Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on October 31, 2010 at 9:47pm —
MPBN: Do you approve of the state's current wind power policy? And, would you like to see the approval process either speeded up or perhaps slowed down to take account of complaints?
MITCHELL: Again, wind power is also balancing. You're trying to create clean energy.… Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 29, 2010 at 10:30pm —
Wind farm owner and operator First Wind Holdings Inc canceled its IPO after cutting its expected price range by 24 percent and facing investor skepticism about its balance sheet and wind industry financing.… Continue
Added by Whetstone_Willy on October 28, 2010 at 2:01pm —
Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2010 at 1:30am —
2 films by Freemont Tibbetts. He flies over western maine in one film. The next film he flies over Kibby project and the beautiful Highlands.
A must see.
Alice Barnett displays visuals also.
If you have them, bring them. Brad Blakes are astounding.
Added by alice mckay barnett on October 26, 2010 at 1:35pm —
Last night i got to see the Bernstein Shur/Verill Dana shills try and sell Brighton on buying into their plans for 40-50 turbines along the ridge from Bingham, through Brighton, Mayfield, and Kingsbury.
The company apparently doesn't feel comfortable with the land use laws in Brighton, which modeled its land use regulations on old LURC standards when Brighton left LURC and incorporated as a town in the 90's i think it was. Atty Juliet Brown encouraged the town to change its definition of… Continue
Added by hillary on October 26, 2010 at 1:34pm —
Does anyone have access to a copy of this study i found mentioned in the Sun Journal Comments by Ben Dare?
"UMaine Engineering professors did the math and based on cost to acquire
& develop land and put up the turbines, the payback is slightly more
than 200 years"http://www.sunjournal.com/letters/story/926067
Added by hillary on October 26, 2010 at 1:12pm —
Success of First Wind’s $300 million IPO is up in the air
Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2010 at 5:30am —
About $706 million in federal stimulus money went to wind farms that were completed before President Obama was inaugurated, according to a new story by The Investigative Reporting Workshop. A total of $1.3 billion went to 19 farms finished before the first dime of stimulus grant money for renewable energy was ever handed out. Above: the 19 projects in question, click on the dots to reveal…
Added by Long Islander on October 25, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Twisters vs. turbines: What if a tornado swept through a wind farm?…
Added by Frank J. Heller, MPA on October 25, 2010 at 10:07am —
Wind energy gets mixed reviews
Sunday, October 24, 2010…
Added by Long Islander on October 24, 2010 at 5:30am —
IPO VIEW-First Wind IPO could face turbulent debut
By Clare Baldwin and Scott Malone
NEW YORK/BOSTON, Oct…
Added by Long Islander on October 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
Feel great about what you are doing to help others...…
Added by Art Brigades on October 21, 2010 at 9:28am —
An invitation from Jonathan Carter of the Forest Ecology Network
Hello Wind Friends,
As you know the Forest Ecology Network is embarked on an outreach effort to educate citizens about the impacts of mountaintop industrial wind. The most recent presentation in Camden,…
Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2010 at 8:30am —
Added by Ron Huber on October 20, 2010 at 1:00am —
I recently learned that the "due diligence" wind resource tests that are done for industrial wind sometimes include testing the actual windspeed at lower altitude and then EXTRAPOLATING (!) the higher-altitude resource, up where the turbine really will be. But what if the extrapolation is not matched by the subsequent reality?
Maybe this explains UMPI's poor power production (about 11.3 % of installed capacity) for the past year, despite their due diligence. Does anyone know anything about… Continue
Added by Harrison Roper on October 18, 2010 at 12:42pm —
Added by Long Islander on October 18, 2010 at 1:30am —
Though I'm not an avid follower of the race for governor, it seems to me that the mountaintop turbine issue is the 2,000-pound elephant in the closet that candidates— and reporters asking questions— avoid more often than not. Am I right? Or is there a candidate who, if elected, would reconsider this whole sad Baldacci initiative?
During an MPBN call-in when Libby Mitchell was on stage, I called and quickly summed up leading reasons for opposing mountaintop wind, then asked her… Continue
Added by Lloyd Ferriss on October 16, 2010 at 9:52pm —
A friend of mine and a fellow wind warrior from the Friends of the Highland Mountains, Dave Corrigan, has just started a new website and public forum in an attempt to stop this industrial wind menace that is threatening Maine. Please check out www.realwindinfoforme.com. Post the upcoming events which your personal "Friends" Wind Warrior group is attending/promoting/dealing with. Look for resources. Share information. Ask for assistance. If… Continue
Added by Karen Bessey Pease on October 15, 2010 at 3:44pm —
How I felt upon hearing that the United Arab Emirates is stalking American government subsidies throughout the hillsides and mountains of these United States, sea to shining sea, was quite indescribable. When industrial wind… Continue
Added by Whetstone_Willy on October 15, 2010 at 10:09am —