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I have some figures on efficiency for the Stetson and Mars Hill "wind farms" for the second quarter of 2010: Stetson produced 17 % of its rated capacity; for the same period, Mars Hill produced 28% of its rated capacity. Mars Hill, in Aroostook county, is higher and more exposed than the Stetson I & II site,which is about 50 miles to the south in Washington County.
Both of these industrial wind installations were promoted and built by First Wind. Some information on generators'…Continue
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 28, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments
Let us all vow that Rollins will be the last wind project to get built in our state!!!
Today is Thanksgiving. I give thanks to all the wonderful people I have met in our cause to stop the proliferation of industrial wind across our beautiful state. I give thanks for the local victories we have attained as well as the progress we are making state-wide with our ever increasing visibility.…Continue
When Robert J. Samuelson published a Newsweek column last month arguing that high-speed rail is "a perfect example of wasteful spending masquerading as a respectable social cause," he cited cost figures and potential ridership to demonstrate that even the rosiest scenarios wouldn't justify the investment. He made a…
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FAA rquires red light
Hydraulics need heat source
remote controls must need warmth
at zero wind how much energy is needed per turbine?
Industrial Wind Action Group: AWEA's employment claims questioned
Data supporting the American Wind Energy Association's employment claims are spongy at best.
In 2007, AWEA touted that the industry represented 50,000 employees in the U.S., a figure that jumped to 85,000 in 2008. Twenty thousand of these jobs were in manufacturing but according to AWEA CEO, Denise Bode, this dropped by 1500-2000 jobs in 2009 due to…
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Please click on http://www.gopetition.com/petition/40741.html to sign a petition calling for the DEP to hold a public hearing on noise and scenic impacts for the Saddleback Ridge Wind project. The was accepted for processing and the deadline for requesting a public hearing is December 6. This is the first application where interested parties have had the ability to submit credible, conflicting…
On MPBN Maine Watch's "Wind's of Change" special, Part 2, with Jennifer Rooks, UMPI president Donald Zillman, the driving force behind this $2 million expenditure of public funds, stated "On a 1 to 10 scale, I give this project an 11". The reality is that this project has performed at an 11 on a 1-100 scale.
As in 11% - see the math below.
Again, 1 + 1 = 2, not whatever feels right to you…Continue
From a Gordon Weil editorial in the 11/20/10 Kennebec Journal:
"Augusta’s view has seemed to be paternalistic. For example, I have long argued against…
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Please click on http://www.gopetition.com/petition/40741.html to sign a petition calling for the DEP to hold a public hearing on noise and scenic impacts for the Saddleback Ridge Wind project. The application was accepted for processing and the deadline for requesting a public hearing is December 6. This is the first application where interested parties have had the ability to submit credible, conflicting technical…
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