Long Islander's Blog – July 2017 Archive (24)

Quebec proposes to meet Massachusetts’s renewable energy needs with wind

Massachusetts' energy NEEDS? I don't think so. Rather the "need" is simply a government mandate engineered by politicians and regulators while the average ratepayer in the state, lied to by the Massachusetts media is oblivious. Anybody think any of those politicians are ON THE TAKE?

Given Quebec’s excellent wind resource and the willingness of dozens of its communities to host wind farms, incorporating wind energy into…

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Added by Long Islander on July 29, 2017 at 10:26am — 5 Comments

BDN - Susan Collins and Angus King have shown commitment to Maine's outdoor recreation economy

Both Senators want to decorate our mountains and coast with wind installations and transmission - but somehow the article missed this part. How can you be committed to outdoor recreation and support these hideous contraptions? Answer: You can't.

From Maine’s lengthy coastline to its vast forest — and everywhere in between — the outdoor recreational economy is a major driver that injects $8.2 billion in spending to the state…

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Added by Long Islander on July 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

SunEdison Sets Bankruptcy Exit With Nothing for Shareholders

Just more painful proof that wind companies can't be trusted and there is no such thing as too much financial oversight when these con-artists attempt to operate in Maine. Where is the reaction from the Maine legislature to SunEdison's collapse, given Maine was ground zero for First Wind/SunEdison's wind installations?

SunEdison Inc. won final approval for a bankruptcy plan that will leave what was once the world’s…

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Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2017 at 9:15pm — 4 Comments

John Droz: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 24, 2017

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Property and wind turbines: A missing point in the discussion

Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’

Navy: Interference From Wind Farms Dangerous to Military Aircraft

Study: A New Methodology for Investigating Turbine Infrasound Complaints

Wind turbines damage human health says Portuguese scientist

Wind and Solar Energy Are Dead…

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Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

WINDLASH: Entire states now restricting or rejecting wind projects

July 18, 2017 by Robert Bryce

The backlash is so fierce that Big Wind has begun suing small towns to force them to accept wind projects. ......The rural resistance to the land-devouring, subsidy-fueled sprawl of Big Wind doesn’t fit the narrative – endlessly repeated by the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Greenpeace and their myriad allies in the liberal media — that wind energy is “green.” Nevertheless, the numbers tell the tale. Since 2015, about 170 government…

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Added by Long Islander on July 24, 2017 at 11:42am — 5 Comments

Tourism and Property Values: Maryland Bans Wind Turbines Within 24 Miles of Shore

Maine needs to wake up and do the same for both lake and ocean shores and all of the interior views which are the foundation for our tremendously vital tourism industry. If the so called representatives, so called environmental groups and media were not on the take, wind power in Maine would not have a chance.

The amendment restricts the use of federal funds to conduct a site assessment or construction and operation plans for wind turbines…

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Added by Long Islander on July 22, 2017 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

The Kremlin has secretly financed environmentalist groups across the globe

Russia’s Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence



July 21, 2017 4:00 AM @AUSTINYACK

Aware that fracking could devastate the Russian economy, the Kremlin has secretly financed environmentalist groups across the globe.

In 2014, after multiple European countries banned fracking following protests, NATO secretary general Fogh Anders Rasmussen warned that “Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation…

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Added by Long Islander on July 21, 2017 at 11:09am — No Comments

Windfarm among assets seized from Calabrian mafia suspects

The wind farm the Arena bastion of Isola di Capo Rizzuto in the province of Crotone and two other companies were impounded from Pasquale Arena on the orders of anti-mafia prosecutors in the Calabrian city of Catanzaro, finance police said.

The assets were initially seized in March from Arena and permanently confiscated on Monday after further investigations indicated they were mafia controlled, according to police.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Lisa Linowes: Falmouth Says Enough—But at a High Price!

Few may be aware of the aggressive role the State played in pushing the project on unsuspecting citizens, and the enormous cost of taking it down.

https://www.masterresource.org/uncategorized/wind-news-update-falmouth-says-enough-high-price/

Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Tourists shun areas hit by wind turbine ‘blight’

A survey carried out on behalf of the John Muir Trust (JMT) found that 55% of respondents were “less likely” to venture into areas of the countryside industrialised by giant turbines, electricity pylons and super-quarries. ...The poll has rekindled calls for Scottish ministers to increase protection for wild and scenic areas that, it is argued, will protect rural tourism businesses.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 18, 2017 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

Tucker Carlson - The Modern Environmental Group Has Nothing to do with Environmentalism

Certain members of the environmental movement are being complicit and in some cases the rank and file are just being duped.

Watch this important four minute video at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcgJVcIQ0BE

Added by Long Islander on July 15, 2017 at 11:59pm — No Comments

U.S. Senate: How a Club of Billionaires Control the Environmental Movement

The Billionaire’s Club gains access to a close knit network of likeminded funders, environmental activists, and government bureaucrats who specialize in manufacturing phony “grassroots” movements and in promoting bogus propaganda disguised as science and news to spread an anti-fossil energy…

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Added by Long Islander on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Allegations US Environmentalists May Have Secretly Taken Russian Cash

“The Sierra Club, the Natural Resource Defense Council, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Center for American Progress were among the recipients of Sea Change’s $100 million in grants in 2010 and 2011,” The Free Beacon reported, adding that as “many as 20 companies and investment funds with ties to the Russian government are Wakefield Quin clients.”…

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Added by Long Islander on July 13, 2017 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

PPH - CLF to oppose next PUC nominee if opposed to "clean energy future"

Emily Green, staff attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation in Maine, said her group is concerned that the governor will nominate someone who will take a hard line against proposals that advance renewable energy.

“We would oppose the nomination of someone who’s unlikely to work toward a clean energy future,” she said.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 11, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Wind turbine shot multiple times with high-powered rifle in southern Alberta

Someone caused $25,000 in damage to a wind turbine on the Piikani First Nation in southern Alberta by shooting it multiple times with a high-powered rifle, according to police.

Piikani RCMP asked the public for help Monday in identifying the culprit.

They said a technician discovered bullet holes while doing service on the Weather Dancer wind turbine on June 12.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 8, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

BDN: Darkness as a tourist draw? Believe it

St. Clair, whose family donated more than 87,000 acres of northern Maine land that was designated a national monument a year ago, said he and others reached out to the International Dark-Sky Association, which works toward protecting places where traditional dark skies still exist. The group also certifies (after a two-year process) sites that qualify as officially dark.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 8, 2017 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

GE hit with EU complaint over wind power deal

General Electric Co. was one of several major corporations accused by European regulators Thursday of anti-trust activity, following the European Union’s major action against Facebook for giving misleading information during a deal review.

Boston-based GE was accused of misleading officials examining its 1.5 billion euro takeover of LM Wind Power, the European Commission said Thursday.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 6, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Wind turbines damage human health says Portuguese scientist

The Portuguese scientist is an expert on infrasound, the energy created by sound which humans cannot hear, and low frequency noise, the sound generated by wind turbines.

Dr Alves-Pereira presented research findings which indicated significant risks from turbines and other mechanisms..................

....................The seminar in the Bridge House Hotel, which attracted an attendance of about 150 people from all over the country, was also told the health of horses, sheep,…

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Added by Long Islander on July 6, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Maine Not the Only State Being Lied to About Floating Offshore Wind

As long as "free money" is there for the taking, we will keep seeing articles like this one. The problem is that free money is confiscated from taxpayers and ratepayers. As soon as free money disappears, we will no longer see these articles.

Floating Wind Plan Could Finally Crack California’s Offshore Market

...............To date, only a handful of small floating wind projects have…

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Added by Long Islander on July 4, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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