From the September 29th issue of the IRREGULAR
KINGFIELD — At Tranten’s Family Market recently, seven mechanical engineering students from the University of Maine and…Continue
This aired on Maine Public Radio. By far the most comprehensive discussion of energy and electricity so far in the campaign. It is almost two hours long, but worth hearing, for sure.
The moderator was BernsteinShur attorney…Continue
Please note that D.E. Shaw is also a major backer of First Wind.
Updated: Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010, 10:19 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010, 10:03 AM EDT
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The primary reason for the $1.4 billion upgrade is so that wind farms can transport their electrons from disfigured Maine mountains to Mass and Ct. where they can power giant screen TV's and air conditioned McMansions when nobody's home. Great.
Yet when this project was "sold in" to us, it was done so under the entirely false pretense of aging lines. See:
"Central Maine Power wants to replace aging lines"…Continue
Today marks the 500th day of operation of the UMPI wind turbine, the state's only experiment in this technology which creates enormous impact across the state and virtually no benefit. After 500 days, only 10.8% of capacity has been attained. These are very clear and compelling results that argue for a revisitation of all the bloated industrial wind claims within the context of the damage to Mainers, the damage to our environment and the negative economic effects that will result from the…Continue
Today marks the 500th day of operation of the UMPI wind turbine, the state's only experiment in this flawed technology which creates enormous impact across the state and virtually no benefit. After 500 days, only 10.8% of capacity has been attained. These are very clear and compelling results that argue for a revisitation of all the bloated industrial wind claims within the context of the damage to Mainers, the damage to our environment and the negative economic effects that will result from…Continue
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UMPI has added a new feature to the page on its website that provides data for its wind turbine - the page now includes a spinning turbine. And unlike the actual $2 million plus turbine on the campus, it seems to spin all the time. Please see http://www.umpi.edu/wind/live and click on "Live Turbine…Continue
For the past ten days (9-11 to 9/20) the UMPI turbine produced an average of 688.4 KWH per day. This period included some of the hottest days on record - there was essentially no wind most of the time on Sept 11,12, 13, 14, or 15. If Presque Isle residents saw the blades turning, it was either just to look good or perhpas to keep the shaft from warping.
Harry Roper Houlton/Danforth
By Boston Herald Editorial Staff
Saturday, September 18, 2010
National Grid has testified that its contract with Cape Wind is the best way of meeting new state requirements that a portion of electricity come from renewable sources. Yet Cape Wind’s extravagant $2 billion…Continue
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For a look back (or listen back) please see the Vinalhaven video at:
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Important UPDATE: September 9, 2010
State of Maine finds Fox Island Wind Turbines in violation of noise standard
After months of data collection and analysis, the State of Maine agrees with the neighbors of the turbine farm on Vinalhaven: Fox Island Wind is in violation of state noise standard…
For all the hype we hear about Denmark cited as a shining example of wind power, it is interesting to read that "Last month, unnoticed in the UK, Denmark's giant state-owned power company, Dong Energy, announced that it would abandon future onshore wind farms in the country. "Every time we were building onshore, the public reacts in a negative way and we had a lot of criticism from neighbours," said a spokesman for the company. "Now we are putting all our efforts into…Continue
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ContinueSent: Friday, September 10, 2010 11:20 PMSubject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON WIND POWER CALLS FOR MORATORIUM…