Listen as UMaine Anthony Viselli "explains" for 45 seconds the need for the floating wind turbines to stay off Monhegan for twenty years. His claim: by the time 20 years have blown past, the two floating turbines chugging away will have earned hundreds of million dollars or…
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The federal process has begun for the UMaine's Maine Aqua Ventus (MAV) project to build a pair of full scale floating wind turbines off Monhegan. Please help us have the greatest impact possible at the three coming meetings on ensuring it not threaten birds, the View, and shellfish - particularly lobster larvae.
On February 28 and March 1,2017 the US Dept of Energy will hold three scoping sessions:
* Two on Feb 28 at St. George Fire Dept meeting room. 2 to 4:00…Continue
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Audio MP3s of the lobbyists who met the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee on Jan 31, 2017
Ben Gilman Chamber of Commerce 85sec…
Added by Ron Huber on January 31, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Friends of natural Maine breezes
It is always helpful to check in on the Maine legislature's Energy and Utilities Committee and Environment and Natural Resources Committee, to see if they are discussing windpower related bills. It is easy to do this.
Go to these two committee…Continue
The texts are not quite available yet but here are the windpower-related titles send the EUT committee.
LR 1337 An Act To Enhance Maine's Economy and Environment Sen. Patrick of Oxford
LR 1842 : An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territories Rep. Crockett of Bethel
LR 851 : An Act To Make Decibel Level Limits Consistent on All Wind Turbines Rep. Keschl of Belgrade
LR 1281: An Act Concerning Noise Rule Amendments To Protect the Health and Welfare…Continue
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It is always useful to listen to and when possible record the meetings of the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee when they are holding hearings or meetings of relevance. If you attend a hearing of the committee please bring a recorder along and set it on where it will record both the committee and the testifiers.
Or you may record from afar. Below is a freeware program that lets you record audio…Continue
Who knows anything about the plethora of Maine windpower related bills to come up in the near future Help me with yourthoughts on as many as you known anything about. ALL TO BE HEARD APRIL 24/25
The hearings are at 9:30 Monday (probably lasting all day) and 1:00 Tuesday. More details will follow. Meantime, below are links to the bills if anyone wants to start crafting testimony. Thank you.…
Added by Ron Huber on April 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"...several people expressed worry that participating in the review process is tantamount to endorsing the idea of wind farms atop a fishery and a critical habitat for spawning fish."Wind farm hearing prompts howls from fishing interests
NEW BEDFORD — The first meeting of the…Continue
Added by Ron Huber on March 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
In Connecticut they havea statewide moratorium under review. See
Wording:AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON THE SITING OF WIND PROJECTS UNTIL THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS.…
On January 3, 2011, the US Dept of Energy published a notice on a plan to add twenty new categorical exclusions to review of development projects as required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Windpower is, alas, part of that plan. Deadline to add your input is February 17,…Continue
Added by Ron Huber on February 4, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
2nd ANNUAL MAINE WIND CONFERENCE 1/25/11 Edited Morning and afternoon sessions
(edited=removal of twitter links)
Live blogged by "DeepCwind Consortium"
Speakers for Morning DeepCwind Session
Jake Ward UMaine's Dept of Industrial Cooperation
Gary Hunt, UMaine's School of Economics
Caroline Noblet, UMaine's School of Economics
Mario Teisl, UMaine's School of Economics.
Outgoing Maine Dept of Marine Resources commissioner George Lapointe's final presentation on ocean windpower off Maine.
(Photo is from a meeting a month earlier)
The following is a list of 29 bills relating to windpower (one or 2 include tidal energy) that will come before the Maine legislature between now and the close of the 2011 session. It comes from this list of more than 1,000 submitted bills accepted by the Maine legislature for this session. (58 page pdf file) More about the Maine legislature…Continue
Added by Ron Huber on January 14, 2011 at 1:24am — No Comments
PEER (Public Employees for environmental Responsibility) lifts the rock under which the Cape Wind political maggots have been hiding, gnawing away at our environment. Something to consider as Maine looks to de-wind its waters.
FEDERAL AGENCIES FLYING BLIND IN CAPE WIND APPROVALS — Internal E-Mails Admit Huge Data Gaps, Inability to Monitor and Pursue Mitigation
At the Offshore Wind: Tools and Information for Maine Coastal Stakeholders" meeting in Belfast on December 145h , one of the afternoon panels was called Lessons Learned from Siting Renewable Energy Projects. Panelists included the Mayor of Block Island off Massachusetts, a Rhodes Island commercial fisherman, a representative of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone…Continue
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