National Park Service: Keep wind turbines at least 34 miles away

If the National Park Service sees fit to keep wind turbines 34 miles away from a lighthouse that is only 156' tall as noted at the link below, then surely Maine needs to reassess the far smaller distances it tolerates from these out of scale and place structures. Perhaps the NPS needs to intervene on behalf of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

The National Park Service has asked the bureau to keep wind areas at least 34 miles from the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse, south of Kitty Hawk, to keep turbines out of view.


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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 12, 2015 at 1:06pm

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Comment by Penny Gray on March 12, 2015 at 11:52am

Check out this file from a 2008 study about NJ tourism and wind turbines.  This company doesn't even exist, so who really wrote the report???

Comment by Mike DiCenso on March 11, 2015 at 8:38pm

I am going to try to get a copy of the NJ study that found energy projects make tourism decline. No surprise there.

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on March 11, 2015 at 1:24pm

Penny - It will be a "by invitation only" event, I am sure. $90 for both days. Looking at the Agenda, I would say the Governor is not involved. Just a Fancy Title to draw attention.

Comment by Laura Mamadopoulos on March 11, 2015 at 12:57pm

Interview:  Rethinking Wind Power is from Feb 2010  ~  IT'S RAINMAKING TIME with Kim Greenhouse

(posting for those who have not heard it yet)

"In this show, guest Lawrence Dwight, Jr. (aka J Dwight)  gives us valuable insight into true energy independence and the economics of wind power. We tend to perceive it as an exciting, cost-effective, sustainable energy solution for the future. It seems very alluring. But is it really as great as we’ve been told?

The details suggest that wind power may not be as affordable or efficient as we thought. Of course everything has its place, but where does wind power fit in? How does it work? And who benefits from using it? Tune in with J Dwight to find out!"

Comment by Penny Gray on March 11, 2015 at 12:22pm

Will the governor be present at that conference?  The Tourism Association and Maine Tourism Board are completely focused on rising sea levels and loss of waterfront real estate.

Comment by Long Islander on March 11, 2015 at 12:06pm
Comment by Penny Gray on March 11, 2015 at 11:30am

"Van der Vaart’s letter said the two zones near tourist-heavy Wilmington deserve similar protection. He said studies commissioned by New Jersey found significant declines in tourism when energy projects can be seen from shore."

Wow.  I didn't realize New Jersey had offshore wind farms that were effecting their tourism industry.  That's a very powerful statement.  It's unclear to me what the Sierra Club's stance is on this?


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


(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 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?" 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.”

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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."

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