April 2018 Blog Posts (85)

Clyde MacDonald: Wind turbine fire danger (BDN)

April 30, 2018

Wind turbine fire danger

Google Caithness Windfarm Information Forum’s “windfarm accident reports” and “wind turbine fires” for data on turbine fires. The forum’s entries are derived from world media accounts because no government records turbine fires. Lack of official data enables wind power advocates to claim fires are rare. The forum reports …

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Added by Long Islander on April 30, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Three Maine Solar Projects - Fairfield, Clinton and Cumberland

Fairfield solar project wins Maine DEP approval

The Fairfield project is the largest planned solar array in Maine to receive DEP certification.

The company building multiple massive solar arrays throughout the state has received environmental approval for its project in Fairfield.

NextEra Energy Resources won approval April 11 from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to move forward with…

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Added by Long Islander on April 30, 2018 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

NextEra CEO: Offshore wind is 'terrible energy policy'

NextEra Energy CEO Jim Robo said the economics for offshore wind projects are bad for customers during an earnings call Monday. He said the company has not ventured into those projects because of the expensive costs and lengthy timeline, concluding that ultimately it is "terrible energy policy."…

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Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2018 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

PPH Editorial Board: Maine PUC should not sink ocean wind project

Again, the newspaper shills for wind development, ignoring common sense and the people of Maine.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission usually sets prices for electricity, natural gas, telecommunications and water systems. It’s not every day that it also regulates the state’s credibility.

But that’s what will be happening when the PUC reconsiders a power purchase agreement it signed in 2013 with Maine Aqua Ventus, a public-private partnership involving the…

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Added by Long Islander on April 29, 2018 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

The $100-Million Solar Scam and Maine Energy Committee Chair’s Shocking Power Trip

1/16/18, Maine First Media Staff Report,

The Colosseum on the Kennebec is still buzzing following an Energy Committee hearing late last week.

The controversy surrounds, one piece of unconstitutional legislation, a committee chair on a power trip and a GOP Gubernatorial Candidate missing in action.

The bill in question is LD 1686, the $100-Million Solar…

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Added by Long Islander on April 28, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Large-Scale Engineering Debacle.. North Sea Wind Turbine Breaks Apart!

"... wind parks gets cast into doubt after a wind turbine comes apart after just 8 years of operation. North Sea wind turbines may prove to be inadequately…

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Added by John F. Hussey on April 27, 2018 at 6:19pm — No Comments

The rural people of Iowa are needing help.

The people of Iowa who live in the rural areas, are losing our property rights with the intrusion of hundreds of wind turbines owned by Mid American Energy.  Mid American Energy is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.  Owned by the famous Warren Buffet

The suit by the people in Palo Alto County, Iowa have filed several suits to stop the turbines from getting built.

Now the Iowa Supreme Court is going to hear one of the suits, that addresses the rubber stamp  approval by the Iowa…

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Added by Dennis Youngkin on April 27, 2018 at 9:20am — No Comments

Paul Krugman’s All-Renewable Delusion

by Robert Bryce…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 27, 2018 at 8:55am — 5 Comments

Giant windmills all hot air

"...Electricity produced by onshore wind costs twice as much as conventional gas-fired electricity generation; offshore wind three times as much. The only reason the wind industry is viable is because of the massive subsidies it receives. Subsidies raised silently from your energy bill...



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Added by John F. Hussey on April 26, 2018 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Former Gov Baldacci Lauded by David Farmer but Wind Law Left Out

In listing Baldacci's supposed accomplishments, David Farmer somehow omits Baldacci's expedited wind law which is one of the most transformative pieces of land use legislation ever enacted in the state's history.

http://davidfarmer.bangordailynews.com/2018/04/25/democrats/baldaccis-answer-to-what-have-you-done-for-the-people-today/

Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2018 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

Bill introduced to ban non-disclosure clauses (Ontario)

He said if a landowner chooses to have an industrial wind turbine on their property, and “you start to encounter any type of . . . health problems, due noise or vibration or suddenly your well goes bad, because of pile driving or so on, the non-disclosure agreement says to people, you can't complain to anybody other than you take it back to the wind turbine company.”

He said the non-disclosure agreements are done intentionally to prevent residents from talking to third-parties about…

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Added by Long Islander on April 25, 2018 at 10:44am — 1 Comment

The Connection Between Russia and 2 Green Groups Fighting Fracking in US

I had no idea...would you look at this!!! 

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Added by John F. Hussey on April 24, 2018 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Imagine this in Maine

Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Unstoppable Change, Stasis, and Climatism

By Charles Battig -- April 24, 2018
“Thousands of years of climate adaptation by untold numbers of biological species is now viewed by climate alarmists as an obsolete process, as they assume that the global climate environment has reached its ultimate optimum state of ‘now’.”

https://www.masterresource.org/deep-ecologystasis/statis-climate-debate/

Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 24, 2018 at 10:06am — No Comments

Potential conflict of interest delays Yarmouth solar proposal

Potential conflict of interest delays Yarmouth solar proposal

But Councilor April Humphrey sees no issue with her brother working in a ReVision Energy warehouse.

Progress on a town solar energy proposal was delayed last week because of a potential conflict of interest.During Town Council discussion April 12 about establishing a Renewable Energy and Sustainability Task Force to be charged with several duties – including a group…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 23, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

WHAT’S THE TRUE COST OF WIND POWER? [2015 Article]

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on April 23, 2018 at 11:16am — No Comments

John Droz, Jr. Energy & Environmental Newsletter: April 23, 2018

Some of the more important articles in this issue are:

Why some rural communities are fighting back against wind development

Wind turbines delivering next to nothing to grid despite hysteria

Environmental activists ignore energy security realities

America’s Next Energy Crisis

Short video: Overcoming Bias in Energy Conversations

The World Bank’s anti-energy policy betrays its core development mission

Offshore Wind…

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Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments

NRCM: "Hydropower would be a shell game"

Will a transmission line run through the wilds of Maine?

By David Abel, Globe Staff

April 23, 2018

Where are the articles in the Boston press talking about the destruction of Maine's natural world by wind power? Why do the so called Maine environmental groups embrace wind power, ignoring the damage it is bringing to Maine?…

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Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2018 at 9:15am — 6 Comments

Russia Linked to Anti-Fracking Movement , NRCM ,Sierra Club,NRDC,Sea Change Foundation,Energy Foundation,Audubon

Want the real case of collusion with Russia that affects Americans' pocketbooks?

or, Why breaking through with the Truth in Maine's Press concerning wind is always thwarted.

Check Those 990's people!

Even the New York Times carried a headline last year that read: "Russian Money Suspected Behind Fracking Protests." Foreign Policy has, as well, written about "Russia's Quiet War…

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Added by arthur qwenk on April 23, 2018 at 7:00am — 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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