NIMBY’s are making more noise than wind turbines
NIMBY’s (Not-In-My-Backyard) around the globe from Germany to Australia, California, New York, and Massachusetts are speaking loudly, and acting, to put a halt to the invasion of noisy wind farms in their backyards. Following numerous reports from Maryland to…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 28, 2020 at 11:30am — 4 Comments
A 72.6-megawatt Hancock County wind energy farm, which twice failed to get developed, is now operating and online.
Fengate Asset Management, a Toronto-based investment firm and the current owner of the Weaver Wind project, made the announcement last week in a news release.
“Fengate is very pleased the Weaver Wind project is operational,” said Greg Calhoun, Fengate's managing director. “This project provides a new source of clean, reliable energy for Maine and is a significant…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 22, 2020 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments
PORTLAND, Maine —
The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report Tuesday raising questions about the creation of offshore wind energy.
Issues raised by the GAO, a nonpartisan federal agency that provides information to Congress, stem from the Jones Act which requires certain commercial ships to be built and registered in the U.S.
The Mills administration says…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 10, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments
A proposal to purchase Maine’s two investor-owned electric utilities and replace them with a state-owned power delivery authority has stalled due to lack of support.
In July, Maine State Rep. Seth Berry (D-Bowdoinham) introduced a bill in the legislature to allow for the state to transition to a consumer-owned utility, but ultimately the bill was amended to instead create a task force to study the issue. The legislation, LD 1646, was approved 8-1 by the committee, but the bill died…Continue
Added by Long Islander on December 8, 2020 at 12:30am — 3 Comments
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