Dudley Gray: Will Maine ever smarten up and stop the abomination of wind?

The continuing destruction of Maine's pristine ridges and mountaintops for the benefit of politicians and foreign corporations must end. There is no need for Maine to be a conduit for the delivery of electricity to Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Let them build their wind turbines in the Berkshires and leave Maine alone........................

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 21, 2017 at 9:45am

Portland or Augusta, along with most of Maine's population could have been consumed by Frank Lloyd Wrights one time concept design of a 1 mile by 1 mile square city, rising to 1 mile in height. Some it was thought would have never seen sunshine. Cities seem to have a problem with heights of buildings blocking their views, but no problem in destroying what they wish to view while outside their Concrete & Steel habitat while admiring and glorifying tall steel structures carrying power to their homes from the Pinwheels created by Pinheads. 

Comment by Eskutassis on August 21, 2017 at 9:18am

Eric, You are correct. I used the wrong building in Boston as I am Boston "old school". It is the John Hancock or now called 200 Clarendon that is roughly the same height, but 60 stories. In either case both of these towers are in the realm of the size turbine we would have built on our mountain tops here in Maine. They would not allow a building that height to be built in Portland or Augusta (they couldn't support it) but they want to put them in our wilderness. Since on a clear day you can see Mt. Washington and Katahdin from the Thomas Hill Standpipe in Bangor, I'm pretty sure every single one would be visible, as visible as the Hancock or Prudential tower would be. They would not blend into the wilderness very well.  

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 20, 2017 at 11:17pm

@Eskutassis - Bingham's were 499 feet per some documents I saved and archived. Most of the larger Wind Farms in Maine, it seems were of this class. One document I read stated that after 750 feet (apex) they would need to be manufactured on site in a spiral continuous process. I am not sure how the experimental Chinese 2000 foot turbine was constructed or how it is faring. People like Larry Mann from Auburn who do not have to deal with them directly obviously do not care about the rest of Maine. A Democrat, with social concerns about the Air, but a hypocrite about concerns of the total environment. An Environmental Terrorist seeking to become authoritative for profit for personal gains while the rest suffer the results.  Prudential building --- Completed in 1964, the building is 749 feet (228 m) tall, with 52 floors.

Comment by Eskutassis on August 20, 2017 at 9:56pm

Does anyone know how tall the Prudential tower in Boston is? It is 60 stories of floors. The building is a little taller counting the towers on the top of it, but 60 stories of floors add up to about 600 feet. Anyone know the height of the new proposed wind towers for our Maine ridgelines?  You got it, between 500 and 600 feet. The current ones we have been looking at are about 400 feet. Is anyone waiting for more than 200 new 600 foot turbines? If this doesn't create outrage what the hell will?

Comment by arthur qwenk on August 20, 2017 at 3:48pm

Sad to say,too many Maine politicians are on the take,from ex governor Baldacci( now with Avangrid) to Angus " The Windmill" King to say there is much hope if the citizenry remain so passive. As long as the ignorant non investigative lefty press continues to turn a blind eye to the obvious,things will resist the reality of useless feckless wind.

Money buys big influence in Maine politics.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 20, 2017 at 1:49pm

At first I thought Larry Mann, in the comments section, shows that he has his hands in the Deep Pockets concerning Wind. However reading his other recent comments on other issues, I am beginning to think he is suffering from the ODAGES (Oxygen deficient Al Gore Extremist Syndrome) An Auburn City rat, that does not realize he is not receiving Wind Power, even if he is paying the 2¢ per Kwh extra to make the claim he is.  
Can't fix Stupid


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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