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richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine PUC Approves Wind Power Contract for Old First Wind Gang
"The PUC and Gov. Mills are just getting started with the PUC issuing RFP's for renewable sources, With the SNE states going offshore, that former cash cow is evaporating. Mills is going to fulfill her newly upped RPS with domestic wind and…"
Jul 18
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post Weaver Wind Approved
"If this trend continues, the future of onshore wind development in Maine could be in jeopardy. To prime the pump after the moratorium, Mills may provide a lifeline through state issued RFP's for renewable MW to meet current and soon to be…"
Jun 2
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.
"Comment by Willem Post just nowDelete Comment Have fun reading these articles. They relate directly to your monthly electric bill, or heating bill, or gasoline bill. A surcharge here and a surcharge there and soon we are talking about real money out…"
May 25
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.
"Have fun reading these articles. They relate directly to your monthly electric bill, or heating bill, or gasoline bill. A surcharge here and a surcharge there and soon we are talking about real money out of your pocket into someone else's…"
May 25
Willem Post commented on richard mcdonald's blog post MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.
"Have fun reading these…"
May 24
Whetstone_Willy commented on richard mcdonald's blog post MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.
"The shallow water off Mass is a hell of a lot windier than Maine and a lot less windy than Maine's wind lobbyists and Maine's "environmental group" wind shills who have never seen a wind project they didn't like.…"
May 23
Whetstone_Willy commented on richard mcdonald's blog post MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.
"The shallow water off Mass is a hell of a lot windier than Maine and a lot less windy than Maine's wind lobbyists and Maine's "environmental group" wind shills who have never seen a wind project they didn't like.…"
May 23
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"Based on the new MA RFP, MA isn't shopping out-of-state for energy these days. The offshore gold rush in on!"
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May 23
richard mcdonald commented on Art Brigades's blog post DEP Recommends Permit for Weaver Wind
"Weaver is just the beginning. As southern NE moves offshore and out-of-state customers for Maine wind disappear, Maine will start it's own domestic RFP process to crank-up wind/solar development - wait and see. "
May 12
richard mcdonald commented on Dan McKay's blog post Authoritarian Government in Maine
"Mills stated early on in her campaign that Aqua Ventas (off shore wind) was an important component of Maine's clean energy future. The move by the US DOE to reboot their program on off shore wind tech has put AV in jeopardy - the $40M slush…"
May 11
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post FMM Testifies on Renewable & Climate Legislation
"With the RFP scam drying up in southern NE, developers will be more than happy to get on the GovWindMills bandwagon for more, more more. The RI RFP  bidder selection will be telling."
May 10
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post FMM Testifies on Renewable & Climate Legislation
"Good luck with convincing Gov. WindMills, Seth Berry, Jeremy Payne and others in the renewable cabal from moving quickly to raise the RPS. The Climate Council has their rubber stamp ready to go. "
May 10
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Gov. Mills proposes ambitious goals for renewable energy
"Just a reminder and a reference to Paul's comment on resources "giddy" about off shore wind development. Cianbro won the bid to produce and install all of the transformers/electrical junction structures for the failed Cape Wind…"
May 1
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - Gov. Mills proposes ambitious goals for renewable energy
"I've read local press from New London, CT, Bridgeport, CT. New Bedford. MA and it's very evident that these regions/communities are forcing the hand of state govs to go all in on off shore wind. The community benefits, large scale…"
May 1

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MA issues new RFP for 400-800 MW of offshore wind.

Looks like MA isn't shopping out-of-state for renewables these days - good news for ME.

https://macleanenergy.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/83c-ii-rfp_finalpackage.pdf

 

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 5:05pm — 4 Comments

AC/DC trans corridor

Over the past two weeks in two separate public meetings (The Forks and Jackman), CMP stated they would connect wind project to an AC line to accommodate wind development in western Maine/Moosehead Region. They would run a separate AC line in the currently proposed DC trans corridor. The results to the region would be devastating. We must stop the hydro line. If it gets denied, the likelihood of an AC line being approved is seriously diminished. 

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 11:46am

Maine is spared! Northern Pass is the winner

MACleanEnergy has chosen Northern Pass as the sole winner in the MACleanEnergy RFP. Maine will be spared. 

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 3:23pm — 6 Comments

LUPC denies NextEra petition to expand EWA

Yesterday, the Land Use Planning Commission voted unanimously to deny NextEra's request to expand the expedited wind area by 25000 acres to accommodate their proposed industrial wind farms (Moose and Alder Stream Wind) in western Somerset and Franklin counties. The denial is a huge setback for NextEra's bid for a 20 year renewable energy contract with MA as part of their MA Clean Energy RFP. NextEra will have to go through the legislature to get the EWA expansion. Given the solid opposition…

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Posted on December 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

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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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