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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Federal appeals court calls halt to some work on CMP hydropower transmission line through western Maine
"This transmission line serves two purposes. 1) Provide low-cost power, mostly to Massachusetts, with a little to Maine. 2) Enable the Quebec hydro plants to counteract the very large variations of future offshore wind electricity, as otherwise it…"
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"Long Islander. My email has changed. Please make a note of it. Please send this article to your distribution. POOR ECONOMICS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN NEW…"
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Barbara Durkin commented on Long Islander's blog post Robert Bryce: Warren Buffett’s Iowa Wind Power Expansion Derailed By The Bridges Of Madison County
"Wind energy is the antithesis of a reliable energy source that’s commercially reasonable. But, it’s the perfect money laundering vehicle. We’re deploying the same wind tech over and over, with the same results, blackouts, failed…"
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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Robert Bryce: Warren Buffett’s Iowa Wind Power Expansion Derailed By The Bridges Of Madison County
"Don't you just hate when government interferes? There must be someone arguing that wind power is a human right. Why else would someone engineer a wind tower half the size of the Empire State Building? I can't wait for Musk to come up with…"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post In the Maine woods, preparations signal imminent start of CMP power line project
"Tragic - where is the natural resources council when we need them and others??"
Jan 13
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post In the Maine woods, preparations signal imminent start of CMP power line project
"Alternative…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post In the Maine woods, preparations signal imminent start of CMP power line project
"But I thought the "Green Thinkers"  do not classify Hydro as "Renewable Power",  in Maine. Governor Mills is deceiving her left wing supporters   then by supporting this?"
Jan 13
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine’s current offshore project is foolhardy
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine’s current offshore project is foolhardy
"Bottom line seems to be, keep them out of the ocean, protect the lobsters and coastal tourism, and put them on Maine's mountains instead.  Why is it considered so politically incorrect to just say that industrial wind isn't going to…"
Jan 12
Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine land rush spurred by unprecedented wave of solar development
"I agree with everything said below, the last thing that is even considered is science with these claimed greenies! Both the wind turbines and solar are a waste of taxpayers money and as far as I have been able to deduce, once they are done the…"
Jan 10
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine land rush spurred by unprecedented wave of solar development
"REALITY CHECK REGARDING UTILITY-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS DURING A ONE-DAY WIND/SOLAR LULL https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/reality-check-regarding-utility-scale-battery-systems-during-a   Environmental sciences professor, Jacobsen, at…"
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Robert Powers commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine land rush spurred by unprecedented wave of solar development
"Watch the Blueberry barrens for major solar and future very tall turbine wind projects...to use same transmission...."
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Bob Stone commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine land rush spurred by unprecedented wave of solar development
"When these silicon projects are approved, do developers have to have included a disposal plan for the hardware utilized?"
Jan 5
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine land rush spurred by unprecedented wave of solar development
"And carpeting Maine farm fields with silicon is going to solve our energy crisis?  Reduce CO2 emissions?  Will we ever evolve enough to pursue science based energy policies?  "
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Federal appeals court calls halt to some work on CMP hydropower transmission line through western Maine

January 15, 2021

Shortly after the New England Clean Energy Connect project to bring Quebec hydropower to New England received its final major permit Friday, expecting to begin construction on the $950 million transmission line soon, a federal appeals court hit the brakes on the most controversial part of the line.

The court granted a temporary injunction sought by opponents ordering the company to stop work on the entirely new section…

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Posted on January 16, 2021 at 4:01pm — 1 Comment

Robert Bryce: Warren Buffett’s Iowa Wind Power Expansion Derailed By The Bridges Of Madison County

The significance of Madison County’s rejection of Big Wind goes beyond Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway, and Iowa. Since 2015, by my count, 291 government entities from California to Maine have rejected or restricted wind-energy projects. 

It’s nearly impossible to build wind projects in California. Between 2013 and 2019, the state …

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Posted on January 14, 2021 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

In the Maine woods, preparations signal imminent start of CMP power line project

In court papers Monday, the developer says access road plowing started Monday and construction is expected to begin on or about Jan. 18.

After three years of dispute and debate, and despite ongoing court challenges and a pending voter referendum, work is finally set to begin to create a 54-foot-wide path for hydroelectricity from Quebec that ultimately will be earmarked for customers in Massachusetts.

In court papers filed late Monday, the president and…

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Posted on January 13, 2021 at 9:45am — 3 Comments

Maine’s current offshore project is foolhardy

Offshore wind platforms have serious flaws and divisive, short-term future…

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Posted on January 12, 2021 at 2:41pm — 4 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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