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Bloomberg: Global Energy Crisis Is the First of Many in the Clean-Power Era

How does an article like this not contain the word nuclear?…

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Added by Long Islander on October 9, 2021 at 5:23pm — 4 Comments

Robert Bryce: List Of 317 Wind Rejections Sierra Club Doesn’t Want You To See

A few weeks ago, I ran into a prominent employee of the Sierra Club who declared something to the effect of “we have to quit using coal, oil, and natural gas.” That, of course, is the official dogma of America’s “largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.” The group says it is “…

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Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2021 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: October 4, 2021

Turbine Noise Nuisance Case Uncovers Wind Industry’s Culture of Lies & Deceit

New Documentary: Headwind21

Conservation group backs permanent moratorium on Great Lakes turbines

The List of Wind Energy Rejections the Sierra Club Doesn’t Want You to See

Wind turbine collapses hours before official launch

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Added by Long Islander on October 4, 2021 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

New York says yes to Quebec hydropower as Maine waffles

Quebec wants to sell more of its enormous amounts of hydropower to the Northeast U.S., which wants more renewable energy. The problem is that the electricity has to get from there to here and nobody wants big, ugly power lines near them – “near” being defined as anything you might see on a clear day if you stand on the highest local hilltop.

New Hampshire rejected a gigawatt line because a…

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Added by Long Islander on September 24, 2021 at 2:35pm — 5 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: September 20, 2021

Wind Energy:

Wind turbine nuisance test case starts in Australian Supreme court

Oregon farmers allege violations at wind turbine project

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:

Report: Rise of the Eco-Right

Missouri’s largest wind farm isn’t running at night for fear of killing endangered bats

Wind industry faces its own green dilemma: landfills

EV Battery Fires Won’t Keep Pols from Putting You in…

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Added by Long Islander on September 20, 2021 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Joe Manchin - Please see important comment from Willem Post

Robert Bryce - Get Ready for the Blackouts

Mismanagement and the push for renewables are degrading the reliability of the U.S. electrical grid.

Generac Power Systems, a company that produces home generators and other equipment, announced in July record sales of $920 million during the second quarter, a 68% jump over last year. But what’s good for…

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Added by Long Islander on September 9, 2021 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: September 7, 2021

Wind Energy:

Wind turbine makers struggle to profit from wind energy boom as costs rise



Turbine noise goes on trial

Minnesota Court Rules Natural Gas More Environmentally-Friendly than Solar or Wind



Group files lawsuit against US offshore wind project



Trump adviser involved in Offshore Vineyard Wind opposition

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Added by Long Islander on September 8, 2021 at 11:27am — 6 Comments

Trump adviser involved in Vineyard Wind opposition

By Benjamin Storrow | E&E News | 08/26/2021

The two Nantucket women said they were suing the federal government because they wanted to save the North Atlantic right whale from offshore wind. Then a former member of President Trump’s EPA transition team stepped to the microphone to commend them for their bravery.

“They did it voluntarily,” David Stevenson, the former Trump adviser, said of the women. “They’re not getting anything out of this other than trying to…

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Added by Long Islander on August 29, 2021 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Wind farms get noisier at night, say physicists

Noise from wind farms may be more bothersome at night than it is during the day – and not only for the reasons you might expect.

While it’s true that competing sources of background noise (such as traffic) tend to die down at night, and people are more likely to notice sounds when they’re trying to fall asleep, scientists in Australia have found that physics as well as psychology plays a role in wind-farm-induced sleep disturbances.

According to…

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Added by Long Islander on August 25, 2021 at 12:42pm — 3 Comments

Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket: Group to file lawsuit Wednesday against wind farm

A group of “concerned citizens” say they plan to file a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed at stopping the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind project and others slated to follow.

Nantucket Residents Against Turbines is attempting to first stop Vineyard Wind, which plans to build at least 62 wind turbines 15 miles off the coast of…

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Added by Long Islander on August 25, 2021 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: August 23, 2021

Wind Energy:

Chinese Communist Buys Large Texas Parcel, Alarming Lawmakers



Wind Operator Faces Liability for $Millions in Damages to Noise Victims



Wind delusions pose national security risk…



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Added by Long Islander on August 23, 2021 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Maine considers pulling CMP corridor’s permit after court ruling puts route at risk

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday that it may pull its permit of the $1 billion hydropower corridor through western Maine after a judge’s contested ruling that put the project’s route at risk.

Commissioner Melanie Loyzim told the Central Maine Power Co. affiliate overseeing the corridor’s construction that the department may suspend or revoke its permit after a…

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Added by Long Islander on August 14, 2021 at 10:09am — 4 Comments

Censorship on Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine (Thank you John Droz, Jr.)

Politicians and politics have brought us the monstrous wind turbines and transmission that are proliferating in Maine at the expense of taxpayers, ratepayers and the state's natural beauty. It is not only the wind developers who have lied to us about the efficacy of wind turbines, but also politicians, regulators, environmental groups, academia and the media. Frankly, wind and the current Twilight Zone state of affairs in America today have…

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Added by Long Islander on August 9, 2021 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Maine’s high court turns down bid to split CMP corridor referendum into separate questions

by Jessica Piper July 29, 2021

Updated July 30, 2021

AUGUSTA, Maine — A referendum aiming to take down the Central Maine Power corridor will appear as one question on Maine ballots this fall after the state’s high court rejected an attempt to split it into three separate questions.

Opponents of the CMP corridor project, which aims to connect hydropower from Quebec with New England’s electric grid via a transmission line in western…

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Added by Long Islander on July 31, 2021 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Feds consider compensating fishermen for wind energy effects on harvests

by Fred Bever, Maine Public July 29, 2021

The Mills administration is partnering with a commercial wind energy company, New England Aqua Ventus, to seek a lease of 16-square miles of federal waters south of for a wind farm of up to 12 wind turbines tens of miles south of Bremen, with a goal of researching novel “floating platform” technology and its effects on ecosystems and fisheries.

“It’s positive that the Biden Administration is examining these questions, and we…

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Added by Long Islander on July 31, 2021 at 11:59am — 9 Comments

Media Balance Newsletter -July 25, 2021 (John Droz, Jr.)

Greed Energy Economics:

Are Existing Coal Plants Less Expensive Than New Gas, Wind or Solar?

Americans Finally Waking Up to the Nightmare Cost of Unreliable Wind and Solar

Net zero emissions? That will be $3000 from each of you, every year

Report: Philadelphia’s $24M Electric Bus Fleet in Complete Shambles

Renewable Energy Health and Ecosystem Consequences:

Retired Batteries May Bring ‘Explosive…

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Added by Long Islander on July 25, 2021 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Fight between rival energy companies threatens to delay CMP’s $1 billion energy corridor

CMP parent Avangrid is locked in a bitter dispute with rival NextEra over the upgrading of equipment at the Seabrook nuclear station, without which the 145-mile corridor can’t connect to the New England grid.

By Colin Woodard Staff Writer

A heated dispute between Central Maine Power’s parent company and rival energy giant NextEra is threatening to delay the completion of CMP’s controversial 145-mile transmission corridor.…

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Added by Long Islander on July 23, 2021 at 6:25pm — 4 Comments

Berry Bill Buried - Mills vetoes bill calling for forced buyout of CMP and Versant Power

The governor calls the performance of Maine's electric utilities 'abysmal' but says the bill to form a consumer-owned utility was 'hastily drafted' could create more problems than it solves.

EXCERPTS:

Supporters already have begun laying the groundwork for a separate, statewide referendum on whether to force Central Maine Power and Versant Power to sell their assets to a new Pine Tree Power Co.

The bill’s chief sponsor, Democratic Rep. Seth Berry of…

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Added by Long Islander on July 17, 2021 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Mills' Energy Office Releases Preferred Site For 16-Square Mile Offshore Wind Farm

Updated July 13, 2021 at 12:42 PM EDT

Governor Janet Mills’ energy office has just released its preferred site for a 16-square mile offshore wind farm of up…

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Added by Long Islander on July 13, 2021 at 1:16pm — 15 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: July 12, 2021

Small sampling:

Wind energy in crisis as expansion stalls in Germany

Offshore wind support vessel forced to leave after fishermen protest

New Maine law prohibits offshore wind projects in state waters

Two Australian wind projects fined $1+ million for their role in blackout…

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Added by Long Islander on July 12, 2021 at 10:30am — No 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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