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Has anyone got any research data or articles or studies on infrasound and wind turbines ?  Is it a coincidence wind developers compare turbine sound with refrigerators ?…Continue

Started Jul 29, 2012

 

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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"Wind replacing the output of natural gas fired plants at the same price. How technologically regressive ."
Jul 13
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post HOW RESOURCES ARE SELECTED AND PRICES ARE SET IN THE WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKETS
"Generally, prices within power purchase agreements exceed average wholesale prices obtained in the ISO-NE market. The Maine PUC will have the utility track these extra costs and classify them as  " Stranded Costs " "
Jul 5
James M. Talcott commented on Dan McKay's blog post Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.
"She will bankrupt the state in short order and the "Progressives" in the South can be proud of their "works." She signs bills like I change socks!"
Jun 17
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.
"She will likely sign all of them.It is going to cost Jane and Joe Maine worker plenty. The multi-millionaires will ride the subsidy gravy train and make lots of "campaign" contributions to pro RE legislators. Wind and Solar Subsidies…"
Jun 16
Dan McKay posted a blog post

Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.

Current laws on the table:LD 1494 : a 10 page bill proposing to revamp the renewable portfolio standard, based on purchasing of electricity in Maine.Passed Committee, heading for House and SenateLD 1711 : a very confusing 20 page bill to advance solar on the backs of ratepayers, Passed Committee, headed for House and Senate.LD1464 : a 3 page bill proposing all fossil fuels be replaced by electricity ?  On Governor's desk. Dumbass billLD 1679 : Proposes 80% electricity from renewable sources and…See More
Jun 16
Lenny Murphy left a comment for Dan McKay
"Good day Dan! Water power worked fine in Maine 100 years ago! No reason why small and large water power from Maine can on bring 20,000 jobs to our State! No dams needed today just water moving downhill to generator stations! And small water power…"
Jun 12
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Baker says Bay State needs to get wind right
"A fool and his money is soon parted."
Jun 11
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post ISO-NE will require wind, intermittent hydro to bid into day-ahead energy markets
"If a generator files an amount of output in the day ahead market and then fails to deliver, it must pay the the cost of the real time output required to make up the difference. "
Jun 11
Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post new wind and solar installations are two to three times more expensive than existing generation sources.
"Nuclear, nuclear, nuclear.  If there is truly any concern at all about CO2 emissions and saving the planet, this should be the only mantra being chanted."
Jun 7
arthur qwenk commented on Dan McKay's blog post new wind and solar installations are two to three times more expensive than existing generation sources.
"Why is this of concern to anyone? Isn't money Green? Doesn't it grow on trees?"
Jun 7
Dan McKay posted a blog post

new wind and solar installations are two to three times more expensive than existing generation sources.

The Institute for Energy Research and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy released a new study evaluating the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) from new and existing generation resources.This innovative study takes into account several important considerations that other reports do not when calculating LCOE.…See More
Jun 6
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Mills Outlines Climate Change Council Plans For Natural Resources Committee
"A boondoggle and an attack on people and the planet by 27 know-it-alls ? "
May 19
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post The Government's Green Energy Blueprint
"Dan, Going hog wild for RE, (wind, solar, tree burning) is a partial cause these plants became uneconomical, and also has dire consequence for electric rates, as California has proven. California, US and Vermont Electricity Prices, All…"
May 12
Dan McKay posted a blog post

The Government's Green Energy Blueprint

THE STATES ASSESS A PER TON CARBON DIOXIDE TAX ON FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS, WHILE ISO-NE ASSESSES AN ENERGY TAX ON RATEPAYERS TO RETAIN THE SAME PLANTS."In Forward Capacity Auction (“FCA”) 12, Exelon sought to de-list its Mystic units and the ISO rejected the bids because the units were needed to meet local transmission security requirements. Exelon then sought to retire the Mystic units in FCA 13 and the ISO retained them pursuant to new Tariff language that permits retentions for fuel security…See More
May 12
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Authoritarian Government in Maine
"Cost Shifting is the Name of the Game Regarding Wind and Solar   Cost shifting is rarely mentioned, identified or quantified. Those costs, as c/kWh, could be quantified, but it is politically convenient to charge them to:   - Ratepayers,…"
May 12
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Authoritarian Government in Maine
"Wind and Solar Wholesale Prices in NE Here are some wholesale prices of wind electricity RE folks in New England, especially in Maine, do not want to talk about. They would rather dream RE fantasies, obfuscate/fudge the numbers, and aim to convert…"
May 11

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Maine Energy Laws Making Their Way To The Governor.

Current laws on the table:
LD 1494 : a 10 page bill proposing to revamp the renewable portfolio standard, based on purchasing of electricity in Maine.
Passed Committee, heading for House and Senate
LD 1711 : a very confusing 20 page bill to advance solar on the backs of ratepayers, Passed Committee, headed for House and Senate.
LD1464 : a 3 page bill proposing all fossil fuels be replaced by electricity ?  On Governor's desk. Dumbass…
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Posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:35am — 3 Comments

new wind and solar installations are two to three times more expensive than existing generation sources.

The Institute for Energy Research and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy released a new study evaluating the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) from new and existing generation resources.



This innovative study takes into account several important considerations that other…

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Posted on June 6, 2019 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

The Government's Green Energy Blueprint

THE STATES ASSESS A PER TON CARBON DIOXIDE TAX ON FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS, WHILE ISO-NE ASSESSES AN ENERGY TAX ON RATEPAYERS TO RETAIN THE SAME PLANTS.

"In Forward Capacity Auction (“FCA”) 12, Exelon sought to de-list its Mystic units and the ISO rejected the bids because the units were needed to meet local transmission security requirements. Exelon then sought to retire the Mystic units in FCA 13 and the ISO retained them pursuant to new Tariff language that permits…
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Posted on May 12, 2019 at 8:38am — 2 Comments

Authoritarian Government in Maine

So, now the legislature will simply bypass current laws and make the PUC approve what they tell them to approve.

  
LD 994
Whereas, the Legislature finds that it is in the best interest of the State to approve  the December 2017 long-term contract between Maine Aqua Ventus and Central Maine Power Company so that the deep-water offshore wind energy pilot project may move  forward and generate the benefits to the State and its people previously sought by…
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Posted on May 10, 2019 at 6:46pm — 5 Comments

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At 11:37am on June 12, 2019, Lenny Murphy said…

Good day Dan! Water power worked fine in Maine 100 years ago! No reason why small and large water power from Maine can on bring 20,000 jobs to our State! No dams needed today just water moving downhill to generator stations! And small water power being developed in all Maine schools, there are streams and rivers near most town in Maine! I have been working with The Dept. of Education for 30 years but they are slow in moving in a positive direction! Water power is the only truly clean power that runs for nothing 24 hours even day!! Taxation without representation when it comes to commercial wind power and they push up the national debt do they not?! Lenny Murphy 207-746-9212 Time to get real solutions within our future projects!

At 10:23pm on April 5, 2012, Hart Daley said…

Dan,

Excellent letter to the editor in the RFT's yesterday!

Hart

At 9:03am on March 12, 2012, Hart Daley said…

Hey Dan. How many signatures do we need on the petition to get the ordinance language on the June ballot? And what is the deadline to get those signatures? Take care, Hart

At 6:50pm on September 29, 2011, Marsha L. Mckenna said…
Someone needs to find a way to let the public know what the wind ordinance is about and what is says. I blame our town officials for this lack of information being brought to the public.  Many people I have talked to have shot down the past attempts because they think saying "yes" means they are saying  "yes" to wind turbines in the area.  They need to know it is not "yes come put up turbines" but "yes we are restrincting them".  They must be informed in a way and wording people in general can understand.  Or, maybe I am wrong and I don't even understand.  People need to understand before going to the poles without having to attend meetings.  Just my thoughts. 
At 8:47pm on September 19, 2011, Sarah Nedeau said…
Ha!  I agree; however, we also had Wendy Todd from Mars Hill and I doubt if we would have been successful without her appearance.  You could have heard a pin drop when she spoke at our informational meeting.  I wish everyone could see the videos of the Mars Hill residents being interviewed after their project went online, a lot of questions could be answered just by watching them.  What is amazing is how the opposition has grown in such a short time.  What was once phone calls (remember talking years ago??!) and emails between everyone has now become a Statewide coalition with websites and blogs, thanks to the more technical folks!  I have faith more projects will be voted down and much of Maine will remain special. 
At 8:23pm on September 19, 2011, Sarah Nedeau said…

Hi Dan

I wish I had one dollar for every Roxbury resident who has recently exclaimed, "Wow, I didn't know they were going to be THAT big."   I hope all surrounding towns pay attention to size and location and the scam Big Wind represents.  What is sad is that Byron voted them out yet several of us have to be subjected to them.  What's even sadder is that one of our Selectwomen appeared at a Roxbury informational meeting and called all of us in Byron "dumb" for voting the way we did.

At 7:45am on May 24, 2011, Hart Daley said…

Dan,

Freemont will get me a DVD of the forum. I also contacted Mark Rogers directly and rec'd the spreadsheet. I also contacted Dan Fayen; Staff Writer and he stated the SunJournal didn't have enough room but he will be submitting an article and sending me a copy.

At 6:52am on May 23, 2011, Hart Daley said…
Dan did you or Alice get a copy of Mark Rogers financial spread sheet that he presented at the Wind Forum at Dirigo HS? If so, can you send me a copy via email?
At 12:30pm on May 5, 2011, Hart Daley said…
Thanks for the welcome!
At 10:41am on September 26, 2010, freemont tibbetts said…
Dan , You are right on with Good Old Fashion Common Sense it"s time for Maine to get out of ( I S O-NE . ) Freemont Tibbetts , Dixfield , Maine .
 
 
 

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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