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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine high court rules anti-CMP corridor referendum is unconstitutional
"This means putting the anti-corridor issue on the ballot form was ruled unconstitutional. by the court. It could be appealed  Without a referendum people would not have a voice to oppose corridors dreamt up in Disgusta. More than NINETY…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine high court rules anti-CMP corridor referendum is unconstitutional
"With this there really isn't a need for 100 wind turbines and if the Feds stop the subsidies like they are supposed to, most all the wind turbine construction should stop and it wouldn't be a surprise if some if not many operating could be…"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine high court rules anti-CMP corridor referendum is unconstitutional
"I misunderstood this.. so the corridor is on and the 100 turbines near lake Mattawamkeag avd island falls set in a territory not a town will go forward??"
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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Why no opponents interviewed? - Bait & switch two miles off Monhegan
"How does CMP end up paying extra for this electricity?  All these new energy sources seem to be costing consumers more. Clean but costly? And why is UMO involved in this megabucks wager? Could we just build an offshore nuclear plant and force…"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"Not a peep about six hundred foot tall wind turbines corraling Katahdin in the eighty foot tall fire tower article. Interesting."
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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"This brings to mind the famous Brad Blake photo of Katahdin, viewed through a thicket of Rollins wind turbines. "
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Frank Haggerty commented on Long Islander's blog post Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?
"Falmouth Fails To Produce Wind Turbine RFPMassachusetts town administration drops the ball again on the turbine train wreck8/9/20https://patch.com/massachusetts/falmouth/falmouth-fails-produce-wind-turbine-rfp-nodx"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"COST SHIFTING THE NAME OF THE GAME IN VERMONT   In summer, highly subsidized, expensive, variable, intermittent solar dozes off in late afternoon/early evening, sleeps all night, and does not wake up until about mid-morning the next day,…"
Saturday
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"HOUSE BILL TO INCREASE IN-STATE SOLAR FROM 8.6% IN 2009 TO 20% IN 2032   Is not it amazing, after EAN, VEIC and VELCO advocated solar build-outs that are totally unrealistic, the VT House comes out with a Bill to increase solar…"
Saturday
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"It's truly tragic that all politicians aren't required to take basic science and statistic courses, along with a primer in critical thinking. I honestly have to believe that many of these politicians have been brainwashed by corporate…"
Saturday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"I meant baldacci but maybe spell check is more intelligent than me.."
Saturday
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Sara Gideon: Increasing Clean and Renewable Energy
"Why are these lies so propagated? I was heartbroken to hear they are planning to put 100 more near highly ranked historic lake Mattawamkeag .. their presentation was just as full of bull crap as usual.. with no recourse because it is in an…"
Saturday
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…"
Aug 6
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…"
Aug 3
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?"
Aug 3
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…"
Aug 3

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John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: August 10, 2020

A few articles from the latest newsletter:



Simply Staggering: What Wind & Solar Really Cost

Energy Subsidies and Who Gets Them

Report: The Hidden Costs of Net Zero

EIA Cost Benefit Analysis: News and Information

Rush to Renewable Energy is Hurting America’s Poor

A carbon tax would harm the poor

The President Is Right on the Social Cost of Carbon

Subsidized Wind & Solar Are Sending South Africa’s Power Prices Into Orbit

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Posted on August 10, 2020 at 6:54pm

Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?

There you go again "environmental" groups.

Whom does the view of Katahdin belong to?

An observation tower put up for hikers changed the view for artists, a conflict that could continue with more development in the area.

When Jen Woodworth looked across Millinocket Lake with the morning sun a week or so ago, her eyes caught a glint atop Trout Mountain that she had not seen before. A new 80-foot observation tower, extending some…

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Posted on August 9, 2020 at 8:33am — 3 Comments

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 — 5 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.
 
 
 

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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