Tell the Feds to stop funding industrial wind!!

Eric Cantor, Majority Leader-elect, has created a site which solicits ideas from WE THE PEOPLE for where Federal spending cuts should be made. It's an interesting concept and another arrow in our quiver.

Regardless of your political affiliation, please go to the following link and suggest that we stop providing the industrial wind developers with Federal Grants and Federal Loan Guarantees. I also think they ought to reduce the subsidies and tax breaks to be more on level with others forms of generation.

http://republicanwhip.house.gov/YouCut/YourIdea.htm

If they think your suggestion is worthy, they will post it and ask people to vote on it. Be sure to bookmark the site and check it at least weekly so you don't miss the opportunity to vote for the demise of Federal funding of industrial wind!

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Comment by Gary Campbell on November 18, 2010 at 3:50pm
OK, OK, Mr. Albrecht. I didn't mean to suggest that this would replace contacting our reps. I just assumed everyone here was already contacting their reps. I also realize this site may be little more than a gimmick. So what? In the time it took you to write your comment you could have made an entry on the Cantor site. The only difference is that making an entry on the Cantor site couldn't hurt.
Comment by Whetstone_Willy on November 18, 2010 at 2:18pm
"Because the Cantor website is a gimmick" --- I strongly disagree. The 2,000 wind turbines that John Elias Baldacci and Kurt Adams rammed through a sleeping legislature are a gimmick. Future Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who incidentally was not up for election this year, is making this available for the citizenry to weigh in, so let's take Gary Campbell up on his advice. It can't possibly hurt and if enough of us weigh in, it may very well help. Using this website to discourage fellow citizens to take action is counterproductive and quite frankly, way out of line. I would also add, that now that we have a new Governor and a newly composed legislature, in addition to contacting Maine's federal delegation, contacting the Governor and Legislature is also something everyone should do.
Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on November 18, 2010 at 2:03pm
Definitely use the Cantor site AND contact your reps.
Comment by Jonathan Albrecht on November 18, 2010 at 1:43pm
Because the Cantor website is a gimmick. Its intended to make you think you have had some influence on the decisions that will be made. Its intended to make you feel good. Your feeling good will not stop the construction of a single industrial wind turbine.
Comment by Steve Thurston on November 18, 2010 at 1:15pm
"Stop subsidizing grid scale wind power projects and the massive transmission lines they require. Without the ability to store electricity cost effectively wind power is simply a waste of money, as other, reliable generators must always be on line to regulate wind's intermittancy. The "green economy" is a subsidy dependent fantasy. Let's concentrate on the real economy." (I agree with Jonathan Abrecht that contacting reps and senators is more effective but why not do both?)

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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