Pineo Girl's Blog (144)

NOTHING BUT A BRIBE!

Amen to this letter!  Thank You Sandra Howard!  Is it any wonder that Barry Hobbins has his hand right out there?

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/letter-to-the-editor-power-line-mitigation-fee-nothing-but-a-bribe/

Added by Pineo Girl on November 12, 2018 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH ENERGY MAINE WIND PROJECTS PRODUCE? YOU 'RE GONNA HAVE TO WAIT!

In 2017, EIS, the Energy Information Administration, changed its reporting requirements, for renewable energy projects.  Many of Maine’s wind projects that previously provided monthly reports are now only required to file an annual report. The final (revised) 2016 data was made available On March 9. 2018.  Here are the regs provided to me by EIA when I inquired about the change:…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 10, 2018 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

BRAD BLAKE TO RUN FOR MAINE HOUSE SEAT REPRESENTING DISTRICT 28

You Go Brad...And give 'em all hell about supporting useless and corrupt wind power!

http://www.theforecaster.net/blake-hopes-to-succeed-sirocki-in-scarborough-house-district/

Added by Pineo Girl on February 15, 2018 at 10:42am — 6 Comments

PLEASE HELP OUR FRIENDS ON MONHEGAN ISLAND

Our friends at Protect Monhegan have until February 14th to provide comments against the University of Maine's Aqua Ventus project.  Comments may be made at this link:

https://mpuc-cms.maine.gov/CQM.Public.WebUI/Comments/PublicComments.aspx?CaseNumber=2010-00235

On shore or off shore it is business as usual for the wind industry...no matter who the…

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Added by Pineo Girl on February 12, 2018 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

VOTE TO BE HELD TOMORROW ON UMAINE OFFSHORE WIND BOND

Tomorrow, slipped quietly in an off election, Mainers get to vote on the $50 million dollar bond to be used to help fund the Aqua Ventus offshore wind project.  Please vote NO and save our birds!

 

https://www.mainersforjobgrowth.com/

Added by Pineo Girl on June 12, 2017 at 11:20am — 4 Comments

LD 1342 -A TRULY EVIL BILL? SPONSORED BY FORMER CO-CHAIR OF THE EUT COMMITTEE

LD 1342, scheduled for a work session by the EUT Committee on May 10th at 10:AM. I have been informed that this is a technical bill, but I am suspicious. For those who live in the unorganized territories, do you think this bill will give you fair consideration? Will this compromise the current 8 mile view shed? Will this allow transmission lines anywhere in the expedited wind zone?…

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Added by Pineo Girl on May 5, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

THE HEADLINE READS - MAINE CAN'T AFFORD ANOTHER COLOSSAL MISTAKE ON OFFSHORE WIND - REALLY??

Where is the truth here?  Why would it be a mistake for Maine not to do this?  The power won't be staying in Maine according to words out of U Maine's Jake Ward's mouth - The power is going right to the Emera's Atlantic link, a new underwater transmission line from New Brunswick to Plymouth, Mass.  It would be helpful for Mainers to have all the facts - including the cost of this project and the cost of the energy as well as where the power will go so we- and the Maine legislature - can make…

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Added by Pineo Girl on May 5, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

PROTECT MONHEGAN! THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING

The EUT Committee held a hearing yesterday on LD1262, a bill to protect Monhegan Island from U Maine's Aqua Ventus offshore wind project. At issue are the rights of the residents of the Island and protecting their tourism and lobstering industries, critical to the island- Oh - And lets not forget protecting the birds!  I'm for passing this bill!…

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Added by Pineo Girl on May 3, 2017 at 10:23am — No Comments

REAL TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

This article is a compendium of truths about energy and climate change. Share it with everyone you know! It is time for fear mongering about the climate change to stop!  

https://www.masterresource.org/alliance-for-wise-energy-decisions/energy-environmental-newsletter-may-1-2017/

Added by Pineo Girl on May 1, 2017 at 11:13am — 10 Comments

ESKUTASSIS YOU ARE CORRECT - THE LIBERALS ARE HAVING MELTDOWN! THEY CAN'T TAKE THE TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE!

Yes - it's happening!  A complete freak out over the NY Times truthful column about climate change!  This while the EPA takes down the climate change page of the Obama era to more honestly reflect true climate science!…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 30, 2017 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

COULD THIS BE THE BEGINNING OF TRUTH ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

One of my biggest frustrations in fighting ineffective industrial wind development is that when you talk about fighting wind power most people stare at you dumbfounded! They ask - How can you be against this?  The planet is dying! The Earth is warming at a horrific pace! We have to do everything we can do now!  And as you and I know the United States has spent billions of taxpayer dollars in response to this thinking!

The New York Times is trying to re-brand itself as the…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 29, 2017 at 10:47am — 9 Comments

EXTOLLING THE VIRTUES OF SUBSIDY-FREE WIND - HA!

If there were ever an award for journalistic BS - this article would surely be in the running.  Unfortunately today, this is true also of most we  read and hear from the media!…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 21, 2017 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

UMAINE AND WIND POWER ADVOCATES ALARMED BY BILL TO MOVE MONHEGAN TEST SITE

Why would anyone decide to put up a wind turbine in a location known as a migratory bird haven? Hundreds of birders flock (excuse the pun) to Monhegan every year! And many Monhegan citizens are not in favor of the turbine test site! Have we lost all manner of human decency when it comes to wind?  And has U Maine?…

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Added by Pineo Girl on April 18, 2017 at 5:05pm — 2 Comments

NEW WIND POWER SITE APPEARS

If you Google wind power a new site appears! Brought to you by the University of Maine, and touting off shore wind as Maine's most untapped natural resource - clean, responsible, renewable! The site goes on to extol the virtues of U Maine's Aqua Ventus I project - jobs, minimal view shed issues, reduced energy cost, etc. ( I wish they had consulted their neighbors of the project - the citizens of Monhegan Island!)  And the site states that the University had already been selected to receive…

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Added by Pineo Girl on March 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

SUNEDISON RECEIVES VAST AMOUNTS OF US GRANTS AND LOAN GUARANTEES

This should come as no surprise! SunEdison received huge amounts of US Government grants and loan guarantees under the Obama administration! Most of them from wind or wind related projects! Is the veil finally going to be pulled back?…

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Added by Pineo Girl on February 2, 2017 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

TWO CANADIAN TRANSMISSION LINES MAKE PROGRESS

The New England Clean Power link, earns a Presidential Permit from US DOE, paving the way for Canadian power to be transmitted through Vermont to New England:

http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/new-england-clean-power-link-earns-presidential-permit/32154

And Emera moves forward on its proposed $2 billion, 350 mile, sub- Atlantic transmission line from New…

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Added by Pineo Girl on January 13, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

WE'VE BEEN NOTICED!

Citizen's Task Force opinion noted regarding EDP Renewables:

https://www.kallanishenergy.com/2016/12/12/developer-drops-plan-119-turbine-wind-farm-maine/

Added by Pineo Girl on December 12, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments

NOW WE NEED NOT ONLY WORRY ABOUT BIRDS - WE GET TO WORRY ABOUT FISH TOO!

Fishing groups are now fighting Atlantic offshore wind development as the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management rushes to put leases in place by December 15th.

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/12/08/fishing-groups-seek-atlantic-wind-farm-delay/

Added by Pineo Girl on December 8, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE ACCORD? OH! THAT'S JUST FOR THE US!

China has announced its plans to increase coal usage for energy production by 20%.  So just what was the Paris Climate Change Accord all about?  Was it as Ottmar Edinhofer, UN Official said?  The transfer of wealth?  Cancel the agreement!…

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Added by Pineo Girl on December 4, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

48 countries pledge to go 100% renewables.

Yes - There are places in the world that can be 100% renewable - all located near the equator, all lacking substantial industry, many underdeveloped. Solar will work for them. This cannot be accomplished for cold weather developed nation, who have an industrial base or highly sophisticated research and development for the purposes of medical advancement, etc.  …

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Added by Pineo Girl on November 27, 2016 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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