Long Islander's Blog – June 2013 Archive (28)

Governor LePage: Politicians work around the clock to kill common-sense legislation

... and don't we know that.

Weekly Message: Protecting the Next Generation (6/29/13)

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

James C. LaBrecque on L.D. 616 in BDN: Delaying the Rights of Maine People

Recently, LD 616, a bill allowing citizens in Unorganized Territories to have a voice in zoning wind towers, which the Baldacci administration stripped from the public through the 2008 Wind Energy Act, was pulled from the omnibus energy bill. Senate Democratic Leader Seth Goodall of Richmond said the reason he was pulling the bill was, “These are…

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

BDN - Developers see fertile land for wind turbines in Jonesport

Developers see fertile land for wind turbines in Jonesport

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Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Northern Pass unveils plan to run underground wires at additional $200 million

June 27. 2013 11:26AM

Northern Pass unveils plan to run underground wires at additional $200 million

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130627/NEWS/130629281

Just really a press release. Not as much underground as the…

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Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Ikoots of Tehuantepec Fighting for ancestral rights

This article is being posted on behalf of Lynne Williams. The place described is over a 3,000 mile drive from Maine. But it feels like Maine or maybe Maine feels like Tehuantepec.

To All, Many of the struggles are hidden, like the one described below.  Lynne

Fighting for ancestral rights

In Mexico, indigenous communities living in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca state - a…

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Added by Long Islander on June 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Danish Government Dumps Onshore Wind

This is worth noting given how the wind industry and their sock puppets at the so called and on-the-take environmental groups in Maine like to cite Denmark as a shining role model of wind power. DONG is 76% owned by the Danish government. ""Every time we were building onshore, the public reacts in a …

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Added by Long Islander on June 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Renewables imploding in Germany and Spain

Europe’s Renewables Hype Implodes As German Solar Goes Belly Up

http://www.energytribune.com/77909/europes-renewables-hype-implodes-as-german-solar-goes-belly-up#sthash.ylJ758Yv.wyLhcjPz.dpbs

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Connecticut Approves Large Scale Hydroelectric as a Renewable

Bravo Connecticut!

And then of course there's Vermont, which signed a 20 year deal for low cost Canadian hydro. Maine has had the opportunity to do the same, but instead chooses to protect the out of state wind industry and make Maine ratepayers pay dearly to support these parasites.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Maine Voices: Benefits of hydropower require investment now in our energy future

Maine Voices: Benefits of hydropower require investment now in our energy future

Let's do more to harness a source that is inexpensive, versatile, very efficient and good for the environment.

By ROSE GRIFFIN…

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

We were warned: Polite Discourse Does Not Work

We can't say we weren't warned. It was all written right here.

For years we have patiently followed the rules. We've done everything we were asked to do. Yet this week the Maine Senate just completely blew off the citizens whose rights were stolen by the wind con men.

Listen again please, for there is no other way to say it -  the Maine Senate just…

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Added by Long Islander on June 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

BDN - The cost of more renewable power to taxpayers and employers is staggering

The cost of requiring more renewable power

Carol Weston

By Carol Weston, Special to the BDN

Posted June 18, 2013, at 4:22 p.m.
EXCERPTS:

It’s important to note that the standards are not equivalent to renewable energy. Renewable sources of energy have existed long…

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Added by Long Islander on June 18, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Wind farms seek federal OK to kill eagles alienating both left and right

It’s not easy to unite the right-wing Heartland Institute and bird-loving environmentalists.

But that’s what some wind energy developers appear to be doing by proposing to the federal government that they be allowed to kill bald eagles and other protected species with their turbines.

Read the full article here:…

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Added by Long Islander on June 18, 2013 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

Oakfield Wind $upporter $hills in Bangor Daily News

Aroostook County is one of the most beautiful and special places in the United States and there are plans to desecrate nearly every hilltop with out of place and out of scale wind turbines that do not work. The Bangor Daily News has chosen to use a photo of the failed UMPI turbine with the opinion piece. Wouldn't it be nice if the Bangor Daily News would report the facts about the UMPI debacle and every other turbine in the state - none of which are living up to…

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Added by Long Islander on June 15, 2013 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

PPH - Audit upcoming for Maine smart meters

A word of advice, when you see a new program come along with a name that contains a word like "Smart" or "Community", put up your guard and hang onto your wallet.



The smart meter debacle is all about wind power.



Wind is an electric grid keeper's worst nightmare because the grid keeper must match electrical supply with electrical demand, and erratic wind holds too many…

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Added by Long Islander on June 14, 2013 at 2:23am — No Comments

America should learn from Europe on wind power (USA Today)

America should learn from Europe on wind power: Column

Iain Murray1:49 p.m. EDT June 13, 2013

Germany and Spain have been hit by the downside of alternative energy.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Alan Michka: Give UT residents a say in wind energy development (BDN)

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Give UT residents a say in wind energy development

By Alan Michka, Special to the BDN

Posted June 12, 2013, at 12:26 p.m.

On June 6, a bipartisan majority of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology gave…

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Added by Long Islander on June 12, 2013 at 11:56pm — No Comments

BDN - Clifton planners won’t allow public comment during wind farm meeting

Clifton planners won’t allow public comment during wind farm meeting…

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Added by Long Islander on June 12, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Central Spain Power's Maine Smart Grid Program Falling on its Face

A word of advice, when you see a new program come along with a name that contains a word like "Smart" or "Community", put up your guard and hang onto your wallet.

 

Wind is potentially an electric  grid keeper's worst nightmare because the grid keeper must match electrical supply with electrical demand, and erratic wind holds too many surpises.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 11, 2013 at 10:00pm — 7 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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