Long Islander's Blog – April 2013 Archive (23)

BDN - Maine DEP holds first public hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

Maine DEP holds first public hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

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Added by Long Islander on April 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Battle lines drawn over proposed Maine wind farm Environmentalists back the Bowers Wind project (MST)

Battle lines drawn over proposed Maine wind farm (Maine Sunday Telegram)

Environmentalists back the Bowers Wind project, while backcountry guides and sporting camp owners will oppose it at hearings this week.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/-Environmentalists-fight-for-100M-Maine-wind-farm.html

Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

BDN: Turbine fire illuminates need for reporting mandate

In this opinion piece the Bangor Daily News writes: "Objective, publicly accessible data, not politically motivated guesswork, should drive that debate". 

Is the Bangor Daily News cognizant of the fact that the expedited wind law that paved the way for wind in this poor wind state against the will of the…

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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

First Wind - Wind Lobbyist's Acoustics Expert Witness Tells Panel Health Concerns are "All Made-up and Make Believe"

Lobbyist for wind power apologizes to Vt. panel

By DAVE GRAM
Associated Press /  April 24, 2013
 

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A lobbyist for an industry…

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Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

U.S. States Turning Against Renewable Portfolio Standards as Natural Gas Plunges

U.S. States Turning Against Renewable Portfolio Standards as Gas Plunges

By Christopher Martin, Bloomberg 

April 23, 2013
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Added by Long Islander on April 24, 2013 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

DEP promises lengthy hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

DEP promises lengthy hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

LePage Spins Windmill Conspiracy Theory (Bangor Daily News)

The attack on the Governor appears at:

http://thetippingpoint.bangordailynews.com/2013/04/18/state-politics/lepage-windmill-conspiracy-theory/

The real windmill conspiracy, one aimed at the people of Maine, was created by Governor John Baldacci and his then PUC Chair, Kurt Adams,…

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Added by Long Islander on April 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

BDN - Frankfort residents vote against settling wind energy lawsuit

Frankfort residents vote against settling wind energy lawsuit

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

Posted April 15, 2013, at 6:05 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2013 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

Never reported by the Maine media: Maine's wind potential is 89% below the national average

The wind industry has told us repeatedly that "Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind". Moreover, by enlisting locally known figures to repeat this such as Angus King, they have been able to spread this lie far and wide. Not unlike what they have done in at least 14 other states.

 
We're taking a moment here to correct this Saudi Arabia moniker by putting…
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Added by Long Islander on April 13, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Governor's Radio Address: Refocusing Efficiency Maine Funds to Reduce Heating Costs for Mainers

Radio Address: Refocusing Efficiency Maine Funds to Reduce Heating Costs for Mainers

Official Photograph of Governor LePage

 

April 6, 2013

Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage.

My fellow Mainers, I told you about some disturbing news last week. You are paying considerably more than you should for electricity. This week, I have more bad news.

Supporters of more expensive energy are planning to double the fee that is added to your electric bill every month.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 13, 2013 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

Portland Phoenix: "Wind Power Attacked" (BEP overturns DEP Decision)

More like citizens and their rights attacked.

Wind power attacked

Going Green

By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 10, 2013…



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Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2013 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

NRCM: There should be clear evidence of a problem before making signicant changes to the Wind Energy Act

The title of this post comes from the following written testimony submitted by NRCM on 4/8/13 with regard to LD 1147, "An Act to-Protect Maine's Scenic Character".

NRCM_Testimony7378.pdf

See link: …

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Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2013 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

How Much CO2 Can Be Avoided by 1000 Maine Wind Turbines? (The Maine Woods - Forest Ecology Network)

Tons of a seemingly weightless gas are scary, until they are put into perspective.

Spring 2013

The Maine Woods

A Publication of the Forest Ecology Network

How Much CO2 Can Be Avoided by 1000

Maine Wind Turbines?

by Brad…

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Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Rand Stowell Letter to Senator Geoffrey Gratwick - A Question of Tolerance

April 9, 2013

  

A Question of…

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Added by Long Islander on April 10, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

GAO report: The govt has gotten a little heavy-handed with these wind subsidies, huh?

GAO report: The govt has gotten a little heavy-handed with these wind subsidies, huh?

Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments

Two Maine offshore wind projects move closer to fruition

These liars stated today before the Environment & Natural Resources Committee that wind power has actually lowered Maine's electricity rates when the reason rates went down was natural gas - something they fight. In fact, the transmission portion of the rates went up on July 1 by 20% due to wind power.

Two Maine offshore wind…

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Added by Long Islander on April 8, 2013 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Tune in Alert RIGHT NOW - Wind Bills at ENR Committee Public Hearing

Please tune in at the following Web link to listen to the public hearing on the two wind bills below. Note that if one of the media players does not work, they offer alternative media players.

It will be dead air until they start. 

http://www.maine.gov/legis/audio/natural_res_cmte.html

Hearings…
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Added by Long Islander on April 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Public letter regarding Maine Superior Court action and Fox Islands Wind Neighbors

Public letter regarding Maine Superior Court action and Fox Islands Wind Neighbors

April 7, 2013

It is now three years since the three 1.5 megawatt industrial wind turbines…

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Added by Long Islander on April 8, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Donald Trump: "Windmills Are the Worst of All"

Mr. Trump begins discussing energy at about the 5:45 mark in this interview from last night. The part where he slams wind is at about the 6:40 mark.

The voices are mounting. This industry's days are numbered.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 6, 2013 at 9:07pm — 4 Comments

$14 million to remove two wind turbines - state punishing town

POLL: Falmouth selectmen, finance committee stand firm on removing turbines

State won't offer assistance if they are removed

 

By Scott A. Giordano
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Added by Long Islander on April 6, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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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 (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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