Long Islander's Blog – July 2011 Archive (9)

T. Boone’s Windy Misadventure And the Global Backlash Against Wind Energy

T. Boone’s Windy Misadventure And the Global Backlash Against Wind Energy

 

Posted on Jul. 28, 2011



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Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Reaction to Mainebiz's interview with former Gov. Angus King

Reaction to Mainebiz's interview with former Gov. Angus King on his Highland Wind project

07/21/11


Mainebiz's July 11 interview with former Gov. Angus King about his Highland Wind project prompted the following letters to the editor.

Read the Q&A, "Waiting for winds of change."

To the editor:

I have…

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Added by Long Islander on July 26, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Dennis J. Mahar: Stop and analyze wind power projects before building more

Stop and analyze wind power projects before building more

Posted July 19, 2011, at 6:54 p.m.…


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Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

University of Maine Wind Turbine - Year to Date Summary of Data Reporting

 

The temperature is headed for close to 90 degrees today. Of course at a times like this when the air conditioners go on, the wind doesn't tend to blow very much. But heck, why get bogged down in such details?

 

Speaking of details, we're into the second half of 2011 so perhaps it's…
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Added by Long Islander on July 17, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Vast wind energy proposal could kill endangered birds

Vast wind energy proposal could kill endangered birds…

A whooping crane stands in an enclosure at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, in this photo taken October 10, 2010 and released to Reuters on February 8, 2011. REUTERS/LDWF (Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries)/Carrie Salyers/Handout






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Added by Long Islander on July 15, 2011 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Insiders: Debt-Ceiling Deal Imperils All Energy Subsidies

Insiders: Debt-Ceiling Deal Imperils All Energy Subsidies

KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GETTY IMAGES…
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Added by Long Islander on July 14, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Watch "Windfall" in Waterville next Week - Maine International Film Festival

 

 

Two screenings of the critically acclaimed "Windfall" are currently planned for the Maine International Film Festival in Waterville. The first is next Friday at 6:30PM.

 

Please make it a point to see this long awaited film, tell all your friends and perhaps ask your legislators…

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Added by Long Islander on July 9, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Maine Guide F. Lee Corrigan Stands up for the Maine Woods as Slick Portland Lawyer Stumbles

 

 



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Impact on wildlife focus of LURC’s hearing on Bowers Mountain wind project

By , BDN Staff

Posted July 06, 2011, at…
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Added by Long Islander on July 6, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Governor LePage Vows to Lower State's Energy Costs

 

Maine Governor Vows to Lower State's Energy Costs

07/01/2011   Reported By: A.J.…
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Added by Long Islander on July 1, 2011 at 5:36pm — No 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

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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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