FEN's "The Maine Woods" January 2012 Edition Devoted Entirely to Industrial Wind Power in Maine

2/29/12

The January 2012 edition of FEN's publication The Maine Woods is devoted to the issue of industrial wind power in Maine.


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Comment by freemont tibbetts on February 29, 2012 at 7:27am

   "  PETITION, "   We, the undersigned registered voters in Dixfield' call upon the Dixfield Select Board to carry out all arrangements necessary to include within the June 2012 ballot, the following question :  " Shall the Town of Dixfield enact the wind energy facility ordinance presented herein as  " Wind ordinance for Dixfield Maine, December 14, 2011 ? "  I will be going door to door soon to get the 105, signature"s we need to put this on the ballot. Dan McKay wrote   this Petition and the Ordinance for the town of Dixfield. I have printed this out and will have this with me as I go door to door.    Freemont Tibbetts 37, Bruce Tibbetts Dr. Dixtield Maine.           

 

Comment by freemont tibbetts on February 29, 2012 at 7:26am

     I, will be taking a copy of this with me as I go door to door with a petition to get a Wind ordinance on the June 2012 ballot, for the Town of Dixfield Maine.  

Freemont Tibbetts 37, Bruce Tibbetts dr. Dixfield Maine.

Comment by Penny Gray on February 28, 2012 at 12:12pm

Nice!  This should be distributed state-wide.

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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