But totally OK to force their ratepayers to buy wind power from Maine. BRASS.
According to its public website, the UMPI turbine generated 63873 kWh in June, July, and August 2013. Its installed capacity is 600 kilowatts, or 14,400 kWh per day; it actually averaged only 701.9 kWh per day, a Capacity Factor .051. This is 1/20 of its installed capacity, or 1 hour and 10 minutes of good wind per day.
If your mind shuts down in such a blizzard of figures, you are at the mercy of the wind promoters. You…Continue
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By Brad Blake
Monday, September 23, 2013
The smallest amount of googling shows this business consultant has long been stumping for wind. For example, from October 6, 2009:
EmploymentDevelopment Trends inGermany’s Wind Industry as a Modelfor Maine…Continue
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By ALANNA DURKIN The Associated Press…Continue
Saturday April 5th, 2008
by Kevin Miller Bangor Daily News news story
A Texas company is courting Aroostook County landowners as it moves forward with plans for several large wind farms that could transform the landscape in some areas of northern…
Yesterday we learned of the Number Nine Wind Farm, a 250 megawatt wind project to be built in Aroostook County, Maine. The developer is EDP Renewables North America LLC, which the state described as "an international leader in large-scale wind…Continue
Businessman T. Boone Pickens was dropped from the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans after losing much of his fortune in the wind farming industry.
According to Forbes, Pickens’ fortune …
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Folks, the wind industry has made a huge deal about the flawed report recently released by NBNL. Mike McCann has done a great rebuttal which was posted by National Wind Watch (see attribution at end of the article). Ask anyone who lives within a mile of the turbines in places like Mars Hill, Freedom, and Vinalhaven how much they believe their property value has dropped. In Lincoln Lakes, nobody will buy any of the dozens of properties on the lakes that are now surrounded by wind…Continue
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Wind turbines near residential areas are devastating to home values
A new report due to be put out by the IPCC (part of the UN), and the same agency whose previous reports have ramped up the…Continue
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Six years ago, the BBC cited climate scientists in predicting that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, Arctic ice this August covered nearly a million more square miles of ocean than in August 2012 — an increase of 60 percent.
This has led Britain's Mail on Sunday to report: "Some eminent scientists now believe the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of the century — a process that would expose computer forecasts of…Continue
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According to NYISO’s Goldbook, New York State’s installed wind factories averaged a pathetic 23.5% Capacity Factor in 2012. New York State wind factories are …Continue
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The word is getting out.
Perhaps wind industry employees who pick up the daily bird kill will have to find other work someday.