More lies from the wind industry to try and trump up their base to get more subsidies. The writer talks up the wind industry in the southwest and west and says the East coast is not as well suited for wind. How did Maine get talked in to being the Saudi Arabia of Wind?
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on July 31, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments
AG Janet Mills has thrown a monkey wrench into the decision by the PUC to nix the controversial energy efficiency rule. I hope this will not spill over into the wind decisions.
Added by Eskutassis on July 30, 2015 at 10:16pm — No Comments
The subsidy question just keeps on rolling in DC. It is really important to write to your Senators and Congresspersons and try and explain why this is a big mistake. Use all the facts we have on our side. Read below.
Thank You PUC - for understanding that when it comes to wind - Church and state have been separated!! I think there may be hope!
Patriot Renewables takes a page from First Wind to try to make people think wind is a good thing!
Rep Beth O'Connor has written a brilliant piece about our future. Please read it below.
I certainly hope the recent ruling on Unorganized Territories will take the lead in fighting this next waste of our money and viewshed. A Texas company ruining our land and spending our money in another fruitless endeavor of greed, and sending the energy to Connecticut over lines that have not yet been built (which we will have to pay for). Sigh!…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments
..... If we want to build a healthier American economy, Congress must eliminate the Production Tax Credit, a tax that hurts competition, enables waste, and works against the middle class. (…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments
It is hard to believe that this lady cleared all the hurdles she must have had to clear to get fresh, not processed, farm products to go from Maine to Boston. I see this as a step in the right direction in using wind for a greater cause. …Continue
Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments
For anyone who ever spent time on the islands off Massachusetts and Rhode Island, fishing and enjoying the good life that has long been a playground for the rich and famous, this is a desecration above all. The cost and expense of this folly can NEVER be repaid except for the subsidies given out by the lawmakers in Washington and our State Capitols. No picture taken from hence forth will take away the tears and restore the memories of those trips.…Continue
Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Here is a followup to the post I made earlier in the week. When are we ever going to get a break? It is time to write all our Senators and Congreesspersons (PC) and let them know the real truth. I know we have tried and tried, but this is serious. Another pork filled bill that redistributes our wealth to the already filthy rich. It is both parties. Why can't these guys listen to real science and and economics?…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 26, 2015 at 1:27pm — No Comments
I finally got back to completing some of the Energy comparisons, The results are fairly near what I expected in that in petroleum, all are darn near equal in CO2 output. But in doing some energy type conversions of petroleum to BTU, to kWh, to get a comparison of their equalities (or not) this per government publications shows how 1 wind turbine stacks up as to CO2 savings.
Conventional Summer Gasoline (based on 40 Mpg) 1Mwh = 1192.02 road miles.
Now Keep your eyes on the…Continue
While the mission of our CTFWP-M is not political, this is a breath of fresh air from a challenger in the 2016 race. It will level the playing field for all competitors and certainly make the Wind sector fold up their tent and go home. There are better alternatives to making electricity especially in Maine. Let them come forward.
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 22, 2015 at 5:37pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 22, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments
Sen Grassley, a Senator who never misses a chance to put Pork on the table, has successfully gotten the Production Tax Credit included for Renewables. The fat cats at Sun/First Wind can continue to line their pockets at our expense. It should be all but a done deal. Email your Senators and Congressmen to try and stop it.