BDN - Wind power foes: Don’t ruin Maine’s beauty to feed ‘green energy’ demands (Darren Fishell)

Massachusetts on Friday issued a massive request for clean power proposals that could help the state meet its goal of reducing its electrical system’s impact on global warming. By 2020, the state aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation to 25 percent below 1990 levels.

The long-expected solicitation has wind opponents in Maine again gearing up for a fight, as Maine is host to the vast majority of pending land-based wind power projects in New England.

The request calls for bidders to submit their notices of intent to bid by April 21, with projects selected by Jan. 25, 2018. The projects would go up for approval by the state’s Department of Energy Resources in April 2018.

https://bangordailynews.com/2017/04/05/the-point/hikers-wind-foes-o...

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Comment by Eskutassis on April 6, 2017 at 8:19am

This is simply a way of saying "I don't want to pi** off my ATC members and I don't want to cut off any govt subsidies I might get."  It is a true cop out. Kenway would be better throwing his lot in behind the Trump EPA and not the Maine enviro loonies.  It is NIMBYism at its finest. 

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on April 6, 2017 at 5:31am

"Kenway (of Maine Appalachian Trail Club) and NRCM made clear that they supported the bill as long as it was tailored to only add heightened review for particular scenic areas.

“The Maine Appalachian Trail Club is Pro-Appalachian Trail, not anti wind power,” Kenway added.

OK FOLKS - read that again and read between the lines. I believe what it signifies is:

1. These groups only want heightened review, they don't want the wind turbines stopped  -- in fact, they want turbine proliferation in Maine to essentially just continue

2. In trademark elitist form, they only want this level of scrutiny to apply to the Appalachian Trail and a prejudicial list of other spots, completely ignoring the fact that so many other spots -- all over the state -- are considered extremely special (put simply, who the hell are they to decide what is special?)

3. They go out of their way to make a note that they are not against wind power -- why is that? Who are they afraid of rubbing the wrong way? And as importantly, WHY?

Comment by Jim Wiegand on April 5, 2017 at 10:27pm

"By 2020, the state aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation to 25 percent below 1990 levels"................Really?????????  With Biomass burning, population increases and the wind industry rigging reported energy outputs, how's is that ever going to be possible. It isn't possible.  But there are plenty of ways to rig data to appear that way.   I say don't ruin Maine for an impossible dream and to satisfy fraudsters.

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/

 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(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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