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Unpopular “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” May Face More Roadblocks

By Seamus Othot

February 21, 2024

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Maine’s Committee on Energy Utilities and Technology (EUT) held a public hearing on Tuesday on a bill which could strike another blow against the controversial Aroostook Renewable Energy Gateway.

[RELATED: The Heavily Criticized “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” Suffers Another Setback…]

“The opposition of this transmission line was not specific to any political party. It is a bipartisan issue,…

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Added by Long Islander on February 22, 2024 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Organizers stand against building offshore wind port at Sears Island

By Marleigha Clipston

Published: Feb. 21, 2024 at 8:33 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Alliance for Sears Island and their allies gathered in Belfast today to stand against the decision to build an offshore wind port at Sears Island

Governor Mills announced the location Tuesday.

The Alliance believes the state should have offshore wind power, but the port should be at a different location

They say Mack Point would be a better site and just as many…

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Added by Long Islander on February 22, 2024 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Sears Island selected as preferred site for offshore wind power port

Maine Public | By Susan Sharon

Published February 20, 2024 at 1:26 PM EST

Gov. Janet Mills at a press conference announcing Sears Island as the preferred site for an offshore wind port on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024.
Nicole Ogrysko/Maine Public file
Members of a state working group tasked with finding a suitable port to serve the offshore wind industry toured Sears Island in Nov. 2022. Later, they toured the port of Mack Point, visible in…
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Added by Long Islander on February 20, 2024 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

A new report says more investment in New England's grid is needed for a clean energy future

Maine Public | By Robbie Feinberg

Published February 20, 2024 at 6:45 AM EST

A new report says that the region will need to make substantial investment in its electrical grid, as Maine and New England embrace wind, solar and technologies such as EV's and heat pumps.

The study,…

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Added by Long Islander on February 20, 2024 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

New Robert Bryce Documentary: "This Is A Date With Disaster": Pulling The Plug on America’s Electrical 'Life Support System'

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 - 06:30 AM

Authored by Kevin Stocklin via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Electricity is among the most essential sources of America’s unparalleled prosperity and productivity; it is also the greatest vulnerability.

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Giant wind turbines are powered by strong winds in front of solar panels in Palm Springs, Calif., on March 27, 2013. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The United…

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Added by Long Islander on February 13, 2024 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Press Herald headline zeroes in on anti-EV sentiment among Mainers

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The above headline was published on February 5th. But shortly thereafter, I was unable to find the article. Then it reappeared…

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Added by Long Islander on February 12, 2024 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Vermont: Pro–wind energy lawyer decries NIMBYs, backs Senate bill; Ridgeline wind opponent Annette Smith says bill threatens fundamental rights

By Guy Page on February 6, 2024 • vermontdailychronicle.com ~~

Vermont’s renewable power industry is promoting a Senate bill, now under committee…

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Added by Long Islander on February 12, 2024 at 10:20pm — No Comments

PPH - State regulators asked for opinions on proposal to expand electric vehicle sales. They got 1,700 comments.

Yesterday, 2/5/24, at the very same link where the following article now resides, the Press Herald ran the following headline: "In comments to state regulators, opposition to Maine electric vehicle rule outpaces support 4-1" The article which is now at the same link makes no mention of the 4 to 1 opposition against this asinine mandate. Yesterday's headline, seemingly hastily retracted, spoke to the people's ire. The headline below gives…

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Added by Long Islander on February 6, 2024 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments

PPH - In comments to state regulators, opposition to Maine electric vehicle rule outpaces support 4-1

Unfortunately, at the time of this post (late Monday night), I could not find the original article that I saw earlier this evening in the Press Herald.…

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Added by Long Islander on February 5, 2024 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

Electric Vehicle Mandate Slated for March Hearing as Mills Touts EV Charger Investments

By Libby Palanza

February 5, 2024

Nearly six months after the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) held its first public hearing on the proposed California-style vehicle emissions standards, a second opportunity for public comment is set to come to a close on Monday, February 5.

The controversial policy will advance through the rulemaking process on the heels of a “State of the State” speech in which Gov. Janet Mills touted taxpayer-funded investments in…

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Added by Long Islander on February 5, 2024 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: February 5, 2024

Please click on the following link to read the following stories and much, much more:

https://election-integrity.info/Newsletter/2024/Media_Balance_Newsletter-2-5-24.pdf

Renewables: an expensive nightmare to nowhere

Experts: Trillions Spent on ‘Climate Change’ Based on Faulty Temperature Data

New study warns of soaring energy…

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Added by Long Islander on February 5, 2024 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Energy storage is growing in Maine, and utilities want to own it. Opponents are pushing back.

Energy storage at grid scale is a complete joke and pick pocketing of taxpayers and ratepayers. Concocting feckless grid scale storage in a futile attempt to compensate for wind's intermittency and unreliability is nothing more than having to tell a second lie to cover the first lie.

This bogus storage is brought to you by the same type of rent seeking huckster guilting you on carbon for drinking coffee or exhaling - all for the sake of "the planet". But they…

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Added by Long Islander on January 29, 2024 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

As Mainers use more electricity, plans for a new grid ramp up

Posted

January 22

Stephen Singer

Press Herald

Mainers are increasingly using heat pumps, driving electric vehicles and switching to electric equipment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the growing demand will test the state’s power grid.

Planning to update Maine’s vast electrical infrastructure has begun – the Maine Public Utilities Commission held two work sessions last week after soliciting comments from utilities and other stakeholders –…

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Added by Long Islander on January 25, 2024 at 11:08pm — 5 Comments

Bill to halt natural gas expansion in Maine prompts energy and climate debate

Maine Public | By Kevin Miller

Published January 23, 2024 at 8:45 PM EST

A bill that seeks to slow down expansion of natural gas infrastructure in Maine has sparked a robust debate over the energy and climate policy within the State House.

Environmentalists insist the bill is a critical step toward a cleaner future but that the measure would not affect existing natural gas customers. But in the latest example of partisan divides over energy policy, Republicans…

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Added by Long Islander on January 25, 2024 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Rural Mainers Urge Ban on Seizing Private Land Via Eminent Domain for Wind Project Backed by Foreign Asset Funds

By Seamus Othot

January 24, 2024

Mainers appeared in Augusta on Wednesday to defend their right to private property during a public hearing on a bill which would prevent the state from forcibly seizing private land for the construction of a high-power transmission line.

The controversial transmission…

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Added by Long Islander on January 24, 2024 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Maine lawmakers try to find a way to restart the Aroostook wind project

by Billy Kobin

January 8, 2024

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The latest hiccup for a major Maine energy project came when regulators pumped the brakes last month on a proposed transmission line between a new Aroostook County wind and the New England power grid.

Policymakers still want the project to succeed, and the Maine Public Utilities Commission is set to seek new bids later this year. But they also want to avoid a repeat of the cost debacle that derailed the…

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Added by Long Islander on January 10, 2024 at 8:36am — 2 Comments

Construction of 13,210 acre wind turbine project for Downeast Wind is underway / Jonesport moratorium

By RJ Heller

December 28, 2023

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Washington County is closer to seeing 30 wind turbines erected by Apex Clean Energy. The Virginia based company through its subsidiary Downeast Wind began the process in 2015.

According to Apex Senior Community Relations Manager Natasha Montague, the construction phase is under way. The company received state approval in 2022 after an examination of its permit application by Maine Department of…

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Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2023 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Letter to PPH: EV questions that need to be answered before this is our only choice

I would love to have someone explain how they plan to charge their electric vehicles when the power is out.

Here are some questions that need to be answered before this is our only choice:

• Our electric grid cannot handle the need for power now, so how could it possibly supply it for everyone’s EV?

• What are these batteries made of and how do we properly dispose of them?

• If the battery life is just five-to-seven years, and they are expensive, how can retirees replace…

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Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2023 at 11:18am — No Comments

"Blown Away: The People Vs Wind Power" A Tucker Carlson Film

1,331 views Dec 21, 2023 #TuckerCarlson…
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Added by Long Islander on December 24, 2023 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

The Heavily Criticized “Aroostook Renewable Gateway” Suffers Another Setback

By Seamus Othot

December 23, 2023

Updated:December 23, 2023

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) has been forced to delay development of the Aroostook Renewable Energy Gateway because the developers cannot work for the agreed upon price.

“LS Power made clear in its submission that it can no longer hold to its price, though nowhere in its brief or proposed transmission agreement did LS power indicate what the new price would need to be,” said…

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Added by Long Islander on December 23, 2023 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

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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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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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