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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post State environmental staffers back power line permit in advance of postponed board meeting
"Using the Covid excuse no longer carries any weight.  The pandemic is over, EVEN in Maine  (for the sane that is). Get on with living!"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Conservation groups call for federal review of offshore wind impact on Gulf of Maine ecosystems
"Interesting interview on Epoch Times regarding renewable…"
May 6
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Conservation groups call for federal review of offshore wind impact on Gulf of Maine ecosystems
"I look forward to that moment when all the green new deal people realize that destroying the planet is not how you save it."
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Conservation groups call for federal review of offshore wind impact on Gulf of Maine ecosystems
"Where were these boot-lapping dolts in 2008 when the Expedited Wind Act sold out interior Maine by unanimous consent? "
May 5
Robert Feller commented on Long Islander's blog post University of Maine System to fully divest from fossil fuel by 2030
"You cannot fix stupid even with multiple Ph.D's and all the other university faculty, stupid is not fixable and these people epitomize the word stupid.  The next generation of useful idiots to graduate will symbolize the end of…"
May 2
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers likely to endure high electric rates into 2023 - Read the "Public Advocate's" real remedy for this
"BATTERY SYSTEM CAPITAL COSTS, OPERATING COSTS, ENERGY LOSSES, AND AGING https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/battery-system-capital-costs-losses-and-aging   This article has eight parts   Solar electricity increases with the rising…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Brainwashing 101: Lawmakers approve $2 million in funding to expand climate education in Maine schools
"Structural engineer Larry Cooper gets standing ovation presenting Building 7 to local ASCE group AE911Truth April 28, 2022 This week on 9/11 Free Fall, retired structural engineer Larry Cooper joins host Andy Steele to give an update on the…"
Apr 29
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Brainwashing 101: Lawmakers approve $2 million in funding to expand climate education in Maine schools
"Parents Beware: They’re After Your Children Story at-a-glance Psychological obedience training is being used to control the global population, from cradle to grave. The technocratic elite are after our children, and they’re using a…"
Apr 29
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Brainwashing 101: Lawmakers approve $2 million in funding to expand climate education in Maine schools
"They know the ability to brainwash and disrupt actual independent thought processes begins with early indoctrination of children in school. This is "ideologic indoctrination". Hitler used this same strategy with his  "Hitler…"
Apr 29
Robert Feller commented on Long Islander's blog post Brainwashing 101: Lawmakers approve $2 million in funding to expand climate education in Maine schools
"I can remember seeing Gina McCarthy when she was heading EPA and at a Congressional hearing she stated for the record that carbon dioxide [what I just exhaled] was a poisonous gas and I thought to myself we have appointed idiots to seats of…"
Apr 28
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers likely to endure high electric rates into 2023 - Read the "Public Advocate's" real remedy for this
"The Public Advocate ought to have some background (at least 6th grade) in mathematics, economics, common sense."
Apr 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NYT: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real
"The Ukrainians must feel like fools taken for a deadly ride, by the US/NATO-trained AZOV, Nazi-style fanatics, some of whom are still holding out in Mariupol. The Ukraine people elected a government that sucked up to the US to get weapons,…"
Apr 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NYT: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real
"Often, people are exposed to mantras, such as:   DO THIS AND THAT, BY SUCH AND SUCH DATE, OR THE WORLD WILL BE DOOMED   Let’s get real   New England is TOO small to affect anything regarding the climate, etc. The BEST thing for…"
Apr 28
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NYT: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real
"Penny, You are right. EVs used to have big parasitic/phantom loads, when parked. They are much less at present. You are living off the grid, so saving every kWh counts."
Apr 28
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post NYT: This Eminent Scientist Says Climate Activists Need to Get Real
"Thank you Willem Post for all your relevant information.  I'd like to add on the energy efficiency side that phantom loads should be banned.  I have an inverter that only comes on when an electrical load is triggered.  I can hear…"
Apr 28
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mainers likely to endure high electric rates into 2023 - Read the "Public Advocate's" real remedy for this
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State environmental staffers back power line permit in advance of postponed board meeting

5/17/22

In recommendations to the Board of Environmental Protection, DEP staff rejected most of the arguments from power line critics. A meeting to discuss the appeals has been delayed due to COVID-19 concerns.

By Tux Turkel Staff Writer

Staffers at Maine’s top environmental agency disagree with opponents of a Central Maine Power-backed transmission line project who have argued that the project’s construction permit should…

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Posted on May 17, 2022 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Maine Sierra Club: Base for offshore wind development doesn’t belong on Sears Island

Where were these people when interior Maine was being ravaged (and still is) by wind projects?

Joan Saxe and Becky Bartovics are Sierra Club Maine volunteers.

We salute Gov. Janet Mills’ Climate Action Plan to support offshore wind development, promoting a fossil fuel free, renewable energy economy. Gulf of Maine wind resources have a…

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Posted on May 6, 2022 at 3:30pm

Conservation groups call for federal review of offshore wind impact on Gulf of Maine ecosystems

How about the wind projects that are ruining interior Maine?

Maine Public | By Fred Bever

Published May 3, 2022 at 4:57 PM EDT

A wide coalition of New England conservation groups is calling on federal regulators for a rigorous review of the potential effects of offshore wind-farms on Gulf of Maine ecosystems and fisheries. And they want that effort made before specific wind sites are proposed - which the feds did not do when planning wind-lease areas in southern…

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Posted on May 4, 2022 at 4:06pm — 3 Comments

University of Maine System to fully divest from fossil fuel by 2030

Maine Public | By Robbie Feinberg

Published April 29, 2022 at 4:47 PM EDT

The University of Maine System is planning to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2030 — starting with the elimination of all direct fossil fuel holdings by the end of May.

On Thursday, the investment committee for the system's board of trustees…

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Posted on May 2, 2022 at 9:00pm — 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.
 
 
 

 

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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