December 2011 Blog Posts (29)

VINALHAVEN/FIW NEIGHBOURS:2011 YEAR -END UPDATE

Dear All:



Here is a review of important events of the past year related to neighbors of the wind turbines on Vinalhaven.

 

Last August, FIWN (Fox Islands Wind Neighbors) appealed in Superior Court against the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). For two years, neighbors of the Vinalhaven wind turbines fought for restoration of the peace and quiet they used to enjoy.

 

The neighbors sought to obtain compliance on the violation of state noise standards.…

Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on December 31, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Gov LePage: Demand more from your elected officials

The audio for this can be heard at http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/news/radio_addresses/index.shtml

Weekly Message

Governor Paul R. LePage

 …
Continue

Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 31, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas from Your Friendly Neighborhood Wind Developer: Bribes in the Guise of Largesse?

From snowmobile clubs to fire departments to historical societies, and from fuel assistance funds to youth programs to libraries; the wind industry in Maine has a long history of spreading its money around the communities wherein it hopes to build grid-scale industrial wind facilities.

 

The latest example of a wind corporation’s ‘largesse’ here in Maine can be…

Continue

Added by Karen Bessey Pease on December 26, 2011 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Maine acousticians Robert Rand and Stephen Ambrose release new study about infrasound and health effects

The DEP's "third party" noise expert, Warren Brown, has until now maintained that measurement of low frequency turbine noise is "preliminary and unrefined".  Studies like this should help Brown accept the mounting evidence that turbine noise causes Wind Turbine Syndrome and needs to be regulated accordingly.  

 

Cape Cod Online 

FALMOUTH — A study released last week concludes wind turbines in Falmouth negatively affect abutters' health.

The analysis was partially…

Continue

Added by Steve Thurston on December 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Maine voters vote on wind eight times, Maine voters reject wind eight times



Newry voters approve restrictive wind power ordinance

This comes on the heels of the restrictive ordinances approved by MAINE CITIZENS on and since Election Day last month:

Frankfort

Deer Isle

Caratunk

Peru…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 23, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Why the Wind Industry Is Full Hot Air and Costing You Big Bucks

Opinion

Why the Wind Industry Is Full Hot Air and Costing You Big Bucks

By 

Published December 20, 2011

The American Wind Energy Association has begun a major lobbying effort in Congress to extend some…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

transmission costs

at one time I read that Maine's 8% share in transmission upgrade for ISONE was $5,000 a household.

I think it was Paten Pete?   true?

Added by alice mckay barnett on December 20, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

Rethink renewable energy mandates

Rethink renewable energy mandates

It’s been a rough two years for global warming alarmists.

Cap and trade failed in 2009, despite the fact that Democrats controlled the House, Senate and White House. The recent United…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 19, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

AWEA gets a LUMP of COAL from american taxpayers

FYI below.


 "One voice can become many"
----- Original Message -----
 
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 7:15 PM
Subject: Good news! Status on 1603 and the PTC
This…
Continue

Added by Rick Conrad on December 17, 2011 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Leading Bird Conservation Group Formally Petitions Feds to Regulate Wind Industry

Leading Bird Conservation Group Formally Petitions Feds to Regulate Wind Industry 



Petition presents a viable alternative to inadequate, unenforceable voluntary guidelines drafted by the government 

 

MEDIA RELEASE

Contact: Robert Johns, 202-234-7181 ext.210, …

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 15, 2011 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Massachusetts Expedited Wind Law Likely Dead

Perhaps Maine will one day soon scuttle its terrible expedited wind law.
Proposed state wind energy bill likely dead
Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

town meet Salem Maine 12-14-2011

I asked the Governor what his thoughts were on.."should Unorganized Townships be able to enact local ordinances...especially protection from GRID scale WIND?" Andrienne Bennett passed the buck to Beardsly of Department of Conservation and then to Patricia Aho of Department of Environmental Protection.  Governor grabbed the microphone on the way to Aho and said, "If you do not like WIND tell your legislators and representatives. It is election year. The UT's will be…

Continue

Added by alice mckay barnett on December 15, 2011 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

New Jersey Plan Reduces Renewable Energy Mandates from Jon Corzine's 30% to 22.4%

Natural gas, nuclear get bigger role in energy master plan

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2011, 11:58 AM
THE RECORD

New Jersey will depend less on solar panels,…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2011 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Terence Corcoran: The dark side of green energy

Terence Corcoran: The dark side of green energy

  Dec 5, 2011 – 8:52 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 6, 2011 12:45 AM ET…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"Such easy access to the public's purse"

Angus King-Yale Endowment DOE loan guarantee and First Wind  DOE loan guarantee referenced in lawsuit

Department of Energy Approved Solyndra and Other Projects Allegedly Without Required Oversight, Say Plaintiffs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…

Continue

Added by Long Islander on December 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

First Wind...

11, 2011  …
Continue

Added by sally kaye on December 11, 2011 at 11:07pm — No Comments

READ AND ACT PLEASE AND HELP STOP SECTION 1603 THIRTY PERCENT GRANTS:

Folks, 
The following  letter is  part  of  a national  campaign to  request the Congress to  allow Section 1603 grants  to  expire this  year.
CTFWP is working  at coordinate the  Maine effort and will  compile the names and coordinate the mailing.  (You can also send your own…
Continue

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on December 8, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments

This; From the Institute for Energy Research

"In EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2011, wind’s generation in 2030 is projected to be 159 billion kilowatt hours, about 70 percent higher than wind generation in 2010, but still a mere 3.2 percent share of generation. In EIA’s recent analysis evaluating an 80 percent clean energy standard by 2050, wind generation nearly doubles from the agency’s prediction in the Annual Energy Outlook by 2035. But an almost doubling in wind generation only provides a 6.3 percent share. EIA’s analysis of a 25…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 7, 2011 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Hasta La Vista

Green energy’s fair shot

Posted Dec. 05, 2011…


Continue

Added by Whetstone_Willy on December 6, 2011 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

A note for Willem Post

Hello Willem Post - Sorry, I simply do not know how to do a spreadsheet. I am 79 years old and most details of the internet have escaped me.  But you have a very good idea;  I hope someone will spot this and do the project for you. 

  To me, it is self-evident that actual power production (and the lack thereof) will eventually prove to be the deciding factor in whether the turibnes will endure.  From what I have seen in monitoring the UMPI turbine's poor output for 2.5 years,  inland…

Continue

Added by Harrison Roper on December 5, 2011 at 9:13pm — 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