"Maine is a vast repository of wind projects that are available to meet our (MA) power needs..."

MA former Executive Energy Secretary Ian Bowle's has written an op-ed for CommonWealth boasting the sacrifice of ME's citizens, and the sacrifice of the treasured integrity of Maine's mountains and viewscapes, for the benefit of Massachusetts residents.  

I hope that some reading this will consider responding to this op-ed:   

http://commonwealthmagazine.org/environment/baker-right-on-hydropow...

Ian Bowles writes in:

Baker right on hydropower, clean energy contracts

More natural gas capacity is also needed

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[clip]  Maine is a vast repository of wind projects that are available to meet our (Massachusetts') power needs, as First Wind/SunEdison has already demonstrated in previous contracts entered into with Massachusetts utilities.

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Comment by Long Islander on January 27, 2016 at 3:32pm

Transmission Projects - The Way Life Should Be ..... For Massachusetts

http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blog/show?id=4401701%3ABlogPo...

Comment by Penny Gray on January 27, 2016 at 2:53pm

So now we're a "vast repository" for Massachusetts!  Here's another article about harvesting wind and solar in northern Maine for the benefit of Emera: http://bangordailynews.com/2016/01/27/news/aroostook/northern-maine...

Comment by Long Islander on January 27, 2016 at 2:06pm

We often hear about the great thirst for "green" energy by Mass, Ct and RI. In fact, such thirst simply means the special interests got legislatures to pass laws which proclaim and codify this thirst. The prime driver are the billions of dollars in government giveaways. With such incentive, lawyers, lobbyists and bagmen get the legislators to do their bidding. There is invariably extraordinary outright under the table bribery involved. Meanwhile, unless you are someone in those states personally face to face with a turbine, you will likely never take the time to learn anything about the thievery and nonsense driving these laws. You may not even know of the laws and if you do, you likely have no idea how much it is costing you. It's bad enough wind and all its government giveaways are expensive as they are, but then the lawmakers, bribed enviro groups and concierge service media never even deliver the story of the associated massive transmission costs. Plain and simple, people are too busy with their lives to be watching the store on this and scores of other ripoffs. So they trust parties to do this for them - such as government, enviro groups and media. What they don't have any knowledge of is that all three groups are not looking out for them and increasingly often are simply the handmaidens of the primary thieves - in our case the wind industry. When the people are told the actual costs and asked to voluntarily opt in for higher price "green" energy, they invariably don't.

So it is not the will of the people of Maine to have our renewable goals and its is not the will of the people of Mass, Ct and RI to destroy northern New England and squander hard earned money for a truly useless scam.

We have been failed by our government, enviro groups and media in all of New England.

So how do Mainers, NHerites and Vermonters communicate with the ratepayers in southern New England who are unwittingly harming us as well as their wallets....to say nothing of their vacation destinations to the north.

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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