By Lisa Linowes -- July 10, 2015
“The PTC offsets the high price of wind energy, giving the false impression that wind is competitive with other resources. But with capacity factors under 30%, project operation costs likely exceed the average wholesale price of energy in most areas of the…
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on July 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This news coming from Australia is relevant to Maine as wind power is a worldwide scourge , based on a universal lie and a universal abuse of taxpayers dollars. A decade of proliferations of turbines on our planet has mainly solidified the global False Promise of wind power.
Abbott bans more wind power funding: reportUpdated: 6:26 am, Sunday, 12 July 2015 Please upgrade your Flash Plugin Prime Miniser Tony Abbott has reportedly ordered the $10 billion Clean…Continue
A new organization has been started in MA by Tom Thompson who lives in Scituate , MA where the turbine installed in his town has created a nightmare of noise and shadow flicker for the adjacent residents . Tom has been advocating for appropriate siting for some times while the efforts to demand that the State conducts noise testing have been largely ignored.
I believe that joining Tom in his effort is part of the coalition building we need to develop, as New Englanders , to protect…Continue
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.
Added by Monique Aniel Thurston on June 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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.
move over Sun Edison.....
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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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,…Continue
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.
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…
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…Continue
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....
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This is the mission statement of the PUC:
The PUC’s “mission statement” is, essentially, the statute that created the PUC and which defines its duties and responsibilities – Title 35-A of the Maine statutes. If there is any one…Continue