Falmouth, Massachusetts Wind Turbines The Long Con
Massachusetts - October 1, 2018
A long con is a scam that unfolds over years. It aims to rob the taxpayers of huge sums of money or valuable things like health and property rights.
The common factor is simply that the taxpayer relies on the good faith…
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Boston's Longroad Energy Partners is of course run by Michael Alvarez and Paul Gaynor, onetime executive management of First Wind, the highly connected Maine centered wind developer which died in the Sun Edison bankruptcy. First Wind alone could fill up lifetimes of study for parasitologists.
This article in the Press Herald, with a headline of "Portland hub monitors 425 solar projects, six wind farms" is but one example of Alvarez, Gaynor et al's resurfacing in Maine. We thought we…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 30, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
Paul Gaynor, Michael Alvarez and friends looking to build 600' tall subsidy meters.
Revived Weaver Wind project back on the radar
As for the birds, MDIFW “still has concerns” that Longroad is working to mitigate, said Brooke Barnes, an environmental consultant working with Longroad.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 29, 2018 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments
Primary Energy Sources Requiring Combustion
Source energy is the energy taken from the earth, such as from a well, a mine, a forest. The energy for exploration, extraction, processing and transport is used to convert the source energy to primary energy for the US economy. The US electrical system uses about 40% of all primary energy.
- Source energy is the energy taken from coalmines, oil and gas wells, and forests for conversion (by means of…Continue
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Rep. Berry uses the word "wind" three times in his piece. Each time he prefaces it with the word "offshore", implying he is looking out for just the offshore wind industry. But don't be fooled -virtually all the wind turbines built to date in Maine have been on land. Berry is simply protecting his friends in the wind industry - irrespective of where they might get away with placing their next set of ratepayer robbing "subsidy meters".
Added by Long Islander on September 27, 2018 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment
Energy Pathway for Maine advocates for clean-energy technologies in advance of November elections.
From the "economist" Jeremy Payne
“Maine has hundreds of renewable energy jobs today – from installers and operators to construction contractors, environmental specialists, and other professionals,” said Jeremy Payne, executive director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association. “Growth in this sector will…Continue
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Maine Republican governor says his secretive Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission will move on despite recent departures.
Gov. Paul LePage told The Associated Press Tuesday that he thinks Maine's fast-tracked wind permitting law should be repealed. He said he "hopes'' his wind commission will hold a meeting.
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Added by Long Islander on September 26, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
China could add as much as 400 million tons of coal capacity over the next two years, according to analysts at the consulting firm Woods Mackenzie.
That’s about a 10 percent increase in China’s coal production capacity, which is a stark contrast to the country’s talk about closing coal mines to reduce excess capacity and fight air pollution, according to Bloomberg. “For all its talk…Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on September 25, 2018 at 9:30am — 2 Comments
The meeting is today (Sep 25) at 6:00pm at the Eastbrook Community Center on Route 200. This is your chance to hear the old First Wind gang that has come back to life in the form of "Longroad Energy:.
Public Meeting Next Tuesday, Sep 25 on Weaver Wind
A public meeting on the proposal is scheduled to be held at 6 p.m.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 25, 2018 at 6:30am — 8 Comments
In his nine-page resignation letter, O’Neil wrote that he “would have preferred an open public process and discourse,” but accepted the governor’s invitation to join the commission in hopes that it would produce “a credible and actionable report.” However, O’Neil also criticized the commission’s focus on western and coastal Maine – as well as its focus on wind turbines’ potential impacts on tourism – as too narrow for a statewide issue.
Read the article here:…Continue
Added by Long Islander on September 25, 2018 at 6:00am — 2 Comments
“The US Treasury estimates the PTC will cost taxpayers $40.12 billion in the period from 2018–2027, making it, by far, the most expensive energy subsidy under current tax law.”
“After billions in public hand-outs, the wind industry has never been able to stand on its own and there’s no reason to believe this will change. Tax…
Added by Long Islander on September 24, 2018 at 9:30am — 1 Comment
2018-08-27 NextEra's Response to 1st Proc Order.PDF
Added by Dan McKay on September 23, 2018 at 9:56am — 3 Comments
Thanking Governor Paul LePage for the “honor” of being appointed, Chris O’Neil has withdrawn from the controversial Maine Wind Energy Advisory Commission. O’Neil is a private consultant and lobbyist who has represented Friends of Maine’s Mountains (FMM) since 2009.…
Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment
I'm not sure why this Ellsworth-American article relates oil demand to wind power in Maine as we use virtually no oil to make electricity save for those occasional high demand times when electricity use peaks and natural gas supply is constricted because Massachusetts will not allow any new natural gas lines which would supply Maine with this desperately needed fuel. Moreover, we don't heat with electricity to any appreciable extent and despite the best efforts of environmental…Continue
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Connecticut’s so-called “Zero Carbon” program required the bids to be in by Sept. 14 and the state “received more than 100 submissions” for solar, wind hydro and nuclear facilities, according to Chris Collibee, a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spokesman.............................
Without replacement generating facilities, New England would face “rolling blackouts” to compensate for the loss of the nuclear plant,…
Added by Long Islander on September 21, 2018 at 9:17am — No Comments
Certainly President Trump has been critical of wind power with regard to its deleterious effects on humans, bird and bat kills and general uselessness. When one sees the website of this research facility, funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy, glamorizing wind turbines on its Energy page, one wonders whether the career workers and bureaucrats…Continue
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Williamson of course used to head up the Maine Ocean Wind Industry Initiative.
On Sept. 10, Paul Williamson of Apex appeared before the town board in Yates, proud to announce that finally, after more than four years, a preliminary project layout for the Lighthouse Wind project would be presented on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Unbelievably, it was also announced that this great public unveiling would not be in Yates or Somerset but at the Ridgeway fire hall on Route 104 in Medina. A…Continue
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What about the plans to decorate every ridgeline in interior Maine with 600' tall flashing wind turbines along with all the huge new transmission lines that they will require? These plans are baked into the state's current wind goals, created by Gov Baldacci and his wind industry friends in 2008.
But there is a very different Maine, inland from the coast’s lobsters,…Continue
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