BDN - How Maine universities made big carbon emission cuts over the past decade

Would the UMS board of trustees be equally willing to listen to Mainers and the tourism industry as to how its politically correct and self serving (grant $$$) wind advocacy is harming Maine's hallowed countryside the state over?

Divestment group members say they plan to continue promoting further divestment at system trustees meetings and urging system officials to take action.

“This is very different from other divestment campaigns around the country that require more traditional actions, such as sit-ins and protests,” Carroll said. “We are very thankful that the board is so willing to work with the students and community members here at UMaine.”

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/04/22/energy/how-maine-universities...

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Comment by Deborah Andrew on April 24, 2017 at 10:50am

Clearly the author and the university are unaware of (or choose to ignore) the harmful impact of methane released during mining and transport of 'natural' gas ... the biomass may also contribute to release of CO2 ...

Comment by Sherwin A. Start on April 22, 2017 at 1:43pm

THE  University System  of Maine  are certainly on the right track here- and I wish them  luck in achieving  THeir Goals of being  COMPLETELY Carbon Footprint Free be 2040- It appears they have a very good Start- CONGRATULATIONS !!

Every one  that  lives  in this COUNTRY of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA- Needs to use their accomplishments  and goals to live by in EVERYTHING That we  do!

Today is  "EART-DAY"  for some but for me - EVERY-DAY is EARTH  DAY !

The Human Race  MUST Wake up to the realization  that  we have some very BAD Habits that are destroying  this  PLANETS  Environment   FOR ALL  LIVING  THINGS  both Plant and Animal alike ! 

WE as a race  MUST  find ways  to reduce our CARBON Footprint  dramatically  or there is NOT Going to be  any ENVIRONMENT Left  for Future Generations  of  ALL  living  forms of life ... 

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

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(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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