It was never about global warming. Global warming simply provided cover for developers, corrupt politicians and so called environmental groups to line their pockets. The mainstream media know this, but most are part of the problem.
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Added by Long Islander on October 29, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments
It appears that at least two persons involved with SunEdison (which acquired First Wind) were with Kenetech, a wind company that set aside $300,000 in "mitigation" for so called Maine environmental groups in the 1990's. The two persons are Michael U. Alvarez, SVP Global Operations of SunEdison and Mark Lerdal, Independent Director of TerraForm Power, a SunEdison affiliate.
Apparently both of these fellows worked for Kenetech. Appearing below (in a blue font) is an excerpt from…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 5 Comments
10/27/15 - The complaint is the Top Download for Courthouse News on Tuesday. Lead plaintiff Simon Fraser's securities class action, filed Friday in San Mateo County Superior Court, asserts violations of the Securities Act against TerraForm Global and its parent company SunEdison Inc.
Besides TerraForm and SunEdison, the class action also names TerraForm's CEO, chief financial officer and senior vice president; JPMorgan Securities; Barclays Capital; Citigroup Global Markets;…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 27, 2015 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments
Number Nine Wind Farm, LLC proposes to construct a 119 turbine utility scale wind energy facility with an installed capacity of 250 megawatts in Aroostook County. The turbines are primarily located in T10 R3 WELS; E Township; T9 R3 WELS; T8 R3 WELS; and Saint Croix Township. The applicant is proposing 4 permanent and 4 temporary meteorogical towers, a collector substation in T9 R3 WELS; an Operations and Maintenance building in T9 R3 WELS; access roads; and 34.5…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 26, 2015 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment
Energy Office Director writes a letter which seemingly endorses EDPR's project because it gives $2 million to help Aroostook County with their heating bills. Quite frankly, for a project of this size -- the largest in the state, $2 million is nothing. It thus seems like nothing more than a FACE SAVING MEASURE so that the Governor's Energy Office can break policy which includes opposing wind because …Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 22, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments
Kurt Adams, SunEdison’s senior vice president and a guy I have known and admired for many years, explained, “We have deep roots in Maine, many of us live here and we value the state as a special place that is worthy of protection.” Kurt said SunEdison’s folks “are excited” to be working with conservation and environmental groups “to preserve the state’s open…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 20, 2015 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments
Meanwhile, I believe Portland prohibits wind turbines above 160' high and even lower outside of designated Industrial Zones. I wonder how the pro-wind legislators in Portland are coming down on this issue.
Those opposed to an ordinance protecting city views fear unintended economic impacts. Supporters say it will preserve treasured resources.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Jim Weigand remarks: You can not sit at a table and mitigate for impacts that are being hidden behind a wall of fraud. Yet that is what has taken place. The wind industry along with the USFWS has used rigged research and gag orders to rig the deck.
I was recently told by an industry informant of a great number of eagle deaths coming out of a particular wind farm. I was shown dozens of eagle carcass images found near…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments
Please see the question from Kathy Sherman below.
This financial free-faller somehow recently found $2.75 million to try and buy off Mainers yet they are almost universally despised in Maine, the state where I believe most of their U.S. current and planned wind business is…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 8, 2015 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments
Kurt Adams, a former head of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, is leaving his job as chief development officer at wind developer SunEdison to become chief executive of Summit Utilities, Summit has announced.
.......Adams who chaired the PUC from 2005 to 2008, was previously chief development officer at First Wind, which was acquired last year by a SunEdison subsidiary. First Wind/SunEdison are the largest wind developers in…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 6, 2015 at 9:12am — 6 Comments
It has been a long way up and quick ride down for SunEdison but bad news keeps piling up for the hedge fund hotel even as it dead-cat-bounces again. As the stock bounces, just as it bounced in September after Steve Cohen's Point72 exposed their stake and JPM jumped to the rescue, uncertainty remains extreme. Amid a surge in debt and increasingly negative…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Layoffs at SunEdison as Investors Question the Renewable Energy Developer’s Strategy
Why is a company that has to lay off so many of its workers giving so much money away to so called environmental groups in Maine?
It started off as a normal gathering. People mingled at multiple bars. A house band played on a small stage upstairs. Waiters handed out meat on sticks.
Suddenly, all the…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2015 at 9:30am — 5 Comments
Our thoughts and prayers are with the workers.
What sort of safety problems might be lurking in Sun Edison's (First Wind's) wind turbines throughout Maine?
Added by Long Islander on October 5, 2015 at 9:29am — 2 Comments
Folks near proposed wind farms should know that this topic has been thoroughly researched and the results indicate that home values will not be negatively affected by the arrival of a wind farm.
Charles Baldwin, Development Project Coordinator
Added by Long Islander on October 3, 2015 at 2:30pm — 19 Comments
From the archives -- wasn't First Wind (now Sun Edison) CEO Paul Gaynor some sort of green energy adviser to then Mass Governor Deval Patrick?
Who are these people destroying Maine?
Time is running out for Gov. Deval Patrick’s clean energy bill, and he is starting to sound a little worried about its prospects.
I caught up with him today as he…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments
How that map got drawn is not clear from the official record of the task force’s meetings. That’s because summaries for the last two meetings don’t exist, says task force chair Alec Giffen’s secretary, Rondi Doiron...... Maine Audubon’s Jody Jones described the process as “I want this in, I want this out.” Whatever the process looked and sounded like is lost to the public record because no minutes were taken or recorded.
Much more here:…Continue
Added by Long Islander on October 3, 2015 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments
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