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BY COLIN HICKEY, Correspondent
UNITY -- Putting up a large commercial wind turbine in Unity will not be a simple matter.
Voters made sure of that Saturday at their annual Town Meeting when they overwhelming approved a 39-page…Continue
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Yale invests in controversial Maine wind farm
Yale is notorious for keeping its endowment holdings confidential, but in early March, it did make public one long-suspected investment in a Maine wind farm.
The University joins the Department of Energy in investing in Record Hill Wind, which is building a wind farm project in Roxbury, Maine. University officials and the project’s developers say the wind farm will have economic and environmental benefits, but a…Continue
Vermont taking advantage of cheaper Quebec power
Several Vermont utilities have just signed long-term contracts with Hydro-Quebec to purchase up to 225 megawatts, nearly entirely (98 percent) generated from hydropower.
They will start in 2012 with a starting price of only 5.8 cents per kilowatt hour. This inexpensive electricity will serve approximately 200,000 homes.
The presidents of Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power said: "We…Continue
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Wind and solar energy subsidies are experiencing drastic cutbacks in many European nations and some places in the United states
Wind and Solar Subsidies Drying Up In Europe
- Jack Dini Saturday, March 19, 2011
Wind and solar energy subsidies are experiencing drastic cutbacks in many European nations and some places in the United…Continue
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A very quick look shows that no fewer than 16 Maine towns have been in the news over the past month with regard to wind ordinances.
As word gets out as to the true theft planned by the out of state interloping wind companies, it is likely that ordinances and moratoriums will become more commonplace.
If you believe your town officials are meeting secretly with wind companies, by all means speak with them and let them know your point of view. The…Continue
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By Ann Hornaday, Friday, March 18, 9:20 PM
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The next step will be "smart sockets" where this rent-seeking interloper from Spain, in part financed by the United Arab Emirates' Abu Dhabi National Energy Corporation and in part owned by Qatar, will simply turn off your air conditioning in the heat of the day because their wind turbines have stopped turning. Note that Iberdrola is the largest operator of wind-farms (subsidy harvesters) in the world and that they are working behind the scenes to have the law…Continue
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Meet the MPUC
The Commission regulates electric, natural gas, telecommunications and water utilities to ensure that Maine consumers enjoy safe, adequate and reliable services at rates that are just and reasonable for both consumers and utilities. The Commission oversees emerging competitive markets for some of these services.
The Public Utilities Commission actively participates in Maine’s legislative activity by submitting bills and by…Continue
Maine Appalachian Trail Club newsletter - Early Spring 2011 edition
One might add that Katahdin itself is also already now seriously threatened by nearby projects that will be seen from Baxter Peak, Pamola Peak, the entire distance of the Knife Edge and other vantage…Continue
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Various government entities, eager to show their greenness regarding global warming, passed laws to subsidize renewable power, so-called “green power”, as if there is such a thing. Some governments even passed…
Posted: March 9, 2011
Natural gas pipeline proposed
BY LESLIE BRIDGERS Staff Writer
A Portland-based energy firm is proposing to construct a new 56-mile natural gas pipeline from Richmond to Madison, a $70 million project it says would benefit the environment and economic development around the region.
The outfit, Kennebec Valley Gas Company, is seeking tax breaks from 12 central Maine communities and is trying to…Continue
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Today, at Northern Maine Community College (NMCC), Angus King talks up wind power at an event hosted by a group called "Focus the Nation".
Their website is: http://www.focusthenation.org/focus-nation
When one clicks on their interactive map, one sees that Maine has a renewables goal
of 40% by 2017. Yet if you look at where Maine is now, we are already well beyond that…Continue
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On March 10, the Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a public…Continue
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HARTFORD — Proposed wind turbine projects in Colebrook moved one step closer — to being halted in their tracks.
The Joint Energy and Technology Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly issued a favorable report on HB 6249, which would enact an immediate moratorium on wind energy projects until regulations could be…
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