EDP tactic to quiet an increasingly vocal, well-educated and well-informed opposition

“EDP's remarks appear to be a standard wind industry tactic to try to quiet an increasingly vocal, well-educated and well-informed opposition......"

EDP filed plans on Nov. 5 with the Federal Aviation Administration for 29 wind turbines standing 499 feet in height......

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150317/NEWS05/150319104/1028/n...

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"Your 50-story turbines are not wanted here, not now, not ever”

“EDP’s industrial complex spanning five towns has been overwhelmingly rejected by the voters of all towns except Canaan, which has yet to vote,” said Lori Lerner, president of New Hampshire Wind Watch. “The signal is clear. The message is simple. Your 50-story turbines are not wanted here, not now, not ever.” 

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150317/NEWS05/150319215/1028/n...

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Comment by Martha thacker on March 18, 2015 at 12:55pm

Long Islander

Good catch. Initially the upper state ME wind farms were said to be for energy for Mass. Transmission lines had to go through all the states in between . NH has always been a big obstacle. So when EMERA and CMP added the 19 % rate hike, it was just criminal. Each state has to comply. If we had justice, there would be refunds.

 started adding the 19% extra 

Comment by Long Islander on March 18, 2015 at 9:59am

Developers Grapple with State's Rock-like Resistance to Wind

"It was the transmission line – not wind energy — that framed New Hampshire's current attitude toward wind".

http://www.nawindpower.com/issues/NAW1411/FEAT_06_Developers-Grappl...

Comment by Martha thacker on March 18, 2015 at 8:54am

K Campbell

Good catch..and that is how propaganda works. But today is good, BDN had a staff writer to tell the truth on federal subsidies for Iberdrola and First Wind...or whatever their name is today. Should be Tax Shelter.

Comment by Penny Gray on March 18, 2015 at 8:34am

I wonder what the selectmen of those towns think about the votes.  Do they represent the people, or the wind developer?  I hope they stand behind their residents.

Comment by K Campbell on March 18, 2015 at 7:01am

Interesting how the newspaper puts quotes around the word 'industrial' when describing the wind project...as if their editorial stance is that these projects are not in fact industrial.  So if they are not industrial, are they, recreational???? Good luck to the folks standing up to EDP in NH.

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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