July 2012 Blog Posts (36)

Romney comes out against the PTC extension

 

Great news today! Mitt Romney released his official position on the PTC  -- NO EXTENSION. See the text below.

Big wind is out in force posting on news and blog sites. The main argument cited is that oil and gas are getting subsidies. It would be great if our network could mobilize and do the same.  Sen. Alexander may be going to the floor of the Senate tomorrow to welcome Romney's support.

 

Romney's official statement:

“President Obama’s…

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Added by Steve Thurston on July 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

The big money of environmentalism

The big money of environmentalism

Climate change is a huge concern, but misguided attacks won't solve the issue, and the environmental movement is more financially motivated than some of its proponents would like us to think.

By Robert Rapier, Guest blogger / July 28, 2012…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 30, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

A foreign corporation must not have greater rights than American citizens

July 29, 2012

Letter to the Editor - Maine Sunday Telegram

Citizens in Lexington and Concord townships have taken a stand. In 2008, without our input, our rural communities were haphazardly rezoned as "industrial," but for one industry only -- the wind industry.

Spain's Iberdrola Renewables has set its sights on the mountain summits of these townships.

If we were citizens in an organized town, we would have the ability to draft an ordinance to…

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Added by Long Islander on July 29, 2012 at 9:09am — 12 Comments

BDN - Aging power grid on overload as U.S. demands more electricity

Aging power grid on overload as U.S. demands more electricity

http://bangordailynews.com/2012/08/02/business/aging-power-grid-on-overload-as-u-s-demands-more-electricity/

Not a single mention of the strain on the grid caused by wind…
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Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Portland Press Herald article: Are smart meters hurting Mainers?

Posted: July 24

Updated: Today at 1:24 AM
 

Are smart meters hurting Mainers?

The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants an answer – and decides to investigate safety concerns.

By Tux Turkel …

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Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

More on Freedom wind farm

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/wind-power-projectboard-rejects-request-for-lowered-tax-value_2011-02-01.html?searchterm=Patriot+Renewable+freedom+

this tells why when Tom Carrol told us he didn't know why tax amount changed in Freedom Maine !!!!

Added by Norman Mitchell on July 24, 2012 at 6:17pm — 1 Comment

Press-Herald: Electricity rates expected to climb – and climb

Posted: July 22

Updated: Today at 9:32 AM
 

 

Electricity rates expected to climb – and climb

This month’s modest increase will be followed by more hikes over the next five years to pay for power grid upgrades.

By Tux Turkel …

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Added by Long Islander on July 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Finally some truth

The UK government discovers wind farms kill home prices...

Wind farms can wipe tens of thousands of pounds off the value of homes, a government agency has…

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Added by Ellin Beltz on July 23, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

New Ad Campaign Photo For Maine Tourism: Tubing With Turbines!

The Lincoln Lakes region has long had the slogan "Land of 13 Lakes".  Alas, since the sprawling Rollins Wind site was built on the ridges above the lakes, the slogan should change to "Land of 40 Turbines".  One of the finest lakes, Silver Lake in Lee, is just east of the 389 foot tall wind turbines of the Rollins project.  Riding a tube behind a power boat is one of my grand-niece Mariah's favorite fun things while up to the cottage on Silver Lake.  The omni-present  turbines got in this…

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Added by Brad Blake on July 22, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Portland Daily Sun Commentary: Energy speculators ruining Maine's mountains for subsidies and tax breaks need to be stopped

The Crash Report: The Answer is Not Blowing In the Wind

Commentary: The energy speculators ruining Maine's mountains for subsidies and tax breaks need to be stopped.



(The Portland Daily Sun welcomes feedback on this commentary. Please send feedback to…
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Added by Long Islander on July 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Governor LePage: I look forward to introducing legislation that will lower energy prices.

7/19/12

Governor’s Address: Let’s Get Maine Working 

Hello. This is Governor Paul LePage.

It’s the number one debate on the national front, and no I’m not talking about Obamacare. While we must find a solution to our health care crisis, what Americans and Mainers are most concerned with is the uncertainty of our economy – in short, jobs or lack thereof. But is there really a shortage of…

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Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2012 at 9:05pm — 1 Comment

Class Action Lawsuit in Lincoln Lakes

 

Today, the Lincoln News carried the following ad seeking interested injured parties to join a possible Class Action Lawsuit regarding the impact of the Rollins Wind Project in Lincoln Lakes.  If you feel you come under any of these impacts, go to the website listed in the ad.

 

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Added by Brad Blake on July 19, 2012 at 2:52pm — 6 Comments

A genuine query here: any pals know why a LLC for a Maine company would be formed in New Hampshire? Would there be a tax benefit?

A genuine query here: any pals know why a LLC for a Maine company would be formed in New Hampshire? Would there be a tax benefit?

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Added by alice mckay barnett on July 17, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

CMP completes 39-mile transmission line in Somerset County

CMP completes 39-mile transmission line in Somerset County

Posted July 16, 2012, at 4:56 p.m
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Added by Long Islander on July 17, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Angus King's New Wheels

The Crash Report: The King's New Wheels

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Added by Long Islander on July 17, 2012 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

“Wind is renewable. Turbines are not.” — Ozzie Zehner, Green Illusions. Sun. 7/15/12, 7pm ET



Please join Harley Keisch and Lisa Linowes for this Sunday's Wind Wise Radio program.

 

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Added by WWR on July 14, 2012 at 6:55am — No Comments

Residents protest wind site proposal for Passadumkeag Mountain

Residents protest wind site proposal for Passadumkeag Mountain…

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Added by Long Islander on July 13, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Shell WindEnergy pulls out of project

Shell WindEnergy has pulled out of their Bear River Ridge project in Humboldt County, CA, citing a poor market and extreme difficulty accessing the site. Citizens resistance to the project also contributed to their decision. The beautiful hills above the south side of the Eel River valley will remain a safe habitat for man, birds and other beasts!
Dan Tubbs
Ferndale, CA

Added by Dan Tubbs, Jr. on July 12, 2012 at 9:35pm — 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

******** 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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