Long Islander's Blog – January 2012 Archive (14)

Governor's weekly radio address - Addressing energy and education will create jobs

Emphasis mine



Governor's weekly radio address

Addressing energy and education will create jobs

By Gov. Paul LePage | Jan 28, 2012…


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Added by Long Islander on January 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Reed & Reed's CEO shamelessly shilling and dutifully doubletalking

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Reed & Reed's CEO shamelessly shilling and dutifully doubletalking with no disclosure that Reed & Reed has built just about every wind project in Maine.


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Added by Long Islander on January 28, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Spain Halts Renewable Subsidies

Spain Halts Renewable Subsidies to Curb $31 Billion of Debts

January 27, 2012, 12:50 PM EST



By Ben Sills

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Spain halted subsidies for renewable energy projects to help curb its budget deficit and rein in power-system borrowings backed by the state that reached 24 billion euros ($31 billion) at the end of 2011.…

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Lynne Williams:Time to redefine green jobs in community context

Time to redefine green jobs in community context

Posted Jan. 24, 2012, at 12:22 p.m.
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Added by Long Islander on January 24, 2012 at 4:41pm — 5 Comments

Gov LePage: Renewable energy proposal a 'job killer'

Governor's weekly radio address

Energy proposal a 'job killer'

By Gov. Paul LePage | Jan 21, 2012…
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Added by Long Islander on January 21, 2012 at 6:09pm — 3 Comments

The Great Renewable Energy Scam: Is There A Change In The Wind?

1/19/2012 @ 2:10PM |2,067 views

The Great Renewable Energy Scam: Is There A Change In The Wind?

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Added by Long Islander on January 20, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Maine PUC: No Go For First Wind Deal

PUC staff: No go for energy firms’ wind deal

Published on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:12 am…
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Governor LePage challenges backers of Maine renewable energy initiative (and he's right)

LePage challenges backers of Maine renewable energy initiative

Gov. Paul LePage speaks Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at an anti-abortion rally in Augusta, Maine as part of the annual &quotHands Around the Capitol" rally and march.

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Added by Long Islander on January 19, 2012 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

MIT says natural gas could hurt renewables

MIT says natural gas could hurt renewables

A study by the …

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Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security: New renewable mandate would drive up costs

New renewable mandate would drive up costs

Posted Jan. 14, 2012, at 2:39 p.m.

The recent proposal by the Maine Citizens for Clean Energy…

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Bangor Daily News - Natural gas price plunge aids families, businesses (and hurts wind!)

(Emphasis on the word "wind" below and in the heading mine)

Natural gas price plunge aids families, businesses

Posted Jan. 15, 2012, at 9:36 p.m.

NEW YORK — The price of…

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Obstacles Facing US Wind Energy

Obstacles Facing US Wind Energy

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Added by Long Islander on January 11, 2012 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Gov LePage: "Time for Maine ratepayers to be represented in Augusta"

 

Weekly Message

 

Governor Paul R. LePage

 

January 7, 2012



Radio Address: Lowering Energy Prices Creates a Path to Economic Growth and More Jobs for Mainers



January 7, 2012

Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage.

The State House halls are filled with policymakers, the…

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Added by Long Islander on January 7, 2012 at 10:32am — 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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