No Time for Complacency - Massachusetts Legislators Likely Salivating and Still Celebrating

"Many of the large wind projects rejected in the RFP would have required huge new transmission lines to get their power to market, including Pattern Development’s King Pine and EDP Renewables’ Number Nine developments, both located in northern Maine.

“If I look at the northern part of the country, interconnection capacity and transmission capacity are significant limiting factors for wind,” Gabriel Alonso, chief executive of EDP Renewables North America, said earlier this month at an industry conference.

Developers that did not secure capacity in the three-state RFP will now turn their focus to other potential opportunities – most notably Massachusetts’ recent renewables mandate, which calls for large-scale imports of renewable power from the northeastern US and Canada in addition to its offshore wind carve-out".

Read the full article here:

http://www.rechargenews.com/solar/1447665/solar-emerges-as-winner-i...

Also - Let's not forget the Massachusetts Legislature's Celebration on August 1, 2016:

State Rep. Thomas Golden, D-Lowell, House chairman of the Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, praised the bill on the House floor. "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."

Golden said in an interview that although the House proposal was not as expansive as the Senate's, he believes the bill can be built on in future years. "Energy is not a one-shot deal," Golden said. "I really, truly believe next year we'll be doing another energy bill, and the year after that we'll be doing another energy bill."

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

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Comment by richard mcdonald on October 27, 2016 at 11:14am

Massachusetts will be back this coming Spring seeking to buy more useless wind power and support the ongoing destruction of Maine's most precious assets. The residents of the Moosehead region are not backing down.  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on October 27, 2016 at 10:25am

If you are following the National Elections and see a sort of criminality being exposed, and review the history as to how certain people retain power over the years using deflections on important issues, is any body of government including some local beyond suspicion? They have been brainwashed into believing that this is the way things must work. This is the way things will work however if we do not work together to combat the ongoing criminality of what is currently nothing more than two rival Gangs seeking dominance over our lives.

These issues will be revisited over and over and over again unless we stand up and work together to prevent other states from dominating another on any issue.

Do not fall asleep on a minor victory, they will be back.

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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