I believe this is based on the U.S. If wind power is as terrible as Brookings describes nationally, think of how much less efficacious it is in Maine where onshore wind is overall poor.
Hopefully the shallow thinking environmental groups will soon stop taking money from the wind industry and quickly acknowledge the reality they have been helping to destroy Maine's magnificence in shilling for this wholly fraudulent electricity…Continue
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Great Read: Renewable energy mandates, GE and other cronies
But even better for GE is the fact that wind turbines last 20 years- at best. Thus, over the 60…Continue
Questions about future of wind power in N.H.
“There have been several attempts in recent legislation to pass moratoria on wind energy in the state, either explicitly or de facto,” he wrote in an email. “Although those have not come to pass, there is continued pressure for the wind industry and wind supporters to defend against new legislation that…Continue
Many developers were forced to rush their projects last year to meet the Production Tax Credit requirements before it was allowed to expire at…
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...activists say New England’s dependence on gas postpones a…Continue
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Apparently there was virtually no lobbying by the Maine environmental groups last year when the legislature paved the way to increase CO2 emissions in Maine by raising the speed limit on our roads.
When extremely compelling citizen testimony is given on stopping the destructive sprawl of wind turbines in Maine, the citizens are basically treated by the environmental groups as "policy road kill" that must be sacrificed in the fulfillment of their ultimate stated goal of…Continue
Massive wind projects will never offer real value
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1 kilowatt of windmill electricity produces 57x the profit of 1 kilowatt of hydrocarbon fuel electricity.
The extraordinary and outsized economics of green energy are consistent with an arcane scheme. It is originated by government mandates forcing all electric customers to pay for nothing except for the transfer of wealth to the "chosen winners" of the high priests of Green Energy Ideology. Getting chosen to own a windmill is an…Continue
At issue are 4,000' foot setbacks. Anyone who has studied this knows that even 4,000' constitutes inadequate protection. The underlying issue is that pound for pound, wind provides 57 times more profit than other electricity sources thanks to tax breaks and other preferential treatment and that getting chosen to own a wind turbine is an economic gift of…Continue
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Maine poll exposes softness in wind energy support
“For years wind developers have peddled the general benefits of wind energy, and they have a lot of financial resources behind them that we’ll never match,” O’Neil said. “People certainly want to believe it’s all good. But impacts to…Continue
First Wind tries again to gain Maine regulators’ approval for wind farm partnership with Emera
By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff
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Posted May 19, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
Those arguments have reversed earlier opposition by the PUC’s public advocate, whose job is to represent ratepayers in regulatory cases.
The Industrial Energy Consumer Group, which opposes the joint venture along with Houlton Water Co.,…
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Perhaps before the University goes after another huge taxpayer funded gift which grossly harms the Maine ratepayer, the University needs to come clean about its colossal failure in its sole land based wind test to date, its industrial turbine in Presque Isle. They publicized it to no end, even made a movie about it and went on a road show accepting undeserved praise. But they have never once publicized the fact that it achieved only 11% of capacity, making it an extraordinary…Continue
Al Howlett, who wrote a pro-wind power letter in today's Portland Press-Herald will perhaps read and consider the following two thoughtful responses.…
US wind turbines are killing wildlife … FWS have documented dozens of endangered species kills … “to date the FWS have brought only one prosecution against the wind industry for violating the Endangered Species Act” … “wind turbines are climate-change scarecrows” … “let’s do the math” ……Continue
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The proposed ballot wording is as follows:
“Each wind turbine shall be set back at least [4,000] feet from the nearest property line of any nonparticipating parcel. Wind Energy Facility owners may negotiate with property owners to waive the setback with a written mitigation waiver agreement.
A public hearing on the June 10…Continue
Meanwhile on Monhegan:
"Avian Survey - As of July 2009, Dr. Podolsky’s results have indicated that the number of birds and diversity of species at the site are low relative to the rest of the island,…Continue