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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Why no opponents interviewed? - Bait & switch two miles off Monhegan
"A 10 to 12 MW wind turbine is at least 700 feet tall. It will be a monster, as seen from Mohegan Island. It will have red strobe lights flashing, 24/7/365, for decades It will emit a lot of low frequency noise, aka infrasound, which is harmful to…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar
"Penny, The reason so little information is provided in such PR articles is to keep the taxpayers and ratepayers floating in a state of rosy comatose, feeling no pain, now and in the future, somewhat as with a fairy tale that eventually would lead to…"
Monday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar
"Unbelievable how irrational this renewable goal is and how little info is presented in these articles. Cost effective battery storage? Really?"
Monday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar
"It is beyond irrational for Connecticut not to build at least 4000 MW of nuclear to serve future heat pumps and electric vehicles. I switched my energy-efficient house from 95%-efficient propane to 3 heat pumps, each with 2 heads, at a capital cost…"
Monday
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post GOP senators warn Grassley against extending wind subsidies
"If DC had any ethics, a corrupt dirtbag like Grassely would never be chairman of the Finance Committee or be in a position to allow fraud based corporations, rob taxpayers"
Jul 31
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"It seems the one thing no one is talking about is in fact 7/8ths of this power line corridor already exists, there is only 53 miles that is new and a good portion of that is in Canada. There is no reason when/if we get a sane governor and…"
Jul 13
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"The capacity of the new 1200 MW transmission line, NECEC, is about 9.45 million MWh per year. Massachusetts contracted to buy that quantity of STEADY electricity from HQ for about 4.5 to 5 c/kWh.   STEADY HQ electricity is about 98% hydro,…"
Jul 13
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
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Dan McKay, The 225 MW, HVDC line stops just inside the border of Vermont, at a DC to AC conversion station, then connected to the existing NE grid. Vermont utilities buy from HQ about 1.4 million MWh per year, at about 5.6 c/kWh, for 20 years. I…"
Jul 12
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Those that talk about the destruction of wilderness, when compared to the blight of hundreds to thousands of wind turbines it is miniscule. And supplies hundreds of times more power. I can't comprehend the angst about this powerline as we watch…"
Jul 11
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
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Willem Post, doesn't Vermont have a transmission line delivering Hydro-Quebec power to the New England grid through Vermont lands under a power purchase contract for a set price which is settled up in the New England ISO-NE wholesale…"
Jul 11
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"I am with mr post.. ruin Maine for pitiful little energy"
Jul 10
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Secures Discounted Electricity for Maine from Hydro-Québec
"The line capacity is 1200 MW It will deliver 700,000 MWh/y to Maine, and about 8,700,000 MWh/y to Massachusetts  Maine is getting less than 10% of the electricity, but 100% of the environmental/visual damage"
Jul 10
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Secures Discounted Electricity for Maine from Hydro-Québec
"Electricity for 70,000 homes and 10000  businesses will  be very adequate for Maine's Janet Mills guided Covid economy.  A negative growth barter economy is all that will be left  in this anti-business high tax, leftist…"
Jul 10
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"The line should be buried, as they do in Germany, after 20 years of hassling about north-south HVDC transmissions lines. They greatly reduce environmental impacts compared to aboveground visible lines on up to 135-ft high towers"
Jul 8

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Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy

According to Gideon's agenda, Mainers will save money on both energy and healthcare costs with more wind and solar. Really?

Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and…

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Posted on August 7, 2020 at 5:30pm

Why no opponents interviewed? - Bait & switch two miles off Monhegan

UMaine enlists 2 companies to provide $100 million for offshore wind project

by Charles Eichacker

8/5/20

The University of Maine has enlisted two prominent renewable energy developers to provide $100 million in funding for the school’s offshore wind demonstration project about two miles south of Monhegan Island. 

The project, which has been in the works…

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Posted on August 5, 2020 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New Hampshire: Noise from Antrim wind turbines draws complaints

ANTRIM — The controversy that has long dogged Antrim Wind Energy continues, with a number of people who live near the site raising concerns about the amount of noise produced there.

On Wednesday, the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee held a virtual meeting during which members heard comments from neighbors of the facility. They said the wind farm, a nine-turbine facility that went into service on Dec. 24, 2019, has been a significant…

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Posted on August 5, 2020 at 1:00pm

CT’s long road to replace nuclear power with wind and solar

Published 7:00 pm EDT, Saturday, August 1, 2020

............where is the state’s power mix heading and how fast will it get there? The debate matters now because Connecticut faces ongoing choices between allowing new, gas-powered plants and rapidly expanding solar, wind and other renewable sources to fill the future nuclear gap.

Lamont’s administration brokered new…

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Posted on August 2, 2020 at 10:51pm — 3 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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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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