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Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered

http://www.baxterbrewing.com/Baxter Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started Mar 20, 2012

Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered
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http://www.baxterbrewing.com/Baxter Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by alice mckay barnett Apr 12, 2012.

For a laugh, Google "Saudi Arabia of Wind"
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I was curious who might have first uttered that tired phrase. Try it. The results are hilarious (see them below). Pretty much every state and country that has an outdoors has gratuitously been called…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Brigades Feb 21, 2010.

Two Anti-NIMBY Consultants Talk About Manipulation

Attached at the very bottom of my post is a PDF. It is a sales brochure used by a Boston PR Firm which infiltrates ourtowns long before we get "wind" of a development proposal. In it they tell the…Continue

Started Jan 23, 2010

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Art Brigades commented on Steve Thurston's blog post LePage considering a run for Governor
"The guy said he was against mountain wind blight, but he didn't do anything about it in 8 years. Maybe this time he'll take it seriously. "
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"Just wait until the LLCs holding the keys to obsolete, non-performing, worthless assets don't just shut them down, but shut them down and walk away. The so-called decommissioning "plans" will be revealed as the negligent farces that…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post UNICORNLAND - Latest Sierra Club shilling for Maine renewable energy and attack on natural gas
"In testimony last session before the Environment & Natural Resources Committee, a representative from the Dragon Cement plant disclosed that his one facility was the largest single CO2 emitter in Maine, contributing a whopping one percent of all…"
Mar 6
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post UNICORNLAND - Latest Sierra Club shilling for Maine renewable energy and attack on natural gas
"From the Press Herald Article:  "Informing Summit’s decision is the growing national opposition to the concept that natural gas is a preferable, cleaner-burning “bridge” fuel to move from dependence on oil and coal to a…"
Mar 6
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine - "Welcome Home taxpayers, ratepayers and other horribly misinformed victims of the ongoing green heist"
"$$$$ Here's a link where you can hook onto the gravy train.   https://newenglandaquaventus.com/vendor-registration/"
Mar 3
Art Brigades commented on arthur qwenk's blog post ‘Cheap’ Offshore Wind Power Claims are FALSE, Data Shows
"The 2020 year-end Average Wholesale Price per MWH on the ISO-New England was $23.62. If it hadn't been for a freakish December ($41.70), the year end price would have been about $22/ MWH.  The Maine PUC recently awarded Tranche 1 of 2 in…"
Feb 20
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
"One of Carlson's better rants."
Feb 16
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Frozen wind turbines hamper Texas power output, state's electric grid operator says
"The fraud of wind energy exposed. As of 12/31/2019 Texas had 28,100 MW of wind capacity. On an annual average, it generates energy at 35% Capacity Factor with higher levels in winter versus summer. As of 6:00 AM yesterday (local time), wind was…"
Feb 16
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine solar industry baffled, angry as CMP cites need for costly upgrades
"CMP is an easy scapegoat, especially these days. But CMP (and others) warned legislators about the very real downsides in a willy-nilly infusion of solar power. Seth Berry and the other ideologues in the legislature, buoyed by NRCM, Sierra, Maine…"
Feb 13
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Four Year Plan for Climate Action
"Zealots never die."
Jan 27
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills proposes 10-year moratorium on offshore wind
"Why is it so ok to cautiously weigh the impacts on the ocean but not on the mountains? "
Jan 26
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post Another Good Piece by Robert Bryce
"Thank you, Art"
Dec 31, 2020
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Another Good Piece by Robert Bryce

250 times more tax credit than nuclear gets, although nuclear produces five times more clean energy.Funny how Congress called it the "Investment" tax credit.  Anyone who puts (our) money in an "investment" that has such a backward ROI isn't a very good investor. …See More
Dec 28, 2020
Art Brigades commented on Willem Post's blog post MAJOR ELECTION FRAUD PROVEN IN SEVERAL SWING STATES
"Interesting info. But off-topic for this blog."
Dec 28, 2020
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post First offshore wind farm goes offline: An industry warning?
""Ørsted A/S — the Danish power company that acquired Block Island when it bought Deepwater Wind in 2018 — is bearing the cost of reburying the Block Island cable connecting its turbines to the island grid. Spokesperson…"
Nov 17, 2020
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Another Good Piece by Robert Bryce

250 times more tax credit than nuclear gets, although nuclear produces five times more clean energy.

Funny how Congress called it the "Investment" tax credit.  Anyone who puts (our) money in an "investment" that has such a backward ROI isn't a very good investor. …

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Deadline today.  Take the survey.

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September 11, 2020

The Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) and Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future (GOPIF) are required to develop a plan to identify pathways and strategies for advancing Maine’s clean energy economy (ie: education, training, workforce, etc). The GEO and GOPIF want to hear directly…

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Posted on September 11, 2020 at 1:36pm

Urgent Deadline August 22

The Maine Climate Council is taking suggestions.

Take their survey before end of the day Saturday, August 22.

They actually are allowing written replies to questions. They need a good dose of reality (the kind of thoughtful, fact-based info found right here on the Citizens Task Force Blog) before they start making their policy recommendations to the governor and legislature. Without our critical thinking, they…

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Posted on August 21, 2020 at 4:07pm

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At 11:07am on April 13, 2019, Willem Post said…

Hi Art,

Great data of HQ sales to NE and Vermont.

I have been looking for that a long time

Please provide the HQ URL that has the information

At 4:49am on February 21, 2010, Tom Olds said…
Tanks Art. Tom
At 3:57pm on January 7, 2010, Long Islander said…
Here is yet one more investigative reporting option:
http://pinetreewatchdog.org/?page_id=8
At 11:29am on January 7, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Awesome. Very helpful. I suppose I could have dug those out with some research. Thank you! Now please do share your feelings (or analysis )of how stringent it is.
At 9:20pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
I posted a couple of files on the documents page that you may be interested in. Let me know if you would like anything more.
At 2:51pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
In response to your questioning who may have a copy of what I referenced - what would you like a copy of? I have copies of almost all documents pertaining to this project, including the draft Permit, initial application, and much more.

As to the "ordinance" passed by the town of Oakfield, well, I have my own feelings as to how stringent it is.
At 4:42pm on January 5, 2010, Art Brigades said…
At 4:08pm on January 5, 2010, Whetstone_Willy said…
Art,
Could you please add a URL to the news article you posted - "More Sustainable Renewable Power for ME". Right now when I click on it I get a non-page.

Thanks.

Willy
At 3:58pm on December 27, 2009, Long Islander said…
Indeed, the PUC hearings are largely made up of paid reciters of the corporate line. That said, it is clear that there are many at war against the transmission upgrade and reading the transcripts reveals that many transmission upgrade opponents have not yet made the connection between the upgrade and the wind complexes. It is important that the two groups find each other and realize the similarity between our fights:

- a state government that is putting corporate interests above our welfare

- projects being jammed down our throats under false pretenses

- unnecessary projects

- scarring the landscape

- posing health risks

- feeding off the taxpayer or ratepayer - driving up the cost of living

- economically foolish
 
 
 

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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