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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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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post High Efficient Oil Furnaces As Cheap As Air Source Heat Pumps
"COMPARISON OF CO2 OF VARIOUS HEATING FURNACES     The AFUEs of various furnaces and CO2 per million Btu of delivered heat are shown on table 2. Wood has 2.53 times the CO2 emissions/kWh of natural gas Wood toxic pollutants/kWh are about…"
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High Efficient Oil Furnaces As Cheap As Air Source Heat Pumps

Based on this week's prices, Mainers can estimate the cost of heating by using the table below. Prices between various heating fuels are listed, and these prices are converted to a common heating unit value (dollars per million Btu).Comparison of Heating Fuel Prices per Million Btu (February 4, 2019)Fuel Price (in dollars)Fuel Price (dollars per million Btu)Cord Wood ($275/cord)$12.50Wood Pellets ($268/ton)$16.24Natural Gas ($1.499-$2.127/therm)$14.99-$21.27Heating Oil…See More
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Gov Mills lifts LePage ban on new wind power permits in Maine
"Part of settlement offer from CMP for the NECEC project : " Once the NECEC receives all State of Maine permits and approvals, NECEC LLC will contribute $1,000,000 to Maine Prime Technologies LLC at the University of Maine to fund research and…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Governor Mills on Energy in Address to the Legislature Yesterday
"Considering that the "  Office of Policy Innovation and the Future "  is a brand new agency, our taxes are already paying the favors of wind and solar lobbyists. "to assist the University of Maine in the research and…"
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits
"I'm curious on how the system operator (ISO-NE ) calls on this battery capacity and can track it's production."
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Dan McKay's blog post Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits
"Apparently, it's going to cost considerable money to develop the inverters and install the power supply switches according to the transmission trade literature....... ..."
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Frank J. Heller, MPA commented on Dan McKay's blog post Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits
"I'll post, when I can a photo of a large solar 'farm'on top of a clear cut forest lot. LOST TREES=LOST PHOTOSYNTHESIS=MORE CO2 REMAINING IN THE ATMOSPHERE AND LESS TEMPERING OF RAINWATER BY ROOT SYSTEMS."
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Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Dan McKay's blog post Massachusetts and Rhode Island Off Shore Wind Contracts
"Arthur, there is no question that dense fuels rule. However, there is a question as to whether dense legislators rule."
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Massachusetts and Rhode Island Off Shore Wind Contracts
"Maine remains the lowest with biomass and hydro holding down costs for renewable compliance, but, because we remain a participant in ISO-NE, spillover effects from actions of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island continue to slope overall…"
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arthur qwenk commented on Dan McKay's blog post Massachusetts and Rhode Island Off Shore Wind Contracts
"Dense N.E. politicians  and ideology cost NE citizens much more for electricity.  Florida Power & Light       10.5 cents per Kwh delivered The Difference?    Dense fuel use. Nuclear,natural gas…"
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Dan McKay commented on Eric A. Tuttle's blog post EUT Committee Audio file 2019 02 05
" Every bit of behind-the-meter generation, mostly solar is granted a free ride onto the grid, unlike other renewable generation which must offer bids for their power into a wholesale market that sets a wholesale price, which prevents some…"
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"Kind of like wind energy, very boutique."
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High Efficient Oil Furnaces As Cheap As Air Source Heat Pumps

Based on this week's prices, Mainers can estimate the cost of heating by using the table below. Prices between various heating fuels are listed, and these prices are converted to a common heating unit value (dollars per million Btu).

Comparison of Heating Fuel Prices per Million Btu (February 4, 2019)

Fuel Price (in…
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Posted on February 16, 2019 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

Battery-Backed Solar Breaks Into Grid Long Seen Off Limits

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"Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries."

"New England just approved 145 megawatts of …

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Posted on February 10, 2019 at 8:38am — 5 Comments

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Off Shore Wind Contracts

Well, they did it. Massachusetts and Rhode Island have sent their electricity prices soaring into the realm where wind power prices are competitive to fossil fuel.

Too bad they continue to be blind to the value of reliability.…
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NRCM respectfully requests that the Commission deny CMP’s request for a CPCN for its proposed NECEC project.

"..... CMP’s proposed transmission line would actually harm Maine ratepayers by causing significant negative impacts to Maine’s renewable energy industry," 

Posted on February 2, 2019 at 8:01am — 8 Comments

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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
 
 
 

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/

 

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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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