June 2017 Blog Posts (60)

Mass, NY and RI Are Putting A Stop To The Pipeline That Would Bring Supplies of Natural Gas To Maine. Isn't It Time We Tell Them We Won't Send Them "Clean" Wind Power From Our Mountains?

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…

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Added by Eskutassis on June 30, 2017 at 9:42pm — No Comments

THE REALITY OF WIND ENERGY IN NEW ENGLAND

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%.…

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Added by Willem Post on June 30, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Rural America doesn’t want to become America’s power plant

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…

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Added by Long Islander on June 29, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Falmouth Massachusetts Wind Turbines -Letter To The Editor By Kristi Funfar

Falmouth Wind Turbines ~ What is Really Going on in This Town- By Kristi Funfar…



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Added by Frank Haggerty on June 29, 2017 at 2:26pm — No Comments

A Strange Dichotomy!!! Officials question climate change while praising carbon cuts

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…

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Added by Eskutassis on June 29, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

China Putting Us To Shame?? Fake Energy News That Just Keeps On Being Published. Criminal!

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…

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Added by Eskutassis on June 29, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

The Story of a Windmill by Dale Landrith, Sr. June 29, 2017

The story of a windmill

By Dale Landrith Sr. | Jun 29, 2017

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…

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Added by Dorie Klein on June 29, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

Maine Woods Consortium urges tourism throughout areas of the state

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.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 28, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments

Something New To Think About . . . Offshore Wind Turbine May Have Killed Young Whale

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…

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Added by Eskutassis on June 27, 2017 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Wind Power’s Future in U.S. Could Be Thwarted by Grassroots Opposition

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.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

Governor LePage to meet with President Trump on energy issues

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…

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Added by Long Islander on June 27, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments

Mainebiz Wind Article Completely Ignores the Countless Negatives of Wind Power

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…

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Added by Long Islander on June 26, 2017 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Gravitational pull from from wind turbine towers

This site is sorta like the show "America's Most Wanted" because it keeps a spotlight on criminal dirtbags.

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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Added by Jim Wiegand on June 25, 2017 at 5:45pm — No Comments

POWER IMPORT PLAN RUNS INTO GRID CAPACITY LIMITS

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on June 25, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments

JAMES LABRECQUE: Ideology shouldn’t trump practical solutions

Commentary: Ideology shouldn’t trump practical solutions, LePage energy adviser says

Special interests just want to force the public to pay for their solar collectors, James C. LaBrecque says.…

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Added by Long Islander on June 24, 2017 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Re: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on June 23, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

BIRD ALERT: Application of Atlantic Wind LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility

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: …

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Added by Long Islander on June 22, 2017 at 2:30pm — 2 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

******** 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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