Long Islander's Blog – April 2016 Archive (23)

Attorney: Wind in Maine is a Growth Area for Lawyers (Maine Law Review)

".....I also knew that not just in Maine but nationally, there is a steady increase in wind farm applications, and thus it and other renewable energy technologies are a growth area for lawyers.......

http://www.mainelawreview.org/volume-68-no-1-2015/experiential-educating-in-the-classroom/

Added by Long Islander on April 2, 2016 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Apalled Environment Maine Letter Writer Seemingly Involved in Typical Orchestrated Effort

Seems this renewable energy "advocate" wrote very much the same letter for Environment Maryland! in the Baltimore Sun and the Delaware Gazette. Also the BDN.

As these events continue to increase in frequency and intensity, we need states like Maryland to continue to act boldly in slashing global warming pollution. Maryland's next step should include strengthening the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative to reduce regional power plant pollution by more than half in the…

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Added by Long Islander on April 2, 2016 at 9:30am — 32 Comments

PPH - After wind proposal, Temple buys time with a moratorium

The moratorium came on the heels of a pitch made by Renewable Energy Systems America Inc. to Temple residents in January........The town already has an ordinance strictly regulating wind power development, but White said the pitch was exploratory to gauge if there was residential interest in considering an exception to the ordinance.......…

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Added by Long Islander on April 2, 2016 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

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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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