Long Islander's Blog – November 2011 Archive (20)

Windpower’s PTC: Secondary to state mandates

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WindAction Editorial

Windpower’s PTC: Secondary to state mandates

(Posted November 28, 2011)

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Added by Long Islander on November 28, 2011 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

Central Spain Power - Then and Now

THEN
Central Maine Power wants to replace aging lines
Project would be biggest Maine has ever seen…


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Added by Long Islander on November 26, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

SMACK FRIDAY: Google abandons renewable energy projects

 

As one of the reader commenters has cleverly written:

 

"Your search – “renewable energy” – did not match any documents".

 

Google abandons renewable energy projects

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Added by Long Islander on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Comment of the Day in the Bangor Daily News - OAKFIELD

 

The following key comment was left by a reader in today's Bangor Daily News article entitled "Oakfield vote advances $300 million wind project in Aroostook County"

"You should be aware that these wind projects are single purpose entities with no legal recourse to the…

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Added by Long Islander on November 23, 2011 at 11:38pm — 5 Comments

Wind farms are useless, says Duke of Edinburgh

Wind farms are useless, says Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh has made a fierce attack on wind farms, describing them as “absolutely useless”.

Wind farms are usless, says Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke's views are…
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Added by Long Islander on November 21, 2011 at 6:53pm — 4 Comments

People Before Pickpockets

The sentence that really made me think when reading the editorial below was:



"This opposition speaks to the soul of Maine because only the opponents are trying to preserve a priceless view."…

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Added by Long Islander on November 20, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Caratunk residents UNANIMOUSLY approve new wind turbine ordinance with minimum 1.5 Mile setback

 

This adds to the election night shutout favoring wind ordinances across the state.  Statewide, it was 5-0 in favor of protective ordinances and moratoriums.

 

November 18 …

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Added by Long Islander on November 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Congress Occupied Wall Street

Those wind turbines that come from foreign countries that are built by out of state workers on Maine's ridges using your money, increasing your electric rates and destroying your health, property values and serenity started their journey in Washington, D.C., worked their way through Augusta, ME and often entered closed-door rooms in your…
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Added by Long Islander on November 19, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Teddy Roosevelt Needs Your John Hancock

Please see and sign the online petition at:

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-maine-dep-stop-oakfield-wind

And by all means, please consider leaving a comment.

 

 

The photo on the left may not be the…

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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Perhaps Angus King and the Yale "Bayroot" Endowment Need to be Investigated Next

From the Washington Post's editorial board on privatizing profits and socializing losses.

 

Tell us please why it was was that Angus King's mature technology, the wind turbine, entitled him to a $102 million DOE loan guarantee. Tell us please everything that occurred in Washington, D.C. that made this transpire.

 

Editorial Board Opinion

The Energy Department’s loan…

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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Wind Pusher GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes

GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes on $14 Billion in Profits

1:11 PM, NOV 17, 2011 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK
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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Peru Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Wind Moratorium

Update on 11/14/11 - Peru Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Wind Moratorium

The voting results for the 180-day moratorium in Peru have been obtained by a resident of Peru who called the Peru Town Office and specifically asked about the final count and was told 466-129 in favor of a moratorium.

 

This adds to the …

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Added by Long Islander on November 14, 2011 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

For University personnel to simply look the other way is very, very wrong

November 12, 2011

From the UMPI website. When will the University do its job and report on the undebelly of the slick wind hype machine and help save Maine and Mainers from this Enron-inspired scam? When the University research is not fairly assessed and broadcasted, it is essentially scandalous. 

 

Time to declare this sole state experiment into onshore wind power the outright failure it is and pronounce all wind industry claims going forward guilty before proven…

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Added by Long Islander on November 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Telling it Like it Is

Let’s be honest, the Maine Citizens for Clean Energy initiative is all about forcing mountaintop wind power on Maine. The coalition is not a citizens group but a collaboration of Maine’s wind development lobbyists in disguise. It’s bad enough that the NRCM has chosen to mire itself deeper into its commitment to mountaintop wind development — even more so that it is teaming with corporate wind development interests whose singular goal is to turn mountaintops into cash.

The parties to…

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Added by Long Islander on November 9, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Wind Ordinance Election Results Plus More

 

Frankfort residents pass strict wind ordinance

Posted Dec. 01,…
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Added by Long Islander on November 9, 2011 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Smart Meter Coalition Presentation in Kingfield on Thursday, November 17 at 6PM

 

Please also see:   http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/smart-meters

 

Press Release from Smart Meter Safety Coalition:

Smart Meters: A Closer Look,  Smart Meter Safety Coalition

Thursday, November…

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Added by Long Islander on November 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Governor LePage says push for wind and solar power will require state subsidies

The following is excerpted from an article in today's Portland Press-Herald.

 

While he is continuing to focus on welfare reform, LePage said he will also look to make changes in education, the economy and energy.

He discouraged people from signing a petition that is likely to be found at polling places on Tuesday that would require Maine's utilities to get 20 percent of their power from renewable…

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Added by Long Islander on November 5, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Mike DiCenso: All the colors of wind power should be presented at panels, not just one

All the colors of wind power should be presented at…

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Added by Long Islander on November 3, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Candidates Contrast on Energy Subsidies at Iowa Forum

 

Nov 1, 2011 4:03pm

Candidates Contrast on Energy Subsidies at Iowa Forum

PELLA, Iowa – Rep. Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich differed the most today on energy subsidies and tax credits at a candidates’ forum here, with Bachmann saying she believes energy industries “need to stand on their own” and Gingrich calling it a…

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Added by Long Islander on November 2, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Will Occupy target green cronyism, too?

11/1/11

Column: Will Occupy target green cronyism, too?



Here is a pop quiz for people who support the …

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Added by Long Islander on November 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 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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