Governor LePage: Wind power a ‘boutique energy source’

LePage: Wind power a ‘boutique energy source’

Posted Aug. 03, 2012, at 9:06 p.m.

GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage was mostly casual and off-the-record as he chatted with the finance industry elite gathered at Leen’s Lodge on Friday. But he did make brief remarks about First Wind’s efforts to build 27 wind turbines in Carroll Plantation and Kossuth Township.

A cohort of local guides and lodge owners gathered to present the governor with a commemorative oar to celebrate LePage’s support in their fight to prevent the wind-power company from building the windmills in view of Grand Lake Stream.

The turbines “would have a negative impact on the outdoor tourism, which is the lifeblood of this region,” said Kevin Gurrall, director of the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed, a local group organized to fight First Wind.

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Comment by freemont tibbetts on August 5, 2012 at 12:05pm

   Thank you Dan posting on your comment where to get some knowledge on Thorium.

Comment by Dan McKay on August 5, 2012 at 9:48am
Comment by freemont tibbetts on August 5, 2012 at 7:53am

  Rick I thank you for getting to me about Thorium.

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Comment by freemont tibbetts on August 4, 2012 at 10:55am

Rick do you know how long it would be if they stated today to go the Thorium way to make electricity ? and how long do think it would take them to make up their minds to do it ?  Freemont Tibbetts. 

Comment by Rick Conrad on August 4, 2012 at 7:44am

   Thorium Thorium thorium .   Thorium is a nuclear fuel that was not persued because there was no military benefit, the thorium reactor cycle is so safe that it is virtually impossible to have core meltdown.  The thorium reactor cannot be used to produce nuclear weapons. Safe cheaper than coal energy no carbon emissions definately an area we should be looking into.  

Comment by freemont tibbetts on August 4, 2012 at 3:25am

  To save this Great State of Maine we need a ---------- M-O-R-A-T-O-R-I-U-M-----------!!!!!  We the people have to slow down the Big Wind Power Farms and take a good long hard look at what is happen in this Great State of Maine before it is ---------TO-LATE----------!!!!!   

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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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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