Long Islander's Blog – April 2014 Archive (23)

Think Snow? -- No, THANK SNOW!!! -- Greenland Ridge Purchased

When I read this extraordinary and motivating news, I was reminded of the plaque in Island Falls commemorating Teddy Roosevelt's visits to the lakes there, also under threat from the wind industry:

Stranger, rest here and consider what one man, having faith in the right and love for his fellow man was able to do for his country."…

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Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2014 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Maine DEP asks First Wind to prove financial capacity (PPH)

First Wind is going to INVEST a billion in Maine? Hardly.

First Wind is going to invest a billion in themselves so that they can grab the Production Tax Credit, a lavishly generous subsidy that is the largest of all the "subsidy extenders" draining the national treasury. This will do nothing positive for Maine but will create many large negative impacts to Mainers' health, Maine's environment,…

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Added by Long Islander on April 26, 2014 at 1:00am — 26 Comments

Conservation Groups Call for National Planning Effort by Feds on Wind Energy

Conservation Groups Call for National Planning Effort by Feds on Wind Energy

Washington, D.C., April 24, 2014) A coalition of more than 70 conservation organizations has requested the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) develop a National Programmatic Wind Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify appropriate areas for wind energy development as well as areas where new projects should be avoided to conserve wildlife and sensitive…

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Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2014 at 12:42am — 4 Comments

On Earth Day, Gubernatorial Candidate Michaud Attacks Governor LePage on Wind Industry

EXCERPTS:

“When it comes to alternative energy, Gov. LePage continues to stand in the way of progress,” Michaud said. “His war on the wind industry is hurting our state. Major investments that would have created jobs for Mainers have been chased away. It’s wrong.”

“The governor has made it clear, …

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2014 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming

Corn biofuels worse than gasoline on global warming in short term – study

• $500,000 study paid for by federal government

• Conclusion: 7% more greenhouse gases in early years

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Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2014 at 8:13pm — No Comments

7,000 Demonstrators Protest Against Wind Turbines in Dublin Yesterday

Thousands protest against pylons and wind turbines

Demonstrators march through Dublin in opposition to energy plans

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/thousands-protest-against-pylons-and-wind-turbines-1.1763015

Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2014 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

And to think Senator Troy Jackson voted against citizen rights on LD 616

Senator Troy Jackson voted against citizen rights on LD 616.

See attached.Roll_Calls_March_2014.xlsx

But although he was happy to vote citizens down as such, he had no problem putting forth a bill that would allow a single constituent of his to clear 200' of shoreline without…

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Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Statement on First Wind projects from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

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Statement on First Wind projects from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

April 9, 2014

Environmental Protection

Contact: Jessamine Logan, Communications Director, Jessamine.Logan@maine.gov or (207) 287-5842

Statement on First Wind Projects from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection

-Following the…

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Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Iberdrola Takes a Hit on Wind

 

April 08. 2014 7:30PM

Alexandria support for wind farm not strong, officials say…

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Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Maine Perspective on Wind and Hydro Shared in Boston

Maine Perspective Shared in Boston before the Massachussetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy

EXCERPT:

Another note on CO2: In New England, only 17% of our CO2 emissions comes from the electricity generation sector. More than double (38%) comes from the transportation sector. In Maine the numbers are 14% from electricity and 46% from transportation. Yet the lion’s share of our collective climate reform efforts are…

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Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2014 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

NH: Third wind farm company withdraws leases for Newfound-area project

 

April 06. 2014 9:16PM

Third wind farm company withdraws leases for Newfound-area project…

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Added by Long Islander on April 8, 2014 at 11:50am — No Comments

Hydropower plan is raising alarms - Some say it may stall wind and solar energy

Hydropower plan is raising alarms

Some say it may stall wind and solar energy

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Added by Long Islander on April 8, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Maine Sierra Club Boasts of Defeating LD 616 and 1323

After all, who cares about citizen's rights -- who the heck do these citizens think they are anyway?

See their communication here:

http://action.sierraclub.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=320182&em_id=360048.0

Added by Long Islander on April 6, 2014 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

CTFWP has 599 Members - Please Ask Someone You Know to Join Today

CTFWP has 599 Members - Important Request
The list is here:…
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Added by Long Islander on April 5, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

BDN - Dems and a Handful of Republicans Strip Maine Citizens of Their Rights

This is the same bill that the House overwhelmingly passed just three days ago. 

Two bills to give Unorganized Territory more say in wind deals rejected by Senate

EXCERPTS:

The first bill rejected by the Senate — LD 1323, sponsored by Rep. Teresea Hayes, D-Buckfield — would have reinstituted the zoning process that was in effect before the Wind Act was passed.

The second — LD 616, sponsored by Rep. Larry Dunphy,…

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Added by Long Islander on April 3, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

A Warning to Congress: Renewal of Wind Energy Subsidies Will Lead to a Big Boost in Carbon Emissions

A Warning to Congress: Renewal of Wind Energy Subsidies Will Lead to a Big Boost in Carbon Emissions

Mike Krancer previously served as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LD 1323 being discussed in Senate right now - tune in

LD 1323

"An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territory"

Sponsored by Representative Teresea Hayes

 

Status Summary

Reference…

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Added by Long Islander on April 3, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

BDN: Maine House advances bill to give Unorganized Territory more say in wind development

House advances bill to give Unorganized Territory more say in wind development

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Added by Long Islander on April 3, 2014 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

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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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