A project to build dozens of new wind turbines around Washington County was approved by County Commissioners during a public hearing Monday afternoon in Machias.
30 new wind turbines are coming to parts of Washington County.
7 in Columbia, 23 in unorganized territories.
Washington County Downeast Wind says the project will cost about $250 million dollars.
They believe the turbines will benefit the residents of Washington County from job creation to the increased…Continue
“The commission is pleased to make these awards today to support electrification of the transportation sector,” said Philip Bartlett, the PUC’s chairman.
The number of charging stations for electric vehicles in Maine will increase by 120, roughly 50 percent, following action Tuesday by the Public Utilities Commission.
Through a rebate program run by Efficiency Maine Trust, 60 rebates will be provided for…Continue
The governor will travel overseas to meet with developers, including a company turned away from Maine by former Gov. Paul LePage.
Credit: Kevin McCallum | Seven Days | Feb 19, 2020 | www.sevendaysvt.com ~~
A plan to speed up Vermont’s adoption of renewable energy is hitting headwinds over concerns about potentially enormous costs.
Senators seem to support a bill that would require electric utilities to get all of their power from renewable sources by 2030. The state’s renewable energy standard already calls for them to reach 75 percent renewable by…
Are you aware that in the Planning Report No. 90 prepared for the Maine Critical Areas Programs titled “Maine’s Finest Lakes: The Results of the Maine Lakes Study” an area 10 miles east of Bangor that includes the areas surrounding Pisgah Mountain in Clifton is ranked third in the entire state for especially scenic lakes? Regardless of this prestigious designation, there is currently an alarming proposal. A wind turbine project by Silver Maple Wind Energy’s permit was…Continue
Neighboring Bourne residents have complained of ill effects for years.
PLYMOUTH — After years of running into roadblocks, residents who live near Future Generation Wind made some headway Wednesday night when the Plymouth Board of Health unanimously voted to declare the four turbines along Route 25 a nuisance.
“We want to do justice to this and to all the parties involved,” board…Continue
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It's curious that there's no mention in this article that the turbines would be spread out on three sides of the 7,000-plus acre Great Heath the largest peatland in the state and an area the state protects. See earlier post:…Continue
By Lori Valigra, BDN Staff • February 10, 2020 6:00 am
Updated: February 10, 2020 7:27 am
Fossil fuel and nuclear generation companies could lose millions of dollars in revenue annually — or $1.8 billion over 15 years — if Central Maine Power Co.’s hydropower corridor is approved, according to a new study released Monday.
The $1 billion New England Clean Energy Connect project, known as the NECEC, could lower wholesale energy prices paid to companies that generate…Continue
CLIFTON – More than 50 area residents, many of whom own property around Hopkins Pond (which straddles the Hancock and Penobscot County lines north of Mariaville and Otis), ventured to the Clifton town office on Monday evening to voice their displeasure with a proposal to erect five wind turbines on Pisgah Mountain.
“The natural beauty of Hopkins Pond is priceless,” Molly Kealy, who owns property on the pond, told a panel of four Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)…Continue
February 8, 2020
The wind industry claims a virtuous, moral superiority, but the millions of birds and bats that it slaughters each year, no doubt, think otherwise.
If wind power proponents weren’t so arrogant and sanctimonious, the fact that their beloveds slice and dice countless birds and bats and crush millions of tonnes of beneficial insects each year would probably pass as the natural and justifiable incident of an important power source.
But, starting from the…Continue
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................An estimated 90 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in Maine stem from burning petroleum products, and more than half of that comes from cars and trucks. And as of last year, less than 1 percent of the 1.3 million vehicles registered in Maine were all-electric vehicles, or EVs.
There are many reasons. Even with government incentives, EVs cost more than comparable gas-powered cars. Drivers have lingering concerns about running out of battery charge, so-called range…Continue
Eric Brakey on Wind and Solar
On Jan. 30, the University of Maine’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) hosted Eric Brakey, a former Republican Maine state senator that is running for U.S. Congress in Maine’s 2nd District. Brakey’s visit was held as a town hall style meeting in the Donald P. Corbett Building on the Orono campus.
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
FERC Orders PJM to Expand Minimum Offer Price Rule
Another perspective on the important FERC ruling
Intermittent & Unreliable Wind & Solar The Greatest Subsidy Scam In History
The Evolution of Electricity Rates
Wind power in France: a lie and a swindle?
The Left’s Opposition to Mining Threatens Its Green Dream
Iowa cardiologist shares health concerns over wind turbines
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