still plan on coming to Dixfield Thursday? A B&B in Andover will provide room and breakfast if you guys do not want to drive back that night. My brother's house is right in Dixfield and we will have extra beds that night. May be air mattreses but still comfortable. Otherwise, get in touch and let us hope we can sink some sense into the DEP that not is all well with these big turbines coming to our mountains. 418-4404
Alexander Glad to know you're keeping tabs on the offshore wind efforts As the University’s own researchers nervously acknowledge in their new report, there are ecological complications that were not being considered by DeepCwind until very recently. And the funding feds at the Dept of energy aren't all that thrilled either.
as before, if you can come to Dixfield March 10 for a Public Hearing with DEP on Saddleback wind project.\; we will feed you and pay for your gas (If it is an F-150 you drive we will scrape more money up. ) Just kidding'
I know you know what we are fighting. We need alternatives to the grid. Mainers are essentially independent . We need engineers as you and Jim Labreque to keep experimenting and inventing.
Alexander, welcome to the Citizens Task Force on Wind Power, an organization that was born in November 2009 out of desperation when we realized what was about to happen to Maine if Governor Baldacci, and a misguided DEP, LURC and MCDC had their way .
We have analyzed every angle on wind power, the medical, economic, technological, environmental and political. We have knocked on the doors of every state agency, only to be met with arrogance, rejection, mockery and obfuscation - pretty much what you described in your oped.
But times are changing and we are gaining momentum and we need all the brains and common sense we can get. That is why we are proud to welcome you to our organization. Please invite your friends to join us.
Call me or Steve Thurston if you have any question about the organization. We hope you will consider testifying at legislative committee hearings this spring as legislation we have sponsored is considered. 864 5423
Alexander Welcome one board the the Citizens" Task Force on Wind Power-Maine. I can see you have what it is going to take to get this Great State
of Maine back on the right track . And I will word it this way you have a lot of YOUNG GOOD OLD FASHION COMMON SENSE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Freemont Tibbetts 37, Bruce Tibbetts Dr, Dixfield Maine.
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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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."