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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).

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

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Kenneth Capron posted a blog post

Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States

OPEN SESSIONS ON FEBRUARY 1-2Laying the Foundation for New and Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United StatesNuclear energy could play an important role in moving towards net-zero emissions, but there are many economic, regulatory, and societal factors that determine whether expanding nuclear power is a feasible solution.  The National Academies invite you to attend open sessions of an…See More
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Jim Wiegand commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"Time's limited Edition for collectors...."
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"And, right on cue, Hydro Quebec wants consumers to cut back in electrical usage. And right on cue they will again increase their local rates as they stoke up their fossil fuel generation facilities. With the power via Hydro Power that they…"
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Willem Post commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"HERE IS SOMETHING TO SCREW UP YOUR MOOD FOR A LONG TIME, AND EMPTY YOUR POCKETBOOK BIDEN 30,000 MW OFFSHORE WIND SYSTEMS BY 2030; AN EXPENSIVE…"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"For 20 years, corporate energy crooks have been pulling the same scam as big Pharma on Americans. Get rid of low cost solutions and soak consumers through rigging.  It has to be very clear to most Americans what's really happened to them…"
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Paul Ackerman commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"Yup,thank you to all the idiots who voted the green propaganda line and killed the CMP/Hydro Quebec corridor. Beyond stupid. Of course electricity costs will keep going up as a consequence, though the current spike was baked in before the vote. Just…"
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Bob Stone commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"Consumption was 910 KWH."
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"When will ratepayers wake up and throw out the legislators that constantly push wind and solar? Do people take their local elections seriously?  P.S. - how did everyone like the global warming they woke up to this morning?"
16 hours ago
Robert Powers commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"Is there a way to find out what CMP, Versant, Bangor Hydro and others donated to the campaigns of Janet Mills, Jared Golden, Anus King, and oh, whats her name in Southern Maine, Biden, etc???  Might be interesting!  Just Asking...for a…"
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Willem Post commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"What is your consumption, to calculate c/kWh It may be a new record in New England After offshore floating wind follies and expensive batteries are added, all Mainers will be totally shocked by their electric bills."
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Bob Stone posted a blog post

My CMP Bill

People in the Central Maine Power service area in Maine are going to see a little cruise missile in their power bills this month. The electricity portion of our home's electric bill went from $.064494 per kilowatt hour to $.118161, an 83.2% increase. That's almost doubled, overnight.If the price we paid through December 31st would have remained the same through the January portion of our billing period, we would have paid $58.68 for power. If the new rate would have been in effect for the…See More
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Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post Grid Balancing Costs Sky-Rocket in the UK, due to Increased Wind and Solar
"Remember, these ANNUAL additional costs are due to the variations and intermittencies of wind and solar, because the OTHER power plants have to operate far from their more-efficient modes of operation. When wind and solar were only a very small…"
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Dan McKay commented on Art Brigades's blog post A Good Post-Mortem on November's Corridor Debacle
"Seabrook is in New Hampshire. New Hampshire should include nuclear as a renewable resource and prop it up with a decent PPA such as Connecticut did with the Millstone Nuclear plant. Both plants are critical to the New England…"
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Willem Post posted a blog post

Grid Balancing Costs Sky-Rocket in the UK, due to Increased Wind and Solar

An interesting article from Elexon about the costs incurred for balancing the gridJANUARY 20, 2022tags: By Paul HomewoodThe Electricity System Operator (ESO) plays an essential role in balancing supply and demand using the Balancing Mechanism (BM). Matching supply and demand requires payments to be made between the ESO and participating consumers and generators. Consumers and generators submit prices…See More
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Art Brigades's blog post A Good Post-Mortem on November's Corridor Debacle
""" But NextEra also owns gas and oil generation in addition to Seabrook. ""Remember, Avangrid also owns gas and oil generation in the U.S. AND is in control of many underling companies throughout the U.S. with a recent…"
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Advanced Nuclear Reactors in the United States

Posted by Kenneth Capron on January 22, 2022 at 9:27pm

My CMP Bill

Posted by Bob Stone on January 21, 2022 at 8:08pm — 9 Comments

A Good Post-Mortem on November's Corridor Debacle

Posted by Art Brigades on January 19, 2022 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

Sometimes fake news is true......

Posted by Jim Wiegand on January 18, 2022 at 5:30pm

How long can humans survive?

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 17, 2022 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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.

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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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