March 2011 Blog Posts (39)

Saving bats could prevent huge U.S. farming losses

Saving bats could prevent huge U.S. farming losses



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Added by Long Islander on March 31, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments

My comment to DOE on Record Hill Wind loan guarantee application

Dear Mr. Marhamati,

 

I am a 5th generation occupant of my family's property on Roxbury Pond.  The proposal to put 22  turbines, all within line of sight to Roxbury Pond, on the ridge overlooking the pond, has been a source of outrage, anxiety, depression, and fear for many members of my family and many of the families who own property on Roxbury Pond.  There was a nearly unanimous vote of the property owners' association to oppose this project in the permitting process. The spectre of… Continue

Added by Steve Thurston on March 30, 2011 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

e-mail addresses for Record Hill DOE comments

Joe Marhamati

DOE Loan Programs Office

Environmental Compliance Division

202-586-8198…

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Added by alice mckay barnett on March 30, 2011 at 8:41am — 3 Comments

Water Issues Worry Americans Most, Global Warming Least

March 28, 2011

Water Issues Worry Americans Most, Global Warming Least

Environmental concerns are flat since 2010, but down over past decade

by Lydia Saad

PRINCETON, NJ -- With Earth Day about a month away, Americans tell Gallup they worry the most about several water-related risks and issues among nine major environmental issues. They worry least…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 28, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Unity voters overwhelmingly approve wind ordinance

 

Posted: March 27

Wind turbines won't come easily to Unity

BY COLIN HICKEY, Correspondent

UNITY -- Putting up a large commercial wind turbine in Unity will not be a simple matter.

 

Voters made sure of that Saturday at their annual Town Meeting when they overwhelming approved a 39-page…

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Added by Long Islander on March 26, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Angus King has been connected — but never officially linked — to Yale investments in the past

Yale invests in controversial Maine wind farm

Yale is notorious for keeping its endowment holdings confidential, but in early March, it did make public one long-suspected investment in a Maine wind farm.

The University joins the Department of Energy in investing in Record Hill Wind, which is building a wind farm project in Roxbury, Maine. University officials and the project’s developers say the wind farm will have economic and environmental benefits, but a…

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Added by Long Islander on March 25, 2011 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

The Good Fight

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a… Continue

Added by Denise Hall on March 24, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Frank J. Heller: Vermont taking advantage of cheaper Quebec power

Vermont taking advantage of cheaper Quebec power 

Several Vermont utilities have just signed long-term contracts with Hydro-Quebec to purchase up to 225 megawatts, nearly entirely (98 percent) generated from hydropower.

They will start in 2012 with a starting price of only 5.8 cents per kilowatt hour. This inexpensive electricity will serve approximately 200,000 homes.

The presidents of Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power said: "We…

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Added by Long Islander on March 24, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Nancy O'Toole: Be scientists, not politicians

Be scientists, not politicians
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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 23, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Naomi Schalit and John Christie: Energy alliance spent $6,000 of state grant for database from pro-Democratic firm

Energy alliance spent $6,000 of state grant for database from pro-Democratic firm

Posted March 22, 2011, at 8:37 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on March 23, 2011 at 12:12am — No Comments

Taxpayer Organization Charges Wind Turbine Promotion as a Scam and Stealth Tax

 

Founded in 1976, TUA is one of the largest taxpayer organizations in MidAmerica

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Added by Long Islander on March 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Wind and solar energy subsidies are experiencing drastic cutbacks in many European nations and some places in the United states

Wind and solar energy subsidies are experiencing drastic cutbacks in many European nations and some places in the United states

 

Wind and Solar Subsidies Drying Up In Europe

 

 - Jack Dini  Saturday, March 19, 2011

 

Wind and solar energy subsidies are experiencing drastic cutbacks in many European nations and some places in the United…

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Added by Long Islander on March 21, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

Wind Ordinances in the News Over the Last Month

A very quick look shows that no fewer than 16 Maine towns have been in the news over the past month with regard to wind ordinances.

 

As word gets out as to the true theft planned by the out of state interloping wind companies, it is likely that ordinances and moratoriums will become more commonplace.

 

If you believe your town officials are meeting secretly with wind companies, by all means speak with them and let them know your point of view. The…

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Added by Long Islander on March 20, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Where's our tipping point? Bowers project permit has been filed - request a public hearing.

I'm part of the group that's battling the Bowers Mountain project (aka Champlain Wind) in the Downeast Lakes watershed (between Grand Lake Stream and Lakeville). Our name is the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed. First Wind has just officially filed its permit application; the ball is rolling now. For more info, visit: www.ppdlw.org  We're asking people to request a public hearing. You have to do it asap, as it has to be in…

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Added by K Campbell on March 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Washington Post's Ann Hornaday reviews ‘Windfall’

Ann Hornaday reviews ‘Windfall’

 By Ann Hornaday, Friday, March 18, 9:20 PM

Faucets don’t spit fire in “…

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

OUR OWN HIGHLANDS....

Happy St. Patricks Days to All ye Irishmen, and a fine day it is.. so nice a day to put out my Irish Pride sign.  Included is another sign that I was inspired to make, "IRISHMEN WILL PROTECT THE HIGHLANDS". You  wouldn't believe all the articles and stories I've read of all our kins men and clans men in other countries and providences that have fought the battle to keep these massive turbines from infecting and invading their precious HIGHLANDS.  Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton.  They get…

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Added by janice glover on March 17, 2011 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

How can windmills be green?

Wind farms kill whales: blubber on the green movement's hands

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 17, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Huge FIRST WIND wind turbine parts travel through Vermont

Huge wind turbine parts travel through Vermont





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Added by Long Islander on March 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Global Warming Opportunists

Some of us believe in manmade global warming. Some of us don't. Others are not sure. Like religion and politics, it seems to have the potential to create divisions. That said, the following passage from today's Portland Press-Herald would seem to describe some of the motivations behind some of the wind machine that we are fighting  -- and slowly beating.

 

"Many alarmists are probably subjects of group-think, a well-known phenomenon. For others it's an opportunity…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on March 17, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Keeping up with the SMART GRID and SMART METERS

Every industry has a trade pub. Here's one for the Smart Grid:

Request your Complimentary Technical Documents!…

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Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on March 16, 2011 at 11:28am — 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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