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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"So UMPI gave up on industrial wind and turned to equally unreliable and diffuse solar to save money and the planet?  And this is a university?  Every time I drive past Colby's "solar field" proudly located right next to I-95…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"WIND AND SOLAR TO PROVIDE 30 PERCENT OF NEW ENGLAND ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY 2050 https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/wind-and-solar-provide-50-percent-of-future-new-england “All-in” Electricity Cost of Wind and Solar in…"
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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH: Maine won’t wait long for answers on clean energy, transmission lines
"So NCRM is up to the usual Prestidigitation. Of course they want northern Maine to suffer higher rates through the ISO-NE. Everything points to wind and solar sales. Force everyone to buy their power and replace all other forms of energy. Ya.…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"The Trustees thought about all that. But Dr. Zillman was in the room to remind the that reason, math and science have no place in academia."
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"The wind turbine cost $2 million I think. And then there may have been additional big expenses. So why is the insurance funding something that costs "only" $1.2 million? Also, the expected $42,000/year savings would seemingly represent an…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines
"Those Aroostook kids who used to pay for college picking potatoes... Now they can shovel off the panels. Presque%20Isle%20Weather.pdf"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH: Maine won’t wait long for answers on clean energy, transmission lines
"There you have it in the editorial.  NRCM, which fought bitterly against NECEC, is already ok and on board with this more significant blight. "
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Northern Maine, you DO NOT want to be connected to ISO-NE. They have been corrupted by dishonest legislators from every New England State. All other Mainers, see the rates being paid by Northern Maine with connections to Canada and make a mad rush…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Out of sight, out of mind? Don't count out "The County" though to raise all mighty hell against  these scumbag interlopers."
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Dan, it's Biden and  Obama's GREEN DREAM   being paid for by Maine citizens who should know better by now!"
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Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Then there will be an east west corridor (Rt 6 area)_and another along the general I-95 area...another corridor from Hancock county in the Southern Barrens and close to the I-395 extension,  Most people have not even heard of the undersea cable…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"If the new standard offer increases isn't enough for you, consider that the net energy billing which subsidizes solar is indexed to the standard offer, as well as the 4% surcharge on everyone's bills to fund EMT. Not to mention all…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Prices for CMP and Versant standard offer increased by 83% and 89% respectively. Renewables need natural gas, more renewables need natural gas even more"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post As one big energy corridor stalls, another moves forward in northern Maine
"Legislators like Jackson don't give a shit about Maine ratepayers who will end up paying for all this horseshit power. In case Northern Maine folks sharing power with New Brunswick haven't noticed, we, in the heart of Maine, are getting…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC RFP: "All electrons are equal but some electrons are more equal than others"
"Keep in mind that any transmission proposed must undergo study by ISO-NE. Any proposal that allocates costs to be shared by all New England States will assuredly be rejected by Massachusetts if NECEC fails tom be."
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Sierra Club backs consumer-owned power for Maine
"I have not had faith in Sierra club for years now since they started promoting wind power.. john Muir would be sadly disappointed."
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U of Maine: Fire not unusual for wind turbines

What I would add to this article is that apart from the UMPI wind turbine's fatal fire, it was a complete disaster in terms of electricity production, never getting anywhere near its going in goals. An unmitigated disaster, as thoroughly documented on this website..

“Our experience with wind was not successful,” said UMPI Chief Business officer Betsy Sawhill Espe. “We found out that the fire was not totally unusual for wind turbines, so we…

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Posted on December 3, 2021 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

PPH: Maine won’t wait long for answers on clean energy, transmission lines

12/3/21

By The Editorial Board

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The resounding victory last month for Question 1 raised questions about just how hard it would be to build the electricity transmission lines necessary to build a clean-energy future.

Maine won’t have to wait long to find out.

State regulators this week put out a call for bids to construct a major transmission line connecting far northern Maine to the New England grid, as mandated by…

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Posted on December 2, 2021 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Sierra Club backs consumer-owned power for Maine

We should replace profit-seeking utilities with a publicly managed nonprofit to meet climate goals.



By Matthew Cannon

Special to the Press Herald

Matthew Cannon is campaign and policy associate director for the Sierra Club Maine chapters.

The latest report from the…

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Posted on November 30, 2021 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Maine PUC RFP: "All electrons are equal but some electrons are more equal than others"

The transmission line for NECEC was strongly opposed by NRCM. Will we see NRCM question this? Don't hold your breath. Remember, "All electrons are equal but some electrons are more equal than…

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Posted on November 30, 2021 at 11:42am — 7 Comments

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

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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