More lies from the wind industry to try and trump up their base to get more subsidies. The writer talks up the wind industry in the southwest and west and says the East coast is not as well suited for wind. How did Maine get talked in to being the Saudi Arabia of Wind?
AG Janet Mills has thrown a monkey wrench into the decision by the PUC to nix the controversial energy efficiency rule. I hope this will not spill over into the wind decisions.
Added by Eskutassis on July 30, 2015 at 10:16pm — No Comments
The subsidy question just keeps on rolling in DC. It is really important to write to your Senators and Congresspersons and try and explain why this is a big mistake. Use all the facts we have on our side. Read below.
Rep Beth O'Connor has written a brilliant piece about our future. Please read it below.
I certainly hope the recent ruling on Unorganized Territories will take the lead in fighting this next waste of our money and viewshed. A Texas company ruining our land and spending our money in another fruitless endeavor of greed, and sending the energy to Connecticut over lines that have not yet been built (which we will have to pay for). Sigh!…Continue
It is hard to believe that this lady cleared all the hurdles she must have had to clear to get fresh, not processed, farm products to go from Maine to Boston. I see this as a step in the right direction in using wind for a greater cause. …Continue
Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments
For anyone who ever spent time on the islands off Massachusetts and Rhode Island, fishing and enjoying the good life that has long been a playground for the rich and famous, this is a desecration above all. The cost and expense of this folly can NEVER be repaid except for the subsidies given out by the lawmakers in Washington and our State Capitols. No picture taken from hence forth will take away the tears and restore the memories of those trips.…Continue
Added by Eskutassis on July 26, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments
Here is a followup to the post I made earlier in the week. When are we ever going to get a break? It is time to write all our Senators and Congreesspersons (PC) and let them know the real truth. I know we have tried and tried, but this is serious. Another pork filled bill that redistributes our wealth to the already filthy rich. It is both parties. Why can't these guys listen to real science and and economics?…Continue
While the mission of our CTFWP-M is not political, this is a breath of fresh air from a challenger in the 2016 race. It will level the playing field for all competitors and certainly make the Wind sector fold up their tent and go home. There are better alternatives to making electricity especially in Maine. Let them come forward.
Sen Grassley, a Senator who never misses a chance to put Pork on the table, has successfully gotten the Production Tax Credit included for Renewables. The fat cats at Sun/First Wind can continue to line their pockets at our expense. It should be all but a done deal. Email your Senators and Congressmen to try and stop it.
A Texas company but a subsidiary of a Portugal Company, is looking to put a 250 mw wind facility in the County. It would be the largest yet in Maine, and at the end would employ perhaps 16 employees. 250 mw at the going rate of 25% would amount to 65 mw total for an investment of $613 million. That does not include the grid update that the ratepayers have to take care of. Read the article below.…Continue
I am just wondering how John Calvin Stevens' paintings would look with windmills in the background. Bet he would hate the desecration to the environment.
Added by Eskutassis on July 6, 2015 at 10:39pm — No Comments
Sun Edison has gained funding for and is starting the Bingham project. More ridgetops will be devastated for useless profiteering. They make it sound like Maine is getting a GIFT.…Continue
After seeing what Iberdrola has done in Maine, it looks like they are getting a rejection from our neighbors to the south. Why couldn't our PUC have seen through Iberdrola before we got taken?