December 2013 Blog Posts (38)

Bristol residents question wind project off Monhegan Island

Bristol residents question offshore wind project

Posted Dec. 30, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
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Energy from the pilot project would be…

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Added by Long Islander on December 31, 2013 at 9:03am — No Comments

Conkling's OP-ed in BDN

Another voice is heard from - read Phillip Conkling's op-ed in today's on line BDN about the environment and off shore wind. The misinformation never stops coming.

Added by richard mcdonald on December 30, 2013 at 11:43am — 2 Comments

CT energy commissioner sued over $1B Maine wind contract

DECEMBER 27, 2013

CT energy commissioner sued over $1B Maine wind contract

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Esty ultimately awarded contracts to a 250 megawatt wind farm in Maine and a 20 megawatt solar center in Lisbon. Esty said he picked those because, among other reasons, the combined cost of the electricity from those installations was less an eight cents per kilowatt hour, a expense lowered by the size of the wind farm.

Allco…

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Added by Long Islander on December 29, 2013 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

PPH - Monhegan residents voice concerns over proposed wind project

Monhegan residents voice concerns over proposed offshore wind project

Residents worry about noise and visual impacts, as well as effects on lobstering.

By Steve Mistler …

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Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2013 at 12:25am — 3 Comments

Business Week: Monhegan Islanders question wind-power project

Maine island dwellers question wind-power project

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Added by Long Islander on December 27, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments

The government just predicted when electric cars will JUST START to become popular: 26 years away

The government just predicted when electric cars will become popular

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) just released its 2014 Annual Energy Outlook, which predicts electric vehicles will only just start to become mainstream in 2040.…

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Added by Long Islander on December 27, 2013 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Patriot Renewables' Partner in Beaver Ridge Wind Project Seeks Dismissal of Fraud Lawsuit

Additional background on Beaver Ridge and Patriot Renewables can be read at:

http://realwindinfoforme.com/blog/freedom%E2%80%99s-lesson/

Maine energy consultant seeks dismissal of fraud lawsuit

Richard Silkman’s attorney also argues that if the federal case proceeds, it…

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Added by Long Islander on December 27, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Maine Wind Industry: You Want Rights, Form Towns and Pass Ordinances (Wall Street Journal)

Wind Farms in Maine Stir a Power Struggle

Some Locals Balk as Developers Look to Fill Energy Demand

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Added by Long Islander on December 24, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Use The McLaughlin Group comment to our advantage

I know it's the holidays, but go to the McLaughlin Group site - go to the bottom of the Homepage and use the "make a comment" feature to thank them for talking about bird/bat mortality as one of the biggest lies of 2013 - encourage them to up the ante on big wind - tell them our story - you never know. Tell them about Angus Kings' wind interest and his son's involvement w/FW - they may say more about it in upcoming broadcasts. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!

Added by richard mcdonald on December 23, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Marian S. Tupper: Vital revisions are needed to our state's existing wind law

This letter appears in the online version of the Forecaster and hopefully the physical editions as well. The Forecaster, for anyone not familiar, is a free distribution widely read and very well done weekly newspaper available in several geographic areas. Its focus on hyper-local news helps assure strong reader engagement with the…

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Added by Long Islander on December 23, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

PTC

EVERYONE - Email our congressional delegation NOW! Tell them all  - Do not vote for extension of the production tax credits - Tell them if they do you will actively campaign against them next election.  And tell Mike Michaud you will not vote for him as Governor.  We have to hold these people accountable!

Added by Pineo Girl on December 22, 2013 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Response to Maine Audubon study condemning Maine to be a Turbine Plantation

I wrote this and posted it in response to a letter to the editor from a known wind power shill:

I was at the Maine Audubon meeting where this sham study was presented and I have read it.  It is so poorly researched that it never should have been published.  Other than saying, in order to appease the AMC, that elevations above 2700 feet are not good sites for wind power development, the reports essentially sacrifices the entire rest of the the great state of Maine's  "expedited wind…

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Added by Brad Blake on December 22, 2013 at 1:44pm — 6 Comments

Listen to Audio Recordings of Wednesday's (12/18/13) EUT Meeting

Ron Huber has graciously made recordings of the 12/18/13 EUT meeting and posted them in a directory at the following link:

http://penbay.org/wind/2013/

Others will be added.

I just received and have not listened to, so I'm not sure if any of these duplicate what Ron had posted the other day - I don't believe they do:

P…

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Added by Long Islander on December 21, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Here Comes the Sunlight - It Seems Like Years Since It's Been Here

The following ad appeared  on page 4 of the 12/17/13 Bangor Daily News, juxtaposed with a continuation of the lead cover story on propane. The type on the ad itself is very readable, unlike what can be seen here.

A clearer copy, showing the editorial content on the page as well can be accessed here:…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Gardiner Parker Writes A Letter

In the following "oldie but a baddie" letter to the Press-Herald, a Gardiner Parker of Woolwich beats up on 80 year old Marjorie Mitchell whose camp on the Lincoln Lakes has been destroyed by First Wind's project built by Reed & Reed. This is a home that Ms. Mitchell and her husband built with their own two hands many years before. Tourism is our leading industry, but Gardiner Parker sees no reason not to engage in a bit of hate mongering aimed at this…

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Added by Long Islander on December 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Respond to Lung Association misinformation

Is there some in CTOW who can respond to the NELA letter to set the record straight. We're up to our ears in press work here at FMM and would appreciate someone taking that on. We can't let this stuff go unchallenged. Allowing the public to think/believe that windmills in ME reduces pollution from the Midwest is extremely is a complete falsehood and needs to be called out. Selling REC to Midwest polluters is what's coming from ME wind developers - Thanks. RM

Added by richard mcdonald on December 20, 2013 at 8:18am — No Comments

BDN: Wind energy foes say Maine lawmakers don’t give them a fair hearing

Wind energy foes say Maine lawmakers don’t give them a fair hearing

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Added by Long Islander on December 18, 2013 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

RIGHT NOW - Live Audio at Energy & Utilities Committee

http://www.maine.gov/legis/audio/Utilities_cmte.html

RIGHT NOW - Live Audio at Energy & Utilities Committee
Please turn on your speakers and…
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Added by Long Islander on December 18, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

PRESS RELEASE CONCERNING THE AGENDA OF TOMORROW'S EUT COMMITTEE MEETING!!!!

12/18/13 PRESS STATEMENT BY CITIZENS TASK FORCE ON WIND POWER

OPEN LETTER TO THE EUT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

We are insulted, but not surprised, that this Committee has chosen to hear only from the established industrial wind industry, personified by Juliet Brown and Stacey Fitts.

Brown is the attorney for…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on December 17, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

FMM: Latest MREA poll is an attempt to silence critics - press release

For Immediate Release

 

Friends of Maine's Mountains: Industrial wind's new poll is an attempt to silence critics

 

 

December 16, 2013   Portland, Maine. Friends of Maine's Mountains (FMM) is encouraging the people of Maine to question the motivation and validity of the recent poll promoting industrial wind power in Maine. The Maine Renewable Energy Association…

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Added by richard mcdonald on December 16, 2013 at 8:29am — 6 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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