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Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered

http://www.baxterbrewing.com/Baxter Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started Mar 20, 2012

Lewiston Brewer Sponsors MPBN, Claiming to be Wind-Powered
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http://www.baxterbrewing.com/Baxter Brewing -  a very good beer maker - has begun an ad campaign wrapping itself in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by alice mckay barnett Apr 12, 2012.

For a laugh, Google "Saudi Arabia of Wind"
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I was curious who might have first uttered that tired phrase. Try it. The results are hilarious (see them below). Pretty much every state and country that has an outdoors has gratuitously been called…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Brigades Feb 21, 2010.

Two Anti-NIMBY Consultants Talk About Manipulation

Attached at the very bottom of my post is a PDF. It is a sales brochure used by a Boston PR Firm which infiltrates ourtowns long before we get "wind" of a development proposal. In it they tell the…Continue

Started Jan 23, 2010

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Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Staggering $1.5 billion lithium deposit discovered near Newry
"Verrrrrrry interesting!   The new mining law was largely a legislative project of NRCM. Mining stuff like zinc and copper is bad. But now mining a substance that sustains wind and solar power?  Hmmm. Let's see what NRCM say about…"
Sunday
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"Let this sink in. AG Merrick Garland’s Daughter Married to Co-Founder of Education Company Selling Critical Race Theory Resource Material to School Districts Yes, the Attorney General is instructing the FBI to investigate parents who might…"
Oct 6
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"Who is Buck Fiden?   "
Oct 5
Art Brigades commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"Habib Dagher at UMO has made a lucrative decades-long career of researching offshore wind. What a huckster."
Oct 5
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"'Environmental Justice' To Be Part Of NH Seacoast Offshore Wind Projects https://patch.com/new-hampshire/portsmouth-nh/environmental-justice-be-part-nh-seacoast-offshore-wind-projects"
Oct 5
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Robert Bryce: List Of 317 Wind Rejections Sierra Club Doesn’t Want You To See
"The author has had an interest in Maine for years. He could include these two lists on his own:  Maine%20Communities%20with%20wind%20ordinances.pdf Opt%20Outs.pdf"
Oct 5
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"To Save America, Durham Must Reveal the Whole Russiagate Story and Punish the Guilty Be as active as possible in talking and lobbying about this. You don’t have to be a so-called “elite” to do this or be an anchorman on ABC. You…"
Oct 2
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"DC Insiders in Panic as Steve Bannon Fires Up Shock Troops at Private DC Gathering Steve Bannon told The Gateway Pundit this about the DC meetup, “This is beyond Trump returning to the White House. This is about MAGA being ready to execute the…"
Oct 2
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN US NORTHEAST https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems   This article presents the all-in cost of wind, solar and battery systems in the US…"
Oct 2
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"DEEP-WATER FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES IN MAINE http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/deep-water-floating-offshore-wind-turbines-in-maine   The Norwegians have about 60 years of experience building and servicing oil/gas rigs and…"
Oct 2
Willem Post commented on Art Brigades's blog post Research Research Research
"Maine offshore winds are stronger than onshore. AVERAGE capacity factors of 0.40 to 0.45 can be achieved, versus an AVERAGE of 0.30 or less onshore. However, the turnkey capital cost per MW is at least THREE TO FOUR TIMES as high as onshore, as was…"
Oct 2
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While offshore wind has been working (part time) for many years, Maine continues to overthink how to make it work.https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governors-energy-office-submits-federal-lease-application-small-scale-floating-offshore-windReaders Digest version: erect your turbines and wait for the wind to blow.Occasional results are…See More
Oct 1
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post New York says yes to Quebec hydropower as Maine waffles
"Maine is bass-backwards. Instead of these low-impact/high benefit hydro power lines, we want 1200 MWof wind. And transmission. It's happening now at the PUC:  Read the submissions. They're chilling.…"
Sep 24
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Feds consider compensating fishermen for wind energy effects on harvests
"Federal money to compensate impacted fishermen? What about all the camp owners, sportsmen, outdoors tourism businesses in rural Maine that were impacted by mountaintop wind?  It was government mandated development, so why not government…"
Aug 1
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Berry Bill Buried - Mills vetoes bill calling for forced buyout of CMP and Versant Power
"Seth Berry is an inept Ivy League pointy-headed pseudo-intellectual. He has never held a job, has never developed a callous on his hand, and has never had a clue. It's time, thanks to term limits, to say goodbye Mr. Berry. "
Jul 17
Art Brigades commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"The "Pillage Aroostook" bill has been signed into law by the governor.  http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0563&item=5&snum=130"
Jun 29

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While offshore wind has been working (part time) for many years, Maine continues to overthink how to make it work.

https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/news/governors-energy-office-submits-federal-lease-application-small-scale-floating-offshore-wind

Readers Digest version: erect your turbines and wait for the wind to…

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Posted on October 1, 2021 at 6:41pm — 9 Comments

Rural Mainers Finally Count?

Governor Mills has signed a bill that should have been included in the Expedited Wind Act over a decade ago.

An Act To Require Consideration of Climate Impacts by the Public Utilities Commission and To Incorporate Equity Considerations in Decision Making by State Agencies

The new law is intended to balance the power between energy developers and regular citizens who are essentially defenseless.  "Equity" is a popular word these days, but it hasn't…

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Posted on June 19, 2021 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Another Good Piece by Robert Bryce

250 times more tax credit than nuclear gets, although nuclear produces five times more clean energy.

Funny how Congress called it the "Investment" tax credit.  Anyone who puts (our) money in an "investment" that has such a backward ROI isn't a very good investor. …

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Posted on December 28, 2020 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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At 11:07am on April 13, 2019, Willem Post said…

Hi Art,

Great data of HQ sales to NE and Vermont.

I have been looking for that a long time

Please provide the HQ URL that has the information

At 4:49am on February 21, 2010, Tom Olds said…
Tanks Art. Tom
At 3:57pm on January 7, 2010, Long Islander said…
Here is yet one more investigative reporting option:
http://pinetreewatchdog.org/?page_id=8
At 11:29am on January 7, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Awesome. Very helpful. I suppose I could have dug those out with some research. Thank you! Now please do share your feelings (or analysis )of how stringent it is.
At 9:20pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
I posted a couple of files on the documents page that you may be interested in. Let me know if you would like anything more.
At 2:51pm on January 6, 2010, Brian Raynes said…
In response to your questioning who may have a copy of what I referenced - what would you like a copy of? I have copies of almost all documents pertaining to this project, including the draft Permit, initial application, and much more.

As to the "ordinance" passed by the town of Oakfield, well, I have my own feelings as to how stringent it is.
At 4:42pm on January 5, 2010, Art Brigades said…
At 4:08pm on January 5, 2010, Whetstone_Willy said…
Art,
Could you please add a URL to the news article you posted - "More Sustainable Renewable Power for ME". Right now when I click on it I get a non-page.

Thanks.

Willy
At 3:58pm on December 27, 2009, Long Islander said…
Indeed, the PUC hearings are largely made up of paid reciters of the corporate line. That said, it is clear that there are many at war against the transmission upgrade and reading the transcripts reveals that many transmission upgrade opponents have not yet made the connection between the upgrade and the wind complexes. It is important that the two groups find each other and realize the similarity between our fights:

- a state government that is putting corporate interests above our welfare

- projects being jammed down our throats under false pretenses

- unnecessary projects

- scarring the landscape

- posing health risks

- feeding off the taxpayer or ratepayer - driving up the cost of living

- economically foolish
 
 
 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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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