The federal process has begun for the UMaine's Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) project to build a pair of full scale floating wind turbines off Monhegan. Please help us have the greatest impact possible at the three coming meetings on ensuring it not threaten birds, the View, and shellfish - particularly lobster larvae.
On February 28 and March 1,2017 the US Dept of Energy will hold three scoping sessions:
* Two on Feb 28 at St. George Fire Dept meeting room. 2 to 4:00…Continue
Added by Ron Huber on February 5, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I landed on the tarmac at Pease Airforce Base in Portsmith, N.H. during February of 2013. Three Evergreen International Boeing cargo planes were there. Evergreen is a familiar name,…Continue
1 million Acres of Ocean Area have been gifted to Enron by the Department of Energy. This Ocean Area is Public Trust that the feds were supposed to have held In Trust for US.
This is why we need to get rid of the U.S. Department of Energy. It's spin central creating the illusion of success where there is failure funded by U.S. citizens.
DESIGNING A WIND ORDINANCE....John Droz has a model ordinance; and I commented on it:
HI….I’ve been through the development of two wind ordinances—Lisbon Falls, and Portland Maine, and addressed a large forum of town planners on the elements of a ‘model’ ordinance, so it’s not without experience I suggest you take this one apart and break it into sections:
o Migratory insects and birds
o Loss of…Continue
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E2TECH IS SPONSORING THIS:
New England Clean Energy Procurement Project Proposals
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Maple Hill Farm, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell…
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 19, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments
History is the best indicator of the future...
A while back, I asked an investigative journalist to describe how he began his investigations. He answered that he asked himself two questions.
"What's here that shouldn't be here?"
And, "What's not here that should be here?"
Google: Patrick Wood, III ENRON and note 257,000 results
Editor's note: I have below underlined,…Continue
MA former Executive Energy Secretary Ian Bowle's has written an op-ed for CommonWealth boasting the sacrifice of ME's citizens, and the sacrifice of the treasured integrity of Maine's mountains and viewscapes, for the benefit of Massachusetts residents.
I hope that some reading this will consider responding to this op-ed: …Continue
The "Wind Tech" story has been out was over 2 months. This important story has been completely ignored by the media and the FWS. Let this example of our system at work serve as a Warning to all.
There is also much more to this story. Unfortunately the guy's images and much more very important information was left out of the story because it would have revealed who…Continue
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Added by Barbara Durkin on December 1, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Very briefly, environmentalists, primarily bird conservation groups have expanded the 1918 migratory bird law which makes it illegal to "pursue, hunt, take, capture [or] kill" any of more than 1,000 covered bird species, but courts have disagreed over whether such actions need to be intentional.
They have argued that oil spills, fracking and numerous other harmful impacts on bird populations must be punished, regardless of the original intent to halt…Continue
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’…
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:
from the MAINE OCEAN AND WIND INITIATIVE:
Analysis: Outlook shifting for offshore wind farms
Clean-energy advocates and many business leaders were dismayed last year when the federal Department of Energy passed over Maine for a $47 million grant to help build an experimental floating wind farm. Instead, competitors in New Jersey, Virginia and Oregon won the awards, dashing dreams…
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 7, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Rarely does a journalist search out the facts about wind projects that deliver adverse impacts but no benefits. It would be great if there were more like Christine Morabito, brave enough to report the facts. Crony environmentalism behind Big Wind delivers benefits to carpet baggers and rent seekers feeding from the public trough. It's vindicating to read the truth about wind ME media is loathe to report.
Added by Barbara Durkin on August 20, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments