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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 Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Are Maine’s clean energy policies working?
"FROM THE MAINE PUC WHO WAS DIRECTED BY THE HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS OF YOUR GOVERNMENT TO SOLICIT CONTRACTS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY : Energy Resource obligations:  Electricity supply contracts are intended to facilitate the development of…"
Thursday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Group backing CMP power line wins support of former environmental leaders
"Do you know what happens when it gets real cold and the heat pump runs like an everyday resistance heater ? People let them run as the electric meter spins like crazy. Do you what these people say when they get their next power bill. CMP…"
Tuesday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Group backing CMP power line wins support of former environmental leaders
""Natural gas utilities in Massachusetts are facing an existential crisis: they could be out of business by mid-century. That's because the state's 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act requires emissions from burning fossil…"
Tuesday
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Vermont allows for the use of HQ attributes for REC compliance
"Vermont and the EPA considers big and small hydro to be renewable. The US-DOE regularly lists hydro, along with wind, solar and biomass, as renewable. New England needs to update its rules."
Monday
Dan McKay posted a blog post

Vermont allows for the use of HQ attributes for REC compliance

" Vermont allows for the use of HQ and NYPA attributes for REC compliance , which are not currently eligible in other states."With Maine out of the picture of procuring RECs from the NECEC project because of it"s 100 megawatt limit, I wonder if Vermont would consider securing RECs from the project to reach it's 75% renewable standard by 2032 ?  See More
Jan 12
Dan McKay commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Enviros Wage War on Maine's Working Poor
"TCI = DOA"
Jan 12
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine would have to produce 55% more electricity if every car on the road transitioned to electric
"Stoddard oversees one of the largest funded government agencies in the State which graciously subsidizes the wealthiest citizens of the State off the backs of the least wealthiest citizens of the State. This is statism and anarchy at it's…"
Jan 10
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post LUPC staff say CMP corridor project complies with rules
"I can tell you one thing, if this project with Hydro-Quebec doesn't happen, CMP or a successive owner  will still own the land that encompasses the corridor and can open it up for 1200 megawatts of wind turbines slicing out even more…"
Jan 1
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post BDN - Inside a lawmaker’s bid for Maine to seize control of its largest electric companies
"Berry wants complete Government Control of the grid with no firewall protection from the PUC. He is seeking to advance his "New Energy Regime" that will bankrupt every citizen in the State."
Dec 23, 2019
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine's largest peatland threatened by 650' tall newly proposed turbines from Virginia based developer
""The term sheet approval process undertaken pursuant to 35-A M.R.S.§3210-C is an entirely discretionary action where the Commission is tasked as acting as a commercial agent for the benefit of the ratepayers." MAINE PUC 2015"
Dec 22, 2019
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine's largest peatland threatened by 650' tall newly proposed turbines from Virginia based developer
"THE MAINE PUC AWARD 2013 THE OPA AND CMP RAISED REJECTIONS TO THIS AWARD "The Apex proposal is structured as a long-term contract for the entireenergy output and capacity value of Downeast Wind. The contract is for a twenty-yearterm beginning…"
Dec 22, 2019
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Natural Gas Companies Form PAC To Fight CMP’s Proposed Transmission Project
"What a dilemma for the enviro, electricity hating, freaks "
Dec 19, 2019
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post James LaBrecque: "There's a lot of people on the take" (5 Year Energy Prediction)
"Steal from the poor, give to the rich"
Dec 18, 2019
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills has declared September 23rd-27th, 2019 as National Clean Energy Week in Maine
"AKA as "National Nuclear Power Week""
Sep 22, 2019
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Press Herald: We’re changing our commenting system. Here’s why.
"Cancelled my subscription. Ain't interested in rubbing elbows with the elite."
Sep 2, 2019
Stephen Littlefield commented on Dan McKay's blog post DEP APPROVES ROXWIND
"So big wind has DEP giving them cover as they leave land owners holding worthless land that are in the setback perimeter! Nice play by the paid off officials! If the land is within the setback perimeter then the developers should be required to…"
Jul 29, 2019

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Vermont allows for the use of HQ attributes for REC compliance

" Vermont allows for the use of HQ and NYPA attributes for REC compliance , which are not currently eligible in other states."
With Maine out of the picture of procuring RECs from the NECEC project because of it"s 100 megawatt limit, I wonder if Vermont would consider securing RECs from the project to reach it's 75% renewable standard by 2032 ?  

Posted on January 12, 2020 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

DEP APPROVES ROXWIND

The RoxWInd small-scale wind project was approved July 26, 2019. Interested parties have until August 2 to comment.

My Comments :

STATEMENT : "The Department finds that a formal deed restriction of the meadow buffers is not necessary since any future development on the buffer areas is very unlikely due to their adjacency to the wind turbines, "

RESPONSE : This appears to admit real estate sales are very much influenced negatively by proximity to wind…

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Posted on July 28, 2019 at 7:44am — 3 Comments

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

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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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