"Just FYI for those who don't follow it -- here is this morning's RTO newsletter online
Now, don’t try and read that poker face; read this news…"
"When you examine the type of jobs "created" in Maine that they estimate,the reality (I'll bet) is that the construction of such off-shore wind projects would almost exclusively go to European firms who have the technology to do the…"
""Maine is well positioned.." ,where have I heard that line of BS before ? The reality is Maine is going to be enslaved to a stupid ,uneconomical proposal that will generate subsidies for decades to come and "green power…"
"30 new wind turbines...gee,Gov.Mills must be just delighted. Thanks Audubon,you can say goodbye to a lot more birds and bats throughout Washington County after those behemoths are in operation--but then we all know you don't care anyway,its all…"
"These are the same morons who will bankrupt the state in a few years time,and they "know" how best to establish another gigantic bureaucracy to control every aspect of your life via energy policy?
I think not. The state offices ought to…"
"They ought to be exposed fully for the phonies that their "clients" -- the "clean energy consortium" really is. Shameless-- but that is obviously a requirement to be a lobbyist in DC and Augusta.
\All these pie-in-the-sky…"
"well,nice to know that .. I live in a 200 year old house,insulated in the 1990's (exterior walls all rebuilt to do it--could not afford to do that now) and have heated with wood for 40 of my 49 years here,with a K-1 back up heater fitted in…"
"Interesting,if tedious to go thru,statistics. Essentially meaningless for Maine because drilling wells here (on the coast in particular) to install GSHP systems would be absurdly expensive. Not to mention the unlikely service life of such systems…"
"Good luck with all that hogwash. "Prominent scientists"..... who likely all fly in airplanes to meetings and conferences,have at least two homes,etc .
I could care less as long as NOT one cent of taxpayer subsidy is provided for this…"
"Another example of the idiocy of "progressivism" these days. Mills follows along with the young eco-maoist Greta Thunberg,"How dare you!" comment with an economically preposterous speech.
One can begin to see why the conspiracy…"
"This is a very good start at rebuttal to the mis-information the PPH willingly pushes. Yes,its a bit technical,but the numbers are minimal here so that's not a bad thing.
The online comments section for the Op-ed might be a slug-fest of the…"
"Oh but the geniuses on the Rockland City Council have announced they are saving the world by instituting a "green plan to combat climate change" for the entire city to be powered 100% by "renewable energy by 2040" --no matter…"
"Best way to approach this might be to first ask Greg Kesich at the PPH what their word limit is for Op-Eds. I think it used to be 900 words or so.
Once you know what the limit is you can tailor the content to address the most egregious points of the…"
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."
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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