Patriots Renewables has sent and the DEP has received their application for Woodstock. So far as I can tell, the DEP has not designated it as complete for processing. Once it is designated as complete, people will have 20 days to request a public hearing according to rules. The date of designation as complete fror processing will appear on the DEP website under Spruce Mountain Wind Development. The application documents from Patriots is currently on the DEP site.
Added by Dan McKay on January 31, 2010 at 1:33pm —
One item that caught my attention within the Dixmont wind ordinance relates to "scenic or special resource" In addition to addressing scenic resources of state and national significance, it includes areas of local significance as identified in their comprehensive plan. The intent here is to prohibit development ( i.e. wind farms) from these areas. The ordinance also states setback distances to these areas.
One option a town has power to implement is to adopt stricter rules in regards to… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 25, 2010 at 8:43am —
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Freemont and I just got back from Dr. Aniel's place where we had a 2 hour discussion. I had my reservations concerning the upcoming wind debate in Dixfield. It looks like the Doctor is going to be substantially outnumbered by the opposition and I wondered if he was up to the task. I can assure you he is prepared and I am certain this will be a big win for us. Our support by attending is important. I will be… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 24, 2010 at 9:08am —
Having reviewed the Dixmont Wind Ordinance, I am particularly curious with their decommissioning and site restoration plan:
(1) The plan shall provide for the removal from the Project Parcels, and lawful disposal or disposition of, all Wind Turbines and other structures, hazardous materials, electrical facilities, and all foundations. The plan shall provide for the removal of all access roads. The plan shall provide for the restoration of the Project Parcels to a condition similar to that… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 23, 2010 at 8:21pm —
From NBC's Ali Weinberg
Even as major climate change legislation moves through Congress, fewer voters believe global warming is a very serious problem -- or even think there is solid evidence of it -- a new Pew Research survey finds. And action on the environment has slipped even further down voters' lists of policy priorities for the president, although a majority would not oppose regulations limiting carbon emissions.
According to the poll, 35% of respondents said global… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 23, 2010 at 11:36am —
If your town is preparing to bring in an acoustic engineer to discuss wind turbine noise. There are two that have previously made such presentations:
Ken Kaliski of Vermont. Pro- wind, spoke in Oakfield
Robert Rand of Brunswick, our favored man, spoke in Dixmont
Added by Dan McKay on January 18, 2010 at 9:54am —
Alas, the slick tricks of politics. There’s no place else like the isolated world of government, where a simple proposition becomes warped into the absurd.
The proposition asked: Do you want wind farms upon the mountaintops in your town ? How many of us are expecting our day to vote on this is forthcoming ?
Well, the day of decision is coming, but I challenge you to understand what you’re being asked to vote on, or to even know if you are voting for or against wind farms.
A wind… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 17, 2010 at 6:28pm —
SP 582, LD 1504 An Act To Require That Expedited Wind Energy Development Projects Provide a Tangible Benefit to Maine Ratepayers in the Form of Discounts to Future Electric Rat... Jan 19, 2010, 0100PM Cross Office Building, Room 211 public hearing
SP0582, LD 1504, item 1, 124th Maine State Legislature
An Act To Require That Expedited Wind Energy Development Projects Provide a
Tangible Benefit to Maine Ratepayers in the Form of Discounts to Future Electric… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 10, 2010 at 9:33am —
I have a number of copies of dvd format containing the proceedings of the wind forum which took place in Dixfield, November 6 2009. Speakers included Steve Thurston, Dr. Albert Aniel, Tom Powell and Tom Carroll of Patriots Renewables. This is a good resource of information. Anyone near Dixfield who is interesting in borrowing a copy can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will either deliver or send it to you.
I would also commend everyone who is a member of the Citizen's Task Force on… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 9, 2010 at 2:47pm —
Some statements speak for themselves: “Hydro-Quebec’s move last month to boost its power exports to the United States by acquiring New Brunswick Power’s transmission lines has raised eyebrows in New England, where renewable energy ventures would face stiff completion from low-cost hydro generated north of the border. “
“ Immediately after the acquisition was unveiled, Angie O’Connor, president of the New England Power Generators Association, warned that the deal could harm smaller American… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 3, 2010 at 4:45pm —
Hydro-Quebec’s move last month to boost its power exports to the United States by acquiring New Brunswick Power’s transmission lines has raised eyebrows in New England, where renewable energy ventures would face stiff competition from low-cost hydro generated north of the border.
Immediately after the acquisition was unveiled, Angie O’Connor, president of the New England Power Generators Association, warned that the deal could… Continue
Added by Dan McKay on January 2, 2010 at 12:02pm —