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John Droz, Jr. Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 23, 2018

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

NRCM: "Hydropower would be a shell game"

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?…

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Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2018 at 9:15am — 3 Comments

800 Words of Renewables Propaganda - How Often Does the PPH Give Us 800 Words?

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.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2018 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

PUTIN FUNDS AMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2018 at 10:01am — 3 Comments

Running for Governor - Adam Cote's Clean Energy Plan

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.…
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Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2018 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

Maine # 1 in the U.S. in CAMPGROUNDS & RV Parks Per Capita - Why Befoul the State with Industrial Wind?

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.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 19, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

New NH energy strategy calls renewables into question

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Maine # 7 in Nation in Non-Resident Fishing License Revenues Per Capita

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 17, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Barry Hobbins and Ken Fletcher: Costly infrastructure is driving up Maine’s electricity costs

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 …

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Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Recreational Camps Industry - Why Jeopardize Maine's Outdoor Brand with Industrial Wind?

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

First Wind Spinoff: "We're Not Enron"

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

WHICH ENERGY SOURCES ARE ACTUALLY SUSTAINABLE

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%,…

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Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2018 at 10:35am — No Comments

PPH - Pushing Wind Without Disclosing Your Company Benefits Financially

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.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Maine's Outdoor Brand: # 1 State in the Nation in Boat Dealers Per Capita

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

TOURISM: Maine Ranks Near the Top on # of Hotels and Motels per Capita

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 14, 2018 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

A Map of Maine and Megalopolis

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.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 14, 2018 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Nice to see Maine media covering 8th graders going to "wind turbine challenge"

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2018 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

RoxWind LLC - Wind Project to be discussed at 6PM Tonight at Roxbury Town Hall - Public Welcome

From home page of Town of Roxbury, ME website

http://www.roxburymaine.com/index.php

As discussed in previous posts on this website, RoxWind LLC is proposing a 4-turbine wind energy facility, with…

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Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

About 97,000 CMP customers saw bills spike 50% or more this winter

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 …

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Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2018 at 7:01am — 2 Comments

Attack on Tom Stacy: Anti-wind effort smeared by crony environmentalist

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…

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Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2018 at 1:27pm — 3 Comments

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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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