Dear Maine: Get ready for HUGE SPIKES in your electric bill

If you like to pay steep increases in your light bill, then you’re probably a strong supporter of blowing up Maine’s mountain tops to build more industrial wind turbines. WATCH THIS VIDEO to find out what we mean.

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CLICK THE IMAGE for video.

Remember, folks, wind turbines only work about 25% of the time at best. Plus, if you build industrial turbines on mountain tops where there is no existing infrastructure, then you ALSO have to build the transmission lines all across the state. The only thing that makes this scheme work is taxpayer and ratepayer subsidies. That’s right, YOU pay the freight, while the developers pocket millions and ruin Maine’s scenic wilderness areas. That’s why Central Maine Power raised its rates by almost 20% recently.

You can expect more increases into the future, unless the Maine Legislature changes course. During this Legislative session they refused to modify Maine’s wind goals. So if you like paying drastically higher bills, pat your state legislator on the back. If you think wind energy should LOWER your light bill, then tell your state legislator to make some changes --- fast.

WATCH OUR VIDEO and read this article in Forbes, “Wind Industry Study: Electricity Prices Skyrocketing In Largest Wind Power States.”

FMM probes --- is First Wind stiffing Mainers?

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CLICK ON IMAGE for video report.

(Portland, Maine) The voice of wind opposition in Maine, Friends of Maine’s Mountains (FMM), has been receiving reports that workers associated with First Wind’s industrial wind project in Oakfield may not be getting paid. In a YouTube VIDEO published today, the group issued a call to its network, asking anyone having more information about possible nonpayment to report it to the anti-wind group.

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“We want to be on top of this information, because we’re bird-dogging it,” said Chris O’Neil, FMM spokesperson. “If they’re stiffing loggers and skidder drivers up there, we want to know.”

O’Neil said a recent decision by Maine’s supreme court could doom First Wind’s future in Maine, because the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has asked First Wind if it now has enough funding to finish four projects in the state worth $1 billion (See Portland Press Herald, “Maine DEP asks First Wind to re-prove its financial capacity,” 4/9/14). He said FMM will immediately forward any evidence of the company’s financial hardships to top officials at the DEP. To contact Friends of Maine’s Mountains, write to: MaineMountainFriends@gmail.com.

What will take to stop wind turbines in Maine?

Frankly, it’s going to take resources. Financial resources if possible, but especially time resources, human resources and communications resources. Friends of Maine’s Mountains is very pleased to introduce a significant upgrade to our website, a first of many steps as we continue to turn up the heat on the industrial wind lobby. Here’s a VERY SHORT VIDEO WELCOME, and we invite you to visit us often as momentum increases. As wind foes pool our limited resources and continue to collaborate across a broad spectrum of interests, our effectiveness will continue to improve!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE to view a quick welcome video.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE to view a quick welcome video.