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…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 16, 2015 at 4:39pm — No Comments
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.
Please see their piece…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 7, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 4, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments
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…Continue