Long Islander's Blog – June 2016 Archive (6)

Town Hall to be held in Moosehead area on Wed July 13

Town Halls to be Held in Boothbay Harbor and Greenville

June 30, 2016

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has announced he will hold his next town halls in Boothbay Harbor and Greenville. On Wednesday, July 6, Governor LePage will deliver remarks in Boothbay Harbor about moving Maine forward and answer questions from residents. The Governor will be in…

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Added by Long Islander on June 30, 2016 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Yet Another Foreigner Feasting on Fools: Brookfield Emerges as ‘White Knight’ for SunEdison’s TerraForm

The company was founded in 1899 as a builder and operator of electricity and transport infrastructure in Brazil; the company's earlier name of "Brascan" reflected this history ("Brasil" + "Canada").[10] The company provided electricity and tram services in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian side after the split is still known as "Light", short for Brazilian Traction, Light and Power Co. Ltd.[11] Over the next century, the company expanded and it is now an owner and operator of…

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Lisa Linowes: A populist revolt against wind? It’s happening!

“With each oversized, out-of-scale, in-your-face wind project presented, scores of people join the not-so-quiet ‘war on wind’ raging nationwide.....We could go on describing the intense fights now happening in New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Massachusetts ... you get the picture. But don’t expect big media to notice. After all, these fights don't fit the national narrative honed by the wind industry that up-plays the image…

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Added by Long Islander on June 28, 2016 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Wind Power Zealot Diane Russell Loses Her Bid For Senate Seat Held By Termed Out Justin Alfond

Rep. Ben Chipman defeats Rep. Diane Russell and Dr. Charles Radis in a primary for the District 27 state Senate seat.

Through May 30, Russell had raised more than $89,700, compared to the nearly $13,000 raised by Chipman and the $12,700 raised by Radis. Russell spent heavily in the closing days, shelling out about $17,000 in the final week for direct mailers, palm cards and “persuasion calls and texts,” compared to the nearly $2,800 spent by…

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Added by Long Islander on June 17, 2016 at 8:29am — 16 Comments

French defense contractor joins Maine offshore wind power project

Last week, the consortium, known as Maine Aqua Ventus, announced a new partner, a French defense company known as DCNS Group. It will join the university’s partners, Cianbro Corp. and Emera Inc., the Nova Scotia-based parent company of the utilities serving northern and eastern Maine.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 12, 2016 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

The Great British Wind Farm Scandal: These Are The Heads That Should Roll

Now, even the wind industry’s leading spokesmen have come half way to admitting how utterly crap and pointless wind energy is. In England, we learned this week from the head of the wind energy lobby group Renewable UK, the wind levels are so puny and unreliable that turbines cannot generate economically viable quantities of energy......…

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Added by Long Islander on June 12, 2016 at 11:39pm — 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

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(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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