Rep Sara Gideon's Bill Forcing Mainers to Buy $olar Required for $6 Million South Portland $olar Project

Rep Sara Gideon's Bill Forcing Mainers to Buy Solar Required for $6 Million South Portland Solar Project

L.D. 1263, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport would require 2.5 percent of Maine’s electricity mix to come from solar by 2022

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/21/city-powered-solar/

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BDN - The Cost of Wind Power (letter)

......Right here in Maine, state Rep. Larry Dunphy, an Embden Republican, has sponsored a bill that would require that any proposed wind power developments within the so-called “expedited permitting area” be subject to a public hearing. Watch the wind lobby scurry around Augusta trying to block it.

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/04/20/opinion/letters/tuesday-april...

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on April 22, 2015 at 7:41am

Stop wasting resources on inefficient technology. Both solar and wind have low capacity factors, i.e. low production to capability, are very expensive which require huge subsidies to operate and cannot dispatch power on demand. They will become viable when economical power storage becomes available which is decades away from commercial production."  by Just a Gnome

Comment by Art Brigades on April 21, 2015 at 6:47pm

The comments on the Portland Press story are amazing.  Justin Gnome must be a college prof.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on April 21, 2015 at 10:43am

2022, hmmm .... sounds like a statute of limitations for any criminal activity would expire by 2022 if the law was enacted this year. Solar REC's were being discussed last week in Augusta. So as the Sun Rises, will Maine's electrical rates? 

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 21, 2015 at 10:31am

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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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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