Renewable energy fans flex lobbying muscles in Massachusetts

Renewable energy fans

flex lobbying muscles in

Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Renewable energy advocates are increasingly spending more on lobbying to capture the ears of Massachusetts lawmakers.

An Associated Press review of state lobbying records found that in 2016, energy interests reported spending a combined $6.7 million lobbying Beacon Hill. Six out of every 10 of those dollars — or about $4.1 million — came from groups pushing renewable energy initiatives or fighting against fossil fuel-related projects, like the construction of natural gas pipelines.

In 2015, combined energy lobbying topped $4.6 million, with about 40 percent coming from backers of renewable energy.

The single biggest spender on energy lobbying in 2016 was a group opposed to the creation of a natural gas pipeline. Other groups included solar energy companies, promoters of offshore wind projects, groups warning about the effects of global climate change and firms working to bring hydropower from Canada.

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Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on October 10, 2017 at 11:42pm

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Comment by Frank Haggerty on October 7, 2017 at 8:04am

MassDEP Wind Turbine Noise Lack of Enforcement Exposed

Mass Department of Environmental Protection Ignoring Noise Regulations -Your Health -Safety To Protect "Project Regulatory Agreements"

Wind Turbine Noise Lack of Enforcement Exposed To Protect Loans Made Through MassDEP
Massachusetts "Project Regulatory Agreement" ignores health and safety of residents living around commercial wind turbines.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection enables communities to borrow low-cost loans or zero percent loans to build wind turbines.
The Loan Agreement is an agreement between the Massachusetts Water Trust and the borrower pertaining to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection approved project cited in the Project Regulatory Agreement and the repayment evidenced by the bonds securing the loan.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in order to approve these commercial wind turbine loans has for seven years ignored its own noise regulation 310 CMR 7.10
Governor Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts state legislature are aware of the lack of enforcement of noise regulations in at least twenty one communities.
Falmouth, Massachusetts installed two commercial wind turbine starting in 2010 that generate a chest pounding 110 decibels of noise.
The town had a warning letter, memos, emails, maps and other documents that showed the turbine should never have been built.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection still approved Project Regulatory Agreement knowing the turbines generated 110 decibels of chest pounding noise.
Twenty two Massachusetts communities have poorly placed commercial wind turbines.
Federal officials have to take action to stop the insanity.

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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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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