December 2010 Blog Posts (17)

Maine’s Wind Goals, CO2 and the Forest

Please click on the PDF file below entitled "Maine’s Wind Goals, CO2 and the Forest." The document is intended to put Governor Baldacci's wind goals into perspective.

 

 MainesWindGoalsCO2andtheForest_12-30-10.pdf

 

NRCM has published figures on CO2…

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Added by Long Islander on December 30, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Do Bats Need To Be Under Assault from White-Nose Syndrome AND Wind Turbines?

The following is excerpted from an article in today's Maine Sunday Telegram. Bats are under serious pressure from White-Nose Syndrome. Do we really need additional bat mortality from wind turbine caused barotrauma?

 

"Biologists say fewer bats, which eat insects, could lead to increased numbers of pests, resulting in harm to agriculture and forests. It is anticipated that white-nose syndrome will continue to spread, partly because the fungus can be carried on humans'…

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Added by Long Islander on December 26, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

A Christmas Poem from Dave Corrigan

It was Christmas Eve Day and true to my soul



I was out on The Mountain, taking a stroll



I crossed over the brook and then up the slope



Just wandering and dreaming and looking for hope







Times had been tough and things had been hard



I grieved for the future and my outlook was marred



For things that I’d prayed just couldn’t be true



Were coming to pass, and this I well knew







I thought and I… Continue

Added by Steve Thurston on December 25, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments

PEER: Feds flying blind in Cape Wind approvals.

PEER (Public Employees for environmental Responsibility) lifts the rock under which the Cape Wind political maggots have been hiding, gnawing away at our environment. Something to consider as Maine looks to de-wind its waters.

FEDERAL AGENCIES FLYING BLIND IN CAPE WIND APPROVALS — Internal E-Mails Admit Huge Data Gaps, Inability to Monitor and Pursue Mitigation

For Immediate…

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Added by Ron Huber on December 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

December 22, 2010www.friendsofmainemountains.cominfo@friendsofmainesmountains.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Friends of Maine's Mountains Requests Rules Revision for Wind Turbine NoiseSubmits Substantial E…

December 22, 2010



www.friendsofmainemountains.com



info@friendsofmainesmountains.com



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:







Friends of Maine's Mountains Requests Rules Revision for Wind Turbine Noise



Submits Substantial Evidence Citing Deficiencies of Existing Regulations







Wilton, ME - The leading group dedicated to protecting Maine's mountain regions from threats to their natural and… Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on December 22, 2010 at 8:05pm — No Comments

A Wind Power Boonedoggle - T. Boone Pickens badly misjudged the supply and price of natural gas

  • DECEMBER 22, 2010

A Wind Power Boonedoggle

T. Boone Pickens badly misjudged the supply and price of natural gas.

  • By…
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Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Bird Migration Study Could Impact Windpower Siting Off Maine Coast

Bird Migration Study Could Impact Windpower Siting Off Maine Coast

Reported By:…

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Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

WSJ: The Wind Subsidy Bubble

  • DECEMBER 20, 2010

The Wind Subsidy Bubble

Green pork should be a GOP budget target.

Ethanol isn't the only heavily subsidized energy source that won a multibillion dollar jackpot in last week's tax deal. The other big winner was the wind industry, which received a one year extension of a $3 billion grant program for renewable energy projects.…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2010 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

Maine ocean windpower wannabees hear from Mass & Rhode Island windpower officials & stakes AUDIO

At the Offshore Wind: Tools and Information for Maine Coastal Stakeholders" meeting in Belfast on December 145h , one of the afternoon panels was called Lessons Learned from Siting Renewable Energy Projects. Panelists included the Mayor of Block Island off Massachusetts, a Rhodes Island commercial fisherman, a representative of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone…

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Added by Ron Huber on December 16, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

Will Snowe and Collins to Stand by their No Votes on Industry Subsidies in the Tax Bill?

On December 4th, Senators Snowe and Collins voted against an amendment to the Federal Tax Relief bill that would have given away billions of dollars in Public subsidies to industrial wind development corporations.



That amendment was brought forth by Senator Max Baucus of Montana, as part of the Federal Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The Senator has vowed to see the multibillion dollar 1603 cash grant program extended for so-called…

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Added by hillary on December 14, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

E-mail or fax members of your Congressional delegation today and ask that they let the 1603 grant program expire

WindAction Editorial

An exclusive feature of WindAction.org

Please tell Congress: No more billions for big wind

(Posted December 9, 2010)



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Added by Long Islander on December 10, 2010 at 2:08am — 1 Comment

Maine Voices (Donald Smith): An 82-year-old got tired of spitting into the wind, went out on a limb

Posted: December 6, 2010

Updated: Today at 1:14 AM



Maine Voices: An 82-year-old got tired of spitting into the wind, went out on a limb

By risking arrest to oppose wind power, he drew attention from media far and wide.

LINCOLN - My name is Donald Smith. I am 82 years old…

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Added by Long Islander on December 6, 2010 at 4:51am — 2 Comments

How could the DEP sign in september Rollins permit ???

Clean energy project will create construction jobs, local tax revenues,

work for small local businesses and clean energy for about 23,000 homes/



*Boston, MA*—*December 3, 2010*—First Wind a href="http://www.firstwind.com/">http://www.firstwind.com/>,

an independent U.S.-based wind energy company, today announced that it

has obtained $98 million in financing for its 60 Megawatt (MW) Rollins

Wind project in Penobscot County, Maine.



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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on December 3, 2010 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Something Old and Exciting

It cracks me up when I hear all the talk about how we now need to rob space taken by our marine mammals and fish. the very same DB outputs will be resonated for miles under the oceans if not killing the fish and mammals but at the very least chasing them away. It is so easy to test this theory it would only take days to have your answer with a sound generator and a diver. Sound is carried much further under water through resonation. What we will do out of desperation. The American People want… Continue

Added by Allen Barrette on December 2, 2010 at 7:15am — 2 Comments

Governor-elect Paul LePage Questions TransCanada Wind Exec on Wind's Electricity Price

Excerpted from the 12/1/10 Portland Press-Herald:

Policy makers should consider jobs, clean air and other benefits of wind, NRCM's Voorhees said, not just today’s price of electricity. If the cheapest possible power today was the only goal, he said, the only option would be to build coal-fired generators.

But the complexity of the issue was highlighted Tuesday, at a business forum in Augusta attended by LePage.

LePage asked Tom Patterson, a development…

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Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 2, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

more questions in the Rollins financial capacity deal

Folks

DEP James Casseda signed the OK for Rollins financial capacity in September 2010 , yet the financial deal will be wrapped in December according to First Wind ,

How could James Casseda ,DEP employee , accept First Wind financial capacity as written in September?

Please write to him and ask him that question .

thank you

For our FOLL friends ( scroll down please )

Monique



First Wind Maine Deal Details Emerge



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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on December 1, 2010 at 7:27pm — No Comments

NRCM, Environment Maine & other ocean windrush boosters should look before leaping offshore.

Rockland.

The announcement of a federal decision to fast-track the siting of ocean windmills off the US Atlantic coast, risks leaving many environmental impacts,including some potentially harming Maine's lobster and scallop fisheries, unexplored until after the windmills are in place. See… Continue

Added by Ron Huber on December 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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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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