A North Dakota wind project that raised concerns with wildlife officials about impacts to habitat is moving forward this summer after the developer made a $557,000 payment to Ducks Unlimited.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department wrote in comments to state utility regulators that a considerable portion of the Foxtail Wind Project in Dickey County would affect native, unbroken prairie that is vital to declining wildlife populations.…Continue
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June 9, 2018
The report includes recommendations that include restoring an office that fast-tracked wind power projects during the administration of Democratic Gov. John Baldacci. It was dismantled by Republican Gov. Paul LePage.
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During the two-year window, DOE would determine which electricity systems and gas pipelines are critical for ensuring that military installations get the power they need and where power outages could cause the most damage.
The DOE plan said this review "has never previously been undertaken," which appeared to ignore a library of studies, analyses, surveys and "war games" directed at grid vulnerabilities, including gas-fired generators' dependence on natural gas pipeline…Continue
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Former Governor John Baldacci is of course vice chair of Avangrid, although the media in Maine refuse to report on this.
Town Supervisor Susan Wood says she can’t be bought and questions tactics used by wind developer Avangrid in its attempt to build a 27-turbine wind farm in her town.
It feels like Governor Baldacci's wind task force all over again. Fool us once, shame on you. Fool us twice, shame on us.
"We thank the following individuals and organizations—in addition to those who respectfully choose to remain anonymous—for offering their insight and perspectives on this work."…Continue
Yes Habib, flushing billions in taxpayer money down the toilet, killing ratepayers, harming fishermen, harming tourism and driving companies out of Maine due to yet higher electricity costs will indeed help the state's economy. What a shamelessly shilling self serving statement. BRASS. Give us a break. …Continue
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NRCM and the wind developers do not want this line. If the line is not built, many more wind projects would be planned for Maine. Does anyone think that NRCM told Patagonia how many ridges get destroyed and how many birds get killed when industrial wind projects come to Maine?
“Most of the power lines are in place already! Wind power causes way more destruction by blowing holes on tops of our beautiful mountains! Hydro power is steady,…Continue
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It appears that the Calpine “meet n greet” tomorrow is what the DEP calls a “Public Informational Meeting,” or PIM.
For more information on Greenwood wind, including minutes for various meetings, please click on:…Continue
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Electric rates going up again: grid constraints and green energy are culprits
Wind Turbines vs Bats — and the Health Consequences
Democrats’ dark money and the climate industrial complex
Following passage of good wind law, wind developer loses interest in NY town
40 New Scientific Papers Say Global Warming Does Not Exist
Study: Wind turbines increase the dependence on fossil fuel…Continue
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