Very Important EUT WEB TUNE IN ALERT at 1PM

Rep. Dion's bill LD 1513 will create a loophole so companies like Iberdrola (where ex-Gov Baldacci is Vice Chair of their newly formed Avangrid affiliate) will be able to own wind projects. Presently a transmission company cannot be in the wind business. That is about to change unless the handmaidens of the special interests can be stopped in their tracks. Baldacci committed himself to this in September 2009 upon his return from a trip to Europe where he met (as Governor) with Iberdrola. It has been written that Iberdrola hosted that trip. How big of them.

LD 1513 seems to allow someone like Iberdrola to set up "conflict companies" (like Avangrid), calling them "affiliates", thinking we the people are so stupid that we'd think they wouldn't work with each other to their mutual benefit. Even without conspiring with each other, they'd both inherently know how to get things done to fatten their own wallets at the expense of ratepayers, etc. These so called firewalls are an insult to Mainers' intelligence.

Iberdrola and Avangrid have the same Chairman: Ignacio Galan.

How stupid are they to think we don't see through this bald faced loophole creation to benefit the billionaires?

Tune in here at 1PM today if you can't be there in person:

http://legislature.maine.gov/calendar/#Audio/211

If you think it's OK for Iberdrola, ex-Gov Baldacci's new employer and the second largest wind company in the U.S., to be able to get the law changed so it can start building wind projects throughout Maine to feast on U.S. taxpayer dollars while holding up ratepayers, then pay no attention to today's EUT meeting. No need to heed what the EUT does if you are OK with the planned explosion of wind projects throughout the entire state.

TODAY at EUT - 1:00PM

 
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 1:00PM
LD 1315 An Act To Amend Maine's Restructuring Laws (Rep. Dunphy of Embden)
LD 1513 An Act To Clarify Laws Relating to Affiliate Ownership of Electric Generation (Rep. Dion of Portland)
 
Approximate times as currently scheduled appear below; meetings will be in Cross Building, Room 211.
 
Copies of the bills in Word may be accessed at:
 

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Comment by Pineo Girl on February 11, 2016 at 5:05pm

LD 1315 disposed of in short order - LD 1513 - Well More manipulation is needed to make it more palatable!  Apparently not going over too well with some legislators!  Lets hope it stays that way!

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 11, 2016 at 4:27pm

LD 1315 voted  ought not to pass....... LD 1513 Tabled until more clarification to the Amendment can be made.

Comment by Long Islander on February 11, 2016 at 1:14pm

James P. Torgerson, President & CEO, AVANGRID (New Haven, CT)

On BOD of American Gas Association.

https://www.aga.org/about/leadership

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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