With just over 4% of our energy production, how does wind figure into the mix?

More lies from the wind industry to try and trump up their base to get more subsidies.  The writer talks up the wind industry in the southwest and west and says the East coast is not as well suited for wind.  How did Maine get talked in to being the Saudi Arabia of Wind?  

http://augustafreepress.com/wind-energy-part-of-the-renewable-mix/

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on July 31, 2015 at 8:26pm

We were not talked into it, by any means as to Grid Scale power from wind. Most may have been thinking home size systems where in fact it would be more practical. When home owners were allowed to supply to the Grid with their excess production, this was a good idea. However as the Giants of Maine slowly influenced the PUC and the Legislators over the years, that ability to contribute was removed. A little bit from everyone across Maine constantly, could have been better than 28%. However this was not about Maine's energy independence, but supplying to others for their unwillingness to sacrifice to a higher cost for a corporate profit on land that would be cheap and up for grabs with a few greased palms and some bones $ thrown to the locals, clubs and others willing to turn a blind eye for a sum or a promise. 

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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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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