AUGUSTA, Maine — It didn’t go far enough for Gov. Paul LePage, but Maine utility regulators rankled advocates on Tuesday when they rolled back a policy allowing homeowners with solar panels to be credited for excess power sold to the grid.
The move was opposed by pro-solar groups, and it’s likely to be followed by another bid in the Maine Legislature to liberalize solar policy........Dylan Voorhees, clean energy director for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, called the…Continue
Audio MP3s of the lobbyists who met the Energy Utilities and Technology Committee on Jan 31, 2017
Ben Gilman Chamber of Commerce 85sec…
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On land, 97 percent of that wind power is proposed for Maine, which still requires significant power line improvements to get electricity from wind-rich areas to population centers. The same goes for getting Canadian hydropower into the New England system.
“Connecting wind farms in northern New England or bringing hydro energy from Canada will require extensive transmission expansion, which will be costly and take years to build,” van Welie said.
Considering offshore wind…Continue
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From: Maine Department of Environmental Protection [mailto:MEDEP@subscriptions.maine.gov]
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2017 4:32 PM
To: Margerum, Mark T
Subject: Extension of Public Comment on Pre-Rulemaking Draft, Wind Energy Act Standards
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I realize that this post is outside the scope of purpose or intent of this blog, however it ties to the potential absolute destruction of Bald Mountain (Aroostook County).
It looks like Carroll Plt will be removed from the Expedited Wind Permitting Area!
Thanks those responsible for Public Law 2015, Chapter 265 which secured the citizens' rights to challenge the expedited designation.
Thanks to all who signed the petition, wrote letters and testified that Carroll should never have been expedited in the first place.…Continue
We are group of over 1000 shareholders both U.S and International. We are seeking justice. We are actively searching for media’s help to get our voices heard. SunEdison is the new Enron!.........SunEdison executives…Continue
In a previous post I mentioned how per capita electrical energy consumption data and Renewable Portfolio Standards data were being rigged in CA. “• The RPS is calculated as a percentage of retail sales. Retail sales are typically based…Continue
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If not this ongoing eagle slaughter that has been kept hidden, will escalate to great proportions. Bald Eagle habitat all over the country will be abandoned and the green mafia will lie to you…
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The FWS Eagle Extermination Plan
In December, the USFWS under the direction of our CORRUPT Interior Department, made it legal for industry (wind industry) to harvest, kill, take, slaughter or whatever else you want to call it, up to 7518 bald eagles annually.
What I wrote below in 2011 has now come true………………….
The highly publicized FWS…Continue
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As a Massachusetts resident I feel sorry for our Northern neighbors burdened by our policies.
It's pretty bad when 60 Minutes finds interest in the renewables sector here.
Massachusetts' American Superconductor AMSC became the subject of CBS 60 minutes “The Great Brain Robbery” regarding the theft by China’s Sinovel of AMSC wind turbine technology. This is an International industrial espionage thriller yet to be written. …Continue
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