BDN - Scientist from Isleboro Calls Wind a Bill of Goods

Over the years, Jonathan Carter and I have had some widely differing opinions, but, this time, he has nailed it. First Wind and all the other alternative energy promoters have sold the people of Maine a bill of goods with a huge price tag.

Unless the plug is pulled — literally — we are facing exorbitant costs on energy, an ugly landscape, neighbors who lose health and happiness just because they live close to the turbines, and a severe loss of wildlife — migratory birds and others like eagles, lobsters and fish of all kinds. And all to what end?

The biggest con job of the whole climate change movement is that man is responsible for global warming. As a scientist who has taken the time to study more than a mere 125 to 150 years worth of temperature records, I believe Mother Nature has much more to do with it than mankind.

Can anyone explain how the Earth was so much warmer 1,100 years ago, when there were no coal-fired power plants or SUVs spewing out “greenhouse gasses”? That’s when the Vikings named a lush, verdant island “Greenland.” Or can anyone figure out a way to put Maine under a two-mile-thick sheet of ice, like it was only 8,000 years ago? Man is too puny to do any of this.

J. Daniel Techentin

Islesboro

Read the rest of the letters here:

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/21/opinion/thursday-august-22-20...

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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/

 

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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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