Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Why some rural communities are fighting back against wind development
Wind turbines delivering next to nothing to grid despite hysteria
Environmental activists ignore energy security realities
America’s Next Energy Crisis
Short video: Overcoming Bias in Energy Conversations
The World Bank’s anti-energy policy betrays its core development mission
Offshore Wind… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2018 at 10:04am —
Will a transmission line run through the wilds of Maine?
By David Abel, Globe Staff
April 23, 2018
Where are the articles in the Boston press talking about the destruction of Maine's natural world by wind power? Why do the so called Maine environmental groups embrace wind power, ignoring the damage it is bringing to Maine?…
Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2018 at 9:15am —
Natural gas is piped in from faraway states, and our money runs right back out the same way.........There are viable alternatives today. Electricity from wind and solar is already cheaper than coal and oil.................
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paul Potvin, M.D., is a resident of Hampden and a member of the Public Health Committee of the Maine Medical Association.…
Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2018 at 10:30am —
PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
With all the attention being paid to Russian “collusion” these days, it is remarkable that there has been so much focus on Facebook ads while far more serious meddling by Vladimir Putin goes mostly unremarked. In particular, Russia’s subsidizing of U.S. environmental groups, specifically those who oppose development of U.S. energy resources by blocking fracking and…
Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2018 at 10:01am —
Candidate Cote would appear to love all things wind. "Adam Cote knows Maine can be a leader in clean energy:".
Cote's specific energy plan post is at the following link on his Facebook page.…
Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2018 at 8:30am —
Using the latest available U.S. Census data pertaining to the NAICS category "RV Parks and Campgrounds", on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 1 in the nation in terms of establishments, sales and payrolls.…
Added by Long Islander on April 19, 2018 at 3:30pm —
The 62-page document to be released today by the Office of Strategic Initiatives raises questions about the state’s renewable portfolio standards, which require utilities to purchase a certain amount of energy from renewable sources at above-market prices............While the 2014 strategy called on lawmakers to “strengthen and stabilize” the Renewable Portfolio Standards, the new policy calls them into question..................Gov. Chris Sununu said the new plan sets the stage for… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2018 at 2:00pm —
Using the latest available U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service data on fishing licenses by state, on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 7 in the nation in terms of revenues from non-resident fishing licenses. I was not able to determine if these fees are based on… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2018 at 12:00pm —
High energy costs are a challenge for Maine residents and businesses. We can tell you from our daily interactions with colleagues that there is increased frustration with electric utilities on issues ranging from storm response costs to … Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 2:38pm —
Using the latest available U.S. Census data pertaining to the NAICS category "Recreational Camps", on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 2 in the nation in terms of sales and # 1 in terms of payrolls.Description…
Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 1:30pm —
Zinke told attendees at the April wind power conference that BOEM was opening an additional 2,711 square miles for potential wind farm development, more than 20 times larger than the Empire Wind lease area in the New York Bight, a broad expanse of ocean south of Long Island and east of New Jersey. It seemed to be everything NYSERDA asked for and more. The decision opens the possibi
Brian Redmond, a current Deepwater board member, was a managing director at Enron and received what a… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 11:30am —
Wind and solar energy are basically an expensive joke.
During the harsh storm of December 27, 2017, to January 8, 2018, called the Bomb Cyclone, the PJM Interconnection almost failed. John Constable of the Global Warming Policy Foundation discusses an important study of this near failure, and the near failure of other ISOs in the Northeast and Midwest. Failure was prevented by coal-fired power plants increasing electrical generation by 63%, natural gas plants by 20%,… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 10:35am —
The following was written by David T. Edson of Tremont, presumably the David T. Edson who is CEO of Sewall, which benefits from Maine wind power.
The letter does not disclose Mr. Edson's connection to the wind industry.…
Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2018 at 11:30pm —
Using the latest available U.S. Census data pertaining to the NAICS category "Boat Dealers", on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 1 in the nation in terms of number of boat dealers, annual boat sales and annual boat dealer payrolls.
While boat dealer data may not be a perfect… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2018 at 1:30pm —
Using the latest available U.S. Census data pertaining to the NAICS category "Hotels (except casino hotels) and motels", on a per capita basis, Maine ranks # 7 in the nation based on the number of such hotels and motels. Maine ranks a still very impressive # 13 on the basis of per capita hotel… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 14, 2018 at 5:00pm —
The precise boundaries of the northeastern megalopolis vary slightly by information source. At a minimum, it stretches from Boston to Washington, DC and some sources have it stretching as far north as Brunswick, ME.…
Added by Long Islander on April 14, 2018 at 12:30pm —
This is the same Maine media that has essentially participated in a blackout of the rather significant recent news that Maine's only publicly funded onshore wind turbine, that at UMPI, was destroyed in a fire. And certainly no coverage on the implications of this fire - that a fire like that during a drought on a remote ridge top could cause tremendous devastation to Maine's forests and fire departments would have no way of putting it out. And basically nothing from the Maine media exposing… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2018 at 3:00pm —
From home page of Town of Roxbury, ME website
As discussed in previous posts on this website, RoxWind LLC is proposing a 4-turbine wind energy facility, with… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2018 at 1:30pm —
Maine's public advocate says he was ‘stunned’ to see that so many bills jumped, and criticizes the company for withholding the numbers until this week..........................
An explanation for the high bills reported by customers has remained elusive. An initial inquiry by the PUC could not explain the increases, and its staff is continuing to investigate. But the commission also is advertising for a third party auditing firm … Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2018 at 7:01am —
It is strange to read a perfectly normal, accurate biography of someone only to realize that the other side is using facts to try to smear someone for doing a sensible thing.
And for Tom Stacy, that “thing” is pushing back at the grassroots level against monstrous industrial wind turbines that are environmentally invasive, anti-consumer, and anti-taxpayer.
Yet mainstream environmentalists, favoring high prices and less reliability for the master resource of energy, not to… Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2018 at 1:27pm —