All Blog Posts Tagged 'wind' (107)

Threats to marine & human life posed by offshore wind

An email blast arrived in my inbox this morning that alerted recipients to a Perfect Storm threat to marine life. Consistent with my research, the offshore wind industry off the coastline of Cape Cod appears to be taking its toll.



My response to "all" appears directly below. I have included the email from Frank H., to which I've responded.



Your points are well taken, Frank. Thank you.



This is the Perfect Storm advanced by political hacks and a "culture of… Continue

Added by Barbara Durkin on August 11, 2017 at 12:09pm — 1 Comment

DeepWater Wind formed by First Wind gets SLAMMED as a "corporate welfare program"

Think Wind-Generated Power Is Saving People Money? Check Out America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

America’s experiment…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on August 7, 2017 at 4:25pm — 4 Comments

MA Senators Markey and Warren file bill to accelerate your debt and the folly of offshore wind

Set off by Massachusetts' Senator Markey and Senator Warren's introduction of legislation, (read TAX AND RATE INCREASE), to promote offshore wind, I set out to review and Blog information about America's First Offshore Wind project consisting of 5 offshore wind turbines, DeepWater Wind.  …

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Added by Barbara Durkin on May 15, 2017 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

ME AquaVentus floating windfarm federal review is starting. Critical pub mtgs in St George 2/28/17. Help prepare/be there!

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…

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Added by Ron Huber on February 5, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Maine offshore wind test center: FOAA docs shows state trying to make it a permanent windpower site.

Maine Coastal Program's 11/22/16 response to Friends of Penobscot Bay's FOAA  re Aquaventus/Volturnus 
request was for "Public records in custody of you or your staff dating from April 1, 2016 to November 14, 2016 that pertain to the Maine Aquaventus /Volturnus floating ocean wind turbines project, slated to occupy the Maine Offshore Wind Test Center.   (FOPB letter is page 34)
Much ado about trying to tweak the rules  to make the state offshore wind test center into…
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Added by Ron Huber on December 7, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Meet Your Spooky Wind Developers and Cable Guys

Evergreen International Boeing tail “471”owned by Wilmington Trust, photo Barbara Durkin 2/13    

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,…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on September 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy Loves Enron

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.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2016 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Eagle Harvest comments and file submitted- Closing Deadline July 5

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Added by Jim Wiegand on July 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court BLOCKS impact of Maine Solar and wind favoritism.

Supreme Court Rejects Power Plant Subsidy

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled last week that a Maryland program to incentivize new in-state power…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on April 26, 2016 at 9:07am — 1 Comment

Towards designing the 'perfect' wind ordinance...my response to John Droz's model.

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:

 

  • Environmental Impact:

o   Acoustical

o   Migratory insects and birds

o   Loss of…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on March 31, 2016 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

OFFSHORE WIND- "Other People's Problems" (OPP) are easy to create with "Other People's Money" (OPM)

OFFSHORE WIND- "Other People's Problems" (OPP) are easy to create with "Other People's Money" (OPM) 

"A UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDY suggests offshore wind off the coast of Massachusetts can yield electricity at much lower prices than previously forecast, but only if policymakers green-light the…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on March 16, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Rise and Fall of SunEdison

World’s largest renewable energy developer SunEdison has cut hundreds of jobs; faces class action lawsuits on behalf investors and “Boardroom Bloodletting”.  And, SunEdison is presently under restraining order issued by the New York court: 
Judge Ramos issued the TRO a day after Latin America Power shareholders sought an emergency hearing on the grounds that SunEdison “could suddenly and rapidly become insolvent” or move to dissipate assets…
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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FORUM ON PENDING EXPANSION OF THE ENERGY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

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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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on February 19, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments

'A REPORT ON HARVARD'S ENRON ENTANGLEMENTS'

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. 

Questions:

"What's here that shouldn't be here?" 

And, "What's not here that should be here?"

Answer: 

Google:  Patrick Wood, III ENRON and note 257,000 results

Editor's note:  I have below underlined,…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 4, 2016 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

"Maine is a vast repository of wind projects that are available to meet our (MA) power needs..."

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:   …

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Added by Barbara Durkin on January 27, 2016 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Our World has gone mad

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…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on December 26, 2015 at 4:01pm — 3 Comments

SunEdison (SUNE) news: 'Renova, TerraForm cancel 2.2GW wind deal as SunEd fails to buy stake'

RECHARGE (subscription required for full article)

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Added by Barbara Durkin on December 1, 2015 at 12:59pm — No Comments

HAWAII JUST ENDED NET METERING FOR SOLAR...is wind next?

Hawaii Just Ended Net Metering for Solar. Now What?

October 19, 2015
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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 20, 2015 at 10:03am — 4 Comments

Incidental take...the ever changing legal perspective on bird kill as it affects wind turbines.

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…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 5, 2015 at 11:32am — 9 Comments

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



Introduction



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’…

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

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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  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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