Long Islander's Blog – February 2011 Archive (12)

Op-Ed: U of Maine renewable energy conference disallows dialogue

 

 

Op-Ed: Renewable energy conference disallows dialogue on effective alternatives for conservation at UM

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Added by Long Islander on February 21, 2011 at 6:25am — 6 Comments

Freedom wind developers subject of federal investigation

 Sounds like we don't need auditors as much as we do CPA's - Citizens Paying Attention!

 

Freedom wind developers subject of federal investigation

By Ethan Andrews | Feb 15, 2011…
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Added by Long Islander on February 19, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Wind Power - "Don’t be changing your college curriculums to prepare for it"

I have a feeling we're not in Kansas which is ranked # 3 in the nation in wind potential, versus # 19 for Maine.…
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Added by Long Islander on February 17, 2011 at 5:39am — No Comments

Our Education System's Role in Wind Power Proliferation

The following is excerpted from Downeast Magazine at http://www.downeast.com/magazine/2011/march/education-green-living

 

"And then there’s the three-hundred-foot-tall, six…

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Added by Long Islander on February 12, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

MOUNTAINTOP INDUSTRIAL WIND LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT - Saturday Feb 12

 

The following is borrowed from the website http://realwindinfoforme.com/blog/see-you-saturday/

See You Saturday

Posted on February 7, 2011 by…
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Added by Long Islander on February 11, 2011 at 9:56pm — No Comments

ENDING THE SPECIAL INTERESTS' FAIRY DUST: State Renewable Energy Standards Under Attack from GOP Legislators

 

 

State Renewable Energy Standards Under Attack from GOP Legislators

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Added by Long Islander on February 9, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wind farm opponents to host Freeport summit

Wind farm opponents to host Freeport summit

 

FREEPORT — The Harraseeket Inn will sponsor a Mountaintop Industrial Wind Legislative Summit on Saturday, Feb. 12.

 

The summit will start at 8 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.

 

Individuals and members of activist groups from across Maine will convene to coordinate their efforts and develop strategies for supporting the many protective…

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Added by Long Islander on February 9, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Situations Involving Conflict of Interest

 

Please be on the lookout for conflicts of interest. The following is worth a quick read. If the citizens aren't vigilant, than who?

 

Situations Involving Conflict of Interest

(1 M.R.S.A. § 1014(1))

A Legislator engages in a violation of legislative ethics if that Legislator votes on a question in connection with a conflict of interest in committee or in either body of the Legislature or attempts to influence the outcome…

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Added by Long Islander on February 9, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting - Energy group funded via state agency hired mostly Dem lawmakers, activists

 

Energy group funded via state agency hired mostly Dem lawmakers, activists

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Added by Long Islander on February 7, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

State's sole industrial wind turbine experiment racks up a 6.1% capacity factor for first month of 2011

February 1, 2011

 

One month ago, on January 1, 2011, the UMPI website had gone blooey, showing no data, so as a surrogate for 1/1/11, we'll use the KWH recorded on 12/29/10 - 1,029,982. To see the 12/29/10 production, please look at the Excel screenshot dated 12/29/10 at

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/umpi-wind-turbine-2011

 

Today, project to date KWH's stand at…

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Added by Long Islander on February 5, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Arlene Gray Trudel: ‘Wind machines are out of place in the forest’

 

http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/letters/Wind-machines-are-out-of-place-in-the-forest-.html

‘Wind machines are out of place in the forest’



One of the groups opposing Industrial Wind’s intrusion on inland Maine (Friends Of The Highland Mountains)…

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Added by Long Islander on February 3, 2011 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

Wind Projects Backed By Tax Credits, Subsidies

Wind Projects Backed By Tax Credits, Subsidies

Thursday, 02/03/11 7:50am

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Added by Long Islander on February 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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 https://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?" https://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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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