Legislative Energy Committee Chair Rep. Mark Dion and Sen. Dawn Hill, both Democrats, are attacking the integrity and independence of LePage PUC appointees Mark Vannoy and Carlisle McLean. They have created a false charge of "crisis of confidence" and it is all centered around the realization that things just might not go their way of protecting the wind industry from scrutiny.
The Governor has stricken fear into the Democrats by nominating an economist with no ties to Maine, Bruce…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on May 31, 2015 at 11:58pm — 2 Comments
Mainers could start to benefit from real competition in the electricity market .
The subsidized high cost lies from the wind lobby and the lying sleazeballs of "Enronesque" First Wind would soon be under close PUC analysis.
If soon to be data wonk in the Maine PUC, Dr. Bruce Williamson, runs the numbers on wind energy as a PUC commissioner, look out Big Wind in Maine!
First Wind and the wind lobby never can stand close scrutiny based on facts and cost benefit…
Added by arthur qwenk on May 31, 2015 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments
Paid off wind shills, political self - servers and paid off enviro-groups like NRCM made the law, PL-661 (The Expedited Wind Law of 2008).
The damage has festered and grown for years now.
Damage has been inflicted to legal process , to Maine's environment and to the citizenry , for next to naught in benefit.
This "lie", called a legislative emergency bill, PL-661, was the take over by wind corporate interests and unctuous self-serving political…Continue
Added by arthur qwenk on May 31, 2015 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment
This is the mission statement of the PUC:
The PUC’s “mission statement” is, essentially, the statute that created the PUC and which defines its duties and responsibilities – Title 35-A of the Maine statutes. If there is any one…Continue
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on May 30, 2015 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment
As we all know, the Democratic chair of the Maine Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Rep. Mark Dion of Portland has been carrying out the directives of Maine Democratic leaders to protect the wind industry. With wind cheerleader David Littell being replaced by a LePage nominee, a highly regarded economist named Bruce Williamson, the Democrats fear economic scrutiny of the wind industry will stop the scam rather than promote it as in the past when the PUC was Baldacci…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on May 28, 2015 at 11:03pm — 2 Comments
Governor LePage's nomination of Bruce Williamson as PUC Commissioner was table by a party line 7-6 vote today.
Added by Pineo Girl on May 28, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments
The confirmation hearing of Bruce Williamson. the economist from Tennessee recommended by Governor LePage to fill the PUC seat vacated by David Littell, is today at 1:00 pm in the EUT Committee. Tune in!!
Added by Pineo Girl on May 28, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments
Dixfield's wind ordinance decibel levels considered Low.
Added by Pineo Girl on May 28, 2015 at 9:59am — 1 Comment
Cheeseburgers and the Wind industry is now playing........... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDOr2kjc-bM
This video, while quite entertaining, clearly illustrates a very dark side to wind energy, the hidden wind turbine slaughter taking place at wind energy facilities.
Each year the slaughter to millions and millions of birds and bats is being concealed by the wind industry and America's…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on May 27, 2015 at 5:22pm — No Comments
In a letter to House and Senate leadership, the chairman and vice chairman pressed Congress to approve a multi-year extension of the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC) as soon as possible. The most recently passed extension expired last year.…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 27, 2015 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Emera announces contract awards for its Cape Sharp Tidal project. What about tidal power for Maine?
Added by Pineo Girl on May 26, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments
ISO-New England reports - Wholesale energy prices down - Renewable energy credits still up!
Added by Pineo Girl on May 26, 2015 at 12:31pm — No Comments
Some Maine lawmakers are calling for a cabinet level Energy Department. Would you go out for a search for the Commissioner? Please!!!
Added by Pineo Girl on May 25, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments
The Highland Wind project was one of two that the PUC voted in February to renegotiate, triggering claims that two commissioners caved to pressure by Gov. Paul LePage.
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 23, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments
Stacking the Deck?
CICERO, Ill., May 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadwind Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq:BWEN…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 22, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments
May 22 (SeeNews) - Ireland’s statutory planning body An Bord Pleanala (ABP) this week refused giving planning permission to natural resources management firm Coillte for its up to 150-MW Cluddaun wind power project in County Mayo.
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 22, 2015 at 10:51am — No Comments
The Maine Renewable Energy Association released a white paper touting that Maine wind power in 2013 theoretically offset CO2 emissions equivalent to 94,000 vehicles. To state the obvious--wind power does not offset vehicle emissions; it offsets CO2 from power plants. And, in 2013 it barely offset 1% of New England's CO2 from power plants. Here are the real facts about the potential for Maine wind power to offset CO2:…Continue
Added by Paula Moore on May 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on May 21, 2015 at 3:43pm — 6 Comments
No longer under her bosses thumb - Is Carlisle McLean stepping out on her own?? I hope not!!
Added by Pineo Girl on May 20, 2015 at 11:23pm — No Comments
While at the ENR Work Session where I only intended to record on LD 750 (Mining) I was…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on May 20, 2015 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments
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