Usual $uspects Parade to Podium
The article (see link at the bottom) states "The company also has put bids into Connecticut and Rhode Island and officials have said they would consider selling to a corporation if the bid is not accepted by the PUC." However there is no mention of the fact that three weeks ago on 11/28/18, Weaver Wind's bid as well as the bids of five other Maine land-based wind projects were REJECTED by Connecticut in favor of nuclear plants in the state's "zero carbon" RFP.
Nor does the article mention that the wind developer, Longroad Energy Partners, is run by the same people who ran controversial wind company First Wind, which had vaporized in the Sun Edison merger and bankruptcy.
Nor does it mention that First Wind's long time owner, hedge fund D.E. Shaw, was put into business by S. Donald Sussman, the same person whose Maine media empire at the time (Maine Today Media) never criticized wind and whose wife, U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree used her official position to get Angus King (whose son, Angus King III headed up M&A for First Wind) his $102 million federal loan guarantee on the bogus pretense it offered "breakthrough technology". Sussman then sold Maine Today Media for a supposedly favorable priced to Reade Brower, who since acquired the Ellsworth American in July 2018.
On July 8, 2016 the Ellsworth American wrote an editorial on wind called "Wind and Big Money", with statements such as:
Does the Ellsworth American stand by this position in 2019?
January 17, 2019
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