April 2015 Blog Posts (52)

EUT session on April 29th 2015

This is an Audio Recording of the EUT session on April 29th 2015.

I was late returning from an Appointment and had a bit of difficulty accessing the link so I missed an hour that I could have gotten. 5:00 pm until end AUDIO FILE [1:54:35 ]

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 30, 2015 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Wind Turbines Kill More Birds Than BP Oil Spill

I like this comment from a reader of this article:

Jim Wiegand

The comparison isn't even close. Wind turbines in America probably kill more birds

each month than the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

But what is the public to believe when research is rigged, our government is

corrupt and very little we are being told about renewable energy is the truth?

We are not being told about important turbine impacts like the extinction…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 29, 2015 at 10:11pm — 1 Comment

Where the Wind and the East-West Highway Meet

One of the investors in the Somerset Economic Development Corporation is Cianbro...

We can now Identify a common Enemy, not only per this article but also by a long ago article that Vigue of Cianbro who is part or by now whole owner of the former Moscow Over the Horizon Radar station, has stated his plans for 10 Wind Turbines at some point in time. Remember the Somerset County Commissioners sold out the…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 29, 2015 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Message to the Natural Resources Committee Regarding LD 911 and Scenic Impact

This is the message I sent to the Maine Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee, including the photos.  It is NOT too late to email or call the Committee members to do the right thing and pass LD 911, which includes a greater scenic impact zone for the ever larger wind turbines and putting cumulative impact into the law as criteria.  Here is the link to the Committee: …

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Added by Brad Blake on April 29, 2015 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Tune-in at 1:00PM Today: EUT Committee (Wed, Apr 29)

The importance of having firm generation capacity as opposed to non-dispatchable sources like wind power may be touched upon today in the discussion of LD 1313. As noted in FMM's most recent legislative update,  LD 1313 would remove the referendum requirement for installing nuclear plants that are small. The idea in this Governor's bill is that we need firm generation capacity as opposed to non-dispatchable…

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Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2015 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Expedited Permitting Area was created behind closed doors (BDN)

The Expedited Permitting Area was created behind closed doors. No minutes…

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Added by Long Islander on April 28, 2015 at 11:27pm — 5 Comments

S. Donald Sussman, who personally incubated D.E. Shaw, longtime half owner of First Wind, sells his newspapers

The S Donald, the U.S. Congresswoman's husband who personally incubated D.E. Shaw, longtime half owner of First Wind, sells his pro-wind newspapers.

Press Herald papers purchased by midcoast businessman Reade Brower

A memo sent to Maine Today Media staff late Tuesday confirmed financier S. Donald Sussman, husband of Democratic U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, agreed to sell the paper. …

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Added by Long Islander on April 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

How Wind Projects Are Really Developed in Maine

Added by arthur qwenk on April 28, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Office of the Governor Chief Legal Counsel, Policy Advisors Announced

Office of the Governor Chief Legal Counsel, Policy Advisors Announced

April 27, 2015

Governor's Office

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 27, 2015

Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today announced several staff additions to the Office of the Governor, including Chief Legal Counsel and three Policy Advisors.

Cynthia Montgomery serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of the Governor.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Appalachian Mountain Cub admits Maine wind task force never considered wind turbines' cumulative impact

Last week, on Earth Day, under questioning from Rep. Bob Duschesne, Dr. David Publicover, senior staff scientist with the Appalachian Mountain Club and a member of The Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development that laid the groundwork for Maine's shameful expedited wind law, admitted that the task force never considered the cumulative impact of erecting gargantuan industrial wind turbines throughout Maine.

Please click on the following link to Eric Tuttle's video of this…

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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Property Rights and a Big Wind fight in Ohio...We are not alone!

An effort by opponents to stop a proposed Ohio wind farm, which includes a legally questionable maneuver to prevent property owners from granting variances, has the support of the state legislature’s most outspoken critic of renewable energy."

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Added by arthur qwenk on April 27, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

BDN - Penelope Gray: Our energy policies should be based on science, not symbolism

Government-subsidized, grid-scale wind and solar do not pass the real cost-benefit analysis, and worse they siphon much needed funds away from finding truly clean solutions for a power-hungry planet.

Our energy policies should be based on science, not symbolism.

Penelope Gray

Registered Maine Master Guide

Freeport

Please read the rest here:…

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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2015 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

LD 911 Hearing 4-22-2015

An Act Concerning the Review of Certain Projects
under the Site Location of Development Laws…
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 26, 2015 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Important Factual Wind Related Article from William Post

Increased Wind Energy Versus Increased Canadian Hydro Energy in New England

see    http://theenergycollective.com/willem-post/2219181/increased-wind-energy-versus-increased-canadian-hydro-energy-new-england 

Summary

"This article is partially…

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Added by arthur qwenk on April 25, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

New England governors discuss ways to chop energy prices

An "all of the above" strategy is the energy equivalent of making sure that everyone on the Little League team is given a trophy....or perhaps telling little Johnny that 1 + 1 = "Whatever answer feels good for you Johnny". The wind industry uses the phrase "all of the above" all the time, seeking safety in the herd and vampire-like avoidance of sunlight.…

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Added by Long Islander on April 24, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Unexplained payments to public officials received from Switzerland.....

Happy Earth Day windies.

Spanish tax agency uncovers wind farm payoff scheme

Huge wind farm corruption scandal in Spain

Only part of the Spanish press covers the story, and television channels ignore it so far. The wind business is…
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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Gov LePage: "Feds will not stand in our way to allow Mainers to be profitable people"

Governor LePage says his goals are simple. "I hope to get four governors to agree that we need a pipeline and we move together to get a pipe line, and that we get together to buy cheap energy from Canada."

http://news.mpbn.net/post/lepage-attends-new-england-govs-energy-meeting

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

New Link to Listen in to ENR Scenic Impact Public Hearing - Right Now

For some reason unbeknownst to me, the link I provided earlier brings us to the audio for the wrong committee.

I am thus trying again.

If this happens to bring you to the wrong committee, please click on the dropdown arrow in the white box and make sure that Room 216 is selected.

http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Audio/216

Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2015 at 10:32am — 13 Comments

Scenic Impact - Tune in via Web Right Now (LD 911)

If you are not attending in person, please tune in on the Web at the following link to listen to today's Public Hearing on LD 911 as described below.  If they start late or take a break, there will be dead air. 

http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Audio/216

After clicking the above link, turn up your speakers and use the audio buttons immediately to the right of the words "Environment and…

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Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2015 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Rep Sara Gideon's Bill Forcing Mainers to Buy $olar Required for $6 Million South Portland $olar Project

Rep Sara Gideon's Bill Forcing Mainers to Buy Solar Required for $6 Million South Portland Solar Project

L.D. 1263, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport would require 2.5 percent of Maine’s electricity mix to come from solar by 2022

http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/21/city-powered-solar/

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Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2015 at 9:30am — 4 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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