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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post President Trump denounces eagle killing wind in New Hampshire speech today
"Why did President Biden withdraw one million barrels of oil out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to “sell” to Sinopec, a Chinese firm with ties to Hunter Biden? https://www.zerohedge.com/political/joe-biden-curiously-serving-two-masters"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island is in the running to host Maine's offshore wind hub. Conservationists are opposed
"Another expensive pipe dream Mainers cannot afford"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post President Trump denounces eagle killing wind in New Hampshire speech today
"Trump needs to be elected President: 1) to end Biden’s wind/solar idiocy, and war on fossil fuels, which would reduce US annual CO2 by just a few percent, at enormous cost, so as to make the US even less competitive in world markets, which is…"
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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post President Trump denounces eagle killing wind in New Hampshire speech today
"All true."
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Follow up to RGGI Carbon Tax. Efficiency Maine Trust, who are a bunch of bureaucrats.that promised their efficiency programs would lower power bills, receive all the carbon tax money from RGGI. Below is the scaling up of costs to ratepayers:  "
Jan 21
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"FYI : The current assessed price to Maine ratepayers for C02 emissions is $12.99 per ton for a 2022 total of 1,992,315 tons times $12.99 = $25,880,172.00 ( Note 2022 C02 figures are incomplete as of today)"
Jan 21
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Willem, The data is in. Below is the RGGI recorded C02 emissions from Maine Fossil Fueled Plants from 2015 to 2022.  Notice the trend from 2015 t0 2019 was reducing emissions, but a drastic increase occurred from 2019 to 2022 Our CO2 emissions…"
Jan 21
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Dan Closing down 60% efficient gas plants would be very unwise. There will times HQ tells NE and NY, it has no exports available. All is needed in Canada, just as happened to California and Germany"
Jan 20
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Efficiency Maine Trust recently received $50 million dollars from the Rescue Act. EMT also receives 4% of CMP electric sales, both supply and delivery. That is $37 million dollars and climbs with every rate increase. This is robbery "
Jan 20
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"The great sucking sound of Net Energy Billing, which should go away with zero carbon. RGGI could go away, Purchasing of Renewable Energy Credits could go away. Long Term Renewable Energy Contracts could go away. Ratepayers are up to their necks in…"
Jan 20
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Dan, That is a good explanation. But, from a practical point, the impact on the NE wholesale electricity price will be minimal; like taking a pee in the lake. If the DC to AC station is two-way, then the line can be used for balancing the MA…"
Jan 19
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"The NECEC is a 1200 MW HVDC line that terminates in Lewiston, Maine where it is converted to AC power. It becomes a source of electricity that competes with the rest of the pool resources feeding the ISO-NE network.  Like wind and solar, it…"
Jan 19
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"The NECEC is a 1200 MW HV DC line from Canada to Massachusetts, only very little of that power would stay in Maine Massachusetts wants this line to balance its VERY EXPENSIVE OFFSHORE wind power, instead of using existing 60% efficient gas…"
Jan 18
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"I absolutely agree with you, Willem. Unfortunately, scientific evidence is not used as a guide by the misfits of government, the media and environmental organizations. Maine could so easily become a carbon zero state in electrical generation and…"
Jan 17
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Dan, Forget about net zero, because CO2 is a life-giving/biomass-sustaining gas that we need more of to green the planet. Prominent physicists have written some recent papers and verified their analysis with observation data that show CO2 cannot be…"
Jan 17
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract
"Consider who put up the money to defeat this project: Calpine, owner of largest natural gas plant in Maine and NextEra, owner of largest oil-fired plant in Maine. NRCM, lovers of wind and solar fought to defeat this project.  There are…"
Jan 17

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President Trump denounces eagle killing wind in New Hampshire speech today

Start watching at the 26 minute and 30 second mark:

"We're begging foreign nations for oil when we have far more oil than they have, liquid gold, it's under our feet. We decide to stop drilling oil when it hits an all time high.....Think of it. It's supposed to be the opposite.

We're going wind. Let's kill all the birds...........We demand windmills be built on our oceans, our prairies and our mountains, only to realize they're killing all our birds at a…

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Posted on January 28, 2023 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Sears Island is in the running to host Maine's offshore wind hub. Conservationists are opposed

by Murray Carpenter, Maine Public

On a bright fall day, Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner Bruce Van Note is standing on a pile of rocks sticking out into Penobscot Bay.

“We’re at the end of the jetty on Sears Island as part of a process to figure out whether and where Maine can build a wind port to create clean renewable energy and fight climate change,” he says. ”So that’s what this is all about, that’s the big picture.”

Van Note is touring the…

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Posted on January 28, 2023 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Maine would buy offshore wind power in huge quantities under proposed law

BY TUX TURKEL PRESS HERALD

New legislation would require the Public Utilities Commission to procure enough electricity from offshore wind farms to power 980,000 homes.

Proposed legislation unveiled Tuesday would call for the purchase of offshore wind-generated electricity in amounts that could supply every home in the state, and then some.

Wind turbines that would float in the Gulf of Maine are still in development and not yet a reality. But a…

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Posted on January 26, 2023 at 2:00pm

Despite delays, Hydro-Quebec still ready to honor its Mass. contract

Bruce Mohl

Jan 16, 2023

IT’S BEEN 3 ½ YEARS since Massachusetts utilities negotiated a massive power purchase agreement with Hydro-Quebec, and the electricity still isn’t close to flowing because of repeated delays in building a transmission line from the Canadian border down through Maine.

Hydro-Quebec officials say they are ready to deliver the power as soon as the transmission line is completed, but an upcoming change in administration at the Quebec-owned company and…

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Posted on January 16, 2023 at 9:38pm — 13 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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