When reading CLF's comments, please bear in mind that their CLF Ventures works with the wind industry.
"CLF Ventures worked with Horizon Wind Energy to provide services related to the lack of transmission capacity for the company’s planned Aroostook Wind Project in Aroostook County, Maine".
Horizon, the Portuguese company now called EDP Renewables, has its eyes on every possible Aroostook hilltop it can use to stick a turbine - yet another foreign company that will happily help itself to "free money" from the exhausted U.S. treasury at the expense of taxpayer, ratepayer and the Maine environment.
3/27/2014 8:42:00 AM
Natural Gas, Renewables and the Future of Maine's Energy Policy
Picking winners & losers -
by Andy O’Brien
In order to meet carbon reduction targets, Connecticut and Massachusetts have driven the demand for low- or zero-carbon-emitting energy from Maine wind farms...
CLF Executive Vice President Sean Mahoney said the focus on natural gas and building transmission lines to big Canadian hydro plants is also discouraging the development of local renewable power...
Advocates for natural gas expansion argue that the US holds nearly a 100-year supply of natural gas, which will be a bridge from oil to renewables. But others still wonder how long that bridge will be and what the long-term costs will be.
"If this bridge is going to stretch for 50, 60, 70 years, I don't think we can afford that economically or environmentally," said Mahoney. "We can't just keep building this infrastructure..."
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