Angus King: "Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind"

C'mon Angus, how can you look the people of Maine who trusted you straight in the eye and tell them that they are living in the Saudi Arabia of Wind, when you know that this same line is being told to residents of at least 14 other states?

Come-on lines like this appeal to the greed in people in hopes that they drop their guard and suspend the use of common sense. You see the same thing in those emails from Nigeria that tell you they have found millions owed to you and they will transfer them to your bank account if they can just get your bank account information.

We expect this from such seedy sources, but we expect much better from persons who have taken the oath of office.

 
The Gulf of Maine is the Saudi Arabia of Wind - Angus "I guess I stole that line" King  http://www.gmri.org/about/eventsItem.asp?ID=96


North Dakota is the Saudi Arabia of wind. This new project is a significant step forward in our effort to harness that power to boost North Dakota’s energy portfolio and help our nation tap into its own resources,” Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) said. http://www.nationalwind.com/files/M-Power%20press%20release%2092107...

It has been said that Iowa is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy and by looking at a wind chart of the state one would believe that to be true.http://www.hawkeyerec.com/services/renewable_energy.php

“South Dakota is the Saudi Arabia of wind”. “South Dakota could provide 55% (or some
similar number) of the US electricity demand”. http://files.sdwind.org/2007WindEnergyReport.pdf

"PacifiCorp's commitment to more wind power is further evidence that Wyoming is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy," Morley said. http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_0595bfda-3889-5fd3-...

As it turns out, West Texas is the Saudi Arabia of wind power.http://www.houstonpress.com/2001-06-07/news/red-light-green-light/5

Oklahoma is the Saudi Arabia of wind,
anyone who’s been outside can attest to that.”http://www.seic.okstate.edu/owpi/OkWinCharger/WinCharger/Nov_Dec_20...

Sebelius: Kansas 'Saudi Arabia of wind' http://www.topix.com/forum/energy/wind-energy/T71V2CVHT4N17OL03

Even then-Gov. Mike Johanns, speaking at the first Nebraska Wind Energy Forum, expressed his support for wind energy, exclaiming that Nebraska is “the Saudi Arabia of wind.”http://www.dailynebraskan.com/opinion/swiercek-bill-would-leave-lin...


Colorado is the Saudi Arabia of Wind
 http://lwvlaplata.org/files/nov-dec07voterpages1-6_reduced.pdf
New Zealand is regarded as the "Saudi Arabia of wind" and is perfect for wind farm energy production...
http://www.odt.co.nz/the-regions/central-otago/15651/nz-saudi-arabi...


The Great Plains, sometimes referred to as the Saudi Arabia of wind energy
http://www.earth-policy.org/index.php?/books/epr/Epr1_ss16


Canada: The Saudi Arabia of Wind
http://blue-fuel-dme-dialogue-info.blogspot.com/2009/02/canada-saud...


Pawlenty says Minnesota is on its way to becoming the "Saudi Arabia of renewable..."
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/10_ap_ethanol/


Bill Richardson: "I want [New Mexico] to be the Saudi Arabia of wind, solar, and biomass."
http://www.grist.org/article/richardson_factsheet/


"We are the Saudi Arabia of wind; (Cape Cod)
http://www.mvgazette.com/news/2007/05/04/wind_turbine_proposal.php


It calls Quebec the Saudi Arabia of wind energy.
http://ksjtracker.mit.edu/2007/07/30/canadian-dailies-wind-power-bo...


Scotland has been estimated to have 25 per cent of all Europe's wind; it is the "Saudi Arabia of wind", as Scottish Renewables, the industry association, has described it.
http://us.ft.com/ftgateway/superpage.ft?news_id=fto092020070014594296


'The United Kingdom is the Saudi Arabia of wind energy,'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/sep/17/energy.business


including a vast stretch of Inner Mongolia that could be the Saudi Arabia of wind power.

http://www.worldwatch.org/node/1641

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Comment by Ellin Beltz on September 10, 2012 at 9:11am

No way is Maine or any of these American States the Saudi Arabia of wind... Women can drive, vote, work, live alone & choose to have a career protected by the U.S. Bill of Rights, in a country which is not a hereditary monarchy. 

I'd ask the speaker, "Sir, why do you want us to be the 'Saudi Arabia' of anything?"

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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