Importantly, with respect to scenic impacts, the proposed rule would allow DEP to apply traditional Site Law standards to a proposed wind power project if DEP determines the project “may result in unreasonable adverse effects.”
Added by Long Islander on July 31, 2016 at 10:23pm — No Comments
The price that electric consumers in Maine and New England pay to make sure there’s enough power to meet future demand will more than double next June and more than triple in June 2018, before easing in 2019..............Tim Schneider, Maine’s Public Advocate, said that consumers need to recognize that the entire country is making a transition from one fleet of power generators to another, and there’s a cost associated with…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 30, 2016 at 6:29am — 1 Comment
One is left to wonder as to why so many different groups, some of them so called "environmental" are all based at the same office suite in Boston. And this may only be a partial list. Are they commonly funded and if so, who is behind them?
Three Supposedly Separate Groups With Same Boston Address Criticize Natural Gas (BDN)
"Natural gas should not be part of the country’s clean energy future…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments
Gov. Paul LePage is absolutely correct that gasoline blended with 15 percent or more ethanol is bad for the consumer and the environment, contrary to what Rick Santorum had to say in his July 18 OpEd.
In my opinion, the most important issue is that it ruins fuel systems and actually corrodes carburetors and fuel injectors. It eats seals and gaskets and is particularly detrimental to small two-cycle motors. The ethanol makes them almost unusable after only a year or two.
Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2016 at 12:00am — 5 Comments
Note that Pierce Atwood is offering to assist (the wind industry presumably in drafting comments and that comments are due August 8. Please be sure to read this and pass it on to all you know. We need to submit every comment we can.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has announced that it is developing a new Site Law rule that will address certain development standards for wind projects. The standards…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2016 at 5:30am — 7 Comments
Beliveau said the battle isn’t over -- “You’ve made a choice, and it’s unfortunate,” he told selectmen. Representing EDP Renewables, attorney Mark E. Beliveau, a partner at Pierce Atwood LLP in Portsmouth, told the selectmen........
Added by Long Islander on July 19, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments
One week to go until July 26 - prepare for the coming fight which will forever affect Maine as we know it.
The projects altogether would add another 2,140 megawatts of wind power capacity in Maine.
That’s about 3.5 times the capacity of Maine wind turbines online in November 2015.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 19, 2016 at 12:35pm — 6 Comments
Connecticut's Process to For Feelgood Wind Power at Mainers' Expense
The following, which was found at the website of Connecticut's Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. (DEEP), discusses their process for soliciting bids from wind power generators, as part of their three state effort with Mass and RI.
"DEEP will ultimately review the responses to all three RFPs, compare the projects against each other, and identify the best mix of…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 16, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments
...Gary Campbell, the president of PPDLW, told me that his group got no help from national environmental groups even though the wind project -- which was being pushed by the now-bankrupt alt-energy outfit, SunEdison -- was to be built adjacent to some of Maine’s most scenic lakes. “Every time we approached Maine Audubon, they slammed the door in our face,” Campbell told me. Campbell’s group fought the project for six years with no paid staff and no attorneys. Their total spending: about…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 15, 2016 at 10:32am — 1 Comment
SunEdison has aroused opposition to wind power in the Greenville area with a proposal for a 26-turbine wind farm on Misery Ridge, near Moosehead Lake. But the project has been mired in uncertainty since April, when SunEdison declared bankruptcy. The company has sold some of its other Maine projects.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 14, 2016 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment
The Pied Piper was a leader as well. So is the first lemming over the cliff. For years we keep seeing stories like this but never an investigative piece on this complete fraud of an industry and the various players benefiting financially - including a large number who instead are supposed to be looking out for you and me.
Where's the story about wind pusher ex-Gov Baldacci who created the laws that created this mess and is now Vice Chair of the second…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 10, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments
...Maine’s greatest resource is our unparalleled scenery — our mountains, lakes, rivers and ocean coastline. Continuing to despoil this birthright to support a misguided energy policy and put big money in the pockets of developers and investors is a travesty that must be stopped.
Added by Long Islander on July 9, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments
“Construction activities began in 2015 and are expected to be completed shortly after this acquisition,” the company said in a news release Monday.
Added by Long Islander on July 6, 2016 at 9:55am — No Comments
SunEdision asking for yet another break?
Court Name: U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the Southern District of New York
Case Number: 16-10992-smb
Party Name: SunEdison, Inc., et al.,
Filing Type: Bankruptcy, Office: 1 Chapter: 11 [Motion, Sell Property Free And Clear of Liens Under Section 363(f) (Fee)]
Date Published: July 01, 2016…
Added by Long Islander on July 4, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments
The governor’s environmental policies are consistently outmoded and self-defeating. A case in point is his irrational opposition to necessary clean energy development like solar and wind.........
Executive Committee chair and vice chair, Sierra Club Maine…Continue
Added by Long Islander on July 3, 2016 at 5:30am — 2 Comments
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