Wind power strengthens Maine’s communities

"From the other corner of the Pig Pen"

Wind power strengthens
Corporate control
on

Maine’s communities
While leaving the UT's as Fair Game for the Pickin's


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If I, as a corporation, organization, individual receive incentives to purchase, purchase from, install or construct and later use my incentive savings toward that goal, are not my incentive funds indirectly going to Big Wind ?

The up to 2000 well paying jobs are at best temporary at any given location, and given the industries number of possible jobs over actual jobs provided to Mainers holds a wide gap since most of the jobs that have been provided on the Bingham Project were for contractors that were not from Maine or specialist employees that also were not from Maine. Not much in the way of forest products as most was removed before the project was even proposed, which by this articles standard of association is an unrelated job that was had years back. Yes there were those destructive jobs, of blasting, hauling gravel to create the roads, more permanent deforestation amongst all, which in practical terms would have been local, or the grading of the roads. Shiney new equipment was purchased for some of the outside corporations that worked on the project, and down the line somewhere someplace there was a job that was extended maybe. Not knowing where the equipment manufacturers are located, it is difficult to say those jobs were within or outside of the USA but surely not in Maine. All the components for the project were not Maine Jobs, though some assembly (maybe all) were from Reed & Reed which yes, began in Maine, but is not entirely staffed with Maine workers as most travel to these jobs from elsewhere.

Back to the funding, via incentives..... Anyone receiving an incentive to purchase a product that is either to expensive or that is undesirable is fraudulently promoting the product whether it is direct or indirect. Buying defective automobiles just because Cash for Clunkers made it easy, did nothing to make the product better or desirable, just easier to obtain.

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Comment by Pineo Girl on July 23, 2016 at 12:35pm

Thank you Eric - There is no giving up on this - We have to shout down the liars!!  And they continue  to be out there - Blah! Blah! Blah!

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/

 

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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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