Barbara Durkin's Blog (43)

'SunEdison Shareholder Uncovers Billions Of Dollars In Taxpayer Money Hidden In Bankruptcy'

From Seeking Alpha...First Wind is in the cross-hair of Congressional Investigators.  Buzz words, "ENRON", "Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002", "Federal Stimulus"  

'SunEdison Shareholder Uncovers Billions Of Dollars In Taxpayer Money Hidden In Bankruptcy'

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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 3, 2017 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Multi-Millions Gone With The Wind in Massachusetts That Installed Known Stolen Technology

As a Massachusetts resident I feel sorry for our Northern neighbors burdened by our policies.

It's pretty bad when 60 Minutes finds interest in the renewables sector here.

Jan. 2016

Massachusetts' American Superconductor AMSC became the subject of CBS 60 minutes “The Great Brain Robbery” regarding the theft by China’s Sinovel of AMSC wind turbine technology.  This is an International industrial espionage thriller yet to be written. …

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Added by Barbara Durkin on January 27, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Massachusetts' GREEN SWAMP needs to be DRAINED first, Mr. President

I'm probably too annoyed to write about the most recent of MA Public Officials writing green rules that ultimately benefit them.  But, this swamp drained will benefit New Englanders and silence is the voice of complicity. 

There were zero comments on this Boston Globe 1/18/17 piece I read this AM which demonstrates very troubling public apathy.

'A State House go-to guy on energy issues finds a new place in the sun'

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Added by Barbara Durkin on January 19, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Jury returns with a whopping $13.6 million verdict against First Wind 11/18/16

In case you missed this case against First Wind...that failed to negotiate in good faith and breached their contractual obligation. 

EMEC Wins Verdict

EASTERN MAINE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE WINS $13.6 MILLION JURY…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on January 18, 2017 at 6:01pm — 7 Comments

Meet Your Spooky Wind Developers and Cable Guys

Evergreen International Boeing tail “471”owned by Wilmington Trust, photo Barbara Durkin 2/13    

I landed on the tarmac at Pease Airforce Base in Portsmith, N.H. during February of 2013.  Three Evergreen International Boeing cargo planes were there.  Evergreen is a familiar name,…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on September 15, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy Loves Enron

1 million Acres of Ocean Area have been gifted to Enron by the Department of Energy.  This Ocean Area is Public Trust that the feds were supposed to have held In Trust for US. 

This is why we need to get rid of the U.S. Department of Energy.  It's spin central creating the illusion of success where there is failure funded by U.S. citizens.

Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2016 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Wind developer seeks Special Permit to uproot its fleet of 63 turbines

It's vindicating for anti-wind activists like me to read criticisms of the wind industry by representatives of the the wind industry.

Illinois-  Renewable company claims 63 wind turbines, "are operating at a deficit", "are not efficient" and seeks to uproot them after only 13 yrs in operation according to management at  Dallas-based Leeward Renewable Energy that has applied for a Special Use Permit from Lee County Zoning…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on September 9, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Boston Globe's laughable "puff" piece 'CAPE WIND SEES A PATH FORWARD AFTER RULING'

Reporter Jon Chesto of the Boston Globe offers laughable Talking Points in his July 6, 2016 published:   

'CAPE WIND SEES A PATH FORWARD AFTER RULING'

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A US Appeals Court panel in Washington ruled on Tuesday that Cape Wind Associates still has more work to do before it can move forward with its proposed 130 wind turbine project for Nantucket Sound. The developer hailed the court’s decision on a lawsuit filed by opponents as a positive one,…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on July 6, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Climate Hustle Capitol Hill premiere sets off a media storm

Showtimes, Save the Date!…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on April 20, 2016 at 11:52am — No Comments

'The Real Reason David Einhorn Is Selling SunEdison'

Seeking Alpha

'The Real Reason David Einhorn Is Selling SunEdison'

Apr. 19, 2016 8:21 AM ET

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Added by Barbara Durkin on April 19, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

TerraForm Power, Inc., disclosed to SEC First Wind’s projects suffer from an array of problems

Heartland.org

'Hawaii Wind Farm, Failing, for Sale'

H. Sterling Burnett

H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland research…
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Added by Barbara Durkin on April 19, 2016 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

How many SunEdisons and Terraform Power versions are there? You'll be quite surprised!

Oh what a tangled web we weave.  When first we practise to deceive!

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Added by Barbara Durkin on April 5, 2016 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

SunEdison house of cards follows the same pattern of the crooked First Wind operation that cooked the books for years

...SunEdison house of cards follows the same pattern of the crooked First Wind operation that cooked the books for years...

Few know UPC First Wind so well as First Wind project neighbors, James Hall and his lovely wife, Judi, along with Alice, the most incredible and tireless researcher, and other concerned citizens at Cohocton Wind.  They delivered the goods on First Wind years ago and they're going strong.  God Bless Them!   

April 25, 2007,…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on April 5, 2016 at 9:30pm — 11 Comments

OFFSHORE WIND- "Other People's Problems" (OPP) are easy to create with "Other People's Money" (OPM)

OFFSHORE WIND- "Other People's Problems" (OPP) are easy to create with "Other People's Money" (OPM) 

"A UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE STUDY suggests offshore wind off the coast of Massachusetts can yield electricity at much lower prices than previously forecast, but only if policymakers green-light the…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on March 16, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

TerraForm Power, Inc., Chairman of the Board Ahmad Chatila (resigned) w/$7,707,079 package

SunEdison Holdings Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SunEdison, Inc. (“SunEdison”) designated Peter Blackmore Chairman of the Board of TerraForm Power, Inc., following the resignation of Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ahmad R. Chatila. 

As President and Chief…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on March 16, 2016 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

SUNE “in the eye of the hurricane” with $571,800,000 in energy bonds due by 4/15/16

SunEdison (SUNE) is, "in the eye of the hurricane”, with $571,800,000 in energy bond payments due by 4/15/16, and deemed, "Most Likely To Default In The Next Six Months" 

ZERO HEDGE

These Are The Energy Bonds Most Likely To Default In The Next Six Months…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on March 16, 2016 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The Rise and Fall of SunEdison

World’s largest renewable energy developer SunEdison has cut hundreds of jobs; faces class action lawsuits on behalf investors and “Boardroom Bloodletting”.  And, SunEdison is presently under restraining order issued by the New York court: 
Judge Ramos issued the TRO a day after Latin America Power shareholders sought an emergency hearing on the grounds that SunEdison “could suddenly and rapidly become insolvent” or move to dissipate assets…
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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

'A REPORT ON HARVARD'S ENRON ENTANGLEMENTS'

History is the best indicator of the future...

A while back, I asked an investigative journalist to describe how he began his investigations.  He answered that he asked himself two questions. 

Questions:

"What's here that shouldn't be here?" 

And, "What's not here that should be here?"

Answer: 

Google:  Patrick Wood, III ENRON and note 257,000 results

Editor's note:  I have below underlined,…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 4, 2016 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

UPC First Wind CEO is imbedded in green policy affecting his projects and New Englanders, but not alone...

UPC First Wind Paul Gaynor on 7/09/14 writes in his Boston Globe op-ed: 

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Thankfully in Massachusetts, we have been fortunate to have executive and legislative leadership that recognizes the need for energy policy that expands the use of clean energy and energy efficiency while saving ratepayers money. To date, those policies have been highly successful, expanding clean energy use while driving down prices.

Our leadership has an…

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Added by Barbara Durkin on February 2, 2016 at 4:47pm — No Comments

First Prize

NE Book Festival

 

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 (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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