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Click right here and turn your speakers on. These spots are being aired as part of Saving Maine's continuing advertising effort to counter the wind propaganda spewed by the wind industry and their sock puppets at Maine's so called environmental groups who have sold out the people of Maine.…
"Energy intensive industries in particular have lost confidence in the future of Germany as a business location," said Thomas Mayer, a former chief economist at Deutsche Bank who now runs the Cologne-based Flossbach von Storch Research Institute. "I think this is a major issue that will burden German industry for years to come."
"Harnessing wind in Vermont is like “growing bananas” in the state, according to Mark Whitworth, executive director of Energize Vermont, a group opposing large-scale wind. It just does not make sense, he said. Ben Luce is a Lyndon State College professor of physics and natural science who is critical of Vermont’s renewable energy program. He said…Continue
By Tim Cox, BDN Staff Posted Aug. 09, 2014
EXCERPT: While two people did speak in support, most speakers, however, were against the project or raised questions about it. Those who spoke included residents of Pembroke, a mixture of people with long ties to the area, transplanted retirees and summer residents. The objections raised frequently generated applause.…Continue
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First Wind: The Boston based wind developer was eyeing the clean energy bill, with the idea that some of the company’s wind turbines in Maine could piggyback on a new electricity connection to Canada. Now First Wind will have to rely on other ways to get its power into Massachusetts.…Continue
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And what of the economic impact of industrial wind projects and their transmission lines in the Maine woods?
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Fox Islands Wind Neighbors final brief to Maine Law Court
August 6, 2014
The final brief to the Maine Law Court by Fox Islands Wind Neighbors is now available to read, by clicking:
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Energy Editor, 5th August 2014
Fire is the second main cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research at Edinburgh University, Imperial College and Sweden’s SP Technical Research Institute.
Moreover, the findings suggest that incidents of wind turbines catching fire are a problem that is not currently being fully…Continue
They get it from each other,” said Susan Gallo, a wildlife biologist for the Falmouth-based Maine Audubon Society. “They’ve totally crashed. We don’t have huge bat populations in Maine, but … we’ve had places where we’d seen 200 to 300 to 600 bats now down to just a dozen. In some places, those northern long ears are gone. In some places, they’re not…Continue
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Dixfield selectmen approve warrant for town meeting on wind energy moratorium
Since January 2013, the Planning Board has been revising a wind power development ordinance that was approved by voters in 2012. The revised version will be placed before voters at a later date.
During the June 16 board meeting, Selectman Hart Daley said he attended a recent Planning Board meeting at which lawyer Kristen Collins wanted to know why the town doesn't have a…Continue
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