Long Islander's Blog – November 2010 Archive (8)

Industrial Wind Action Group: AWEA's employment claims questioned

Industrial Wind Action Group: AWEA's employment claims questioned

Data supporting the American Wind Energy Association's employment claims are spongy at best.



In 2007, AWEA touted that the industry represented 50,000 employees in the U.S., a figure that jumped to 85,000 in 2008. Twenty thousand of these jobs were in manufacturing but according to AWEA CEO, Denise Bode, this dropped by 1500-2000 jobs in 2009 due to…

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Added by Long Islander on November 25, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Dr. Monique Aniel: Wind power’s assault on Maine

Dr. Monique…

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Added by Long Islander on November 24, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

UMPI President Don Zillman: "On a 1-10 scale I give the UMPI turbine an 11".

On MPBN Maine Watch's "Wind's of Change" special, Part 2, with Jennifer Rooks, UMPI president Donald Zillman, the driving force behind this $2 million expenditure of public funds, stated "On a 1 to 10 scale, I give this project an 11". The reality is that this project has performed at an 11 on a 1-100 scale.

As in 11% - see the math below.

Again, 1 + 1 = 2, not whatever feels right to you…

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Added by Long Islander on November 20, 2010 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Kennebunkport About To Get Sacoed or Kitteryed?

Someone may want to let Ms. Lachance know that we don't burn coal in Maine.

Wind turbine passes, project will go to bid

By Bridget M. Burns

Staff Writer…
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Added by Long Islander on November 16, 2010 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Enough Bad Math Already - One + One does not equal "Whatever Feels Right To You John Baldacci"

Today marks 18 months of the University of Maine’s wind turbine experiment and the percentage of capacity achieved is an abysmal 11.39%.



There is nothing wrong with the university having embarked on this experiment. What is wrong is that the university and state have not yet applied the learning. Think about it. The state’s ONLY experiment with wind turbine production shows a striking failure, but the university claims it to be a great success. You cannot do this. One plus…

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Added by Long Islander on November 13, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Forget Tora Bora - Secret To Defeating Al Qaeda Is In Maine's Mountains

In case you missed Maine Watch with Jennifer Rooks last night, which featured Part 1 of their new two part series entitled "Winds of Change", you can tune in online at:

http://video.mainepublic.org/video/1641658515/?_ga=2.199893870.1941658146.1516459956-1499375026.1507212416

Simply click on…

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Added by Long Islander on November 12, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

The lie that wind turbines in Maine will keep our troops out of harm's way

One of the incessantly repeated lies spread by the wind industry is that wind power will get the United States off of foreign oil and if we just let them put their several thousand turbines up in the Maine countryside, it will keep our troops out of harm's way. The press shamefully keeps repeating this lie despite the fact that we have many times explained to them precisely why this is simply not true.

The…

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Added by Long Islander on November 11, 2010 at 9:30am — 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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