November 2011 Blog Posts (38)

Ordinances = Ordnance

A reader left the following post with this article in the Bangor Daily News:

 

Portland, you've got it all wrong!  Since you all favor wind power and jobs, and economic development, and being green, you…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on November 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Windpower’s PTC: Secondary to state mandates

From:

WindAction Editorial

Windpower’s PTC: Secondary to state mandates

(Posted November 28, 2011)

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Added by Long Islander on November 28, 2011 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

The Legislature , PUC and more on the history of wind power in Maine

I  put together few bullets points of historical significance about  the  genesis of the regulatory  process for wind power  in Maine : PLEASE  CHECK  THE REPORT  FOR A MORE THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING:

 

Report on the Viability of Wind Power Development in Maine, Maine Public Utilities Committee (Presented to the Utilities and Energy Committee of the Maine Legislature, January 27, 2005) 

Available on-line at:…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 27, 2011 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Central Spain Power - Then and Now

THEN
Central Maine Power wants to replace aging lines
Project would be biggest Maine has ever seen…


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Added by Long Islander on November 26, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

SMACK FRIDAY: Google abandons renewable energy projects

 

As one of the reader commenters has cleverly written:

 

"Your search – “renewable energy” – did not match any documents".

 

Google abandons renewable energy projects

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Added by Long Islander on November 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

A Thanksgiving message for all of wind warriors

As many of you know, a battle now rages in Island Falls that has taken the wind merchants by total surprise, where near 500' turbines threaten two magnificent north woods lakes -- lakes where the great conservationist President Theodore…
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 24, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

Comment of the Day in the Bangor Daily News - OAKFIELD

 

The following key comment was left by a reader in today's Bangor Daily News article entitled "Oakfield vote advances $300 million wind project in Aroostook County"

"You should be aware that these wind projects are single purpose entities with no legal recourse to the…

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Added by Long Islander on November 23, 2011 at 11:38pm — 5 Comments

Published today in the " Mount Desert Islander" : Oakfield revisited !

Hello All:  The Mount Desert Islander published the following letter in today's edition, Lynne

Without even bothering to begin construction on the Oakfield Industrial Wind facility that was permitted by the Department of Environmental Protection in January 2010, Evergreen Wind LLC quietly submitted an application for a large expansion of the project. The new application would increase the number of turbines from 34 to 50, and…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 23, 2011 at 9:24pm — 3 Comments

The Green Thing

The clothesline and the BS line.

 

 

In the line at the grocery store, the cashier told an older woman

that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags

weren't good for the environment.

 

The woman apologized to him and explained,

"We didn't have…

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Added by Whetstone_Willy on November 22, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Wind farms are useless, says Duke of Edinburgh

Wind farms are useless, says Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh has made a fierce attack on wind farms, describing them as “absolutely useless”.

Wind farms are usless, says Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke's views are…
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Added by Long Islander on November 21, 2011 at 6:53pm — 4 Comments

People Before Pickpockets

The sentence that really made me think when reading the editorial below was:



"This opposition speaks to the soul of Maine because only the opponents are trying to preserve a priceless view."…

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Added by Long Islander on November 20, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

questions for angus king

I  drove on  Route 17 , by the  Record  Hill turbines yeterday .

Not  yet  online, they stand idle looking like huge very  sharp needles disfiguring  eight miles  of magnificent  work of Nature and  piercing the  heart  of  all of  us driving by, bewildered  at a  reality  that  we  could  not  prevent .

Record  Hill , the second  project allowed  by  DEP under the expedited law .

As Angus  King keeps hopping  around the state telling  the  kind folks  of Maine that…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Caratunk residents UNANIMOUSLY approve new wind turbine ordinance with minimum 1.5 Mile setback

 

This adds to the election night shutout favoring wind ordinances across the state.  Statewide, it was 5-0 in favor of protective ordinances and moratoriums.

 

November 18 …

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Added by Long Islander on November 19, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Congress Occupied Wall Street

Those wind turbines that come from foreign countries that are built by out of state workers on Maine's ridges using your money, increasing your electric rates and destroying your health, property values and serenity started their journey in Washington, D.C., worked their way through Augusta, ME and often entered closed-door rooms in your…
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Added by Long Islander on November 19, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Teddy Roosevelt Needs Your John Hancock

Please see and sign the online petition at:

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-maine-dep-stop-oakfield-wind

And by all means, please consider leaving a comment.

 

 

The photo on the left may not be the…

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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2011 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Perhaps Angus King and the Yale "Bayroot" Endowment Need to be Investigated Next

From the Washington Post's editorial board on privatizing profits and socializing losses.

 

Tell us please why it was was that Angus King's mature technology, the wind turbine, entitled him to a $102 million DOE loan guarantee. Tell us please everything that occurred in Washington, D.C. that made this transpire.

 

Editorial Board Opinion

The Energy Department’s loan…

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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Wind Pusher GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes

GE Filed 57,000-Page Tax Return, Paid No Taxes on $14 Billion in Profits

1:11 PM, NOV 17, 2011 • BY JOHN MCCORMACK
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Added by Long Islander on November 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Speaking of being Out of Touch

I have been without my duo processor 6G Ram, Hewlet Packard 7600 series vista computer for the better part of a week. But, finally was given a 5MHz stone age Gateway XP with all its incompatibilities to work on a comeback. I'd greatly appreciate a run down on the last couple weeks to help me catch up. I feel years left behind. Thanks in advance.

Added by MaineHiker on November 18, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments

The Unorganized Territories are seeking justice !

Somerset County Residents Ask LePage For Help In Wind Farm Fight…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 18, 2011 at 7:30am — 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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