The electric industry should be running scared. Imagine when we wake up. The technology is there, but not the organizing capital. That is not quite true. I should say not the organizing will (yet) for we as ratepayers and taxpayers are the source of their capital.
We can be local and generate what we need. We would fund it, build it, distribute it, and collect user fees, just like the utilities. But this industry not only borrows to build it, leaving little capital for us,…Continue
Don't worry about the fact that ocean wind will be many times more expensive on your electric bills. Don't worry at all. It is for our own good according to Ocean Energy Task Force member and Utilities Committee Co-Chair Barry…Continue
I use the term "drive by" because there is no online forum to fire back with a comment. The author uses the term "anti-wind activists", but wasn't he the activist who created the problem on Vinalhaven in the first place?
The article is here:…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A noise test was done on Stetson I last June (2009) and the results are posted at: Stetsonwind.com/userfiles/regulator_stetson I think this is the correct web address.
Noise tested was dBA, audible noise. There was no testing of dBC, which is low frequency. The report shows not only the dBA noise test results, but also wind speed at 33 meters and at hub height, and it shows variaitons in power output at various wind speeds. This is not theoretical, this is ACTUAL, for June 19 - 22,…Continue
WIND OPPONENTS TO CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: “FAR MORE JOBS IN CONSERVATION THAN TURBINES”
(Mexico, Maine) Citizens Task Force on…
Added by Ron Huber on March 26, 2010 at 2:06am — No Comments
I came across an OETF presentation and was struck by the following slide that says "NIMFY IS PREVENTABLE". I believe the presentation is from early 2009.
NIMFY of course is the saltwater coastal version of its inland acronymn cousin, NIMBY. I'm sure the folks in places…Continue
Carl Pope, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association at the Green Inaugural Ball
The following is from the website of the Maine chapter of the Sierra Club:…Continue
C'mon Governor and c'mon Angus, how can you look the people of Maine who trusted you straight in the eye and tell them that they are living in the Saudi Arabia of Wind, when you know that this same line is being told to residents of at least 14 other states?
Come on lines like this appeal to the greed in people in hopes that they drop their guard and suspend the use of common sense. You see the same thing in those emails from Nigeria that tell you they have found millions owed to you…Continue
I'm not sure about this, but it sounds as though the town council in Fort Kent may not be looking out for its citizens who wanted an alternative wind ordinance on the ballot. The name of the citizens group is: Citizens for Responsible Wind Development, or CROWD
Rushing to the defense of the town council is Town Manger, Don Guimond.
A petition to place the alternative ordinance was presented to the Fort Kent Town Council by Councilor Joel Desjardins at its…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments