Long Islander's Blog – August 2011 Archive (19)

Peru board to write wind power ordinance

Peru board to write wind power ordinance

Published on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:12 am 1…
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Added by Long Islander on August 31, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Most green-job schemes have been miserable failures







MARGARET…

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Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Wind Power Is Dying - “Obsession with wind turbines is one of the greatest blunders of our time.”

 

Wind Power Is Dying

Posted by Tait Trussell Bio ↓ on Aug 28th, 2011…

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Added by Long Islander on August 30, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

When the temperature rises, the wind slows down

 

ROBERT BRYCE

Texas Wind Energy…
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Added by Long Islander on August 29, 2011 at 7:07pm — 1 Comment

Demonstrators protest against Record Hill wind project

Demonstrators protest against Record Hill wind project

Posted Aug. 25, 2011, at 7:48 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on August 26, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Peru board to discuss wind tower survey Aug. 30

Peru board to discuss wind tower survey Aug. 30

Published on Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Thursday, Aug 25, 2011 at 12:12 am

PERU — The Planning Board will review results of the wind tower survey and discuss how to…

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Added by Long Islander on August 25, 2011 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

JONAH GOLDBERG: America’s Green Quagmire

JONAH GOLDBERG

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Added by Long Islander on August 24, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Final tally after public comment on First Wind’s proposed development for the Downeast Lakes

Numbers should dictate

Statistics don’t lie. Here’s the final tally after public comment on First Wind’s proposed development for the Downeast Lakes region of Maine: 34 supporting (9.1 percent), 337 against (90.1 percent) and 3 neutral (0.8 percent).

The …

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Added by Long Islander on August 23, 2011 at 9:24pm — No Comments

NY Times: Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises

THE BAY CITIZEN

Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises

By AARON GLANTZ


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Added by Long Islander on August 19, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Robert Bryce: The Wind-Energy Myth

The Wind-Energy Myth 

The claims for this “green” source of energy wither in the Texas heat.



Hot? Don’t count on wind energy to cool you down. That’s the lesson emerging from the…

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Added by Long Islander on August 12, 2011 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Smart meter opposition grows (New Maine Times)

 

Smart meter opposition grows

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 in Investigation

Smart meter opposition grows

AUGUSTA — Further opposition to smart meters grew early this week when 19 CMP ratepayers filed a formal complaint against Central Maine Power (CMP) and the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). While the 23-page complaint touches on many negative aspects of the meters, it focuses most on…

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Added by Long Islander on August 11, 2011 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Sadie Fournier: Frankfort selectmen sold out

Protect our townspeople

The Frankfort selectmen’s actions should be another red flag for our town and other towns in Maine in regard to companies such as Eolian. Their goal is to sell us their product and ensure their profit. Eolian is highly motivated to conduct their research. It is a race for time against any potential future restrictions voted in by the town.

Our selectmen sold out. Eolian CEO Jack Kenworthy reports the actions and wishes of the people are unlawful and…

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Added by Long Islander on August 7, 2011 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2010

Direct Federal Financial Interventions and Subsidies in Energy in Fiscal Year 2010

Release date: August 1, 2011

Executive Summary

Background

This report responds to a November 2010 request to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) from U.S. Representatives Roscoe G. Bartlett, Marsha Blackburn, and Jason Chaffetz for an update to a 2008 report prepared by EIA that provided a snapshot of direct federal financial interventions…

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Added by Long Islander on August 5, 2011 at 2:45am — No Comments

SMART METER OPPOSITION GROWS

SMART METER OPPOSITION GROWS…
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First Wind Blows Off Land For Maine's Future Acquisition

 

"Let's improve the forever wild characteristics with strobe lights"

 

Back in 2003, the state, using Land For Maine's…
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Added by Long Islander on August 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Great Green Wind Scam (Journal-Tribune York County)

The great green wind scam



Published:
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 12:06 PM EDT
Op-Ed By JONATHAN CARTER

Director, Forest Ecology Network



Mountaintop industrial wind development in Maine is both an ecological disaster and economic boondoggle. The mountaintop wind developers, or as I like to call them, “the mountain slayers and profiteers,” are foisting upon the state…
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Added by Long Islander on August 3, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

UMS Board of Trustees Approved UMPI Turbine in "Lovefest"

"The University prepared carefully for a discussion of the wind project at the September meeting of the Trustees.  It asked permission for a $2 million total cost project that would install a mid-size wind turbine on campus property.  The president and CFO were armed with data and prepared for the wide variety of questions that the project could legitimately have raised, including the possibility of instinctive dislike of wind power or too bold a campus entrepreneurial activity.  Instead of…

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Added by Long Islander on August 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Robert Bryce References Rollins

 

If Gov. Jerry Brown Wants to "Crush" Opponents of Wind Energy, He'd Better Pack a Lunch

Posted: 8/1/11 05:14 PM ET…
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Added by Long Islander on August 1, 2011 at 7:53pm — 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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