The Sun Journal is running a two part series called "The Economics of Wind". Part 1 runs today, Part 2 tomorrow.
You can find it at
Mahoosuc Land Trust Accepts Dirty Wind Money
It's a very bad thing when a wind company destroys a mountain top for money. But it is arguably more revolting when an organization whose mission is "To Protect and Conserve Land" for "Unspoiled Scenic Views", celebrates the destruction of a mountain top for money.
Please see the following article where you will read how the Mahoosuc Land Trust did just that.…Continue
Maine Voices: An activist discovers that it takes a NIMBY to protect the village
They are the people most willing to defend their territories, families and way of life.
KAREN BESSEY PEASE
When I entered the campaign to save Maine's iconic mountains from development, I had a huge dread: the fear of being seen as a "NIMBY" (Not in my backyard).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karen Bessey Pease is a…
New Study Highlights Challenges Facing the Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The impacts of wind-energy developments are not limited solely to aesthetic considerations such as undeveloped scenic vistas. These developments often include high-grade access roads in fragile, high-elevation terrain, outbuildings, and transmission lines. They adversely affect soils (e.g., increase erosion or compaction), vegetation (e.g., facilitate the spread of invasive…
Added by Long Islander on April 3, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments
Don't worry about the fact that ocean wind will be many times more expensive on your electric bills. Don't worry at all. It is for our own good according to Ocean Energy Task Force member and Utilities Committee Co-Chair Barry…Continue
I use the term "drive by" because there is no online forum to fire back with a comment. The author uses the term "anti-wind activists", but wasn't he the activist who created the problem on Vinalhaven in the first place?
The article is here:…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments
I came across an OETF presentation and was struck by the following slide that says "NIMFY IS PREVENTABLE". I believe the presentation is from early 2009.
NIMFY of course is the saltwater coastal version of its inland acronymn cousin, NIMBY. I'm sure the folks in places…Continue
I'm not sure about this, but it sounds as though the town council in Fort Kent may not be looking out for its citizens who wanted an alternative wind ordinance on the ballot. The name of the citizens group is: Citizens for Responsible Wind Development, or CROWD
Rushing to the defense of the town council is Town Manger, Don Guimond.
A petition to place the alternative ordinance was presented to the Fort Kent Town Council by Councilor Joel Desjardins at its…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 19, 2010 at 11:58pm — No Comments
If we are one thing, we are a diverse group - a federation of busy lives moving in every direction, but intersecting at a locus that repels those who would wish to take something away from us.
The following is from an article in the NY Times about author Carolyn Chute and her husband Michael. If someone knows Ms. Chute, please send out a call for help. The pen can beat back the turbine and help chase the interloping thieves off the land.…Continue
Below is the link to an archive of 560 WGAN's radio interview with J. Dwight on wind power on 3/13/10.…Continue
Added by Long Islander on March 14, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments
With all the news on Congressman Eric Massa's resignation, I started googling and came across the letter below.
Massa has said on the news in the last 24 hours that some powerful forces in Washington, D.C. set him up and pushed him out.
From our vantage point, we know that he was a true thorn in the side of First Wind. First Wind is essentially half owned by hedge fund D.E. Shaw which paid National Economic Director Larry Summers $5.2 million…Continue
“[Movie] sound engineers deliberately include loud noises well below the lowest frequencies that can be detected by our hearing system (20 Hertz) because, although we cannot hear such sounds directly, our body actually feels them. Studios apparently insist that theaters playing big-bang films be equipped with Dolby-type sub-woofers that can generate frequencies well below 20 Hz.…Continue
Yesterday, each of our U.S. Senators issued a press release about a bill they have introduced called the Deepwater Offshore Wind Incentive Act which would provide a tax incentive of 3.04 cents per kilowatt production tax credit for the first 6,000 Megawatts of Deepwater Offshore Wind Production in the United States.…Continue
This is a very important piece and is also posted in the NewsShare section of this website:
Added by Long Islander on February 28, 2010 at 9:08am — No Comments
Maine Economic Growth Council cites energy costs as an obstacle to Maine’s economic growth…Continue
In a unanimous vote today, the six person Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices said Rep. Jon Hinck, D-Portland, co-chairman of the legislative committee that deals with energy issues, does not have a conflict of interest in voting on legislation regarding wind power by virtue of the fact his wife, Juliet Browne, represents several wind power developers at the Verrill Dana law firm in Portland.
Here is information about…Continue
This long awaited section is brand new to the UMPI website (2/24/10) http://www.umpi.edu/wind
Although the $ 2 million turbine was commissioned nine months ago (see May 15, 2009 Bangor Daily News
Added by Long Islander on February 23, 2010 at 9:10pm — No Comments
You can read the whole Angus King opinion piece that was in today's Maine Sunday Telegram here:
In the piece, Mr. King names four "myths" and proceeds to debunk them. What is truly scary is that he presumably has people who could have helped him with this, yet his debunking is frankly an…Continue
For immediate release, February 9, 2010
Legislators decline to protect Mainers
from health impact of wind turbines