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.
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!!!