Long Islander's Blog – May 2012 Archive (22)

Vinalhaven wind turbine noise complaint by neighbors moves closer to its day in court

Vinalhaven wind turbine noise complaint by neighbors moves closer to its day in court

In a new development related to the wind turbine controversy on Vinalhaven (ME), Superior Court Judge Michaela Murphy dismissed a motion for reconsideration filed by the state’s DEP (Department of Environmental Protection), and ruled in favor of Vinalhaven neighbors seeking relief from excessive noise. The Maine DEP and Fox Islands Wind, LLC, the industrial wind turbine operator,…

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Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Presidential Projections on Wind Power Flawed According to New Book

PRESS RELEASE

May 30, 2012, 8:35 a.m. EDT

Presidential Projections on Wind Power Flawed According to New Book…



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Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Give the Gift of Windfall for Father's Day

Looking for a Father's Day Gift for the Dad who has everything?

Consider buying a copy of Windfall.

http://windfallthemovie.com/index_1.html

$12.86…
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Added by Long Islander on May 30, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

LePage’s critical wind-power stance creating uncertainty

LePage’s critical wind-power stance creating uncertainty

Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.

Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.…
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Added by Long Islander on May 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Remembering Baxter's legacy key to not exploiting mountain resources By CHRIS O'NEIL

5/26/12

Maine Voices: Remembering Baxter's legacy key to not exploiting mountain resources

By CHRIS O'NEIL

EXCERPTS:

Fernald is a relevant policy that ought to be remembered a hundred years later as our mountain resources are exploited for the export of…

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Added by Long Islander on May 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Kenetech: Knowing Maine's Wind Power History

This was of course before Redington-Nubble and Mars Hill, etc.

As part the approval, Kenetech must release data immediately on possible bird impacts, include in its final plan information on power contracts with buyers of electricity, submit details of soil studies and erosion control plans, and show how it might minimise road construction at the sute. Commissioners, however, rejected a proposal to have Kenetech build the…

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Added by Long Islander on May 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Public Invited to Passadumkeag Mountain Wind Cookout at Nicatous Lodge this Weekend

Passadumkeag Mountain group to discuss wind farm at cookout

Posted May 23, 2012, at 7:59 p.m.   …
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Added by Long Islander on May 24, 2012 at 3:59am — No Comments

Eagles butchered on green altar

Eagles butchered on green altar

By DEROY MURDOCK 



Scripps Howard News Service

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Added by Long Islander on May 21, 2012 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Wind Energy: The Wheels are Coming Off the Gravy Train

Wind Energy: The Wheels are Coming Off the Gravy Train 



Posted on May. 14, 2012

Wind Energy: the wheels are coming off the gravy train

The wind energy industry has been having a hard time. The taxpayer funding that has kept it alive for the last twenty years is coming to an end, and those promoting the industry are panicking.

Perhaps this current wave started…

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Added by Long Islander on May 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Sumner passes wind ordinance by 2-1 margin

Sumner passes wind ordinance by 2-1 margin

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Added by Long Islander on May 17, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Utilities see growing ‘smart meter’ opposition (Bangor Daily News)

Utilities see growing ‘smart meter’ opposition

Posted May 13, 2012, at 4:58 p.m.
   

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Worries about health effects, privacy and cost are fueling growing…

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Added by Long Islander on May 13, 2012 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Two Major Wind Power Transmission Articles Today in the Maine Sunday Telegram

Also, be sure to read this website's "Costly Transmission" section at:

http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/transmission-lines

CMP, producers at odds over new system

They disagree whether power producers were misled about the upgraded lines' capacity.

By …

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Added by Long Islander on May 13, 2012 at 10:29am — No Comments

Wind Ordinance Informational Meeting in Island Falls Today - FISH AND GAME CLUB Mattawamkeag Lake



Blinking Lincoln turbine lights on Rocky Dundee seen from Upper Pond



YOU ARE INVITED TO COME TO AN OPEN INFORMATIONAL MEETING WITH

 

RANDALL…

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Added by Long Islander on May 12, 2012 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Vanishing Vacationland (Bangor Daily News)

Vanishing Vacationland

Posted May 10, 2012, at 3:16 p.m.

I have been vacationing and now living in Maine since 1949. The lure of The North Woods was ingrained in me from my earliest memories. Our family…

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Added by Long Islander on May 11, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Lisa Linowes: Wind Energy Without the PTC (Master Resource)

Wind Energy Without the PTC

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Added by Long Islander on May 10, 2012 at 11:38pm — 1 Comment

Justices grill attorneys over PUC decision on 'smart' meters

Forecaster: Justices grill attorneys over PUC decision on 'smart' meters

E-mail and…

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Added by Long Islander on May 10, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies

Why We Need to Terminate Big Wind Subsidies

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Added by Long Islander on May 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Vermont Legislature Drops Renewable Energy Requirements For Utilities

Legislature Drops Renewable Energy Requirements For Utilities

Thursday, 05/03/12 7:35am

John Dillon

Under pressure from business groups, the Legislature has backed away from a plan to require utilities to buy a certain percentage of their electricity from renewable sources.

The energy…

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Added by Long Islander on May 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — 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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