Long Islander's Blog – September 2013 Archive (27)

Connecticut Extends Ban on New Wind Turbines - unless they're not in Connecticut

But totally OK to force their ratepayers to buy wind power from Maine. BRASS.

Connecticut panel rejects large-scale wind power rules…

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Added by Long Islander on September 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Opinion: Connecticut RPS should not promote wind power sites in Maine

Opinion: Connecticut RPS should not promote wind power sites in Maine

By Brad Blake

Monday, September 23, 2013

http://www.ctmirror.org/op-ed/2013/09/23/connecticut-rps-should-not-promote-wind-power-sites-maine

Added by Long Islander on September 24, 2013 at 6:58am — 4 Comments

BDN - Business consultant: LePage intervention in Statoil deal could damage Maine’s image in global energy market

The smallest amount of googling shows this business consultant has long been stumping for wind. For example, from October 6, 2009:

EmploymentDevelopment Trends inGermany’s Wind Industry as a Modelfor Maine…

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Added by Long Islander on September 23, 2013 at 9:45pm — No Comments

PPH - LePage officials tried to scuttle state's done deal on wind, Statoil

LePage officials tried to scuttle state's done deal on wind, Statoil

Documents provide a glimpse into negotiations over the wind project among administration officials, lawmakers, lawyers and other stakeholders.

By ALANNA DURKIN The Associated Press…

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Added by Long Islander on September 23, 2013 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

"Portuguese Harvester of U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Descending on Aroostook County"

Yesterday we learned of the Number Nine Wind Farm,  a 250 megawatt wind project to be built in Aroostook County, Maine. The developer is EDP Renewables North America LLC, which the state described as "an international leader in large-scale wind…

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Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

GIANT Maine wind farm announced - by Connecticut!

Funny, but as best I can tell, not a single person from Maine was interviewed for this article. Maybe the folks who leave their lights burning in their Fairfield County mansions need to hear from the people in Maine whose lives get turned upside down by these projects. Actually, to blame the people of Connecticut is probably not right as it's highly doubtful that the average person…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Wind investments blow Pickens off the Forbes 400 list

  

Wind investments blow Pickens off the Forbes 400 list

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2013 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

BDN - Report recommends improvements at Maine Public Utilities Commission, cautions against bias

Report recommends improvements at Maine Public Utilities Commission, cautions against bias

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Added by Long Islander on September 19, 2013 at 5:05pm — No Comments

PPH - UMaine pressured to release wind proposal - Environmental groups also ask the PUC for details.

September 18 

UMaine pressured to release wind proposal

Environmental groups also ask the Public Utilities Commission for wind power project details.

By Tux Turkel …

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Added by Long Islander on September 18, 2013 at 3:01am — No Comments

Wind turbines near residential areas are devastating to home values

Wind turbines near residential areas are devastating to home values

Added by Long Islander on September 17, 2013 at 10:35am — 1 Comment

Mary Kay Barton - New York Wind Wars: Hiding the Facts

 

New York Wind Wars: Hiding the Facts (PTC allows Invenergy to desecrate)

 

EXCERPT:

According to NYISO’s Goldbook, New York State’s installed wind factories averaged a pathetic 23.5% Capacity Factor in 2012. New York State wind factories are …

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Added by Long Islander on September 13, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

How Renewable Portfolio Standards Can Subvert Your Economy (Huffington Post)

How Renewable Portfolio Standards Can Subvert Your Economy

Posted: 09/10/2013 12:05 pm
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Added by Long Islander on September 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Yahoo Home Page: Alarming Discovery About Wind Farms

The word is getting out.

Perhaps wind industry employees who pick up the daily bird kill will have to find other work someday.

See:…

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Added by Long Islander on September 12, 2013 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press
Updated 2:33 pm, Wednesday, September 11,…
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Added by Long Islander on September 11, 2013 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Response to Office of Energy Independence and Security

An earlier post being reposted for the benefit of new members.

The following is a written response to the issues raised in the review of wind power permitting by the Office of Energy Independence and Security as requested by the legislature in resolve LD 1366.   As co-chairs of the Citizen’s Task Force on Wind Power, a statewide coalition of more than 400 citizens…

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Added by Long Islander on September 11, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Iberdola Calling for Cuts in Wind Subsidies?

Eon, RWE and Iberdrola have joined with six of Europe's other leading utilities to warn that the EU's energy policies are putting security of supply at risk, the FT reported this morning. 



GDF Suez chief executive Gérard Mestrallet and Paolo Scaroni, head of Italian oil group Eni, were expected to present proposals from the group of companies for the reform of the system to the European Parliament today (Tuesday). 

The pair were…

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Added by Long Islander on September 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Federal Contracts for First Wind and Iberdrola

Army awards third technology, wind, under $7 billion renewable energy MATOC

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, …

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Added by Long Islander on September 10, 2013 at 1:44pm — 4 Comments

Maine DEP Revised Submission Requirements for Wind Projects

Email sent to select list of recipients dated 9/10/13 below.

Need to isolate what the exact revisions are.

DEP_Site_Location_Development%29application_text.pdf

Good morning-…

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Added by Long Islander on September 10, 2013 at 12:50pm — 4 Comments

New England anti-wind farm groups oppose development

September 08. 2013 9:38PM

New England anti-wind farm groups oppose development

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Added by Long Islander on September 10, 2013 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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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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