Wind power is just a scam that lines the pockets of Baldacci cronies like his former Chief of Staff Kurt Adams who took over $ 1million in stock options from his then future employer First Wind while Chairman of the PUC. While there, Adams helped grease the skids for the $1.5 billion CMP transmission upgrade. It was needed solely for Baldacci's wind friends who without it would be dead in the water with their big plans to fleece us. Yet Baldacci and company said it was needed for reliability because our lines were old. BULL. They were and are fine and if Baldacci ever paid a CMP bill he'd know we all pay a monthly charge for maintenance. Moreover, population growth is forecasted to be nil.
Of course when Kurt Adams, who had been interviewing with First Wind months before while running the PUC was hired by First Wind, he became their Director of Transmission. Is there no shame?
Should there be laws in place to stop this sort of thing? Or to stop wind industry beneficiaries from sitting on the Energy and Utilities Committee squashing citizens' proposed protections against wind factories in their tranquil locations?
Meanwhile, Baldacci told us not to worry for we only will pay our 8% share of the ISO-NE grid on the $1.5 billion. But he neglected to tell us that we will also pay the same 8% on the $30 billion of similar wind-required transmission across the New England grid. That is an extra $4,500 per Maine ratepayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BULL, that wind power does not increase costs.
Read all about this Kurt Adams tale at the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. It is truly must reading.
Is it time to re-investigate what happened? Janet Mills is of course back as Attorney General. What a pathetic state of affairs. GOOD MORNING MAINE, TIME TO WAKE UP.