Long Islander's Blog – May 2010 Archive (7)

Stacey Fitts: Maine wants to export electricity to major load centers in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania

Sounds like a potentially terriffic deal - for Fitts' employer, Kleinschmidt Associates.

Maine set to call September bids for 25MW wind farm

Looking to lead US offshore wind development, Maine will request proposals in September for a 25 megawatt pilot-scale project that utilizes floating turbine platforms. The location…

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Added by Long Islander on May 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Maine Wind Weak: UMPI Wind Turbine Celebrates One Year Anniversary

The $ 2 million UMPI wind turbine was commissioned exactly one year ago. Since that time, our elected officials gave praise (see below) , a film about the turbine was made, budget cuts had to be made within the university system and the famous turbine's long expected goal of 1,000,000 KWH of electricity ended up overshooting reality by 65%. Efficiency was only 11.6% of capacity.

Commercial wind operations do not reveal their wind production data because they claim it…

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Added by Long Islander on May 14, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Mainebiz: Should Kurt Adams’ actions be investigated? (What do you think?)

Should Kurt Adams’ actions be investigated?

On May 12, 2010, we asked if you agreed an investigation is warranted in the matter of former Maine Public Utilities Commission Chairman Kurt Adams accepting equity units from First Wind, where he now works as senior vice president, while still working for the state.

78.8% of you said yes

17.3% of you said…

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Added by Long Islander on May 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

John Kerry: Maine's NIMBY's have no empirical evidence for their "anxiety"

Pushing alternative energy a tough sell

Published Wednesday May 12th, 2010

Not in my backyard: Director of Maine's energy agency coins…

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Added by Long Islander on May 12, 2010 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Happy Wind Weak: "Kittery Turbine Failed Significantly"

Why is the state approving a $34,214 repayment on $50,000?

Kittery will sell failed wind…

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Added by Long Islander on May 11, 2010 at 10:21am — No Comments

Has Anyone Searched The Wind Farms For Jimmy Hoffa?

If you haven't yet read the following, it is highly recommended reading:

http://bjdurk.newsvine.com/_news/2010/05/08/4257649-the-cape-wind-offer-national-grid-couldnt-refuse-

Added by Long Islander on May 8, 2010 at 3:41pm — No 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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