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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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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"Federal EPA in its report recommended Undergrounding and remains its recommendation. CMP / Avangrid / Iberdrola are trying to avoid this added expense by trying to find a State that will neglect this EPA recommendation. Furthermore, it will…"
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Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"I strongly oppose the Hydro-Quebec/CMP corridor project for a number of reasons. Consider the following: 1) Unless I'm mistaken, Maine's Wind Energy Act declares that Maine does not consider hydropower as a renewable resource and that…"
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Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

SF6 Gas Blacklisted By Vestas Wind Turbine Company (Sulphur hexafluoride)

SF6 Gas Blacklisted By Vestas Wind Company Greenhouse gas SF6 (Sulphur hexafluoride)   (Insulator in switch gear).Vestas Material restricted list Document ID: 0064-0319 Owner(s):  Valid from: 15 March 2017 Version: 00 Version history Version No. Date Description of Changes 00 2017.01.30  New document, information comes from the old Version 6.  Vestas Chemical and Material…See More
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Wind Turbine Danger of Greenhouse Gas SF6 Sulphur Hexafluoride

Falmouth Massachusetts 3 Vestas V-82 type 1.65 megawatt wind turbines should we worry about Greenhouse Gas SF6 Sulphur Hexafluoride in older wind turbines?How many turbines have MSDS safety sheets - MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS)SULPHUR HEXAFLUORIDE (SF6)Please ensure that this MSDS is received by the appropriate personVestas Wind Turbine Greenhouse gas SF6 Sulphur…See More
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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Are Streamers Muzzling Controversial Documentaries?
"People don't like being told what to do and what not to do.Where was the gap in our education system that lead to everyone becoming judges and none becoming factfinders and truth tellers. Collectively, all the push back on free speech makes me…"
Jun 28
Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

A Winning Trifecta for Climate Science and Rationality

By Charles BattigFirst there was Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans, then came Bjorn Lomborg’s False Alarm, and now Michael Schellenberger’s Apocalypse Never. All three authors sound the common theme that the hyper-green environmental activists who have captured, politicized, and monetized the concern for the environment have, as Lomborg explains, created a false climate alarm which has “costs us trillions, hurts the poor, and fails to fix the planet.” To varying degrees, all three authors…See More
Jun 27
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Are Streamers Muzzling Controversial Documentaries?
"The First Amendment is indeed under attack these days, along with many other things we call Constitutional Rights. Dangerous Times indeed."
Jun 26
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
"The core function of an SSL certificate is to protect server-client communication. On installing SSL, every bit of information is encrypted. In layman’s terms, the data is locked and can only be unlocked by the intended recipient (browser or…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
"This means what?"
Jun 25
arthur qwenk posted a blog post

As Effective as RCP8.5 ! What's That? (Well, as good as Covid Modeling)

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Jun 24
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post House Democrats include wind and solar tax credit extensions in sweeping infrastructure bill
"REMOVE ALL SUBSIDIES! Free and Fair Markets will make Renewables a thing of the past. On to clean High Density power  solutions to the worlds energy needs, not futile intermittent feel good group-think based hypocrisy promoting environmental…"
Jun 24
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Norway to rein in wind power after raging opposition from locals
"I lived in Norway for 3 years Norway has a lot of wind, but it also has a lot of oil and gas and HYDRO Power. Norway gets 98% of its electricity from hydro, just as Quebec The LAST thing Norway needs is to get on the bandwagon of idiocy, and build a…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post House Democrats include wind and solar tax credit extensions in sweeping infrastructure bill
"My recommendation to Republicans and still sane Democrats is to give nothing to the RE industries. They have had outrageously high subsidies for about 20 years. The US has far higher priorities, such as increasing energy efficiency and…"
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THE VAGARIES OF SOLAR IN NEW ENGLAND

Posted by Willem Post on June 24, 2020 at 4:30am

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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