Please see the following letter to FERC, which makes this very clear.
While dominating the Top Ten is somewhat surprising, we have heard before that wind plants are large users of electricity from the outside grid. That alone renders inaccurate that wind turbines do not put carbon in the air. If they are… Continue
Added by Long Islander on January 31, 2013 at 1:30pm —
AT THEIR MEETING TONIGHT ,THE SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH MASS VOTED TO TAKE DOWN TWO VESTAS TURBINES !!.
LAST FALL ,COMPLAINTS OF NOISE WERE EXPRESSED BY RESIDENTS LIVING CLOSE TO THE TURBINES AND A LONG PROCESS OF NOISE STUDIES , INFORMATION GATHERING , TESTIMONIES, CONSULTS, REPORTS AND OPTIONS WERE PRESENTED TO THE SELECTMEN FOR… Continue
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on January 30, 2013 at 9:00pm —
Legislator’s ethics bill would slam state’s ‘revolving door’
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Added by Long Islander on January 30, 2013 at 9:00am —
The texts are not quite available yet but here are the windpower-related titles send the EUT committee.
LR 1337 An Act To Enhance Maine's Economy and Environment Sen. Patrick of Oxford
LR 1842 : An Act Regarding Wind Power Siting in the Unorganized Territories Rep. Crockett of Bethel
LR 851 : An Act To Make Decibel Level Limits Consistent on All Wind Turbines Rep. Keschl of Belgrade
LR 1281: An Act Concerning Noise Rule Amendments To Protect the Health and Welfare… Continue
Added by Ron Huber on January 28, 2013 at 10:08pm —
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The First Wind plan was to secure taxpayer money and then go public. Now they achieved their first objective from the Bank of Obama –– since he took office (and as of 7/18/12), First Wind's projects have received over $452 million in … Continue
Added by Long Islander on January 28, 2013 at 1:00pm —
Full brief submitted by Fox Islands Wind Neighbors to Maine Superior Court
January 28, 2013
Last week, attorney Rufus Brown filed a brief on behalf of aggrieved neighbors of the Vinalhaven (ME) wind turbines with Maine Superior Court. The filing represents a summation of the case related to noise from the turbines that has turned the lives…
Added by Long Islander on January 28, 2013 at 11:30am —
Governor LePage Responds to Maine Public Utilities Decision to Raise Electricity Rates on Mainers
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2 meter opponents arrested: 'A society of violating one another'
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Added by Long Islander on January 24, 2013 at 11:23am —
Statoil's $120 million test of floating turbines could jump-start a Maine industry, but the power's cost and economic benefits have to satisfy regulators.
By Tux Turkel … Continue
Added by Long Islander on January 24, 2013 at 10:59am —
Central Maine Power cool to Hywind Maine offshore wind project; King backs plan
Posted Jan. 23, 2013, at … Continue
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Added by Long Islander on January 23, 2013 at 6:10pm —
Give them an inch...
First Wind files for new 18-turbine wind farm Continue
Written by Steve Fuller Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:17 am
TOWNSHIP 16 — First Wind has filed applications with state agencies to build a new 18-turbine wind farm in eastern Hancock County.
The project would be located in Township 16 and Township 22. The former is the site of First Wind’s existing 19-turbine Bull Hill wind farm, which went online…
Added by Long Islander on January 23, 2013 at 3:00pm —
While the UMPI turbine "live wind data" website was down 1/19-1/22 the turbine itself apparently kept working, at a Capacity Factor .188.
Harry Roper Houlton/Danforth
Added by Harrison Roper on January 23, 2013 at 12:18pm —
It is always useful to listen to and when possible record the meetings of the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee when they are holding hearings or meetings of relevance. If you attend a hearing of the committee please bring a recorder along and set it on where it will record both the committee and the testifiers.
Or you may record from afar. Below is a freeware program that lets you record audio… Continue
Added by Ron Huber on January 22, 2013 at 11:47am —
January 20, 2013
Maine still pursuing Canadian electricity
Lots of information in this article that needs to be vetted and corrected.
Added by Long Islander on January 20, 2013 at 10:30am —
Added by alice mckay barnett on January 18, 2013 at 2:46pm —
M.D. Harmon: Global warming forecasts suffer from conflicts over facts
Basing public policies on 'cherry-picked' data that are open to interpretation can cause costly mistakes.…
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on January 18, 2013 at 9:15am —
Folks, we have updated our reporting of Maine wind sites output by going back and adding 4th Quarter of 2011 to go with the three Quarters of this year. Also added is some pertinent other information about these sites. Sorry for the diminished size of the original spreadsheet.
I consistently say capacity factor of Maine wind projects is under 25% and you can see these figures make that a true statement! Take away Mars Hill, which performs significantly better than all the others… Continue
Added by Brad Blake on January 11, 2013 at 10:30pm —
Mill officials say LePage’s efforts to change renewable energy policy could hurt paper industry
By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal
In both the Bangor Daily News and the Sun Journal:…
Added by Long Islander on January 10, 2013 at 3:46pm —