MaineHiker's Blog (22)

‘A big bird kill’



Credit:  By Paul Schliesmann, Kingston Whig-Standard | www.thewhig.com 24 August 2012 ~~ http://www.wind-watch.org/news/2012/08/27/a-big-bird-kill/

An estimated 12 million migratory birds will be put at risk if two large offshore wind turbine projects are built in Lake Ontario, according to a report released…

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Added by MaineHiker on August 28, 2012 at 8:47am — No Comments

Lots of questionb

filed:  August 14, 2012 • Pennsylvania

State police investigating shooting at Mehoopany Wind Farm site  

Credit:  By Denis J. O'Malley…

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Added by MaineHiker on August 18, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

First Wind Changes Name

Monday | June 18, 2012

First Wind, Emera close joint venture deal

Massachusetts-based First Wind Holdings and Nova Scotia-based Emera Inc. have closed a $361 million deal to jointly own and operate wind energy projects in the Northeast through a new company called Northeast Wind Partners.

Added by MaineHiker on June 18, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Wind energy

I need to ask a question. What evidence is there that industrial turbines take more energy to run than they provide? This is a broad scope question looking for empirically solid answers.

Added by MaineHiker on June 11, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments

NEW LAW WILL STREAMLINE WIND PROJECT PERMITTING IN MAINE

NEW LAW WILL STREAMLINE WIND PROJECT PERMITTING IN MAINE

in News Departments > Policy Watch…

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Added by MaineHiker on May 29, 2012 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Two Big Pennsylvania wind farm projects Canceled

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 16, 2012 3:49 pm

Two big wind development projects on Appalachian ridges in Bedford Counties on Dunning and Evitts mountains (24 turbines) and the Clover Run project in Clearfield counties (40 turbines) have been canceled. Fewer new turbines will be spinning across the nation next year due to the possible end of a federal tax credit program that has driven development.…

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Added by MaineHiker on May 26, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

A cannon on every mountain lawn

I Like the story at http://www.pressherald.com/opinion/letters/portland-says-cannon-is-the-citys_2012-05-25.html

Imagine one of those on the lawns of people in towns being attacked by big-wind. I wouldn't need to be real to make the message.

Added by MaineHiker on May 25, 2012 at 9:44pm — No Comments

The Environmental Implications of Offshore Wind Generation

Please check out the URL below.

2 Companies that are searching for “environmentally friendly” sources of energy should…

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Added by MaineHiker on February 19, 2012 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Roads

After calling and conferring with several road construction engineers,

I learned that to build a roadway that can carry the many tons of an industrial turbine takes quite a process. First you have to clear the area of trees and stumps etc. Next you must dig down until you have reached the “sub grade” level. To that you add up to 14 inches of 4inch crushed rock and compact it. The topping of the road is 1 to 2 inches or so of 1.5…

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Added by MaineHiker on February 10, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

IBERDOLA

How bad is it?

Added by MaineHiker on February 8, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Industrial wind turbines cannot not provide clean energy

The “Clean Energy” bill will not be on the November ballot in Maine in 2012 because the required number of signatures could not be mustered. I believe this happened because most Mainer’s have come to realize that this would not have been a “clean energy” bill at all. Maybe it should have been called the “Wind Industry Initiative” referendum. However that may be, it is clear that the “clean energy…

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Added by MaineHiker on February 7, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

Governor's rhetoric blurs facts on energy efficiency

Governor's rhetoric blurs facts on energy efficiency Fortunat Mueller - co-founder - ReVision Energy - North Yarmouth

In recent news coverage of Gov. Paul LePage's comments at the MEREDA…

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Added by MaineHiker on February 4, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Sounds like you're investing heavily in shame, David Gordon

“During tough economic times, it would normally be prudent to welcome with open arms a business that is looking to invest in the Maine economy. If there is one business that has been investing heavily in the Maine economy in the last four years, it is the wind industry.”

You apparently expect the public to assume you…

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Added by MaineHiker on February 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Clean Energy???

The “Clean Energy” bill will not be on the November ballot in Maine in 2012 because the required number of signatures could not be mustered. I believe this happened because most Mainer’s have come to realize that this would not have been a “clean energy” bill at all. Maybe it should have been called the “Wind Industry Initiative “bill or the “Clean Energy Hoax” bill. However that may be, it is clear that the “clean energy bill” is a complete and misleading misnomer.

Industrial wind…

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Added by MaineHiker on January 31, 2012 at 8:41pm — 1 Comment

Today, David Farmer said, “We can’t predict the future but we do know that investment in efficiency is most cost effective and that’s for homeowners and business,” Farmer said. “That’s an idea that’s…

Today, David Farmer said, “We can’t predict the future but we do know that investment in efficiency is most cost effective and that’s for homeowners and business,” Farmer said. “That’s an idea that’s not going away.”

That is right on, David. Good you noticed. Since Industrial turbines have no efficiency whatsoever,…

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Added by MaineHiker on January 30, 2012 at 8:35pm — No Comments

CO2 Hoax

After a month of dealing with the Dell from Hell that refused to enable JavaScript, I can at last say what I have been chomping at the bit to say. WIND TURBINES DO NOT SEQUESTER CO2! Not one molecule! Tell a big lie, tell it soon, repeat it often, louder and louder and some people who have too much to do to just survive will tend to accept the lie. Carbon credits are pure corruption. Using the fossil fuels to mine the special materials, refine them, manufacture them into a turbine, transport…

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Added by MaineHiker on January 26, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Playing Mother Nature 01/12/12 By: MaineHiker The federal government is proposing to grant a first-of-its-kind permit that would allow the developer of a central Oregon wind-power project (West Butt…

Playing Mother Nature

01/12/12

By: MaineHiker



The federal government is proposing to grant a first-of-its-kind permit that would allow the developer of a central Oregon wind-power project (West Butte Wind Power LLC) to legally kill golden eagles. (1) Like lying to a gullible child, they claim their restriction would be to take no more eagles than are born and thus there would be no net gain or loss of eagles. It’s the first eagle “take permit” application to be received and… Continue

Added by MaineHiker on January 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Speaking of being Out of Touch

I have been without my duo processor 6G Ram, Hewlet Packard 7600 series vista computer for the better part of a week. But, finally was given a 5MHz stone age Gateway XP with all its incompatibilities to work on a comeback. I'd greatly appreciate a run down on the last couple weeks to help me catch up. I feel years left behind. Thanks in advance.

Added by MaineHiker on November 18, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments

COMMENTS FOR THIS PAGE ARE CLOSED!!

Comments for this page are closed!!

 

Yesterday a post called Hot, dry weather leads to increased forest fire risk was posted. One person got to leave a comment and the article was immediately shut down. No further comments could be made. --- As if the article were , ahem, spurious.…

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Added by MaineHiker on October 29, 2011 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

Read it Anyways

Forest fires and wind turbines: The danger no one is talking about

By Clyde MacDonald, Special to the BDN

Posted June 29, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.…

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Added by MaineHiker on October 28, 2011 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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