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The following are the links to the various investigative series on wind power by the Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting. These are all important articles, well worth reading or re-reading.
They are being put here to make them easy to find.
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New England renewable energy a hard sell in region
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm
Legislation in Connecticut would expand the types of hydropower and biogas that count as alternative power in the state's portfolio, create a new class that includes certain large-scale hydropower resources and make other changes in alternative power standards.
March 28, 2013, 6:21 p.m. ET
Legislatures in half the states that require electric utilities to buy renewable energy are considering proposals to roll back those mandates....
...Ohio state Sen. Bill Seitz, a Republican who is leading a review of his state's renewable-energy mandate, said the policy reminded him of "Joseph…Continue
Richard Silkman was one of the founders of the horrible Beaver Ridge wind project in Freedom, ME.
"FERC charged last summer that Richard Silkman, a principal in the energy company, gave improper advice to Rumford Paper. The advice was related to a program run by New England's power grid operator, in which big power…Continue
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AUGUSTA — A new government…Continue
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A bill, LD 826, sponsored by Rep. Roberta Beavers, D-South Berwick, would prohibit a utility from charging customers who decide they don't want wireless smart meters installed.
..."There was no requirement that everyone opt in," said Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, a…Continue
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In 2000, I purchased Black Island, in the middle of Saponic Pond, because of the beauty and majesty of Passadumkeag Mountain. A little bit of Maine not covered with industrial sprawl.
This was before the discussion of wind turbines being built on Passadumkeag. I already see 14 wind turbines with their nightly red pulsating lights, aircraft beacons, to the north of my island.
BDN Letter - 3/22/13
This letter is in response to Jackson Parker’s March 18 BDN OpEd, “Let wind turbines stand on Passadumkeag Mountain.”
Parker stated that the “Department of Environmental Protection created significant uncertainty in the wind power industry” by not approving the Passadumkeag project.
He also suggests that because the DEP has…Continue
With thanks to Ron Huber for finding this.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 27, 2013 - People think of wind as an energy source with few limits, offering an unending power source with distinct capacity advantages over sources that deplete, such as fossil fuel.
Yet, new research in mesoscale atmospheric…
March 21, 2013
Contact: Samantha Warren, Maine DEP Director of Communications, (207) 287-5842
-Maine’s leading environmental agency had rejected the 14-turbine wind farm atop Passadumkeag Ridge because of its unreasonable visual impact but a state appeals board overturned that today-
AUGUSTA – Officials with the Maine Department of Environmental…Continue
March 21, 2013
Samantha Warren, Maine DEP Director of Communications, (207) 287-5842
-The meeting is one of two DEP is hosting to inform the public and invite comment on an 18-turbine wind farm being proposed in Hancock County by FirstWind-
AURORA – The Maine Department of Environmental Protection will host a public meeting on…Continue
On Thursday, March 21, the Board of Environmental Protection will consider whether to uphold a 2012 Department of Environmental Protection denial of an industrial-scale wind development on top of scenic Passadumkeag Mountain. The…Continue
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The region's growing dependence on natural gas – combined with supply constraints – "is unsustainable," Gordon van Welie says.…
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