April 2013 Blog Posts (40)

BDN - Maine DEP holds first public hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

Maine DEP holds first public hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

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Added by Long Islander on April 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Battle lines drawn over proposed Maine wind farm Environmentalists back the Bowers Wind project (MST)

Battle lines drawn over proposed Maine wind farm (Maine Sunday Telegram)

Environmentalists back the Bowers Wind project, while backcountry guides and sporting camp owners will oppose it at hearings this week.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/-Environmentalists-fight-for-100M-Maine-wind-farm.html

Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2013 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

BDN: Turbine fire illuminates need for reporting mandate

In this opinion piece the Bangor Daily News writes: "Objective, publicly accessible data, not politically motivated guesswork, should drive that debate". 

Is the Bangor Daily News cognizant of the fact that the expedited wind law that paved the way for wind in this poor wind state against the will of the…

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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

First Wind - Wind Lobbyist's Acoustics Expert Witness Tells Panel Health Concerns are "All Made-up and Make Believe"

Lobbyist for wind power apologizes to Vt. panel

By DAVE GRAM
Associated Press /  April 24, 2013
 

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A lobbyist for an industry…

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Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

A Must Deny

Bowers is the Precedent setting case by which all future applications will be judged! We MUST win this for the State of Maine. If Bowers Industrialization is approved, there will be no safe scenic place in Maine.
Lets have a goreat turnout, show our determination, have well thought out statements and demeanor, and spread the positive energy!
No Towers On Bowers

Added by Donald Moore on April 24, 2013 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

U.S. States Turning Against Renewable Portfolio Standards as Natural Gas Plunges

U.S. States Turning Against Renewable Portfolio Standards as Gas Plunges

By Christopher Martin, Bloomberg 

April 23, 2013
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Added by Long Islander on April 24, 2013 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

Report to DEP Kibby

Report to DEP Kibby

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Added by Norman Mitchell on April 22, 2013 at 10:28pm — 1 Comment

DEP promises lengthy hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

DEP promises lengthy hearing for Bowers Mountain wind project

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Bowers Mountain

*Regarding Change. Org. why when we have over 500 members can we not seem to get these signatures? After about a week of appearence we only have just over 170 signers. Is there something we can do to get the signatures we need? Are some of the other wind organizations aware of this petition and are they promoting it within their membership. I have received no communications from anyone regarding this spare CTFWP tho I contribute to several and have a membership with several. Every signature…

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Added by James M. Talcott on April 22, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO SIGN THE PETITION TO DENY THE BOWERS MOUNTAIN WIND PROJECT

The Expedited Wind Law voted by the Maine Legislature in 2008 specifically calls for protection of Scenic Resources of State or National Significance (SRSNS).

Maine's Downeast Grand Lakes region is a national treasure that contains multiple lakes that are SRSNS which will be unreasonably affected by the presence of 16 nearly five hundred feet tall industrial wind turbines. The turbines will dominate the horizon with miles of monstrous machines by day and destroy the dark night sky with…

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Added by Steve Thurston on April 19, 2013 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

LePage Spins Windmill Conspiracy Theory (Bangor Daily News)

The attack on the Governor appears at:

http://thetippingpoint.bangordailynews.com/2013/04/18/state-politics/lepage-windmill-conspiracy-theory/

The real windmill conspiracy, one aimed at the people of Maine, was created by Governor John Baldacci and his then PUC Chair, Kurt Adams,…

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Added by Long Islander on April 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Industrial Wind half truths

Myth 9: Wind turbines kill birds.

Fact: Bird kills have caused serious scientific concern

at only one location in the United States: Altamont

Pass in California, one of the first areas in the country

to experience significant wind development. Over the

past decade, the wind community has learned that wind farms and wildlife can and do coex-

ist successfully. Wind energy development’s overall impact on birds is extremely low (<1 of

30,000) compared to…

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Added by Norman Mitchell on April 18, 2013 at 9:59pm — No Comments

U.S. Renewable Energy sites

http://www.nrdc.org/energy/renewables/energymap.asp

This is a pretty comprehensive map. I checked wind farms out for Kern County, Calif and there are a few planned ones I didn't know about. 

To our friends in Massachusetts, my husband and I are so sad today and our hearts are with you. He was an MIT'er.

Added by Penny Melko on April 16, 2013 at 1:25am — No Comments

BDN - Frankfort residents vote against settling wind energy lawsuit

Frankfort residents vote against settling wind energy lawsuit

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

Posted April 15, 2013, at 6:05 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on April 15, 2013 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

I really appreciate all the analysis that the Long Islander and others are doing.  It is very important. The devil is always in the details But, I think one of the problems in getting "the public" to…

I really appreciate all the analysis that the Long Islander and others are doing.  It is very important. The devil is always in the details But, I think one of the problems in getting "the public" to understand what is going on is that it is so complicated. I had to really concentrate to understand the last post, and I am interested in trying. My take away from the .11 potential wind index figure for my 6:00 pm newscast, hopefully before all the murders and burglaries, is "Not enough wind in…

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Added by pat ledlie on April 14, 2013 at 8:03am — 2 Comments

Never reported by the Maine media: Maine's wind potential is 89% below the national average

The wind industry has told us repeatedly that "Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind". Moreover, by enlisting locally known figures to repeat this such as Angus King, they have been able to spread this lie far and wide. Not unlike what they have done in at least 14 other states.

 
We're taking a moment here to correct this Saudi Arabia moniker by putting…
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Added by Long Islander on April 13, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Governor's Radio Address: Refocusing Efficiency Maine Funds to Reduce Heating Costs for Mainers

Radio Address: Refocusing Efficiency Maine Funds to Reduce Heating Costs for Mainers

Official Photograph of Governor LePage

 

April 6, 2013

Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage.

My fellow Mainers, I told you about some disturbing news last week. You are paying considerably more than you should for electricity. This week, I have more bad news.

Supporters of more expensive energy are planning to double the fee that is added to your electric bill every month.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 13, 2013 at 11:04am — 3 Comments

WIND POWER , THE GRID OPERATOR NIGHTMARE

http://www.bing.com/search?q=ISO+regional+2013&form=MSNH14&pq=iso+regional+2013&sc=0-16&sp=-1&qs=n&sk=

PLEASE CHECK  THE ISO REGIONAL 2013 REPORT

THE FOLLOWING  PAGE IS  NUMBER  29

 

New England has multiple wind-rich areas ripe for development, making renewable energy an exciting possibility for the…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on April 12, 2013 at 10:41am — 3 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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