BDN: First Wind Pushing for 600' Tall Turbine Allowances
1. That's about 10% higher than the Washington Monument
2. Our # 1 industry, tourism, relies on people fleeing the views of…Continue
Please see the comments below for latest Brad Blake email to BDN Reporter Jen Lynds on First Wind.
Yet another incursion in Katahdin country.
First Wind celebrates Oakfield windpower project groundbreaking
The power that will be generated by the project is contracted to be…Continue
NEW REPORT: FOIA’d Emails show outside ‘green’ lobby groups staffed up, collude with Obama EPA, calling rules’ legality into question
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 26, 2014 at 1:47pm — No Comments
On a test score, the following sort of discrepancy could be the difference between failing a course or getting a good grade. But when it comes to electricity, i.e., the ratepayer's wallet, who cares?
UMPI’s wind turbine has not yet lived up to its projected potential of producing 700,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
Because the term of another commissioner, David Littell, is up in March, Welch’s early departure means the next governor will appoint two of the three PUC commissioners.
The "climate change" "crisis" is now nothing but the latest justification for "total revolution" and getting rid of capitalism forever.
Below you will find irrefutable proof that communist ideologies, organizations and phraseologies have completely moved to the forefront of the "climate change" movement. (I was originally tempted to say that the communists, as they are wont to do, have merely "co-opted" environmentalism. But that would imply that the goal of global warming…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 24, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Nauseating how the photo shamelessly wraps this taxpayer scam in the flag in an attempt to convey patriotism when in fact it is traitorous treasury draining fraud.…Continue
Maine regulators agree on safety of CMP’s ‘smart meters’
When the supply can't be depended upon as it can with a source like natural gas, an alternate way to match up supply and demand is to control the demand. Enter the smart meter.
"A smart grid would allow the…Continue
Wind power from projects such as those in northern Maine have also become competitive with other sources of generation
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Bowdoin College was putting in a major new solar complex, designed to generate about 8 percent of the campus’ annual electricity needs.
What surprised us were the efforts being made in just about every corner of the state as institutions of higher education, both public and private, gear up for a future where oil is scarce, the stresses of global warming increase and Mainers have to become more…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 23, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus
But they certainly didn’t act like a movement that was winning. There was a tone of fatalism in the comments of many with whom I spoke; they despair that the kind of radical change they advocate probably won’t result from the normal democratic process. It’s no…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 23, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
UMPI windmill might work better if it were 150-200 ft taller. It was built in a land depression. The most important issue today is what the Maine Supreme Court will say about the Emera First Wind appeal which flies in the face of legislative intent. Why was legislation passed which forced our public utilities to split their generating from their distribution assets and now that those utilities are no longer ours,the PUC will allow Emera to acquire a financial interest in First Wind,enabling…Continue
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Maine regulators asked to decide whether to charge electricity ratepayers for natural gas expansion
PUC staff is scheduled to report Oct. 1 on whether and to what extent the three-member commission should use its authority to assess a tariff on electricity ratepayers to pay for new pipeline capacity.…Continue
This is an example of what could happen in this country, especially in New England, which has no indigenous fossil fuels but is rich in the wind, sun, rivers and tides that could produce emission-free electricity long into the future, with no fuel costs.
Throughout his term, Gov. LePage has focused on lowering energy costs by chasing the mirage of low-cost hydropower from Quebec and building a pipeline from the Pennsylvania…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 16, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Adams, whose First Wind title is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, made news when it came to light that he had taken an equity interest in First Wind while still serving as Chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission. He has been on the “Host Committee” for at least two Michaud fundraising parties.
The project is expected to generate $11 million in property tax revenue for Hancock County over the 30-year term of the agreement — $5.82 million of which will end up in county coffers, and Hancock Wind will keep roughly $5.12 million. The wind developer will retain 70 percent of its annual tax payments to the county for 20 years, with the county getting the remaining 30 percent. But for each of the final 10 years of the agreement, the county would keep 100 percent of the project tax…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 13, 2014 at 12:17am — No Comments
When/where: Saturday Sept. 13 at 11:34 AM on "Inside Maine" on WGAN radio.
Guests: Professor Jon Reisman and Frank Heller
Subject: Climate change swindle and the confidence men (and women) driving it.
How to listen: You can…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 12, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Unfortunately, I don't believe the state's major newspapers have spent any ink on the content of what candidates Cutler and Michaud had to say at E2Tech about energy this morning in Portland, instead placing all focus on the Governor's decision to withdraw from the event.
Did Cutler and Michaud disagree at all about wind power or are they each equally beholden to the wind industry?…Continue
The role wind farms play in improving the quality of our air and the health of our environment is undeniable.
Saving Maine will be supporting a statewide newspaper and radio campaign this fall with new ads starting this weekend in the Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram. Additional plans include ads in local publications such as the Ellsworth American and Kennebec Journal. In addition, we have extended our "Saving Maine" radio program through October to coincide with the elections and compliment the newspaper. Stay tuned for more of the Jeremy Kane and Juliet Black show. Thanks to the many…Continue