Media publicize 2019 Maine State KidWind challenge in Portland

Nice to see the media assist in leading our kids down the garden path at the same time not a single major newspaper in the state reported that the University of Maine's sole onshore wind turbine was completely destroyed by fire on 4/1/18, almost a year ago. And zero reporting ever since. You don't suppose they'll do a retrospective on the defunct turbine's 10 year anniversary this coming May 15? I know there was no such 10 year (or any) retrospective on the 2008 expedited wind law, perhaps one of the most far reaching land use laws in our history.

Nor did any Maine newspaper report that all six of Maine's land based wind project bids were rejected by the state of Connecticut in December 2018.

2019 Maine State KidWind challenge in Portland

March 20, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine — Twenty-eight teams competed in the 2019 Maine State KidWind challenge at the Ocean Gateway Building Wednesday. Eighty students, ranging from middle school to high school ages, experimented with turbine designs and analyzed data in front of judges for a chance to compete in nationals.

More here:

https://www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/students-put-wind-turb...

STEM students compete for best wind turbine in KidWind Challenge

Goodwin also teaches engineering design at King Middle School in Portland. Goodwin also says he uses wind turbine education to teach his students about climate change, adding that this is a way they can help find a solution and help.

https://wgme.com/news/local/stem-students-compete-for-best-wind-tur...

STEM students compete for best wind turbine in KidWind Challenge

https://fox23maine.com/news/local/stem-students-compete-for-best-wi...

Engineers of future create wind turbines

https://www.wmtw.com/article/engineers-of-future-create-wind-turbin...

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Comment by Willem Post on March 21, 2019 at 5:29pm

Long Islander,

Connecticut rejected the Maine wind turbines, and CT decided to have two CT utilities buy the entire output of the 2100 MW Millstone nuclear plant

The plant generates about 2100 MW x 8766 h/y x 0.90, capacity factor = 16 BILLION kWh/y at 5.5 c/kWh.

That low cost STEADY, NEAR ZERO CO2 electricity will be an IMMEDIATE major boost for the CT economy, instead of having to shell out billions$ to build out wind and solar and grid expansion all over the place, for about 15 years, to produce VARIABLE, INTERMITTENT electricity, at about 9 c/ kWh.

And the junk wind/solar electricity cannot ever stand on its own, because it will need gas turbines for peaking, filling in and balancing, 24/7/365.

GOVERNORS BAKER, COMO, and MILLS have been poorly advised, are on the wrong track, and are wasting a lot of money

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 21, 2019 at 4:29pm

Fight Back Against Fake New and The Hell with Political Correctness

What Blankenship and the Covington Catholic boys’ respective sagas prove is that the mainstream media -- particularly legacy media such as the Washington Post and CNN -- hold an inordinate amount of power in our society: the power to decide what constitutes reality and what constitutes fantasy. We accordingly have few places to turn when the colossus that is the mainstream media decides to pass off fiction as fact, for by controlling the flow of information to the public, they also control the political narrative minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day. The average American is always at the mercy of these once-trustworthy institutions, what some still archaically call “the Fourth Estate” of American society.

The answer to such a flagrant abuse of power by these “gatekeepers” is obvious: the civil court system.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/03/blankenship_is_rig...

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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