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

Key Findings of Energy Subsidy Poll

Key Findings of Energy Subsidy Poll

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Quiet Places & Quietude

Quiet Places & Quietude 





Quiet places, where the sounds of nature can be heard uninterrupted by the sounds of human beings, are some of our most endangered habitats. 



Recordists of nature sounds and others who return time after time to listen to and document previously pristine locations world-wide, find that these are fast disappearing under the…
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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2011 at 12:54am — No Comments

Massive Bird Kill and Suggestion That Recent Similar Major Kill at Stetson Has Been Hushed Up

The person who directed me to this article wrote in her email that "there was a similar major bird kill by the turbines at Stetson recently..but this has apparently been hushed up".

 

I can't verify this so please regard accordingly while remembering "where there's smoke, there's fire".

thursday, october 27, 2011…

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Added by Long Islander on October 30, 2011 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Cape Wind Halted!

Court puts Cape Wind on hold

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Added by Long Islander on October 30, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Wind power moratorium gets hearing in Peru

Wind power moratorium gets hearing in Peru

 

Published on Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:12 am 3… Continue

Added by Long Islander on October 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Cushing Residents to Weigh in on Wind Generators

Cushing Residents to Weigh in on Wind Generators
10/27/2011 1:42:00 PM …
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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

International Appalachian Trail Gets $ponsor$hip $upport from First Wind

10/25/11 - First Wind sponsors International Appalachian Trail as it plans to despoil the views from the trail

 

This may have been in place for awhile, but we just stumbled upon it today - a First Wind Sponsorship of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT).

Your taxpayer dollars hard at work garnering good will for Appalachian mountaintop carver First Wind.  Note the photo at the top featuring Katahdin, where the AT ends and the IAT…

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Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Natural gas isn’t PC, but it’s the future (JOHN E. SUNUNU)

Natural gas isn’t PC, but it’s the future

EDITORIAL | JOHN E. SUNUNU

October 24, 2011|By John E. Sununu…
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Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Maine’s Energy Future: Common Sense vs. Proven Failure

Maine’s Energy Future: Common Sense vs. Proven Failure

Governor LePage continues to discuss his plans to increase the availability of natural gas in most parts of Maine. While the plan has received broad support for the most part, there are…

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Added by Long Islander on October 24, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

A Watershed Victory

 

LURC members favor rejection of wind farm

Posted Oct. 20, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.

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Added by Long Islander on October 21, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

State Regulators take step towards rejecting Bowers Wind Project

State Regulators take step towards rejecting Bowers Wind Project

4:25 PM, Oct 20, 2011  |    comments…
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Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Few Falsehoods and Absurd Statements from First Wind

From the website of the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes

 

A Few Falsehoods and Absurd Statements from First Wind

The following quotes are taken from the Bowers Wind application Exhibit 17, Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) and First Wind's Sworn Testimony. Those of us who are familiar with this unique region should be outraged at their arrogance. Do they think the LURC Commissioners and the people of…

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Added by Long Islander on October 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Gordon L. Weil: Wind not seen as the wave of our energy future

Wind not seen as the wave of our energy future; traditional fuels and conservation are
By GORDON L. WEIL    

October 18, 2011 © Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting
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Added by Long Islander on October 19, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Oakfield-Chester First Wind: 59 Miles of Impact - Public Comments Accepted Until October 19

 

 

For Immediate Release:

Sept. 20, 2011

Release No. ME 2011-086

Contact:Tim Dugan, 978-318-8264

timothy.j.dugan@usace.army.mil

 

Evergreen Wind Power II, LLC, and Maine GenLead, LLC seek Corps permit to place fill material to build wind power facility

 

CONCORD, Mass. – The Evergreen Wind Power II, LLC and the Maine GenLead, LLC, are seeking a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District to conduct…

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Added by Long Islander on October 18, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

LePage Pushes to Eliminate Maine's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

LePage Pushes to Eliminate Maine's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
10/13/2011   Reported By: Susan Sharon

Gov. Paul LePage says it's time to wean Maine off its dependence on oil, and turn instead to…

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Added by Long Islander on October 18, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Wind Industry: "The more people know about wind energy, the less they like it"

ROBERT BRYCE

OCTOBER 12, 2011 4:00 A.M.

America’s Worst Wind-Energy Project

Wind-energy proponents admit they need lots of spin to overwhelm the truly informed.…

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Added by Long Islander on October 18, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mike DiCenso: Lost to wind sprawl

Lost to wind sprawl

The failure of LURC to protect the Donnell Pond area from wind sprawl is another reason to tighten up their guidelines before any more areas are lost to industrial-scale wind turbines.

The area was protected from development by the Land for Maine’s Future program. The turbines are too close to the protected areas and counters the original idea to save the area from development. The towers are intrusive and impossible to ignore.

The claim by the…

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Added by Long Islander on October 18, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Our Federal Government on Crack: Secretary of Interior's Speech to AWEA

 

 

AWEA Offshore Wind Conference Remarks


Ken Salazar

10/11/2011

Baltimore, Maryland



It’s great to be here with you in Baltimore. We did this last year in Atlantic City and the year before that in Chicago. I’m glad to be back. I see a lot familiar faces in the audience.

Like AWEA’s fearless CEO, Denise Bode and President of the Offshore Wind Development Coalition Jim Lanard. Thank you for having me – and thank you for your…

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Added by Long Islander on October 12, 2011 at 2:41am — 2 Comments

Frankfort’s wind power ordinance is fair

October 12, 2011

Frankfort’s ordinance is fair

Contrary to what many people with a lot to gain would have us believe, the group writing Frankfort’s proposed wind power ordinance did so in an unbiased and fair manner.

As someone who attended many of the committee’s weekly meetings, I can tell you that members reviewed numerous existing ordinances and reams of data on potential health concerns, safety (fire and ice from the blades), property and municipal tax…

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Added by Long Islander on October 12, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

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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 (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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