Salazar Pushing Industrial Wind this Thursday in Orono

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will be at the University
of Maine on Thursday, Aug. 18 from approximately 1:45-3:15 p.m.

Salazar, a former Democratic U.S. Senator from Colorado who has been a member of the Obama cabinet since January, 2009, will be in Maine for a series of meetings arranged by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). At
UMaine, he will tour the Advanced Structures and Composites Center to learn more about the UMaine-led DeepCWind Consortium and its work toward developing technology to harness deepwater offshore wind as a source of renewable power.

Accompanied by Collins, Salazar will arrive at UMaine at 1:45 p.m. Prof. Habib Dagher, director of the UMaine center and the DeepCWind Consortium, will conduct a 40-minute tour of the laboratory facility.
Dagher will describe several elements of the work, including scale model testing, plans for next summer’s deployment of a test turbine, environmental monitoring work and permitting. Ken Fletcher, director
of Maine’s Office of Energy Independence, will also participate in the tour.

The tour will conclude at 2:30 p.m., giving journalists an opportunity to set up for a brief speaking event scheduled to begin shortly before 3. Salazar, Collins, Dagher and UMaine President Paul Ferguson will
all offer brief comments.

After the Orono talk, Salazar will be speaking in Millinocket at Sterns High School from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m, then in Medway at 7pm on the proposed North Woods National Park.

 

More info at:

http://umaine.edu/news/blog/2011/08/16/interior-secretary-salazar-a...

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/08/16/news/penobscot/salazar-park-s...

 

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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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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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