The Maine Wind Plantation Marches Forward

http://www.maine.gov/dacf/lupc/reports/docs/rptReceivedAccepted.html

The six state Governors committee on energy has been given notice that 2500 megawatts of wind plant electricity is ready to take over the Maine landscape by 2016.

The three states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island ( not a place for wind plants ) have issued a Request for Proposals for at least 1000 megawatts of renewable sourced electricity .

The Maine DEP expects three major wind projects to be seeking approval this year and is concerned it has too little staff.

National Grid, an electric distribution company in Massachusetts, was going to buy Cape Wind output. That deal is not going to happen. National Grid is a player in this Request for Proposal.

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Comment by Martha thacker on March 9, 2015 at 5:15pm

Alice...I don't think PUC can do anything. Just me.

Monhegan Island..these people are trying to destroy ME tourism along with environment, birds and animals. Not human.

Comment by alice mckay barnett on March 9, 2015 at 4:15pm

does PUC do anything here?

Comment by Jim Wiegand on March 9, 2015 at 1:07pm

Wind energy is like hiring a painting contractor for $5000 to paint your house, but all that gets painted is the front door. In the process your landscaping gets destroyed and he kills your pets. Then you try to sue or prosecute only to have your case dismissed by a judge that is a friend of the painting contractor .

We have been building the deadly wind turbines for 30 years and the energy output of wind accounts for about 1/275 of the energy used in America. Fraud, untold billions funneled into worthless wind projects, 31,000 eagle carcasses sent to the Denver Eagle Repository that are unaccounted for, and the destined extinction of species coming from wind turbines.

Of course the public would have known all this about wind decades ago if we didn't have a government supporting industry that relies on rigged research, corruption, and gag orders to prosper.

Comment by Long Islander on March 9, 2015 at 12:26pm

I believe our problem is not so much the citizens of southern New England, but their corrupted legislatures. The citizens won't pay for it when they realize wind electricity is not put under their pillows by the tooth fairy.

NStar CEO Thomas May said that Massachusetts lacks the windy countryside available in places like Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Canada. And that means wind farms are more feasibly located outside Massachusetts, which would require investment in the transmission lines and other infrastructure necessary to bring wind-generated electricity into the state.

Some programs have not been as popular as expected, May added. NStar Green, the program under which consumers can pay a premium to ensure some of their electricity is generated by wind, has attracted only 8,000 NStar customers - less than 1 percent of the company’s 1.1 million electricity consumers, he said.

“We were a little disappointed that it was not greater,’’ May said. “Being the greenest states in the land of the free, we have a more educated audience, we have a more concerned, socially conscious audience. So we thought we would do better.’’

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2010/01/20/nstar_chi...

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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