One Week to Go For Selection of Maine Wind Bids by Villains to the South

One week to go until July 26 - prepare for the coming fight which will forever affect Maine as we know it.

The projects altogether would add another 2,140 megawatts of wind power capacity in Maine.

That’s about 3.5 times the capacity of Maine wind turbines online in November 2015.

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/02/01/business/cmp-emera-proposal-w...

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Comment by Kathy Sherman on July 19, 2016 at 11:28am
I was going to say that DEP now stands for Dept. (Wind) Energy Promotion, but yours is better Eric. States in the northeast are gradually renaming to "Energy and Environment" - in MA it happened about the same time as onerous Wind Acts, RPS and Global Warmings Solutions Act in 2008 for the Governor (Patrick) administration side of things, but our new Attorney General has joined the trend. Meanwhile I haven't been able to find the wind generation already installed generating more than 2.4 -2.9% of ISO-NE load, and up to 10000 MW of nuclear, coal and oil are soon to be shuttered.
Comment by Jim Wiegand on July 17, 2016 at 5:48pm

Keep in mind that there are no regulations pertaining to the rated installed capacity of a turbine. This first phase of 2,140 megawatts of wind power capacity will have at least the twice the rotor sweep per MW of earlier industry turbines. In other words this 2140 MW will have over 8 times the rotor sweep of Altamont during the 1990's.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on July 16, 2016 at 10:05pm

If there will be a fight to prevent more wind in Maine's Western Mountains, that should quash CMP's proposed new transmission line from Pittsfield to the Coburn Gore area. But then I think the laws are in place already that would allow that ROW to push forward anyway since LePage is big on importing more power from Canada. A justification for the ROW for a different reason ? ..... We just add Wind to it after LePage and after they can further weaken Maine's once protective DEP which stood for Department of Environmental Protection, now known as Deceitful Exploitation Permitting.

Comment by Penny Gray on July 16, 2016 at 7:25pm

After hearing Gov. LePage state in Greenville that the only two places there will be no IWT's in Maine are Moosehead and the western mountains (?) I realize there is no hope.  We have to wait until this bogus house of cards collapses and until it does,  Maine will pay the ultimate price.  The fact that our legislators are willing and eager to sacrifice our natural treasures, our environment, our people, our economy and our wildlife for a fistful of dollars and an amount of electricity that will have little to no impact on CO2 emissions is a travesty.  They have legislated a shameful legacy of ignorance, corruption and greed. 

Comment by Paula D Kelso on July 16, 2016 at 5:00pm

Only anguished moans of pain and sorrow,

Comment by Penny Gray on July 16, 2016 at 4:40pm

There are no words.

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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