NEW - Moosehead Lake In Crosshairs of First Wind and Plum Creek (Bangor Daily News - Mar 18)

3/18/15

First Wind has applied for permission to install six meteorological towers in Chase Stream, Misery, Misery Gore and Johnson Mountain townships, according to Samantha Horn-Olsen, planning manager for the Land Use Planning Commission......The relevant parcel is owned by Plum Creek Maine Timberlands.

See article at:

http://bangordailynews.com/2015/03/18/business/energy-company-seeks...

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Wind Corporation Readying to Ruin Plum Creek Lands Around Moosehead Lake

A number of interesting comments have been written here.

Look at this map and imagine sitting on the beach at Lily Bay State Park.  Beaver Cove.  Blair Hill, Spencer Bay. Northeast Carry.  Kineo, Brassua... 

Please see the following link for more information as to what is taking root around Moosehead.

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Hey-Moosehead--Here-Comes-Indust...

and

https://www.facebook.com/mainewind.concerns

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Comment by Whetstone_Willy on March 18, 2015 at 8:53pm

The folks in Moosehead and Jackman would serve themselves well by learning all they can about Freeport Rep. Sara Gideon's wind industry bill - LD 791. Start at http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/public-hearing-next-wee...

She's working for Justin Alfond and the wind lobby and would trash the area in a heartbeat, so long as there are no wind turbines put in Freeport.

Rollins Lights

First Wind Rollins project in the Lincoln Lakes: Turbine lights on Rocky Dundee seen from Upper Pond.

Comment by Penny Gray on March 14, 2015 at 7:35pm

Wow.  Those figures would make an excellent and eye opening advertisement.  At the very least, small rural towns should hold out for a much bigger and better chunk of those welfare subsidies.  Maybe they would if they understood the scale of the pay-offs being shelled out to the developers. This black and white graphic explains the real reason for the current "wind rush" taking place in Maine's mountains.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 14, 2015 at 12:53pm

There is a lot more to the wind industry than hiding dead eagles with rigged research and having the Interior Department in you pocket.  Sometimes you just need to see things in black and white to realize how bad things really are with this fraudulent industry,. So here goes.                                           

Without the subsidies the turbine peddles go broke and move on.  But with subsidies a single 2.5 MW turbine can produce a yearly payday of $250,000 a year. If the energy outputs are embellished as they are on the US Energy Information Agency site, a single 2.5 MW turbine could yield a welfare subsidy check of about $360,000 per year for developers.  

 

 In a 30 year project 62 turbine project like the recently approved Bingham project, depending on calculations, the peddlers will receive subsidies of between $318,000.00 and $477,000.00 per turbine per year. Over a 30 year period each turbine will pull in between $9,540,000.00 and $14,310,000.00.  In total these 62 turbines will yield in the neighborhood of $591,480,000.00 and $887,220,000.00.  The numbers could even go higher depending on how honest or dishonest energy computations are figured. For allowing this ind energy destruction to the Bingham and Kingsbury communities, a deal was made by leaders that they are to receive $276,000 per year or about 1% of the subsidy payout to the turbine peddlers.

Comment by arthur qwenk on March 14, 2015 at 9:25am

They are there!

Their plans to destroy the area for Terraform "Yieldcos" of their Investors are being seeded.

Remember,they will openly lie and actively deceive. They will say it probably will not happen,the project that is.(but it will unless you act now). 

The "met towers" mean nothing , because they don't make their money from wind, they make it by tax subsidy scamming and green credit trading  , and you naive Moosehead folks are in their way.

Secret leases are being arranged. Selectmen bought,favors being offered or granted with your tax dollar. Lawyers are being told they must avoid conflicts of interest of course in the whole area (as they arrange leases). Yes, they buy the lawyers off too. A few local thugs are being "encouraged " to disrupt and intimidate groups. 

The crown jewel in Maine will  to be ruined unless citizens wake up and raise all mighty hell and refuse this rape of the  pristine gem, the soul of Maine.

Hire your PI's .Plant your spies . RAISE MONEY!

Protect your land. Lawyer up. Establish interrelationships for bribery and openly expose them to the press.

Issue FOIA requests against the towns  for all meetings with wind developers that have occurred  three years prior.

Establish who owns the mountains and highland lands  that may involved and expose them..

Ordinance up  immediately if this has  not been previously done  .(It has probably not been done specifically for wind)

If it has , tighten the ordinances to prohibit wind and  to preserve health and property values..

Inform all residents and non-resident taxpayers as to what is about to occur.

But do it,Do it now!

Get help from CTFWP,FMM and any other groups and people who know what is coming your way,those that have been there before you. Do not try to reinvent the wheel, build on the past experiences of others.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 11, 2015 at 11:56am

Does anyone know the total subsidies paid out to the wind industry for 2013 or 2014?  The US Energy Information Agency data pertaining to wind power data is greatly inflated. If they are using these inflated figures for subsidies this data embellishment could actually be costing taxpayers billions.  It is my belief that an industry that would hide thousands of eagle carcasses is capable of anything so this should be looked into. 

 


                                                                      

Comment by Penny Gray on March 11, 2015 at 11:49am

North Carolina is asking for 34 mile turbine setbacks from Kitty Hawk lighthouse.  Maine is offering up all its most scenic resources for industrial development.  If Governor LePage wants to beat North Carolina's tourism figures, this is NOT the way to go.

Comment by arthur qwenk on March 11, 2015 at 3:35am

Moosehead folks.

Well,here you have it. 

Time to Move,or Time to fight.

Comment by alice mckay barnett on March 8, 2015 at 6:53pm

Does EUT committee have your timeline,,,,,,,Long Islander?

Dan McKay, does EUT have your knowledge in a nutshell?

maine mountain friends

Comment by Art Brigades on March 8, 2015 at 4:53pm

A group is organizing in the North Woods around Moosehead.  If you want to be part of it, email your contact info to mainemountainfriends@gmail.com

Comment by Long Islander on March 8, 2015 at 1:31pm

For anyone who is new, the following is a brief glimpse at what we are dealing with.

Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting - Select Articles in Chronological Order

PUC chairman took equity stake in wind company

Group asks AG to probe official of First Wind

First Wind SEC filing change questioned

Adams Investigation Finds No Conflict

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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