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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Organizers stand against building offshore wind port at Sears Island
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Organizers stand against building offshore wind port at Sears Island
"The greatest folly of all time by Govenor Janet T. Mills"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks
"This so-called "Feasibility Study "is nothing more than a smackdown of the PUC for stopping LS Power from extorting the ratepayers of Maine."
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks
"This is how the legislature will put a boot to the necks of Maine citizens. It's the only "feasible" solution to reaching Maine's goals."
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future
"Wind and solar system owners should pay for that, because they are the ones that require such grid investments "
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Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"Mills and her posse of co-conspirators are scheming to see, if: 1) Maine suckers can be fleeced again to build a storage, pre-assembly, staging, shipping area, for $350 million, 2) Any future, highly subsidized, European offshore wind bidders will…"
Feb 21
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"Dan, Trump has to be elected by a landslide, so he can end all the bs, and lots of MAGA Republicans get elected, and lots of Senator Collin RINOS get ousted"
Feb 21
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"These people need an intervention to their obsession. It's called Trump."
Feb 21
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"Mills looks like tired, old granny. She will spout anything put in front of her by her handlers"
Feb 20
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"That will be several hundred million dollars down the boondoggle drain"
Feb 20
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future
"Mainers cannot afford paying billions for transmission to move electrons to Massachusetts. The time to fracture Maine's participation in the ISO-NE is now. In state nuclear is an option, Canadian hydro power is an option. Expansion of in-state…"
Feb 20
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future
"We could use the existing grid if we went with nuclear power, and we'd actually have real power!"
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The obscure law that complicates offshore wind development

By Kate Cough

February 25, 2024

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..............The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the Jones Act, requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on vessels that have been built in American shipyards, are registered in the U.S. and are crewed and owned by U.S. citizens.

Customs and Border Protection, which enforces the law, has said it applies to any device installed on the seafloor up to 200 nautical miles…

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Posted on February 25, 2024 at 12:17pm

The Maine Golden Eagle Study, a citizen-science project, is hoping to learn more about the presence of an endangered species in Maine

February 25, 2024

HERB WILSON

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..............We can characterize the abundance of golden eagles in Maine as rare year-round. Perhaps the best time of year see one is in March in the western mountains, when the Labrador and Newfoundland breeders are migrating back to their nesting grounds.

Fall migrants are more common in the western mountains as well, beginning in late September, peaking in late October to November, trailing off in…

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Posted on February 25, 2024 at 10:25am

Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks

By Seamus Othot

February 21, 2024

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Maine’s Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology (EUT) held a public hearing on Tuesday on a bill which could strike another blow against the controversial Aroostook Renewable Energy Gateway.

[RELATED: The Heavily Criticized “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” Suffers Another Setback…]

“The opposition of this transmission line was not specific to any political party. It is a bipartisan issue,…

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Posted on February 22, 2024 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Organizers stand against building offshore wind port at Sears Island

By Marleigha Clipston

Published: Feb. 21, 2024 at 8:33 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Alliance for Sears Island and their allies gathered in Belfast today to stand against the decision to build an offshore wind port at Sears Island

Governor Mills announced the location Tuesday.

The Alliance believes the state should have offshore wind power, but the port should be at a different location

They say Mack Point would be a better site and just as many…

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Posted on February 22, 2024 at 12:30pm — 2 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.
 
 
 

 

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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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/

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