Sent this email to: mark.t.margerum@maine.gov - Maine Department of Environmental Protection

The  DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION in MAINE needs to address the issues below with the adoption of any new  Wind Energy Act Standards.                                                                                                                                                        Existing character of the surrounding area.

             

My comment……The character of every scenic and wild area in this world is also defined by the wildlife that live in these areas. The wild areas of Maine are no exception. Wind turbine developments destroy wildlife populations, most notably birds and raptors. Proof of the wind industry’s fraudulent research hiding their impacts to these associated populations is provided in the attachment and my wind industry articles.

 

 

B. The estimated annual generation of electricity from wind energy by operation of the proposed

wind energy development and the projected impact on electrical rates in the host community or

communities. The estimated annual generation of electricity shall be calculated including

consideration of the estimated capacity factor for the proposed project, site-specific wind

projections, any proposed curtailment measures, and curtailment anticipated to be imposed by the

grid operator;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My comment……The Estimated annual generation should be based upon accurate outflow metering and the energy flowing into a wind project. Currently this accurate form of energy reporting has not occurred in this country. As a result all energy projects for wind farms are embellished.

 

D. Evidence of a power purchase agreement or other agreement to distribute the electricity.

 

My comment……Evidence of a power purchase agreements is a form of fraud when these agreements are used to determine the generation of wind energy from wind farms. This is complete deception on the public because there is no accounting for the energy flowing into wind projects. Evidence of a power purchase agreements is currenting used by the EIA to determine reported wind farm production in the US.  The evidence of a power purchase agreements is also used to determine Production Tax Credits but there is no accurate accounting for the energy flowing into wind projects.

 

F. A plan for any proposed land or natural resource conservation associated with the development;

                                                                                                                                                       My comment……Any conservation plans associated with wind energy developments will never be fairly assessed when the wind industry has been producing fraudulent research for decades to hide their turbine impacts.  Conservation plans associated with wind energy developments will never be fairly assessed when conservation groups involved with these plans receive conflict of interest funding for plan approval and funding for remaining silent about negative wind turbine impacts.  Proof of the wind industry’s fraudulent research is very clearly provided in the attachment (7/1comments submitted for newly proposed eagle slaughter rule) and my wind industry articles.  

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Comment by Gary Campbell on August 6, 2016 at 6:30pm

Absolutely right, Mr. Wiegand!
Annual generation should be reported NET of power taken in from the grid (net metering). I've always thought it ironic that wind developments have to suck power out of the grid to

  • light the flashing beacons on the turbine
  • light the O&M offices, parking lot, etc
  • heat the blades so they don't freeze, and
  • rotate the blades in times of no wind so the bearings don't go flat and the blades don't become deformed.

Why do they have to take power from the grid for all this? BECAUSE WIND ENERGY IS UNRELIABLE AND UNPREDICTABLE!

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on August 6, 2016 at 11:29am

Everyone should take the time to do a diatribe paragraph by paragraph.

 

Comment by Barbara Durkin on August 6, 2016 at 10:17am
The most compelling case against wind I've ever seen!
https://vermontersforacleanenvironment.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/vce...

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/

 

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

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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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