Long Islander's Blog – May 2022 Archive (5)

As energy prices rise, thousands of Mainers at risk of losing power

No mention in this article of the natural gas pipelines being blocked. Maine sits remarkably close to massive natural gas deposits, e.g., in PA and NY, but needlessly suffers because new pipelines have been blocked by Massachusetts and New York. Ideology and stupidity are going to get people killed.

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More than 2,000 Maine households have been disconnected over the past month, and tens of thousands more are struggling with past-due…

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Added by Long Islander on May 22, 2022 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

State environmental staffers back power line permit in advance of postponed board meeting

5/17/22

In recommendations to the Board of Environmental Protection, DEP staff rejected most of the arguments from power line critics. A meeting to discuss the appeals has been delayed due to COVID-19 concerns.

By Tux Turkel Staff Writer

Staffers at Maine’s top environmental agency disagree with opponents of a Central Maine Power-backed transmission line project who have argued that the project’s construction permit should…

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Added by Long Islander on May 17, 2022 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Maine Sierra Club: Base for offshore wind development doesn’t belong on Sears Island

Where were these people when interior Maine was being ravaged (and still is) by wind projects?

Joan Saxe and Becky Bartovics are Sierra Club Maine volunteers.

We salute Gov. Janet Mills’ Climate Action Plan to support offshore wind development, promoting a fossil fuel free, renewable energy economy. Gulf of Maine wind resources have a…

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Added by Long Islander on May 6, 2022 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Conservation groups call for federal review of offshore wind impact on Gulf of Maine ecosystems

How about the wind projects that are ruining interior Maine?

Maine Public | By Fred Bever

Published May 3, 2022 at 4:57 PM EDT

A wide coalition of New England conservation groups is calling on federal regulators for a rigorous review of the potential effects of offshore wind-farms on Gulf of Maine ecosystems and fisheries. And they want that effort made before specific wind sites are proposed - which the feds did not do when planning wind-lease areas in southern…

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Added by Long Islander on May 4, 2022 at 4:06pm — 3 Comments

University of Maine System to fully divest from fossil fuel by 2030

Maine Public | By Robbie Feinberg

Published April 29, 2022 at 4:47 PM EDT

The University of Maine System is planning to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2030 — starting with the elimination of all direct fossil fuel holdings by the end of May.

On Thursday, the investment committee for the system's board of trustees…

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Added by Long Islander on May 2, 2022 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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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

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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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