Vinalhaven wind turbine noise complaint by neighbors moves closer to its day in court
In a new development related to the wind turbine controversy on Vinalhaven (ME), Superior Court Judge Michaela Murphy dismissed a motion for reconsideration filed by the state’s DEP (Department of Environmental Protection), and ruled in favor of Vinalhaven neighbors seeking relief from excessive noise. The Maine DEP and Fox Islands Wind, LLC, the industrial wind turbine operator,…
Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2012 at 1:54pm —
Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am —
Looking for a Father's Day Gift for the Dad who has everything?
Consider buying a copy of Windfall.
Added by Long Islander on May 30, 2012 at 7:30am —
LePage’s critical wind-power stance creating uncertainty
Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.… Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 29, 2012 at 10:30pm —
NEW LAW WILL STREAMLINE WIND PROJECT PERMITTING IN MAINE
Added by MaineHiker on May 29, 2012 at 4:53pm —
The UMPI wind turbine has a capacity of 600 kw, or 14,400 kwH per day in perfect wind. Today the website reports 345,400 kwH "since mid-November". That's 190 days, and the power that was produced averaged 1818 kwH per day. Divide 1818 by 14,400 and you get a 12.6 % Capacity Factor. For this turbine in this location, 12.6% Capacity Factor is about average. On the 14th of this month, the turbine's third anniversary, I calculated a Capacity Factor of 8.9%, including a 210-day period of… Continue
Added by Harrison Roper on May 29, 2012 at 3:04pm —
By CHRIS O'NEIL
Fernald is a relevant policy that ought to be remembered a hundred years later as our mountain resources are exploited for the export of… Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 27, 2012 at 10:00pm —
Please do not sip coffee before clicking this link...
Added by Ellin Beltz on May 27, 2012 at 8:43pm —
Stand Against the Wind, Chris Braithwaite. Sun. 5/27/12 7pm ET
WWR will interview Chris Braithwaite about wind energy development enveloping the ridges of Vermont and the confrontations it has provoked.
Chris has just published … Continue
Added by WWR on May 27, 2012 at 2:09pm —
By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 16, 2012 3:49 pm
Two big wind development projects on Appalachian ridges in Bedford Counties on Dunning and Evitts mountains (24 turbines) and the Clover Run project in Clearfield counties (40 turbines) have been canceled. Fewer new turbines will be spinning across the nation next year due to the possible end of a federal tax credit program that has driven development.… Continue
Added by MaineHiker on May 26, 2012 at 11:36am —
I Like the story at http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/portland-says-cannon-is-the-citys_2012-05-25.html
Imagine one of those on the lawns of people in towns being attacked by big-wind. I wouldn't need to be real to make the message.
Added by MaineHiker on May 25, 2012 at 9:44pm —
This was of course before Redington-Nubble and Mars Hill, etc.
As part the approval, Kenetech must release data immediately on possible bird impacts, include in its final plan information on power contracts with buyers of electricity, submit details of soil studies and erosion control plans, and show how it might minimise road construction at the sute. Commissioners, however, rejected a proposal to have Kenetech build the… Continue
Added by Long Islander on May 24, 2012 at 8:30pm —
Passadumkeag Mountain group to discuss wind farm at cookout
Posted May 23, 2012, at 7:59 p.m. …
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Eagles butchered on green altar
Added by Long Islander on May 21, 2012 at 9:44am —
The next time you read some bald faced pro-wind lies in an online post, consider that the blogger may be employed by an organization that has made this commenting part of his or her job. The employer could be a wind company but also a wind industry law firm, engineering firm, a paid off so called environmental group, an ornithologist who rigs bird studies, etc.
It is now established fact that many of the pro-wind comments we see in online reader… Continue
Added by Whetstone_Willy on May 20, 2012 at 10:00am —
WWR will talk with an expert working hard to save birds, other wildlife, and desert flora from being negatively impacted by industrial scale wind developments in sensitive areas and a journalist who is a leader in the effort to tell these stories.…
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Added by Long Islander on May 19, 2012 at 9:24pm —
In November 2009, about thirty bewildered individuals from around the state gathered together, stunned by the realisation that our beloved state had become the target of powerful forces driven by the lure of government largess, and that if nothing was done, soon there would be thousands of wind turbines marring Maine's formerly priceless landscape. The Citizens Task Force on Wind Power was formed that day. J was at that meeting, having already written several newspaper columns decrying… Continue
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on May 19, 2012 at 9:04am —
Because I make revisions to my articles as a result of comments, etc., I am listing the URL instead of the article.
You go to the URL and will see the latest version.…
Added by Willem Post on May 18, 2012 at 9:30am —
I recently found the listing of grants that have been awarded via Section 1603 of ARRA. This program is fortunately ending at the end of 2012, but any wind project that shows a "substantial" start on a project before then (such as beginning construction on an access road beyond just tree clearing) will be grandfathered in to this gift of taxpayer money. The Obama administration used the Recovery Act as a way to boost an industry that can't stand on its own. In lieu of the PTC for ten… Continue
Added by Brad Blake on May 18, 2012 at 12:28am —