June 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Governor LePage: Politicians work around the clock to kill common-sense legislation

... and don't we know that.

Weekly Message: Protecting the Next Generation (6/29/13)

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

James C. LaBrecque on L.D. 616 in BDN: Delaying the Rights of Maine People

Recently, LD 616, a bill allowing citizens in Unorganized Territories to have a voice in zoning wind towers, which the Baldacci administration stripped from the public through the 2008 Wind Energy Act, was pulled from the omnibus energy bill. Senate Democratic Leader Seth Goodall of Richmond said the reason he was pulling the bill was, “These are…

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2013 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

BDN - Developers see fertile land for wind turbines in Jonesport

Developers see fertile land for wind turbines in Jonesport

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Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Northern Pass unveils plan to run underground wires at additional $200 million

June 27. 2013 11:26AM

Northern Pass unveils plan to run underground wires at additional $200 million

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130627/NEWS/130629281

Just really a press release. Not as much underground as the…

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Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Ikoots of Tehuantepec Fighting for ancestral rights

This article is being posted on behalf of Lynne Williams. The place described is over a 3,000 mile drive from Maine. But it feels like Maine or maybe Maine feels like Tehuantepec.

To All, Many of the struggles are hidden, like the one described below.  Lynne

Fighting for ancestral rights

In Mexico, indigenous communities living in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca state - a…

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Added by Long Islander on June 26, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Danish Government Dumps Onshore Wind

This is worth noting given how the wind industry and their sock puppets at the so called and on-the-take environmental groups in Maine like to cite Denmark as a shining role model of wind power. DONG is 76% owned by the Danish government. ""Every time we were building onshore, the public reacts in a …

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Added by Long Islander on June 25, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Renewables imploding in Germany and Spain

Europe’s Renewables Hype Implodes As German Solar Goes Belly Up

http://www.energytribune.com/77909/europes-renewables-hype-implodes-as-german-solar-goes-belly-up#sthash.ylJ758Yv.wyLhcjPz.dpbs

and…

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Connecticut Approves Large Scale Hydroelectric as a Renewable

Bravo Connecticut!

And then of course there's Vermont, which signed a 20 year deal for low cost Canadian hydro. Maine has had the opportunity to do the same, but instead chooses to protect the out of state wind industry and make Maine ratepayers pay dearly to support these parasites.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2013 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Maine Voices: Benefits of hydropower require investment now in our energy future

Maine Voices: Benefits of hydropower require investment now in our energy future

Let's do more to harness a source that is inexpensive, versatile, very efficient and good for the environment.

By ROSE GRIFFIN…

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2013 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

We were warned: Polite Discourse Does Not Work

We can't say we weren't warned. It was all written right here.

For years we have patiently followed the rules. We've done everything we were asked to do. Yet this week the Maine Senate just completely blew off the citizens whose rights were stolen by the wind con men.

Listen again please, for there is no other way to say it -  the Maine Senate just…

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Added by Long Islander on June 23, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Maine Senate Democrats cast vote in favor of industrial wind power lobby, against unorganized territories.

Need to get the roll call and give those who voted with the lobby an earful.

Can we start protesting now? It's such a corrupt business.

Added by Lyle on June 19, 2013 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

Friends of Maine's Mountains. v. Bd. of Envtl. Prot.

Al Diamon has a piece up

http://thebollard.com/2013/06/19/media-mutt-87/

saying he can't find a bias in Colin Woodard's new Press Herald "expose" of the Board of Environmental Protection & Patricia Aho:…

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Added by Lyle on June 19, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Friends in NH Need Help with Wind Petition

Please take a moment and go to the following link and review and sign the petition if you agree with it.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/wind-isnt-working?source=c.url&r_by=4692087

Let's lend all the support we can to our friends in New Hampshire. To an eagle, it's all the same place.

Added by John Gates on June 19, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Scottish Wild Land Group SLAMS Wind Energy

I encourage you to read the following from Scottish Wild Land Group with authors from the John Muir Trusts. As you may know Scotland has aggressively built wind turbines in the open area…hopefully not in their wildlife sanctuary areas. 

Wind Farms Gone Wild: Is the environmental damage justified?

 

Why are personnel of the John Muir Trusts “the UK's leading wild land conservation charity.…

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Added by Barry @ SaveOurSeaShore on June 19, 2013 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Op-Ed Piece in June 18 Wall Street Journal Critical of Wind Power

This piece ran in today's Wall Street Journal.  One has to buy the paper or be an on-line subscriber to read it.  By a stroke of luck, this is actually a piece picked up from June 17th in "The Hockey Schtick" blog.  So I have picked it up from that blog.  But being on the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal is a major coup.   The Heartland Institute was instrumental in helping to defeat the renewal of the Production Yax Credit in Congress last year and the author is the science…

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Added by Brad Blake on June 18, 2013 at 11:16pm — 2 Comments

BDN - The cost of more renewable power to taxpayers and employers is staggering

The cost of requiring more renewable power

Carol Weston

By Carol Weston, Special to the BDN

Posted June 18, 2013, at 4:22 p.m.
EXCERPTS:

It’s important to note that the standards are not equivalent to renewable energy. Renewable sources of energy have existed long…

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Added by Long Islander on June 18, 2013 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Wind farms seek federal OK to kill eagles alienating both left and right

It’s not easy to unite the right-wing Heartland Institute and bird-loving environmentalists.

But that’s what some wind energy developers appear to be doing by proposing to the federal government that they be allowed to kill bald eagles and other protected species with their turbines.

Read the full article here:…

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Added by Long Islander on June 18, 2013 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

True cost of Britain's wind farm industry revealed ...  Every job in Britain’s wind farm industry is effectively subsidised to the extent of £100,000 per year... UK Telegraph 15 Jun 2013   A new anal…

True cost of Britain's wind farm industry revealed ... 

Every job in Britain’s wind farm industry is effectively subsidised to the extent of £100,000 per year...

UK Telegraph 15 Jun 2013

 

A new analysis of government and industry figures shows that wind turbine owners received £1.2billion in the form of a…

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Added by Ellin Beltz on June 15, 2013 at 7:40pm — 1 Comment

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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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