Opinion: Connecticut RPS should not promote wind power sites in Maine

Opinion: Connecticut RPS should not promote wind power sites in Maine

By Brad Blake

Monday, September 23, 2013

http://www.ctmirror.org/op-ed/2013/09/23/connecticut-rps-should-not...

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Comment by Martha thacker on September 25, 2013 at 1:00pm

Wonder if this little tidbit will make the Bangor Daily News? The connection with the mafia, money laundering  and Big Wind.  

http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/tecnologia/tecnologia.shtml

Comment by Penny Gray on September 24, 2013 at 11:18am

I tried to post, Brad, but wasn't allowed.  Then the page "disappeared".

My comment:  I wonder how the folks in CT would feel if our Maine governor proudly announced that we were going to promote the destruction of CT's most unspoiled and scenic areas in order to fulfill our own renewable mandates?  Do these people think we truly don't care about our state, our wild lands, our wildlife, our environment, our mountains?  Do they really think it's okay to ask us to sacrifice our quality of place so they can have bragging rights to so-called "green" power?  Maine is worth protecting.  It's one of the most beautiful states in the nation and our tourism industry is what keeps us afloat.  Maine is a natural treasure that should be preserved for many generations to come, not prostituted to CT to make some wind developers rich.

Comment by Willem Post on September 24, 2013 at 9:56am
CT aiming to exploit Maine's wind is similar to the UK aiming to exploit Irish wind.
http://theenergycollective.com/willem-post/98061/irelands-wind-ener...
Comment by Martha thacker on September 24, 2013 at 8:14am

I agree with Brad..but buying and selling  RPS is technically legal, although Cap N' Trade was never made into law, it is going on in New England. ISO New England , FERC , state and local governments are operating outside the law. What else is new? 

What is new is the continuing blatant misrepresentation  going on with Bangor Daily News. First Wind is selling it's power to Mass cheaper than coal and nuclear. What is left out of today's article is the fact that there is no way to transmit the power to Mass from ME. And I would bet money on the fact that if the reporters et al saw the truth, it would make no difference. That is propaganda.If Maine rate payers  knew the reason for the new  updated transmission lines they are paying for but do not see, they would be furious. Bangor Daily New has done so much censoring , they now have a chouras of golly gee whizzers who love the thought of rates going up , Maine's hills and mountains destroyed , tourism and fishing destroyed just to line the pockets of a few politicians and corporations.

And the thoughts of a lawsuit against ME govt officials, ISO New England , Bangor Hydro, CMP and the MPUC  who made this possible is just too much to fathom.

 

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

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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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