November 2010 Blog Posts (35)

corrections on schedule of LURC meeting on December 1st

/TransCanada agenda item from 1:30 p.m., as previously reported, to 1:00 p.m. I would recommend that anyone who is interested should plan on showing up early, as these agenda items are subject to change.



[Update: since posting this, I have recieved the following notice from LURC, with a link to the updated agenda. DC]



Subject: LURC – December 1, 2010 Commission Meeting Agenda has been updated



Good morning,



The “MDIFW proposed amendments of P-FW… Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 30, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Friends of Lincoln Lakes against DEP

11/27/10 Press Release, For Immediate use



A new legal action has been filed to the Supreme Judicial Court (sitting as the law court) concerning the Rollins Wind Turbine project being developed by First Wind in Lincoln, Maine. The Friends of Lincoln Lakes v Department of Environmental Protection of Maine is requesting suspension of the project until such time that the financial capacity of First Wind can be determined to exist, satisfying the permitting conditions under Maine Site… Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 30, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Stetson and Mars Hill real power output

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 Harrison Roper on November 29, 2010 at 5:01pm — 2 Comments

LURC meeting on Sisk

Hi Folks,



What is happening on our Mountains, and in our ‘Halls of Power’ is wrong. If you agree, perhaps you will find time to support the Friends of the Boundary Mountains, and all those who are fighting for the Citizens and the Mountains of Maine, by attending the LURC meeting on Wednesday, December 1, 2010.



I have posted the latest information from Bob Weingarten and the Friends of the Boundary Mountains here:…

Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 28, 2010 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Let us all vow that Rollins the the last project to get built in our state!!!

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

Added by Brad Blake on November 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

THE ALLURE OF TECHNO-GLAMOUR (from the WSJ)

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…

Continue

Added by arthur qwenk on November 26, 2010 at 2:47pm — No Comments

how much do they suck from the grid?

FAA rquires red light

Hydraulics need heat source

remote controls must need warmth

at zero wind how much energy is needed per turbine?

Added by alice mckay barnett on November 26, 2010 at 11:08am — 8 Comments

Industrial Wind Action Group: AWEA's employment claims questioned

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…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on November 25, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

written for spruce Mountain but posted for Art and Cheryl Lindgren

As a member of a profession whose evolution has been driven for a century with the purpose to improve the lives of those it serves, I am puzzled by what I see as the new” Paradigm of diminished empathy “in Public Health policy when it relates to individuals exposed to wind turbine noise.







Through the exponential growth of technology and chemistry, the medical profession has reached a level of human life improvement that would have been considered unthinkable just few… Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 24, 2010 at 11:37am — 4 Comments

Dr. Monique Aniel: Wind power’s assault on Maine

Dr. Monique…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on November 24, 2010 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

press advisory :new noise complaint against Vinalhaven wind farm

Press Advisory

November 22, 2010

Fox Island Wind Neighbors

Contact: Cheryl Lindgren 207-867-4773





New Noise Complaint By Neighbors Filed Against Vinalhaven Wind Turbine Farm









(For immediate release) Neighbors of the Vinalhaven wind farm filed a second formal complaint with Maine DEP against the local operators of a controversial wind turbine farm on the island in Penobscot Bay, Fox Islands Electric Cooperative and its affiliate, Fox… Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 22, 2010 at 11:21am — No Comments

LePage Admin's choice: exploit the Gulf of Maine for ocean wind power for Boston? Or for lobsters, scallops & haddock for Maine?

As far as the Gulf of Maine goes, Governor Paul LePage must begin by either

(1) supporting the rough and tumble economy of Maine's existing small ocean businesses - lobstering and other commercial & recreational fisheries offshore and onshore of Maine, and their supporting landbased economic partners. Or…
Continue

Added by Ron Huber on November 21, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

anybody who uses state parks can sign and say "see no turbines" deadline 12/06/2010

Folks,

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…

Continue

Added by alice mckay barnett on November 21, 2010 at 4:57pm — 1 Comment

UMPI President Don Zillman: "On a 1-10 scale I give the UMPI turbine an 11".

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

Added by Long Islander on November 20, 2010 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

To The Residents of Carthage, Maine

Folks,



The Saddleback Mountain Wind Project has entered DEP review. Either due to oversight or outright arrogance, they have failed to include a developing homesite on their maps depicting homesites closest to project turbines. This developing homesite has been cleared and stumped and a camper trailer has been moved there. This camper trailer has provisions to allow it to be used for living quarters, and, in fact, a person has been there for several overnight stays.

The issues… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on November 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Energy Expert Gordon Weil Criticizes Augusta's Energy Policies

From a Gordon Weil editorial in the 11/20/10 Kennebec Journal:

http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/GORDON-L-WEIL-Strong-GOP-victory-in-Maine-means-change-but-its-not-a-blank-check-.html

"Augusta’s view has seemed to be paternalistic. For example, I have long argued against…

Continue

Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 20, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Tell the Feds to stop funding industrial wind!!

Eric Cantor, Majority Leader-elect, has created a site which solicits ideas from WE THE PEOPLE for where Federal spending cuts should be made. It's an interesting concept and another arrow in our quiver.



Regardless of your political affiliation, please go to the following link and suggest that we stop providing the industrial wind developers with Federal Grants and Federal Loan Guarantees. I also think they ought to reduce the subsidies and tax… Continue

Added by Gary Campbell on November 18, 2010 at 12:42pm — 5 Comments

Saddleback Ridge Wind project in Carthage - online petition calling for a public hearing

Folks,

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…

Continue

Added by Steve Thurston on November 17, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

1999

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/

Not yet a member?

Sign up today and lend your voice and presence to the steadily rising tide that will soon sweep the scourge of useless and wretched turbines from our beloved Maine countryside. For many of us, our little pieces of paradise have been hard won. Did the carpetbaggers think they could simply steal them from us?

We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi 

Task Force membership is free. Please sign up today!

© 2021   Created by Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service