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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - U.S. energy regulators order grid operators to plan for more electrification
"As to  state regulators, there are 3 people who finalize cases after staff analysis. As to the Aroostook County proposal for 160 miles of transmission lines and 1000 megawatts of wind at 30 to 40% capacity factor, the second proposal will…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - U.S. energy regulators order grid operators to plan for more electrification
"We are talking spending at least $1.5 TRILLION OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS, based on what the much smaller Germany with its much smaller economy had to do, and it is FAR FROM DONE. It is great no one wants heat pumps and EVs. Sales are way down from…"
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post NH Senate President Joins Opponents of Offshore Wind Project in Gulf of Maine
"This sounds over the top, but after NY, all bets are off Stay peaceful, demand Trump stay on the ballots, and vote in November The only way to stop all this from going down is to peacefully fight to keep Trump on all the state ballots, then turn out…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine applies for federal funds to build wind port on Sears Island
"As Mills and her band of communists beat the Maine economy into the ground with their 'green' energy fallacy, it's only a matter of time before their are no Mainers left in Maine! This is a communist takeover where those in power and…"
May 28
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Electric vehicles, heat pumps driving up electricity demand in Maine
"30% increase in Maine is far less than a 10% increase in Massachusetts 3,000,000 megawatts to 5,000,000 megawatts, respectively"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - A first in northernmost Maine: Utility ran on 100% solar power for a few hours in early May
"Whoever made this statement: "Dirigo sells its power to Versant for 3.5 cents a kilowatt hour, and customers pay 7 cents – significantly less than the 11.3-cent per kWh standard offer" is either confusing wholesale prices with retail…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post NY Senate President Joins Opponents of Offshore Wind Project in Gulf of Maine
"These offshore wind projects will guarantee double digit, annual percentage increases in New England electricity prices for 20 years and then they will become ocean junk.  The people promoting offshore wind are possessed, demonic and have a…"
May 21
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Electric vehicles, heat pumps driving up electricity demand in Maine
"How much will it cost to build the additional power plants, and additional fuel supply and storage systems, and additional grid systems to distribute all that additional power to users? Why is Maine aiming to build unaffordable, super-expensive…"
May 20
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Survey of dealerships finds that majority are doubtful about the future of electric vehicles
"APPENDIX 1 World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on Operation in 2021 During 2021, worldwide offshore wind capacity placed in operation was 17,398 MW, of which China 13,790 MW, and the rest of the world 3,608 MW, of which UK 1,855 MW;…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post US overhauls electric grid to make way for more renewables
"APPENDIX 1 World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on Operation in 2021 During 2021, worldwide offshore wind capacity placed in operation was 17,398 MW, of which China 13,790 MW, and the rest of the world 3,608 MW, of which UK 1,855 MW;…"
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John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: June 24, 2024

Please click on the following link to read the following stories and much, much more:

https://election-integrity.info/Newsletter/2024/Media_Balance_Newsletter-6-24-24.pdf

Taking the Wind Out of Climate Change (referencing 60± studies)



Lessons from Germany’s Wind Power Disaster - A Decade Later



Study: The role of rare earth elements in wind energy…

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Posted on June 24, 2024 at 7:55am

CMP bills to go up another $5 a month to subsidize solar projects

June 18, 2024

Maine regulators OK the hike, which follows a $10 jump approved last week, to cover a nearly 50% increase in what CMP pays to solar developers under a state law designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Stephen Singer

Press Herald

This week’s rate increase allows CMP to bring in $179.3 million over the next year to pay solar developers. That is a 47% increase from the $91.1 million the…

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Posted on June 23, 2024 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Maine asks judge to dismiss EV lawsuit that claims state is failing to reach climate goals

June 21, 2024

Stephen Singer

Press Herald

Maine officials asked a state judge Friday to dismiss a lawsuit by environmentalists accusing the state of failing to meet targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by not adopting a policy to boost the sales of electric vehicles.

The Department of Environmental Protection is not required by law to adopt a policy expanding electric vehicle use and its “alleged failure or refusal” to adopt the policy is…

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Posted on June 22, 2024 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Tesla Autopilot Lawsuits

Tesla vehicles driven in Autopilot or “full self-driving mode” have been involved in far more accidents – including those resulting in at least 17 deaths and many serious injuries — than previously reported.

That, according to a recent analysis by The Washington Post of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that discovered 736 crashes since 2019 in the United States involving Teslas driven on Autopilot.…

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Posted on June 19, 2024 at 1:42pm — 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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