At the end of this short video you'll hear First Wind admit that their turbines didn't produce the power they said they would.

Wind is underperforming all over Maine. This is not conjecture, but rather documented fact, for example, FERC.

When will the legislators, media and environmental groups question this industry? It's as if the wind industry has somehow cast a magic spell that causes them to get a free pass.

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Comment by Sherwin Start on February 8, 2014 at 5:33pm

So Now The INDUSTRIAL WIND Industry is ATTACKInG the The State of Vermont! Again ALL Of this Power is Going to go to CANADA! Vermont is My Home State-I was Born and Raised there and Lived thee for 35 Years! Now The Wind DEVELOPERS Are going to DESTROY It-Again Along with the POLITICIANS in MONTPELIER!-INCREDIBLE!!!

STOP THE FEDERAL SUBSIDY PROGRAMS- EUROPEANS Have Al ready Proven it it iis a WASTE Of TAXPAYERS Dollars!

Comment by Sherwin Start on February 8, 2014 at 5:15pm

Its Time to PULL THe Plug on the WIND Power Industry in the State of Maine! Those Sites that are NOT Performing MUST Be Taken Down or the TAXPAYER/RATEPAYER Will end up SUBSIDIZING Them!!  I Feel Sorry for the THerrians-THey are Being DISPLACED thru no fault of their own! I just Wonder if any of the PRINCIPLES That Own FIRST Wind Live any-Wheres Near any of these Turbines,I'll Bet Not!!

Comment by Gary Campbell on February 7, 2014 at 2:33pm

Do you suppose the Therriens take comfort in First Wind's incessant assurances that their wind projects do not affect property values? 

Comment by Gary Campbell on February 7, 2014 at 2:31pm

Notice also how First Wind Propaganda Minister Lamontagne says it's producing 85 to 90 thousand megawatts when he's really talking about megawatt HOURS. I guess it sounds more impressive not to say "hours".

Here are the statistics:

Nameplate Capacity = 40MW = 350.4 MWh

Promised Output = 115.0 MWh = 32.8 % of nameplate

Actual Output = 85 MWh = 24.2% of nameplate = 74% of promised

Comment by James M. Talcott on February 7, 2014 at 2:24pm

It is not good when an industry gets into the pockets of the government and the regulators. Obviously the "People" are not in control of the government, the industry is and keeps passing out its' blinders made of money,newsprint, and "entertainment style" videos. My main question is  how do the enviormentalists, wildlife organizations and recreationalists continue to support this folly when it is obvious the damage that is done to flora and fauna not to mention the human toll. Oh, I forgot, I already mentioned MONEY.

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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