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Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Can someone educate me on AC/DC - what is produced by solar - what is flowing through the distribution lines - is there a conversion - what's with all these big transformers on the poles? "
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment
"Why would any utility want to invest huge sums of money connecting to inefficient and unreliable power sources?"
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Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
""But wind energy is a symbol of what we should be doing!""
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Jim Wiegand commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"If humans are going to inhabit the Earth for millennia to come, they will have to solve problems. But with criminals and sociopaths running the show, science has been put in the toilet, making this task impossible."
Feb 23
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"These "Greenies" need Psychiatric help, but certainly , they must not be allowed to bankrupt a nation  and cause suffering  for their emotional imbalance (raison d'etre) and lack of scientific education concerning…"
Feb 23
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"Monitoring/Recording Electricity Data   The output of every electricity plant, which has a name and a number, in every state, is monitored/recorded, on a minute-by-minute basis, in real-time, by the regional grid operator, such as…"
Feb 23
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"Wind Turbines in Colder Regions   As standard equipment, the wind turbines in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, etc., have heaters for the rotors and blades, and for the big box, aka nacelle, on the top of the tower. To avoid freeze-ups…"
Feb 23
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"Subsidies and Cost shifting is the Name of the Game for Wind and Solar   From 2006 to 2019, wind and solar generators in Texas received about $19.4 billion in subsidies and benefits from taxpayers and consumers. It is estimated…"
Feb 23
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now
"Texas Snow Storm Event   California imports about 30% of its annual electricity to cover any electricity short-falls; it has major connections to nearby grids. This mode of operation sufficed, until the US Southwest had a major,…"
Feb 23
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post US power line tensions grow over green energy surge
"Picking the average American's pockets a utility bill at a time, Biden's "Green New Scam " has it all planned to have payola to the party, generated FROM YOU!"
Feb 19
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post US power line tensions grow over green energy surge
"“A good deal for Spain, and a bad deal for Maine.” Should read: A GOOD DEAL FOR SPAIN AND WALL STREET, A BAD DEAL FOR MAINE COST SHIFTING IS THE NAME OF THE GAME REGARDING WIND AND…"
Feb 19
mm domach commented on Long Islander's blog post Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
"Agree density is important but also need to factor in economics with density.  I am not a huge wind fan but it is not metered or needs to be drilled for.  The cost for completing a 10,000,000 to 20,000,000 gal water frack for a well is big…"
Feb 18
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
"Mr. Domach, Basic engineering indeed, of a Flawed Basic Hypothesis, that of NON-DENSE Intermittent ENERGY sources replacing DENSE sources such as Fossil Fuel and Nuclear and being  a viable option to modernity and societal advancement,. …"
Feb 18
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
"Governor and Senators Seeking More Electric Vehicles and Buses with COVID Money The priorities of New England governments are driven by a cabal of “break-their-will RE zealots, because of excessive subsidies for wind, solar, etc. They have…"
Feb 18
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
"Kenneth Capron - indeed, the mainstream media are lying their way through the Texas panhandle. It has come to the point that they lie about everything. If you don't agree with their lies, you are labeled a conspiracy theorist and soon, a…"
Feb 18
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?
"MSM is lying their way through the Texas panhandle. The fact that they refuse to be honest even throughout a severe weather event bodes poorly for America. It means they can and will lie about anything and anyone anytime. Anyone believe that Biden…"
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Costly power grid upgrade to boost renewables will test Maine’s commitment

And to think that the Maine wind industry, the Maine environmental groups and the Maine media had the brass to tell us the ratepayer-funded $1.5 billion CMP upgrade (MPRP) was due to aging lines and population growth, when in fact it was pure ratepayer robbery for the wind developers who were stuck without the new transmission. Where was the so called "Public Advocate"?

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Posted on March 1, 2021 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

BDN - Is Maine’s electric grid ready for a lot more renewable power? Regulators need to find out now

Following is a fairly incredible revelation, i.e., that in essence, the $1.4 billion MPRP (Maine Power Reliability Program, aka, the "CMP upgrade") was built, after all, for wind and solar.

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Posted on February 22, 2021 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

US power line tensions grow over green energy surge

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The battle over a power line in Maine features a television advertisement depicting felled pine trees in the wooded US state paired with noir images of a corporate tower in modern Bilbao, near the Guggenheim art museum. A voiceover declares: “A good deal for Spain, and a bad deal for Maine.”

“They chose a very xenophobic message that I find incredibly troubling,” said Thorn Dickinson, chief executive of the Avangrid company building the Maine project.…



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Posted on February 18, 2021 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

Tucker Carlson: Green energy means a less reliable power grid. Why do our leaders deny that?

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Posted on February 15, 2021 at 7:00pm — 23 Comments

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At 9:10pm on June 17, 2015, Eskutassis said…

The arguments we have with those on the other side are really amazing.  I saw yours on the PPH article.  I posted one too.

At 11:13am on July 17, 2013, Peter Beckford said…

Yo Long Islander, can you do anything to give my blog post the widest audience, like emailing it on to everyone or something? Thanks a lot, Peter Beckford

We appreciate the steady diet of posts from you

At 8:03pm on July 14, 2012, Wind Scam said…
Wind Scam Artists strategies to destroy "America the Beautiful".
 
This is long, but it is worth scanning all of it. Be sure to download and search for your Reps. and Senators too. Don't forget to share with all.
This shows the backroom dealings of these wind scam artists and our politicians ramming this "Rip Off" unreliable and unproductive wind energy crap down our thro@@t.
 
Don't miss there campaign to save wind jobs that cost the American Taxpayer in excess of $8,000,000 each also, why because it come our of our wallets and purses.
Be sure to check out all their propaganda goals to destroy the Beautiful United States and make each of us pay for this destruction from "Fake Renewable Energy".
At 7:31am on February 29, 2012, Allen Barrette said…

Ok lets update Americas status first there are millions of abandoned homes from foreclosure, there is less electricity for lights,furnaces,etc. being used today  so we all can relax with the scare of congesting our grids. There is plenty of current being generated at the moment. So what steps do we take to rid our lands of the dinosaur turbines that this foreign company called first wind first and they are not from New England originally folks. The office in Boston is just a front to be what they thought was going to be action. Obama our fearless leader wants to keep this going,The wasteful spending, allowing the companies to change names as fast as the sun sets,how they do business,How they are awarded these funds I'll never understand because there is in my opinion no practical method in deciding who gets funding for these energy projects. I am disgusted at this administration, If you were working in my company I"d fire you for insubordination, you know your not suppose to use public money for your personal interests. It has to be personal because it surely is not a public interest  Shame on you ----- Got Vision           

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At 8:08pm on March 27, 2010, Mary Elen Marucci said…
HI, Ita a geodatabase I am building with two others as a project in intro GIS. Has to do with state and local ordinance rules affecting possible sites in a particular town. I enjoyed your picture gallery. Mary Ellen
At 10:52pm on March 14, 2010, Joanne Moore said…
Thanks for the link to the report. Geeze, these guys say just what industry pays them to say. Wow! The Name Norm Famous reminds me of one of the Lounge Lizards wannabe types. Very interesting to know he is the husband of Marcia Spenser-Famous. I had a sneaking suspicion he was. The name is unusual, if not famous. Heh. Another conflict of interest, ya think?
At 11:28am on January 24, 2010, Art Brigades said…
Investigative reporting.... We need to whip this beast a little better.

Interesting to read Tux Turkel's piece this morning. While his focus was narrowly on noise, and only at Vinalhaven, it surely helped puncture the huge bubble just a bit. More noteworthy than what he wrote was what he did not write.

How he could interview Hanna Pingree and NOT ask her why she withdrew her turbine noise bill is either abject stupidity or laziness. Legislators regularly rush to the statehouse with a new bill whenever a constituent says "there oughtta be a law..."

Could it be that he didn't ask the Speaker of the House (who can get anything she wants to a public hearing) why she doesn't think this is worthy of a bill, or why she isn't raising holy hell over getting a hearing???

It would be one thing if her district was Old Orchard Beach, but these are HER constituents who are under the bus!! Investigative reporting??? Please. One doesn't need to be a political veteran to know that the ties that bind among the Pingrees, Baldaccis, Adamses, and the wind mafia are very tight indeed. Turn a blind eye to a monumental calamity in your state, district, and town why? To repay political favors? Now that's a story that'll sell papers.

Turkel needs to pursue this angle. He also needs to expose the tragic economic realities of this trojan horse that has been wheeled into Maine.
 
 
 

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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