Wind Advocate Closeup: National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is a major proponent of wind power. Their website advises that 

they are a leading partner in the American Wind Wildlife Institute. If you look at the website of the American Wind Wildlife Institute, you'll see their board of directors is populated by various wind companies such as Avangrid Renewables, EDP Renewables, Pattern Energy, Apex Clean Energy, the AWEA, etc. And yes, the NWF.

https://awwi.org/who-we-are/board-leadership/

The NWF has an "affiliate". in every state. In Maine, that would be NRCM.

https://www.nwf.org/Northeast/Meet-Our-Staff-and-Affiliates

As can be seen from NWF's form 990 available on the web at https://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/About/Annual%20Reports/FY16_NWF-99... , they gave NRCM a cash grant of $71, 271 in 2015.

NWF to NRCM cash grant in 2014:

NWF to NRCM cash grant in 2013:

National Wildlife Federation Also Gives to the Wind Energy Foundation - cash grant 2014:

The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness of wind as a clean, domestic energy source through communication, research, and education.

The board of directors of the Wind Energy Foundation includes Pattern Energy, EDP Renewables, Avangrid Renewables, Apex Clean Energy, the AWEA and Amazon, among others. 

http://windenergyfoundation.org/about-wef/#bd-section

According to the watchdog website Discover The Networks, over the years, NWF has received financial support from a host of charitable foundations, including the Bank of America Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Blue Moon Fund, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Bullitt Foundation, the Clinton Family Fund, the Compton Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Energy Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Heinz Family Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the Joyce Foundation, the Merck Family Fund, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Minneapolis Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the New Land Foundation, the Park Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Sea Change Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the Town Creek Foundation, the Turner Foundation, the Vanguard Foundation, the Verizon Foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. NWF is an endorser of the Earth Charter, an international declaration that blames capitalism for many of the world's environmental, social, and economic problems.

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6903

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Comment by Barbara Durkin on October 30, 2018 at 9:49am

Thank you, LI!

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@LICommFishAssn @CaptMarciano 

Conversing w/fishermen this AM about offshore wind threat 2 this industry, redoubled.  

Blame the Damn NGOs funded by Big Wind-

windtaskforce.org/profiles/blog/…

For the (divide & conquer) brain/soul snatching of some fishermen-

http://www.thesunchronicle.com/sports/local_sports/no-fluke-ocean-w...

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on March 17, 2018 at 12:40pm
This borders on the most insane oxymoron

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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