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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 Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"This brings to mind the famous Brad Blake photo of Katahdin, viewed through a thicket of Rollins wind turbines. "
Sunday
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Mr. Littlefield, you are correct.   It's ok to be anti-wind, anti-nuke, anti-solar, etc.  But if you are a normal person living in the 21st century, you cannot be anti-electricity. The Stratton biomass plant that NRCM denounces…"
Jul 12
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"A small power line like this one comes with very little environmental damage, and nearly imperceptible visual damage, especially compared to massive lighted kinetic wind turbines. In terms of electricity delivery, it's equivalent to 2300 of the…"
Jul 11
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
"This means what?"
Jun 25
Art Brigades commented on Art Brigades's blog post Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation
"Seriously, folks.  Read the submissions fro EDP, Longroads, et al. They are trying to ruin Maine. https://mpuc-cms.maine.gov/CQM.Public.WebUI/Common/CaseMaster.aspx?CaseNumber=2020-00104"
Apr 10
arthur qwenk commented on Art Brigades's blog post Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation
"Number 9, brought to  Maine by the same people  that brought us   "The Wuhan Flu"."
Apr 10
Art Brigades commented on Art Brigades's blog post Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation
"As LI has always said, if wind projects are the heist, transmission is the getaway car. Please write to the PUC. Click on those file links and do it everyone. (BTW, Chrome works better than Safari on the PUC system.) "
Apr 10
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation
"Art, That is a very good write up."
Apr 10
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Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation

Here they go again. Just when you thought Big Wind had thrown in the towel (in Maine). Just when you thought they can no longer compete.Just when everybody and his uncle is making more sensible energy decisions. Big Wind is Back in Maine.Despite their insidious lobbying efforts, Big Wind's PTC got left out of the Covid-19 stimulus package. Electricity prices are at…See More
Apr 7
Bob commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Perhaps someone else has already pointed this out, but the piece of legislation Art Brigades mentions is what is known is an Initiated Bill.  It is sponsored by the people who signed petitions to get the anti-corridor question on the…"
Mar 23
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Supreme Court upholds PUC approval of energy corridor
"The opposition to NECEC is often described as "grass roots" but these big business interests (who appealed and failed) are anything but grass roots. They are the source of the millions going to the grass roots anti NECEC campaign. Those…"
Mar 20
Dan McKay commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Both the NECEC line and the MCPC line require major transmission upgrades almost to the New Hampshire border. Once built, NECEC will preclude any further significant generation projects unless gas-fired plants of Livermore, Veazie and/or Westbrook…"
Mar 19
richard mcdonald commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Eric Tuttle is correct - NECEC is the Trojan Horse for developing wind power in the Moosehead Region. It's spelled out in CMP's bid to Mass for the MCPC line in 2016. Engineering study was completed to support running another line in the…"
Mar 18
arthur qwenk commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Left Wing Progressive  (CPC Socialists) of the WCPC movement, know no boundaries and have no ethics. Augusta is a cesspool of left wing socialists intent on "The Green New Deal" , at any cost . The same modus operandi as PL-661,…"
Mar 18
Kenneth Capron commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Good find. Slick politicking by someone and I'd wager someone got a kickback for doing this.Hope someone else has the balls to block this from passage."
Mar 18
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Never Mind that the NECEC is a pathway to more Wind Turbines in Western Maine Mountains, as it now replaces the MCPC who's sole purpose was Wind Power. "
Mar 17

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Comment Opportunity - Big Wind Wakes from Hibernation

Here they go again. Just when you thought Big Wind had thrown in the towel (in Maine). 

Just when you thought they can no longer compete.

Just when everybody and his uncle is making more sensible energy decisions. 

Big Wind is Back in Maine.

Despite their insidious lobbying efforts, Big Wind's PTC got left out of the…

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Posted on April 7, 2020 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning

NECECkiller.pdf

As legislators got to their desks an hour ago, they received a piece of legislation which would order the PUC to reverse its decision that granted a “certificate” to the NECEC. 

This is even more brazen than the Wind Act.

Never mind…
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Posted on March 17, 2020 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

So much more energy, and more electricity. Impossible without nukes at the very least.

We were taught in grade school (and we laughed at) how primitive people thought the earth was flat until a bold Italian sailor proved otherwise. Today's primitive thinkers want a rapidly developing world to reach carbon neutrality using tools the equivalent of the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria...

This report is a stunner. If the EIA is even close to correct in this prognostication, and if fossil fuels are somehow off the table, how can civilization advance?  

Lots of…

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Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

AMC Now Full Members of the AEC

When you click on the below link you'll see in the top picture a gathering of interested parties at the RPS/Climate change bill-signing.

That's Beth O'Hearn (teal dress) from League of Conservation Voters, which is the overarching organization for the Airhead Enviro Cabal (LCV, NRCM, Sierra, Audubon, Environment Maine, et al).  Over her shoulder in Maroon/white is Katelyn Bernard, the lobbyist for the Appalachian Mountain Club, which for a few years had…

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Posted on June 27, 2019 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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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

******** 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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