Jeremy Payne plays victim of coming bills "attacking" the wind developers and a day later we learn how the wind crowd is so skillfully using their marionette Justin Alfond as documented by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting at

“We expect to see a dozen or so bills attacking the industry,” Payne said, including changes to the visual impact standards, sitting concerns and the areas of the state designated for expedited permitting"


Perhaps the expedited wind law of 2008, written by and for the wind "industry" was an attack on Maine.



a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.


Maine set to double wind power capacity by 2018 as political challenges mount

Jeremy Payne: I think the concern for the industry is that capital goes where it’s welcome and stays where it’s appreciated. I think there’s a very real risk right now of this investment capital we’re talking about not feeling that appreciation.”

also be sure to see:


PPH - Maine wind "industry" boasts of 1,560 jobs

Frantic about Americans finally awakening to their Wall Street taxpayer scam, the Maine wind corporations and their shills stage a study and event as part of a nationally coordinated effort to keep their billions in federal taxpayer subsidies coming in the form of the PTC and ITC, both on death row in Congress.

Addicts will say and do anything for their next fix and make no mistake, they are addicted to other people's money - ours.

And remember, whatever Colgan says, it's not his fault.

And let's remember what the CEO of Eolian wind said:

Mrs. Wasserloos: How many local jobs would be created by the Wind Farm?

Mr. J. Kenworthy: Not many, and no long term jobs – but there would be tax revenue.

How about the effect on electricity rates:

Tourism, real estate? How many camp owners have been able to sell their homes on the onetime sanctuary known as the Lincoln Lakes, defiled by First Wind?

See: The Myth of Green Jobs

Also: Press-Herald owner incubated half owner of First Wind

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Comment by Art Brigades on March 20, 2018 at 9:14am
Comment by alice mckay barnett on January 8, 2015 at 3:13pm

what are the bills going in to legislature pertaining to the Wind Law?

Comment by Art Brigades on January 8, 2015 at 10:15am

Remember "make-work" from the Great Depression? Colgan reminding us how much (of our) money Big Wind is spending.  Yes he mentions JOBS. He even counts a Burger King in Kennebunk and a Dunkin Donuts in Bethel as participants in the wonderful wind economy. Reminds us of this classic video clip:

Comment by Brad Blake on January 7, 2015 at 12:16am

Well, surprise, surprise. The wind industry continues its 20+ year propaganda campaign by paying notoriously befuddled Charles Colgan to write a seemingly impressive report on the wonders of infusing taxpayer money into an industry we neither want nor need. The report is a grossly one sided--but that is the wind industry's playbook--examination of the phenomena of spending taxpayers' money for construction workers to blast away and destroy Maine's scenic uplands and put up out of scale/out of place machines as tall as Boston skyscrapers that produce a fickle trickle of electricity that disrupts the grid and sends our electricity rates soaring.
Yes, Mr. Colgan was the state economist who presided over decades of unsustainable state budgets, the guy who must have made his economic predictions on a Ouiji Board and not from capable analysis, as he was ALWAYS WRONG, sheepishly trotting out excuses year after year, prediction after prediction. It is agonizingly laughable that the wind industry in Maine wants us to believe this guy any more than the disreputable lies of the industry itself.

Comment by Long Islander on January 6, 2015 at 4:52pm

Not once has the Maine media thrown out a wind industry lie about powering "X" number of homes and explained to the reader that:

- Maine wind factories average only 24% of their stated production

- The electricity produced by wind is offset by the fossil fuel it takes to inefficiently ramp up and down to infill for the fluctuations of the skittering wind

- The consumption of electricity by wind plants to keep their blades oriented, turning, heated, etc.

- The energy intensive manufacturing process

Perhaps this USM professor should have also looked within the University of Maine System, where the state's only official field test of onshore wind shows an overwhelming failure:

Perhaps the students at financially troubled USM ought to ask this estemmed professor why UMPI has flushed almost $3 million to date down the toilet for this monument to not doing one's homework and basing decisions on political correctness.

What a joke is Colgan's report:


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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