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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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Dan McKay commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post BREAKING: Mar-A-Lago RAIDED BY FBI
"The FBI committed Third degree grand theft which is a third degree felony, which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines."
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CALL TO ACTION ON THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT from Lisa Linowes

Dear Friends, Reckless, self-serving lawmakers in Washington DC are about to pass the Inflation Reduction Act which makes wind and solar subsidies PERMANENT (PTC/ITC).  This action is a profound slap at all of us who’ve worked to protect the environment and our communities from the scourge of massive wind/solar power plants.  We were promised an end to these subsidies in 2015 -- Congress LIED! If the Inflation…See More
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post This Mill's Post is Full of Bullshit about Renewable Energy Costs
""System locational marginal prices (LMPs) averaged roughly $171 per megawatt hour (MWh) during the heat wave, and system energy and reserve pricing properly reflected the tight system conditions on several days.""
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Dan McKay's blog post How a Liberal Sees Bannon and the Deplorables
"Such BS from CNN. Ever notice that whatever the truth is, they say the exact opposite? Meanwhile, good to see Megyn Kelly calling a spade a spade. ‘Bulls**t!’: Megyn Kelly Goes Ballistic Over FBI’s Raid Against Trump, Says…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Big wind farms planned in far Northern Maine could benefit Mass.
"Actually, The PUC has said HVDC line proposals can bid into this RFP"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post This is Historic Stupidity
"Penny, Russia just signed a $30 billion, turnkey contract to build four 1100 MW nuclear units at a site in Egypt"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Big wind farms planned in far Northern Maine could benefit Mass.
"McKay, HVDC lines have very low losses over very long distances They are widely used in Europe"
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post This is Historic Stupidity
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post This is Historic Stupidity
"China builds coal plants. Russia builds gas plants. America builds solar/wind plants.  The energy strength advantage index goes to China and Russia. "
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Big wind farms planned in far Northern Maine could benefit Mass.
"   The most uneconomical method of transferring energy is by moving it long distances as line losses extremely reduce the energy upon arrival.    The most uneconomical method of moving weather corrupted energy is by keeping it…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Big wind farms planned in far Northern Maine could benefit Mass.
"Maine did a decent job - despite the red carpet Expedited Wind Law - of minimizing the Wind Rush. Only 1000 MW of the 2700 MW statutory goal. But the wind bastards are finally getting their way. Clearway Energy has a huge project planned just east…"
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"Significant Material Cost Increases": Ford Hikes Prices of EV Truck by Up To $7,000

Ford Motor Company is the latest automaker to announce a price hike for its electric vehicle (EV) due to c"significant material cost increases and other factors." The Detroit automaker adjusted the MSRP on the F-150 Lightning for the first time since it was …See More
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Big wind farms planned in far Northern Maine could benefit Mass.
"This article shows the wind/solar generation shortfall, due to a one-day wind/solar lull It also shows the electricity drawn from the high-voltage grid to enable grid-scale battery systems to counteract the…"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post This is Historic Stupidity
"Dark Ages? Twilight Zone"
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post This is Historic Stupidity
"We are about to enter the Dark Ages.  History really does repeat itself."
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How a Liberal Sees Bannon and the Deplorables

Posted by Dan McKay on August 10, 2022 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

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Washington DC Hurls Maine a Death Bomb

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BREAKING: Mar-A-Lago RAIDED BY FBI

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 8, 2022 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

This is Historic Stupidity

Posted by Dan McKay on August 7, 2022 at 4:47pm — 10 Comments

Germany Powering Down

Posted by Dan McKay on August 6, 2022 at 1:13pm — 4 Comments

Where is solar? where is wind?

Posted by Dan McKay on August 5, 2022 at 5:32pm

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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Ever since the "pandemic" you can see every aspect of the way we live our lives is under attack.but it doesn't stop there!Huge corporations are buying up beloved farms, destroying open space with cluster housing and subdivisions, all the while…Continue

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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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    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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    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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