June 2011 Blog Posts (26)

Clyde MacDonald: Forest fires and wind turbines: The danger no one is talking about

 

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Forest fires and wind turbines: The danger no one is talking about

Posted June 29, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on June 30, 2011 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

CTFWP statement for the Press Conference in Lincoln

 

PRESS STATEMENT

BOWERS MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIAL WIND PROJECT

CITIZENS’ TASK FORCE ON WIND POWER…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 28, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Spain's Iberdrola Destroying at Least 60 Maine Osprey Nests with its Wind-Required Transmission

CMP to remove osprey nests

By Betty Adams badams@centralmaine.com

Staff Writer

 

LITCHFIELD -- Ospreys nesting atop tall utility poles in Litchfield have a nonfeathered champion in…

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Added by Long Islander on June 28, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

A THROW AWAY MACHINE

THE MONSTROUSITY OF A MACHINE, AFFECTIONALLY KNOWN AS  “ THE GREEN MACHINE “  OR  “ THE FEEL-GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO FOSSIL FUELS ’ IS QUICKLY BECOMING THE WORST INVENTION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY. THE INDUSTRIAL WIND MILL.THE NEWEST MODELS STAND OVER 400 FEET TALL WITH BLADES EXCEEDING 150 FEET IN LENGTH. ATOP A HOLLOW STEEL TUBULAR STRUCTURE SIT’S THE GUTS OF THE MACHINE WEIGHING AS MUCH AS 60 TONS WITH BLADES ADDING 40 TONS. IN ORDER TO KEEP FROM TOPPLING WITH ALL THIS WEIGHT CONCERNTRATED AT THE… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on June 25, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Bowers Mt. Project Hearing June 27 & 28 in Lincoln---Please Come and Help Defeat First Wind!!!

The Grand Lakes of Downeast Maine are a National Treasure!
They are Under Assault from First Wind and
We NEED YOU to Help!
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Added by Brad Blake on June 24, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Governor LePage Warns Maine Must Get Away From "Feel-good" Energy Solutions

Gov. LePage Takes the Stage in Rockport
6/23/2011 2:25:00 PM …
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Added by Long Islander on June 23, 2011 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Earth First! vows to fight against industrial wind power

Earth First! vows to fight against industrial wind power

FARMINGTON — Earth First! activists vowed Tuesday to continue its opposition to locating wind turbines in Maine, according to a press release.

The statement follows the conviction of two of its associated members this…

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Added by Long Islander on June 23, 2011 at 4:19am — No Comments

Why Ethanol and Natural Gas Don’t Deserve Subsidies

Why Ethanol and Natural Gas Don’t Deserve Subsidies

Two of the energy subsidy debates in Washington focus on tax credits for the ethanol and natural gas industries. The growing opposition to the $6 billion…

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Added by Long Islander on June 22, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Governor LePage: Wind Turbines Damaging Maine's Quality of Life and Mountains"

June 18, 2011

Governor takes town hall meeting to Rockport

About 250 people turn out for his fifth Capitol for a Day event since his inauguration.

By Susan M. Cover …

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Added by Long Islander on June 20, 2011 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Rumford pro-wind ordinance defeated

Rumford wind ordinance defeated

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Added by Long Islander on June 16, 2011 at 2:44pm — 1 Comment

Spirited debate meets Appleton town meeting

 

Spirited debate meets Appleton town meeting

By Kim Lincoln | Jun 16, 2011…
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Added by Long Islander on June 16, 2011 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Rockport and Hope, Maine voters approve wind amendments.

Rockport and Hope, Maine voters approve wind amendments.

At the polls on June 14, Rockport voted 396-94 to support an amendment to the Land Use Ordinance as it pertains to wind development.  This Ordinance will now include a 100’ turbine height limit, allow only one turbine per parcel of land and the electricity produced is to be used at that parcel. 

Hope voters approved a 180-Day Wind Power Moratorium, 191-131, to allow… Continue

Added by Dorie Klein on June 15, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Wind Turbines and Forest Fires by Clyde MacDonald

Northern%20Logger.pdf

 

Please click on the above link to read an excellent letter written by Clyde MacDonald and published in the current issue of Northern Logger.

 

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Added by Long Islander on June 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

America Needs the Shale Revolution

America Needs the Shale Revolution

The drilling boom is the best U.S. energy news in generations and is crucial for reviving domestic manufacturing.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 13, 2011 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

Woodstock wind towers to be in place by fall

Woodstock wind towers to be in place by fall

By Ken Briggs
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Jun 09, 2011 12:00 am

WOODSTOCK —   Andy Novey, from Patriot Renewables, told Woodstock Selectmen that his company is "aiming to start generating electricity by the end…

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Added by Dan McKay on June 12, 2011 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

FERC first quarter 2011production figures finally posted

Finally, FERC has posted the quarterly power sales figures that it puts on its website as a courtesy.  For three major wind farms in Maine, they are: 

Evergreen Wind Power V. LLC (Stetson I): 51 MWH

Stetson Wind II, LLC:  20 MWH

Evergreen Wind Power, LLC (Mars Hill): 40 MWH

   Harrison Roper 

Houlton, ME

Added by Harrison Roper on June 8, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Robert Bryce: The Gas Is Greener

The Gas Is Greener





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Added by Long Islander on June 8, 2011 at 5:39pm — 1 Comment

50 "yes for wind" signs stole in Rumford

http://www.sunjournal.com/river-valley/story/1042482#comment-79406

 

how do we help each other?

Added by alice mckay barnett on June 7, 2011 at 8:09pm — 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

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(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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