Falmouth Massachusetts Nuisance Wind Turbine Demolition Bid Awarded

Falmouth Town Owned Wind Turbine Demolition Awarded 1st Week of May 2022

Falmouth Massachusetts May 10, 2022

The bid to demolish the two Falmouth Town-owned nuisance wind turbines was awarded to:

Atlantic Coast Dismantling

The scope of work includes the demolition of two Vestas 1.65-megawatt wind turbines, including clearing and grubbing; capping and proper disconnection of electrical interconnection, including transformers, low-, medium-, and high-voltage wiring, SCADA, communications and metering systems; demolition of the wind turbines, disposal or recycling of all demolished system components and debris, site restoration, and all other ancillary activities required to complete the project.

 
Wind 1 was shut down in September 2015 after the zoning board of appeals issued a cease-and-desist order. 
Wind 2 was shut down in June 2017 after Barnstable County Superior Court Judge Cornelius J. Moriarty II upheld the board of appeals’ decision deeming the turbines a nuisance after several neighbors filed lawsuits against the town.
 
 The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust on May 5, 2022, authorized the acceptance of a lump-sum payment of not less than $975,000 from the Town of Falmouth in exchange for the cancellation of the debt of the town to the Trust under Loan Agreement No. CWSG-09-36 dated January 22, 2010, as amended. #1 
 
# 1  There was always a question if the federal ARRA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act money for Falmouth Wind #2 was a loan or a grant. Outside legal counsel in 2013 advised that Wind II is subject to specific provisions of ARRA and applicable federal regulations and guidelines ("Federal Law") in addition to the terms and conditions of the Project Regulatory Agreement ("PRA") and the Loan Agreement associated with the funding of Wind 11. Under Federal Law and the PRA and Loan Agreement.    
Falmouth Town Meeting Members were told at a June 2009 Falmouth Special Town Meeting about the money for the second town-owned wind turbine # 2 was an ARRA grant see video : The final loan payment on Falmouth Wind # 2 was $975,000.00 
 

 

June 2009 Falmouth Massachusetts Town Meeting To Finance Wind Turbine # 2

ARRA Funds 

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Comment by Willem Post on May 11, 2022 at 7:09am

The Dem/Progs appear to not being able to see the forest for the trees.

They would have imposed MAJOR additional HEATING COST BURDENS on Vermonters, who have been fearfully looking forward to a DIRE FUTURE with:

Increased inflation rates,
Increased interest rates,
Increased energy prices,
Increased food prices,
Increased shipping costs,
Increased materials prices, such as lithium, cobalt, titanium, aluminum, copper, fertilizers.
Increased supply chain disruptions

Most of these are due to the US, the largest economy in the world, being grossly mismanaged by the pump-priming, deficit-spending, and the dollar-printing (to cover deficits) by woke Dem/Prog amateurs, who, after a 2020 Coup d’Etat, have been very busy:

1) Imposing THEIR disastrous, wokeness onto others, including on our pre-school children, and K-12 children, with corrupted textbooks and CRT programs, etc.

2) Managing THEIR disastrous, very costly, ludicrous, “open border policy”.

As a result, the prices of wind, solar and battery systems have become about 25% higher in 2022 than in 2020, which means:

1) Net-Zero (whatever that means), by whatever date, will be much more expensive to achieve


2) Electricity used by heat pumps and electric vehicles will be much more expensive in the future; in Munich, Germany the price to charge an EV was raised by 80%!!

Read this article to get up tp speed.

BATTERY SYSTEM CAPITAL COSTS, OPERATING COSTS, ENERGY LOSSES, AND AGING
https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/battery-system-capital...

US natural gas prices have surged to the highest level since the financial crisis in 2008, as strong demand for LNG from buyers in Europe and Asia puts pressure on inventories.

Trading in futures, for gas delivered to the Henry Hub, in Louisiana, is at almost $9/million Btu, up from just over $3 at the same point in 2021, and less than $3 in 2019.

This is due to Biden’s handlers shipping OUR liquid natural gas, LNG, (and crude oil) to Europe to make the BIG bucks, but that raises prices of many products in the US.

In Europe, LNG prices are $30/million Btu, the same as Asia. See image and URL

Prices are due to go much higher after the EU stupidly imposes an oil and gas ban on Russia

SANCTIONS BLOWBACK ANYONE?

The Russian ruble is higher than it has been in 4 years.

 

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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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/

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