It is my humble opinion that we as Mainers have an obligation to tell the states south of us that if they want Wind and Solar, build it in their own back yard at their expense if they won't provide us with the supply of natural gas we so desperately need to convert our heating systems from oil to gas. We, as a rural state, should not be expected to give up our pristine environment, raise our electricity rates and impoverish our communities for them.
This is pure uneconomic and…Continue
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It is 7 pm, 29 June 2017 in New England, and it is overcast, no sun and no wind. Such conditions are typical in the morning and in late afternoon/early evening year-round. Electricity generation, obtained from the ISO-NE website, was as follows:
Nuclear 29%, gas 56%, hydro 5%, coal <1%, renewables 9%, of which wind 2.3%, solar 0%.
It is 6 am, 30 June 2017.
Nuclear 38%, gas 49%, hydro 4%, coal <1%, renewables 9%, of which wind 0.8%, solar 0%.…Continue
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Donald Trump was in Iowa recently, and issued a Trumpism critical of wind power. The media jumped on its propaganda pony to point out that Iowa loves wind, and gets 36.6% of its energy from wind. The story was that Trump was a lone critical voice and that Iowans are happy to reap wind profits and jobs and nobody minds becoming America’s power house. That’s just not true, according to the op ed. There is serious resistance to industrial wind in Iowa and other rural states. I already know…Continue
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Falmouth Wind Turbines ~ What is Really Going on in This Town- By Kristi Funfar…
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The Administration is taking a kind of unusual approach to the Climate Change issue and CO2 emissions, and I happen to think it is a good one. It is what I have been saying all along, that CO2 does NOT seem to be the driver of Climate Change, but cutting it is not a BAD thing. Over the last 20 years, we have done exactly that, and we don't intend to change horses mid stream now. But the question is, what economically produced power can we rely on for the next 100 years? That is what the EPA…Continue
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Again, our President is being targeted for his withdrawal from the Paris Accord by touting how the Chinese are beating us in cutting CO2 emissions and making the world cleaner. They are telling us that in one region, FIVE million people lived off wind, solar and hydro power for seven whole days. Wind and solar made up 20% of it and hydro the rest. 5 million people out of a population of 1.4 BILLION. What an unbelievable achievement!
China has not made any progress in cutting their…Continue
A much-celebrated windmill was erected at the Camden Hills Regional High School in 2012. The project was student-initiated, which is good. The project began with a focus on the potential benefits of wind energy. The project soon became consumed with “green” is good, regardless of the cost or the benefit.
The windmill stands 155…
Added by Dorie Klein on June 29, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments
And what about wind turbine and transmission blight?
The consortium is a partnership of 20 public, business and nonprofit organizations focusing on development and promotion of outstanding tourism destinations in northern and Down East Maine. We are committed to a “triple bottom line” mission: quality career opportunities, thriving rural communities and conservation of Maine’s phenomenal natural assets.…Continue
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We all know what Wind Turbines do to birds and bats. We know what the sounds do to people that live near them with high pitched and infrasounds. Now there is another species that may be endangered, the darling of Greenpeace and all environmentals, something even more sacred than Polar Bears.
A new study is being started after multiple strandings by enormous humpback whales off the coast where new installations of offshore wind turbines have been placed. While here on land, the sounds…Continue
The luster is coming off wind power as an economically viable, environmentally friendly, community-friendly source of America’s energy future—and for some very good reasons. To start, rural residents across America are increasingly rejecting the encroachment of wind-energy projects in their communities whenever they get a chance to voice their opinions in local ballots.…Continue
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LePage has made energy costs a key platform of his administration as he repeatedly suggests that high energy prices are squelching economic development in Maine. He has pushed the federal government to loosen regulations on smaller hydropower projects but has been an active opponent of policies aimed at encouraging development of other types of renewable energy in Maine, especially wind and solar power. Critics contend that LePage’s positions on renewable energy are suppressing job growth in…Continue
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Paul Williamson, a Portland-based development manager with Apex Clean Energy, of Charlottesville, Va., has similar frustrations. "The biggest issue with permitting is that there's a fair amount of subjectivity in the process. That makes it difficult for the developer."....................."When we talk about support from the state government, we're not looking for subsidies or financial support," Williamson says. "We're specifically looking for that ability to permit projects and solve…Continue
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Now to the story..........A number of studies have been conducted on the subject of wind turbine blade or blade fragment throw.
Blade or Blade Fragment Throw.........
Blade throw—the loss of a blade due to hub failure—is an uncommon occurrence in wind energy projects, but blade or rotor failure can occur due to extremely high winds, excess rotor speed or from…
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Special interests just want to force the public to pay for their solar collectors, James C. LaBrecque says.…Continue
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Ex-Gov of Maine John Baldacci became vice chairman of Avangrid, whicich owns Atlantic Wind LLC, in December 2015 and it was never reported by the Maine media. The ex-Gov and creator of Maine's heinous expedited wind law becomes vice chair of the nation's 2nd largest wind company and the media refuse to report this.
Please see the attached PDF which I was just advised by the person who provided this that he has approval to distribute. Click on the link to get the PDF: …Continue