"Portuguese Harvester of U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Descending on Aroostook County"

Yesterday we learned of the Number Nine Wind Farm,  a 250 megawatt wind project to be built in Aroostook County, Maine. The developer is EDP Renewables North America LLC, which the state described as "an international leader in large-scale wind installations."

Formerly Horizon Wind and then gobbled up by Goldman Sachs in 2005 and sold to Energias de Portugal in 2007, this Portuguese-owned company is here to harvest the extraordinarily fat and misguided subsidies courtesy of the largely unwitting U.S. taxpayer. The streets may not be paved with gold, but they are paved sufficiently with corrupt government officials and misguided do-gooders, that it's just as good. Maine as third world nation.

From their website:

Energias de Portugal, S.A. (“EDP”), a vertically-integrated utility company, headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, is the majority shareholder of EDPR. EDP Group is Portugal´s largest industrial group and one of Europe´s primary energy companies. Currently, it is the Iberian Peninsula´s third largest energy operator with business interests in generation, distribution and supply of electricity and gas in Portugal and Spain. Additional to its leadership position in the Iberian Peninsula, EDP Group also holds a significant position in the Brazilian electricity sector.

http://www.edpr.com/our-company/who-we-are/

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Comment by Mike DiCenso on September 25, 2013 at 9:54pm

How do we get people to care? I am as disappointed at the locals ' indifference as I am mad at the greedy developers. 

Comment by Sherwin Start on September 21, 2013 at 3:33pm

JUst What we DO Not Need-Another Foreign Country REAPING the BENEFITS of their FOREIGN INterest(MAKING MONEY)-At This Countrys EXPENSE!Lets Continue to RAPE The Land of MAine Like they are in Kentucky and Tennessee!Pretty Soon there will be A Wind turbine in EVERY Mountain the State and All up Down Maines Coastline! I can See A Dozen of them on Mt. Katadin and All Through out our FEDERAL and State Parks!! 

 

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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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