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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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By Ann Hornaday, Friday, March 18, 9:20 PM
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Every industry has a trade pub. Here's one for the Smart Grid:
Request your Complimentary Technical Documents!…
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on March 16, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments