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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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Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

Massachusetts Mega Ocean Wind Cables No Abutter Notifications

 Who Wants A 1200 Megawatt Cable Next Door  Is This The Next Step For Maine Shoreline Residents  Falmouth Massachusetts Offshore Wind Cables Massachusetts DPU Case D.P.U. 21-142  December 3, 2021  The Falmouth Select Board held a meeting in November of 2020 for an 804-megawatt offshore wind turbine electric cable to come onshore and travel through Falmouth to Bourne…See More
1 hour ago
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"So UMPI gave up on industrial wind and turned to equally unreliable and diffuse solar to save money and the planet?  And this is a university?  Every time I drive past Colby's "solar field" proudly located right next to I-95…"
3 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"WIND AND SOLAR TO PROVIDE 30 PERCENT OF NEW ENGLAND ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY 2050 https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/wind-and-solar-provide-50-percent-of-future-new-england “All-in” Electricity Cost of Wind and Solar in…"
5 hours ago
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH: Maine won’t wait long for answers on clean energy, transmission lines
"So NCRM is up to the usual Prestidigitation. Of course they want northern Maine to suffer higher rates through the ISO-NE. Everything points to wind and solar sales. Force everyone to buy their power and replace all other forms of energy. Ya.…"
14 hours ago
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"The Trustees thought about all that. But Dr. Zillman was in the room to remind the that reason, math and science have no place in academia."
15 hours ago
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"The wind turbine cost $2 million I think. And then there may have been additional big expenses. So why is the insurance funding something that costs "only" $1.2 million? Also, the expected $42,000/year savings would seemingly represent an…"
15 hours ago
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"Those Aroostook kids who used to pay for college picking potatoes... Now they can shovel off the panels. Presque%20Isle%20Weather.pdf"
16 hours ago
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH: Maine won’t wait long for answers on clean energy, transmission lines
"There you have it in the editorial.  NRCM, which fought bitterly against NECEC, is already ok and on board with this more significant blight. "
17 hours ago
Art Brigades commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Massachusetts Power Politics In Maine
"AMC's Townsend implies that "the Vermont project" should be built instead of NECEC. Vermont's line is indeed a little more expensive, but don't think for a minute that it would be sail without all these people lighting their…"
yesterday
Penny Gray commented on Willem Post's blog post Deep freeze in Arctic Europe sends power prices soaring
"Makes me cold just reading this.  Glad I have lots of firewood in the wood shed."
yesterday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Northern Maine, you DO NOT want to be connected to ISO-NE. They have been corrupted by dishonest legislators from every New England State. All other Mainers, see the rates being paid by Northern Maine with connections to Canada and make a mad rush…"
yesterday
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Out of sight, out of mind? Don't count out "The County" though to raise all mighty hell against  these scumbag interlopers."
yesterday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Transportation Secty Buttigieg: Rural Drivers Should Buy Electric Cars Because They Use the Most Gas
"There is a group of leftists that are working on Harris/Buttigieg 2024, the signs will read "Buttplug and the Kackler". The only thing the democrats have is blind allegiance and greed."
yesterday
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Dan, it's Biden and  Obama's GREEN DREAM   being paid for by Maine citizens who should know better by now!"
yesterday
Penny Gray commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Tucker Carlson Points Out Alex Jones More Accurate Than Corporate Press
""If I were meant to be like everyone else, I would never have been given the gift of thought, because to follow the crowd takes no thought at all.""
yesterday
Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Then there will be an east west corridor (Rt 6 area)_and another along the general I-95 area...another corridor from Hancock county in the Southern Barrens and close to the I-395 extension,  Most people have not even heard of the undersea cable…"
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U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines

Posted by Long Islander on December 3, 2021 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Massachusetts Power Politics In Maine

Posted by Frank Haggerty on December 1, 2021 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

Sierra Club backs consumer-owned power for Maine

Posted by Long Islander on November 30, 2021 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Social Security Steams Closer To Crisis

Posted by Willem Post on November 25, 2021 at 12:30pm — 8 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

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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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