Monique Aniel Thurston's Blog – November 2012 Archive (3)

PTC UPDATE FROM LISA LINOWES

Hi Folks --
Well, the election results were a little disappointing regarding the PTC, but not as bad as you might think.
We didn't win on Tuesday, BUT we didn't lose either!
In fact, the post-election landscape…
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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 9, 2012 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

PASSADUMKEAG WIND PROJECT DENIED BY THE DEP ON CUMULATIVE ADVERSE SCENIC IMPACT : A FIRST IN MAINE

 

IN  THE  SUMMER  OF  2009 , STEVE  THURSTON  AND  I  MET  WITH  JAMES  CASSEDA AND  ANDREW  FISKE, THEN  DEP DECISION  MAKERS  FOR  WIND  PROJECTS , EXPOSING  THE   DEVASTATING SCENIC  EFFECTS   THE 22  RECORD HILL  TURBINES   WOULD  HAVE  ON  THE SCENERY  OF  THE WESTERN  MOUNTAINS .

CASSEDA  TOLD  US THAT LD 2283 PREVENTED  THEM FOR  USING THAT ARGUMENT AS  RECORD HILL  DID NOT  FIT  IN  ANY  EXCEPTION MADE FOR  AREAS  OF STATE  OR  NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE AS  PER  THE …

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Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on November 9, 2012 at 10:30am — 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

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(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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