I believe this is based on the U.S. If wind power is as terrible as Brookings describes nationally, think of how much less efficacious it is in Maine where onshore wind is overall poor.
Hopefully the shallow thinking environmental groups will soon stop taking money from the wind industry and quickly acknowledge the reality they have been helping to destroy Maine's magnificence in shilling for this wholly fraudulent electricity…Continue
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Great Read: Renewable energy mandates, GE and other cronies
But even better for GE is the fact that wind turbines last 20 years- at best. Thus, over the 60…Continue
Questions about future of wind power in N.H.
“There have been several attempts in recent legislation to pass moratoria on wind energy in the state, either explicitly or de facto,” he wrote in an email. “Although those have not come to pass, there is continued pressure for the wind industry and wind supporters to defend against new legislation that…Continue
Many developers were forced to rush their projects last year to meet the Production Tax Credit requirements before it was allowed to expire at…
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...activists say New England’s dependence on gas postpones a…Continue
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Apparently there was virtually no lobbying by the Maine environmental groups last year when the legislature paved the way to increase CO2 emissions in Maine by raising the speed limit on our roads.
When extremely compelling citizen testimony is given on stopping the destructive sprawl of wind turbines in Maine, the citizens are basically treated by the environmental groups as "policy road kill" that must be sacrificed in the fulfillment of their ultimate stated goal of…Continue
Massive wind projects will never offer real value
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1 kilowatt of windmill electricity produces 57x the profit of 1 kilowatt of hydrocarbon fuel electricity.
The extraordinary and outsized economics of green energy are consistent with an arcane scheme. It is originated by government mandates forcing all electric customers to pay for nothing except for the transfer of wealth to the "chosen winners" of the high priests of Green Energy Ideology. Getting chosen to own a windmill is an…Continue
M.D. Harmon: Climate-change skeptics face intellectual McCarthyism
Something darkly ominous just happened in the ranks of climate scientists, and it follows a trend in which many people have not been permitted to speak – or even been fired – for holding views on such issues as marriage, militant Islam and foreign policy that opposed the positions of…Continue
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Did anyone see the article about pictures from the Hubble Telescope that showed how the Giant Red Spot, a violent storm that has been seen on Jupiter since we have had telescopes that cold see it? Over the last 50 or so years it has shrunk to almost half its size. I was about to write a snarky article about global warming but got to thinking about something interesting.
I'm pretty sure there are no living beings on Jupiter that can be accused of…Continue
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
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Why do the Big Lies of Big Wind persist , and why are perpetrators like First Wind successful?
You ask "Why?" here's a quote that explains ....."..... in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they…Continue
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At issue are 4,000' foot setbacks. Anyone who has studied this knows that even 4,000' constitutes inadequate protection. The underlying issue is that pound for pound, wind provides 57 times more profit than other electricity sources thanks to tax breaks and other preferential treatment and that getting chosen to own a wind turbine is an economic gift of…Continue
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The scandal of fiddled global warming data
4:04PM BST 21 Jun 2014…Continue
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M.D. Harmon: Media won’t tell you, so here are reasons to doubt global warming
Polls show Americans continually rank “climate change” near the bottom of lists of important issues. Apparently, “Global warming is harmful because shut up” is the only argument many activists have left.
... But hard-core “greens” seem to believe we can fuel an industrial…Continue
Maine poll exposes softness in wind energy support
“For years wind developers have peddled the general benefits of wind energy, and they have a lot of financial resources behind them that we’ll never match,” O’Neil said. “People certainly want to believe it’s all good. But impacts to…Continue
First Wind tries again to gain Maine regulators’ approval for wind farm partnership with Emera
By Darren Fishell, BDN Staff
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Posted May 19, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
Those arguments have reversed earlier opposition by the PUC’s public advocate, whose job is to represent ratepayers in regulatory cases.
The Industrial Energy Consumer Group, which opposes the joint venture along with Houlton Water Co.,…