May 2012 Blog Posts (54)

Vinalhaven wind turbine noise complaint by neighbors moves closer to its day in court

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,…

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Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Presidential Projections on Wind Power Flawed According to New Book

PRESS RELEASE

May 30, 2012, 8:35 a.m. EDT

Presidential Projections on Wind Power Flawed According to New Book…



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Added by Long Islander on May 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Give the Gift of Windfall for Father's Day

Looking for a Father's Day Gift for the Dad who has everything?

Consider buying a copy of Windfall.

http://windfallthemovie.com/index_1.html

$12.86…
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Added by Long Islander on May 30, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

LePage’s critical wind-power stance creating uncertainty

LePage’s critical wind-power stance creating uncertainty

Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.

Robert F. Bukaty | AP
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at the Maine GOP convention in May 2012.…
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Added by Long Islander on May 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

NEW LAW WILL STREAMLINE WIND PROJECT PERMITTING IN MAINE

NEW LAW WILL STREAMLINE WIND PROJECT PERMITTING IN MAINE

in News Departments > Policy Watch…

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Added by MaineHiker on May 29, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

UMPI website reports 190 days of power - and 12.6% of installed capacity.

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…

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Added by Harrison Roper on May 29, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Remembering Baxter's legacy key to not exploiting mountain resources By CHRIS O'NEIL

5/26/12

Maine Voices: Remembering Baxter's legacy key to not exploiting mountain resources

By CHRIS O'NEIL

EXCERPTS:

Fernald is a relevant policy that ought to be remembered a hundred years later as our mountain resources are exploited for the export of…

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Added by Long Islander on May 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

War of the Words

Please do not sip coffee before clicking this link...

Added by Ellin Beltz on May 27, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Stand Against the Wind, Chris Braithwaite on WWR. Sun. 5/27/12 7pm ET

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 …

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Added by WWR on May 27, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Two Big Pennsylvania wind farm projects Canceled

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.…

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Added by MaineHiker on May 26, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

A cannon on every mountain lawn

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 — No Comments

Kenetech: Knowing Maine's Wind Power History

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…

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Added by Long Islander on May 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Public Invited to Passadumkeag Mountain Wind Cookout at Nicatous Lodge this Weekend

Passadumkeag Mountain group to discuss wind farm at cookout

Posted May 23, 2012, at 7:59 p.m.   …
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Added by Long Islander on May 24, 2012 at 3:59am — No Comments

Eagles butchered on green altar

Eagles butchered on green altar

By DEROY MURDOCK 



Scripps Howard News Service

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Added by Long Islander on May 21, 2012 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Wind "Army" Bloggers Out in Force

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…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on May 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Fighting for Feathered Friends (and other creatures) – Sunday 5/20/12 7pm ET

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 WWR on May 20, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

OBITUARY :J DWIGHT ,father, friend

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…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on May 19, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Wind Turbine Noise and Air Pressure Pulses; by Willem Post, dated 18 May, 2012

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.…

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Added by Willem Post on May 18, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Wind Thieves Rake in ARRA Funds

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…

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Added by Brad Blake on May 18, 2012 at 12:28am — 8 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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