Long Islander's Blog – March 2010 Archive (9)

Barry Hobbins: We Know What's Good For You

Don't worry about the fact that ocean wind will be many times more expensive on your electric bills. Don't worry at all. It is for our own good according to Ocean Energy Task Force member and Utilities Committee Co-Chair Barry…

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Added by Long Islander on March 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Vinalhaven Drive By Attack on "anti-wind activists" and the media by the Island Institute

I use the term "drive by" because there is no online forum to fire back with a comment. The author uses the term "anti-wind activists", but wasn't he the activist who created the problem on Vinalhaven in the first place?

The article is here:…

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Added by Long Islander on March 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Ocean Energy Task Force; "Not in My Front Yard" is Preventable

I came across an OETF presentation and was struck by the following slide that says "NIMFY IS PREVENTABLE". I believe the presentation is from early 2009.

http://www.ebcne.org/fileadmin/pres/Don_Perkins.pdf

NIMFY of course is the saltwater coastal version of its inland acronymn cousin, NIMBY. I'm sure the folks in places…

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Added by Long Islander on March 25, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Fort Kent Wind Group Denied Their Rights by their Town Council?

I'm not sure about this, but it sounds as though the town council in Fort Kent may not be looking out for its citizens who wanted an alternative wind ordinance on the ballot. The name of the citizens group is: Citizens for Responsible Wind Development, or CROWD

Rushing to the defense of the town council is Town Manger, Don Guimond.

A petition to place the alternative ordinance was presented to the Fort Kent Town Council by Councilor Joel Desjardins at its…

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Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Carolyn Chute - Does this sound familiar?

If we are one thing, we are a diverse group - a federation of busy lives moving in every direction, but intersecting at a locus that repels those who would wish to take something away from us.

The following is from an article in the NY Times about author Carolyn Chute and her husband Michael. If someone knows Ms. Chute, please send out a call for help. The pen can beat back the turbine and help chase the interloping thieves off the land.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

560 WGAN Interview with J. Dwight

3/13/10

Below is the link to an archive of 560 WGAN's radio interview with J. Dwight on wind power on 3/13/10.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Congressman Eric Massa Went Up Against Some Very Powerful People

With all the news on Congressman Eric Massa's resignation, I started googling and came across the letter below.

Massa has said on the news in the last 24 hours that some powerful forces in Washington, D.C. set him up and pushed him out.

From our vantage point, we know that he was a true thorn in the side of First Wind. First Wind is essentially half owned by hedge fund D.E. Shaw which paid National Economic Director Larry Summers $5.2 million…

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Added by Long Islander on March 9, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Wind Turbine Syndrome meets Hollywood

Wind Turbine Syndrome meets Hollywood

“[Movie] sound engineers deliberately include loud noises well below the lowest frequencies that can be detected by our hearing system (20 Hertz) because, although we cannot hear such sounds directly, our body actually feels them. Studios apparently insist that theaters playing big-bang films be equipped with Dolby-type sub-woofers that can generate frequencies well below 20 Hz.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 7, 2010 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments

Why the Double Standard Olympia, Susan and Habib?

Yesterday, each of our U.S. Senators issued a press release about a bill they have introduced called the Deepwater Offshore Wind Incentive Act which would provide a tax incentive of 3.04 cents per kilowatt production tax credit for the first 6,000 Megawatts of Deepwater Offshore Wind Production in the United States.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 4, 2010 at 6:00pm — 8 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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