March 2010 Blog Posts (58)

We have the Power.

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,…

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Added by Mary Elen Marucci on March 30, 2010 at 2:43pm — 8 Comments

Veterans for wind? "Rally" Tuesday 2pm at U Maine Orono. Someone please speak truth to (wind)power!

This is a media release just sent me about the "Veterans for American Power Tour" visit to University of Maine Orono. Tuesday, March 30 @ 2:00 p.m. in the University of Maine Memorial Union, Woodbury Bumps Room.…


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Added by Ron Huber on March 29, 2010 at 8:19pm — 11 Comments

You said CO2, There is NO CO2 problem, the facts were faked.

I am really up set with the fact that the CO2, green house gas, and the linkage to global warming or climate change are lies, and yet it's still used. Why do people continue with CO2 and climate change? The records that were hacked from Britain's University of East Anglia have been proven to be true, the facts were faked to promote C02 Green House Gas, Climate Change & Cap on Trade. But people are still ignore that, false facts so they can tax us to death with cap on trade. The fact is we… Continue

Added by DarrylMueller on March 29, 2010 at 12:28pm — 6 Comments

Barry Hobbins: We Know What's Good For You

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…

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Added by Long Islander on March 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

IT ISN'T FARMING. IT'S AN EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY.

The thing about Wind Farming: IT ISN'T FARMING.…

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Added by Ron Huber on March 28, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Montville passes ordinance

Montville overwhelmingly passed a restrictive wind turbine ordinance today at their town meeting by a vote of 90 to 36. There was an attempt to block the ordinance but the voters didn't go for it. Montville is the fourth Waldo County town to pass an ordinance.

Added by Bob Brooks on March 27, 2010 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Vinalhaven Drive By Attack on "anti-wind activists" and the media by the Island Institute

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:…

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Added by Long Islander on March 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hit them were it hurts.

They say green jobs! For every green job, you loose 7 to 20 jobs that produce. Most turbines are not made in the USA, were is the green manufacturing jobs? Look at how this crap has wrecked Spain and other leading green energy country's. The end is high priced power that needs conventional power plants on standby when no wind blows. Again we have people in power that are not doing the will of the people that elected… Continue

Added by DarrylMueller on March 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

real informaitonon wind power output

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,…

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Added by Harrison Roper on March 26, 2010 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

CTFWP Press Release: WIND OPPONENTS TO CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: “FAR MORE JOBS IN CONSERVATION THAN TURBINES”

3/25/10

WIND OPPONENTS TO CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION: “FAR MORE JOBS IN CONSERVATION THAN TURBINES”



(Mexico, Maine) Citizens Task Force on…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 26, 2010 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

Rockland area newspaper on the Maine offshore wind bill

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Added by Ron Huber on March 26, 2010 at 2:06am — No Comments

Ocean Energy Task Force; "Not in My Front Yard" is Preventable

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.

http://www.ebcne.org/fileadmin/pres/Don_Perkins.pdf

NIMFY of course is the saltwater coastal version of its inland acronymn cousin, NIMBY. I'm sure the folks in places…

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Added by Long Islander on March 25, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

LD 1810 Maine offshore wind bill. Final work session audio w/written summaries.

Short summaries of each audio section from Wednesday's final work session on LD 1810. Click on "Part" links for the audios themselves. All audios…
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Added by Ron Huber on March 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Legislator: LD 1810 nearshore wind bill "will be stripped down"

A legislator just emailed me saying:


"I have been talking to a number of committee members about 1810. What I hear is that the bill will be stripped down and at this…
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Added by Ron Huber on March 22, 2010 at 4:55pm — 9 Comments

Hey Maine Sierra Club - Time to Update Your Website?

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:…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on March 21, 2010 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Congratulations Maine - You Are the Saudia Arabia of Wind!

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…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on March 21, 2010 at 12:31pm — 7 Comments

Herbicides Used by Industrial Wind - a warning for all

Stopping the ecological devastation of pristine wilderness, loss of habitat and death of many of our fellow creatures, and the anguish of those impacted in the shadows of these giant monoliths must take on a new urgency.



Much has been written about the blasting, the clearcutting, transmission lines, access roads and the destructive process needed to set up the massive turbines. What I would like to focus on are the herbicides used to prohibit new growth and kill off…
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Added by Joanne Moore on March 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — 15 Comments

Fort Kent Wind Group Denied Their Rights by their Town Council?

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…

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Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2010 at 11:58pm — 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

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(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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