Long Islander's Blog – September 2012 Archive (20)

New Report: The Economic Impact of Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

The Economic Impact of Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard

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Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

What Every Maine Ratepayer Needs to Know

8/4/13

There's a problem with wind power in Maine

Inadequate transmission lines mean some power has to be kept off the grid. And ratepayers will likely bear the cost of future upgrades.

By Tux Turkel tturkel@mainetoday.com

Staff Writer

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Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2012 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments

THE ANGUS KING FEDERAL BAILOUT (Nothing Succeeds Like Success Fees)

THE ANGUS KING FEDERAL BAILOUT

 17 Sep 2012 …
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Added by Long Islander on September 18, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

The “our industry creates jobs” argument is the last refuge of a subsidy seeker

SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 4:00 A.M.

The Cost of Wind-Energy Jobs

The “our industry creates jobs” argument is the last refuge of a subsidy seeker.…

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Added by Long Islander on September 17, 2012 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Rise of Wind Ordinances Signals that the State Wind Law is Broken

Canton wind moratorium proposal stirs comments

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Added by Long Islander on September 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

LePage’s energy czar questions offshore wind plan

LePage’s energy czar questions offshore wind plan

Posted Sept. 14, 2012, at 5:34 p.m.
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Added by Long Islander on September 14, 2012 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Some Contact Information for Media Watchdog Organizations

 

 

1. Columbia Journalism Review's "Darts and Laurels"…

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Added by Long Islander on September 14, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Press Herald: Wind Power Scam Angus King Television :30 Spot Breaks on Airwaves - Supported by $600,000 Media Buy

September 13, 2012

A new television spot by a national Republican group blasts independent U.S. Senate candidate Angus King and Democrat Cynthia Dill for their support of industrial wind. 

The 30-second spot is part of a reported $600,000 advertising buy from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The ad, entitled "Caught," builds off recent attacks by Republicans who say that King shouldn't…

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Added by Long Islander on September 13, 2012 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Breitbart - WORSE THAN SOLYNDRA: Angus King Wind Dealings

WORSE THAN SOLYNDRA: OBAMA ADMIN BUYING MAINE SENATE SEAT WITH CRONY ENERGY LOANS

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Added by Long Islander on September 11, 2012 at 8:30pm — 8 Comments

Obama Admin Buying Maine Senate Seat with Crony Energy Loans

But that’s not where the story ends. It seems that before he left the company, King helped apply for a Department of Energy grant worth some $33 million. Which means one of two things: either the company was thriving, in which case King was helping bilk taxpayers for an additional $33 million; or the company was having financial difficulties, in which case the $33 million grant was designed to help cover the cost of the loans, $23 million of which was coming due with a maturity date of April…

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Added by Long Islander on September 11, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

Gov. LePage: Mainers Paying More for Electricity As Compared to National Average

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 07, 2012  

Contact: Evan Beal (207) 287-5086

 

Mainers Paying More for Electricity As Compared to National Average

LePage Administration looks to lower prices for…

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Added by Long Islander on September 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Stop Advocating the Maiming of Maine's Ridges NRCM!

Trading Maine's Ridges for Virtually Nothing as Illustrated by NRCM's Very Own CO2 Data

 

Katahdin from Rollins Wind Project (photo by Brad Blake) - and the wind companies' test towers have since moved far closer to this greatest…

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Added by Long Islander on September 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Karen Pease in Bangor Daily News: Wind Opposition of an 80% Majority Ignored

The need to be heard

I live in an Unorganized Territory. There is no recognized “town government” in Lexington. We’re too small for that. But we’re still American citizens. We believe that our voices and our wills should not be disregarded simply because we live in rural Maine.

More than 80 percent of our residents signed petitions opposing Iberdrola Renewables’ proposed industrial wind facility planned for the mountain summits rising above our homes. But because…

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Added by Long Islander on September 7, 2012 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Maine media bias in favor of wind development has been obvious for some time

Two Letters to the Editor from the 8/10/12 Bangor Daily News

The Maine media bias in favor of wind development has been obvious for some time. A recent BDN article served as a perfect example. The story of the truck losing its wind tower load in a ditch went the extra mile for the industry by devoting much of its space to promotional data for First Wind and the industry in general.

I don’t recall other stories reporting truck accidents including…

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Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2012 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Maine Guides, lodge owners honor Governor LePage for stance against wind power

Guides, lodge owners honor LePage for stance against wind power

Presentation takes place at annual retreat for financial, economics insiders

A group of economists, financial advisers, hedge fund managers and bankers…

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Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2012 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

First Wind Company Aiming to Send Rhode Island Rates Through the Roof

Following are sources showing First Wind and Deepwater Wind are in essence the same company:
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Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Governor LePage: Wind power a ‘boutique energy source’

LePage: Wind power a ‘boutique energy source’

Posted Aug. 03, 2012, at 9:06 p.m.

GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage was mostly casual and off-the-record as he…

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Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2012 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Press Herald: Wind summit touts growing Maine potential

Wind summit touts growing Maine potential

But critics say improvements in wind technology aren't necessarily a good thing for Maine.

By Tux Turkel tturkel@mainetoday.com

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Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

PPH: Anti-Angus wind ad has a couple of the most spurious claims seen so far in the campaign

Truth Test: Republican ad fails to get facts, period

It attacks two Senate candidates: independent Angus King over a loan he didn't benefit from and Democrat Cynthia Dill over bills that died before affecting taxpayers.

By Michael Shepherd …

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Added by Long Islander on September 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

US Senate Candidate Angus King May be Attacked on Wind Power

Summers' new front against King may be in the wind

Republicans criticize the independent former governor as a wind farm developer who benefited from a controversial federal loan guarantee. Angus King, however, says he's proud of the Record Hill project.

By John Richardson …

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Added by Long Islander on September 1, 2012 at 9:30pm — 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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