The meeting is today (Sep 25) at 6:00pm at the Eastbrook Community Center on Route 200. This is your chance to hear the old First Wind gang that has come back to life in the form of "Longroad Energy:.
Public Meeting Next Tuesday, Sep 25 on Weaver Wind
A public meeting on the proposal is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m.…Continue
In his nine-page resignation letter, O’Neil wrote that he “would have preferred an open public process and discourse,” but accepted the governor’s invitation to join the commission in hopes that it would produce “a credible and actionable report.” However, O’Neil also criticized the commission’s focus on western and coastal Maine – as well as its focus on wind turbines’ potential impacts on tourism – as too narrow for a statewide issue.
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“The US Treasury estimates the PTC will cost taxpayers $40.12 billion in the period from 2018–2027, making it, by far, the most expensive energy subsidy under current tax law.”
“After billions in public hand-outs, the wind industry has never been able to stand on its own and there’s no reason to believe this will change. Tax…
Thanking Governor Paul LePage for the “honor” of being appointed, Chris O’Neil has withdrawn from the controversial Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission. O’Neil is a private consultant and lobbyist who has represented Friends of Maine’s Mountains (FMM) since 2009.…
I'm not sure why this Ellsworth-American article relates oil demand to wind power in Maine as we use virtually no oil to make electricity save for those occasional high demand times when electricity use peaks and natural gas supply is constricted because Massachusetts will not allow any new natural gas lines which would supply Maine with this desperately needed fuel. Moreover, we don't heat with electricity to any appreciable extent and despite the best efforts of environmental…Continue
Connecticut’s so-called “Zero Carbon” program required the bids to be in by Sept. 14 and the state “received more than 100 submissions” for solar, wind hydro and nuclear facilities, according to Chris Collibee, a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman.............................
Without replacement generating facilities, New England would face “rolling blackouts” to compensate for the loss of the nuclear plant,…
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Certainly President Trump has been critical of wind power with regard to its deleterious effects on humans, bird and bat kills and general uselessness. When one sees the website of this research facility, funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy, glamorizing wind turbines on its Energy page,…Continue
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Williamson of course used to head up the Maine Ocean Wind Industry Initiative.
On Sept. 10, Paul Williamson of Apex appeared before the town board in Yates, proud to announce that finally, after more than four years, a preliminary project layout for the Lighthouse Wind project would be presented on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Unbelievably, it was also announced that this great public unveiling would not be in Yates or Somerset but at the Ridgeway fire hall on Route 104 in Medina. A…Continue
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What about the plans to decorate every ridgeline in interior Maine with 600' tall flashing wind turbines along with all the huge new transmission lines that they will require? These plans are baked into the state's current wind goals, created by Gov Baldacci and his wind industry friends in 2008.
But there is a very different Maine, inland from the coast’s lobsters,…Continue
September 20, 2018
Most of the opposition voiced at the meeting at UMaine Farmington stems from concerns about the impact the 145-mile transmission line through western Maine will have on the environment and tourism.
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September 13, 2018
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 13, 2018
Contact: Peter Steele, communications director, 207-286-5086
AUGUSTA - Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that Steven McGrath, director of the Governor's Energy Office, will step down effective September 14, 2018.
McGrath has worked alongside Governor LePage as head of the Governor's Energy Office since August, 2017. In this role he was responsible for moving the…Continue
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An unusual mix of opponents, one of them quite secretive, is working at a grass-roots level to block a proposed 145-mile power line through Maine, even though it's not on any ballot.
........................ The fight over the transmission line differs from a political campaign because residents can’t vote on it. Nothing will be decided on any ballot. Decisions on whether to approve or deny the project rest with utility and environmental regulators in Maine and Massachusetts,…Continue
Maple Ridge, the largest wind "farm" in the eastern U.S. is a joint venture between John Baldacci's Avangrid and EDP Renewables, the latter partially owned by the People's Republic of China. China is trying to buy the entire company.…Continue
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Should Communist China be allowed to build and operate the largest wind project in Maine?
Does Russia Deploy American Green Groups as Pawns?
A new Overview about Bats and Wind Turbines
Implications of Wind Development for Raptor Populations
EPA confirms GenX related compounds used in solar panels
Seven Ways EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule is a Better Approach than the Clean Power…Continue
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To demonstrate how wind power is converted to electricity, he had Jocelyn Clark, 8, of Clinton, Alice McCaslin, 4, of Sidney and Donovan Saint Martin, 5, of Waterville, hold miniature blue and green wind turbines and asked them to blow on the blades. He then helped by aiming a leaf blower on the turbines, causing them to whir quickly.…Continue
Honorable Kathleen H. Burgess
Secretary to the Commissioner
Public Service Commission
90 Church Street
New York, NY 10007
Dear Ms. Burgess:
Several Western New York Boards of Health have been engaged in wide public interest and general concern over the proposal by APEX to construct industrial turbines in Western New York counties. These counties are members of the Western New York Public Health Alliance (WNYPHA), and our members share that concern. These…Continue
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One Sheldon resident told me directly that he and his wife heard loud “Boom, boom, boom’s”, as they watched TV, mistakenly thinking they were distant fireworks. It turned out to be a single IWT located west of North French Road, south of 20A, off in a farmer’s field. A second Sheldon resident confirmed that the noise sounded like something breaking apart for about two hours’ duration. Each turbine has a high-voltage transformer at its base and a generator with a gearbox in the nacelle at the…Continue
Don Henderson drives around taking photographs of Iowa, but this was a first, what he called “a very unlucky windmill” smoldering in the distance on Sunday.
He said a wind turbine four miles south of Zearing off U.S. Highway 65 was damaged by the tornadoes that ripped through Iowa earlier this summer, leaving one blade dangling. Then, lightning struck it during the storms this weekend.
He was there Sunday to capture the images of the smoking turbine, and thousands of people…Continue
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But the memorandum of understanding request by local officials — which they earlier refused to disclose and kept secret — was released in detail Thursday only after they cried foul, saying the power company had canceled a meeting to discuss the matter.…Continue
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