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Click right here and turn your speakers on. These spots are being aired as part of Saving Maine's continuing advertising effort to counter the wind propaganda spewed by the wind industry and their sock puppets at Maine's so called environmental groups who have sold out the people of Maine.…
"Energy intensive industries in particular have lost confidence in the future of Germany as a business location," said Thomas Mayer, a former chief economist at Deutsche Bank who now runs the Cologne-based Flossbach von Storch Research Institute. "I think this is a major issue that will burden German industry for years to come."
Voters in Dixfield voted tonight 89 to 7 to approve a (6) month wind moratorium that can be extended by the selectboard for additional 6 month increments until an acceptable wind ordinance for the town has been finalized! The previous board which had a majority of members who were pro wind actually "illegally" rejected a legal petition for a moratorium submitted by a Dixfield citizen. This has now been rectified.
I came across this and I believe it really is important for critics of wind power in Maine to start monitoring what takes place at the existing wind sites as they start aging through the freezing and thawing and icing of Maine winters. I always believed that if GE or Siemens said the useful life of a wind turbine is 20 years, that would be reduced to 10 to 15 years in Maine's harsh northern climate. More down time for repairs should be a frequent criticism if we pay attention!…
As we stated in May, Saving Maine's statewide public education program highlighting "The Truth About Wind Power" would take a summer hiatus around July 4th and resume with statewide radio in August. Starting Monday, August 18th, we will be running three radio commercials ("Poor Wind," "Wind Exporters," and "Goodbye Saddleback") on WGAN and WVOM. The radio schedule runs through September. The highly successful newspaper program will return after Labor Day -- it will run through the…Continue
"I attended the EPA presentation and “listening session” last Wednesday with about 50 other people – all of whom seemed to be members of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, the Island Institute or various other environmental activist groups. As the Press Herald reporter so aptly described, the audience was “decidedly friendly” to the EPA position – not so much to my objections".
"About two dozen audience members rose to voice their opinions. Each expressed alarm and concern about…Continue
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"Harnessing wind in Vermont is like “growing bananas” in the state, according to Mark Whitworth, executive director of Energize Vermont, a group opposing large-scale wind. It just does not make sense, he said. Ben Luce is a Lyndon State College professor of physics and natural science who is critical of Vermont’s renewable energy program. He said…Continue
Higher energy prices will reduce economic and individual freedom. Green crony capitalists, the environmental left and progressives think that’s just fine, justified by their faith in a coming climate change apocalypse and their moral superiority.…Continue
By Tim Cox, BDN Staff Posted Aug. 09, 2014
EXCERPT: While two people did speak in support, most speakers, however, were against the project or raised questions about it. Those who spoke included residents of Pembroke, a mixture of people with long ties to the area, transplanted retirees and summer residents. The objections raised frequently generated applause.…Continue
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First Wind: The Boston based wind developer was eyeing the clean energy bill, with the idea that some of the company’s wind turbines in Maine could piggyback on a new electricity connection to Canada. Now First Wind will have to rely on other ways to get its power into Massachusetts.…Continue
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"Higher energy costs have not attracted major investments to Maine".
"Governor LePage is doing what he can to reverse that. He wants to foster conditions that allow people to stay, if they want. He is trying to make Maine business-friendlier — but he is running up against a social-democratic culture".…Continue
And what of the economic impact of industrial wind projects and their transmission lines in the Maine woods?
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Fox Islands Wind Neighbors final brief to Maine Law Court
August 6, 2014
The final brief to the Maine Law Court by Fox Islands Wind Neighbors is now available to read, by clicking:
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Energy Editor, 5th August 2014
Fire is the second main cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research at Edinburgh University, Imperial College and Sweden’s SP Technical Research Institute.
Moreover, the findings suggest that incidents of wind turbines catching fire are a problem that is not currently being fully…Continue
They get it from each other,” said Susan Gallo, a wildlife biologist for the Falmouth-based Maine Audubon Society. “They’ve totally crashed. We don’t have huge bat populations in Maine, but … we’ve had places where we’d seen 200 to 300 to 600 bats now down to just a dozen. In some places, those northern long ears are gone. In some places, they’re not…Continue
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This is a thought provoking essay from an Australian website called "Andy's Rant".
http://www.andysrant.com/ ; His carbon focus is mostly on the base but frequently the question has come up about what goes into the base and the fact that manufacturing cement is a heavy carbon emitting process. I thank him for that analysis alone. He also states what I have been saying all along in this battle to educate the public about the false…Continue
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