THE FUTURE OF WIND POWER PERMITTING IN MAINE NOW IN THE HANDS OF THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE

PLEASE GO  TO THE LINK BELOW TO  READ THE REPORT , THE  REPORT IS  NOT  AVAILABLE  ON  THE OEIS  WEBSITE ., THE REPORT  SHOULD  BE  PRESENTED  TO  GOVERNOR LEPAGE  SOON.

MONIQUE 

 

The Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security (OEIS) released its Maine Wind Energy Development Assessment – Report and Recommendations, March 2012 to the Maine Legislature, Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

The assessment and supporting documents, including the items below, can be found at http://www.maine.gov/oeis/alternativeenergy.html.

Maine Wind Energy Development Assessment:

  1. 1.       Maine Wind Energy Development Assessment – Report and Recommendations, March 2012 – Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security.
  2. 2.       Maine Wind Assessment 2012, A Report – Prepared for the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security:  Coastal Enterprises, Inc., January 31, 2012.
  3. 3.       Report of OEIS Assessment of Cumulative Visual Impacts from Wind Energy Development – CVI Assessment, March 2012 (Appendix C in Maine Wind Energy Development Assessment)

Referenced documents:

  1. 4.       MPUC RPS Report 2011 – Review of RPS Requirements and Compliance in Maine – Prepared by London Economics International LLC for the Maine Public Utilities Commission, January 30, 2012.
  2. 5.       Renewable Resources Supply Curve Report – New England States Committee on Electricity, January 2012.
  3. 6.       Executive Summary:  Renewable Supply Curve Analysis, NESCOE, January 2012.

Jeff Marks

Deputy Director

Maine Governor's Office of Energy Independence and Security

(207) 287-8927 (office)

(207) 592-3971 (cell)

jeffrey.marks@maine.gov 

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Comment by Wendy Turner on May 1, 2012 at 9:12pm

I only skimmed through the document real quickly but was very pleased. Outstanding actually. I'll read it through later.

Comment by alice mckay barnett on May 1, 2012 at 5:26pm

I will need to replenish ink to read this one.....thank you......oeis!!!!! go

Comment by MaineHiker on May 1, 2012 at 4:51pm

Good work, Monique!

Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on May 1, 2012 at 3:34pm

thank you!

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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