Brad Blake's Blog – August 2013 Archive (2)

Maine's Wind Law (PL 661) is Illegal

Ever since people realized the ramifications of LD 2283 being rammed through the Legislature in the waning hours of its short session in 2008 under the guise of being an "emergency", many have believed this product of such a flawed and manipulated process was illegal.  Even worse was its administrative process, which was being made up as DEP was considering applications for Rollins and Record Hill projects.  Attempting to have a say about the proliferation of destructive industrial wind…

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Added by Brad Blake on August 31, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

Medway to Oakfield: First Wind Targets Every Ridge Within Sight of Mt. Katahdin

You MUST READ this piece posted from Maineenvironews.com  By responding to Connecticut's call for PPA proposals, First Wind has tipped it hand about its intentions.  The 57 mile long transmission line from Oakfield to Mattawamkeag opens up ridge after ridge in the shadow of Mt. Katahdin for behemoth wind machines.  Thoreau and Gov. Baxter must be spinning in their graves!  We…

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Added by Brad Blake on August 13, 2013 at 12:47am — 5 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

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(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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