August 2013 Blog Posts (30)

Maine's Wind Law (PL 661) is Illegal

Ever since people realized the ramifications of LD 2283 being rammed through the Legislature in the waning hours of its short session in 2008 under the guise of being an "emergency", many have believed this product of such a flawed and manipulated process was illegal.  Even worse was its administrative process, which was being made up as DEP was considering applications for Rollins and Record Hill projects.  Attempting to have a say about the proliferation of destructive industrial wind…

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Added by Brad Blake on August 31, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

Saddleback Ridge Remand sept 17 comment deadline

http://www.maine.gov/dep/bep/featured.html

please write comments about noise issues to these folks.

It seems all projects have the same complaint protocols. Leave enforcement in the hands of the developer.

 

Here is another chance to tell BEP the truth of the…

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Added by alice mckay barnett on August 30, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments

“We’re going to get rich off of these hicks”

'Chasing after the wind' a net loser

Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:30 pm

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Added by Long Islander on August 29, 2013 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Time for more paid wind education ads in Maine - it's been a year

Originally posted 9/6/12. Re-posting 8/29/13.

A half page 4 Color ad with the following headline appears in today's (9/6/12) Portland Press Herald:

The ad, funded entirely by Maine citizens, everyday people who are deeply concerned about how industrial wind power developers are changing our state, appears on page A11, the…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on August 29, 2013 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

UN ruling puts future of UK wind farms in jeopardy !!!

THIS RULING  FROM  THE UN  IS  A VERY  IMPORTANT  DECISION FOR  ALL  WIND  WARRIORS :

HERE  IN  MAINE ,WE HAVE FOR  YEARS  NOW  TRIED  TO EXPRESS THAT PL661 ( THE EXPEDITED WIND LAW )  HAS  BEEN WRITTEN AND  IMPOSED IN 2008  ON  MAINE CITIZENS IN  THE  MOST DICTATORIAL FASHION.   

FOR  THREE  CONSECUTIVE  LEGISLATIVE  SESSIONS WE  HAVE TRIED  TO EXPRESS  THE FLAWS   AND INJUSTICES BOTH  ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL OF  THAT LAW .

AT THE END  OF  THE LAST  LEGISLATIVE…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on August 28, 2013 at 6:30pm — 13 Comments

BDN: FIRST WIND's inability to refinance debt raises questions about health of renewable energy market

Gee, this company which started in Italy and which is now plundering Maine and…

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Added by Long Islander on August 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

CT’s energy plans will impact Maine

Letter: CT’s energy plans will impact Maine

Are you aware that these are not yet built or functional, that the wind companies -- some foreign…

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Added by Long Islander on August 26, 2013 at 2:33pm — 6 Comments

Bad News for Boston Plantation Owners...Good News for the Maine Woods

 Boston's First Wind and Emera pull Northeast Wind

 
First Wind and Emera have withdrawn a proposed $385 million debt package for the Northeast Wind portfolio. The sponsors struggled to attract commitments at ...…
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Added by Long Islander on August 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

IS THE TIDE TURNING ON THE CORPORATE GREED OF FIRST WIND ?????

http://www.projectfinancemagazine.com/Article/3247105/Type-News/First-Wind-and-Emera-pull-Northeast-Wind.html#.UhefkYDD9LM''

PLEASE LET US REMEMBER  THAT MPUC GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT FOR  THIS DEAL LAST SPRING AND THAT ACCORDING  TO THE MAINE PUBLIC  ADVOCATE :

"First Wind’s Vice President, Mr. Alvarez, testified before the PUC that First…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on August 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

BDN - Scientist from Isleboro Calls Wind a Bill of Goods

Over the years, Jonathan Carter and I have had some widely differing opinions, but, this time, he has nailed it. First Wind and all the other alternative energy promoters have sold the people of Maine a bill of goods with a huge price tag.

Unless the plug is pulled — literally — we are facing exorbitant costs on energy, an ugly landscape, neighbors who lose health and happiness just because they live close to the turbines, and a severe loss of wildlife —…

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Added by Long Islander on August 22, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

BDN: Island Falls fundraiser focuses on fighting Oakfield wind project

Island Falls fundraiser focuses on fighting Oakfield wind project

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Added by Long Islander on August 19, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Katahdin under attack: First Wind proposes 5 wind farms to make power for Connecticut

First Wind proposes 5 wind farms to make power for Connecticut

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Added by Long Islander on August 17, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

BDN: First Wind willing to trash Maine

8/15/13

First Wind willing to trash Maine

Posted Aug. 15, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.

Last modified Aug. 15, 2013, at 6:17 p.m.
Read the piece in the BDN here:…
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Added by Long Islander on August 17, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

"SAVING PARADISE " a novel that ruffles the feathers of BIG WIND !!!

 
Written by  Mike  Bond  described as " The  master of  the Existential Thriller"  by BBC, this  novel is  exposing the unpalatable business of  industrial wind power in the majestic  setting of Hawaii .
 
Like troglodytes  the wind  developers do not  like  the light and  are  upset  at  this  book  !  …
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on August 16, 2013 at 12:41pm — 3 Comments

Hearing on Passadumkeag Mountain TIF

 Hearing on Passadumkeag Mountain wind farm tax district set for Tuesday

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An aerial photo of Passadumkeag Mountain with Saponac Pond in the foreground and the mountains of MDI in the distance.

R.W.…
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on August 14, 2013 at 8:02pm — 4 Comments

Directions to Saturday Night's Big Maine Wind Gathering to Save Island Falls

95 North to exit 276
Turn right into town...(or turn left if on I-95 Southbound) important 25 mph thru town
Stay on rt 2N
Continue 2 miles to Pond Rd
You will turn right shortly after May Mtn Gen'l Store (which is closed)…
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Added by Long Islander on August 14, 2013 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Medway to Oakfield: First Wind Targets Every Ridge Within Sight of Mt. Katahdin

You MUST READ this piece posted from Maineenvironews.com  By responding to Connecticut's call for PPA proposals, First Wind has tipped it hand about its intentions.  The 57 mile long transmission line from Oakfield to Mattawamkeag opens up ridge after ridge in the shadow of Mt. Katahdin for behemoth wind machines.  Thoreau and Gov. Baxter must be spinning in their graves!  We…

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Added by Brad Blake on August 13, 2013 at 12:47am — 5 Comments

Maine Way Life Should Be ???

 Where is the Maine Department of Tourism on wind turbines???

 The head of the department must be hiding under his desk.

 Poor sole, doesn't know whether to speak his or her true feelings 

 for fear of losing their job.

 Are they going to promote Maine's ugly wind turbines for tourism???

 Perhaps they should tear down that sign that I love to see when 

 going back to Maine. The new one might read "Welcome To Maine Visit Our 

 Ugly Wind…

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Added by rick wood on August 11, 2013 at 11:17am — 8 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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