Well delivered analysis of the PTC and why we should let it die. Even if it gets shot down we are still on the hook for billions that have already been approved over the next ten years. Big Wind at Sun Ed has already told us they don't need it, so why should we do it? The only reason is that so many of our POLS have money in their election pockets from the industry through lobbyists . . . a sort of kickback from the PTC money. Enough is enough!!!…Continue
The Maine PUC is considering a large ratepayer increase to pay for new natural gas pipelines in Augusta and Brunswick. Aren't natural gas companies private corporations? Shouldn't the corporation bear the burden of capital expenditures? The PUC's decision may be foreboding for improvements to electricity transmission lines!…Continue
In 1988 with 6,062 of the turbines branded in the media, as being so deadly to raptors, the USFWS reported 29 eagle…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on December 14, 2015 at 2:47pm — No Comments
I'm sorry to post this, but in a way it has to be read. The classic argument from the "Greenies" only more over the top from The Hill.
Added by Eskutassis on December 14, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments
It almost looks like wind developers are ready to pick up their ball and go home when it comes to New Hampshire. The people in NH have the right idea when it comes to their ridgelines and quality of space. They have consistently rejected proposals based on environmental reasons. The wind developers will probably redouble their efforts here in Maine where they have a willing bunch of criminals and dolts in Augusta that will welcome them with open arms.…Continue
Added by Eskutassis on December 14, 2015 at 12:37pm — No Comments
I have been saying for years that I believe Bald eagles have been killed at Altamont Pass even though none have been officially reported. Read Below............. This was information that leaked out from Altamont back in 1989. Pay attention to all the carefully chosen words trying to protect the public wind energy image . The body was found in a location that aroused…Continue
Added by Jim Wiegand on December 13, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
So, here is the theory presented as fact concerning the "Green Market" .
This useless,feel good non-enforceable "Climate Change" deal has always been about wealth redistribution from developed nations to the third world developing nations.
In the hopes of preserving "fairness" and in the interest of preserving world "peace" via wealth transfer to the "less fortunate" nations, a psychological scheme of "Green-Washing" and climate change hysteria has been created and…Continue
Last night the Paris talks were completed with much fanfare, and based on history, will not amount to anything but a huge transfer of money from US to the rest of the world. They are trying to save the planet from going up 3.6 degrees in the next 85 years when it has only gone up 0.6 degrees in the last 100 years. We can only hope that a new President and Congress can intervene and break this deal in the near future.…Continue
While the Washington Examiner said just a week ago that Wind and Solar PTC was probably DEAD,
it seems that it just won't go away. Now our representatives have decided maybe the oil shipping ban should be lifted and they will allow the wind and solar PTC to go…Continue
I think our esteemed Secretary of State just signed his walking papers from the Obama administration. Some real scientist must have gotten into his ear and he spouted off about what we are doing in Paris . . . . redistributing wealth. You have to read it to believe it.
Added by Jim Wiegand on December 12, 2015 at 7:02pm — No Comments
.... While it now is focusing its attention and investments elsewhere, Statoil hasn’t written off Maine entirely. A Statoil spokesperson offered this comment by e-mail last week: “We know that…Continue
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on December 12, 2015 at 5:22pm — No Comments
The House of Cards the DEP has and is dealing with in its permitting process, supported by many Maie state politicians.
Added by arthur qwenk on December 11, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
It was 1981 the EIR was approved and windmill permits issued. Oil shortage must have energy from the wind! Good idea turned bad! 1986 If you build windmills in raptor habitat raptor collision will result. There are 2 projects that can be stopped and a 3rd that I have appealed that can be stopped.
It can only be stopped only by public out cry from electric users!
"WINDMILL FREE ELECTRIC" meaning no wind generated electric, non…Continue
Also - as strange as it may sound to Mainers: "Environmental groups have also objected to the planned wind farm because of its likeliness to kill local birds."
How strange, environmental groups opposing a wind plant.Continue
Added by Thinklike A. Mountain on December 11, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Added by Eric A. Tuttle on December 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
The major question here is , Will This Scamming Company made of llcs, yieldcos and potentially fraudulent hedge fund manipulations even be able to pay their wind bills to towns , lease holders and others required of projects in Maine in the future?
How does DEP even dare allow projects to be approved based on adequate "Financial capacity" projections , which is a DEP requirement for project…Continue