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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Long Islander's blog post John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: November 16, 2020
"Another way to stop big wind is to stop big tech. Why I Left Facebook -- And Why You Should Too https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/11/why_i_left_facebook__and_why_you_should_too.html"
Nov 19
Art Brigades commented on Long Islander's blog post First offshore wind farm goes offline: An industry warning?
""Ørsted A/S — the Danish power company that acquired Block Island when it bought Deepwater Wind in 2018 — is bearing the cost of reburying the Block Island cable connecting its turbines to the island grid. Spokesperson…"
Nov 17
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Administration Releases Report on Strengthening Maine’s Clean Energy Economy
"Why not 30 cents per KW hour, and feed Angus King and son some more? How does 30 cents per KW Hour sound Maine? Enjoy your electric bills. Florida, 10 cents per KWH...oh well...they have enough sense there to use dense energy like nuclear and…"
Nov 10
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind Reincarnated & Clearway Renew LLC (Sherman wind "farm") Crying to Maine PUC
"Revisit PL-661 and KILL IT!"
Nov 6
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind Reincarnated & Clearway Renew LLC (Sherman wind "farm") Crying to Maine PUC
"This is Political Evil Reincarnated! Wind Shysters, the original low life creation  comprised of liars , thieves, BS artists and  miscreants. Deny their existence for the good of everyone. Mainers are considered idiots  by these scum."
Nov 6
arthur qwenk commented on Long Islander's blog post In Katahdin's shadows - Maine PUC denies reconsideration of disputed clean-energy contracts
"Wind Shysters, the original low life creation  comprised of liars , thieves, BS artists and  miscreants. Deny their existence for the good of everyone."
Nov 4
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post In Katahdin's shadows - Maine PUC denies reconsideration of disputed clean-energy contracts
"VERMONT’S GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT, A DISASTER IN THE MAKING https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/vermont-s-global-warming-solutions-act-a-disaster-in-the-making WORLD AND US TOTAL ENERGY…"
Nov 3
Penny Gray commented on Long Islander's blog post In Katahdin's shadows - Maine PUC denies reconsideration of disputed clean-energy contracts
"A temporary stay of execution???"
Nov 3
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post First Wind Reincarnated & Clearway Renew LLC (Sherman wind "farm") Crying to Maine PUC
"Please stop the destruction and scourge of pristine Aroostook.. it is downright evil."
Nov 2
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post First offshore wind farm goes offline: An industry warning?
"“How are we going to integrate this variable, intermittent, grid disturbing electricity into the existing NE grid” That is a good question. A major, high-capacity, high-voltage, truck line needs to be built on shore. It should be…"
Oct 31
Willem Post commented on Long Islander's blog post Mass DPU orders gas utilities to rethink their future
"The utilities and ISO-NE know exactly what would be required to "get rid of fossils" They stand at the edge of a physical and financial abyss, being pushed there by BUREAUCRAT RE proponents, and their self-serving subsidy chasers, who do…"
Oct 30
Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Long Islander's blog post Federal grant for Maine offshore wind
"The  details and assumptions about the  floating windmill anchored off of Monhegan are premised on an impact assessment by the Dept. of Energy not DEP; so there was no study of the impact on the 4 acre bottom land being leased....'uh…"
Oct 27
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Commission OK’s wind and solar projects
"Don't know if you folks follow the Portland Planning Board. Last week, the Land Bank was all excited that the City was going to buy some land on Rand Road from Avangrid to be placed in the Land Bank. The deal was to sell 27+ acres assessed at…"
Oct 27
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Commission OK’s wind and solar projects
"And thank you Ken"
Oct 27
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Commission OK’s wind and solar projects
"Super disturbing"
Oct 27
Kenneth Capron commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Commission OK’s wind and solar projects
"Let's see how they react to legislation I will be proposing that will require proper disposal of solar waste. By that, I don't just mean the lass and aluminum. I mean the 5-10% of the chemicals that make the power. I mean the cathode,…"
Oct 27

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John Droz, Jr: Energy & Environmental Newsletter: November 16, 2020

Meet The Dutch Climate Refugees Fleeing ‘Unbearably Noisy’ Wind Farms

The first Dutch climate refugees are a fact. Not because of wet feet, but because citizens cannot cope with the noise of wind farms.

Residents close to biomass power stations also complain bitterly. Are health and the environment in the Netherlands subordinate to our climate goals? “I do see a similarity with the Groningen gas and the Limburg…

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Posted on November 19, 2020 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Mills Administration Releases Report on Strengthening Maine’s Clean Energy Economy

Mills Administration Releases Report on Strengthening Maine’s Clean Energy Economy

November 9, 2020

Maine’s bold renewable energy and climate change policies are supporting economic growth and workforce demands in thriving clean energy industry, new report finds.

A new report from the Governor’s Energy Office and Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future offers a detailed analysis of the…

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Posted on November 10, 2020 at 12:21am — 1 Comment

First Wind Reincarnated & Clearway Renew LLC (Sherman wind "farm") Crying to Maine PUC

Maine’s largest-ever procurement of renewable-power contracts was hailed in September as a historic step on a path to reaching ambitious climate change goals. But today, those contracts are under fire from two dissatisfied developers.

The developers question whether the selection process was flawed, whether customers will get the lowest possible rates and whether some of the winning projects could be delayed or never…

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Posted on November 6, 2020 at 11:32am — 3 Comments

In Katahdin's shadows - Maine PUC denies reconsideration of disputed clean-energy contracts

The project in Sherman would be New England’s largest wind project, right in the shadow of Katahdin.

The second developer, Clearway Renew LLC, challenged how the PUC scored the projects. It maintained that its entry, called County Wind, had a superior price and climate impact and should have won a contract. Clearway also has filed a broad Freedom of Access Act request in an effort to see confidential pricing information and learn how projects were scored,…

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Posted on November 6, 2020 at 11:32am — 3 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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