Long Islander's Blog – March 2014 Archive (37)

Peter Schweizer: 'THE ECONOMIST' MISSES THE POINT ON CRONY CAPITALISM

'THE ECONOMIST' MISSES THE POINT ON CRONY CAPITALISM

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Added by Long Islander on March 18, 2014 at 12:56am — No Comments

BDN - What you need to know about electricity pricing

Perhaps this consumer organization needs to probe the fraud that is wind power.

What you need to know about electricity pricing

Posted March 16, 2014, at 9:13 a.m.

Consumer Forum is a collaboration of the Bangor Daily News and…

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Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2014 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

House panel subpoenas Obama administration over wind farm eagle deaths

House panel subpoenas Obama administration over wind farm eagle deaths

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The House Natural Resources Committee issued the subpoena Tuesday as part of a 10-month investigation into the enforcement policies and practices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Justice Department, a news release said.

An Associated Press investigation exposed how the Obama administration was failing to enforce the law for wind power, even as it…

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Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

MST - Clyde MacDonald: Wind power carbon offsets do nothing to curb polluters

Every wind turbine contributes to global warming, so thanks to all those politicians who have given us our expensive, mountain-destroying, unreliable wind power.

http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/Letter_to_the_editor__Green_power_carbon_offsets_do_nothing_to_curb_polluters.html

Added by Long Islander on March 16, 2014 at 12:16am — 2 Comments

Two Years After This Article and How is Maine Doing?

What else still needs to be done?

F’ in national study means Maine ‘ripe’ for corruption

By NAOMI SCHALIT, LANCE TAPLEY AND JOHN CHRISTIE
March 19, 2012 © Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

Maine has earned an “F” from a national organization’s first-in-the-nation assessment…

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Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

BDN - Judge chastises Maine DEP commissioner in overturning Vinalhaven wind power decree

Judge chastises Maine DEP commissioner in overturning Vinalhaven wind power decree

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Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

PPH - CMP wants Mainers who feed grid with solar, wind to pay more

CMP wants Mainers who feed grid with solar, wind to pay more

And of course this Spanish company (with heavy backers from the Middle East) already nailed ratepayers for a $1.5 BILLION transmission upgrade, needed solely for its fellow wind "farmers". Iberdola (CMP) is one of the world's largest developers of wind projects. And only a few years ago it received enormous ARRA stimulus funds, including those for its so called "smart meters" in guinea pig state Maine.

TAKE,…

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Added by Long Islander on March 11, 2014 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

NH Spruce Ridge: Portuguese firm's wind-speed tower request creates concern

 

March 10. 2014 2:50PM

Portuguese firm's wind-speed tower request creates concern…

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Added by Long Islander on March 10, 2014 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Maine Sunday Telegram - UMaine faces offshore wind rival for federal funding

UMaine faces offshore wind rival for federal funding

The university-led venture competes with a former partner for millions of dollars and a leg up in an emerging industry.

By Tux Turkel tturkel@pressherald.com

Staff Writer…

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Added by Long Islander on March 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Maine Gov's Bill Would Change State's Windpower Goals

Maine Gov's Bill Would Change State's Windpower Goals

03/06/2014   Reported By: Jennifer Mitchell

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But worse, he says, is that even if the state manages to make that 2,000-megawatt goal in the next…

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Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2014 at 6:47pm — 12 Comments

MPBN - Court Casts Doubt on First Wind, Emera Joint Venture

Court Casts Doubt on First Wind, Emera Joint Venture
03/05/2014   Reported By: Patty B. Wight

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Added by Long Islander on March 6, 2014 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

First Wind announced Emera deal despite risk posed by legal appeal

An oldie and a goodie that now looks like a greatee.

Energy firms announced deal despite risk posed by legal appeal

Less than two weeks ago, a Canadian energy company and a major wind power developer with turbines in Maine …

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Added by Long Islander on March 5, 2014 at 1:13am — 1 Comment

Much Clearer Map of Big Brother Tracking the Maine Anti-Wind Resistance

Update, Monday, Mar 3 at 4PM:

See the map at:

https://www.wind-watch.org/alerts/2014/02/28/wind2050-multidisciplinary-study-on-local-acceptance-and-development-of-wind-power-projects/

The following links shows a map of wind opposition groups in several countries including the U.S., the UK, Denmark, Sweden…

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Added by Long Islander on March 3, 2014 at 7:30pm — 6 Comments

Study Confirms Action Needed to Reduce Maine's High Electricity Prices

Gee, I guess wind power is just not in the cards when it comes to reducing energy prices. Great for reducing property values and those pesky tourists though.

An article on this in the Portland Press-Herald can be read at:…

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Added by Long Islander on March 3, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

PPH - Governor LePage wants to get rid of state’s wind-power goals

LePage wants to get rid of state’s wind-power goals

A bill introduced by the governor recently would do away with Maine’s megawatt targets.

A bill recently introduced by the governor would do away with the megawatt targets and replace them with goals to expand economic opportunities and lower electricity prices. Wind proponents call it an attack on renewable energy, but LePage’s administration says it will spark a conversation about how the state can bolster…

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Added by Long Islander on March 3, 2014 at 4:30am — 16 Comments

Robert Bryce U.S. Senate Testimony: Killing wildlife In the name of climate change

Robert Bryce U.S. Senate Testimony: Killing wildlife In the name of climate change

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Added by Long Islander on March 2, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

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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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