A project to build dozens of new wind turbines around Washington County was approved by County Commissioners during a public hearing Monday afternoon in Machias.
30 new wind turbines are coming to parts of Washington County.
7 in Columbia, 23 in unorganized territories.
Washington County Downeast Wind says the project will cost about $250 million dollars.
They believe the turbines will benefit the residents of Washington County from job creation to the increased…Continue
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“The commission is pleased to make these awards today to support electrification of the transportation sector,” said Philip Bartlett, the PUC’s chairman.
The number of charging stations for electric vehicles in Maine will increase by 120, roughly 50 percent, following action Tuesday by the Public Utilities Commission.
Through a rebate program run by Efficiency Maine Trust, 60 rebates will be provided for…Continue
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The governor will travel overseas to meet with developers, including a company turned away from Maine by former Gov. Paul LePage.
Added by Long Islander on February 23, 2020 at 9:29am — 6 Comments
The Conflict : Renewable Energy versus Reliable Energy.
The Resolution : States will unilaterally develop their own energy profiles and reject regional grid co-operation. We see it in the NECEC argument over providing Massachusetts power delivered through the Maine woods. We see it in Connecticut, whose ratepayers are paying premiums to keep a nuclear plant operating. We see it in the regional grid operator forcing all New England ratepayers to pay extra to a natural gas…Continue
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Credit: Kevin McCallum | Seven Days | Feb 19, 2020 | www.sevendaysvt.com ~~
A plan to speed up Vermont’s adoption of renewable energy is hitting headwinds over concerns about potentially enormous costs.
Senators seem to support a bill that would require electric utilities to get all of their power from renewable sources by 2030. The state’s renewable energy standard already calls for them to reach 75 percent renewable by…
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This 11 minute video says more about American "elites" ' sellout to China than a year of mainstream media reporting. Why do the mainstream media ignore so many things? Why does academia push ideas which undermine America? Why does Hollywood push ideas which undermine America? Why have once conservative corporations become "Woke" and turned into "social justice warriors"? Why do environmental groups push Chinese made solar panels and wind turbines while China is…Continue
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New England wind turbine noise described as torture continues.
28 turbines in Mars Hill, Maine began spinning late in 2006. The neighbors described hearing a “phfoop … phfoop … phfoop” noise when the first windmill was turned on. Noise issues were taken to town officials in…Continue
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The "Global Warming Solutions Act" bill was passed by the House Energy and Technology Committee on a 7-2 vote and moved to the House Appropriations Committee, which rubber-stamped the bill. A House vote passed the bill, 105 - 37, a few days later. The Senate is next to vote.
GWSA converts the CO2 aspirational goals of the Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP, to legal mandates.
GWSA requires state government to come up with…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 15, 2020 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment
Are you aware that in the Planning Report No. 90 prepared for the Maine Critical Areas Programs titled “Maine’s Finest Lakes: The Results of the Maine Lakes Study” an area 10 miles east of Bangor that includes the areas surrounding Pisgah Mountain in Clifton is ranked third in the entire state for especially scenic lakes? Regardless of this prestigious designation, there is currently an alarming proposal. A wind turbine project by Silver Maple Wind Energy’s permit was…Continue
Added by Long Islander on February 15, 2020 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments
Neighboring Bourne residents have complained of ill effects for years.
PLYMOUTH — After years of running into roadblocks, residents who live near Future Generation Wind made some headway Wednesday night when the Plymouth Board of Health unanimously voted to declare the four turbines along Route 25 a nuisance.
“We want to do justice to this and to all the parties involved,” board…Continue
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At this post is an outstanding example that exposes a fraudulent opinion being given by the Sierra Club. This is an opinion being used in the media to help sell bird slaughtering wind projects. As pointed out, there is no scientific validity for the opinions being given. …Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on February 13, 2020 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments
It's curious that there's no mention in this article that the turbines would be spread out on three sides of the 7,000-plus acre Great Heath the largest peatland in the state and an area the state protects. See earlier post:…Continue
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Politicians on state public utility commissions and in state legislatures don’t have the knowledge or the courage to represent the interests of the people, rather than the interests of the manufacturers of wind and solar stations and the interests of the environmental organizations that are profiting from an artificial fear of traditional energy.
By Norman Rogers
One might think that having a quota for renewable…Continue
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By Lori Valigra, BDN Staff • February 10, 2020 6:00 am
Updated: February 10, 2020 7:27 am
Fossil fuel and nuclear generation companies could lose millions of dollars in revenue annually — or $1.8 billion over 15 years — if Central Maine Power Co.’s hydropower corridor is approved, according to a new study released Monday.
The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect project, known as the NECEC, could lower wholesale energy prices paid to companies that generate…Continue
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Maine -Massachusetts -New Hampshire
A Good Rule of Thumb 10 Times the Height Equals Setback E.g. A single 400 foot wind turbine needs a setback of 4000 feet
Two or more turbines at the same location double the noise levels
Setbacks must be measured from a…Continue
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Go to any Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, etc., parking lot and you see at least 60% four-wheel-drive, and all-wheel-drive SUVs/crossovers/pick-up trucks.
People own these vehicles for many reasons, especially to drive on snowy, icy, hilly, pothole, muddy, rutted roads during cold winters. All-wheel-drive and 200+ range are preferred in Vermont, New Hampshire Maine, etc.
EVs would lose up to 40% of their already-limited range.
A full-battery, 200-mile…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 9, 2020 at 11:00am — 1 Comment
Seattleites want to live more like Manhattanites.
Or at least, that was the gamble made by developers of The Emerald, a 40-story luxury condominium near Pike Place Market, when they decided to include fewer parking stalls than any comparable new residential tower in the city.
But it looks like even Teslas on demand and…Continue
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CLIFTON – More than 50 area residents, many of whom own property around Hopkins Pond (which straddles the Hancock and Penobscot County lines north of Mariaville and Otis), ventured to the Clifton town office on Monday evening to voice their displeasure with a proposal to erect five wind turbines on Pisgah Mountain.
“The natural beauty of Hopkins Pond is priceless,” Molly Kealy, who owns property on the pond, told a panel of four Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)…Continue
Added by Long Islander on February 8, 2020 at 11:03am — 6 Comments
February 8, 2020
The wind industry claims a virtuous, moral superiority, but the millions of birds and bats that it slaughters each year, no doubt, think otherwise.
If wind power proponents weren’t so arrogant and sanctimonious, the fact that their beloveds slice and dice countless birds and bats and crush millions of tonnes of beneficial insects each year would probably pass as the natural and justifiable incident of an important power source.
But, starting from the…Continue
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