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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 Dan McKay's blog post Actual and Projected Annual Generator Capacity Additions by State ISO-NE
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Actual and Projected Annual Generator Capacity Additions by State ISO-NE
"Dan, Adding MW is one thing. Are these solar MW, or wind MW, or gas MW, or whatever?"
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Dan McKay commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Consumers paid $125.2 billion more for electricity due to wind (Forbes)
"Willem,     Maine is either in a charmed position or a damaging position, depending on what Mainers are looking for. Without doing a thing, Maine can achieve nearly 100% renewable in electrical energy generation. Maine qualifies biomass as…"
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Dan McKay commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Consumers paid $125.2 billion more for electricity due to wind (Forbes)
"The Maine RPS colludes with the other New England States and New York so that electricity suppliers for Maine customers may chose to purchase the renewable energy credits from any renewable generator in this region. Most Maine suppliers purchase…"
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Dan McKay commented on Thinklike A. Mountain's blog post Bill could force Maine to pay triple market value for electricity says Maine PUC
"LD 1139 reported out of committee with an unanimous ought not to pass. Chair Berry finally revealed what we all knew.....net billing solar costs other ratepayers a lot of money.  "
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Weaver Wind DEP Public Meeting on Thursday night, April 18 in Aurora
"I bet this project hasn't a power purchase agreement in hand and will not get financing unless they do. Under DEP  "Financial Capacity" Section "The applicant also submitted a letter from KeyBank, dated August 29, 2018…"
Apr 14
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Petroleum Council on Wind Power and Natural Gas
"There seems to be an understanding among the New England Governors that hydro from Canada and new natural gas plants in Connecticut are , for the foreseeable future, are adequate reliable resources to offset intermittent resources.  "…"
Apr 14
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP wins key certificate from regulators for transmission line
"If your student enrollment increases, the state contribution increases. RSU 56 enrollment is in steady decline. Dixfield, on the whole is in economic decline. A declining town can not sustain budget increases driving up property tax bills, which…"
Apr 13
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post THE GREEN NEW DEAL AND OUR WAY OF LIFE
"My Sherlock Holmes observation : I suspect the solution is by far worse than the problem."
Apr 4
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post A status report on Maine onshore wind from Bill Opalka
"Jeremy Paine's way of saying stick a fork in future Maine on-shore wind plants."
Apr 3
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Liar, Liar University of Maine Wind Turbine on Fire
"My Comment  "Critical thinking isn’t feeding global warming BS to students. To all students: Go to the website “master resource” and take the three part energy and society course. Get the facts from the…"
Apr 2
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Liar, Liar University of Maine Wind Turbine on Fire
"“We see what happens at the national level and we have to deal with people who are saying that global warming isn’t happening,” How do you plan to deal with people who are saying global warming isn't happening, shyster ?"
Apr 2
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine to give $5.1 million subsidy to boost electric vehicle purchases
"As electricity prices rise and the driving costs of EV exceed the gas powered cars, the ruling class will index gas taxes to electricity prices. If electricity goes up, the gas tax goes up three times as much and as the gas tax becomes depleted,…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine to give $5.1 million subsidy to boost electric vehicle purchases
"And why are they just hanging around when they used to provide 60% of Maine's generation, Wind  And why do we need reliable Canadian hydro, Wind. And why do we import now, Wind."
Mar 21
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine to give $5.1 million subsidy to boost electric vehicle purchases
"An EV takes 34 kilowatt hours of electricity  to go 100 miles. So if I use a home charger nightly, and my commute is 100 miles daily, 5 days a week, I will pay about $116 per month more on my CMP bill, until the rates go up. At $2,50 per gallon…"
Mar 21

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New England Governors’ Commitment to Regional Cooperation on Energy Issues March 15, 2019

Not quite sure what this means, but all six New England State Governors signed on to this statement :

 "Recognizing that the entire New England region has a stake in ensuring a reliable energy system that also produces affordable outcomes for consumers, the New England Governors commit to work together, in coordination with ISO New England and through the New England States…

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"How can you go wrong with an OPA who knows how to waste taxpayer money ?"

  • Governor Mills Signs Supplemental Budget
  • $320,000 for case support at the Office of the Public Advocate to be used for the costs of retaining expert witnesses and related costs associated with representing Maine ratepayers in the Emera Maine and Central Maine Power billing, metering, and rate cases.

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Public Hearing, Today at 10:00 AM for about 2 hours

Public Hearing, Today at 10:00 AM for about 2 hours …
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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

 

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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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