Governor LePage talks about lowering the cost of energy in Maine in this short video.

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Comment by Rick Conrad on October 22, 2012 at 5:29pm
            A Nuclear Option
   There is a better alternative.
     Nuclear energy gets a bad rap because of nuclear weapons, nuclear waste and human error. In Goodhue County MN we sleep with the nuclear bogeyman every night. We hardly even think about it.   But there is a better nuclear option that does not produce weaponizeable byproducts or long term waste storage issues. The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor. .
             The LFTR works, if perfected it could provide energy even cheaper than coal and power the entire world for at least the next thousand years. Unlike current light water uranium reactors the LFTR can be load following. The LFTR is an inherently safer design. Criticality is almost self-regulating. If over heating should occur the core can be drained into non critical mass storage containers that can be air cooled even if there is no backup power system.  The LFTR reactor doesn’t require sighting near a water source.
       We need reliable energy just to support our current population and technology level.  We need cheap energy for our economy to recover. Wind power is low density expensive and  a backwards step technologically. The future belongs to thorium,a safe and abundant nuclear fuel that has an energy density six million times the energy density of coal. Thorium produces no greenhouse gases. None.  This where our country should be spending energy research dollars. We pioneered the technology we should perfect it and secure its benefits for our future generations. Or we will be buying thorium reactors, Made in China…
 
 
 
Rick Conrad   14788 Co 9 Blvd  Goodhue Mn     651 923 4484
 
 
 

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

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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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