Industrial wind turbines work only 25% of the time in Maine. Therefore they need conventional back-up. Therefore they do NOTHING to reduce Maine’s fossil fuels. The transmission lines to transport this unreliable energy is costing billions, thus causing electricity rates for all Mainers to skyrocket. Given that, does this excerpt from the N.Y. Times make ANY sense to you?
“A year ago, the governors of the six New England states agreed to pursue a coordinated regional strategy, including more pipelines and at least one major transmission line for hydropower. The plan called for electricity customers in all six states to subsidize the projects, on the theory that they would make up that money in lower utility bills. But in August, the Massachusetts Legislature rejected the plan, saying in part that cheap energy would flood the market and thwart attempts to advance wind and solar projects. That halted the whole effort.”