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High cost of wind  

Credit:  Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com 19 October 2011 ~~

We have not heard much lately regarding the proposed wind project in Highland Plantation. We are very aware that, at some point in time, First Wind LLC will likely submit another application to LURC with a few tweaks included to make the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife happy. There is also a very high probability that wind turbines are in the works for Lexington and Concord.

There has been a lot in the news in recent weeks regarding the green energy options of wind and solar. Not all of the news has been favorable. The Solyndra scandal is a great example of how the alternative energies can go bust. The public is going to pick up the ticket for Solyndra. How many more of these poor government choices can we afford to pay for?

Wind power will bring higher electricity rates to an already burdened public. New power lines to carry the power south on the grid will be necessary, adding more to the cost, which will again be passed on to you and me.

How many more added expenses can you and I afford to pay in this downward spiraling economy? The cost of food, gas, fuel oil, clothing, etc. has been rising dramatically over the past few months. It makes it difficult to keep our heads above water. There have been no cost of living increases to Social Security. Any additional expense makes it even harder for people on limited incomes to survive.

Linda Miller

Lexington Township

Source:  Bangor Daily News, bangordailynews.com 19 October 2011

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