NH Voters may have chance to weigh in on offshore wind power

NH Voters may have chance to weigh in on offshore wind power

MERRIMACK — Communities throughout the state may have warrant articles on their spring ballots urging the governor to create a task force to study the feasibility of developing offshore wind power in the Gulf of Maine.

“This is very much a kind of grassroots effort,” said Mary Beth Raven of Merrimack, one of the organizers attempting to place a warrant article on Merrimack’s April ballot.

Three communities in New Hampshire have already signed resolutions asking the governor to form the task force: Portsmouth, Dover and Durham. Now, an initiative is underway to gain support from other New Hampshire towns, said Raven.

As the demand for renewable power development grows, she said New Hampshire must begin to join efforts already underway in Massachusetts and Maine to move away from fossil fuels.

Raven previously vacationed on Block Island where the nation’s first wind farm began operating in Rhode Island earlier this year.

“I found them fascinating and beautiful, although I know not everyone agrees,” she said. “This could create cheap energy. It could be cleaner energy.”

About 60 percent of electricity in New Hampshire is generated from natural gas that comes from out of state, according to Raven. Here, in New Hampshire, there is the possibility of creating an offshore wind farm 12 miles offshore that could create local jobs and local energy, she said.

“We could be more sustainable with offshore wind turbines,” Raven maintained.



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Comment by sherri lange on December 22, 2017 at 4:52pm

We have to pray that people will read up before voting. If anyone reads about the Block Island project, they will quickly realize there are about 6 permanent jobs, no reduction in the cost of power for residents, whales beaching, and cables coming up from improper installation under water. This project is seriously a disaster. Well, we can easily say ALL wind "power," an oxymoron, is a disaster. Net zero produced world wide despite habitat loss and fragmentation of the highest order, bird and bat and wildlife kills, displacement, humans who cannot live in their homes, some who have relocated or who are living in RVs in the Walmart, or with relatives or in cottages. So you think it is safer offshore? You think they look pretty?  Look again. We have some new lenses for you: the darn things are hopelessly useless. Toxic rare earth elements in the magnets, use oil and gas in the construction, delivery, maintenance, which has to be replaced.  Give everyone the basic info if you are going to even dream of building energy policy upon a vote.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on December 22, 2017 at 2:26pm

A heads up..........The green energy gates to hell are still wide open.  I was told yesterday that developers plan to put another 150 massive wind turbines near the Hatchet ridge turbines in NE CA. This is a new and hideous beginning planned for the North part of this state because this industrial blight will not stop at 150 turbines. Wind turbines are extremely destructive but very profitable for greedy developers. And In the big energy picture, they are completely useless because they provide so little energy for end users. The question for everybody in Shasta county is ...............Will they allow this industrial fraud, collision and political corruption to prevail.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on December 22, 2017 at 12:16pm

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Comment by Eskutassis on December 22, 2017 at 12:07pm

There is no place to comment on this very shill based article in the Union Leader. I hope that if this does get put on ballots across NH it will be voted DOWN with a lot of comments from people that don't believe the enormous number of lies from this article.

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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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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