Dylan Voorhees and Chris O'Neil in a 14 Minute Must-Hear Audio This Morning on Gov's Exec Order

When I first tried to listen to this, nothing happened. Then I clicked on a grayish icon in the upper left and it asked me to "Allow Flash". Then it worked.

http://www.wvomfm.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId...

Thoughts

In 2010 NRCM's Dylan Voorhees suggested that by 2012 it would be possible that wind power could be supplying 20% of New England's electricity needs. It's now roughly eight years later and wind power accounts for only 3.2% of New England's electricity. At the same time, much has changed since eight years ago or ten years ago when the Expedited Wind Law came into being. Not the least of what's happened is many Mainers have been hurt badly by wind and many other Mainers are increasingly aware that industrial wind in Maine simply has not delivered on its promises. Also, the push for renewables over reliables has resulted in Massachusetts blocking badly needed natural gas pipelines to Maine. Large hydroelectricity has also been blocked. Economically speaking, the poorer one is, the more the resulting high electricity rates have hurt you. While I'm sure this was not intended, it's what happens when less expensive electricity is thwarted by teams of attorneys and others from Boston, Portland and even more far flung places that care not for Maine.

Here is NRCM on video in 2010 making the above referenced 20% in 2012 statement for New England; scroll to 24 minutes and 45 second mark.

http://video.mainepublic.org/video/1652940404/

Here is a table showing wind at only 3.2% of New England's electricity:

Detailed Excel here:

2017_daygenbyfuel_PRE_EMOF%20POST.xlsx

Time to adapt to change and move on. 

More Video from 2010 from MPBN. Thank you Eric Tuttle.

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/mpbn-winds-of-change-2-...

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Comment by Art Brigades on January 25, 2018 at 5:12pm

Listen to the WVOM show's callers after the two interviews:   

http://www.wvomfm.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&audioId...

Comment by arthur qwenk on January 25, 2018 at 1:12pm

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Rick Tyler worked for UPC Firstwind duriing the permitting phase of Mars Hill Wind project.

I imagine he is no longer paid by them, and has been educated , a bit.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 25, 2018 at 1:05pm

Thanks, I was getting redirected though Spectrum Cable to a Menu

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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