Long Islander's Blog – July 2022 Archive (8)

Is Mass. eyeing Maine onshore wind power for clean energy?

Roy says climate bill opens door to Maine onshore wind purchases

Bruce Mohl Jul 28, 2022

THE CLIMATE AND ENERGY bill sitting on the governor’s desk contains two policy sections that could open the door to clean energy procurements involving onshore wind from Maine and nuclear power from Connecticut, according to one of the key drafters of the legislation.

Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin, the House chair of the Legislature’s Telecommunications, Utilities, and…


Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2022 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Maine AFL-CIO opposes the consumer-owned utility referendum

Maine Public | By Carol Bousquet

Published July 27, 2022 at 5:42 PM EDT

The Maine AFL-CIO is opposing the consumer-owned utility referendum, saying a publicly-owned utility would threaten the rights of workers and create uncertainty for consumers.

Union President Cynthia Phinney said the majority of workers at CMP and Versant do not support the proposal, which could prompt a buyout of the two investor-owned utilities and reclassify union workers as public…


Added by Long Islander on July 28, 2022 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

US launches website with resources on how to respond to extreme temperatures

You can't make this stuff up. Yet one more use of taxpayer money to stoke fear it would seem. What does this cost us? Think about that every time you pass a disabled vet with no place to live. I noticed there…


Added by Long Islander on July 26, 2022 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

CMP will keep access to corridor route if it wins court battles

The developers of a $1 billion hydropower corridor running from the Canadian border through western Maine will be able to keep access to a key permit if they prevail in two court challenges.

The permit over public lands was first granted by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to the New England Clean Energy Connect project but…


Added by Long Islander on July 22, 2022 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

Maine’s environmental policies praised by San Francisco CEO of multibillion-dollar solar company

Well of course you are going to praise buyers of solar nonsense. "An uneducated consumer is your best customer"


by David Marino Jr.

A solar executive of a leading national clean energy company praised Maine’s renewable energy efforts and steps toward fighting climate change during a trip to Portland.

Mary Powell, CEO of Sunrun, a San Francisco-based multibillion-dollar clean energy company, said that Gov. Janet Mills’ climate goals are…


Added by Long Islander on July 20, 2022 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Maine Public - Big batteries are quickly becoming part of Maine's electric grid

Why am I not surprised that this article doesn't touch upon any of the negatives associated with batteries on the grid. Maybe start with what all these new batteries, including all of those in EV's, will do in terms of damaging the environment. Maybe tell me how much it costs and compare that to all the alternatives. Puff pieces are an important part of brainwashing. Me? I do NOT accept the inevitability of an all electric future and am very sick and tired of how one sided are the…


Added by Long Islander on July 19, 2022 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Electricity grid operator expecting more demand and renewables in New England

How about taking a look at Germany before throwing one more cent of good money after bad? Any candidate for office enabling this march of lemmings to the cliff needs to be questioned. It's not like we haven't been warned of the coming costs. Lessons abound.

Credit:  By Mara Hoplamazian | New Hampshire Public Radio | July 6, 2022 |…


Added by Long Islander on July 11, 2022 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Maine sees the future of power transmission, and it won’t always include big new lines

Big batteries and efficiency are chosen as an alternative to a new Brunswick-Topsham power line, thanks to a new law that pushes utilities to explore new ways to assure reliability.



On a scorching summer evening a few years from now, big batteries at locations that might include Bowdoin College or the Topsham Fair Mall could discharge for five hours or so into the area’s electric distribution system. Commercial…


Added by Long Islander on July 7, 2022 at 5:04pm — 7 Comments

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Maine as Third World Country:

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


(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."


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