Eskutassis's Blog – July 2015 Archive (14)

With just over 4% of our energy production, how does wind figure into the mix?

More lies from the wind industry to try and trump up their base to get more subsidies.  The writer talks up the wind industry in the southwest and west and says the East coast is not as well suited for wind.  How did Maine get talked in to being the Saudi Arabia of Wind?  

http://augustafreepress.com/wind-energy-part-of-the-renewable-mix/

Added by Eskutassis on July 31, 2015 at 6:32pm — 1 Comment

We finally have the PUC on our side, and the AG has to get involved. Geeze!!!

AG Janet Mills has thrown a monkey wrench into the decision by the PUC to nix the controversial energy efficiency rule.  I hope this will not spill over into the wind decisions.  

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Added by Eskutassis on July 30, 2015 at 10:16pm — No Comments

If wind energy is ‘strong,’ why does it need subsidies?

The subsidy question just keeps on rolling in DC.  It is really important to write to your Senators and Congresspersons and try and explain why this is a big mistake.  Use all the facts we have on our side. Read below.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2015/0729/If-wind-energy-is-strong-why-does-it-need-subsidies

Added by Eskutassis on July 30, 2015 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

I'm Beginning to Believe EVERYONE in Augusta is Getting Paid Off.

Rep Beth O'Connor has written a brilliant piece about our future.  Please read it below.

http://www.fosters.com/article/20150728/NEWS/150729424/14332

Added by Eskutassis on July 28, 2015 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

Another Precipice to be led to.

I certainly hope the recent ruling on Unorganized Territories will take the lead in fighting this next waste of our money and viewshed.  A Texas company ruining our land and spending our money in another fruitless endeavor of greed, and sending the energy to Connecticut over lines that have not yet been built (which we will have to pay for).  Sigh!…

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Added by Eskutassis on July 28, 2015 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

Finally: A good use for wind . . . . But will the FTC and EPA and Farm Commission let it happen?

It is hard to believe that this lady cleared all the hurdles she must have had to clear to get fresh, not processed, farm products to go from Maine to Boston.  I see this as a step in the right direction in using wind for a greater cause.  …

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Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Another beautiful sight ruined by idiocy and greed

For anyone who ever spent time on the islands off Massachusetts and Rhode Island, fishing and enjoying the good life that has long been a playground for the rich and famous, this is a desecration above all.  The cost and expense of this folly can NEVER be repaid except for the subsidies given out by the lawmakers in Washington and our State Capitols.  No picture taken from hence forth will take away the tears and restore the memories of those trips.…

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Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

So now we have to fight Chuck Grassley over biofuels and wind subsidies?

Here is a followup to the post I made earlier in the week.  When are we ever going to get a break?  It is time to write all our Senators and Congreesspersons (PC) and let them know the real truth.  I know we have tried and tried, but this is serious.  Another pork filled bill that redistributes our wealth to the already filthy rich.  It is both parties.  Why can't these guys listen to real science and and economics?…

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Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Let's not make this political, but isn't this direction we should be headed?

While the mission of our CTFWP-M is not political, this is a breath of fresh air from a challenger in the 2016 race.  It will level the playing field for all competitors and certainly make the Wind sector fold up their tent and go home.  There are better alternatives to making electricity especially in Maine.  Let them come forward.

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Added by Eskutassis on July 24, 2015 at 2:16pm — 7 Comments

Looks Like the Taxpayer is going to Keep On Paying for Madness!!

Sen Grassley, a Senator who never misses a chance to put Pork on the table, has successfully gotten the Production Tax Credit included for Renewables.  The fat cats at Sun/First Wind can continue to line their pockets at our expense. It should be all but a done deal.  Email your Senators and Congressmen to try and stop it.

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Added by Eskutassis on July 21, 2015 at 3:42pm — 4 Comments

Check out Another foreign interloper set up to steal our subsidies and raise our rates.

A Texas company but a subsidiary of a Portugal Company, is looking to put a 250 mw wind facility in the County.  It would be the largest yet in Maine, and at the end would employ perhaps 16 employees.  250 mw at the going rate of 25% would amount to 65 mw total for an investment of $613 million.  That does not include the grid update that the ratepayers have to take care of.  Read the article below.…

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Added by Eskutassis on July 17, 2015 at 10:35pm — 4 Comments

I wonder how John Calvin Stevens would feel?

I am just wondering how John Calvin Stevens' paintings would look with windmills in the background. Bet he would hate the desecration to the environment.

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/07/05/architect-artist-john-calvin-stevens-paintings-at-the-university-of-new-england/comments/

Added by Eskutassis on July 6, 2015 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Check Out: A Sad Day for Bingham. More devastation from SunEdison

Sun Edison has gained funding for and is starting the Bingham project.  More ridgetops will be devastated for useless profiteering.  They make it sound like Maine is getting a GIFT.…

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Added by Eskutassis on July 1, 2015 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Looks like Connecticut Doesn't Trust Iberdrola

After seeing what Iberdrola has done in Maine, it looks like they are getting a rejection from our neighbors to the south.  Why couldn't our PUC have seen through Iberdrola before we got taken?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-30/iberdrola-s-3-billion-takeover-of-uil-rejected-by-connecticut

Added by Eskutassis on July 1, 2015 at 2:09pm — 2 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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