UMaine Ocean Wind Project to Get Up to $40 Million to Proceed with Full-Scale Demo Site Off Monhegan


UMaine
Ocean Wind Project
to Get Up to $40 Million to Proceed with
Full-Scale Demo Site Off

Monhegan
The ocean wind energy project led by the University of Maine just got boosted to top priority for federal funding, making it possible for two full-scale energy-producing wind turbines to be deployed in a test site off Monhegan Island. On May 27, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the University of Maine-led ocean wind project, New England Aqua Ventus I, had been moved up the list to become one of three U.S. projects to be awarded major funding through DOE’s ocean wind power development program.

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Comment by Barbara Durkin on June 3, 2016 at 1:24pm

Public Interest is undermined when oil, gas, minerals mining, educational institutions and wind-industry executives partner with government. Inherent is the motivation to serve the interests of industry to monetize, privatize and commoditize public resources, the commons ….Motivation exists to misconstrue the facts, and to manipulate the science in order to divest the public of our precious and critical resources, monetary and natural, when public grants, loan guarantees, public subsidies, and tax credits alone fuel the offshore wind industry.

Comment by Gary Campbell on June 3, 2016 at 11:25am

Note that it isn't until the fifth paragraph that the height of the turbines is mentioned. And in true wind developer fashion, Habib Dagher provides only the height to the top of the hub and does not provide the name of the turbine manufacturer, making it difficult for anyone to get the facts. The deception game has begun! Next he;ll be saying that Monhegan Island's tourism economy won't be harmed by the sight of these monsters.

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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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