Long Islander's Blog – December 2015 Archive (7)

BDN: Governor LePage Nominates Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner

To lead the Department of Environmental Protection, LePage has nominated Paul Mercer, who has been an associate professor, among other posts, at Maine Maritime Academy since 2006. Those posts have included engineering department chairman, member of the senior leadership team and assistant to the president for sustainability. He also has extensive background in environmental issues including renewable energy development, solid fuels, biomass energy systems and emissions reductions…

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Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Farmer Has Regrets

Wisconsin Farmer Has Regrets

 
A Fond Du Lac Farmer has regrets about agreeing to host a wind turbine--

Why can't he speak openly about it?



When you sign a 20 to 30 year contract to host a wind turbine on your property you may be signing away many rights you're unaware of. A confidentiality agreement in the contract may mean legal action can be…
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Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2015 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

Donald Trump loses Scotland wind farm battle at Supreme Court - will continue the fight

A spokesman for the Trump Organisation promised to continue the fight and claimed the outcome demonstrated the “foolish, small minded and parochial mentality which dominates the current Scottish Government’s dangerous experiment with wind energy”......

......"A decision to this effect will be a relief for the Scottish Government, but Mr Trump may still not give up just yet. He has one last avenue open to him, the option of taking his case to the European Court - which he has…

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Added by Long Islander on December 16, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Smells like Soros: CRES in BDN fails to credit natural gas for Maine's reduction in CO2

Does anyone know where this "Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions" gets their funding?

This outfit that has been running TV commercials, presumably at great expense, touting the fact that Senator Susan Collins supports wind energy, i.e., using her misguided support to legitimize this useless power source.

See:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CitizensFor

Please see their…

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Added by Long Islander on December 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Forbes: SunEdison a Financial Engineering Frankenstein

Dec 6, 2015

Call them hedge fund hotels or financial engineering Frankensteins, their complexity and leverage are being looked at with fresh eyes by both rank-and-file investors and hedge fund billionaires.…

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Added by Long Islander on December 6, 2015 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

BDN and PPH Articles On First Wind/SunEdison Bowers Defeat

Please be sure to read both of these articles on a huge victory for the Maine environment and the average citizen. And a crushing defeat for SunEdison / First Wind.

The Court upheld the Board of Environmental Protection's (BEP's) conclusion that the project's sixteen turbines would have "an unreasonable adverse effect on the scenic character and existing uses related to the scenic character” of nine of the lakes which the State recognizes as "Scenic Resources of State or…

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Added by Long Islander on December 4, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Shill Alert: BDN - Wind power ‘critical’ to combating climate change, advocacy group says

Proponents of wind power in Maine unveiled a report Tuesday at Bangor City Hall touting the growth of wind power over the last decade and its potential to further reduce the harm of climate change.

 “Our message today is clear: Wind power here in Maine is already growing steadily, reducing pollution and helping to reduce the climate crisis,” said Laura Dorle, a campaign organizer for Environment Maine, a Portland-based environmental advocacy group. “But we need policies to provide…

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Added by Long Islander on December 3, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 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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