I wrote this and posted it in response to a letter to the editor from a known wind power shill:
I was at the Maine Audubon meeting where this sham study was presented and I have read it. It is so poorly researched that it never should have been published. Other than saying, in order to appease the AMC, that elevations above 2700 feet are not good sites for wind power development, the reports essentially sacrifices the entire rest of the the great state of Maine's "expedited wind permitting" zone to wind power development.
No matter how many millions of cubic yards of Maine's uplands are blasted away, leveled, and scalped to put up ugly noisy machines as tall as Boston skyscrapers.
No matter how many bears dens, crucial wetlands, deer yards, or other wildlife habitat get destroyed and fragmented. No matter that raptors and other birds and bats are slaughtered by wind turbines.
No matter that wildlife and their habitat are an integral part of what makes up Maine's vaunted "Quality of Place" cited by the Brookings Institute in 2007 as Maine's greatest asset.
No matter that the NREL designation of Maine's wind potential as being poor to moderate is borne out by the actual performance documented by reports to FERC that for the full year of 2012 the capacity factor of Maine's industrial wind sites was a miserable 24.27%.
Maine has made itself an easy target for the wind scam and instead of accepting money from these thieves and helping them with a sham study, Maine Audubon and all the other environmental groups should be leading the way to protect the most unique and beautiful place in the eastern USA