Long Islander's Blog – August 2010 Archive (10)

100 Days of the UMPI Turbine in Year 2 - 8.89% of nameplate capacity achieved

We just hit the 100 day mark of the second year of the UMPI turbine and for these 100 days, only 8.89% of nameplate capacity has been achieved.

That's pretty far from the 100% nameplate figures and related stats that the wind industry constantly touts.

Since this is the only official state-sanctioned in-the-field active data providing experiment with a technology that could destroy much of Maine's core essence, perhaps it is time to investigate all electrical…

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Added by Long Islander on August 22, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pronounced Pinocchio Proboscis Protrusion: Governor Bashes Wind Critics

Governor Baldacci's Radio Address: The Power to Do the Right Thing

August 21, 2010…

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Added by Long Islander on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

De-greening: Saco to put wind turbine out to bid

Gee, why is it that the three turbines in Maine that don't hide their electricity production data, are all having major problems - Saco's, Kittery's and UMPI's?

De-greening: Saco to put wind turbine out to bid



The windmill in Saco,…
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Added by Long Islander on August 18, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Contact Information for State Legislators

Here are two handy documents, each is in pdf and WORD format.

The District Locator is a guide to House…

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Added by Long Islander on August 15, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

The Times Record: Open access to paperless records

Open access to paperless records



Published:
Friday, August 13, 2010 2:11 PM EDT
Maine’s Freedom of Access Act is based on the principle that government best serves the public when it operates in the most open manner possible. Without open meetings and access to public records citizens won’t know what their government is up to — and…
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Added by Long Islander on August 13, 2010 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Monique Aniel, M.D. - State clears the way for wind power profiteers

From the Bangor Daily News

8/11/10 08:19 pm

By Monique Aniel

Special to the…

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Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Kurt Adams' UMS Board Seat

8/12/10

First Wind bigwig Kurt Adams saw no conflict in his UMS Board Seat Hearing before the Education Committee

- Adams was questioned about any potential conflict that might happen if he is confirmed to the board of trustees while continuing as an executive of First Wind. The University of Maine is involved in building a pilot wind power project off the Maine coast.
 
- Adams said he does not see a conflict because First Wind is “a…
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Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Task force had mandate to promote wind power, not study it

Part two of a three-part series

Task force had mandate to promote wind power, not study it…



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Added by Long Islander on August 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

CMP Upgrade for Massachusetts, Not Maine

CMP has told Mainers that the MPRP upgrade is needed because our power lines are 40 years old. But we know the real reason is so that spurting wind, however intermittent, require new lines to prevent thermal overload. Below it states that the benefit of this project is for interstate transport of electricity. What that means is that the ratepayer is being forced to pay for new transmission, without which, the already subsidized wind companies would not have a way to sell their…

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Added by Long Islander on August 4, 2010 at 9:00am — 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

******** 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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