The Canadians Are Coming! The Canadians Are Coming!!

 

Maine Representative Stacey Fitts, House Chair of the Energy and Utilities Committee, was quoted AGAIN mentioning our "energy problems."

 

Some of those lawmakers are willing to listen. Representative Stacie Fitts from Pittsfield, who chairs the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee, says wind power could be a part of the solution to our energy problems in Maine.

 

http://www.wabi.tv/news/17357/wind-conference-opens-in-augusta

 

Problems?  What problems?  The cleanest Renewable Portfolio Standard in the nation?  The best carbon-eating forest in the nation?  A very clean electricity generation mix? One of the highest rate structures in the nation...so adding more of the most expensive electricity available solves our "energy problems?"

 

No, none of that.  "Our problem is we need to get off foreign oil!  So we need wind mills.  Lots of windmills,"  Fitts says. 

 

Nevermind that oil and electricity are apples and oranges.  We don't use oil for electricity.  And if we ever do plug-in our heaters and our cars, we won't want 20 cent wind power charged to our huge electric usage.  We'd prefer something in the 6 cent range, like Vermont just got in a 20+ year contract with Hydro Quebec. 

"Quebec!!"  Fitts exclaims.  "Those darn foreigners just want to kill us.  They sell us that horrible oil, too.  You know, the stuff we need for our cars and furnaces."

Those damned CanadiansI  First they come here and infiltrate Old Orchard beach with SPEEDOS, and now... they've got us buying oil from them.  What's next?????   Hydro?

Oh, the humanity!!!

 


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Comment by Dan McKay on January 25, 2011 at 11:35am
Stacy Fitts should step down. He can't be unbiased.
Comment by freemont tibbetts on January 25, 2011 at 8:02am
Thank you Art for posting this. I say to you Mr Maine Representative  Stacey Fitts House Chair of the Energy and Utilities Committee I think you were standing behind the door when they passed out the BRAINS,  KNOWLEDGE and  GOOD  OLD  FASHION  COMMON  SENSE . Our Maine Representatives need all three to save this Great State Maine. THE  CITIZENS'  ARE   WAKING  UP .                                                         Freemont Tibbetts  37, Bruce Tibbetts  Dr,  Dixfield Maine.
Comment by alice mckay barnett on January 25, 2011 at 7:13am
not nice
Comment by Long Islander on January 25, 2011 at 1:48am

Utilities chair Stacey Fitts' employer is Kleinschmidt Associates. They are heavy into eyeing all those wind power subsidies, so I think there needs to be some disclosure by Stacey Fitts that he works for a company that benefits from wind and has been using him to get favorable laws passed that benefit wind. Up until recently, Kleinschmidt's website stated:

 

"... we have been very active in the development of state regulations in Maine, where one of Kleinschmidt’s engineers is a member of the Governor’s Ocean Energy Task Force".

Well, guess who that employee is?

Kleinschmidt has some brass posting that. When are we the people going to stop our elected officials from putting politics and paychecks (from their employers) before people?

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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