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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

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Dan McKay commented on Brad Blake's blog post The PTC Scam Continues with "Re-powering"
"Maine should immediately depart from ISO-NE which has become a puppet of political renewable mandates from Southern New England. Then. the option to tariff wind derived power according to it's reliability value could be instituted to stop the…"
Jun 16
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Legislators Battle with Gov LePage Over CMP’s Proposed Transmission Line
"A Statement made by four scoundrels who would sell out every Western Maine town for wind and solar, Vote them out. “We understand and appreciate that Central Maine Power has done significant outreach to local municipalities within the…"
Jun 2
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Legislators Battle with Gov LePage Over CMP’s Proposed Transmission Line
"If free market principles applied to the energy industry, instead of environmental antagonists and entrenched overpriced natural gas generators pulling on the ears of numb nut legislators, Maine has been presented a move to cheaper, better power and…"
Jun 1
Dan McKay commented on John Frary's blog post THE MIRACULOUS ANGUS KING
"What a phony !"
Jun 1
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Massive solar project planned near wind farm in Maine
"Intermittent power sources sharing the same transmission lines as stable sources is never a good thing, especially when heavily subsidized by another State's Legislature. Maine, again being bullied by Southern New England. Maine must leave the…"
May 31
Art Brigades commented on Dan McKay's blog post Escape From The Bully Agenda
"Maine%20Imports%20and%20Exports.xls There's an often-repeated myth that "Maine generates more electricity than it uses." This is untrue. Maine has generation capacity of about 4000 MW.  Our load is about one-third that…"
May 29
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Escape From The Bully Agenda

Maine has a Canadian electric connection with New Brunswick with a transfer rate up to 700 megawatts, could be 1000 megawatts if transmission constraints didn't exist.Maine can obtain another Canadian connection with Hydro-Quebec with a transfer rate of 1200 megawatts with the NECEC project.The combined total power from these two sources can provide most of Maine's power needs.The power will be delivered to the ISO-NE control area. which includes all six New England states. The bid price of…See More
May 28
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) should be ashamed of itself
"And yet Maine still has legislators who roll over for wind developers at just a " come hither look ""
May 27
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Sun Journal - Farmington officials rethinking New England Clean Energy Connect project
"Saviello's and Berry's little brains are costing Maine ratepayers a bundle in electricity costs. This electricity from NECEC is to enter the grid in Lewiston, as in Maine, It will dampen peaking electricity costs due to air conditioning…"
May 26
Dan McKay commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Is 100 Percent Renewable Energy Possible?
"wind power, dumb. battery storage of wind power, dumber"
May 26
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Tux Turkel: Cold snap tested reliability of region’s power grid and arguments against fossil fuels
"The real culprit is the New England State Legislators who devised a system straight out of CLF and NRCM playbooks, followed by corporate favoritism straight out of their checkbooks. Clean house in November."
May 21
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov LePage: Maine Has an Exciting Opportunity To Reduce Energy Costs
"Right on !"
May 18
Frank Haggerty commented on Dan McKay's blog post The Trending Pain Of Adding More Wind Goes On All Over The World
"Slowly but surely electric rates are on the rise as wind turbines cannot exist without government subsidies and you the ratepayer -- Electric bills have become as high as a second mortgage or another car loan that keeps increasing and never gets…"
May 14
Lenny Murphy commented on Dan McKay's blog post ROXWIND LLC UPDATE
"Guess it's time, as I stated in my testimony about a month ago, to let the Canaries out of the closed cages in Mars Hill to see what harm the people are still enduring by being to close to the commercial wind generators! Their States rights are…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post ROXWIND LLC UPDATE
"The DEP application for this project finds 42 receptors ( assumed households and/or camps) worth addressing for sound impact evaluations. That's a whooping 25% of the entire town."
May 12

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Escape From The Bully Agenda

  • Maine has a Canadian electric connection with New Brunswick with a transfer rate up to 700 megawatts, could be 1000 megawatts if transmission constraints didn't exist.
  • Maine can obtain another Canadian connection with Hydro-Quebec with a transfer rate of 1200 megawatts with the NECEC project.
  • The combined total power from these two sources can provide most of Maine's power needs.
  • The power will be delivered to the…
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Posted on May 28, 2018 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

ROXWIND LLC UPDATE

Town of Roxbury :  Planning Board Minutes 
APRIL 12th , 2018 Meeting at 6:00 pm 

Mattson moved Roxwind, LLC up from unfinished business. Roxwind update- state DEP has accepted their permit and considered it complete on 4/10/18. A copy of the letter received was submitted for the file. 

• Roxwind would like answers to the questions submitted via email to the town.-- Planning board reviewed the email. 
• Moratorium is being…
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Posted on May 12, 2018 at 8:46am — 4 Comments

Counter Petition, Anyone ?

Department of Environmental Protection

Information About Petitions to Require Agency Rulemaking

An individual does not have to wait until an agency proposes a rule to institute a change. Title 5, Section 8055 establishes procedures for anyone to petition a department for the adoption, repeal or modification of any rule.

The petitioner should first contact the department to make sure that such rulemaking change does not conflict with another state or federal law or…

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Posted on May 6, 2018 at 9:28am

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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 .
At 8:04pm on September 21, 2010, freemont tibbetts gave Dan McKay a gift
 
 
 

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT (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  http://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?"  http://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.” http://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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