Long Islander's Blog – December 2012 Archive (7)

PPH - New England Wind Farms' Efficiency Second Lowest in Nation

Posted: December 30

Updated: Today at 6:24 AM
 

Wind industry: Tax breaks key

Credits due to expire unless Congress acts help stabilize the market for six Maine projects as they try to boost their output.

By Tux Turkel …

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Added by Long Islander on December 31, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

The Multiple Distortions of Wind Subsidies (Wall Street Journal)

The Multiple Distortions of Wind Subsidies

Producers get so much from the government that they can pay utilities to take their power and still make a profit.

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Added by Long Islander on December 29, 2012 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

BOEM Announces Finding of No Competitive Interest for Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore Maine

BOEM Announces Finding of No Competitive Interest for Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore Maine

2012-12-18 Washington, D.C.

Contact: Tracey Moriarty, 703-787-1571

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced its finding that there is no competitive interest in an area offshore Maine where Statoil North…

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Added by Long Islander on December 24, 2012 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Listen to archived broadcast of CTFWP Chairperson Brad Blake on "Mind Your Own Business Radio"

CTFWP Chairperson Brad Blake was a guest this morning on the WLOB radio program "Mind Your Own Business Radio".  To hear the program, go to:
http://mindyourownbusinessradio.com/  Click on the first hour and it will download.  BE PATIENT!!!  The download will take a couple of minutes, depending on the…
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Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2012 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

BDN - Natural gas poised to expand to communities far removed from pipeline

Natural gas poised to expand to communities far removed from pipeline

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Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2012 at 3:42am — No Comments

BDN - DEP plans public hearing for Bowers Mountain wind proposal

DEP plans public hearing for Bowers Mountain wind proposal

Posted Dec. 20, 2012, at 3:27 p.m.

Last modified Dec. 20, 2012, at 5:20 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2012 at 2:06am — 4 Comments

Forbes names Maine worst state for business - Energy Costs Cited

So let's make those energy costs yet higher with wind power and its costly new transmission. And wreck our tourism businesses with industrialization of sacred places just for good measure.

Forbes names Maine worst state for…

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Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2012 at 8:30pm — 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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