October 2011 Blog Posts (45)

Key Findings of Energy Subsidy Poll

Key Findings of Energy Subsidy Poll

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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2011 at 8:01pm — No Comments

Quiet Places & Quietude

Quiet Places & Quietude 





Quiet places, where the sounds of nature can be heard uninterrupted by the sounds of human beings, are some of our most endangered habitats. 



Recordists of nature sounds and others who return time after time to listen to and document previously pristine locations world-wide, find that these are fast disappearing under the…
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Added by Long Islander on October 31, 2011 at 12:54am — No Comments

Green and Energy Efficient In The Same Sentence

NORWOOD — Massachusetts

In a move toward energy efficiency, the Board of Selectmen, working as the town’s light commissioners, voted on Tuesday, May 25, to buy 17 percent of Spruce Mountain Wind Project’s electricity output.

“It’s a good move for the town to buy into the ‘green’ (energy) at a reasonable cost,” Selectman Bill Plasko said.

The electricity from Maine-based Spruce Mountain Wind Project makes up about 3 percent of the Norwood Light…

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Added by Dan McKay on October 30, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Massive Bird Kill and Suggestion That Recent Similar Major Kill at Stetson Has Been Hushed Up

The person who directed me to this article wrote in her email that "there was a similar major bird kill by the turbines at Stetson recently..but this has apparently been hushed up".

 

I can't verify this so please regard accordingly while remembering "where there's smoke, there's fire".

thursday, october 27, 2011…

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Added by Long Islander on October 30, 2011 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Cape Wind Halted!

Court puts Cape Wind on hold

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Added by Long Islander on October 30, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Wind power moratorium gets hearing in Peru

Wind power moratorium gets hearing in Peru

 

Published on Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:12 am | Last updated on Friday, Oct 28, 2011 at 12:12 am 3… Continue

Added by Long Islander on October 29, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

COMMENTS FOR THIS PAGE ARE CLOSED!!

Comments for this page are closed!!

 

Yesterday a post called Hot, dry weather leads to increased forest fire risk was posted. One person got to leave a comment and the article was immediately shut down. No further comments could be made. --- As if the article were , ahem, spurious.…

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Added by MaineHiker on October 29, 2011 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

Read it Anyways

Forest fires and wind turbines: The danger no one is talking about

By Clyde MacDonald, Special to the BDN

Posted June 29, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.…

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Added by MaineHiker on October 28, 2011 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Cushing Residents to Weigh in on Wind Generators

Cushing Residents to Weigh in on Wind Generators
10/27/2011 1:42:00 PM …
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Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

International Appalachian Trail Gets $ponsor$hip $upport from First Wind

10/25/11 - First Wind sponsors International Appalachian Trail as it plans to despoil the views from the trail

 

This may have been in place for awhile, but we just stumbled upon it today - a First Wind Sponsorship of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT).

Your taxpayer dollars hard at work garnering good will for Appalachian mountaintop carver First Wind.  Note the photo at the top featuring Katahdin, where the AT ends and the IAT…

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Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Natural gas isn’t PC, but it’s the future (JOHN E. SUNUNU)

Natural gas isn’t PC, but it’s the future

EDITORIAL | JOHN E. SUNUNU

October 24, 2011|By John E. Sununu…
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Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Maine’s Energy Future: Common Sense vs. Proven Failure

Maine’s Energy Future: Common Sense vs. Proven Failure

Governor LePage continues to discuss his plans to increase the availability of natural gas in most parts of Maine. While the plan has received broad support for the most part, there are…

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Added by Long Islander on October 24, 2011 at 6:40pm — No Comments

First Wind and Maine , An Incompatible Relationship ?

First, they had problems finding an avenue of transmission for their Stetson project.It was resolved, but required some expensive people to convince some other expensive people. Then they had problems selling Rollins Wind Project output through CMP and Bangor Hydro. Resolved with help from the Maine PUC and the Renewable Portfolio Law. Then, they encountered problems convincing Rumford residents that they were the second coming of salvation. They left.

Now, they have problems with LURC and… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on October 23, 2011 at 7:08pm — 1 Comment

UMPI website changed - still no production

As of yesterday (10/21/11) the UMPI website had posted a new  explanation for not working:

   Partially: ".........We hope that this (the resolution of a shaft alignment problem) will be in a few days and that we will be operating for the primary wind months".  

  Don't hold your breath, fans. The factory is in India, and  the wind turbine has not been working regularly for more than six months.  

It must be very frustrating for the institution, which has prominently…

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Added by Harrison Roper on October 23, 2011 at 5:17pm — 1 Comment

Moratorium on Wind Power in Maine

While Roxanne Quimby's national park proposal grabs the headlines, wind turbines are marching relentlessly across Maine, changing the character of Maine forever. Let's ask our legislators to put a moratorium on wind power in Maine until ALL the economic and environmental impacts are assessed. It is the legislature, not LURC, that has the power to halt the progression of wind turbines. I've contacted my legislators; please do the same. Read more...…

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Added by Paula Moore on October 22, 2011 at 5:28pm — 4 Comments

A Watershed Victory

 

LURC members favor rejection of wind farm

Posted Oct. 20, 2011, at 9:01 p.m.

Last modified Oct. 20, 2011, at 9:53 p.m.…
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Added by Long Islander on October 21, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

State Regulators take step towards rejecting Bowers Wind Project

State Regulators take step towards rejecting Bowers Wind Project

4:25 PM, Oct 20, 2011  |    comments…
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Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Few Falsehoods and Absurd Statements from First Wind

From the website of the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes

 

A Few Falsehoods and Absurd Statements from First Wind

The following quotes are taken from the Bowers Wind application Exhibit 17, Visual Impact Assessment (VIA) and First Wind's Sworn Testimony. Those of us who are familiar with this unique region should be outraged at their arrogance. Do they think the LURC Commissioners and the people of…

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Added by Long Islander on October 19, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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