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The Coastal Packet

The longtime national journal, Progressive Review, has moved its headquarters from Washington DC to Freeport, Maine, where its editor, Sam Smith, has long ties. This is a local edition dealing with Maine news and progressive politics.

2/15/10

WIND STORMS

Working Waterfront - On February 1, the Fox Islands Electric Cooperative, Inc. began an experiment in which the three 1.5 megawatt General Electric wind turbines on Vinalhaven will be randomly slowed down at night for one month...

The three turbines have produced over 2 million-kilowatt hours of electricity, as of February 1. The wind-power project cut the cost of the energy portion of the average ratepayer bill by one-half in December, compared to December of 2008, Farrington said. However, the turbines generated 20 percent more power than initially estimated for the month, he said.


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