Apr 28, 2011
Freedom provides wind power lesson
Small towns in the less affluent sections of Maine are being pounced upon by wind developers who know better than to try to place turbines in places like Cape Elizabeth. First Mars Hill, then Freedom, now other places like Winn, Oakfield, Roxbury and many other small and tax-starved towns, all confronted with the promise of big money in…Continue
The name of the film is Wind 101. With the turbine's capacity factor headed towards a miserable but not unexpected 10%, should it be renamed Wind 10.1?
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On December 28, 2010, Rob Gardiner, partner in Highland Wind with Angus King, on behalf of Highland Wind offered $787,000 to Maine government in a letter to LURC Chair Gwen Hilton and LURC Director Catherine Caroll. Nothing like making a massive offer of cash to the government agency that will determine the fate of one's 39 turbine industrial wind project, a veritable license to feast at the public trough on Joe Taxpayer's hard earned money.
This offer and a link to the…Continue
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By Andrew P. Morriss, William T. Bogart, Roger E. Meiners, Andrew D. Dorchak
“This new work [289 pages] offers an outstanding, nearly unprecedented evaluation of claims by green energy and green jobs proponents that we can…
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While many of us may not agree with considerable portions of the following newly published research article, it is nevertheless recommended reading. Despite the fact that some of the wind snake oil salesmen have told us that Maine is "the Saudi Arabia of wind", this article classifies Maine as a state where a 20% wind target cannot be reached by confining wind complexes to already "disturbed" lands, a development approach examined by the authors.
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Representative Mike Michaud declared that the strength of our economy depends on investments in renewable energy almost two years ago. The exact date was May 14, 2009 and the exact occasion was a statement he released congratulating the University of Maine on "a job well done" in constructing and commissioning its industrial size wind turbine.
A copy of Rep. Michaud's statement is available by clicking on the green link below.
In less than one month, on May…Continue
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April 25 & 26
If there ever was a chance to tell our stories in Augusta it will be these two days, when several of our bills will have their public hearings.
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The following is excerpted from the website of the Smart Meter Safety Coalition, a group of fellow citizens in Maine battling many of the same things we are battling including large corporations who are usurping our rights and using taxpayer money to do this, along with politicians in their pocket.
This website, a production of the Smart Meter Safety Coalition, seeks to inform and educate residents about Central…Continue
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From Lisa Linowes' Industrial Wind Action Group.
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Please note that the Patten area, shown in the photo, as well as the nearby towns of Oakfield, Island Falls, Sherman, Stacyville, Herseytown and Benedicta have been targeted by the wind industry. The arrogant subsidy chasers are now on Katahdin's doorstep. When will this madness stop?
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Full Report: John%20Muir%20Trust%20_%20FULL_wind-report.pdf
Stuart Young Consulting, with support from the John Muir Trust, has released a report studying the ability of wind power to make a significant contribution to the UK's energy supply. It concludes…Continue
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Monday, April 4, 2011
Letter to the Editor - Bangor Daily News
I would like to thank Professor Mark Anderson for his common-sense comments on America’s questionable and probably foolhardy gamble on wind power (“Dangers of rushing into the next clean energy fad,” BDN OpEd, March 29). Our elected officials should heed his words and work quickly to rescue Maine from its misguided wind policy before more of our state’s unique value is sacrificed for so little…Continue
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