February 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Developer, landowner appealing Passadumkeag Windpark decision

Developer, landowner appealing Passadumkeag Windpark decision

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Added by Long Islander on February 27, 2013 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

BDN - Clifton wind farm developer, construction firm embroiled in breach of contract dispute

Clifton wind farm developer, construction firm embroiled in breach of contract dispute

Paul Fuller

Courtesy of Paul Fuller
Paul Fuller…
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Added by Long Islander on February 26, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cape Cod community considers taking down wind turbines...

"Two wind turbines towering above the Cape Cod community of Falmouth, Mass., were intended to produce green energy and savings -- but they've created angst and division, and may now be removed at a high cost as neighbors complain of noise and illness... 'It gets to be jet-engine loud,'  ... "…

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Added by Ellin Beltz on February 26, 2013 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Bald eagle warning signs up along I-95 as strikes becoming more common (Bangor Daily News)

What about the wind turbine eagle kills? Where's that story?

Bald eagle warning signs up along I-95 as strikes becoming more common…

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Added by Long Islander on February 23, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Joe Benning Speaks About Maine as Well as Vermont

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Added by Brad Blake on February 22, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Wind Energy Less than Estimated by Willem Post

All,



I have updated the 5th article with the latest IWT production data from Brad Blake

http://theenergycollective.com/willem-post/169521/wind-turbine-energy-capacity-less-estimated



Below are some articles for information. Please go to The Energy Collective website to see all my articles.…



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Added by Willem Post on February 21, 2013 at 8:37am — No Comments

2009 Maine Wind Energy Act Approach for Natural Gas

How LePage plans to fast-track natural gas expansion

Posted Feb. 15, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.

Last modified Feb. 15, 2013, at 5:10 p.m.
EXCERPTS:
AUGUSTA, Maine — In his …
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Added by Long Islander on February 16, 2013 at 4:58am — 2 Comments

UMPI turbine working again

The UMPI turbine is working again (according to its website) after about 2.5 days of non-reporting.  During that time it generated about 800 kWh of power.  At 6:00 pm  2/15 it is in the middle of a snow squall, according to the live webcam.

Harry Roper  Houlton/Danforth

Added by Harrison Roper on February 15, 2013 at 6:14pm — 2 Comments

FIRST WIND EMBOLDENED IN MAINE AFTER GETTING THEIR CANDY ( PTC ) FROM WASHINGTON

First Wind eyes nearly 80 more possible turbine sites in Hancock County



 View Osborn and T22 MD in a larger map…



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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on February 15, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments

SUPERIOR COURT JUSTICE TO DECIDE PISGAH WIND FARM APPEAL

Posted Feb. 12, 2013, at 8:31 p.m. Last modified Feb. 12, 2013, at 10:11 p.m.…


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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on February 13, 2013 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

UMPI turbine real output

Facts about wind turbines' actual power production are difficult to find, but University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) is the exception.

Accompanied by much publicity, in May 2009 UMPI purchased and erected a 600 kW Bergey turbine rignt on the campus. It  came on line in July 2009 with promises to make information available to the public through a website, using a new "first of its kind" reporting program. The program took…

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Added by Harrison Roper on February 11, 2013 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

BDN - LePage wants energy price cuts in exchange for Maine agreement on lower emissions cap

LePage wants energy price cuts in exchange for Maine agreement on lower emissions cap

Posted Feb. 08, 2013, at 3:49 p.m.

Last modified Feb. 08, 2013, at 5:18 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine…

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Added by Long Islander on February 9, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments

Keeping an ear on Maine Legislature's windpower related committees

Friends of natural Maine breezes

It is always helpful to check in on the Maine legislature's Energy and Utilities Committee  and Environment and Natural Resources Committee, to see if they are discussing windpower related bills. It is easy to do this.

 Check the list of public hearings by committee and time window

Go to these two committee…

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Added by Ron Huber on February 5, 2013 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Former director of Maine PUC's Consumer Division Rails Against Wind Deal

MAINE COMPASS: PUC approval of offshore wind contract unfair to ratepayers

Maine experienced years of controversy about long-term energy contracts at high prices before the state's electricity system was revamped and a "competitive" market for the sale of electricity was created in the late 1990s.…

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Added by Long Islander on February 4, 2013 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Hey Wind Industry - Where's The Beef?

The chart below shows how useless is all the scarring of Maine and torment to Mainers resulting from the  force feeding by government mandate of wind industrialization so that a small handful of insiders can rob us blind.

So much for wind making an appreciable contribution. So much for the so called environmental groups' claims that wind will get us off oil. Note that oil is already less than 1% of…

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Added by Long Islander on February 3, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

MST - Patrick Woodcock: LePage administration right to oppose offshore wind project

Another View: LePage administration right to oppose offshore wind project

Far from applying pressure, the governor is speaking out about what is best for Maine.

By Patrick Woodcock

The vision from the LePage administration to lower energy costs is not only critical for businesses, it is central to hardworking Maine…

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Added by Long Islander on February 3, 2013 at 12:38am — No Comments

AND NOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO ALLOW WIND TURBINES TO KILL BALD EAGLES FOR THIRTY YEARS

The wind industry getting away with murder, literally, again.

LIKE  "FISH  AND  GAME " IN  MAINE WERE TOLD  WHAT TO DO BY THE BALDACCI ADMINISTRATION HORRENDOUS " EXPEDITED WIND LAW"  ,THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE IS  BEING  TOLD  WHAT TO DO BY THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION .

IT  IS  A SHAME !…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on February 2, 2013 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

UPDATE ON PPDLW VERSUS FIRST WIND , FACTS , ACTIONS

HELLO  FOLKS

FOLLOWING IS THE  THOROUGH  SUMMARY  ON  THE  STATUS OF  THE BOWERS  WIND  PROJECT PROPOSAL  BY  FIRST WIND  WRITTEN  BY  GARY  CAMPBELL PRESIDENT  OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOR  THE  PRESERVATION OF  THE DOWNEAST LAKES  WATERSHED.

MONIQUE

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February 1, 2013

Mid-winter greetings!

Yesterday DEP hosted the Bowers Wind project "Pre-Hearing Conference" at their offices in Bangor. First Wind, the DEP folks, the Intervenors…
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on February 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Meet Renewable Energy Goals Without Industrial Wind Turbines

Following is the Executive Summary Energy Plan unveiled yesterday by Energize Vermont, which has been leading the fight against ridge top wind projects.  It shows how Vermont can achieve the legislated goal of 90% renewable energy use by 2050 without destroying the landscape, and citizen's well being, with industrial wind turbines.  The complete plan is…

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Added by Steve Thurston on February 1, 2013 at 12:37pm — 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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