8/4/18 - At the end of this post from 7/31/18, there are some new and interesting comments worth a read.
Over the past 15 years, Maine’s partner to the north has been preparing for increased clean energy needs by building new power plants — enough to supply roughly five million New England homes — and is in the process of making its existing ones more efficient. Thanks to this approach, Hydro-Québec has…Continue
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For more than a year, citizens in the western Maine town of Greenwood, home to scenic ponds and Mt. Abram Ski Resort, have worked on a serious revamping of their local wind ordinance. Calpine wants to install 13 wind turbines at 590 ft in height along three mountain ridges that extend to the south of Mt. Abram.
There will be a Special Town Meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018 at the American Legion Hall in Locke Mills, the major village in the Town of Greenwood. This will be an up or…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on July 29, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments
This newspaper article preserves a perfect record for the Maine media by once again never mentioning that the Vice Chair of Avangrid, the second largest wind company in America, is non other than ex-Gov John Baldacci, the creator of the horrendous expedited wind law. Why do they protect this heinous revolving door? Who does the media work for?
Despite all the protestations from politicians, remember that talk is cheap. Follow the ultimate outcome, not the words. Follow the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 29, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments
The key goal of media monopolists is to thrust ideas into the minds of news consumers that encourage them to take actions which contradict their own self-interest.
To date, no one has assembled a comprehensive compendium of the aggressive censorship
strategies and mechanisms now being deployed against users being targeted by the tech…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 28, 2018 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments
The RE proponents in New England are opposed to additional gas lines gas to bring more gas to New England, and are opposed to additional gas storage systems. They support the RE proponents in New York State and Massachusetts, who have blocked pipelines to bring low-cost, domestic natural gas from Pennsylvania.…Continue
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Massachusetts utilities have wrapped up contract negotiations to buy large amounts of Canadian hydropower, which would be carried over a yet-to-be-built Maine transmission line.
Electric companies affiliated with Eversource, Unitil and National Grid last week agreed on terms to buy 9,450,000 megawatt-hours annually from Hydro-Quebec using Central Maine Power's New England Clean Energy Connect power line.
The wholesale power would be procured at a levelized price of 5.9 cents…Continue
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The zero-credibility media owe Mr. LaBrecque an apology and the people of Maine truthful coverage of an industry they've protected and promoted at the expense of everyone else.
An informal energy adviser to Republican Gov. Paul LePage has repeated a tall tale about the wind turbine at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Refrigeration technician James…Continue
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“One of the wide estimates is that it’s going to take $3 trillion to $4 trillion to transition us to 100 percent renewable economy,” the 28-year-old added.
Ocasio-Cortez, whose progressive agenda to transition to “Green New Deal” by 2035, is proposing a carbon tax on top of trillions in spending. “So we’ve got $2 trillion from folks paying their fair share, which they weren’t paying before the Trump tax bill,” the congressional candidate said. “They weren’t paying that before…Continue
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Central Maine Power has agreed to give $50 million to energy-assistance programs that will benefit low-income electric customers – in Massachusetts.
CMP will provide $50 million over 40 years to several programs and initiatives in Massachusetts, as a condition of winning the bid to build a high-voltage transmission line from Quebec through Maine that will carry hydroelectricity to the Commonwealth.
The disclosure comes as CMP is…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 26, 2018 at 5:42am — 1 Comment
The Bangor Daily News is the only daily newspaper in the state that Brower does not own.
By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff • July 25, 2018 10:35 am
Updated: July 25, 2018 4:57 pm
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander weekly newspapers in Hancock County have been sold to a man who owns several other newspapers in the state.
Reade Brower of Rockland is owner of six of Maine’s daily newspapers and 19 Maine weeklies. The Bangor Daily…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment
Despite President Trump's actions to date, the Sustain-a-bullies' plan, which is being implemented in the U.S. by bureaucrats in the State Department, the National Security Council, the EPA and other agencies very simply uses the environment as a thin veneer for global totalitarianism. The goal is to control production, consumption and every aspect of our…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on July 25, 2018 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments
BAKER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS said a massive purchase of hydro-electricity from the Canadian province of Quebec will be priced at a levelized flat rate of 5.9 cents a kilowatt hour for 20 years, resulting in a 2 to 4 percent reduction in Massachusetts customer bills over that period and total direct and indirect savings of as much as $4 billion.
In a letter to the Department of Public Utilities accompanying separate contracts negotiated by…Continue
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July 20, 2018
Environmental advocacy groups that take the Defense Department to court appear to operate as foreign agents working to help China and undermine the U.S. Navy and America’s military readiness in the Asia-Pacific region, congressional leaders suggest.
Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and…Continue
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Despite "extreme fire hazard" conditions and a region-wide fire ban, a number of workers say crews continued to blast rock and use heavy machinery that had set off several small fires earlier last week. The workers asked CBC News to withhold their names out of fear of losing their jobs.........
But by the weekend, the flames spread to about 48 square…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 24, 2018 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment
LePage’s order says no wind turbine permits are to be issued until a new wind energy advisory commission reports on the impact of wind projects. The governor claims wind turbines have a negative impact on tourism, property values and avian migratory pathways.
Two groups – the Conservation Law Foundation and Maine Renewable Energy Association – had challenged the constitutionality of the order issued in January, claiming it is causing uncertainty in the wind…Continue
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A wind ordinance is ordnance to the wind developers. Let it rain ordinances on these pickpockets.
Greenwood selectmen have set Aug. 6 for a special town meeting to decide on proposed amendments to the commercial wind farm section of the town ordinance.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on Gore Road, next to the Town Office.
On July 9,…Continue
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