If you're a politician and the late night talk show comics go after you, the end may be near.
Similarly, if you are an electricity generating source (Hint: It doesn't work), and the Simpsons go after you, it can't be good. Well, that's just what they did on TV last night and you can see it whenever you like at:
Added by Long Islander on April 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments
April 23, 2010 at 6:42PM
OK, figure this one out, UMPI's wind turbine under performance is apparently exceeded only by that of the turbine's data reporting. The 554,781 KWH year to date production observable just a few hours ago is now ZERO.
Better data are kept by exercisers recording their workouts at $2 spinning classes than at this $2 MILLION spinning class.…
Added by Long Islander on April 23, 2010 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments
I know this is a free country and public broadcasting relies on corporate underwtiters these days. But that didn't make me any happier when I saw the following company listed as one of their underwiters on their website.…
Added by Long Islander on April 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments
From the March 2010 Fisherman's Voice. Someone just brought this article to my attention.
DEP Questions Fox Island Wind’s Noise Study
by Steve Cartwright
Fox Islands Wind used an unusual and possibly misleading method to calculate what area should be designated a “quiet zone” around its wind turbines, a state environmental official confirmed.
Jim Cassida, director of the Department of Environmental…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 21, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment
George Will has unleashed the following critique of wind in the 4/19/10 Newsweek. It's been on sale / in mailboxes for at least a week, so you may have seen it.
"Meanwhile, America, which pioneered nuclear power, is squandering money on wind power, which provides 1.3 percent of the nation's electricity: it is slurping up $30 billion of tax breaks and other subsidies amounting to $18.82 per megawatt-hour, 25 times as much per megawatt-hour as the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 19, 2010 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments
Added by Long Islander on April 16, 2010 at 1:03pm — 18 Comments
I just looked around the UMPI website and almost 11 months after the commissioning of the $2 million project I still am not able to see the type of basic performance data one would expect accompanying such a large investment.
You can read about the commissioning in the 5/15/09 Bangor Daily News at…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 13, 2010 at 11:30am — 9 Comments
The Sun Journal is running a two part series called "The Economics of Wind". Part 1 runs today, Part 2 tomorrow.
You can find it at
Added by Long Islander on April 11, 2010 at 8:08am — 1 Comment
Mahoosuc Land Trust Accepts Dirty Wind Money
It's a very bad thing when a wind company destroys a mountain top for money. But it is arguably more revolting when an organization whose mission is "To Protect and Conserve Land" for "Unspoiled Scenic Views", celebrates the destruction of a mountain top for money.
Please see the following article where you will read how the Mahoosuc Land Trust did just that.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2010 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments
Maine Voices: An activist discovers that it takes a NIMBY to protect the village
They are the people most willing to defend their territories, families and way of life.
KAREN BESSEY PEASE
When I entered the campaign to save Maine's iconic mountains from development, I had a huge dread: the fear of being seen as a "NIMBY" (Not in my backyard).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Bessey Pease is a…
Added by Long Islander on April 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments
New Study Highlights Challenges Facing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The impacts of wind-energy developments are not limited solely to aesthetic considerations such as undeveloped scenic vistas. These developments often include high-grade access roads in fragile, high-elevation terrain, outbuildings, and transmission lines. They adversely affect soils (e.g., increase erosion or compaction), vegetation (e.g., facilitate the spread of invasive…
Added by Long Islander on April 3, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments
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