Long Islander's Blog – April 2012 Archive (11)

Progressive Energy vs. “Renewable” Energy

Progressive Energy vs. “Renewable” Energy

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Added by Long Islander on April 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

DONNA SEWALL DAVIDGE: Wind power editorial did not reflect real environmental threat

Another View: Wind power editorial did not reflect real environmental threat

The wind industry has benefited from its influence on public policy in Maine.

By DONNA SEWALL DAVIDGE

http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/wind-power-editorial-did-not-reflect-real-environmental-threat_2012-04-29.html

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Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2012 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

Governor Paul LePage: "Wind is costing us dearly"

Excerpted from 4/27/12 Bangor Daily News:

LePage mentioned energy as another key topic when he was making his way through various towns in Penobscot County.

“Mainers are paying $326 million per year above the average American for our energy,” said LePage.

He targeted wind power as a major contributor for that high number.

“It’s a big number. Why? Because we have some groups in Maine that are greedy. We have people in Maine who say that wind is the answer.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

Maine Guides Guide First Wind Out of Downeast Lakes: Bowers Wind is Dead



Now let's stop them at Mattawamkeag and Pleasant Lakes in Oakfield-Island Falls.



CONTACT:    Kevin Gurall                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2012 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Bangor Daily News - LURC set to hand First Wind its first, biggest defeat

I'll bet they wish their former half owner Larry "D.E. Shaw" Summers and Rahm "I love their other half owner Madison Dearborn" Emanuel were still in Washington giving them handouts with our money. Or that Kurt Adams was still in Augusta "helping out". 

LURC set to hand First Wind its first, biggest defeat…

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Added by Long Islander on April 20, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Maine Senate passes large hydroelectric as renewable power bill

Maine Senate passes renewable power bill

Posted April 12, 2012, at 6:18 p.m


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Added by Long Islander on April 13, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Monique Aniel BDN Opinion Piece: Baldacci, not LePage, rushed important law

Baldacci, not LePage, rushed important law

Posted April 12, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 12, 2012 at 5:24pm — 1 Comment

Maine regulators OK First Wind deal against advice of staff (Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting)

Maine regulators OK wind deal against advice of staff

By Naomi Schalit and John Christie / Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting…



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Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2012 at 7:13am — 12 Comments

Reference to Angus King's Wind Loan Guarantee in Washington Post and Bangor Daily News

Former Maine governor seeks Senate seat as independent, is critical of GOP policies

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Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Verrill Dana and First Wind Walloped by PPDLW and Maine guides

LURC decision leaves First Wind facing first defeat in Maine

Posted April 06, 2012, at 6:21 p.m.…


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Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2012 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

U.S. Senate Hopeful Angus King Lamely Defends the $102 million Loan he Finagled with the Yale University Endowment

Wind farm loan wasn't a mistake, King says

The U.S. Senate candidate rebuts GOP claims that a federal loan for Record Hill in Roxbury was too risky an investment.

By Jonathan Riskind …

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Added by Long Islander on April 1, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 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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