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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP parent says top competitor is illegally obstructing $1B corridor project
"You could see this coming. Surely dearest Seth Berry must be entangled in this woeful web.Let's see if Sara Gideon kicks someone out of the Senate. Anyone got a list of the legislators and agencies who testified against the corridor. I love it…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System
"Vermont Yankee would RELIABLY run, at near FULL PRODUCTION (90+% capacity factor, one of the highest in the US and in the World), for about FIVE HUNDRED DAYS. Then it would shut down for about 4 to 5 weeks for refueling, and make all sorts of…"
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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System
"The whole opposition to CMP corridor and in favor of a public takeover are poorly disguised efforts to force fossil fuels out of the energy generating business."
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System
"This move anticipates the closure of fossil fuel plants to be replaced with wind and solar. How sick can our lawmakers be ?"
Oct 15
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Federal grant for Maine offshore wind
"Calgon, take me away..."
Oct 7
Robert Feller commented on Long Islander's blog post Canada’s ‘Atlantic Loop’ power grid could bring big value to Maine
"Sweet mother of pearl: anything coming out of the mouth of that left wing identity politics certifiably loony Trudeau should make you run [not walk] the opposite direction.  Any 3rd grade student knows that solar won't work at night and…"
Oct 1
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Canada’s ‘Atlantic Loop’ power grid could bring big value to Maine
"Art, Wind and solar have UPSTREAM CO2 emissions, from mines and oil wells, to manufacturing, to erecting on a ridgeline in Maine. All that happens before a single kWh is generated. 1) Wind and solar also DISTURB the grid (DUCK-curves), which…"
Sep 30
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
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Canada’s ‘Atlantic Loop’ power grid could bring big value to Maine
"The Atlantic Loop would benefit the four Atlantic Canada provinces and Quebec, AND MAINE, AND ALL OF NEW ENGLAND, because it would provide a great infusion of LOW COST electricity into Maine and New England. The price of Hydro Quebec Grid…"
Sep 29
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's page Today's Supposed Environmental Groups
"This list is off-the-charts astounding  No wonder so many people are befuddled about climate change I wonder to what extend foreign money, influence, etc., such as from Europe, Russia and China, plays a role. Trump taking the US out of Paris…"
Sep 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post U.S. Sens & Rep Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit
"The first 10 years, during which the VERY LUCRATIVE PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT is in effect, degradation of wind system production is an average of 0.17%/y or 1.7% for 10 years.    However, during years 11 through 17, during which the PTC…"
Sep 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post U.S. Sens & Rep Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit
"Wind and Solar Subsidies Provide a Bonanza for Wall Street http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/the-more-wind-and-solar-the-higher-the-electric-rates   This URL shows wind and solar prices per kWh would be at least 50% higher without…"
Sep 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post U.S. Sens & Rep Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit
"COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND SOLAR   Regarding wind and solar, cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified. Those costs, as c/kWh, could be quantified, but it is politically expedient, using various,…"
Sep 28
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post U.S. Sens & Rep Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit
"Between Biden talking about 7 trillion climate change funding and Mills talking billions of climate funding we should all just up and move and let the purist Greens fund their dreams."
Sep 28
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post U.S. Sens & Rep Push to Eliminate Wind Tax Credit
"The only way to stop wind and solar mega-expansion is in the Congress where we know lobbyist have deep pockets; or in the State Legislature where we know lobbyist have deep pockets. So it all comes down to depth. I may try to run against Mills…"
Sep 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine wind project should be reconsidered
"Vermont Yankee used to produce 600 MW x 8766 h/y x 0.90, capacity factor = 4.73 BILLION kWh/y of  STEADY, RELIABLE, NOT WEATHER-DEPENDENT, LOW-COST (5c/kWh) electricity, year after year, for 40 years. The plants had about 300 areas of site…"
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CMP parent says top competitor is illegally obstructing $1B corridor project

by Caitlin Andrews October 15, 2020

Central Maine Power and its parent have filed a complaint alleging a competitor opposed to its $1 billion hydropower corridor has illegally obstructed the project by refusing to complete upgrades necessary to connect the project to the regional grid.

It is no secret that NextEra Energy Resources, a large Florida-based utility that operates a clean-energy business in Maine and New Hampshire while also owning the oil-fired Wyman Station plant…

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Posted on October 16, 2020 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Governor Mills, New England Governors Call for Modernization of Regional Electricity System

October 14, 2020

Five Northeast Governors Seek Reform of Market Design, Transmission Planning, and Governance Needed to Achieve States’ Mandates for Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Power

Recognizing the critical role that New England’s regional wholesale electricity market plays in addressing climate change and…

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Posted on October 15, 2020 at 1:08pm — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: October 12, 2020

Some select articles from the latest newsletter:

Gates-backed nuclear fusion: 'We can fill the gaps left by wind and solar'

Family Receives a €225K Payout from Wind Developer for Health Problems

Study: Surprising science – There’s no such thing as clean energy

Mommy, where did my Tesla come from?

Give Thanks to Fossil Fuels

Davos 2021 will launch its own Green New Deal — Be afraid

A New Abnormal of Rolling Blackouts Under Biden Energy…

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Posted on October 15, 2020 at 1:03pm

Federal grant for Maine offshore wind

Maine is getting a $2.16 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to map out plans for an offshore wind energy industry, and join other Northeast states already promoting their own vast hopes for turbine arrays.

“Unleashing American innovation is critical to our global competitiveness,” U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in announcing the grant Oct. 1. “This project will allow Maine to capitalize on its technical leadership in the wind power sector to…

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Posted on October 6, 2020 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

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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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