MAINE 'S QUALITY OF PLACE ...IS TAKING A HUGE BEATING, IT IS AGONIZING IF THOSE PROJECTS ARE COMING ONLINE.

JOHN BALDACCI'S HORRENDOUS WIND LAW IS UNLEASHING A FURY OF DESTRUCTION OF THE  MAINE LANDSCAPE AS  IT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE .

FOLKS YOU MUST WRITE TO YOUR LEGISLATORS TO DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE MORATORIUM ON THIS LAW AND STOP THIS INVASION .

THE MORATORIUM CAN BE REQUESTED ON THE BASIS THAT CUMULATIVE SCENIC EFFECTS WERE A PROBLEM RECOGNIZED BY THE OEIS REPORT  IN 2012 , YET THAT REALITY HAS NEVER BEEN ADDRESSED . 

MAINE IS YOUR LAND NOT THE LAND OF INSANE POLITICIANS OR WIND DEVELOPERS. 

Wind power sales to southern NE could triple Maine’s capacity

Posted Feb. 01, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 01, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Southern New England states want to buy more renewable energy, and wind developers in Maine are lining up to sell it to them.

Maine has New England’s biggest pipeline of wind projects in the works, and developers of nine projects have asked for long-term contracts with utilities in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The projects altogether would add another 2,140 megawatts of wind power capacity in Maine.

That’s about 3.5 times the capacity of Maine wind turbines online in November 2015., SEE REMINDER OF STORY IN LINK BELOW

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/02/01/business/cmp-emera-proposal-w...

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Comment by Long Islander on February 1, 2016 at 8:42pm

Click here and then click on a project.

http://cleanenergyrfp.com/bids/

also

https://www.documentcloud.org/public/search/projectid:%2024662-ener...

This is a full assault that wiould forever change Maine. The wind law must be changed and local ordinances must be passed if Maine is not going to be totally raped on our watch.

Comment by Monique Aniel Thurston on February 1, 2016 at 7:55pm

FROM THE OEIS REPORT:

Description: This recommendation proposes carefully identifying questions about how the existing law applies when considering visual impacts, particularly impacts from other projects, as part of a review of an individual project. To the extent possible, written guidance should explain the effect of the law for each of these questions. How it addresses CVI: The purpose of this is to address the fact that applicants and regulators do not have a clear and consistent interpretation of how the law currently addresses CVI. For this reason this is seen as being an important option. Comments/ information: Would this be done on a case-by-case basis or as a general opinion? Is this a staff or AG function? OEIS could ask LURC and DEP to comment based on experience. LURC Commission may already have a sense of unreasonable thresholds but that does not mean it is supported in existing law and the commission has not articulated it. The issue for the applicants is that they do not know in advance how the reviewing authority will react – or what is acceptable. This may be a good opportunity to discuss the concept of ‘tipping point’, as described in the Scottish Tourism Study. At some point XX% of the people will agree there are too many turbines, or that they are seen in disarray, or that they are simply incompatible with the landscape. This may best be done with a series of photographs/simulations that illustrates the difference between acceptable and unacceptable visual impacts and CVIs

https://www1.maine.gov/energy/pdf/Report%20of%20OEIS%20Assessment%2...

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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