January 2012 Blog Posts (31)

Clean Energy???

The “Clean Energy” bill will not be on the November ballot in Maine in 2012 because the required number of signatures could not be mustered. I believe this happened because most Mainer’s have come to realize that this would not have been a “clean energy” bill at all. Maybe it should have been called the “Wind Industry Initiative “bill or the “Clean Energy Hoax” bill. However that may be, it is clear that the “clean energy bill” is a complete and misleading misnomer.

Industrial wind…

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Added by MaineHiker on January 31, 2012 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Please take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting at the Canton Municipal Building, 28 Cross Street, Canton, on Thursday, Ma…

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Please take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will

hold a public meeting at the Canton Municipal Building, 28 Cross Street, Canton, on

Thursday, March 1, 2012, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

. The purpose of the meeting is to

allow the Department to hear the public’s concerns…

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Added by alice mckay barnett on January 31, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Today, David Farmer said, “We can’t predict the future but we do know that investment in efficiency is most cost effective and that’s for homeowners and business,” Farmer said. “That’s an idea that’s…

Today, David Farmer said, “We can’t predict the future but we do know that investment in efficiency is most cost effective and that’s for homeowners and business,” Farmer said. “That’s an idea that’s not going away.”

That is right on, David. Good you noticed. Since Industrial turbines have no efficiency whatsoever,…

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Added by MaineHiker on January 30, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Please Put People Before Parasites

Added by Whetstone_Willy on January 29, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Governor's weekly radio address - Addressing energy and education will create jobs

Emphasis mine



Governor's weekly radio address

Addressing energy and education will create jobs

By Gov. Paul LePage | Jan 28, 2012…


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Added by Long Islander on January 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Reed & Reed's CEO shamelessly shilling and dutifully doubletalking

MPBN Tune-in / DVR Advisory


Reed & Reed's CEO shamelessly shilling and dutifully doubletalking with no disclosure that Reed & Reed has built just about every wind project in Maine.


A…
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Added by Long Islander on January 28, 2012 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Spain Halts Renewable Subsidies

Spain Halts Renewable Subsidies to Curb $31 Billion of Debts

January 27, 2012, 12:50 PM EST



By Ben Sills

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Spain halted subsidies for renewable energy projects to help curb its budget deficit and rein in power-system borrowings backed by the state that reached 24 billion euros ($31 billion) at the end of 2011.…

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Added by Long Islander on January 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

CO2 Hoax

After a month of dealing with the Dell from Hell that refused to enable JavaScript, I can at last say what I have been chomping at the bit to say. WIND TURBINES DO NOT SEQUESTER CO2! Not one molecule! Tell a big lie, tell it soon, repeat it often, louder and louder and some people who have too much to do to just survive will tend to accept the lie. Carbon credits are pure corruption. Using the fossil fuels to mine the special materials, refine them, manufacture them into a turbine, transport…

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Added by MaineHiker on January 26, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Our Wonderful PUC - Some Must Reading About How Mainers Got Played by the Previous Administration on Wind

Wind power will send Maine's high energy costs FAR FAR higher.


Wind power is just a scam that lines the pockets of Baldacci cronies like his former Chief of Staff Kurt Adams who took over $ 1million in stock options from his then future employer First Wind while Chairman of the PUC. While there, Adams helped grease the skids for the $1.5 billion CMP transmission upgrade. It was needed solely for Baldacci's wind friends who without…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on January 26, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

FERC website details -for information on turbines' REAL OUTPUT.

I have learned a bit more about the FERC website. 

If you go to: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing-/eqr/data/spreadsheet.asp  you get a webpage that has quarterly/monthly (?) data on power sales by all of the large power plants in the USA, for the past ten years or so.  All large power producers are required to report this information to FERC, and it is public. 

    After selecting a producer (see below),…

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Added by Harrison Roper on January 24, 2012 at 5:33pm — 2 Comments

Lynne Williams:Time to redefine green jobs in community context

Time to redefine green jobs in community context

Posted Jan. 24, 2012, at 12:22 p.m.
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Added by Long Islander on January 24, 2012 at 4:41pm — 5 Comments

UMPI turbine turning, website not working

On a visit to the UMPI campus today (Jan. 22) the turbine was not moving at 1:00 PM.   It was turning at apparant full speed at 4:30 when we left. Whether it was producing power or not is a mystery. The turbine website does not have any recent information on it at all; the latest was the report of 94,620 KWH produced as of December 29.

 Harry   Roper  Houlton/Danforth 

Added by Harrison Roper on January 22, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Gov LePage: Renewable energy proposal a 'job killer'

Governor's weekly radio address

Energy proposal a 'job killer'

By Gov. Paul LePage | Jan 21, 2012…
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Added by Long Islander on January 21, 2012 at 6:09pm — 3 Comments

The Great Renewable Energy Scam: Is There A Change In The Wind?

1/19/2012 @ 2:10PM |2,067 views

The Great Renewable Energy Scam: Is There A Change In The Wind?

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Added by Long Islander on January 20, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Energy Savings a Hoax

Vinalhaven has reported in the 2 years since the Wind Turbines were started the local electrical rate has doubled. It appears that the money being doled  out to the supporters of the Oakfield project will quickly see the $ gain disappear between rate increases and  taxes on unearned income both state and federal.  What is wrong with the legislature in not protecting the taxpayers and the enviornment of Maine.

Added by norman f. harte on January 20, 2012 at 8:23am — 3 Comments

Maine PUC: No Go For First Wind Deal

PUC staff: No go for energy firms’ wind deal

Published on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 at 12:12 am…
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Added by Long Islander on January 20, 2012 at 12:35am — 3 Comments

Governor LePage challenges backers of Maine renewable energy initiative (and he's right)

LePage challenges backers of Maine renewable energy initiative

Gov. Paul LePage speaks Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at an anti-abortion rally in Augusta, Maine as part of the annual &quotHands Around the Capitol" rally and march.

Joel…
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Added by Long Islander on January 19, 2012 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Jan 20 , 2012 last date for comment on LURC DEP reform

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=326668&an=1

alice mckay barnett

maine artist

Saddleback Ridge  P.O.Box 588

Carthage, Maine 04224

Whom it may concern,

Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Augusta , Maine

maine.gov

 

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Added by alice mckay barnett on January 18, 2012 at 2:18pm — No Comments

ELECTRIC RATES IN VINALHAVEN HIGHER THAN ANTICIPATED !!

January 17. 2012 Art Lindgren

Mr. Kenneth Fletcher, Director

Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security 62 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333-0062

Subject: Fox Islands Wind Electric Energy Rates Double in the Last Two Years

Mr. Fletcher,

The Fox Islands Wind turbines have been operating since November 2009, and after two years it is important to take stock of how this has affected electric rates on…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on January 18, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments

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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/

 

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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