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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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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine fishing interests seek total ban on offshore wind energy
"Future Build-outs of Offshore Wind Turbine Systems   - MA, RI, and CT are planning to have 8460, 880, and 4160 MW, respectively, a total of 13,500 MW of offshore wind by 2035, much greater than the above 1600 MW. - If the same simulation were…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine fishing interests seek total ban on offshore wind energy
"All-in Cost of Wind and Solar   The all-in cost of wind and solar, c/kWh is:   1) Price paid to owners  2) Subsidies paid to owners 3) Grid extension/augmentation (not paid by owners) 4) Grid support services (not paid by…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine fishing interests seek total ban on offshore wind energy
"Area Requirements of Energy Sources in New England   An August 2009 study for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory examined land-use data for 172 projects, representing about 80% of the installed and targeted wind capacity, in the…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Clean energy megaprojects, including in Maine, divide environmentalists
"The hypocrisy of the environmental groups is staggering.  None of them cared about the sprawl of wind turbines and transmission lines on our mountains and ridge lines. They were all for it, there wasn't an industrial wind project they…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on richard mcdonald's blog post The US Will Need A Lot of Land to Reach Zero Carbon
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richard mcdonald commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Penny, they definitely have Joe Biden in a vice and the Party of Davos is all in on the CCP way of doing business. Not a word from those goons complaining of the devastation and havoc their virus has inflicted on the world - not a peep. Taking back…"
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Penny Gray commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Good question, Richard McDonald.  Who are Greta's advisors?  They are falling down on the job.  Shame on them! And more to the point, shame on China.  But what does the CCP care, they own us, or will very shortly unless we…"
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richard mcdonald commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Mills's plan calls for 141,000 EV's by 2040. As of 2019, Maine had 1.6 mm vehicles (all classes) on the road. CO2 puking China will eliminate any CO2 reductions by Maine in seconds. A new report stated that it would take 16 days for China…"
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Penny Gray commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"It took how many years to figure this out? Fifty?"
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Kenneth Capron commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"What? They don't believe their own propaganda? What genius spilled the beans? But I've got bad news. Even nuclear won't solve the transportation problem which is 30 - 50% of the carbon issue. According to one climate forum, Maine…"
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richard mcdonald commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"The Brits have plans to build 8 compact modular reactors based upon a Rolls Royce design taken from  their nuclear sub experience. They're built in a factory and delivered to the site - no massive construction project/cost overruns. Costs…"
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arthur qwenk commented on richard mcdonald's blog post Biden goes nuclear to save the planet. What's Mills to do??
"Bring Back MAINE YANKEE for goodness sake. Reinvigorate Maine's economy!"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Watch The Freedom Conference - April 16 & 17 Tulsa, OK (Being streamed)
"JEFFREY PRATHER: WHAT DID TRUMP KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT? Is the U.S. headed for Ireland's Troubles? THIS IS EYE-OPENING Find the podcast from April 28 at the following weblink https://www.steeltruth.com/ and start watching at the…"
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WHAT DID TRUMP KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT?

Is the U.S. headed for Ireland's Troubles?THIS IS EYE-OPENINGFind the podcast from April 28 - see two posts below.Industrial Wind Turbine Health Issues: Evidence Grows, Politics Rise (Robert Bryce’s latest)By Robert Bradley Jr. -- April 28, 2021“Since 2015, nearly 300 government entities from Vermont to Hawaii have moved to reject or restrict wind projects. Local governments are implementing a panoply of regulations to restrict the growth of wind projects including strict limits on noise,…See More
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post State lawmakers draft plan to unlock northern Maine’s renewable potential
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This Earth Day spread the truth and demand changes

Posted by Jim Wiegand on April 21, 2021 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

AWED 4/19/21 4-E Newsletter (John Droz, Jr.)

Posted by Long Islander on April 20, 2021 at 11:53am

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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