The company says it would take just 1 percent of its total customers signing up to keep the program alive, but after two years, only 148 customers were enrolled, or about .04 percent.
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Frary: Adventurous Investments
Confident predictions about our energy future may be foolish, but I will make one prediction with absolute certainty. If those thousands of wind-power projects end as rusting derelicts no politician or advocate who supported them will suffer for it; no one will be held accountable. Politically motivated investments are the most risk-free ventures known to…Continue
Ever-changing reality shows that LePage right when it comes to energy
by John Frary
John Frary, of Farmington, is a retired professor.
These are grounds enough for Gov. Paul LePage's criticisms of our…Continue
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Another View: Adding more large-scale hydro would lower bills in Maine
The Press Herald's July 23 editorial, "Our View: Maine can have both hydro and wind power," criticizes the…Continue
It is interesting that after more than a century of damming our rivers for hydropower, we are now restoring these rivers. The removal of the Veazie dam is just one example of the efforts now being made so fish can once again swim upstream to spawn.
More than a century ago, when these dams were…Continue
Mike Bond is a Maine native whose family arrived here in 1698. Although he now lives out of state, he returns to Maine regularly. He has done considerable environmental work in Maine and beyond and would be happy to help us out in keeping these horrible wind projects out of his and our beloved state.
Please read the following document from Mr. Bond entitled "Ten Ways to Kill Big Wind" and heed it well. It is made available in both Word and PDF:…Continue
UPDATE on 7/26/13 - from the UMS website, it would appear that Governor LePage has just extended the terms of two of the three UMS Trustees whose terms expired back in May, when we last reported on this. They are Michelle Hood and Kenin McCarty. (See bios below).
There is still one person whose term expired 5/26/13 who has not yet been replaced, Eleanor M. Baker.
As a result of the two…Continue
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For those who were not on the interested parties list and did not receive DEP's Bowers announcement, here's a link to the draft of the decision document:
Also, the following links to a word…
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Maine residents divided on wind turbines
By RACHEL OHM Morning Sentinel
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|July 20, 2013||
Radio Address: Mainers Should Not be Forced to Pay More on Their Electricity Bill
July 20, 2013
My fellow Mainers, I have two simple questions for you.
Would you like to pay more or less for electricity? Would you like to pay more or less to heat your homes?
Hello, this is Governor Paul…
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AWED (Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions) is officially announcing its new website
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Let's see where all this wind is that supposedly powers all these homes everytime some of the slick wind industry thieves from Massachussetts are persuading legislators and judges to crush Mainers' rights.
Here's how UMPI's turbine has been doing:…Continue
Please see Mr. Diamon's piece here:
In addition to disclosure, it would be nice to see some hard edged reporting.
For example, the MPBN article used the wholly deceptive and tired wind industry claim that "...the project would generate 186 megawatts of electrcity - enough to power as many as 87,000 homes." …Continue