Long Islander's Blog – November 2013 Archive (34)

Surprise: Monhegan Wind Turbines Meets Opposition at Presentation Meeting in Friendship (BDN)

‘I think the whole thing stinks,’ legislator says about UM offshore wind turbine project

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Added by Long Islander on November 12, 2013 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Wind Energy's Production Tax Credit in Crosshairs

Wind Energy's Production Tax Credit in Crosshairs



Davis Swan | Nov 10, 2013

The U.S. government had been "closed for business" while a looming debt ceiling crisis was pending. Now those same lawmakers must decide whether to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). President Obama's official position is that the PTC should be extended indefinitely. Many in Congress…

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Added by Long Islander on November 12, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Maine Audubon - December 4 - Wind Power & Wildlife in Maine

Community Report: Wind Power & Wildlife in Maine

  • Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Gilsland Farm, Greater Portland
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Added by Long Islander on November 11, 2013 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Wind turbines blamed in death of estimated 600,000 bats in 2012 - Appalachian Mtns Hit Hardest

Wind turbines blamed in death of estimated 600,000 bats in 2012



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BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Wind turbines killed at least 600,000 -- and possibly as many as 900,000 -- bats in the United States in 2012, researchers say.

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Added by Long Islander on November 9, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

BDN - Orland voters approve three-turbine wind project

Orland voters approve three-turbine wind project

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Added by Long Islander on November 6, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Iberdrola may lose permit to operate Groton (NH) Wind Farm

http://www.windaction.org/posts/39002-iberdrola-may-lose-permit-to-operate-groton-wind-farm#.UnpcyflQGmE

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Iberdrola may lose permit to operate Groton Wind Farm

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Added by Long Islander on November 6, 2013 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

BDN - UMaine to meet with coastal communities about offshore wind transmission line plans

UMaine to meet with coastal communities about offshore wind transmission line plans

http://bangordailynews.com/2013/11/05/energy/umaine-to-meet-with-coastal-communities-about-offshore-wind-transmission-line-plans/?ref=regionstate

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Added by Long Islander on November 5, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Calvin Luther Martin: How to Fight the Big Wind Onslaught

How to Fight the Big Wind Onslaught 



Calvin Luther Martin, January 2009 





Yesterday I turned 61. I've been fighting the wind bastards well over 4 years. Four years devoted to almost nothing else. Put a big book on hold with Yale Univ. Press for this. In those years I've answered thousands of emails from people around the world. Japan. Cyprus. Norway. Sweden. Czechoslovakia. Australia. New…
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Added by Long Islander on November 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Maine Sunday Telegram: Climate experts say wind and solar cannnot power the world

PITTSBURGH – Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they’re asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.

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Added by Long Islander on November 3, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Talks are underway about a new transmission line across Maine

Talks are underway about a new transmission line across Maine

http://www.pressherald.com/business/Canadian_utility_hints_at_deals_with_U_S__.html

Added by Long Islander on November 2, 2013 at 9:33pm — No Comments

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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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

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

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(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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