Long Islander's Blog – March 2012 Archive (18)

Blowing in the wind: Maine’s energy past and future

Blowing in the wind: Maine’s energy past and future

Posted March 30, 2012, at 12:58 p.m.

Last modified March 30, 2012, at 9:18 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on March 31, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

U.S. Senate Hopeful Angus King asks "Where's Molly"?

Angus King lectures the unwashed commoner that if we don't allow his feckless wind turbines to destroy our Gardens of Eden in Maine, we are contributing to global warming.

We have of course proven this 100% false. The turbines displace virtually no CO2.

But take a look at Angus's 40" RV that guzzles gas like no other.

Its name is Molly.

But perhaps a better name would be the "Do…

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Added by Long Islander on March 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

BREAKING NEWS...Decision by Maine Superior Court pleases wind turbine farm neighbors on Vinalhaven

3/23/12

Today, Maine Superior Court ruled in favor of neighbors and against the state DEP and wind turbine operator, Fox Islands Wind. The state agency and FIW seek to invalidate a lengthy and costly effort by neighbors to obtain regulatory enforcement of state noise standards in the case of violations by the wind turbine farm operator on Vinahaven. The Court…
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Added by Long Islander on March 23, 2012 at 4:21pm — 3 Comments

DEVELOPING: U.S. SENATE HOPEFUL ANGUS KING WIND PROJECT CITED BY CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION

I wonder whether this will also finally get some sunlight on the mysterious Delaware registered highly secretive partner of King's in this deal - "Bayroot", perhaps named after the college drinking game of same name. Of course that just might make sense as after a couple years or so it was finally revealed who this company was - the ultra well endowed Yale University Endowment Fund.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 21, 2012 at 9:30pm — 17 Comments

Poll: Alternative energy loses support

Poll: Alternative energy loses support

     

Published: March. 20, 2012 at 12:21 AM
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WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Support for development of fuel sources such as wind and solar power has diminished in the United States during the past year, a survey…

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Added by Long Islander on March 21, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Society of Power Engineers: Wind power will drive up power costs

Wind power will drive up power costs: Report 

FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012 07:15 PM EDT

Wind farm Wind farms have caused outrage in rural Ontario. (QMI files)…
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Added by Long Islander on March 20, 2012 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

An earlier Calvin Luther Martin piece on Noble - Maine's newest wind interloper

From St. Patrick's Day three years ago.

http://www.rivercitymalone.com/?p=1849

To browse for more articles about Noble, please go to:

http://www.rivercitymalone.com/articles.html

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Subsidy Freeloading Noble "Environmental" Power Targets Beautiful Maine Lakes

The filings can be read at the DEP site right here.

Lest we forget about NOBLE:

ALBANY, NY (July 15, 2008) - Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the launching of an investigation into two companies developing and operating wind farms across New York state amid allegations of improper dealings with public officials and…

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2012 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Kenneth Fletcher: Governor's bill calls for accountability, transparency of Efficiency Maine Trust

MAINE COMPASS: Governor's bill calls for accountability, transparency of Efficiency Maine Trust

Kenneth Fletcher 

One of the largest inhibitors, if not the biggest obstacle, to job creation in Maine is high energy costs.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 17, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Snowe and Collins Vote Down Welfare Checks for Wind Industry

Stabenow’s green energy tax break plan falls short

By Josiah Ryan and Ben Geman03/13/12 03:15 PM ET


The Senate on Tuesday rejected plans to extend a host of lapsed or soon-to-expire tax breaks for renewable fuels and power sources.

Lawmakers voted 49-49 for Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s…

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Added by Long Islander on March 13, 2012 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Industry voters pass wind farm moratorium

Industry voters pass wind farm moratorium

By David Robinson drobinson@onlinesentinel.com

Staff Writer, Morning Sentinel…

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Added by Long Islander on March 13, 2012 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

NRCM are you listening? (Even Douglas Rooks wants natural gas)

If NRCM would just stop the unicorns they ride to work on for a moment and read the following passage from Douglas Rooks, they might ask their energy "experts" to explain themselves.

GAS IS GOOD.

Gas pipelines worth public investment

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Added by Long Islander on March 11, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

A Letter from a Skier

Skier Wind Turbine Concerns

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Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2012 at 12:48pm — No Comments

More Bad News for the Windies: New Portland Enacts Restrictive Wind Ordinance

From the Morning Sentinel.

3/4/12

New Portland wants new grader, debt paydown

By Erin Rhoda erhoda@mainetoday.com

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Added by Long Islander on March 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Governor's LePage's weekly radio address mentions wind power

Please see the reference to wind highlighted in red below.

Governor's weekly radio address

'Maine is ahead of the curve'

By Gov. Paul LePage | Mar 03, 2012…
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Added by Long Islander on March 3, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Freemont Tibbetts escorted from board meeting after contentious wind ordinance exchange

Dixfield anti-wind activist escorted from board meeting after contentious exchange…

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Added by Long Islander on March 1, 2012 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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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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