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Yes - it's happening! A complete freak out over the NY Times truthful column about climate change! This while the EPA takes down the climate change page of the Obama era to more honestly reflect true climate science!…Continue
This wind cheer leading piece, which sounds as though it came from a wind developer's PR firm, starts off with the line "There are no oil wells in Maine." That should tell you a lot of what's to follow given that we make virtually zero electricity from oil and electricity is all that wind power makes, however paltry. The wind pushing then goes on to imply that wind is inexpensive electricity:…Continue
“You can try to buy advice, you can try to buy trawl surveys, you can try to buy scientific data,” he said. “I would suggest . . . that you don’t necessarily listen to somebody that was hired by them,” he told the trustees. “Listen to the people doing the job, somebody actually out trawling, running around that bay, trying to catch fish, and trying to make a living.”…Continue
One of my biggest frustrations in fighting ineffective industrial wind development is that when you talk about fighting wind power most people stare at you dumbfounded! They ask - How can you be against this? The planet is dying! The Earth is warming at a horrific pace! We have to do everything we can do now! And as you and I know the United States has spent billions of taxpayer dollars in response to this thinking!
The New York Times is trying to re-brand itself as the…Continue
The Montpelier District Heating Plant is a joint project of the City of Montpelier and the State of Vermont to provide local renewable energy to downtown Montpelier. With the rebuilding of the State’s existing central heating plant, modern wood-fired boilers will heat the Capitol Complex and connections will be put in place to expand its service area to City and School buildings as well as connect to private buildings in downtown Montpelier.
Before renovation, the heating…Continue
Added by Willem Post on April 29, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Whenever we end up commenting on articles found in our PPH or BDN there are always twits on there that tell us "Why don't the fossil fuel industries give up their subsidies?" Well here is some ammunition for you to use when commenting back. Hopefully these subsidies will dry up and make the "Renewable Energy" sector have to stand on their own two feet. Won't it be nice?…Continue
We are up to 39 communities and UT's and counting now of those who do NOT want Industrial Wind Turbines in their backyards. They are spread across the state.\
Maine has been credited with being in the top 10 states in the union for clean energy and CO2 cleanup. Do we really have to do more?…Continue
Prospective neighbors of wind turbines heard all the promises: “Quiet as a library.” “Like a baby’s breath.” “The same decibel level as a refrigerator.” The more brazen wind developers claimed “you will not hear them.” Then the four hundred and fifty foot wind towers with their bus-size nacelles and three-bladed fans were built. Sixteen in Sheffield, four on Georgia Mountain, twenty-one in Lowell. And neighbors learned the truth. Yes, you can hear them. They sound like “a jet…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Next Thursday, a bill that would fully preserve the financial incentive known as net-energy billing, or net metering, is due for a hearing. That bill also would give rebates to homes and businesses to encourage more solar installations. It’s likely to be the most contentious solar proposal to come before lawmakers this spring. Environmental groups are planning a noon rally outside the Cross Office Building prior to the hearing.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 28, 2017 at 9:15am — No Comments
State legislatures could provide…Continue
Monhegan residents are preparing for a heated showdown in Augusta next week over a contentious bill that would effectively cancel a proposed offshore wind test project to be sited approximately 2.5 miles to the south of the island. The bill LD 1262, sponsored by Sen. Dana Dow (R-Lincoln Cty.), would prohibit the placement of wind turbines within 10 nautical miles of the Monhegan Lobster Conservation Area.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments
A controversial wind turbine project is again on hold after opponents filed motions asking a state committee to rehear and reconsider its approval of the facility last year. The main argument in the three motions, each filed during the past month and a half, is that the N.H. Site Evaluation Committee broke its own rules to approve the nine-turbine installation.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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Added by Long Islander on April 27, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Perhaps the Press Herald should look beyond a single "piece of the puzzle" and heed the Maine Tourism Association's recent warning that wind projects threaten the tremendous Maine economic driver, tourism.
It’s well known that Maine’s high cost of energy is a drag on our economy, but the growth of the state’s renewable power sector is also a valuable export. These are issues that should not be studied with…Continue
“In order to facilitate the financing of clean energy generation resources, every distribution company shall jointly and competitively solicit proposals for clean energy generation and, provided that reasonable proposals have been received, shall enter into cost-effective long-term contracts for clean energy generation for an annual amount of electricity equal to approximately 9,450,000 megawatt-hours… by December 31, 2022.” [Section 83D]…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2017 at 8:37pm — No Comments
Here you’ll find information on Maine’s outdoor recreation economy, as well as the issues OIA and outdoor businesses are working on relating to climate change, international trade, regulatory and recreation policy. Dig in and take action.
Download the full report on Maine here:
Download the full U.S. report…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments
April 25, 2017
The outdoor recreation industry is a powerful force in the overall U.S. economy, with consumers spending $887 billion annually on outdoor recreation and creating 7.6 million American jobs......
Download the report right here at the following link where you see:…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
The Eagle editorial's implication that NIMBYism must not stand in the way of saving the planet is as irrational as it is unfounded. The hard-working politicians and administrators in the East have neither wind nor ridges in their backyards, so they pontificate to us out here in the Berkshires that we must (must!) accept wind turbines on every ridge if they say so. Or else.
No thanks, that's not my idea of a free country.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2017 at 12:29pm — No Comments