Maine regulators OK First Wind deal against advice of staff (Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting)

Maine regulators OK wind deal against advice of staff

By Naomi Schalit and John Christie / Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting


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Comment by Hart Daley on April 11, 2012 at 7:12pm

I believe Monique and Steve are "re-initiating" their prior request for an investigation into this matter. This is getting ridiculous. It seems no matter who you turn to with complaints, they turn a deaf ear or come up with some "ruling" to validate their acts of corruption!

 

Comment by Whetstone_Willy on April 11, 2012 at 12:26pm
Wind power will send Maine's high energy costs FAR FAR higher.

Wind power is just a scam that lines the pockets of Baldacci cronies like his former Chief of Staff Kurt Adams who took over $ 1million in stock options from his then future employer First Wind while Chairman of the PUC. While there, Adams helped grease the skids for the $1.5 billion CMP transmission upgrade. It was needed solely for Baldacci's wind friends who without it would be dead in the water with their big plans to fleece us. Yet Baldacci and company said it was needed for reliability because our lines were old. BULL. They were and are fine and if Baldacci ever paid a CMP bill he'd know we all pay a monthly charge for maintenance. Moreover, population growth is forecasted to be nil.

Of course when Kurt Adams, who had been interviewing with First Wind months before while running the PUC was hired by First Wind, he became their Director of Transmission. Is there no shame?

Should there be laws in place to stop this sort of thing? Or to stop wind industry beneficiaries from sitting on the Energy and Utilities Committee squashing citizens' proposed protections against wind factories in their tranquil locations? 

Meanwhile, Baldacci told us not to worry for we only will pay our 8% share of the ISO-NE grid on the $1.5 billion. But he neglected to tell us that we will also pay the same 8% on the $30 billion of similar wind-required transmission across the New England grid. That is an extra $4,500 per Maine ratepayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BULL, that wind power does not increase costs.

Read all about this Kurt Adams tale at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. It is truly must reading.

Is it time to re-investigate what happened? Janet Mills is no longer Attorney General.



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Comment by Hart Daley on April 11, 2012 at 9:47am

Seriously?? Against the urges and recommendations of numerous staff and organizations, THREE people decide the fate of Maine's energy future. What a tragedy!

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on April 11, 2012 at 8:53am

Allen is SO right on..wish we could more people than all of us to listen..thank you Allen for your astute concise statements.

Comment by Allen Barrette on April 11, 2012 at 8:42am

Tidal power generation clean, quiet, and powerful,. don't mess with mother nature.

Comment by Allen Barrette on April 11, 2012 at 8:39am

Private and local power generation. You build it, you maintain it, and you use it to power free of charge 

Comment by freemont tibbetts on April 11, 2012 at 8:37am

    Maine is incredibly corrupt in Big Gov. and all so in my Little town of Dixfield when it comes to the

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ that Big Wind pass out.                                         Freemont Tibbetts 37, Bruce Tibbetts Dr.  Dixfield Maine   

Comment by Allen Barrette on April 11, 2012 at 8:37am

The National Monorail System it will be built

Comment by Allen Barrette on April 11, 2012 at 8:36am

Solar panels, it is here

Comment by Allen Barrette on April 11, 2012 at 8:35am

Solar paint. Here it comes.

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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