Katahdin and Moosehead Regions in the Crosshairs Like Never Before - Thank You Crooked Massachusetts

Massachusetts Legislature passes renewable energy bill

"Today is a celebration for the Massachusetts Legislature," Golden said. "We are poised with your vote today to pass and authorize the largest procurement of renewable energy in the history of the commonwealth of Massachusetts."

The bill would also require Massachusetts to solicit long-term contracts for 1,200 megawatts of hydropower or other renewable resources, such as land-based wind or solar........

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/massachusetts_le...

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Comment by Robert Goldman on August 2, 2016 at 2:30pm
As a native Massachusetts guy, I agree with the poster who wrote that the people of Massachusetts would not support the destruction of Maine's mountains, ridgelines and quality of place if they knew the facts. This bullshit is from Mass. legislators and Mass. Gov. Baker who are more than happy to push this destruction on Maine and keep it away from their state. They see that Maine legislators, supposed environmental groups and enough citizens here are that corrupt and/or stupid to take the massively destructive hit to our mountains, forests, wildlife and people, for Massachsetts' phony "green" energy.
Comment by Whetstone_Willy on August 1, 2016 at 12:42pm

I smell a rat. I'd say the talk about offshore is just chaff - a pure decoy or distraction so that rural Mainers take their eyes off the ball. The real end game for the Mass legislature is a PTC plantation in Maine where they figure we will be unable to fight them off.

Note that even though the people of Mass may pride themselves as green, when they are asked to voluntarily pay more to have wind electricity, they are nowhere to be found:

Less than 1% of people are willing to pay more for "green" energy. This was in the Boston Globe on January 20, 2010 and comes from the CEO of one of Massachusetts' largest utilities, NStar. Please see:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2010/01/20/nstar_chi...

Here's a choice quote from NStar's CEO, Thomas May:

"Some programs have not been as popular as expected, May added. NStar Green, the program under which consumers can pay a premium to ensure some of their electricity is generated by wind, has attracted only 8,000 NStar customers - less than 1 percent of the company’s 1.1 million electricity consumers, he said. “We were a little disappointed that it was not greater,’’ May said. “Being the greenest state in the land of the free, we have a more educated audience, we have a more concerned, socially conscious audience. So we thought we would do better.’’

I'm willing to bet that if the people of Mass were asked to vote by referendum for what their legislature just passed, they'd soundly reject it. I think that if the media ever told them they are harming their neighbors in Maine, they'd be even more against it. This is probably not the people of Mass as much as it is their legislators who are owned by those who give them money. I'd love to be able to look into their Swiss bank accounts.

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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