Expedited Wind Law Expediter Karin Tilberg is Deputy Director of Forest Society of Maine

This is another example of how the pro-wind side has inserted itself in key places such as "environmental groups". Yesterday we saw how 50% of the Maine Trust for Public Lands is comprised of current or former First Wind/SunEdison employees including a senator's son. Here we see how one of former Governor Baldacci's chief wind power pushers is Deputy Director of the Forest Society of Maine.

See:

http://www.fsmaine.org/staff.shtml

Following are some excerpts on an article on wind power done by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the creation of the state's expedited wind law:

That momentum may have papered over some significant differences among task force members that are now becoming more obvious. As they neared completion of their report on wind power development in December, 2007, Baldacci made the unusual move of sending his senior policy advisor Karin Tilberg to press task force members to issue a unanimous set of recommendations.

They did as Baldacci asked, and that unanimity, from a group whose members represented prominent environmental groups as well as wind power developers, set the stage for the bill’s unanimous passage through a legislative committee.

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 – the number is likely to be at least 1,000 and perhaps as high as 2,000........Gov. Baldacci remains steadfast in his support of wind power. He and Tilberg refused to grant the Center an interview

http://pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-...

From Forest Ecology Network:

The Villains of Mountaintop Industrial Wind - the  Mountain Slayers and Profiteers of Maine

http://www.forestecologynetwork.org/pdf%20files/TMW_Jan_2012_lores.pdf

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Comment by Sherwin A. Start on November 7, 2015 at 8:55pm

You See This was all PLANNED by the Key members of The Legislature and The Governor(s) Past and Present at the Time ! This Scheme was  very Carefully Planned and the SUCKERS in the Legislature fell for it Hook -Line- and Sinker- Any ways  the Whole Concept was to Sell WIND-Power as it would make MAINE the First in the Nation to Have a WIND POWER GENERATION Law- In other Words they wanted to become  "FAMOUS"  and That was all that Mattered- That's Why there was no discussion !

Any ways Ms. Tilberg is an "INSIDE OPERATIVE"  just Like an CIA Agent ! BECAUSE There is so much Money to be made on Wind-Power -the White Collar Criminals are coming out of the wood-work to feed at the PUBLIC SUBSIDY TROTH !

When the FEDERAL & State SUBSIDY'S Expire the Owners of the WIND POWER INDUSTRY will be Coming to the FEDERAL and State Governments for  the Same SUBSIDY'S  as the Oil Industry has been collecting for the last 50 years !

Comment by Whetstone_Willy on November 7, 2015 at 1:20pm

Karin Tilberg and Baldacci Wind Task Force chairman Alec Giffen are now both on the board of directors of Friends of Baxter State Park. http://www.friendsofbaxter.org/about/bod.php

Comment by Long Islander on November 7, 2015 at 11:01am

Karin Tilberg, the governor’s policy adviser, agreed that Maine will benefit from this legislation in a myriad of ways, "So many interests came together working in the taskforce, it was wonderful to work with everyone. It’s a great opportunity for economic development using innovative technologies, while protecting Maine’s quality of place, the environment, and looking out for our communities and businesses," she said.

http://maineinsights.com/wind-power-in-maine-will-generate-econom

Comment by richard mcdonald on November 7, 2015 at 10:44am

Karin Tilberg has told members of the MRFC Board that she is not in favor of wind development in the Moosehead region and was not involved with ramming the Expedited Wind Act through the task force. Not sure she's being totally honest with the folks in Greenville. 

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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