Long Islander's Blog – March 2019 Archive (27)

President Trump: "I know a lot about wind"

3/28/19

In his speech tonight in Grand Rapids, MI, the president again took time to criticize wind power. The speech, as well as earlier speakers can be viewed at the following link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4n5bjMRXaA

It's good to see the…

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Added by Long Islander on March 28, 2019 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

President Trump rips wind power and New Green Deal on last night's Hannity

In a 45 minute interview with Sean Hannity on the 3/27/19 telecast of "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel, President Trump discusses a number of topics including wind power and the "New Green Deal".

Watch the video of the full one hour telecast at:…

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Added by Long Islander on March 28, 2019 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

From Walmart To Google, Companies Teaming Up To Buy More Solar And Wind Power

Originally published on March 28, 2019 9:30 am

Going green is often easier said than done, but a new business organization is hoping to change that. While focusing on large-scale energy buyers, the group plans to push for changes that could make renewable power more accessible for all Americans.

Companies from a…

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Added by Long Islander on March 28, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Wind Developer Sen Angus King Votes Against "Green New Deal"

Also included in this post is a small sampling of earlier posts related to Angus King's wind projects in Maine. Anyone interested in finding more such material need only use the search box in the upper right area of this website. Type in terms such as Angus King, Record Hill, Independence Wind, Roxbury Pond, Highland Plantation, etc. (without quotes) and your search results should include considerable information.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 27, 2019 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 25, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue from The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) are listed below. Please click on the following link to read these articles:

https://www.masterresource.org/alliance-for-wise-energy-decisions/energy-environmental-newsletter-3-25-2019/

Another Blue State (Maine) Rejects A Carbon Tax

Wind &…

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Added by Long Islander on March 25, 2019 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

President Trump: Watch wind turbines drop the value of your house by 65 percent

By Brett Samuels - 03/20/19…



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Added by Long Islander on March 22, 2019 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Media publicize 2019 Maine State KidWind challenge in Portland

Nice to see the media assist in leading our kids down the garden path at the same time not a single major newspaper in the state reported that the University of Maine's sole onshore wind turbine was completely destroyed by fire on 4/1/18, almost a year ago. And zero reporting ever since. You don't suppose they'll do a retrospective on the defunct turbine's 10 year anniversary…

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Added by Long Islander on March 21, 2019 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Maine’s about to get a look at what its own Green New Deal would look like (LD 1282)

Presented by Representative MAXMIN of Nobleboro.

Cosponsored by Senator BELLOWS of Kennebec and

Representatives: BERRY of Bowdoinham, EVANGELOS of Friendship, HEPLER of

Woolwich, HICKMAN of Winthrop, INGWERSEN of Arundel, Senator: CHENETTE of

York.

A copy of the bill in PDF may be downloaded here:…

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Added by Long Islander on March 21, 2019 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Maine to give $5.1 million subsidy to boost electric vehicle purchases

Maine will provide a $5.1 million subsidy and add at least 50 public vehicle charging stations to encourage residents and companies to buy all-electric vehicles.

Gov. Janet Mills announced the financial incentive program in a news release Thursday. Funding comes from a 2017…

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Added by Long Islander on March 21, 2019 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

Mass officials: Wind policy emphasis on price is hurting onshore industry

NEARLY 50 ELECTED AND BUSINESS officials from southeastern Massachusetts are urging the Baker administration to tweak the contracting process for the next offshore wind procurement to give a greater emphasis to onshore development investments.

Continue reading here:

https://commonwealthmagazine.org/energy/se-mass-officials-seek-tweak-in-wind-policy/…

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Added by Long Islander on March 20, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Work Completed on World’s Tallest Wood Building (May signal role for Maine wood in CO2 sequestration economics)

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Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2019 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

New England: Millstone nuclear deal reached, set to run for another 10 years

March 15, 2019

The Millstone Nuclear Power Station will stay open for another 10 years – a prospect that had been in some doubt recently even after it was selected in December as a winner of the final carbon-free energy competition by the Malloy administration.

Dominion, Millstone’s owner, had been negotiating with Connecticut’s two utilities – Eversource and United…

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2019 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Maine LD 797 - Make hay while the sun is shining......and ban the cows that eat it while you have the chance

Make hay while the sun is shining......and ban the cows that eat it when you control all the branches of state government. There are many, many bills. One bill is LD 797, "An Act To Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine's Natural Resources".

No, you will not actually find a bovine decommissioning provision in this bill.…

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Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Boston Globe shill piece on Maine Offshore Wind

Offshore wind industry could come to Gulf of Maine

The offshore wind gold rush has largely blown past the Gulf of Maine.

Not anymore.

German utility EnBW just joined a lobbying and trade group, Clean Energy New Hampshire. Normally, such a minor corporate move goes unremarked. But this one represents an important milestone: EnBW becomes the first offshore wind developer to publicly show an…

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Added by Long Islander on March 15, 2019 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Dozens weigh in on whether to study greenhouse gas impact of CMP transmission project

Dozens testified on both sides of a bill that would direct the Department of Environmental Protection to study the “total net effect” on greenhouse gases of CMP’s controversial proposal to build the 145-mile transmission line through western Maine. The New England Clean Energy Connect proposal would allow Massachusetts to purchase…

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Added by Long Islander on March 15, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A sensible voice on wind power, Tucker Carlson pulls plug on plans for Fox News studio in Bryant Pond

BRYANT POND — Fox News host Tucker Carlson dropped plans for a new studio in a tiny western Maine town late Wednesday after the Sun Journal publicized them....................

“I’m kind of bitter about it,” Carlson said, blaming the Sun Journal for undermining the project, probably deliberately. “......................He called the news story published online Wednesday evening “a total violation of my privacy.”…

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Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

FORBES - Maine Becomes The Most Recent Blue State To Reject A Carbon Tax

AUGUSTA, Maine — The beginning of March brings bad news for carbon tax supporters, who have been successful in getting legislation to impose the regressive tax introduced at the federal and state levels, but not in getting it enacted, not even in left-leaning, Democratic-run states that should be most inclined to welcome this policy.

A February 28 Maine House Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology…

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Added by Long Islander on March 12, 2019 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

With Ethanol And Biomass No Longer Viewed As "Green," Will Other Renewables Soon Follow? (Forbes)

Michael Shellenberger - Contributor

"A lot depends on journalists, who have until now been largely uncritical cheerleaders of renewables."

EXCERPTS:

Grassroots opposition to solar and wind farms is growing and has nothing to do with fossil fuel interests, climate skepticism, or bureaucratic inertia. Indeed, most of it is…

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Added by Long Islander on March 8, 2019 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

PPH - Regulators to approve Seabrook nuclear plant’s license extension

SEABROOK, N.H. – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it plans to approve a license extension for New Hampshire’s Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant next week.

New Hampshire Public Radio reports regulators made the announcement Tuesday after holding another public hearing on concerns they were moving too quickly to approve the extension through 2050..............................................…

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Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2019 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Tune in right now: NECEC Stipulation Hearing (streaming video)

Live streaming video can be watched right now at

http://puc-rss.maine.gov/userportal/index.html#/playerLive/event/5d195dfb8334496e9bcbdcadc9f2d194

NECEC Stipulation Hearing with Live Audio Link - (Mar 7,…

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Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2019 at 12:00pm — 3 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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