Long Islander's Blog – September 2023 Archive (17)

Maine PUC: "Aroostook costs would be offset by the projects’ economic and environmental advantages" (PROVE IT!!!!)

September 26, 2023



.....A land-based wind project bringing power from northern Maine to ISO-New England, the region’s grid operator, has been moving ahead of offshore floating wind projects in the regulatory process.

The planned Aroostook Renewable Gateway project will consist of single-circuit and double-circuit 345 kV transmission lines and substations that will deliver 1,200…


Added by Long Islander on September 28, 2023 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

BDN - Aroostook wind megaproject is 1st in Maine to need legislative approval

by Lori Valigra

September 25, 2023


Doug Mulvey and his company, LS Power, wanted to minimize the risk of their multi-billion-dollar bid for a 160-mile transmission line that would bring wind power through Aroostook County and onto the New England grid.

So they asked the Maine Legislature in March to approve the project, and by June they received it. The approval was required…


Added by Long Islander on September 25, 2023 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

John Kerry Acknowledges Need for Nuclear Power as Climate Diplomacy Dominates New York City

By Nathan Worcester


Nathan Worcester covers national politics for The Epoch Times and has also focused on energy and the environment. Nathan has written about everything from fusion energy and ESG to Biden's classified documents and international conservative politics. He lives and works in Chicago.

Kerry's pro-nuclear remarks come as climate-related diplomacy and other climate-themed events overtake New…


Added by Long Islander on September 24, 2023 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Offshore wind — another Dust Bowl in the making?

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule it.”

    - H.L. Mencken

Fred Fastiggi | September 19, 2023

Offshore wind is fraught with risks both known and unknown. This is not the time to bet the ranch

Fred Fastiggi


H.L. Mencken once said, “There is always an easy solution to every problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” He could…


Added by Long Islander on September 22, 2023 at 7:39pm — 1 Comment

State governors seeking federal help for offshore wind industry

By Michael Bates - September 18, 2023 - nawindpower.com ~~

A group of U.S. governors is calling on the Biden administration to help ease the “extraordinary economic challenges” that have combined to threaten not only future offshore wind development, but also the number of projects that are already under way.

In a letter submitted to the White House, the governors of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island say “inflationary pressures,…


Added by Long Islander on September 22, 2023 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Study Claiming Aroostook Wind Corridor Will Save Mainers Money Authored by Maine PUC Commissioner’s Former Employer

By Steve Robinson

September 18, 2023 Updated:September 19, 2023

The sole study purporting to show that a massive $4.9 billion Aroostook County wind power project will benefit Maine ratepayers was paid for by the developers of that project and conducted by the former employer of Maine Public Utilities Commissioner Carolyn “Carrie” Gilbert.

In June, Daymark Energy Advisors, a Worcester,…


Added by Long Islander on September 19, 2023 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Foreign Investors Will Reap 92 Percent of Profits from Aroostook County’s King Pine Wind Power Scheme

by Steve Robinson September 14, 2023

"The Legislature and the MPUC have already selected, approved, and endorsed the project and its developers — all with only a guess as to whether it will raise electricity costs in Maine."


When the 170-turbine 1,000 megawatt King Pine Wind Farm in Aroostook County becomes operational near the end of the decade, the majority of…


Added by Long Islander on September 15, 2023 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

The Biden Administration Misleads Public On Vast Expanses Of Land Needed For 'Net Zero'

By James Varney

September 12, 2023

By James Varney, RealClearInvestigations

September 12, 2023

The Biden administration is misleading the country about the amount of land that will be required to meet its ambitious renewable energy goals,…

Added by Long Islander on September 13, 2023 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

Wind pusher Maine Sierra: Aroostook wind power line good, NECEC hydro power line bad

This is beyond absurd on so many levels.

Dan Neumann September 12, 2023

Not all renewable energy corridors are the same, says Matt Cannon, the state conservation and energy director for Sierra Club Maine, and environmental groups are standing firmly behind the planned Aroostook Renewable Gateway…


Added by Long Islander on September 12, 2023 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Media Balance Newsletter: September 11, 2023

Please read the following articles and many, many more at https://election-integrity.info/Newsletter/2023/Media_Balance_Newsletter-9-11-23.pdf

*** America’s Wind-Turbine Revolution Is Broken

The Danger of the ‘Smart’ Car

*** New Wind Energy Costs Blow the Doors Off Projections

Support for offshore wind sinks as costs soar

*** Electricity from wind…


Added by Long Islander on September 12, 2023 at 12:23am — No Comments

RI fishermen’s board resigns en masse over Biden admin–backed offshore wind farm: ‘Wholesale ocean destruction’

“Rhode Island is supposed to be the Ocean State, not the Windmill State.”

By Josh Christenson | Published Sep. 5, 2023

A plan backed by the Biden administration to OK a string of wind farms off Rhode Island has prompted every member of a fishing regulatory board in the state to resign.

The entire Rhode Island Fisherman’s Advisory Board quit en masse Friday to protest the 84-turbine Sunrise Wind project after the state’s Coastal Resources Management Council…


Added by Long Islander on September 8, 2023 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Liars' lies exposed as wind electricity price increases by 66% - Wake Up

This is just the cost of wind generated electricity. It doesn't address the many other costs. Wind power doesn't happen if so called representatives, regulators, environmental groups and media actually serve the people. Follow the money to the individuals who's pockets are being lined at everyone else's expense

By Mark Harrington | September 4, 2023 | newsday.com

Proposals could increase wind energy costs 27% to…


Added by Long Islander on September 5, 2023 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Send this to your rep in Augusta - Why wind and solar power are running out of juice

By Jonathan Lesser

September 2, 2023


.............In Massachusetts, Avangrid, the developer of the 1,200 MW Commonwealth Wind project paid $48 million to get out of its existing contract to sell power to ratepayers. 

That way, the company can rebid the project next year at an even higher price. 

Close by, the developers of the 1,200 MW SouthCoast Wind Project off Martha’s Vineyard will pay about $60 million to exit their existing…


Added by Long Islander on September 3, 2023 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Jay, Livermore Falls officials seek help to get hydroelectric plants connected to New England grid

Sep 1, 2023



JAY — Town officials are asking Maine’s congressional delegation to look into the delay by ISO New England in approving a request to interconnect four hydroelectric plants in Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls in order to sell electricity to the New England power grid.

ISO New England is an “independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for keeping…


Added by Long Islander on September 3, 2023 at 11:14am — No Comments

Central Maine town in path of proposed Aroostook power corridor approves moratorium on utility lines

This nightmarish intrusion of a monster power line is only "necessary" in order to accommodate the former First Wind crew's totally unnecessary King Pine wind project that, beyond simply being unnecessary is just plain wrong on numerous levels. Take a step back and realize that the government supposedly representing the people is prepared to use totalitarian eminent domain to provide this monstrosity to the insider hucksters set to make countless millions on the useless wind project. Without…


Added by Long Islander on September 3, 2023 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

NRCM-Audubon staffer becomes exec director of Maine Renewable Energy Association

Eliza Donoghue of Brunswick was appointed executive director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association. She has been the director of advocacy and staff attorney for the Maine Audubon, as well as the forests and wildlife policy advocate and outreach coordinator for the Natural Resources Council of Maine.…


Added by Long Islander on September 2, 2023 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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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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