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Stephen Littlefield commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Those that talk about the destruction of wilderness, when compared to the blight of hundreds to thousands of wind turbines it is miniscule. And supplies hundreds of times more power. I can't comprehend the angst about this powerline as we watch…"
18 hours ago
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"A small power line like this one comes with very little environmental damage, and nearly imperceptible visual damage, especially compared to massive lighted kinetic wind turbines. In terms of electricity delivery, it's equivalent to 2300 of the…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Willem Post, doesn't Vermont have a transmission line delivering Hydro-Quebec power to the New England grid through Vermont lands under a power purchase contract for a set price which is settled up in the New England ISO-NE wholesale…"
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Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"I am with mr post.. ruin Maine for pitiful little energy"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Secures Discounted Electricity for Maine from Hydro-Québec
"The line capacity is 1200 MW It will deliver 700,000 MWh/y to Maine, and about 8,700,000 MWh/y to Massachusetts  Maine is getting less than 10% of the electricity, but 100% of the environmental/visual damage"
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arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills Secures Discounted Electricity for Maine from Hydro-Québec
"Electricity for 70,000 homes and 10000  businesses will  be very adequate for Maine's Janet Mills guided Covid economy.  A negative growth barter economy is all that will be left  in this anti-business high tax, leftist…"
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Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"The line should be buried, as they do in Germany, after 20 years of hassling about north-south HVDC transmissions lines. They greatly reduce environmental impacts compared to aboveground visible lines on up to 135-ft high towers"
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Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"Federal EPA in its report recommended Undergrounding and remains its recommendation. CMP / Avangrid / Iberdrola are trying to avoid this added expense by trying to find a State that will neglect this EPA recommendation. Furthermore, it will…"
Wednesday
Gary Campbell commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight
"I strongly oppose the Hydro-Quebec/CMP corridor project for a number of reasons. Consider the following: 1) Unless I'm mistaken, Maine's Wind Energy Act declares that Maine does not consider hydropower as a renewable resource and that…"
Wednesday
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Are Streamers Muzzling Controversial Documentaries?
"People don't like being told what to do and what not to do.Where was the gap in our education system that lead to everyone becoming judges and none becoming factfinders and truth tellers. Collectively, all the push back on free speech makes me…"
Jun 28
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Are Streamers Muzzling Controversial Documentaries?
"The First Amendment is indeed under attack these days, along with many other things we call Constitutional Rights. Dangerous Times indeed."
Jun 26
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
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Jun 26
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
"The core function of an SSL certificate is to protect server-client communication. On installing SSL, every bit of information is encrypted. In layman’s terms, the data is locked and can only be unlocked by the intended recipient (browser or…"
Jun 25
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post Citizens' Task Force members: SSL high level security is now in use on this website
"This means what?"
Jun 25
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post House Democrats include wind and solar tax credit extensions in sweeping infrastructure bill
"REMOVE ALL SUBSIDIES! Free and Fair Markets will make Renewables a thing of the past. On to clean High Density power  solutions to the worlds energy needs, not futile intermittent feel good group-think based hypocrisy promoting environmental…"
Jun 24
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Norway to rein in wind power after raging opposition from locals
"I lived in Norway for 3 years Norway has a lot of wind, but it also has a lot of oil and gas and HYDRO Power. Norway gets 98% of its electricity from hydro, just as Quebec The LAST thing Norway needs is to get on the bandwagon of idiocy, and build a…"
Jun 24

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Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers

CMP contends the project would benefit Maine and the region by lowering carbon emissions, reducing fossil fuel usage and stabilizing electricity costs. But opponents say it would create environmental damage and hurt homegrown solar, wind and biomass projects in Maine.

If supported by voters in November, the referendum…

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Posted on July 10, 2020 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Mass. becomes dirty word in Maine referendum fight

Bay State hydro deal irks those opposed to power line

Bruce Mohl Jul 7, 2020

CORPORATE SURROGATES for Massachusetts have spent close to $17 million so far battling a referendum question in Maine that seeks to block the importation of hydroelectricity from Quebec using a power line running through wilderness areas in the western part of the state.

The referendum battle is in some…

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Posted on July 7, 2020 at 10:09pm — 3 Comments

John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: June 29, 2020

Please go to page 46 of the link below to read these and other articles. When you click on the link, it should download as a PDF file.

Wind Energy:

Local Resistance to Wind Power Grows in Europe

Norway to rein in wind power after raging local opposition

Wind Turbines: The Pruitt-Igoes of the Plains

Offshore Wind Could Have Major Adverse Impact on Commercial Fisheries

Astonishing Buildout Needed for “Clean” NY Grid

Turbines…

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Posted on July 7, 2020 at 9:30pm

Are Streamers Muzzling Controversial Documentaries?

6:15 AM PDT 6/26/2020 by Tatiana Siegel

Half a dozen hot-button docs have been pulled from platforms or dropped by digital distributors in the past year, angering filmmakers and viewers: "People do not like to be told they cannot see a film."

On May 25, YouTube pulled the Michael Moore-produced environmental documentary…

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Posted on June 26, 2020 at 1:19pm — 2 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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