Companies Question Whether Maine Wind Project Met State Bid Requirements

Companies Question Whether Maine Wind Project Met State Bid Requirements

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Comment by Mike DiCenso on October 17, 2013 at 9:14pm

Lincoln got money for our elected officials to blow. Now we are paying higher taxes to the state for the new equipment the town bought. The TIF deal was stupid. The town council could have demanded a 90 10 split with Lincoln keeping 90 and FW settling for 10. Or 1% for FW and 99%for Lincoln.. The locals in charge were too quick to drop to their knees and lick FoulWind's boots when they should have been looking forward for the citizens. The practice by the wind lawyers is to con towns with a 50-50 TIF split. The bumpkins forget they can negotiate. Lincoln town officials have a reputation for bowing before anyone they perceive has money. Meanwhile, we have turbines and clearcuts we do not need and people who keep their windows shut in summer when the turbines turn.

Comment by Martha thacker on October 17, 2013 at 7:17pm

Nice illustration of the wind mafia in New England. Laws are for the little people.

New details on how the wind mafia works in ME. Burlington, the last township to approve of Rollins wind farm..got for their stalling

!) a new fire dept. First Wind sent them a check.

2) a nursing home in the future. This may turn out like Lee Academy's tennis court promised for their support. News around Stetson Mt is J Haynes donated the land..but First Wind has not built the tennis court yet. Promises can back fire when you trust the mafia.

3) 3 turbines at the end of 20 years.

What did the town of Lincoln get for approving Rollins..or what did the power brokers add to their portfolios? The people who live in Unorganized Territory only had LURC to look out for their best interests. They got zilch.

Bribery is the only way the wind mafia can operate. I do admire Burlington's selectmen for trying to do something for their people. Looks like they will get some very expensive decomissioning expenses though. 

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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