All Blog Posts Tagged 'wind' (99)

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

To the moon, Alice! Atty. Chris Senie well represents wind turbine victims to Falmouth, MA Zoning Board

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:

https://windwisema.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/senie-to-zba-ceasedesist-2015-09-17.pdf

Added by Barbara Durkin on September 19, 2015 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

LePage did the right thing on Off Shore wind and the wind industry acknowledges it.

from the MAINE OCEAN AND WIND INITIATIVE:

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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…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on September 7, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

'Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the Story' by Christine Morabito

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. 

'Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 4) The Rest of the…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on August 20, 2015 at 3:03pm — No Comments

So there really is a problem with BATS & WIND TURBINES....

Keeping Wind Farms from Going Batty

 

Wind farms continue to…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on August 8, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

The Valley Patriot

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Cape Wind Project: A Tale of Crony Environmentalism (Part 2) Did Mass Audubon Sell its Soul to the Wind Industry?

By Christine Morabito – June 2015

As an environmentalist and bird lover, it gives me no pleasure to criticize the largest…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on June 15, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Toxic wind, rare earth minerals, carcinogens, radioactive waste, extortion, weapons trafficking, murder and executions

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…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

New Style Wind Turbines

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?"  .... …

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Added by Ellin Beltz on March 29, 2014 at 11:37pm — No Comments

UPC First Wind Predators on the Prowl

UPC FIRST WIND PREDATORS ON THE PROWL

As related in ‘Lloyds of London calls First Wind Management Incompetent’, First…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on January 12, 2014 at 10:36am — No Comments

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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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