Wind Turbines and Forest Fires by Clyde MacDonald

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Please click on the above link to read an excellent letter written by Clyde MacDonald and published in the current issue of Northern Logger.

 

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Comment by alice mckay barnett on June 13, 2011 at 10:18pm
so up in smoke
Comment by Mike DiCenso on June 13, 2011 at 10:11pm
OOPs Never mind . I found it . Mike
Comment by Mike DiCenso on June 13, 2011 at 10:06pm
My dial up can't load this . What,in a nutshell, is the gist of Prof . Mac 's oped?
Comment by Brad Blake on June 13, 2011 at 9:56pm
This is a huge issue.  Our wrong-headed state policy of placing hundreds of wind turbines through the most heavily forested state in country is bound to lead to a disaster.  In Lincoln, when asked about the potential of turbine fires, First Wind, as expected, lied and said turbines rarely catch on fire.  When pressed about how a fire in a nacelle 262 feet up on a monopole could be put out, it was admitted that these fires are simply allowed to burn out.  So, you now have 40 turbines in Lincoln Lakes, plus 55 more at nearby Stetson Mt., all smack in the middle of dry slash and debris filled commercial forest land that has been left in high fire danger by the horrendous forestry practices of HC Haynes and WT Gardiner & Sons logging operations.  A turbine fire on a breezy day in autumn or during any dry spell means a huge forest fire and little ability to contain it.
Comment by alice mckay barnett on June 13, 2011 at 6:50pm

thank you for the pursuit of this problem.

wish it stopped this train wreck

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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