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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

EUT session on April 29th 2015

This is an Audio Recording of the EUT session on April 29th 2015.

I was late returning from an Appointment and had a bit of difficulty accessing the link so I missed an hour that I could have gotten. 5:00 pm until end AUDIO FILE [1:54:35 ]

To access this file, you may need to activate a…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 30, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Where the Wind and the East-West Highway Meet

One of the investors in the Somerset Economic Development Corporation is Cianbro...

We can now Identify a common Enemy, not only per this article but also by a long ago article that Vigue of Cianbro who is part or by now whole owner of the former Moscow Over the Horizon Radar station, has stated his plans for 10 Wind Turbines at some point in time. Remember the Somerset County Commissioners sold out the…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 29, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments

LD 911 Hearing 4-22-2015

An Act Concerning the Review of Certain Projects
under the Site Location of Development Laws…
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 26, 2015 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Other States, and the Feds are reviewing the Fraud that Big Wind has created. Maybe Maine's EUT should do the same, while stopping Solar before it starts

Oklahoma Legislature,

like Congress,

takes aim at taxpayer-funded wind energy credits…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Somerset Economic Development Corporation “is selling out the county.”

Meeting Notes:

Somerset County: Is the Somerset Economic Development Corporation “selling out the county?” Karen of Lexington Township is fighting wind development and sent us the SEDC’s “economic development strategy” handout.  …

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 10, 2015 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

Renewable, or Recoverable Energy

This was the first LD heard on the 19th of March by the 127th Legislative EUT committee. Though this is not directly related to Wind Power, it may provide more insight as to the competing renewable energy sources credited to Maines overall electrical generation. 

LD 273 An Act To Encourage and Enhance the Future of Waste-to-energy Facilities by Establishing a Portfolio Requirement for Electricity…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 22, 2015 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

EUT Hearing, March 19th 2015 [VIDEO] LD 132

On March 19th, the 127th Legislative EUT Committee held a hearing on LD 132 - Removal of 100Mw limit on Hydropower under the Renewable Energy Laws. The information contained within this video aids in clarification into how Green Energy in Maine is determined, how REC's are valued, traded and adds to ratepayer costs in the Green Energy market.  It also shows how an unfair advantage is given to a particular methodology of energy production in…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 21, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Bingham Condition Compliance for Financial Capacity and Decommissioning

Just received this document from: 

Dan Courtemanch

Environmental Specialist

Maine Department of Environmental Protection 

Bingham Wind Project Application

Email: BinghamWindProject.DEP@maine.gov

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 13, 2015 at 3:02pm — 2 Comments

Expedited Statute should be at least, stayed in its implementation, so long as Maine produces more than 25% in excess of its use.

When Maine produces More energy than it uses, 43% used, 57% exported, there is no need for expedited statutes to remain in effect. We in Maine are not in peril of running low. This seems to be why the statute was created. Though it was created for Communities, and persons, not Corporations and Stockholders.…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 12, 2015 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

DEP Presentation to the EUT March 3rd 2015

DEP Presentation to the EUT March 3rd 2015


This video was recorded in Augusta, Cross Building, Room 211. It is about an hour long. Commissioner Aho makes reference to seeking that the legislators provide some sort of protections for the UT's that they do not have equally to towns such as the ability to create ordinances or other methods.…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 5, 2015 at 11:27pm — 6 Comments

Your HOW green?

In comparing Energy sources side by side, by any measure it all comes down to we either pollute immediately or pollute over a longer term. Conservation (reduction by best use practices) is in order. However, our state government seems to reward with higher rates, when we attempt to do so. Purchase Contracts where a financial commitment is required in advance to build needs to come to an end. An Open Market system may be better, though I am not an analyst, it seems someone could come up with…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on March 1, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

EUT Public Hearing

I just received this schedule today, which may be of interest to some people. 

In particular, LD 340 


PUBLIC HEARING:

Thursday, March 05, 2015, 1:00 PM,…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 18, 2015 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Renewable energy

Renewable energy faces close scrutiny at State House

Lawmakers are sharply divided on whether subsidies that promote investments in solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy are good energy policy or a drag on the Maine economy.…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 17, 2015 at 11:43am — 3 Comments

February 12th EUT video recordings

I have been monitoring the Maine 127th legislature's Energy, Utilities & Technology Committee this session

These are recordings of the February 12th meeting for those that have an Interest:

PUC Chairman addresses the EUT Feb 12, 2015 [segment 1 of 3] http://youtu.be/BI6CdBxrNPs

TransCanada & Public Advocate address the EUT Feb 12,…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on February 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — 5 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

******** 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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