Yet one more college wind turbine goes belly up

Makes one wonder when the UMPI wonder wind turbine will do the same. A $2 million (and counting) total waste of public money. Think about that the next time the University of Maine System cries about money.

Based on the success of its solar energy program over the past year, Chesapeake College is decommissioning its wind turbine on the northeast corner of its campus at Rt. 50 and plans to invest future resources in renewable energy produced by the sun.

“The turbine was a catalyst in creating a culture of energy conservation at Chesapeake,” Bounds said.  “But we determined that the repair cost was too expensive and our resources could more effectively be invested in solar power, which will result in greater energy savings on campus.”

Being dismantled and removed from campus this week, the turbine will be sold on the secondary market, according to Bounds.

http://www.windaction.org/posts/47417-chesapeake-college-commits-to...

Read about the UMPI turbine right here: http://www.windtaskforce.org/page/umpi-wind-turbine

Meanwhile, back in 2011:

Iconic Community Wind Turbine Constructed at Chesapeake College Through MEA’s Anemometer Loan and Windsw ept programs, Chesapeake College constructed a 150 foot tall community w ind turbine on its Eastern Shore campus on Route 50 in Wye Mills. Governor Martin O'Malley spoke at the Nov. 1 dedication ceremony for the turbine, w hich w ill convert w ind energy to electricity to be used by the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at the college

http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc5300/sc5339/000113/0...

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Comment by Eskutassis on October 26, 2017 at 8:06am

Using pretty words can not turn Horse S*** into an Ice Cream Soda. But these guys are so good at it.

Comment by Paul Ackerman on October 25, 2017 at 10:30pm

"the secondary market" means scrap metal to China

Comment by Penny Gray on October 25, 2017 at 6:01pm

One can only hope the students learned something about wind power.

Comment by Gary Campbell on October 25, 2017 at 5:19pm

"the turbine will be sold on the secondary market, according to Bounds"

Yeah, right! Good luck finding that secondary market.

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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