Long Islander's Blog – August 2013 Archive (14)

“We’re going to get rich off of these hicks”

'Chasing after the wind' a net loser

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:30 pm

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Added by Long Islander on August 29, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

BDN: FIRST WIND's inability to refinance debt raises questions about health of renewable energy market

Gee, this company which started in Italy and which is now plundering Maine and…

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Added by Long Islander on August 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

CT’s energy plans will impact Maine

Letter: CT’s energy plans will impact Maine

Are you aware that these are not yet built or functional, that the wind companies -- some foreign…

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Added by Long Islander on August 26, 2013 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Bad News for Boston Plantation Owners...Good News for the Maine Woods

 Boston's First Wind and Emera pull Northeast Wind

 
First Wind and Emera have withdrawn a proposed $385 million debt package for the Northeast Wind portfolio. The sponsors struggled to attract commitments at ...…
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Added by Long Islander on August 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

BDN - Scientist from Isleboro Calls Wind a Bill of Goods

Over the years, Jonathan Carter and I have had some widely differing opinions, but, this time, he has nailed it. First Wind and all the other alternative energy promoters have sold the people of Maine a bill of goods with a huge price tag.

Unless the plug is pulled — literally — we are facing exorbitant costs on energy, an ugly landscape, neighbors who lose health and happiness just because they live close to the turbines, and a severe loss of wildlife —…

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Added by Long Islander on August 22, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

BDN: Island Falls fundraiser focuses on fighting Oakfield wind project

Island Falls fundraiser focuses on fighting Oakfield wind project

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Added by Long Islander on August 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Katahdin under attack: First Wind proposes 5 wind farms to make power for Connecticut

First Wind proposes 5 wind farms to make power for Connecticut

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Added by Long Islander on August 17, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

BDN: First Wind willing to trash Maine

8/15/13

First Wind willing to trash Maine

Posted Aug. 15, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.

Last modified Aug. 15, 2013, at 6:17 p.m.
Read the piece in the BDN here:…
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Added by Long Islander on August 17, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

Directions to Saturday Night's Big Maine Wind Gathering to Save Island Falls

95 North to exit 276
Turn right into town...(or turn left if on I-95 Southbound) important 25 mph thru town
Stay on rt 2N
Continue 2 miles to Pond Rd
You will turn right shortly after May Mtn Gen'l Store (which is closed)…
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Added by Long Islander on August 14, 2013 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Big Maine Wind Gathering One Week From Today in Island Falls

Be there or be square :)

And if it's been awhile since you have seen Katahdin, then there's even more reason to make this part of your plans.

This is very important - Island Falls needs our…

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Added by Long Islander on August 10, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

See attached list of wind projects (Many in Maine) - Ct. Mandate Aims to Ruin Maine

Please see the attached document (PDF and Word copies) listing listing responding wind projects.

Connecticut%20DEEP%20Renewable%20Procurement.doc…

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Added by Long Islander on August 8, 2013 at 11:17pm — 2 Comments

BDN - Bowers Jack Gagnon Letter

And also please read:

Maine environmental commissioner denies First Wind’s proposal for Bowers Mountain

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/06/business/maine-environmental-commissioner-denies-first-winds-proposal-for-bowers-mountain/

The answer is no

In April 2012,…

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Added by Long Islander on August 8, 2013 at 12:19pm — 5 Comments

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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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