Long Islander's Blog – September 2011 Archive (29)

Newry ordinance proposal would effectively ban wind projects

 

Newry ordinance proposal would effectively ban wind projects

The Newry Planning Board is proposing ordinance amendments that would effectively ban the construction of commercial wind power projects in the town.

A public hearing on the…

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Added by Long Islander on September 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

A NH Solyndra? Wind farm gets fed loan

A NH Solyndra? Wind farm gets fed loan

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Added by Long Islander on September 28, 2011 at 10:53pm — No Comments

New Boom Reshapes Oil World, Rocks North Dakota

New Boom Reshapes Oil World, Rocks North Dakota

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Added by Long Islander on September 27, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

First Wind Eyes Katahdin Country

 

http://www.maineenvironews.com/Home/tabid/97/mid/628/newsid628/15955/Default.aspx

Ex-PUC head enriched by utility…

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Added by Long Islander on September 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

UMPI Wind Turbine Notice Posted on UMPI Site

Powerpoint recap on the UMPI turbine is here:

UMPI%20Turbine%20Backgrounder_8-3-11.pdf

 

Sounds like the taxpayer and the tuition payer have gotten the shaft - to the tune of $2 million and counting.

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Added by Long Islander on September 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Energy expert Yergin: Shale gas here to stay

Energy expert Yergin: Shale gas here to stay

Monday, September 26, 2011 10:42 PM
(Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer)tracking By Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sept. 26--Daniel Yergin, one of the…

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Added by Long Islander on September 26, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Consumers wary of buying electric cars

 

Consumers wary of buying electric cars

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is bullish about the future of Nissan’s battery-powered Leaf, but others in the industry are skeptical about the prospects for electric vehicles.

Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg…
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Added by Long Islander on September 25, 2011 at 6:58pm — No Comments

In the shadow of Katahdin: First Wind applying to erect wind speed test poles in Aroostook County

First Wind applying to erect wind speed test poles in Aroostook County



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Added by Long Islander on September 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Rumford selectmen: 4,000' setback between wind turbine and property line

Considering Governor Baldacci thought 1.5 times the height of the turbine was more than enough setback between a 400' tall turbine and a property line, this is a hughe improvement in protecting human health.

Rumford selectmen continue work on wind ordinance

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Added by Long Islander on September 23, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

NRCM's CO2 - From A Different Point of View (PDF)

The attached document attempts to put NRCM's published CO2 information into proper perspective. We think it does just that and it's high time to change course. C'mon everybody, let's work together to fix Maine's problems.

 

NRCM_CO2_From_a_Different_Point_of_View.pdf 

 

Added by Long Islander on September 23, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

TONIGHT: Come one come all Friday in Portland at 6PM

Please click on the following link for a printable version

 

 DrozPressRelRev3.pdf

 

Energy Policy, Science and You 

Presented by physicist John Droz, Jr.

Orono - September…

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Added by Long Islander on September 22, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Eco-Fads: Feel-Good Policies Replace Science

August 18, 2011

Eco-Fads: Feel-Good Policies Replace Science

By Todd Myers

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the new book Eco-Fads by Todd Myers.

The photo takes more than a full page of the magazine and it is stark. It shows acre upon…

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Added by Long Islander on September 22, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Tremont voters approve wind and harbor amendments

Voters approve wind and harbor amendments

By Laurie Schreiber | Sep 22, 2011
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Added by Long Islander on September 22, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Cherished Views of Katahdin Sold for Three Cents a Day

An area destroyed for $26 a year. I guess that means about seven cents a day per owner, which if there were two people in every household might be 3.5 cents per day.  Maine has been had. Thank you Governor Baldacci. Thank you NRCM.

 

Iconic shot of wind turbines on northern end of Rollins Mt. with Mt. Katahdin in the background. May…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2011 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Jimmy Carter: Natural Gas Key to U.S. Energy Security

Sept. 19, 2011, 1:54 p.m. EDT

Natural Gas Key to U.S. Energy Security, Jimmy Carter Tells Platts Energy Week

Former President & Father of U.S. Dept. of Energy on Energy Policy -- Then and Now…

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Added by Long Islander on September 19, 2011 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Friends of Maine's Mountains applauds New Rule on Noise Emissions

Friends of Maine's Mountains
Special Press Release…

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Added by Long Islander on September 15, 2011 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Market Risks Are Seen in Energy Innovations

Market Risks Are Seen in Energy Innovations







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Added by Long Islander on September 15, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting - Investigative Reporting on Wind in Maine

With so many new citizens becoming engaged in protecting Maine from the onslaught of industrial wind proliferation, I'm taking the liberty of posting the links to the investigative reporting on wind that was done last year by the Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting.

 

Please bookmark this page for future reference. There's some pretty powerful information here.

 

*** A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE'S WIND ACT (August…

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Added by Long Islander on September 15, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Deer Isle Planning Board will discuss wind ordinance on September 15

 

 

Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, September 8, 2011 

Deer Isle Planning Board approves permits, hears comment on wind turbines

by Jonathan Thomas

The Deer Isle Planning Board approved…

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Added by Long Islander on September 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING WORKSHOP: Promise of green jobs falls short for many

 

 

Promise of green jobs falls short for many

 

BY RUSS CHOMA…

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Added by Long Islander on September 9, 2011 at 9:30am — 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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