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…
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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.
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The Valley Patriot
By Christine Morabito – June 2015
As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest…Continue
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To the friendly readers at Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power-Maine:
As an anti-wind campaigner since 2004, I was initially solely concerned about damaged aesthetics associated with offshore proposed Cape Wind, now struggling for survival :) For the past decade, I have been researching wind energy as a private citizen, and I'm encouraged that finally the truth about this ENRON business model is surfacing. I extend credit and thanks to all who have looked behind the…Continue
Added by Barbara Durkin on February 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
New style wind turbines were "successfully transported and deployed into the air at Loring Commerce Center in Limestone, Maine, from a towable docking trailer." They don't sit on towers, they go to higher elevations than a tower can reach, and might be something to point at for lawmakers "Why make the laws just for the antiquated lollipop style?" .... …Continue
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