But the memorandum of understanding request by local officials — which they earlier refused to disclose and kept secret — was released in detail Thursday only after they cried foul, saying the power company had canceled a meeting to discuss the matter.…Continue
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Does Rep. Janice Cooper not recognize that wherever wind "farms" are built the world over, mammoth new transmission lines must go in? Why are wind transmission lines good but hydro transmission lines bad Ms. Cooper?
While I think Massachusetts should get their electricity without running roughshod on other states, if the hydro line is to go in, I agree that this should be done in a manner that maximizes benefit for Mainers and avoids all possible desecration of Maine's…Continue
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One wonders if former Gov Baldacci will soon be giving the former Public Advocate a call. Maybe it would go something like this:
"Hey Gordon, when CMP parent Avangrid made me their vice chairperson back in December 2015, they figured I'd be able to keep stuff like this from happening. As the former governor, this is really embarrassing. Avangrid…Continue
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Rollins Wind: Turbine lights on Rocky Dundee seen from Upper Pond (Rainer Egle)
Thousands of bats are killed by wind turbines every year because they are drawn to red warning light
The mystery of why more than 80,000 bats are killed by wind turbines in the UK each year may finally have been solved.
Scientists found the winged creatures are naturally drawn to sources of red light…Continue
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Baldacci was elected vice chair of the board of Avangrid, then the nation's second largest wind company, in December 2015 and only now --- for the very first time --- does the Portland Press Herald announce this. Why was this never done before. Baldacci is the creator of the state's horrendous 2008 expedited wind law that makes it near impossible to stop a…Continue
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The family fund of Google’s former executive chairman Eric Schmidt owns 20 percent of hedge fund D.E. Shaw, Deepwater’s corporate parent. Google has advocated for a continent-scale wind installation called the Atlantic Wind Connection project. COMEO/Frederic Legrand
A Mighty Wind
AUGUST 16, 2018
BY | KEVIN…
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Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
A Trove Of New Research Spells Out The Folly Of Renewable Energy
The $2.5 trillion reason we can’t rely on batteries to clean up the grid
What Is The Cost Of Getting To A 100% “Renewable” Electric Grid?
Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid
Legal Power List identifies political risks for wind
NY local representative says wind turbine project has…Continue
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Dot Kelly, a Sierra Club official in Maine, said she would rather see more emphasis on solar, wind and battery-storage technology.................
Jeremy Payne, executive director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association, said it is has “pretty significant concerns” about whether the plan will stymie the growth of new green power producers in Maine by tying up transmission capacity......................
The project “is going to bisect Maine,”…Continue
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It is fair to say, if not for LaBrecque’s work, you would be paying more in energy bills than you are now.
LaBrecque has spent his time in the LePage Administration fighting against the wind and solar lobbies, and for energy policies that protect the environment while lowering your energy bills.
The carbon-mitigation specialist says he’s running…Continue
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Take a look at what is happening in Massachusetts.
Groups like 350.org, founded by an activist named Bill McKibben, “uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all,” according to their website. They don’t mean in the future, when those new technologies might be reliable and profitable - they want it…Continue
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A group of elected officials in Franklin County is not revealing what it has requested from Central Maine Power Co. as compensation for a proposed Canada-to-Massachusetts power line project that will cut through the county...........................In Somerset County, CMP also signed a separate memorandum of understanding with a conservation group for $22 million in mitigation payments that would help boost tourism and recreation.
More at: …Continue
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Update on the CMP / Hydro Quebec Power Line
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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Avangrid's Vice Chairperson, John Baldacci, is of course the person whose completely biased moves in Maine as governor led to Maine's horrendous expedited wind law which makes it near impossible to stop the wind developers from trashing Maine, save for protective local ordinances.
We now need some affirmative action to correct the injustices wrought by this horrible law - wriitten by and for the wind industry with full cooperation from paid…Continue
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Hey Massachusetts - how about some natural gas pipeline into Maine just for starters?
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If you've not done so already, please email a comment to Governor LePage's wind commission. Today, August 15, is the last day.
Governor Seeks Public Input on the Impact of Wind Development on Western and Coastal Maine
Augusta, Maine - Governor Paul R. LePage is seeking input from communities, organizations and citizens of the State of Maine regarding the economic…Continue
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“Bing, that’s the end of that windmill,” Trump said, imitating someone shooting a windmill.
The president pointed…Continue
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The Vermont Sierra Club, 350Vermont and other environmental groups are protesting a New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers conference this week. They oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure and say electricity from large hydro dams or biomass plants should not count as renewable energy............
Becky Bartovics, an organic farmer from the Maine island of North Haven, detailed the environmental cost of the infrastructure needed to transport hydropower…Continue
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On Friday, Eversource appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, seeking a reconsideration of the New Hampshire decision. The lawsuit claims the Site Evaluation Committee didn't follow its own rules. While Northern Pass has all federal and international permits lined up, the lack of state approval has blocked the…Continue
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Buzzards Bay residents plagued night-and-day by four Future Generation wind turbines operating on Mann cranberry bog in South Plymouth have returned to the Bourne Board of Health seeking intervention and relief.
The board, however, says its jurisdiction does not extend across the town line. The board has been legally advised not to consider out-of-town matters already adjudicated by the Barnstable Superior Court.…Continue
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