Monhegan Island Offshore Wind: New DOE Should Decline $40 Million Subsidy (Master Resource)

By Jim Lutz -- March 14, 2017

In 2008, Governor John Baldacci’s “The Expedited Wind Energy Act” passed the Maine Legislature with absolutely no debate or objection. “Maine is the Saudi Arabia of wind,” they said, among other exaggerations and deceits........ Our Senator Angus King, who started the wind ball rolling while he was Governor, got very rich on his investment as a founder of Independence  Wind, the first installer of wind turbines in Maine at Record Hill which came under investigation for Federal Loan Guarantee irregularities ..........

https://www.masterresource.org/offshore/offshore-wind-maine-doe/

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Comment by Donna Amrita Davidge on March 15, 2017 at 12:42pm

comment posted- more articles like these have to be in the public eye as they are so apathetic- only hope is that this administration stops the madness of theirs waste of our money-

Comment by Pineo Girl on March 15, 2017 at 11:01am

There are mixed message from the University of Maine regarding the power generated from this project!  One spokesperson told Islanders this project will help provide Maine with more renewable energy.  Jake Ward then told people the power will hook up with Emera's underwater energy line going to Plymouth Massachusetts to be sold to Southern New England! Doesn't anybody tell the truth anymore???

Comment by Long Islander on March 14, 2017 at 7:18pm

DOE welcomes your input on DOE’s Proposed Action, alternatives, and environmental issues to be reviewed in the EA.  To ensure DOE receives your written comments in time for consideration in preparation of the draft EA, please provide them on or before March 22, 2017.  Written comments can be submitted via email at AquaVentus1EA@ee.doe.gov or via mail to:

Ms. Diana Heyder, NEPA Division
U.S. Department of Energy
Golden Field Office
15013 Denver West Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

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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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