In January 2015, SunEdison Inc. bought 2.1 gigawatts of wind and solar assets, part of the company’s multibillion-dollar, six-continent push to become the world’s biggest clean-power developer. A year later,…Continue
I was just browsing the draft minutes of BEP's Dec 10th meeting (I know... I need to get a life!). Two items caught my eye:
First, the Board asked Assistant A.G. Peggy Bensinger to give a presentation on the Law Court decision upholding BEP's denial of the Bowers appeal. It was AAG Bensinger who represented the BEP before the Court.
Second, I found it heartening to see that the Board voted unanimously to include in its annual report to the legislature a discussion of the Bowers…Continue
Added by Gary Campbell on January 15, 2016 at 8:40pm — No Comments
You're probably aware that Maine's wind law created a large area that is "pre-zoned" as suitable for wind development. This means a wind developer can apply for a permit to build a project in that area without having to have the site re-zoned (the way every other industry would have to). The area is known as the expedited wind permitting area (EWPA). It was the wind developers themselves who decided what townships, etc. would become "expedited" (see proof…Continue