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What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?

What Kind of Tourism Office Would Stand By As Moosehead Lake is Devastated?

McDonald said his group points to a recent study by the John Muir Society that says the installation of industrial wind power and transmission corridors in…

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Added by Long Islander on August 15, 2017 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Eric Tuttle: Some Ideas come to mind and can be made legal but for the Criminal Elements from within and those that surround us

Please see the recent comments from Eric Tuttle and Robert Powers.  Robert Powers believes that 25-30 other major wind projects in the planning stages in Maine and I do not doubt this.

BDN - These Maine projects aim to cash in on Bay State hunger for clean energy…

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Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2017 at 3:09pm — 32 Comments

PPH - Maine ranked 8th in growth of wind-power capacity in 2016

How about some reporting on all the corruption that supports Maine wind and its requisite new transmission?

The prospects for growth beyond the current (tax credit) cycle remain uncertain, given declining federal tax support, expectations for low natural gas prices and modest electricity demand growth.”…

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Added by Long Islander on August 9, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments

PPH - Parent company of CMP hires Maine PUC commissioner who resigned

Carlisle McLean, one of the utility regulators criticized by Gov. LePage for approving rules to compensate solar energy producers, is now senior counsel at Avangrid.…

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Added by Long Islander on August 8, 2017 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

Must Read: MAPLE RIDGE WIND POWER AVIAN AND BAT FATALITY STUDY REPORT

Posted on behalf of wildlife expert Jim Wiegand:

Click here for PDF attachment:

Maple_Ridge_Review_8_7.pdf

A scientific review of the Maple Ridge, New York wind turbine mortality studies

This comment and the attachment are very important. The people New…

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Added by Long Islander on August 7, 2017 at 3:47pm — 3 Comments

Patrick Woodcock, Former Maine Energy Head Now Asst Sec of Energy in Massachusetts

I don't believe this was ever reported by the Maine media, just like they never reported that Ex-Gov John Baldacci, the creator of Maine's pro-wind industry expedited wind law of 2008 became vice-chair of Avangrid (Iberdrola/CMP) back in December 2015. Avangrid is the nation's second largest wind company.

Why will the Maine media publish an article about a wind company hosting a hot dog cookout…

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Added by Long Islander on August 7, 2017 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

Maine lawmakers pull plug on bill to maintain solar incentives

The governor's veto is narrowly sustained amid warnings that L.D. 1504 would raise electricity prices, leaving a plan to phase out financial inducements for rooftop panels in effect.

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/08/02/lawmakers-uphold-rollback-of-solar-incentives/

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Solar bill falls to LePage veto, leaving policy in regulators’…

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Added by Long Islander on August 3, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

PPH - NY's Con Ed proposes to deliver Maine wind energy to Boston

Con Ed is proposing a partnership with a group of energy developers called Maine Power Express LLC to deliver northern Maine wind power to Boston markets. Under the plan, MPX would build a 630-megawatt wind facility in Penobscot and Aroostook counties called County Line Wind. Then the partnership would deliver that power via an underground power line on an existing energy corridor that eventually connects to an underwater transmission line to…

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Added by Long Islander on August 2, 2017 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Senator Collins introduces PERPETUAL tax credit for her windy friends

Joining Senators Collins and Carper are Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).…

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Added by Long Islander on August 2, 2017 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Lisa Linowes: The Failure of RGGI

July 31, 2017

RGGI proponents want us to believe that the program is delivering on a global environmental promise, but the reality is the nine-state cap and trade system is a colossal failure of resource allocation that should be repealed to leave more efficient market forces.

http://www.windaction.org/posts/47017-the-failure-of-rggi#.WYCD24Tyupo

Added by Long Islander on August 1, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

Quebec proposes to meet Massachusetts’s renewable energy needs with wind

Massachusetts' energy NEEDS? I don't think so. Rather the "need" is simply a government mandate engineered by politicians and regulators while the average ratepayer in the state, lied to by the Massachusetts media is oblivious. Anybody think any of those politicians are ON THE TAKE?

Given Quebec’s excellent wind resource and the willingness of dozens of its communities to host wind farms, incorporating wind energy into…

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Added by Long Islander on July 29, 2017 at 10:26am — 5 Comments

BDN - Susan Collins and Angus King have shown commitment to Maine's outdoor recreation economy

Both Senators want to decorate our mountains and coast with wind installations and transmission - but somehow the article missed this part. How can you be committed to outdoor recreation and support these hideous contraptions? Answer: You can't.

From Maine’s lengthy coastline to its vast forest — and everywhere in between — the outdoor recreational economy is a major driver that injects $8.2 billion in spending to the state…

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Added by Long Islander on July 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

SunEdison Sets Bankruptcy Exit With Nothing for Shareholders

Just more painful proof that wind companies can't be trusted and there is no such thing as too much financial oversight when these con-artists attempt to operate in Maine. Where is the reaction from the Maine legislature to SunEdison's collapse, given Maine was ground zero for First Wind/SunEdison's wind installations?

SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s…

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Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2017 at 9:15pm — 4 Comments

John Droz: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 24, 2017

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Property and wind turbines: A missing point in the discussion

Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’

Navy: Interference From Wind Farms Dangerous to Military Aircraft

Study: A New Methodology for Investigating Turbine Infrasound Complaints

Wind turbines damage human health says Portuguese scientist

Wind and Solar Energy Are Dead…

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Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects

July 18, 2017 by Robert Bryce

The backlash is so fierce that Big Wind has begun suing small towns to force them to accept wind projects. ......The rural resistance to the land-devouring, subsidy-fueled sprawl of Big Wind doesn’t fit the narrative – endlessly repeated by the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace and their myriad allies in the liberal media — that wind energy is “green.” Nevertheless, the numbers tell the tale. Since 2015, about 170 government…

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Added by Long Islander on July 24, 2017 at 11:42am — 5 Comments

Tourism and Property Values: Maryland Bans Wind Turbines Within 24 Miles of Shore

Maine needs to wake up and do the same for both lake and ocean shores and all of the interior views which are the foundation for our tremendously vital tourism industry. If the so called representatives, so called environmental groups and media were not on the take, wind power in Maine would not have a chance.

The amendment restricts the use of federal funds to conduct a site assessment or construction and operation plans for wind turbines…

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Added by Long Islander on July 22, 2017 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

The Kremlin has secretly financed environmentalist groups across the globe

Russia’s Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence



July 21, 2017 4:00 AM @AUSTINYACK

Aware that fracking could devastate the Russian economy, the Kremlin has secretly financed environmentalist groups across the globe.

In 2014, after multiple European countries banned fracking following protests, NATO secretary general Fogh Anders Rasmussen warned that “Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation…

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Added by Long Islander on July 21, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

Windfarm among assets seized from Calabrian mafia suspects

The wind farm the Arena bastion of Isola di Capo Rizzuto in the province of Crotone and two other companies were impounded from Pasquale Arena on the orders of anti-mafia prosecutors in the Calabrian city of Catanzaro, finance police said.

The assets were initially seized in March from Arena and permanently confiscated on Monday after further investigations indicated they were mafia controlled, according to police.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Lisa Linowes: Falmouth Says Enough—But at a High Price!

Few may be aware of the aggressive role the State played in pushing the project on unsuspecting citizens, and the enormous cost of taking it down.

https://www.masterresource.org/uncategorized/wind-news-update-falmouth-says-enough-high-price/

Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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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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