I haven't yet watched but look forward to doing so this evening. Hopefully fact checkers can review and comment if warranted.
THE MAINE EVENT
Wind Power in Maine
Gov. Paul LePage recently imposed a moratorium on new wind energy projects in Maine. Discussing the issue are renewable energy attorney Hallie Gilman and Chairman Rand Stowell of the Friends of Maine's Mountains, an opponent of industrial wind projects.
A Blast from the Past
from Hallie Gilman
Direct Link http://www.windtaskforce.org/video/20160305-hallie-gilman-wgan
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Gary Crocker's "Last Word" was the highlight of the piece. Hallie Gilman put out some significant numbers (lies) and Rand was not given as much time to refute them as he needed. She said 80% of Mainers are pro wind and that may well be so, considering the largest population is concentrated in Southern Maine that may well be true. But let's get a vote in the areas that are directly affected by wind turbines and see what the % is there. As far as the pricing goes recent years of inflation have made it look like the energy prices are just normally going up like everything else. Generally homes use so few Kwh per month the rise seems to be affordable. Where the rub is when you have industrial users where a few cents per Kwh makes a big difference. But they could come down a long way is we had adequate gas supply for our use.
Wife of Attorney Who Represented First Wind Interviewed First Wind Attorney Hallie Gilman on WGAN
Rand did a great job, He has experienced the trials and tribulations along with the many grassroots wind warriors of Western Maine as we marched against the scourge that invaded us, He is very aware of the vast number of forgotten stakeholders that remain staunchly against mountain wind development ( a membership that far outnumbers the wind enthusiasts ).
Even after the condescending treatment received from Augusta policy makers and shakers, the forgotten stakeholders can't be ignored anymore. .We were right all along.
In order for me to view I had to capture the Embed Code, then extract the link from that.
Two absolutely false statements by Ms. Gilman.
1. Wind prices are comparable to other sources. She used a 5 cent per kilowatt-hour figure. The true price of wind is hidden in secretive contracts from utilities buying direct from the wind developers. These prices are always above retail electric supply prices, in the range of 8 cents to 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. A simple FERC Generator File download reveals that. Add the additional extra federal subsidies and tax breaks and the prices go to 11 cents to 13 cents.
2. She said 80% of the neighbors to wind turbines are favorable to them. She didn't say how close the neighbors that she is counting are. Once you take out the landowners that lease or sell property for turbines and the landowners granting easements for gag order money, you have to go to Maine's large populated areas and Maine's highest visited tourist areas where turbines can't be installed to get somewhere around a 50% favorable reception.
Maine's new tourist slogan : Enjoy Maine, Home of Flatulence Wind Power:
anyone from first wind is an opponent in my eyes.
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