Long Islander's Blog – October 2010 Archive (10)

MPBN Asks The Candidates: "Do you approve of the state's current wind power policy? "

MPBN: Do you approve of the state's current wind power policy? And, would you like to see the approval process either speeded up or perhaps slowed down to take account of complaints?

MITCHELL: Again, wind power is also balancing. You're trying to create clean energy.…

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Added by Long Islander on October 29, 2010 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Success of First Wind’s $300 million IPO is up in the air

Success of First Wind’s $300 million IPO is up in the air

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Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Wind farms awarded stimulus grants before program started

About $706 million in federal stimulus money went to wind farms that were completed before President Obama was inaugurated, according to a new story by The Investigative Reporting Workshop. A total of $1.3 billion went to 19 farms finished before the first dime of stimulus grant money for renewable energy was ever handed out. Above: the 19 projects in question, click on the dots to reveal…

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Added by Long Islander on October 25, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Article discusses Maine Wind Power

Wind energy gets mixed reviews


By JASON CLAFFEY

jclaffey@fosters.com

Sunday, October 24, 2010…
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Added by Long Islander on October 24, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

First Wind IPO could face turbulent debut

IPO VIEW-First Wind IPO could face turbulent debut

Fri, Oct 22 2010

By Clare Baldwin and Scott Malone

NEW YORK/BOSTON, Oct…

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Added by Long Islander on October 23, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Forest Ecology Network: Three Upcoming Wind Meetings - Ellsworth, Blue Hill and Eddington

An invitation from Jonathan Carter of the Forest Ecology Network
Hello Wind Friends,
As you know the Forest Ecology Network is embarked on an outreach effort to educate citizens about the impacts of mountaintop industrial wind. The most recent presentation in Camden,…
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Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Vinalhaven: It is time for George Baker to accept responsibility (Bangor Daily News letter)

10/8/10



Follow law, not wind



George Baker’s recent comments to the press strike the wrong chord for those of us who have spent the last year living with the turbine noise in Vinalhaven. Baker, of Fox Islands Wind and the Island Institute, claims he is committed to running the turbines in compliance. However, on Sept. 14, he is quoted in the BDN: “He told the Associated Press on Tuesday that slowing down the turbines’ blades to lower the noise level by a couple of…

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Added by Long Islander on October 7, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Borealis Press: "Those Of You Against Windmills Are Dumb Beyond Thought"

Maine geeting card company Borealis Press says on its website:

"Objecting to windmills when the alternative is fossil or nuclear fuel is dumb beyond thought."

http://www.borealispress.net/About-Borealis/The-Environment

Apparently 100% of the electricity that Surry, ME based Borealis Press uses derives from wind energy. I guess like the Stetson mountain…

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Added by Long Islander on October 3, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 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

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(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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