on June 18, 2014 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

Saving Maine media campaign roll out 6/19 in BDN and Falmouth Forecaster

Saving Maine's statewide media effort starts this Thursday in the BDN and Falmouth Forecaster. The campaign will appear in the Portland Press Herald next week. Stay tuned.

Added by richard mcdonald on June 17, 2014 at 8:00pm — 12 Comments

Ohio becomes first state to freeze renewable energy mandates

Kasich signs bill freezing 'green' energy requirements

Gov. John Kasich has signed a measure that makes Ohio the first state to weaken its renewable energy standards, following a long and sometimes bitter debate that has put the state in a national spotlight. …

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Added by Long Islander on June 14, 2014 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Hawaii wind player gets comeuppance in Maine

Friday, June 13, 2014

Hawaii wind player gets comeuppance in Maine

By News Release @ 6:03 PM :: 99 Views :: …
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Added by Long Islander on June 13, 2014 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Britain Braces For World War II-style Energy Rationing

Britain Braces For World War II-style Energy Rationing

Britain’s energy crisis is getting so bad that the country faces “Second World War-style” rationing in order to keep the lights on throughout the country, according to the Register.

The government is launching major energy reforms to lower power demand and…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on June 11, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Who First Wind is, (down to the basics )

First Wind et al is comprised of a cadre of well connected subsidy seeking liars, who deceive and pervert the permitting process for their own ends.

They deserve to be removed from Maine's permitting process as contenders for any other projects in Maine.  

This was a good wake up call for the industry as well. They have everything on their side except the truth, and…

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Added by arthur qwenk on June 11, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

SPECIAL REPORT: VERMONT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF CRUCIAL ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND DEMAND

SPECIAL REPORT: VERMONT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF CRUCIAL ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND DEMAND

http://vtdigger.org/2014/06/08/special-report-vermont-smack-middle-crucial-electricity-supply-demand/

Added by Long Islander on June 11, 2014 at 10:58am — No Comments

PPH - Maine will use less electricity in 2023 than today, forecast says

Maine will use less electricity in 2023 than today, forecast says

BY TUX TURKEL STAFF WRITER…

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Added by Long Islander on June 8, 2014 at 12:36am — 1 Comment

Clifton Votes Loom Large

In Dec. 2013, after nearly four years of basic wind warrioring, the Business and Consumer Court agreed with the Beckfords of Rebel Hill Farm and vacated Pisgah Mt, LLC's permit. The Court concluded the Clifton Planning Board did not enforce the ordinance that Pisgah was unable to comply with. At that time we wondered if the town government would know it was time to fold 'em. Nope!! After having wasted $75,000 in their legal support of Pisgah, the Select Board gave the Planning Board…

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Added by Peter Beckford on June 5, 2014 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

Fw: Bowers Mt. DENIAL upheld by BEP

Downeast Grand Lakes Saved
by 4-1 BEP Vote to uphold the DENIAL
of Bowers Mt. wind project…
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Added by Brad Blake on June 5, 2014 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

BDN - EPA wants Maine power plants to cut emissions 13.5 percent by 2030

EPA wants Maine power plants to cut emissions 13.5 percent by 2030

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In a statement, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — the union that represents workers at Bath Iron Works, FairPoint Communications and elsewhere — expressed concern the new regulations could reduce the country’s overall electricity production capacity and could negatively affect jobs and…

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Added by Long Islander on June 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Brookings Institution: Wind Power a Loser in Reducing CO2 Emissions

I believe this is based on the U.S. If wind power is as terrible as Brookings describes nationally, think of how much less efficacious it is in Maine where onshore wind is overall poor.

Hopefully the shallow thinking environmental groups will soon stop taking money from the wind industry and quickly acknowledge the reality they have been helping to destroy Maine's magnificence in shilling for this wholly fraudulent electricity…

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Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Great Read: Renewable energy mandates, GE and other cronies

Great Read: Renewable energy mandates, GE and other cronies

 

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But even better for GE is the fact that wind turbines last 20 years- at best. Thus, over the 60…

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Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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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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