Long Islander's Blog – December 2011 Archive (12)

Maine voters vote on wind eight times, Maine voters reject wind eight times

Newry voters approve restrictive wind power ordinance

This comes on the heels of the restrictive ordinances approved by MAINE CITIZENS on and since Election Day last month:


Deer Isle




Added by Long Islander on December 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Why the Wind Industry Is Full Hot Air and Costing You Big Bucks


Why the Wind Industry Is Full Hot Air and Costing You Big Bucks


Published December 20, 2011

The American Wind Energy Association has begun a major lobbying effort in Congress to extend some…


Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Rethink renewable energy mandates

Rethink renewable energy mandates

It’s been a rough two years for global warming alarmists.

Cap and trade failed in 2009, despite the fact that Democrats controlled the House, Senate and White House. The recent United…


Added by Long Islander on December 19, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Leading Bird Conservation Group Formally Petitions Feds to Regulate Wind Industry

Leading Bird Conservation Group Formally Petitions Feds to Regulate Wind Industry 

Petition presents a viable alternative to inadequate, unenforceable voluntary guidelines drafted by the government 



Contact: Robert Johns, 202-234-7181 ext.210, …


Added by Long Islander on December 15, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Massachusetts Expedited Wind Law Likely Dead

Perhaps Maine will one day soon scuttle its terrible expedited wind law.
Proposed state wind energy bill likely dead

Added by Long Islander on December 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

New Jersey Plan Reduces Renewable Energy Mandates from Jon Corzine's 30% to 22.4%

Natural gas, nuclear get bigger role in energy master plan


New Jersey will depend less on solar panels,…


Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Terence Corcoran: The dark side of green energy

Terence Corcoran: The dark side of green energy

  Dec 5, 2011 – 8:52 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 6, 2011 12:45 AM ET…


Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"Such easy access to the public's purse"

Angus King-Yale Endowment DOE loan guarantee and First Wind  DOE loan guarantee referenced in lawsuit

Department of Energy Approved Solyndra and Other Projects Allegedly Without Required Oversight, Say Plaintiffs.



Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Peaks Island Gives Up on Wind Power citing inefficient wind and aesthetic concerns

Well, after putting up a meteorological testing tower, from a Peaks Island Environmental Action Team post on 11/28/11 it looks as though Peaks Island has wisely given up on wind power. In announcing this decision, it is noted that "There are many locations in Maine where the wind resource offers low cost and sustainable electric generation." There does not appear to be any further mention or supporting documentation of this assertion. It would be…


Added by Long Islander on December 5, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Yale Endowment-Angus King Project and First Wind Project Referenced in DOE Loan Guarantee Lawsuit

The Angus King-Yale Endowment project referenced is Record Hill Wind. The First Wind project that is referenced is called Kahuku Wind. Detailed information on both projects can be found at the website of the U.S. DOE Loan Programs Office.…


Added by Long Islander on December 4, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Frankfort residents pass strict wind ordinance

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


Added by Long Islander on December 1, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Reed & Reed sees its future in the wind


"So far, we've been the lead contractor on every major project in New England," says Parker. "We know that's not going to continue, but we intend to continue bidding on every job that's feasible for us."…


Added by Long Islander on December 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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 (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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