I hope while they are in Denmark, they take notice of the cost of energy in Denmark. It is roughly $.47 per kwh! We in Maine can not sustain that kind of cost for electricity. Maine would become a wilderness again as all the businesses and people would move to where they could afford it. I notice that all these people in the group are from the southern part of the state, where they have yet to put any wind turbines. They want to send more our way!…Continue
While I have long been a user of a solar array on my camp that is off the grid, and I support those who want to put solar arrays on their own home, here in Maine, 4.2 usable hours of wintertime sun is hardly a "bright opportunity." That is just 17.5% of usable power for the array. As long as this is used by private homes or businesses, I have no problem, but this sounds like wealthy investors might jump into the market for the massive subsidies available.…Continue
Massachusetts is so far behind Maine in clean air and energy yet they are depending on Maine to provide "renewables" (wind) for the future. Maine is the second cleanest state in the union when it comes to greenhouse gasses due to our use of hydro, gas and biomass. We can not turn Vacationland into Wind Devastated Land for Mass, Conn, RI and NY.…Continue
Added by Eskutassis on August 30, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments
Last week was the big Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. This article was written from our side of the argument so it is like preaching to the choir. Prepare to get a good laugh at the continuous stream of mis-truths and outright lies as told by our opponents.
I don't know about any of you, but I get the willies just looking at this. But who knows, it might just become the new fad.…Continue
It might take another two years for the data to be collected, but Sun Edison is looking to expand their holdings in Maine. Let's all hope that the subsidies die out, and there is new blood in Washington that will put an end to the madness. The folly of wind has got to end before all our hilltops look like Stetson, Hancock and others.…Continue
The Pres gave a speech in Las Vegas at the National Clean Energy Summit and threw out a bunch of pure fiction. Read it and see if you can't poke a few holes in it.
Honestly, nothing more need be said beyond the Headline. The Legislature is dragging their feet and having trouble seeing that wind is not working, and is driving rates up and businesses and jobs out. This is not just economic theory, but is economic FACT. How can the people we elected be so obtuse? (I love Shawshank Redemption)…Continue
The staff for The PUC has made the recommendation that Emera NOT build the new transmission line through the County. Building it would cost every Maine average ratepayer $34.07 a year more in transmission fees and would further drive more businesses out of the state. Emera has not given up yet, but this is a step in the right direction. No more rubber stamps for wind power. …Continue
Added by Eskutassis on August 26, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments
I wish all the legislators and congresspeople would read these and believe what they say. It is VERY revealing.Continue
Mark W. Anderson, a 35 year professor of economics at U Maine has figured out the real economics behind the "Renewable" energy policies we have been led to believe are going to save our country. This is one of the first academics I have heard tell the real truth. …Continue
They are thinking that Offshore Wind might still make it in Maine. That is after all the other three that were chosen over Maine failed because they could not make electricity economically enough to get contracts from distribution companies. The Windies just won't give up their quest to reap government money whether or not it helps the environment and how much it really hurts the economy.…Continue
This is a video and a little long, but worth watching.
Added by Eskutassis on August 21, 2015 at 8:22pm — No Comments
The amount of interplay among the officials looking after the citizens and the big businesses they are regulating isn't limited to Maine. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center CEO Alicia Barton has jumped ship for greener pastures at Sun Edison. Read below…Continue
Dixfield area residents have made it clear they don't want wind turbines that make more noise at night than 35 decibels. Patriot Renewables says it is not feasible to build turbines like that so they are pushing to get the levels raised. DON'T DO IT DIXFIELD!!!!! YOU WON'T BE HAPPY. Keep the Colonel Holman Mountain Ridge pristine!…Continue
Shifting wind patterns in the Western US are making it hard for the wind producers to take advantage of the PTC. The grids are being forced to go to other more reliable fuels.
His weekly radio address is telling the facts of the failed energy policy of the last forty years here in Maine. Why is it so hard for the legislature to vote for the good of the State and the people? It is the lies they have been fed for all that time.
Wind Development is up a huge amount this year from last, and the boom has to be done quickly as the PTC will expire at the end of next year. I can only hope that we will get it stopped at that point, or we will be supporting overseas companies to our detriment. …Continue
Added by Eskutassis on August 19, 2015 at 9:08pm — No Comments
Our old friend George Smith has published again. He is touting the Warming Headlines and the non-scientists. The people he thinks are great are the financial people who are raking in money hand over fist on the backs of the common citizen and ratepayer. He is part of the problem why business is deserting Maine and leaving it to the devastating Wind Machines which will eventually drive the tourist trade from our borders.…Continue
Added by Eskutassis on August 19, 2015 at 8:53pm — No Comments
The BDN published an op ed today that is worth reading. I heard the interview with Gov. LePage on the radio and am firmly in his corner over what has to happen in Maine. Businesses are exiting the state in record numbers because of the high prices of electricity. As he said at the end of the interview about our legislators, “Many of them will ignore it until the last company [in Maine] turns the lights…Continue
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