Legislative Energy Committee Chair Rep. Mark Dion and Sen. Dawn Hill, both Democrats, are attacking the integrity and independence of LePage PUC appointees Mark Vannoy and Carlisle McLean. They have created a false charge of "crisis of confidence" and it is all centered around the realization that things just might not go their way of protecting the wind industry from scrutiny.
The Governor has stricken fear into the Democrats by nominating an economist with no ties to Maine, Bruce…Continue
As we all know, the Democratic chair of the Maine Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, Rep. Mark Dion of Portland has been carrying out the directives of Maine Democratic leaders to protect the wind industry. With wind cheerleader David Littell being replaced by a LePage nominee, a highly regarded economist named Bruce Williamson, the Democrats fear economic scrutiny of the wind industry will stop the scam rather than promote it as in the past when the PUC was Baldacci…Continue
This is disappointing news from the PUC. Are wind critics' hopes being dashed by LePage appointee Carlisle McLean voting with outgoing wind power cheerleader David Littell to possibly approve the long term contract for useless wind power that threatens to destroy the Highlands near Concord and Lexington Townships? We need lots of comments on this one!
Excerpt: "Maine Public Utilities Commissioners David Littell and Carlisle McLean agreed a deal was near with NextEra and…
The American Bird Conservancy says more than 30,000 of the existing 48,000 turbines are in places that government agencies or nonprofit organizations such as the National Audubon Society describe as having special significance to birds. The article is focused mostly in the upper mid-west and around the Great Lakes, but Maine has raptors and migratory flyways that are already threatened by massive wind turbines. A good example is the Rollins Wind site in Lincoln Lakes, where two nesting…Continue
Added by Brad Blake on May 20, 2015 at 12:03am — No Comments
While I am appalled by the destruction of Maine's natural and scenic resources by the proliferation of the industrial wind scourge, I have always tried to make economic arguments. The article linked here does a good reminder of the reliance of the wind industry on subsidies.
"New data show just how bad a deal wind energy is for taxpayers — and the largesse extends far beyond the PTC. In 2013, wind received almost $6 billion…