July 2016 Blog Posts (67)

Pierce Atwood: Maine DEP Developing NEW RULE For Wind Power Projects

Importantly, with respect to scenic impacts, the proposed rule would allow DEP to apply traditional Site Law standards to a proposed wind power project if DEP determines the project “may result in unreasonable adverse effects.” 

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Added by Long Islander on July 31, 2016 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Our View: Pipeline politics should remember power users

Pipeline politics

should remember power…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 31, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

PUBLIC ADVOCATE????? - Payments by Mainers to ensure grid reliability will TRIPLE in two years (PPH)

The price that electric consumers in Maine and New England pay to make sure there’s enough power to meet future demand will more than double next June and more than triple in June 2018, before easing in 2019..............Tim Schneider, Maine’s Public Advocate, said that consumers need to recognize that the entire country is making a transition from one fleet of power generators to another, and there’s a cost associated with…

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Added by Long Islander on July 30, 2016 at 6:29am — 1 Comment

SUNEDISON BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS CONTINUE - HERE IS WHERE YOU FIND EVERTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The SunEdison bankruptcy proceedings are on going with- you guessed it - Lawyers and consultants raking in millions! Shareholders? Who?  Forget them! But you are willing to take the time, you can find out a lot about what is going on with Maine assets like Somerset Wind.

https://cases.primeclerk.com/sunedison/

Added by Pineo Girl on July 29, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Let the Propaganda begin.................

We did not pass legislation to Make Solar…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 28, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Why are all 10 of these groups based in the same office suite in Boston?

One is left to wonder as to why so many different groups, some of them so called "environmental" are all based at the same office suite in Boston. And this may only be a partial list. Are they commonly funded and if so, who is behind them?

Three Supposedly Separate Groups With Same Boston Address Criticize Natural Gas (BDN)

"Natural gas should not be part of the country’s clean energy future…

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Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

James Lutz: Governor LePage absolutely correct on ethanol (BDN)

Gov. Paul LePage is absolutely correct that gasoline blended with 15 percent or more ethanol is bad for the consumer and the environment, contrary to what Rick Santorum had to say in his July 18 OpEd.

In my opinion, the most important issue is that it ruins fuel systems and actually corrodes carburetors and fuel injectors. It eats seals and gaskets and is particularly detrimental to small two-cycle motors. The ethanol makes them almost unusable after only a year or two.

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Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2016 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Maine's governor proposes an end to net metering

"Maine proposes an end to net…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2016 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION TAKES MAINE PUC TO MAINE SUPREME COURT

The Maine Conservation Law Foundation has sued the Maine PUC for allegedly approving a funding level of Efficiency Maine that is less than state law requires.  Efficiency Maine provides heating incentives for things like switching to natural gas.  Hmmm! What could Maine CLF's motivation be?  Could it possibly be that Kurt Adams, former VP at First Wind, is now at Summit Natural Gas and Alison Beyea, his partner, is Executive Director of Maine CLF - Cheaper to get a not for profit to do it…

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Added by Pineo Girl on July 27, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Legislative Pulse: Fighting Energy Subsidies and Federal Expansion in Maine

"Federal Expansion in…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Results of New England Clean Energy RFP delayed

New England Clean Energy RFP…
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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

BDN - PPH on Efficiency Maine budget & Court challenge

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 27, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

THIS JUST OUT - NEW ENGLAND CLEAN ENERGY RFP WILL MISS DEADLINE OF JULY 27th

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Added by Pineo Girl on July 25, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Lack of New England transmission 'tilts the field towards offshore wind'

Lack of New England transmission

'tilts…

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Added by Eric A. Tuttle on July 25, 2016 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

PPH: Power plants, happy with high electric rates, fight natural gas expansion (Tux Turkel)

Quietly, generators try to kill a pipeline plan that proponents say would save Mainers millions.…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 24, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments

A Correlation of Wholesale Prices and Wind Output ?

At 7:30 this morning, the real time market price for electricity was $.02/MW
At 7:38 it was -$154.79/MW
At 8:10 it was $.02/MW
At 7:11 am , wind output was 290 MW
At 7:37 am , wind output was  75 MW
At 8:20 am, wind output was  222 MW 

Added by Dan McKay on July 24, 2016 at 8:42am — 11 Comments

Are Audubon and Wind industry biologists hiding declining Peregrine falcon productivity near NH wind farms?

Wind turbine related nesting failures occur with all birds during the egg and downy stages of a nesting cycle.  If an adult is killed by a turbine, there is a 100 percent probability of a complete nest failure because it is simply not possible for a single parent to hunt, incubate or protect their downy young from the elements. Fraudulent wind industry research has hidden these turbine impacts to wildlife.   

 

From the 2015 NH peregrine falcon data..........."Of this year’s…

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Added by Jim Wiegand on July 23, 2016 at 2:30pm — 3 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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