Added by John F. Hussey on January 31, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments
We know now that Senator A. King is aware of the detrimental natural gas situation in New England. The question is does he consider it a victory derived from his policy input during his State Governing days in addition to his private profiteering days of wind development in Maine ?
" Maine Senator Angus King discussed with van Welie( ISO-NE CEO ) the impact of constraints on the natural gas pipelines coming into New England. And van Welie noted the issues surrounding the…
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 31, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies.
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Maine Governor establishes a state Wind Advisory Committee and a wind…Continue
Added by Long Islander on January 30, 2018 at 4:22pm — No Comments
The bill would also significantly expand – from eight miles to 40 miles – the area around turbines that could be subject to visual impact studies. That could raise the regulatory hurdle for projects that are still within expedited permitting areas.…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 30, 2018 at 1:03pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 29, 2018 at 12:59pm — No Comments
Expedited Wind Law (Pl-661) of 2008 removed civil rights from thousands of Mainer's in the state for an ideology, and for self-serving interests. How many politicians now feed off of this scam for long term employment? Do you want a list?
It was in effect an illegal taking of process and land…Continue
Look at the bids that came in for the various wind projects responding to the Mass RFP. Many were so heavily redacted that they provided almost no information as to where great swaths of Maine would be grossly transformed. Many pages were 100% black. Look at the Maine media's refusal to serve their readership with the information that former governor Baldacci, the creator of Maine's sweeping wind law, joined the board of the nation's second largest wind company - Avangrid (CMP). Or that he…Continue
Here was my comment to this absolutely bogus report about wind in Maine.
Statistics! The writer has picked and chosen minuscule data from a government statistical report on energy in the State of Maine. It is possible to make any single month look good for any industry by using statistics. This term was popularized in the United States by Mark Twain (among others), who attributed it to the British Prime…Continue
"...The company has already secured ownership or rights of way to the 145 mile corridor, stretching from Lewiston north through the forks and over to the border at Beattie Township. Final state and federal permits should be in hand by early 2019, he says, and construction could begin that spring."
Diane Ray was appointed to the Canton Planning Board this week.…
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on January 27, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments
Declared gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote discusses his energy "policy" in the Portland Press Herald this morning. In his piece he talks about how the new wind study commission "threatens to hurt a lot of good people across our state and cost us thousands of good-paying jobs".
We couldn't disagree more Mr. Cote.
Regardless of whether one supports Governor LePage or not, he's absolutely on the right side of this issue and Mr.…Continue
Gov. Paul LePage imposed a moratorium on new wind energy permits in much of Maine on Wednesday while establishing a commission that will meet behind closed door to study the economic impacts of wind turbines on the state’s tourism industry......The governor is also expected to unveil legislation in the coming days aimed at changing Maine’s controversial expedited permitting system for wind energy projects throughout rural Maine.…Continue