LD 1810 : Senate Needs A Nudge To Move It To Committee

LD 1810 (HP 1255)
"An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Expedited Permitting for Wind Energy Development"
(Emergency)
(Governor's Bill)
Sponsored by Representative Joel Stetkis

Reference Committee
Energy, Utilities and Technology
Last House Action
2/6/2018 - Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Last Senate Action
2/8/2018 - On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York Tabled until Later in Today's Session, pending REFERENCE
Unfinished Business

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Comment by Dan McKay on February 16, 2018 at 9:27am

LD 1810 (HP 1255)
"An Act To Amend the Laws Governing Expedited Permitting for Wind Energy Development"

Reference Committee
Energy, Utilities and Technology

Last House Action
2/6/2018 - Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
Last Senate Action
2/15/2018 - STILL UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 10, 2018 at 8:05pm

Quote from the PDF 2013 Article, Pg 20.

1. Wind generated electricity will not “get us off of oil.” Less than one percent of the electricity in the U.S. comes from oil-fired generators. In 2011 in Maine, it was less than one half of one percent. We use oil for transportation and heating. Electric vehicles and electric heat would reduce oil usage, but it would sharply increase electricity consumption. So ratepayers would more urgently demand and require affordable electricity rather than expensive wind electricity.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 10, 2018 at 7:54pm

They COULD repeal it, as Maine has exceeded its Federal Mandate. But in the legislature infinite stupidity Maine was thrust into the ISO-NE grid system. One of the steps taken to Obligate Maine for More Wind Power, and Utilize Maine's Land as a Plantation for any type of energy either produced or transported through the state. 

Piece by piece, transmission line by line, farm by farm they are slowly duplicating nearly the same path as Peter Vigue's 2012 Proposed EW Transportation & Utility Corridor. 

The Highway was the carrot to appease the people though the intent was energy transportation, of all types.

Bakken Crude was on the list of Items until Canada decided to go over the top of Maine after the Lac Megantic incident. 

If you missed it, a brief look back through the past.

Starting with Page 20-29 even the Greenies find fault with wind turbines (some at least) Brad Blake article CTFWP

 

Greed, profit by association or future position in corporations, obviously Lobbyists, some from inside our legislature past served knowing the Do's and Don'ts. 

Look at how many including Governors who have gone before, to reap their rewards.

Comment by Sherwin Start on February 10, 2018 at 7:14pm

WHY CANT  THEY JUST REPEAL   the "EXPEDITED WIND POWER LAW" ??

IS IT MAYBE DO TO THE FACT THAT there are too many   LEGISLATORES  in AUGUSTA that  are benefitting from its existence ?? MAYBE Its because of the    influence that the LOBBYISTS    have over the legislature ??

MAYBE ITS BOTH -and probably is !!

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 10, 2018 at 10:17am

For those that can not open Xlsx files. goo.gl/xUmYn3 is a converted version of the vote.  

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on February 10, 2018 at 5:34am
Repeal is better but amending is a start
Comment by Long Islander on February 10, 2018 at 5:26am

Here is the vote by vote tally from the House Roll Call on 1/30/18:

LD%201810%20-%20House%20Roll%20Call_Feb2018.xlsx

Comment by Long Islander on February 10, 2018 at 5:17am

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NE Book Festival

 

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 (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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