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Sandy Wolfe commented on Long Islander's blog post NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons
"Of course these look like they aren't turning. They just reminded me of the consistent bizarre behavior of the wind turbines of the GWWEP."
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Sandy Wolfe commented on Long Islander's blog post NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons
"The wind turbines shown with this article are pointing in completely different directions. When we lived among the Golden West Wind Energy project wind turbines they would regularly be spinning facing a multitude of directions that were meaningless…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons
"Heat Pumps are Money Losers in my Vermont House (as they are in almost all people's houses)   My annual electricity consumption increased about 50% (the various taxes, fees, and surcharges also increased), after I installed three…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons
"Maine is in active discussions to add 781 MW of wind turbines in Maine, according to ISO-NE the NE grid operator. This will merely destroy more ridge lines. It will add 10 c/ kWh wind electricity to the Maine electricity mix, which has an average…"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons
"TRAGIC..but if anyone can stop them in NY it's the wealthy of the Hamptons while our woods and waters suffer..."
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons
"Biden’s nutty energy policy will upset a lot of people, including millions of Democrats  Democrats will lose the US House and Senate in 2022, and the Presidency in 2024. Trump’s energy policy put Americans, before global warming…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine Governor LePage imposes moratorium on new wind energy permits
"Andrea: Maine Governor LePage imposes moratorium on new wind energy permits Posted by Long Islander on January 26, 2018 at 7:28pm Send Message   View Blog Gov. Paul LePage imposed a moratorium on new wind energy permits…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"There are already plans in the works to put in taller, larger subsidy machines into existing sites, supported by the "Green Old Scam" plans in the Biden Whitehouse. Let us see if Maine's left wing politicians now update PL-661 to…"
Friday
Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"In some cases, the "developers are arguing that recent advancements in wind turbine technology have made newer models so efficient that older, less efficient turbines erected nearly a decade or more ago have lost much of their taxable…"
Friday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"New England has Unfavorable Conditions for Wind and Solar   Some areas of the US are favorable for wind and solar systems, because of good winds, such as from North Dakota to the Mexican Border, and the sunny US southwest.   NE has very…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"Subsidies and Costs of Wind, Solar and Battery Systems   The owning and operating cost of wind, solar and battery systems, c/kWh, is reduced by about 40 - 45%, due to subsidies, such as:   1) Generous state and federal tax credits 2) State…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems   The turnkey capital cost for implementing the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, would be in excess…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"Offshore Wind Turbine Systems   The below image shows an output simulation, MW vs calendar time, based on actual, high-wind-speed, weather data, if 1,600 MW of offshore wind turbines would be located south of Martha’s Vineyard Island,…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"Maine Offshore Wind Turbine Systems   The waters near Maine are deep. Almost all offshore wind turbines would need to be floating units, anchored at the seafloor with at least 3 long cables. The 700-ft tall wind turbines would need to be…"
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"Just wait until the LLCs holding the keys to obsolete, non-performing, worthless assets don't just shut them down, but shut them down and walk away. The so-called decommissioning "plans" will be revealed as the negligent farces that…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms
"Hard to believe that once, Mainers valued and protected their mountains from development.  Now they entice industrial development on them by offering tax cuts to the wind industry, then whine when they've been taken for a ride.  Hard…"
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NYSERDA chief to feds: No wind farms off Hamptons

Meanwhile, residents of interior Maine are lucky if monstrous wind turbines are not shoved to within a thousand feet of their homes.

The Maine legislature's idea of protecting "Vacationland" residents

New York State will emphasize its position that windfarms off the…

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Posted on April 10, 2021 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Maine counties chafe at lower-than-expected payments from wind farms

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By Bill Trotter | Bangor Daily News | April 8, 2021

For nearly two decades, commercial wind farms have been touted in Maine as a way to generate electricity without pollution, and as a way rural locales in Maine can generate revenue for themselves by hosting turbines worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

But several counties and towns are finding out they are getting less revenue out of the wind projects than they…

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Posted on April 8, 2021 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

Tensions Where Green Jobs Meet Blue Collars (Real Clear Investigations)

The construction workers who traveled to central Kansas to erect a wind farm for utility giant American Electric Power thought it would be a good job. Then they fell victim to the troubling side of the renewable power industry.



The nomadic band of workers had come to the Flat Ridge III project from Texas, Michigan and other states to install 62 turbines with towers as tall as 300 feet using cranes and heavy machinery. But after a few months the project broke…

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Posted on March 24, 2021 at 10:30am

Lobstermen circle survey vessel as wind protests escalate

By Fred Bever | Maine Public | March 22, 2021 | www.mainepublic.org ~~

Protests over wind energy development off the coast of Maine changed course today. Several fishing boats reportedly circled a survey vessel off Monhegan Island, and federal and state law enforcement responded.

Lobsterman Larry Reed posted video on Facebook Monday morning of the Go Liberty, a 150-foot survey vessel, as it appeared to draw near lobster buoys in the…

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Posted on March 22, 2021 at 8:00pm — 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.
 
 
 

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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