Critics question plan for CMP power line through western Maine

Dot Kelly, a Sierra Club official in Maine, said she would rather see more emphasis on solar, wind and battery-storage technology.................

Jeremy Payne, executive director of the Maine Renewable Energy Association, said it is has “pretty significant concerns” about whether the plan will stymie the growth of new green power producers in Maine by tying up transmission capacity......................

The project “is going to bisect Maine,” said Sue Ely, a lawyer for the Natural Resources Council of Maine, adding 53 miles of lines with towers marring the view of the north woods and likely harming wildlife...................

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http://www.sunjournal.com/critics-question-plan-for-power-line-thro...

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Expert testimony to the utilities commission also shows that CMP’s line could clog Maine’s transmission grid. Increased congestion would likely deter future renewable energy projects in Maine. This would hurt our state’s economy and environment, because new renewable power generation here would actually cut air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, unlike the CMP transmission line. 

Read the propaganda here: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/08/23/opinion/contributors/quebec-...

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Comment by Stephen Littlefield on August 24, 2018 at 9:25pm

Of course sierra club would prefer the industry, just like audubon society! They both sold their souls to the big wind industry! Even though the big wind industry destroys nature kills eagles and hawk in wholesale numbers that would put any other industry owners in prison! They are now repulsive fake nature oriented organizations that should be shunned!

 

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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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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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