“Before they were First Wind, ..... “They had lots of projects in Maine, and they were really heavy-handed in getting those done.”

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“Before they were First Wind, they were called UPC Wind Management,” said Pforheimer. “They had lots of projects in Maine, and they were really heavy-handed in getting those done.”

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“Italian anti-mafia police have made their largest seizure of assets as part of an investigation into wind farm contracts in Sicily. Officers confiscated property and accounts valued at €1.5 billion belonging to a businessman suspected of having links with the mafia,” the Financial Times reported in 20102E

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Comment by Barbara Durkin on June 15, 2016 at 11:24am

"Before they were First Wind..." They were UPC founded by Bryan Cassyn, or is it Brian Caffyn?

UPC Management, LLC

Brian E. Caffyn –

Chairman

http://www.upcmanagement.com/

Contact Information

Upc Renewables LLC

501 Bickwell Key Dr
Miami, FL 33131

 

Contact:

Bryan Cassyn

Title:

President

Phone:

305-416-6101

Website:

www.upcrenewables.com

http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Upc-Renewables-LLC-305-416-6101

 

Upc Renewables LLC

501 Bickwell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131

Industry:Business Consulting Services, Business Consulting Services Computer Related Services, Management Services

Phone:(305) 416-6101

Members (4):Bob Leah (Business Development Director)
Bryan Cassyn (Member, inactive)
Indira Ramos (Chief Financial Officer, inactive)
Peter Gish (Member, inactive)

https://bizstanding.com/directory/FL/UP/55/

Executive Profile

Brian Eugene Caffyn

Co-Founder, UPC Energy Group

 

Age

Total Calculated Compensation

This person is connected to 2 Board Members in 2 different organizations across 6 different industries.

See Board Relationships

[Brian Caffyn] He founded First Wind Holdings, Inc. and served as its Chairman. He founded and served as Chairman of First Wind Energy LLC

http://www.upcrenewables.com/usa/company/contact/

UPC Capital Ventures, LLC

UPC Capital Ventures was founded by the CEO and President of the UPC Group, Brian Caffyn and by Managing Partner John Wallington in January 2014.  With offices in Miami, FL and Boulder, CO, UPC Capital Ventures continues to look for investment opportunities to expand its portfolio.

Working alongside the other divisions in the Group including UPC Management, LLC and UPC Venture Management, LLC which together provide full service investment and management support. Since 2006 these management companies have worked with over 100 project entities with operations across multiple jurisdictions including the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Australia. 

http://www.upccapitalventures.com/about/

How a Band of Criminals, Shysters & Chancers Conjured Up the Wind Industry in Australia

February 16, 2016 by stopthesethings

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First, there’s the convicted criminal, Timothy J Flato.

Back in the 1990s, Tim was a practising attorney and partner at Latham & Watkins. Later on, a number of its partners had a few “billing difficulties”; and were disbarred and/or sent to prison as a result.

But they weren’t the first from the firm to earn a little ‘form’.

Tim, then head of the firm’s project finance practice, admitted to falsifying hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of expense reports over a three-year period. Tim’s little billing ‘difficulty’ involved him purchasing airplane tickets, cancelling them, and then submitting t..., augmenting his salary by over $100,000 per year. Tim’s accounting fudge amounted to somewhere between $300-400,000; saw him disbarred; and slapped with 6 months home detention for his....

https://stopthesethings.com/2016/02/16/how-a-band-of-criminals-shys...

Comment by Frank Haggerty on June 14, 2016 at 4:32pm

Boston-based First Wind CEO Paul Gaynor is Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’sappointed green policy advisor under the Global Warming Solutions Act. 

Deval Patrick & Paul Gaynor: Crony Capitalism At First Wind

Taxpayer dollars gone with the wind.

Paul Gaynor CEO of First Wind (left) and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

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Boston's First Wind Suffers Major Setbacks at Kahuku Project in Hawaii

By Green-Energy Analyst Barbara Durkin

The third fire at First Wind’s Kahuku Wind project since operations began in March of 2011 spewed lead and lasted for three days.  The publicly-funded multimillion dollar Xtreme Battery storage facility filled with toxic smoke, and 12,000 batteries were completely destroyed.  Hawaii News Now reports some fear this environmental threat will be repeated at First Wind’s other projects. 

Hawaii Free Press provides a grim prognosis for Kahuku Wind:

“Recent developments reduce the chances that First Wind will ever be able to repair the defective turbines which were supposed to power the burned batteries at Kahuku.”

Boston-based First Wind CEO Paul Gaynor is Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’sappointed green policy advisor under the Global Warming Solutions Act.  Gaynor is alsoappointed co-chair of the Mass Department of Environmental Protection Advisory Committee “Low Carbone Energy Supply Subcommittee.”  First Wind has benefitted by a $117 million loan guarantee for (12) Clipper Liberty wind turbines at Kahuku despite atrade secret between Clipper Wind and First Wind executed to obscure from the public information about structural and mechanical problems ongoing with Clipper wind turbines.

Cash-strapped-Clipper, founded by Enron’s James Dehlsen, was recently dumped by the parent company United Technology Corporation UTC to Platinum Equity of CA that expressed no interest in providing remedy to Clipper’s $300 million costs in unscheduled maintenance.  First Wind has deployed Clipper Liberty wind turbines in projects across the US according to court documents, with 12 newly installed but idle at Kahuku Wind, by loan of $117 million backed by the public.  

Comment by Pineo Girl on June 13, 2016 at 12:59pm

Last I read, Brian Cafflyn (another former Enron manager like Paul Gaynor and Michael Alvarez) of UPC Renewables (predecessor of First Wind) was hiding out in Hong Kong.

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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