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CMP relying on smart meters or just dumb customers?

In the Maine Sunday Telegram, Sun., April 25, 2010 -



"Smart meters key to cutting costs of energy"



The article itself is the usual cheerleading and boosterism for industry that I have come to expect from a paper run by Rich Conner. Why the man thinks he is producing anything like news is beyond me. His refusal to cover the Kurt Adams/PUC story says it all. But that is not my point here.



In the comment section of this article, there is a comment by…
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Added by Joanne Moore on April 25, 2010 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

Herbicides Used by Industrial Wind - a warning for all

Stopping the ecological devastation of pristine wilderness, loss of habitat and death of many of our fellow creatures, and the anguish of those impacted in the shadows of these giant monoliths must take on a new urgency.



Much has been written about the blasting, the clearcutting, transmission lines, access roads and the destructive process needed to set up the massive turbines. What I would like to focus on are the herbicides used to prohibit new growth and kill off…
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Added by Joanne Moore on March 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — 15 Comments

Jobs for U.S. workers?

China refines 95 percent of rare earth compounds that are used in making parts for wind turbines. That same rare earth is used in making the batteries for the Toyota Prius. China may soon put limits on the exporting of these compounds and Toyota may have to open a pit mine in California to obtain what they need.



This leads me to the question, how on earth do companies like Bath Iron Works (BIW) plan to make these turbines, plus pay union scale workers to build them and hope to compete… Continue

Added by Joanne Moore on March 16, 2010 at 12:22am — 5 Comments

Land For Maine's Future?

Don't ask me why, but I Googled Land For Maine's Future and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust - Protecting the Character of Maine for Future Generations. Almost 500,000 acres of land have been bought up by the gov'mint. Lots of money was bonded, I remember 'cause I voted for these bonds. Is any of that land in danger of being industrialized by big windies? And, if Maine is supposed to be protecting the character of… Continue

Added by Joanne Moore on March 12, 2010 at 7:29pm — 6 Comments

Friends of the Highlands: What's at stake in Western Maine?

Great piece by Alan Michka in our local paper, the Times Record http://www.timesrecord.com/
I'm having trouble linking to the piece but if you click on opinion and go to the 8th down, there it is. No chance to comment but it can be rated.

Added by Joanne Moore on March 5, 2010 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

Can I spend wind watts?

The Natural Resources Council of Maine, who are advocating for wind power, are selling wind watts. Wondering what a wind watt was, I clicked on the link and seems like they have "partnered" with (in the old days, we would have called this getting in bed with) the Maine Interfaith Power and Light, a group of "faith communities" that sell carbon offsets (wind watts) at 20 bucks a wack. One wind watt for travel equals 1,000 miles. One wind watt for electricity equals… Continue

Added by Joanne Moore on February 13, 2010 at 11:34pm — 2 Comments

They are Everywhere

The Earth is being invaded! The loonies have escaped the booby hatch and are destroying every corner of the planet. No matter where you go, they will be there. From the pristine wilderness of Maine to the thousands of years old peat bogs in Scotland. To the sunny vistas and vineyards of Italy to the majesty of the Spanish coastline.



They are everywhere. They are building their terrible monuments to futility and fecklessness out of steel and cement and polyfoam and epoxy. They will… Continue

Added by Joanne Moore on February 5, 2010 at 11:58pm — 1 Comment

 

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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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/

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