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.…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 7, 2015 at 3:24pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 5, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 30, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 29, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
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. …Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Just received this document from:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Bingham Wind Project Application
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.…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
I just received this schedule today, which may be of interest to some people.
In particular, LD 340
Thursday, March 05, 2015, 1:00 PM,…Continue
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.…Continue
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,…