16 AGs Including Maine's Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers'

When pressed on the effect such investigations and prosecutions will have on free speech, NY AG Schneiderman claimed that climate change dissenters are committing “fraud” and are not protected by the First Amendment.

The coalition of 17 inquisitors are calling themselves “AGs United for Clean Power.” The coalition consists of 15 state attorneys general (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington State), as well as the attorneys general of the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.


I guess the Massachusetts AG's notion of being a "leader in clean energy" is sticking it to Mainers:

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey: In Massachusetts, we’re a leader in clean energy and together we’re taking a thoughtful, aggressive approach to ensuring our planet’s health for generations to come.”


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Comment by Paula D Kelso on April 6, 2016 at 11:11am

Well, Pineo Girl, this whole thing has encouraged the sanctimonious and righteous  to defend the bastions against we ignorant hordes. Here in little old Clifton very few people dare to publicly say negative things about the Pisgah project these days. Early on, the Planning Board chairman's father-in-law went up and down Rebel Hill road (adjacent to the proposed turbine site) and took pictures of people's homes and yards. He then wrote a letter to the selectmen, including prints of the pictures, and complained that these people with none too attractive homes and yards were the very ones complaining about turbines being eyesores. Well, did our elected officials ignore this outrage? Of course not, they voted 5-0 to send the code enforcement officer out to those properties to see if any town codes were being violated. Mine was one of the homes pictured. I asked why, and the man said, oh yours was one of the good ones for comparison. Yeah right. Needless to say, most folks just keep their mouths shut and don't meddle in town business anymore. Not quite on the scale of 16 AG's going after corporations, but it all comes down to intimidation and infringing on our rights to express our opinions. And did I mention the stakes planted on our property with intimidating messages from the anonymous 'Clifton Freedom Fighters' and the Clifton Blaze website vilifying each of us personally. The gloves are off when wind comes to town. As most of you know, this fight isn't for the faint-hearted. And yes, having a lawyer handy isn't a bad idea.

Comment by Marshall Rosenthal on April 6, 2016 at 9:16am

If you read Barbara Durkin's comments, you will see that Ian Bowles, the former energy czar under ex-Gov. Deval Patrick, of Mass., is now CEO of the Mass. Clean Energy Center. This is a quasi-state agency that may make Bowles even more powerful than the present governor, Charlie Baker, Republican. His agency is presiding over the rigged stalling that keeps the situation in Falmouth an open wound, and I believe he will make "good" on his advice to Deval Patrick that Savoy (where I live) should host 100 wind facilities. My own property may be taken, this year, by eminent domain to be used to build a short cut transport route for the MinuteMan Wind Project on West Hill, Savoy. This may be where the line in the sand is drawn in Massachusetts.

Comment by Pineo Girl on April 5, 2016 at 10:25pm

My comments were tongue and cheek (slightly) - It is a very scary thought that this is what it has all come to  - I think it is where it is! Very sad!

Comment by Marshall Rosenthal on April 5, 2016 at 10:13pm

I really don't know, but I wouldn't worry about the ocean water level rising anytime soon. I plan to go down fighting, if I must.

Comment by Pineo Girl on April 5, 2016 at 7:01pm

I've heard they are going to keep gitmo open for the climate deniers - They will leave them all there until the ocean rises enough to drown them all!  Should you and I be worried?  Because we oppose wind energy destroying our mountain ridgelines are we in danger of being indicted?

Comment by Marshall Rosenthal on April 5, 2016 at 4:08pm

Barbara Durkin's information is stunning, amazing! It is an indictment of the entire rotten system that Maura Healey is fronting for. Ms. Healey is threatening to use her power as AG of Massachusetts to silence those who resist the tyranny of the "climate change political agenda", an adjunct of UN Agenda 21. Push has come to shove.

Comment by Paula D Kelso on April 5, 2016 at 2:40pm

And I used to bemoan, back eons ago, like in the '80's, that the country didn't have a coherent energy policy. Well, I guess they taught me not to wish for stuff.

Never have liked Janet Mills.

Comment by Barbara Durkin on April 5, 2016 at 2:27pm

Oh, yes, Maura, whatever happened to FlowWind(s)?

During November of 2013 FloDesign changed their name to Ogin. 

MassCEC then granted a share of $2.3 million to Ogin. 


Since 2010, MassCEC has provided over $2.3 million in matching funds to seven Massachusetts-based ARPA-E awardees, including 1366 Technologies, Ogin, FastCAP, MIT and INFINIUM. Awardees have gone on to raise more than $290 million in additional funding, and hire more than 280 employees.


While Ogin Intellectual Property is listed in the “Official Gazette of the Montenegrin Intellectual Property Office’ 2014/15. http://www.ziscg.me/doc/Glasnik_15.pdf


[Note:  “Montenegrins” Wikipedia:  (Montenegrin and Serbian: Црногорци / Crnogorci, pronounced [tsr̩nǒɡoːrtsi] or [tsr̩noɡǒːrtsi]) are a nation and South Slavic people mainly living in the Balkans, primarily inhabiting Montenegro. Bigger migrant communities exist in Turkey and smaller migrant communities exist in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, and the Republic of Macedonia.]




Ogin Energy Website: http://www.oginenergy.com

Ogin (of Denmark) provides Flo-Design (CEO) Matthew Common’s Email @ FloDesign Wind Turbine FDWT: mcommons@fdwt.com  and provides the company address as: 

Papirfabrikken 28
8600 Silkeborg




Flo-Design CFO Matthew Commons held several positions at Enron. 


Matthew Commons

CFO, FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp
Wind Power Panelist

Matthew Commons is Chief Financial Officer for FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp., which manufactures high efficiency utility-scale shrouded wind turbines. He is responsible for financial management, business development and strategic planning. He has worked with renewable technologies since 2001 in positions at Enron, American Electric Power, LS Power Equity Advisors and The NorthBridge Group. His experience includes development, financing, and power sales agreements for over 500 MW of wind resources.




From Matthew Commons’ Twitter acct-



Matthew Commons @matthew_commons  ·  13 May 2010

FloDesign Wind Turbine Hong Kong Limited is now open for business! Enjoying a beer in Lan Kwai Fong to celebrate.

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Matthew Commons @matthew_commons  ·  11 May 2010

Just received my official name in Chinese characters. The direct translation is "healthy energetic success"!

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MA FloWind Technology (OGIN) is owned by Montenegrin and funded by Americans.

MA 123 Systems Technology was stolen by China and funded by Americans.

MA American Superconductor Technology was stolen by China and funded by Americans.


Comment by Barbara Durkin on April 5, 2016 at 2:20pm

Making it in Massachusetts, Maura, really???


Five months after Leaving Office, Mass Energy Czar launched Rhumb Energy to service the industry his green laws promote from his office at 4 Liberty Square, Boston, MA.  Rhumb Line was founded by Ian Bowles and his former undersecretary PHIL GUIDICE is named MANAGING DIRECTOR.  Bob Keough, who once served as the energy department’s head of public affairs, is listed by Rhumb Energy as “PARTNER” as is Vivek Mothta, former director of energy markets at the state’s Department of Energy Resources. 

Undersecretary of Energy in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Commissioner of the Department of Energy Resources Phil Giudice was also VP with stock options at EnerNOC that was awarded 20% of Massachusetts ARRA total stimulus by $10 million dollar contract, by his own department.

Deerin Babb-Brott served as Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Zone Management and Director of the Office of Coastal Zone Management in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. In that role, he led the development of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, a first-in-the-nation comprehensive state ocean plan that designates wind energy development areas. 

EPSILON Associates has announced: “ Deerin will lead Epsilon’s work on off-shore energy projects and bring his considerable expertise to bear on Epsilon’s active coastal permitting practice.” (4)

UPC First Wind affiliate IVPC builds wind projects that fail to produce wind energy, yet developers continue to collect public subsidies.  Seven IVPC project have been seized during operation, “Gone with the Wind” by Italian Police.

In this context, Paul Gaynor CEO and President of First Wind, Patrick Administration appointed Advisor, is the subject of Hawaii Free Press March 28, 2011 front page article on wind energy fraud titled:  'Hawaii Wind Developer tied to the Largest Ever Asset Seizure in Mafia History'

DeepWater Wind  (Patrick Appointed Advisor) Paul Gaynor is Board of Managers of DeepWater Wind and Chief Executive Officer of First Wind;  Michael Alvarez Board of Managers of DeepWater and President and Chief Financial Officer of First Wind according their Security Enchange Filing “Investment”.

Second Wind   (Patrick appointed Advisor First Wind Paul Gaynor's Vice President Michael Jacobs worked as a sales manager at Second Wind, Inc., and held the position of utility analyst for the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities

Second Wind received a $500,000 loan from the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust to help develop the Triton.” (7.)

Second Wind is partnering with WindPole Ventures-

TPI Composites  Director of TPI Composites is Director of First Wind Patrick Wood III

TPI Composites’ offers a Statement On Award of More than $9 Million In Recovery Act Manufacturing Tax Credits from the Obama Administration. (9.)

With Ian Bowles Serving as Director, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has awarded TPI a $250,000 grant. (9.)

Bigger Government states: 

After all, TPI Composites has also received accolades from Barney Frank, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and President Obama. Iowa companies have received more than $160 million in Department of Energy stimulus grants. How unfortunate that some Republican contenders chose to endorse more of the same instead of taking the opportunity to explain the senselessness of such a system.  One would think that the Iowa Straw Poll would have been the optimal event to explain the free market perspective rather than acquiesce to the demands for more corporate welfare…” (10.)

Mike Cutbirth. Mike was formerly head of Global Finance for Zond Corporation and Enron Wind.  He served 4 years as the first CEO of Clipper Windpower

Wind Turbine Testing Center Executive Director Rahul Yarala is a staffer at the MA Clean Energy Center MassCEC.    Rahul Yarala is the also the former  Director of Engineering at Clipper Windpower, Inc., and among the "Top 5 Officers and Compensation" at the testing center who received approximately $798,937.00 in ARRA Stimulus funding, with Rahul Yarala of MASSCEC collecting $150,000.00.    




Then MA Executive Secretary of Energy and Environment Ian Bowles served as Advisor to FloDesign Wind Turbine Waltham, MA, and Founding Chairman of MassCEC, and as Chairman of the Board for MassCEC.   NOTE THE EXACT SUM PROVIDED TO TWO VERSIONS OF FLO IN TWO DIFFERENT CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS


DUNS Number: 625753553
WILBRAHAM, Massachusetts  01095
Congressional District: 01


FLODESIGN INC received awards from the recipients listed below.

1 Recipient, total funds awarded: $8,325,400




DUNS Number: 929554207
WILBRAHAM, Massachusetts  01095
Congressional District: 05




Total Funds Awarded



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FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.


Small Wind




"Massachusetts is giving $3 million in grants and loans to FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. of Wilbraham to keep the company here after several other states tried to lure it away. In return, FloDesign has promised to relocate its headquarters to Waltham and hire more than 100 people. (Full article


The financial package provided by MassCEC advances three goals Governor Patrick sees as important to expanding the clean energy industry. It will keep an innovative clean energy company right here in Massachusetts, it will help public entities benefit from this advanced renewable energy technology and it will give FloDesign Wind real-world experience to learn from," said Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles, who chairs MassCEC's board of directors.


Comment by Marshall Rosenthal on April 5, 2016 at 2:12pm

This is the line in the sand, Eskutassis.


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


(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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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."


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