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Added by Long Islander on December 31, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments
Developers of Wind Farms Run a Race Against the Calendar
December 27, 2012 - New York Times
WASHINGTON — Forget about parties, resolutions or watching the ball drop. To Iberdrola Renewables, New Year’s Eve will mean checking on last-minute details like the data connections between 169 new wind turbines in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and California and its control center in Portland, Ore.
All over the country, developers are in a sprint to…
Added by Ellin Beltz on December 30, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments
The AWEA wind lobby is broadcasting a plea for phone calls to Senate members today in a last ditch effort to get the PTC extended. We need to counter with phone calls of our own. Please call:
Senator Susan Collins : (202) 224-2523
Senator J. Olympia Snowe: (202) 224-5344
Urge them to allow the PTC to expire as scheduled, and not to include an extension in the lame duck session.
Added by Steve Thurston on December 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
CITIZENS URGE CONGRESS TO OPPOSE THE EXTENSION OF
THE WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION TAX CREDIT
Maine residents join nearly 6,500 others nationwide in saying no to the wind PTC
Oquossoc, December 27, 2012
More than 200 Maine residents have joined nearly 6,500 citizens in 25 states in signing letters urging Congress to oppose any extension of the wind energy production tax credit (“PTC”) due…Continue
A WIND WARRIOR CHRISTMAS PRESENT ....sort of
Contact: Tracey Moriarty, 703-787-1571
As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced its finding that there is no competitive interest in an area offshore Maine where Statoil North…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2012 at 3:42am — No Comments
Bangor Daily News
December 21, 2012
Story by Nick Sambides
Rather than pasting the story in here, follow the link here. And add some comments!
"Through its Maine Power Reliability Program, CMP is upgrading a swath of power lines through central Maine to connect to lines from Canada." Excerpt from Sun Journal story : http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2012/12/20/cmp-powers-larrabee-road-substation/1295931
This is the first I've heard of the connection to Canadian lines…Continue
The UMPI turbine has racked up 11,243 kWh in the past ten days, an average of 1,124.3 kWh per day. Installed capacity is 14,400 kWh per day; Capacity Factor was .078.
Added by Harrison Roper on December 20, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments
Dear fellow CTFWP members,
In November 2009, the Citizen’s Task Force on Wind Power was established at a meeting in Augusta attended by 27 concerned citizens from around the state. The meeting was organized by Dr. Monique Aniel and Steve Thurston, who were appointed co-chairs. Three goals were established at the first meeting:
1. To influence the legislative and regulatory processes to protect the health and welfare of citizens from the harmful effects of recent laws…Continue
State Rep. Mark Dion of Portland has always seemed to be a bright and sensible guy. This week he gave a radio speech on heating Maine homes and businesses. As so often happens, he committed many sins of omission and/or commission, thereby misleading Maine people. Below is the text of his speech in quotations, with our comments embedded: …Continue
Maine's DEP to hold first ever wind project public hearing
Carroll Plt, Maine - December 11, 2012 – Boston-based wind developer First Wind is facing growing opposition to its second attempt to build an industrial wind project on Bowers Mountain in the scenic Downeast Lakes Region of Maine. In a related development, Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Patricia Aho announced that DEP will hold a public evidentiary hearing on the…
So let's make those energy costs yet higher with wind power and its costly new transmission. And wreck our tourism businesses with industrialization of sacred places just for good measure.
The current policies of the Scottish Government are promoting the reckless development of industrial wind throughout the beautiful landscapes of Scotland just as the windies are in Maine.
Please sign the petition: http://chn.ge/VJ0gUn and pass along the word to your friends, family, and neighbors.
David, Lisa, and Harley -- Wind Wise…
Added by WWR on December 12, 2012 at 1:34am — No Comments
WITHIN THE PAST THREE YEARS , ROLLINS, ROXBURY , OAKFIELD 1, AND SADDLEBACK APPEALS TO THE SUPREME COURT HAVE ALLOWED THE MAINE JUSTICES TO HEAR THE OTHER SIDE OF WIND POWER .
ROLLINS, OAKFIELD AND ROXBURY APPEALS HAVE ALL BEEN DENIED AND SADDLEBACK HAS BEEN HEARD BUT NO OPINION HAS BEEN GIVEN YET.
THE APPEAL OF THE OAKFIELD 2 PERMIT WILL BE HEARD BY THE LAW COURT THIS COMING WEDNESDAY. PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, SUPPORT THE CITIZENS WHO ARE…Continue