Where the candidates stand on wind power development

Shawn Moody

“It’s important that we embrace new technology, but we cannot subsidize special interest groups and harm Maine’s viewscape, just to benefit the profits of a few.”

Janet Mills

Mills said she strongly supports wind energy in Maine and wouldn’t extend LePage’s ban on new development.

Alan Caron

Caron would “proceed more cautiously” on land-based wind. “Fast-tracking wind projects is a mistake. When considering land-based wind, we need to consider both the positive and the negative impacts of projects, such as the visual impact on Maine’s landscape.”

Terry Hayes

Hayes said she wouldn’t extend LePage’s wind energy ban. She added: “Some policies of ​the ​LePage administration have discouraged investment in alternative energy sources, including wind. 

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Comment by Eskutassis on July 2, 2018 at 3:17pm

Swawn Moody seems to be the only candidate to vote for, The rest are socialists, bound to continue the fraud of climate change, especially Janet Mills. 

Comment by Stephen Littlefield on July 2, 2018 at 2:57pm

From this there seems to be one clear visionary that sees the fakery of the wind debacle!

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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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