Maine PUC Commish: Don't Be Naive About Potential of Maine Offshore Wind (PPH)

Excerpt from PPH Tux Turkel article today describing Maine PUC Commissioner Bruce Williamson's take on the potential (or lack thereof) of offshore wind in Maine:

Traveling with officials from Massachusetts and Maryland, he also came to understand how they were preparing for offshore wind in their backyards. It will be an uphill climb, he said, for Maine businesses.

“Maine has to compete with states that are just as eager to get these jobs,” he said. “So my lesson was, don’t be naive or uninformed. Look at what other states are doing.”

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/03/23/maine-searches-for-opportunit...

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Note that what prompted this article was a recent trip to the UK by Maine's acting Energy Director, Angela Monroe to learn about offshore wind, including its "challenges". The article alludes to Monroe pointing out the high price of wind relative to Maine's other electricity sources. The article does not provide any quantification as to how extraordinarily these costs are, including mammoth transmission expenditures and the cost of "free money" for the wind industry, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer.

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Comment by Eskutassis on March 23, 2017 at 9:44am

Thanking Governor LePage again for his business minded foresight in giving Statoil the heave-ho as well as keeping our gasoline on the low end of the alcohol percentage level. I only hope the misguided AquaVentus project also gets the same fate. 
Wind is a losing proposition for all involved, except the developers. The ratepayers, the taxpayers, the residents where they are put up, the wildlife like birds, bats, mammals, PEOPLE who live near them, jobs, infrastructure (we could use the money where it would do some real good), would all be hurt. The science of "climate change" is flawed and we are wasting an enormous amount of time and money tilting at windmills (like the analogy?) for no reason other than government control over every aspect of our lives.
Tux is one of those shills who has promoted Pollyanna dreams of Wind and Solar in spite of watching those of us who have paid higher rates and suffered property value decline and actual physical ailments because of wind. The Governor has his priorities right. Chase this business away . . and he may have some help from Scott Pruitt and the EPA.

 

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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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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