Maine EUT Co-chair Seth Berry on Renewable Energy in Today's PPH

Rep. Berry uses the word "wind" three times in his piece. Each time he prefaces it with the word "offshore", implying he is looking out for just the offshore wind industry. But don't be fooled -virtually all the wind turbines built to date in Maine have been on land. Berry is simply protecting his friends in the wind industry - irrespective of where they might get away with placing their next set of ratepayer robbing "subsidy meters".

Rep. Berry: CMP power line project a bad deal for Maine, would hurt clean-energy efforts

Maine has thrown up roadblocks to offshore wind, solar and battery storage. These policies and actions have denied lasting, good-paying jobs and opportunities for Maine businesses to serve our region. CMP’s proposal would continue this trend, reducing local demand and further harming our independent energy development......................................

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Rep. Seth Berry, a Democrat from Bowdoinham and candidate for re-election in House District 55, is House chair of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.

https://www.pressherald.com/2018/09/27/rep-berry-cmp-power-line-pro...

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Comment by Stephen Littlefield on October 1, 2018 at 7:33pm

Another fake factoid by the far left wind supporter twisting the facts to fit his narrative. In fact it would be a huge benefit to the state in stabilizing the rate of electricity, something that the windmills he supports will never do, as they are not dependable and don't produce enough to be a productive benefit to the state. The pie in the sky destruction of our mountains must be stopped it's a fallacy that wind is green, they destroy mountain tops and then major access roads cut and major access tracks cut for transmission lines! There would be less disruption of wildlife by the transmission from Canada to Lewiston than all the disruptions by the pathetic windmills that can never be depended on because the wind doesn't always blow, that in itself means we can not shut down any of the older generating plant because they have to be maintained for when there is no wind and the 'battery' backup is cost and ability prohibitive. This article is a sham with no true value for the ratepayers of Maine, only the shackles of wind power that doesn't work!

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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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