Wife of Attorney Who Represented First Wind Interviewed First Wind Attorney Hallie Gilman on WGAN

Here's a 21 minute audio interview with windy Hallie Gilman dated 3/7/16. The reporter, Tory Ryden, hopefully won "Softball Pitcher of the Year" for this interview where Ms. Ryden terms wind turbines as "majestic" and pejoratively refers to opponents as NIMBY's. 





"Tory Ryden interviews wind energy expert and the Chief of Staff of North America Utility & Global Wind at SunEdison, Hallie Gilman. Gilman discusses the development of wind energy in Maine and scopes out what's ahead in technology surrounding renewable energy."


A little reporting of our own shows that Ms. Ryden is married to Bernstein Shur CEO Patrick Scully, whose focus area is....................energy.

Here's a quote from Patrick Scully welcoming Ms. Gilman to Bernstein Shur on 3/15/16. Prior to that Ms. Gilman was at SunEdison/First Wind:

“Hallie is a wonderful addition to our growing energy team and we are proud and excited to welcome her,” said firm CEO Pat Scully. “She is highly regarded for her regulatory and project management work and she will be an invaluable resource to our energy clients, including developers and owners of wind, solar, natural gas, biomass and hydroelectric projects as well as our merchant transmission clients.”

Prior to joining Bernstein Shur, Gilman held executive leadership and general counsel roles for a leading renewable energy development company, and previously was an energy attorney at a Portland, Maine firm.


In fact, here's Hallie Gilman and reporter Ryden's husband Patrick Scully representing First Wind together at a PUC hearing on wind on 1/25/12.

And here's Scully stating in that meeting that they don't try to use reporters to influence the PUC.

The PUC document can be downloaded here:


I didn't see anything disclosing that the reporter interviewing Hallie Gilman was married to the energy attorney (for among others First Wind) who would welcome Gilman to his firm circa the same time -- as a wind attorney.

Of course Maine is the state where PUC Commissioner Kurt Adams jumped to First Wind to become director of transmission after his PUC greased the skids for the Maine Power Reliability Program (aka CMP upgrade), in essence a ratepayer-funded gift to First Wind and their ilk, without which, First Wind's northern projects would have had no way to ship their product to Massachusetts. And according to the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, Kurt Adams got over $1 million in stock options from First Wind while still at the PUC. So should we be surprised?

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Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on February 15, 2018 at 4:00am

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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."



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


(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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