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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 commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Let the State set up a different distribution network for renewables and make renewable owners use their own energy first. "
7 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Penny, A utility merely adds the cost of any investment to the rate base, which is used by the utilities commission to set rates. A utility is strictly a cost plus set up, with captive customers. Being off the grid, enables you to give them the…"
11 hours ago
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Solar panels produce DC. That is converted to AC, then through a utility meter, then to distribution grid. This way the utility knows how much you produced. If you are net-metered, you will be compensated accordingly by the utility."
11 hours ago
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Can someone educate me on AC/DC - what is produced by solar - what is flowing through the distribution lines - is there a conversion - what's with all these big transformers on the poles? "
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Why would any utility want to invest huge sums of money connecting to inefficient and unreliable power sources?"
yesterday
Willem Post commented on Willem Post's blog post ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUS SYSTEMS LIKELY NOT COST-EFFECTIVE IN VERMONT AT PRESENT.
"Those electric school buses are not nearly as efficient as VEIC made them out to be. The glossy VEIC report is a masterwork of glitz and…"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent
"Monitoring/Recording Electricity Data   The output of every electricity plant, which has a name and a number, in every state, is monitored/recorded, on a minute-by-minute basis, in real-time, by the regional grid operator, such as…"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent
"A wood-burning power plant needs self-use energy to operate various electrical devices on the plant island, and diesel fuel, etc., for other tasks. Energy into the plant island is 400 MWh, from dry wood chips, after its water was…"
Thursday
Frank Haggerty commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent
"Question -In Texas the utility companies charge excessive amounts of money in one case a single electric ratepayer was $17,000 for a couple of days. How much did the wind turbine owners pay for their parasitic power use?"
Thursday
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent
"Frank, Yes, that is true. When winds are minimal, the output is minimal, and parasitic consumers will take a significant percentage of that low output. That percentage becomes less as output increases. About 5,500 wind turbines froze in Texas, but…"
Feb 24
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
""But wind energy is a symbol of what we should be doing!""
Feb 24
Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent

 A turbine consumes up to 25% of its rated capacity in its own operationEnergy consumption in wind facilitiesLarge wind turbines require a large amount of energy to operate. Other electricity plants generally use their own electricity, and the difference between the amount they generate and the amount delivered to the grid is readily determined. Wind plants, however, use…See More
Feb 24
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"If humans are going to inhabit the Earth for millennia to come, they will have to solve problems. But with criminals and sociopaths running the show, science has been put in the toilet, making this task impossible."
Feb 23
Jim Wiegand commented on arthur qwenk's blog post Data Shows Wind Power Failure was Chief Cause of Massive Texas Power Shortage
"The news yesterday said that the fencing and National guard patrols around the capitol, are costing taxpayers 7 million a day. My opinion is that these guards will stay in place until "the people" stop talking about the rigged 2020…"
Feb 23
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"These "Greenies" need Psychiatric help, but certainly , they must not be allowed to bankrupt a nation  and cause suffering  for their emotional imbalance (raison d'etre) and lack of scientific education concerning…"
Feb 23
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"Monitoring/Recording Electricity Data   The output of every electricity plant, which has a name and a number, in every state, is monitored/recorded, on a minute-by-minute basis, in real-time, by the regional grid operator, such as…"
Feb 23

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Wind Turbine Parasitic Losses Up To 25 Percent

Posted by Frank Haggerty on February 24, 2021 at 7:47am — 4 Comments

Wind Subsidies Help Freeze Texans

Posted by Thinklike A. Mountain on February 22, 2021 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Old TV points out Sea Level Decline

Posted by Kenneth Capron on February 20, 2021 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

US power line tensions grow over green energy surge

Posted by Long Islander on February 18, 2021 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

Wind turbines are great if your selling them

Posted by Jim Wiegand on February 17, 2021 at 3:00pm — 5 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.

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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