Monique Aniel Thurston's Blog – June 2015 Archive (12)

Will Maine PUC finally work for ratepayers?

Good bye David Littell, ex-chairman of REGGIE and DEP commissioner under Governor Baldacci , then conveniently appointed PUC Commissioner  , your damage has been done . Your heavy hand, which so faithfully served the wind industry ,has been removed from the regulatory process.

We now hope and will watch for fairness. 

Economist Bruce Williamson Takes Oath to Serve on Maine Public Utilities Commission…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments

"They are not green. " The movie.

Thank You Barbara Durkin for re -alerting our attention to this movie .

Please share wide and large on your social networks. Reverse propaganda will take time and we need to be relentless if we hope to save our landscape, wildlife and the well - being of affected residents.

http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/53725

Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 23, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Three years of torture from Iberdrola to the towns of Grafton and Windham, Vermont

same bad actors, same playbook, same abuse of New England rural residents.....

Iberdrola discusses potential turbines at public information meetings

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 23, 2015 at 9:19am — 2 Comments

State wildlife officials oppose Hancock County Turbine Project !!!

move over Sun Edison.....

State wildlife officials oppose Hancock County turbine project

Turbines on Heifer Hill that are part of the Bull Hill Wind Project put up by First Wind in Township 16 in Hancock County.
Gabor Degre | BDN
Turbines on Heifer…
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 19, 2015 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

Portland Phoenix revisits Angus King's Record Hill Wind Project controversy

The King wind saga: When Record Hill hit Capitol Hill

Author:David Carkhuff

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 17, 2015 at 5:28pm — 10 Comments

Renewables as a moral obligation ..and a bonus for investors.

WASHINGTON — Vice President Biden told a group of investors at the White House Tuesday that clean energy is a moral and national security issue -- but also makes economic sense.

In his first public remarks since the funeral of his son Beau Biden, the vice president addressed the White House Clean Energy Investment Summit, rallying charitable groups and large investors to commit $4 billion toward clean energy technologies...

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 16, 2015 at 6:03pm — 6 Comments

WHY THE MAINE LEGISLATURE HAS THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT AND DUTY TO ASK FOR A MORATORIUM ON WIND PROJECTS.

On page 15 of the " Report of The Governor's Task force on wind power development" one can read the following paragraph;

  

Confusion over the benefits of wind power development. Wind power displaces

electricity generated from fossil fuels and reduces emissions of atmospheric greenhouse

gases and a variety of other pollutants (SOx, NOx, mercury,…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 8, 2015 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Ever wondered what to say when the proponents of wind power in Maine evoke the need to reduce CO2 emissions ?

Read the following graph  and then try to figure out  why  John Baldacci wanted to make Maine a LEADER in wind power development in 2008. 

Rankings: Total Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2012

(million metric tons)

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 6, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

If you ever wondered whether your activism for sensible energy policies had any effect, just read the following .

The following action was taken at the 2015 May conference of the AWEA in order to fight what they see as the wind power opponents :

Become a Power of Wind Industry Member

We’re already seeing it — wind energy has the power to create cleaner air, more jobs, and affordable energy for more Americans. But anti-wind groups want to drown out…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 6, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Angus king , your prediction of Maine becoming an uninhabitable land has not happened yet !

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 5, 2015 at 10:00am — 16 Comments

Bruce Williamson 's nomination for PUC commissioner approved in Energy Committee

AUGUSTA, Maine — After delaying a vote for a week, the Legislature’s Energy Committee has approved Tennessee economist and nuclear security expert Bruce Williamson for the state’s Public Utilities Commission.

The committee gave Williamson, who was not present, the greenlight in an 11-2 vote on Thursday afternoon. Sen. Dawn Hill, D-York, and Rep. Dean Rykerson, D-Kittery, were the lone opponents to Williamson’s nomination.

The committee courted controversy for a week after…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 4, 2015 at 4:34pm — 6 Comments

when Littell worries ... we do not !!

The outgoing member of the Public Utilities Commission is concerned that the independent panel is being used as a “political arm” of Republican Gov. Paul LePage to thwart wind power contracts, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Access Act Request....

please read rest of the article at the link below.…

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 3, 2015 at 5:00pm — 2 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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