First Wind's lead attorney Juliet Brown:
"The industry has some very vocal opponents who are well funded, who are very ideological, and who are motivated to show up at public hearings and legislative hearings, and that tends to be the noise that you hear," Brown says.
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Let us see if we understand this correctly -- Maine Audubon acknowledges that bat colonies in Maine have been decimated and this has put human health at risk. Yet after suggesting in 2011 putting restrictions on industrial wind with regard to bat endangerment, in December 2013, Maine Audubon essentially green lighted industrial wind sprawl in Maine.
June 29, 2014…
Clifton votes July 1 on reconstruction by the planning board of the land use ordinance. I urge voters to “just say no” to the proposed changes.
Having worked on the land use ordinance from 2005 to 2010, I am concerned that these drastic changes are for the worse. The ordinance gives many powers and responsibilities. I question the wisdom of putting so much trust in the current board. Its proposed new ordinance “fix” is seriously…Continue
Please note that Conservation Law Foundation Ventures makes money from industrial wind, such as the developer that is trying to put tax dollar-harvesting mammoth wind turbines all over Aroostook County. See:
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Clearly, the time has come for solar and wind to compete on their own with coal and nuclear power, without state mandates or subsidies. Ohio…
Canary in a coal mine: oxygen too low for developers
June 26, 2014
INDUSTRY ADDICTED TO HIGH SUBSIDIES PREPARES TO PAY PRICE…
On July 1 the residents of Clifton will be voting to modify their wind power ordinance, reportedly to…Continue
Dune Shores Tourism Association president Matthew Jelley told CBC News on Tuesday the province needs to be careful about where it allows wind turbines to go.
"For most visitors it's the primary reason, is viewscapes," said Jelley.
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BDN: New Maine environmental group launches anti-wind power ad campaignContinue
First Wind sees setbacks in Maine
| GLOBE STAFF JUNE 21, 2014
First Wind Holdings Inc., a …Continue
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LePage touts energy efficient heat source at Blaine House
The governor is installing 22 ductless pumps as the new technology gains steam.Continue
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Gov. John Kasich has signed a measure that makes Ohio the first state to weaken its renewable energy standards, following a long and sometimes bitter debate that has put the state in a national spotlight. …Continue
Friday, June 13, 2014
Hawaii wind player gets comeuppance in Maine
SPECIAL REPORT: VERMONT SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF CRUCIAL ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND DEMAND
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Maine will use less electricity in 2023 than today, forecast says
BY TUX TURKEL STAFF WRITER…Continue
EPA wants Maine power plants to cut emissions 13.5 percent by 2030
In a statement, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — the union that represents workers at Bath Iron Works, FairPoint Communications and elsewhere — expressed concern the new regulations could reduce the country’s overall electricity production capacity and could negatively affect jobs and…Continue