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Wind Turbine Settlement Falmouth

Mass CEC Wind Turbine Settlement
Mass CEC Wind Turbine Settlement

The Mass CEC has termed this "deal" as a settlement !

 Where are the documents to show Town Meeting Members that this is a "settlement ? "  

  Here is the quote :  

“The state wants to be a resource to communities to seek to balance their clean energy goals with the specific needs of their communities. We are hopeful that this settlement will help this community move forward,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Rick Sullivan, who chairs the MassCEC Board of Directors.   http://www.masscec.com/news/energy-officials-approve-relief-funding-falmouth-community-wind-project

Frank Haggerty March 31, 2014 at 08:16 PM
Dr Smoke sounds a lot like the wind turbine advisor to the Falmouth Energy Committee from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Research Institution Joe Hackler ? Blowin Smoke calls me a "classic outside agitator." Blowin Smoke was one of those people that called people from the North going to Selma Alabama in 1963 to join in the Freedom March as outside agitators. The truth is the Falmouth Energy Committee aka the Friends of Falmouth Wind don't want the public to review the "Deal" Falmouth has been offered - The devil is in the details. The town got burnt twice on two turbines now the town is going for number 3 . How many times are you going to pay for those turbines - Meanwhile some elementary school kid in Teaticket has to eat cold cheese on white bread because he or she forgot their lunch money ? What a town !
mark cool March 31, 2014 at 08:43 PM
Frank brings up a good point. The petitioned article amount is the same, the intended use is similar, but the MassCEC terms of the agreement were never part of the original Art 25 and must be given review since it involves funding. I would expect, as I image TM does, this will be made clear by a town administration presentation through a full hearing of the public's concerns. TM, as well as selectmen, are obliged to consider contextual moral standing, in addition to fiduciary responsibility, to their neighbors. “All the strings attached” need to be on the table.
mark cool March 31, 2014 at 08:49 PM
Frank - where are you getting the info about the town not sharing Mass CEC terms of the agreement with Town Meetings Members? I find that hard to believe given the TM members I spoken with. At the very least, members will be asking many questions (and expect answers) on the floor of TM.
mark cool March 31, 2014 at 09:06 PM
Word on the street concerning contingencies attached to the award = TM is likely to raise some eyebrows at, and want details about the provision - "The nature of the action taken by the Town shall advance the general interests of ratepayers of MassCEC’s Renewable Energy Trust" ... the concerning sentiment ... "what about actions advancing the interests of Falmouth and its residents?"
Frank Haggerty March 31, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Mark, The Mass Clean Energy Center aka the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has long history of only producing affirmative information and leaving out negative information. I actually believe the Mass CEC is the "puppet master" of the town filing lawsuits over and over against itself. Now the Mass CEC is going to pay the litigation costs. The Town of Falmouth has to produce the details and the documents received from the Mass Clean Energy Center. The only way to pass this so called " new deal" is to amend article 25 on the floor of Town Meeting April 7. Look at it this way the Cape Cod Times wrote a news story based on the Mass Clean Energy Press Release and the story they wrote didn't look anything like the press release. You have a poorly written story in the Cape Cod Times and a Press Release from the Mass CEC . No one has seen the document that makes the offer. There is no question that the Mass CEC is up to its usual Monkey Business of only looking at their "agenda" of 2000 megawatts of renewable energy by the years 2020. Your health , property rights and the taxpayers of Falmouth mean absolutely zero. Demand they post the document ! Give people a chance to see the document ! The Town Meeting Members and the public deserve more than a story .

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