Dear Friends and Family,
As the President of Friends of Spruce Mountain it falls upon my shoulders to inform you as where we stand with our Appeal.
The DEP, did not acknowledge our concerns about the Spruce Mountain Wind Project. I am convinced that LD2283 has left their hands tied and they cannot legally say no to these projects. They are working with what they have been given, which is not much thanks to Ex- Governor Baldacci’s task…Continue
When I was 19 years old I was given the chance to go on a canoe trip into the Maine Woods. At 19, I too had read Thoreau and was influenced by his words. The trip began floating down stream for two days. The third day, we spent pulling our canoes upstream, the 4th day, we spent 1/2 the day camped by a small dam and took turns jumping off the dam to bob up down below. It was exhilarating to fall through the water,…Continue
I was born in and grew up in Lincoln, with the omnipresent Mt. Katahdin just a ways up the Penobscot River. I was drawn to it at an early age and now, in my old age, can only savor the indelible views from high upon the mountain from the memory of dozens of hikes to the summit. In my teens, I discovered, much to my delight, the wonderful writings of Thoreau. How thrilled I was to read his account of climbing “Ktaadn” and his words have stayed with me forever. In “The Maine Woods”,…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on February 26, 2011 at 7:23pm — No Comments
In Connecticut they havea statewide moratorium under review. See
Wording:AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MORATORIUM ON THE SITING OF WIND PROJECTS UNTIL THE ADOPTION OF REGULATIONS.…
The UMPI website is once again not working, for the past week. There have been some good wind days, and maybe it was generating power and not reporting it for some reason. No explanation is offered. This is a rather common situation. Eventually it gets fixed.
Friday 2/18 at 6:00 pm the UMPI website reported net power produced 1,099,296 kWh; since then it has reported zero net power. I will continue to monitor the site daily.
You will also be interested to know that when…Continue
No responses to this the first time. How about now?
First, can someone please tell me where/how to locate electricity production values (capacity factors) for wind farms operating in the US? A specific FERC link would be appreciated.
Second, is there any more recent (than 2007) federal electricity subsidy data at the EIA's web site?
Following NRCM’s recent rally at the Hall of Flags protesting that the LePage administration was about to destroy 40 years of good stewardship of the land, their new executive director, Lisa Pohlman wrote an essay on their website suggesting that Mainers write a letter to the Governor telling him why they love their state and what they would want to see done to help…Continue
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on February 24, 2011 at 7:53pm — No Comments
The following has been submitted to the Sun Journal for consideration on their opinion page. The details have been provided to several reporters over the past months but none of them have chosen to write about it.
Eileen Adams' story in the Sun Journal (Record Hill looking for federal guarantee on its loan - 2/22/11) about the Record Hill Wind federal loan guarantee application omitted some…Continue
Added by Dan McKay on February 22, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments
Brade Blake photographed the turbines unders construction at First Wind's Rollins Mountain project. Here is his report:
Folks, today I traveled around Lincoln Lakes and did some photography of the Rollins Project under construction. They are much further along with destroying Rocky Dundee than Rollins Mt. I would say about half the twoers are up but not many have nacelles and blades installed. Very slowly progressing---maybe cash flow problems for First Wind? Anyhow, here is the…Continue
Added by Steve Thurston on February 21, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments
I came across this in my reading and thought it might be pertinent to the municipalities facing the onslaught of corporate-backed industrial wind in Maine.
Added by GA Keown on February 20, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Note: No small animals or politically sensitive individuals were purposefully injured in the production of this piece. Any resemblance to any company or individuals pictured herein is purely coincidental, and must be due to the literal interpretation of the reader.
The Greene Grocers Inc., and the tale of Good State folly.
Once upon a time, a new idea to provide “new, clean, and technologically advanced” source of produce for The Good State, is born. The…Continue
Sounds like we don't need auditors as much as we do CPA's - Citizens Paying Attention!
Rumford Falls Times November 15, 2010.
To the Editor,
Angus King and Rob Gardiner's Record Hill Wind project in Roxbury is not yet moving forward despite King and Gardiner's representation to the citizens of Roxbury in a letter that construction was planned to have resumed in late summer.
The latest news comes from a letter sent to the town of Roxbury from the US Dept of Energy indicating that King and Gardiner have applied for a Federal Loan Guarantee, a step…
Added by Long Islander on February 17, 2011 at 5:39am — No Comments
NOTICE OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AVAILABILITY FOR THE RECORD HILL WIND PROJECT, ROXBURY, MAINE…