Gov Mills' New Innovation Head Pingree on the Maine Wind Law

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law in 2010:

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 – the number is likely to be at least 1,000 and perhaps as high as 2,000.

Instead, they got carried along in the wave of enthusiasm that emerged from the administration, the legislative committee, wind power developers and the governor’s task force. “Wind power was exciting,” says Pingree. “I think legislators had a sense we wanted to be bold and have the state be a real leader in this area — they may not have known how many turbines, or the challenges of siting that many turbines.”

To read more:

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-ro...

1/17/19

Mills names Hannah Pingree as head of new Office of Innovation and the Future

Gov. Janet Mills announced Thursday that former House Speaker Hannah Pingree will head the new Office of Innovation and the Future.Mills, a Democrat, promised the creation of the office during her inaugural address this month, saying it would “dive into major policy challenges, foster collaboration and propose concrete, workable solutions” to the state’s problems................................

https://www.pressherald.com/2019/01/17/mills-names-hannah-pingree-a...

also in BDN at https://bangordailynews.com/2019/01/17/politics/former-house-speake...

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Comment by Stephen Littlefield on January 17, 2019 at 5:14pm

It hasn't even been a month and these socialist elitists are well on the way to driving any honest working class family and any small businesses out of the state! Pingree has no clue of what work and honesty is, she's there because mommy said so, and she'll a good little bobblehead for the Mills debacle of destruction to the state! No, this is going to be the tipping point for many and the exodus from the state of Maine won't be just the young, it will be of all ages, those on fixed income will either leave or be subjected to little state run apartments, where the state can control them. The plan now is a state of carpetbaggers and their servants that make deliveries, clean toilets and driveways, and work in stores that they want to shop in! Welcome to the beginning of AGENDA21.

Comment by Dan McKay on January 17, 2019 at 3:33pm

Well, just as the wind advisory panel concluded that people opposing wind had associated emotional connections, obviously the Baldacci cabal was overcome by " the wave of enthusiasm " Nice way to make policy.

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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