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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 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
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Oct 29
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Canada’s ‘Atlantic Loop’ power grid could bring big value to Maine
"Mr. Post, you said: That electricity has CO2 emissions of less 10 g/kWh, which is much less than the 276 g/kWh, primary energy basis, or 304 g/kWh, source energy basis, of the NE grid. That electricity has MUCH LESS Co2 than wind and…"
Sep 29
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Comment Opportunity Today - Governor's Energy Office

Deadline today.  Take the survey.Well-informed, empirical, non-unicorn comments are needed:September 11, 2020The 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 from your company/organization as Maine works to meet our energy and climate goals. Your…See More
Sep 11
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Time to ‘Sober Up’ About Green Energy’s Flaws
"Well-written piece about the unintended consequences of ideological policymaking: if CO2 is the problem, nuclear has to be a big part of the solution, and the clean energy advocates largely ignore…"
Aug 24
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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 are apt to do the lemming march, and recommend some sort of special law to expedite…See More
Aug 21
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. "
Aug 9
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

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Comment Opportunity Today - Governor's Energy Office

Deadline today.  Take the survey.

Well-informed, empirical, non-unicorn comments are needed:

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

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

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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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