Another challenge blowing in the wind
More and more Mainers, who earlier had bought into the simplistic conclusion that wind turbines in Maine are a wonderful "green" solution for our energy needs, are learning that, by and large, Maine is not getting a justifiable economic or energy return from the wind turbines that mar the landscape.
April 29, 2012
by V. Paul Reynolds
in Sun Journal
There is an old expression to the effect that "bad things happen when good people do nothing." Thankfully, when it came to First Wind's grand plan to erect 27 43-three story wind turbines atop the mountains of Downeast Maine, a lot of good people did not stand idly by and allow it to happen.
A Downeast grass roots group, the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes Watershed (PPDLW), along with the Maine Professional Guides Association, the Downeast Guides Association and the Sporting Camp Operator's Association, worked together to convince the Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) that First Wind's... [continue via Web link]