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Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Commissioners divided on Hancock Wind settlement
""The wind farm is producing less power than originally anticipated."  Well, I'll be gobsmacked!  I was right all along!  The wind industry lies catch up with them and still the corrupt commissioners give in to them."
Monday
Brad Blake commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level
"What I think of Windbag Angus King Mountain Desecration Hypocrisy Award:"
Monday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level
"A good philosophy to live by is stated as follows: “Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching." This partial quote from Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), an American author and philosopher, instructs us to act in ways…"
Aug 11
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level
"I made a comment but do not think it took- that is so ridiculous"
Aug 10
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Feds hit brakes to study cumulative impact of eastern seaboard wind projects
"Massachusetts tried to railroad 1600 MW of offshore wind turbines, highly visible south of Martha's Vineyard. At ten-mile wide strip of flashing strobe lights on 700 ft tall wind turbines DAY AND NIGHT. A good thing arrogant MA RE folks have…"
Aug 10
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Feds hit brakes to study cumulative impact of eastern seaboard wind projects
"Vineyard Wind Delay A Step In Right Direction MassDEP Oversight of Muskeget Channel Submarine Electric Cable Like Wolf Watching Hen House -MassDEP Financed Wind Projects Despite Health   Aug 10,…"
Aug 10
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Commissioners divided on Hancock Wind settlement
"Generating capacity is generating capacity.  It isn't funjible.  A 2000 square foot home is a 2000 square foot home."
Aug 9
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Commissioners divided on Hancock Wind settlement
"Guess all the wind developers could play that game, given the difference between nameplate capacity and actual capacity.  "
Aug 9
Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post Michael Moore film attacks wind power and "environmental groups"
"With the folks predicting by mid century the deaths of billions due to the climate change they foresee, why does every solution they demand exclude nuclear power out of hand? Obviously these folks haven't thought this through. Estimates for all…"
Aug 8
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Michael Moore film attacks wind power and "environmental groups"
"You're going to love my MicroRail. Phase I eliminates 7280 tons of CO2."
Aug 8
Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post Michael Moore film attacks wind power and "environmental groups"
Aug 8
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post NWF concerned about degrading wildlife habitats but avoids naming onshore wind
"Because of course birds don't live off shore and neither does anything else, right? There is no wildlife in the oceans."
Aug 8
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post EV programs run out of cash. What can states do?
"It is beyond rational to spend so much money and reduce VERY LTTLE CO2. NO WONDER GOVERNMENTS ARE RUNNING OUT OF MONEY. THE GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRATS WHO RUN THESE EV SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ARE FOOLISHLY USING OTHER PEOPLE'S…"
Jul 31
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post National Grid says “no thanks” to results of 400 MW RFP, selects one project
"National Grid will pay 9.84 c/kWh for variable intermittent wind that could not even exist on the grid without the help/babysitting of other generators. The NE annual average wholesale price for electricity has been about 5 c/kWh since 2008,…"
Jul 30
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Voices: Transmission deficit is holding back wind in Maine
"Remember, that 7269 acres of clear cutting, which was absorbing CO2 at about one metric ton per acre per year, will be forever lost for that service to the environment. The carbon in the soil will become greatly reduced. Trees are about 50% water…"
Jul 29
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Examples of Where Maine Environmental Groups Get Some of Their Funding
"Take a look and see why the wind is a fraud buying "environmental" groups to get their support! Audubon should be trashed for their bought support, allowing birds of prey to be hacked to death by turbines and say nothing!"
Jul 29

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John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 12, 2019

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Cost-Effective ‘Renewable’ Energy Is A Fictional Construct

There is no conservative momentum for a carbon tax

Bill Gates: The hidden costs of unreliable electricity

Why should we subsidize tomorrow’s rich in the name of the climate?

It’s Time to Flip the Bird to Wind Turbines

The New Gas Revolution That Could Make Renewable Energy Obsolete

If You Want ‘Renewable Energy,’ Get Ready to Dig…

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Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:21pm

Wind developer Angus King's hypocrisy and audacity reaches new level

Record Hill Project, Roxbury; owner: Independence Wind

Sign at Angus King's Record Hill wind project in the western mountains of Maine which has grossly scarred pristine Roxbury Pond and befouled the view from Rumford Whitecap. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the acquisition of the Rumford Whitecap preserve in 2007.

(Photo - Brad Blake)…

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Posted on August 10, 2019 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Feds hit brakes to study cumulative impact of eastern seaboard wind projects

Bloomberg: Trump Delay Casts Doubt on First Major U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

The Trump administration cast the fate of the nation’s first major offshore wind farm into doubt by extending an environmental review for the $2.8 billion Vineyard Wind project off Massachusetts.

The Interior Department has ordered an…

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Posted on August 10, 2019 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Commissioners divided on Hancock Wind settlement

Hancock owner Novatus is of course the company which employs former EUT co-chair Stacey Fitts who helped kill about a dozen citizen initiated wind bills in the EUT committee. See: http://www.windtaskforce.org/photo/abstain-for-maine

Additionally, former Baldacci chief counsel and PUC Chair Kurt Adams, who according to the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, received…

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Posted on August 8, 2019 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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