Eric A. Tuttle's Blog – May 2015 Archive (11)

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has urged the US Congress to extend tax credits

In a letter to House and Senate leadership, the chairman and vice chairman pressed Congress to approve a multi-year extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) as soon as possible. The most recently passed extension expired last year.…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 27, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Maine utility regulators extend talks for long-term wind project


The Highland Wind project was one of two that the PUC voted in February to renegotiate, triggering claims that two commissioners caved to pressure by Gov. Paul LePage.


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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 23, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments

Broadwind Energy CEO Elected to AWEA Board of Directors

Stacking the Deck?


CICERO, Ill., May 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWEN…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 22, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

Irish statutory planning body refuses consent for 150-MW wind project

May 22 (SeeNews) - Ireland’s statutory planning body An Bord Pleanala (ABP) this week refused giving planning permission to natural resources management firm Coillte for its up to 150-MW Cluddaun wind power project in County Mayo.


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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 22, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments

ENR Committee Final Comments on LD 911 [05-20-15]


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While at the ENR Work Session where I only intended to record on LD 750 (Mining) I was…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 20, 2015 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

Wind power isn’t making the big impact its champions claim

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 17, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Damning Renewable Energy Measures Advance In Three Key Wind States

As state legislative sessions kick into high gear, three damning pieces of legislation - including two particularly crippling bills for wind energy - advanced in Texas, Nebraska and North Carolina.

Texas - the No. 1 wind state in the U.S. - is facing legislation that, among other things, will repeal its renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and dismantle the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 8, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Report on Maine renewable portfolio standard in 2013

The Maine Public Utilities Commission has issued a report on Maine's use of renewable electricity in 2013.  The report shows the impact of Maine's renewable portfolio standard, a state law requiring electricity suppliers to source specified percentages of their electricity from “new” renewable resources.…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 7, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments

[-Both Videos-] of LD 1329 May 5th, 2015 [-Important Wind Power Hearing-]

Recorded per request, this is the video of LD 1329 that was recorded at the EUT. This bill was introduced before closure of the last legislative session, yet was delayed this session until nearly the last minute for committee discussion. This bill will now apparently be split into two parts for consideration. The ENR will be…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 6, 2015 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

Mining In Maine Emergency Request + OP ED by Dennis Chinoy

This is not about Wind Power per se, but is of concern of every Maine Resident, and tourist that ever hopes to come to enjoy our great state, now and far into the future. Many hours of work by common citizens and some well published scientists have gone into coming to the conclusion that what is being proposed for law, is being attempted without representation of the people and potentially deadly for we the people and our future generations. Read, Join them in Augusta, Distribute as quickly…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

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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