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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post The obscure law that complicates offshore wind development
"Wow, it does not get much better than this..The Washington, DC, perpetrators of these EV follies want to be re-elected to have power over you, to use more of your money, to do more of the same follies, “for as long as it takes”, while…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Rural America Set to Be Transformed by up to 55 Million-Acre Federal Solar Plan
"Hertz has an EV fleet, and sold most of it at very low prices, because nobody wanted to rent them. Nowadays, most EVs are bought under a lease, by upper class folks, because they make too much money to qualify for the EV tax credit I read a lot of…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Will Maine's Outdoor Recreation Economy Roadmap consider devastation from wind turbines, solar arrays and transmission?
"Hertz has an EV fleet, and sold most of it at very low prices, because nobody wanted to rent them. Nowadays, most EVs are bought under a lease, by upper class folks, because they make too much money to qualify for the EV tax credit I read a lot of…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Rural America Set to Be Transformed by up to 55 Million-Acre Federal Solar Plan
"Solar Panel surfaces being black, they must absorb heat. How much of this heat radiates back into the lower atmosphere?"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Organizers stand against building offshore wind port at Sears Island
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks
"APPENDIX 1   Floating Offshore Wind Systems in the Impoverished State of Maine https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/floating-offshore-wind-systems-in-the-impoverished-state-of-maine   World Offshore Wind Capacity Placed on…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Organizers stand against building offshore wind port at Sears Island
"The greatest folly of all time by Govenor Janet T. Mills"
Feb 23
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks
"This so-called "Feasibility Study "is nothing more than a smackdown of the PUC for stopping LS Power from extorting the ratepayers of Maine."
Feb 23
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks
"This is how the legislature will put a boot to the necks of Maine citizens. It's the only "feasible" solution to reaching Maine's goals."
Feb 23
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future
"Wind and solar system owners should pay for that, because they are the ones that require such grid investments "
Feb 22
Whetstone_Willy commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"Mills and her posse of co-conspirators are scheming to see, if: 1) Maine suckers can be fleeced again to build a storage, pre-assembly, staging, shipping area, for $350 million, 2) Any future, highly subsidized, European offshore wind bidders will…"
Feb 21
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"Dan, Trump has to be elected by a landslide, so he can end all the bs, and lots of MAGA Republicans get elected, and lots of Senator Collin RINOS get ousted"
Feb 21
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port
"These people need an intervention to their obsession. It's called Trump."
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Steve Thurston: Adding insult to insanity

on February 28, 2024

by Steve Thurston

When the Public Utility Commission tells the legislature that a bill that does nothing to solve global warming will cost Vermonters $1 billion, and legislators vote for it anyway, it’s time for the voters to thank them for their service and show them the door on election day.   

H.289, an Act Related to the Renewable Energy Standard, sponsored by the chair and co-chair of the House Energy and Environment…

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Posted on February 28, 2024 at 9:36pm

Will Maine's Outdoor Recreation Economy Roadmap consider devastation from wind turbines, solar arrays and transmission?

Maine's Outdoor Recreation Economy Roadmap: Igniting Growth and Shaping the Future in 2024

Media Contact: Isa Morton isa@blaze-partners.com…

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Posted on February 28, 2024 at 11:41am — 1 Comment

The obscure law that complicates offshore wind development

By Kate Cough

February 25, 2024

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..............The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, better known as the Jones Act, requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on vessels that have been built in American shipyards, are registered in the U.S. and are crewed and owned by U.S. citizens.

Customs and Border Protection, which enforces the law, has said it applies to any device installed on the seafloor up to 200 nautical miles…

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Posted on February 25, 2024 at 12:17pm — 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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