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BOWERS PROJECT DEFEATED!!

AN EPIC FAIL FOR FIRST WIND

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision denying Champlain Wind LLC's appeal concerning a permit for its Bowers Wind Project in Carroll Plt and Kossuth Twp. Champlain Wind is a subsidiary of Maine's largest wind developer, First Wind. The decision marks the end of a six year process of hearings and appeals which pitted the wind developer against local residents, professional guides, traditional sporting camp owners and loyal visitors to Maine's famed Downeast Lakes Region. Spearheading the opposition was the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed (PPDLW).

More here:

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/bowers-wind-project-defeated

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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Why no opponents interviewed? - Bait & switch two miles off Monhegan
"How does CMP end up paying extra for this electricity?  All these new energy sources seem to be costing consumers more. Clean but costly? And why is UMO involved in this megabucks wager? Could we just build an offshore nuclear plant and force…"
9 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post Nome Alaska - If they had to rely on wind energy they would die
"Wind turbines in Alaska is a folly, that would not exist, if it had not been mostly financed by the federal government. There is no economic merit in wind electricity, if subsidies were removed"
yesterday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"Not a peep about six hundred foot tall wind turbines corraling Katahdin in the eighty foot tall fire tower article. Interesting."
yesterday
Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

5 Million Federal ARRA Stimulus Loan Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbine Torture

Falmouth Wind Turbine Victims Hang Bloody Dummy Representing Wind Turbine Torture Using ARRA Funds Falmouth, Massachusetts Waste Water Treatment Plant USA Falmouth neighbors want disastrous wind turbines taken down.The Building Inspector years ago has ordered the dismantling and removal of Wind 1 because the structure didn't comply with zoning laws. It was denied a…See More
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"This brings to mind the famous Brad Blake photo of Katahdin, viewed through a thicket of Rollins wind turbines. "
yesterday
Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"Falmouth Fails To Produce Wind Turbine RFPMassachusetts town administration drops the ball again on the turbine train wreck8/9/20https://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/falmouth-fails-produce-wind-turbine-rfp-nodx"
yesterday
Jim Wiegand posted a blog post

Nome Alaska - If they had to rely on wind energy this city would die

"Even after 30 years and endless subsidies, no country is powering itself exclusively with the wind and solar; no country ever will."                                                                                                                   …See More
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"COST SHIFTING THE NAME OF THE GAME IN VERMONT   In summer, highly subsidized, expensive, variable, intermittent solar dozes off in late afternoon/early evening, sleeps all night, and does not wake up until about mid-morning the next day,…"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"HOUSE BILL TO INCREASE IN-STATE SOLAR FROM 8.6% IN 2009 TO 20% IN 2032   Is not it amazing, after EAN, VEIC and VELCO advocated solar build-outs that are totally unrealistic, the VT House comes out with a Bill to increase solar…"
Saturday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"It's truly tragic that all politicians aren't required to take basic science and statistic courses, along with a primer in critical thinking. I honestly have to believe that many of these politicians have been brainwashed by corporate…"
Saturday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"I meant baldacci but maybe spell check is more intelligent than me.."
Saturday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"Why are these lies so propagated? I was heartbroken to hear they are planning to put 100 more near highly ranked historic lake Mattawamkeag .. their presentation was just as full of bull crap as usual.. with no recourse because it is in an…"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Why no opponents interviewed? - Bait & switch two miles off Monhegan
"A 10 to 12 MW wind turbine is at least 700 feet tall. It will be a monster, as seen from Mohegan Island. It will have red strobe lights flashing, 24/7/365, for decades It will emit a lot of low frequency noise, aka infrasound, which is harmful to…"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar
"Penny, The reason so little information is provided in such PR articles is to keep the taxpayers and ratepayers floating in a state of rosy comatose, feeling no pain, now and in the future, somewhat as with a fairy tale that eventually would lead to…"
Aug 3
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar
"Unbelievable how irrational this renewable goal is and how little info is presented in these articles. Cost effective battery storage? Really?"
Aug 3
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar
"It is beyond irrational for Connecticut not to build at least 4000 MW of nuclear to serve future heat pumps and electric vehicles. I switched my energy-efficient house from 95%-efficient propane to 3 heat pumps, each with 2 heads, at a capital cost…"
Aug 3

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Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?

Posted by Long Islander on August 9, 2020 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

Green Junk Wind Turbines Litter Cape Cod

Posted by Frank Haggerty on July 21, 2020 at 11:08am

Who is EDPR?

EDPR, hoping to build Maine's largest wind factory in The County, likes to say they're from Texas. Click on the box above and you'll see their parent, Energias de Portugal is owned by China Three Gorges which is owned by the People's Republic of China. Protect the United States Treasury from foreign subsidy feeders and protect The County - just say NO.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Three_Gorges_Corporation

Maine Governor's Energy Office's Patrick Woodcock letter seemingly endorsing EDPR's Number Nine wind project.

Number%20Nine%20-%2010-22-15%20-%20Copy.pdf

NRCM's CO2 - From A Different Point of View The PDF document at the following link put NRCM's own published CO2 information into the perspective of the Maine woods and shows the terrible tradeoff that is industrial wind in Maine.  

Putting Maine's Wind Power Goals into Proper Perspective

 

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Offshore wind energy extraction: Bigger turbines than ever as industry poised to spread into Gulf of Maine.

At the Offshore Wind  event at the Maine Fishermen's Forum, the industry supporters note that a push  is on to start setting up windfarms in the Gulf of Maine.   …Continue

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    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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