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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 Wind Turbine Community Benefits Agreements Break A Few Eggs To Make An Omelet

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Turbine Community Benefits Agreements"you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet "Falmouth CBA involves a funding agreement between the community and ocean wind developerMassachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's Energy Diversity Act of 2016 creates an onshore substation that will be set in Falmouth along with an 800-megawatt electric cable…See More
16 hours ago
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Kenneth Capron's blog post Maine Climate Council - Oct-21
"Th e whole green machine is missing the boat so sad.. hope someone is willing to no just follow the $$$"
yesterday
Thinklike A. Mountain posted a blog post

Biden says "False" to Trump debate claim that solar cannot run our big factories

Snippet from last night's debate. The full transcript can be read at the weblink below.[1:24:38] Trump: Solar. I love solar, but solar doesn't quite have it yet. It's not powerful enough yet to-- to really run our big beautiful factories that we need to compete with the world--[1:24:47] Biden: False.[1:24:47] Trump:  So, it's all a pipe dream, but you know what we'll do? We're gonna have the greatest economy in the world. But if you want to kill the economy, get rid of your oil industry. You…See More
yesterday
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Massachusetts Wind Plans Up To 1.6 Gigawatt Power Cable In Falmouth Residential Neighborhoods
"World energy use, all sources, was about 550 quads, in 2018 US energy use is about 100 quads of energy per year; it has been nearly constant for 20 years.   World coal, oil, and gas consumption was 88% of total energy consumption in 1993 World…"
yesterday
Kenneth Capron posted a blog post

Maine Climate Council - Oct-21

Too much time has been spent wringing our hands over the gathering storm that is climate change. Or worse, arguing with those who don't believe that pumping gazillions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere over the last 200 years didn't have an impact.Which is why I am cheered to see the roll-up-our-sleeves-let's-dig-into-this approach the Maine Climate Council is taking. Our lead story provides some frightening predictions on what our state could face, but that fear should spur action, not…See More
Thursday
Eric A. Tuttle posted blog posts
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Massachusetts Wind Plans Up To 1.6 Gigawatt Power Cable In Falmouth Residential Neighborhoods
"Comment by Willem Post 1 hour agoDelete Comment Global coal, oil, and gas consumption was 88% of total energy consumption in the world in 1993 Global coal (29%), oil (34%) and gas (24%) consumption was 87% in 2018, TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS LATER Why is…"
Wednesday
Willem Post commented on Frank Haggerty's blog post Massachusetts Wind Plans Up To 1.6 Gigawatt Power Cable In Falmouth Residential Neighborhoods
"Units J Btu Quad = 10^15 Btu KJ 1000 0.947817 MJ 1000000 947.817 GJ 1000000000 947817 TJ 1E+12 947817000 PJ 1E+15 9.47817E+11 EJ 1E+18 9.47817E+14 0.947817 A quad is about equal to an exajoule. The US uses…"
Tuesday
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Oct 18
Frank Haggerty posted a blog post

Massachusetts Wind Plans Up To 1.6 Gigawatt Power Cable In Falmouth Residential Neighborhoods

1.6 Gigawatts equal 1600 megawatts A small nuclear plant equals around 600 megawatts Falmouth Massachusetts Prepares For New Wind Turbine DisasterGov Baker testified to Congress in 2019 about town disasterWind turbine contractors are proposing the landing of an up to 1200 megawatt ocean wind turbine export cable or cables route at Falmouth Heights and Surf Drive. The route is from there nine miles north to a brand new power substation off Blacksmith Shop road and then in the air to the Grid in…See More
Oct 18
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP parent says top competitor is illegally obstructing $1B corridor project
"You could see this coming. Surely dearest Seth Berry must be entangled in this woeful web.Let's see if Sara Gideon kicks someone out of the Senate. Anyone got a list of the legislators and agencies who testified against the corridor. I love it…"
Oct 16
Tim Haas is now a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine
Oct 16
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System
"Vermont Yankee would RELIABLY run, at near FULL PRODUCTION (90+% capacity factor, one of the highest in the US and in the World), for about FIVE HUNDRED DAYS. Then it would shut down for about 4 to 5 weeks for refueling, and make all sorts of…"
Oct 16
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System
"The whole opposition to CMP corridor and in favor of a public takeover are poorly disguised efforts to force fossil fuels out of the energy generating business."
Oct 16
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Governor Janet Mills To Carbon Tax Electricity
"Grid operator calls for ‘net carbon pricing’ It would seem that "net carbon pricing" is a direct market distortion that provides incentives to an inferior commodity, while eliminating a valued commodity.. American made products…"
Oct 15
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System
"This move anticipates the closure of fossil fuel plants to be replaced with wind and solar. How sick can our lawmakers be ?"
Oct 15

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Maine Climate Council - Oct-21

Posted by Kenneth Capron on October 21, 2020 at 10:34pm — 1 Comment

Governor Janet Mills To Carbon Tax Electricity

Posted by Dan McKay on October 15, 2020 at 7:47am — 3 Comments

Federal grant for Maine offshore wind

Posted by Long Islander on October 6, 2020 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

More Juice!

Posted by arthur qwenk on October 1, 2020 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

U.S. Sens & Rep Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit

Posted by Long Islander on September 28, 2020 at 8:56am — 5 Comments

Maine wind project should be reconsidered

Posted by Long Islander on September 19, 2020 at 5:00pm — 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.

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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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