Maine's Biodiversity Research Institute on list of Wind Industry's Vendors

Why should we care?  Well, for one, Maine's Biodiversity Research Institute just labeled eagles a problem in today's Portland Press Herald:

"In Maine, where the breeding population of great cormorants is small and efforts to save them are underway, the bald eagles are a problem, said Chris DeSorbo, director of the raptor program at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland". http://www.pressherald.com/2017/01/15/eagles-resurgence-is-bad-news...

Here they are listed on the Maine wind industry's "Wind Vendor List::

http://www.windforme.org/pubs/Wind_Vendor_List.pdf

Definition of vendor

  1. 1:  one that vends :  seller

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Comment by Penny Gray on January 17, 2017 at 7:00am

"A big question we have as biologists is how are birds avoiding wind turbines." says Wing Goodale, deputy director of Biodiversity Research Institute"

In other words, it's a foregone conclusion that after receiving this million plus dollars from the DOE, these cameras they have installed will not depict any birds or bats being killed by wind turbine blades or barotrauma, since for some inexplicable reason (hence the research $$$) birds and bats avoid wind turbines. Maybe the foregone conclusion was so skewed by the cameras installed on the turbines that BRI needed a scapegoat?  Hence the Big Bad Bald Eagle?

Comment by Penny Gray on January 17, 2017 at 6:41am

"Money, money, money, money....MONEY!"

Comment by Paula D Kelso on January 16, 2017 at 10:42pm

Holy shit, pardon my French. And I'm sure their finding on eagles is solid science and we are supposed to forgive the wind turbines for killing these birds of prey. Just nature doing it's thing.

As to the vendor list, seen it before and noted that Pisgah did something similar for the MPUC to prove they had expended money on the project and boosted local economy.  Note that this kind of list includes places like Hannaford and print shops, etc. So if a work crew stops at McD's for lunch and submits the receipt for reimbursement, McD goes on the 'vendor list'. Not to say that explains why a Research Institute is on there, but that these lists are generated by accounting receipts at least in part. Nothing to say that Hannaford or the print shop was selecting the wind industry as a customer, just happenstance. Was interesting to note on Pisgah's list the name of one of the Planning Board members and several times the name of the father-in-law of a Planning Board member. Later in the list timewise, there were more entries for 'cash for expenses' for one of the partners and fewer other names.

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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