On Sunday, May 1, I spent the day in Lincoln photographing the Rollins Project of First Wind.  All 40 turbines are completed.  They are now doing electrical work in preparation for testing and smoothing over the scars on the land.  There is no smoothing over the fact that extensive blasting and leveling of the mostly brittle shale ridges have mis-shapened them forever.  Gary Steinberg and I hiked up the north end of Rollins Mt. and there was so little wind that even if the project was operational, no electrons would have been produced.
Here are the links to the photos of Rollins Project in Lincoln Lakes.  Two sets, a set I took from the ground on the hike and driving around the area; another set from the fly over I did with intrepid pilot Gary Steinberg.  We must get these images out to everyone, so please distribute them widely.  People must know that this is just the latest in a huge number of planned projects.  Let these photos warn others of what is likely coming to a ridge near them!

 

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on May 6, 2011 at 4:53pm

what is this?  a new sight seeing pad?  come to the turbines, enjoy the view?   Sad part is 39 is not enough for the grid to care.  they need 100's of these things to make a spinning reserve worth it.

75% wind does not blow, 5% "parasitic" draw, 10-30% transmission loss.

 

At record hill the ledges are being cracked and the water table will never ever recover.

 

no water...........  no life.........

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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