Maine Voices: Now a criminal, CMP ratepayer chastises company on solar power stand


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CMP ratepayer chastises company on solar power stand

An attorney arrested outside the company's office says the company commits moral trespass.


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It has come to this: Central Maine Power has made a criminal of me. On Monday, I was arrested for the first time in my life, for seeking to shine sunlight on CMP’s lobbying against solar power. (See “Four pro-solar power protesters arrested at CMP Augusta headquarters,” Jan. 29.)

I did not take action lightly. As an attorney and as an engaged citizen, I consider respect for the rule of law among the highest of our shared values as an American people. And yet here I found myself so appalled by CMP’s actions that I was willing to break the law.

In the tradition of creative nonviolent direct action, about 30 of us, all CMP ratepayers, sought to undertake a Solar Counterlobby in CMP’s very own lobby, to point out CMP’s galling hypocrisy in claiming to support solar power while working behind the scenes to lobby against every solar bill that has been proposed in recent memory.

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Comment by Dan McKay on February 4, 2018 at 10:12am

A small attack group, some who are welfare dependents on the solar net metering law. They want to silence CMP from explaining the costs that paying non-solar customers grant to solar customers. If this truth was explained by solar installers who make contracted long term payment arrangements with solar-eager homeowners simply wanting to save some money, the installers would lose a lot of willing customers. It's funny how far corruption spreads when allied by the removed sunshine of truth.

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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