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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 Long Islander's blog post Down East Wind seeking 70 percent break on new property taxes in plans to fence in the state's largest peatland with 650' wind turbines
"Every time a wind project is given a property tax break, it inflicts every town throughout the state with additional loss of school subsidy and revenue sharing money. The state has invented a law that hurts everyone in Maine, by taxation and rates…"
Feb 12
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Down East Wind seeking 70 percent break on new property taxes in plans to fence in the state's largest peatland with 650' wind turbines
"How about giving them a 0% break and send them packing."
Feb 12
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Why fossil-fuel generators oppose the CMP hydropower corridor
"State subsidized resources who get an out of market contract with prices exceeding the average ISO-NE market prices bid as price takers in the day ahead and real time markets, which means they will take the clearinghouse price which is normally set…"
Feb 10
Stephen Littlefield commented on Dan McKay's blog post Hans Ohanian: Carbon myopia in Montpelier
"This is what many of us have been saying for years. Anyone that pays attention to their existing electric bill should know or at least suspect that an electric car in New England is an answer to a ridiculous question. Much like the electric school…"
Feb 9
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Hans Ohanian: Carbon myopia in Montpelier
"Hans, Wall plug kWh is at least 25% greater than vehicle meter kWh, due to charging loss and vehicle self-use. See my Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model S examples, which are based on a year of real world driving conditions. That means, if a vehicle is…"
Feb 8
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Hans Ohanian: Carbon myopia in Montpelier
"Hans, Please, do some editing to eliminate the extraneous stuff. Also break long wordage up in smaller paragraphs for more user friendly reading."
Feb 8
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Hans Ohanian: Carbon myopia in Montpelier
"Hans, The NE grid has 369 g CO2/kWh at the household wall plug, not 350, in 2017, latest ISO-NEW numbers. There is no Vermont mix, only an NE mix, as electricity moves as electro-magnetisms waves at almost the speed of light. The g/kWh would…"
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post U.S. Department of Energy Announces $64M for Components of Coal FIRST Power Plants
"Just when I'm about to throw in the towel, a glimmer of common sense brightens the horizon. Thanks for posting, Dan.  Not sure we'll ever achieve "clean coal" but since developing countries are building coal plants as fast…"
Feb 7
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post House Energy & Commerce Committee releases climate change-focused energy bill
"Here is an example of Vermont and Maine legislator malfeasance, by kowtowing to special interest groups to have air source heat pumps in Vermont’s energy-hog houses. That program is a colossal, unaffordable failure, plus it reduces CO2 at…"
Feb 7
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy
"All I expanded this section. See URL. http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-savings-of-air-source-heat-pumps-are-negative-in-vermont  Not only are owners losing money each year, on an overall basis, but the CO2 reduction…"
Feb 6
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy
"Indirect subsidies are due to loan interest deduction and depreciation deductions from taxable incomes. Direct subsidies are due to up front grants, waiving of state sales taxes, and/or local property (municipal and school) taxes. See…"
Feb 6
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy
"Bloomberg New Energy Finance, BNEF, is a giant in getting wealthy individuals to put up wind and solar plants, to get on the subsidy gravy train. Bloomberg gives money to enviro orgs to have them tout more wind solar plants. Wind and Solar…"
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Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy

Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American EnergyBY IERJANUARY 31, 2020Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is running for President of the United States, but that’s not all he’s up to.He’s also working…See More
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post House Energy & Commerce Committee releases climate change-focused energy bill
"http://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cost-savings-of-air-source-heat-pumps-are-negative-in-vermont Vermont has a Comprehensive Energy Plan, CEP. The capital for implementing the CEP would be in excess of $1.0 BILLION PER YEAR FOR AT LEAST 33…"
Feb 3
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post House Energy & Commerce Committee releases climate change-focused energy bill
"Most folks, especially agitating folks, have zero idea what is required to transform the US energy situation.They want to tax this and that and everything nd hand the private economy to the STATE GOVERNMENT, as part of their Socialist mantras. Here…"
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Hans Ohanian: Carbon myopia in Montpelier

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $64M for Components of Coal FIRST Power Plants

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $64M for Components of Coal FIRST Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.

“Coal is a critical resource for grid stability that will be used in…

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Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy

Big Green, Inc: The Bloomberg Family Foundation and the Future of American Energy

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House Energy & Commerce Committee releases climate change-focused energy bill

On January 28, several majority members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee released a 622-page bill focused on addressing the impacts of climate change. Perhaps the most notable provision in the wide-ranging legislation is the goal…

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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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