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2008-10-13 15:00:26

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF The debate over wind power soon will be blowing into additional Maine towns. First Wind, the Massachusetts company behind Maine's two largest wind energy facilities, plans to file applications with the state late this year or early next year for a facility with roughly 30 turbines in the southern Aroostook County town of Oakfield. The company also is moving forward with plans for projects in Rumford in western Maine as well as on Grand Manan Island...

2008-10-01 15:00:44

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Nadia Wotton swims in the waters of Long Pond near the gentle slopes of Rollins Mountain every day in the summer. She spends half the year in a camp along the edge of the water, and she doesn't take it for granted, she said Tuesday. "My fear is that the aesthetics, the whole feel of the area and the views of the ridge, I really feel that this will be gone soon," Wotton said. "That's my biggest fear." That's why Wooton is a member of the...

2008-08-22 15:00:29

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF Looking to expand its considerable array of northern Maine wind farms, First Wind of Massachusetts has placed two test towers atop mountains just north of its Stetson Mountain site, a company official said Wednesday. The towers are atop Jimmey and Owl mountains, said Ryan Chayters, a senior development associate with First Wind, the state's largest producer of wind power. Chayters is helping Evergreen Wind Power LLC prepare its proposed $120...

2008-08-21 15:01:00

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Al Roy gets a lovely view of the sun rising over Rollins Mountain and glinting off Egg Pond. So do fellow Egg Pond Road residents Harry Washburn and Donald Smith. The three attended a public hearing at Mattanawcook Academy on Wednesday to see how Evergreen Wind Power LLC's proposed $120 million wind farm would appear if it gets Maine Department of Environmental Protection approval and is built on Rollins Mountain. They examined several...

2008-08-17 12:00:30

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Evergreen Wind Power LLC will hold a hearing Wednesday on its plans to build a $120 million wind farm in Burlington, Lee, Winn and Lincoln. It would be the largest such electricity- generating facility in New England. The hearing is part of the company's efforts to secure permits to build 40 1.5-megawatt windmills creating as much as 60 megawatts of electricity on sites in the four towns. Evergreen is a subsidiary of First Wind of...

2008-07-13 15:00:24

There is ample evidence America's future for wind energy is mainly on the plains, not atop its peaks. If so, projects like TransCanada's 132-megawatt windfarm in northern Franklin County is perhaps the last of its kind. Maybe it should be. Oilman T. Boone Pickens, whose blood would likely trade for $140/ barrel, is repositioning himself as America's voice of reason on alternative energy. His company is building the country's largest wind-farm - a 4,000 megawatt field in Pampa, Texas....

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 10--State regulators gave final approval Wednesday to a $270 million wind farm and transmission line proposed for the mountains of rural Franklin County. TransCanada Maine Wind Development Inc. plans to erect 44 wind turbines on Kibby Mountain and Kibby Range, located near the Canadian border just east of Coburn Gore. The land is a working forest owned by Plum Creek Timber Co. If constructed today, the Kibby project would be the largest...

2008-06-30 15:02:56

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF First Wind's Stetson Mountain project is unnecessarily creating congestion on Maine's New England power grid transmission lines, thanks to state policymakers' rush to create more wind energy in the state, an anti-wind energy group's leader charged Sunday. "They pushed through the project without contemplating the interconnection problems of the existing projects and the new ones that may come on line," said Lisa Linowes, executive director of...

2008-06-21 15:00:27

By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 21--MILLINOCKET -- Jerry Tudan thought he was all set. The Harpswell man had a Washington state investor ready to fund his proposed $50 million, 17-megawatt biomass boiler project intended for the Huber Industrial Park. Katahdin region officials were enthusiastic about it -- it would bring 45 full-time jobs to the area -- and due diligence had found no stopping blocks, he said. That's when he learned how gridlocked the New England...

2008-06-17 15:00:53

By NICK SAMBIDES JR.; OF THE NEWS STAFF LINCOLN - Four Lincoln Lakes region towns will be home to New England's largest wind energy facility and a company headquarters employing five to seven people if a Massachusetts firm realizes its plans, company officials said Monday. With 40 1.5-megawatt windmills creating as much as 60 megawatts of electricity on sites in Burlington, Lee, Lincoln and Winn, the proposed Rollins Wind farm would slightly outproduce the 38-turbine Stetson Mountain site...