If You Don't Mind Being Raped and Robbed Mainers - Just Ignore This

If you think it's OK for Iberdrola, ex-Gov Baldacci's new employer and the second largest wind company in the U.S., to be able to get the law changed so it can start building wind projects throughout Maine to feast on U.S. taxpayer dollars while holding up ratepayers, then pay no attention to this week's EUT meetings. No need to heed what the EUT does if you are OK with the planned explosion of wind projects throughout the entire state.

Several bills are scheduled for work sessions at the EUT this week:

Tue, Feb 2, 2016 at 1:30PM
LD 1339 An Act To Provide Relief to Maine Ratepayers (Pres. Thibodeau of Waldo)
LD 1398 An Act To Reduce Electric Rates for Maine Businesses (Sen. Mason of Androscoggin)
 
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 at 1:00PM
LD 1315 An Act To Amend Maine's Restructuring Laws (Rep. Dunphy of Embden)
LD 1513 An Act To Clarify Laws Relating to Affiliate Ownership of Electric Generation (Rep. Dion of Portland)
 
Approximate times as currently scheduled appear below; meetings will be in Cross Building, Room 211.
 
Copies of the bills in Word may be accessed at:
 

http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/phwkSched.html?CODE=EUT

Information about EUT members, including EUT contact information can be found at:

http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/eut-contact-information

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 1, 2016 at 10:04pm

I was going to do the public hearings on the 4th in the ENR, however if this schedule is not modified, I will record the EUT session since I have already started with LD 1513 and have vaguely heard about LD 1315

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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