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PPH - Maine so called enviros push wind from atop their unicorns

What a joke.

Instead of importing outdated fuels, we should be exporting clean energy that was developed by hardworking Mainers. Maine does not need a pipeline – we need homegrown, renewable energy.…

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Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2017 at 6:19pm — 1 Comment

Maine CDC gets new director

Perhaps worth contacting about wind turbine related health concerns.

Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention

286 Water Street

State House Station 11

Augusta, ME 04333-0011

General Information / Receptionist: (207) 287-8016

TTY users call Maine Relay 711

email contact for questions…

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Added by Long Islander on October 19, 2017 at 5:44pm — No Comments

BDN - Maine coastal villagers say cables from offshore wind project will wreck their way of life

“Fishing, both ground fishing and lobster fishing is the concern over and over,” Blum said, who also raised concerns about negative impacts on tourism. “That is the only other way we make a living here … and I mean unless I’m missing something, I don’t think tourists come to look at electrical infrastructure and substations.”

PORT said that if town officials don’t take steps to prevent the project from coming ashore in St. George, they will strive to force a public vote to bar the…

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Added by Long Islander on October 18, 2017 at 10:39pm — 9 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 16, 2017

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 16, 2017



By John Droz, Jr. -- October 15, 2017



The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is…

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Added by Long Islander on October 16, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

BDN - Maine city struggles to get rid of windmill that never produced energy as promised

In September, the city solicited bids to remove the wind turbine........The bidding process closed on Tuesday.

“We received only one bid and it was well above our initial estimate,” said Sutherland in an email on Wednesday. “We’re having an internal conversation now and are reviewing our purchasing policy to determine the best course of action.”…

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Added by Long Islander on October 13, 2017 at 12:14pm — 3 Comments

EPA Chief Calls for Ending Wind Tax Credits

With Congress contemplating a rewrite of the tax code, opponents of that deal are hoping to end those tax breaks early, putting the wind and solar industry on the defense. 

"A deal is a deal," American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan told the Conservative Clean Energy Summit last week. "Just stick with that [production tax credit] phaseout."…

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Added by Long Islander on October 10, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Mainebiz: Piscataquis County commissioners oppose Somerset Wind project

Citing the negative impact it could have on the Moosehead Lake region's efforts to rebrand itself as "America's Crown Jewel," Piscataquis County commissioners have signed a letter stating their unanimous opposition to the proposed Somerset Wind…

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Added by Long Islander on October 10, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sun Journal- Landowner: New wind proposal in Bethel 'unacceptable'

Currently, the ordinance requires a minimum setback of 2 miles from each wind tower to the closest point on any property line of nonparticipating parcels. Tower heights are limited to 250 feet, and decibel levels at the property line at night may not exceed 25 dBA.

A-weighted decibels, abbreviated dBA, are an expression of the relative loudness of sounds in air as perceived by the human ear. 

The requirements effectively ban wind projects in Bethel, according to town…

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Added by Long Islander on October 9, 2017 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Are these "sustainability" minded millennials even aware of the unsustainability of destructive wind power?

Sustainably minded Maine millennials juggle multiple jobs to make a living

“Everyone is overqualified,” she added. “We all do it for the mission.”

The mission is to make a better, more sustainable world and there are many ways to do that. For Gilbreath, it’s through food policy, for others it might be promoting clean energy.........…

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Added by Long Islander on October 9, 2017 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Wind farms in Ohio pit "environmentalists" against some neighbors tired of noise, view

Do the folks in Ohio realize that EDP Renewables is owned by the People's Republic of China? It's bad enough they collect interest on our $20 trillion debt. But they also put us into yet deeper debt by taking advantage of the moronic crony subsidies along with all the other leeches in the wind industry.

See:…

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Added by Long Islander on October 2, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Wind Industry Does Not Want Mainers to See this Video

Not as long as we get Noreasters.

The AWEA claims that wind "farms" survive hurricanes:

"In summary: wind turbines can survive hurricanes. It’s up to existing projects, project developers, turbine manufacturers and the industry as a whole, to update the public on how turbines handle extreme weather events".…

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Added by Long Islander on September 30, 2017 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

DOE Secretary Perry Urges FERC to Take Swift Action to Address Threats to Grid Resiliency

9/29/17

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry formally proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) take swift action to address threats to U.S. electrical grid resiliency.  Pursuant to his authority under Section 403 of the Department of Energy Organization Act, the Secretary urged the Commission to issue a final rule requiring its organized markets to develop and implement reforms that would…

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Added by Long Islander on September 30, 2017 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

LePage wants to develop a new gas pipeline from Quebec

Environmental groups in Maine have been fighting pipeline expansions, favoring investments in efficiency, wind and solar........In his remarks to the gas group, LePage blamed “liberals” who have pushed policies to subsidize wind and solar energy for Maine’s above-average electric costs, noting that nearly half of the state’s electricity is generated by gas. …

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Added by Long Islander on September 28, 2017 at 7:47pm — 2 Comments

The Free Press: Major Article on Maine Wind Power Transmission

Those of us involved in the wind battle before CMP got to build its "CMP Upgrade" or Maine Power Reliability Project (MPRP) will recall that during the "sale" of this project to Mainers, the media hammered away about the project being needed for reliability -- primarily needed because of "aging lines" and population growth (despite population forecasts of next to nothing for both Maine and New England). What the Maine ratepayer almost never heard from the…

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Added by Long Islander on September 14, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Wind Developers Must Stop Their Lies And Scare Tactics

The various companies currently operating in Palo Alto County would have us believe that their proposed 177-turbine project is all but a done deal. In fact, a neighbor of mine was approached just a week or so ago for permission to cross his land with connecting cables. When he declined, the man insinuated that they would be able to do so anyway. This is not true. If you don't give them permission, they cannot cross your land! What disturbs me most is the unscrupulous but highly effective…

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Added by Long Islander on September 14, 2017 at 9:50am — No Comments

BDN - Lucas St. Clair says having industrial activity near national monument was in "his plan"

Hopefully industrial wind in the monument's long touted nearby host communities is not in Mr. St. Clair's "plan" or definition of what is acceptable. Tourists seeking tranquility would be repelled by noisy and flashing turbine blight.

BDN - Canadian company wants to mine land near Maine’s national monument

Environmentalists have expressed concern about development around…

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Added by Long Islander on September 12, 2017 at 1:14pm — 6 Comments

Hydro-Québec moving ahead with contentious cross-border energy corridors amid local dissent

According to ISO New England Inc., a non-profit group focused on transmission systems, between 7,000 and 8,000 MW of generation could be shut down in the next 10 years as state regulators scramble to meet their climate goals. In January, officials confirmed the 2,000-MW Indian Point nuclear facility, located about 77 kilometres north of New York City, would be shut down in 2020.…

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Added by Long Islander on September 12, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

FTC Issues New Endorsement Guides, Takes Hard Line On Disclosures

One would think that the wind industry's "army of bloggers" which we have read about, may well be in violation of FTC rules when they post online comments pushing a wind project, etc. without disclosing their ties. For example, a farmer who stands to get lease payments from a wind developer if a project goes in might blog or comment online as to why the project is great. If that farmer doesn't disclose his financial relationship to the project, it would…

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Added by Long Islander on September 11, 2017 at 11:35pm — 6 Comments

Mike Bond's wind thriller "Killing Maine" will be free on Amazon from Sept 11-15

This is to let you know that wind warrior Mike Bond's thriller Killing Maine will be free on Amazon from Sept 11-15. For anyone who has not read this gripping story, I encourage you to take advantage of this most special offer. 

Here is the Amazon link:…

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Added by Long Islander on September 10, 2017 at 10:00pm — 2 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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