richard mcdonald
  • Male
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Richard mcdonald's Friends

  • Jim Wiegand
  • Jim Lutz
  • alice mckay barnett

Gifts Received

Gift

richard mcdonald has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

richard mcdonald's Page

Latest Activity

richard mcdonald commented on Jim Wiegand's blog post Another Wind Turbine Mass fatality Event - April 22-24, 2020
"In Maine. IF&W is  facilitating the problem by coveriing up the catastrophic Bull Hill takings and allowing Weaver Wind to be permitted within the shadows of Bull Hill. Downeast Wind preparing a permit foir their development in Columbia…"
May 22
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post Number Nine wind farm submitting bid for Maine RFP by May 11
"No surprise here. Mills is moving quickly to implement her renewable mandate with PUC being the procurment agent as they did with Weaver Wind. Apex's proposed development, Downeast Wind,  planned for Columbia/Schoodic Lake area will be…"
Apr 30
richard mcdonald commented on Willem Post's blog post FORTRESS VERMONT, A MULTI-BILLION BOONDOGGLE FOISTED ONTO RATEPAYERS AND TAXPAYERS
"Although I dislike Michael Moore intensely, I invested an hour and viewed "The Planet of the Humans" directed and produced by Bill Gibbs. In all honesty, I was stunned. The documentary exposes in detail the lies and deceit we've all…"
Apr 26
richard mcdonald commented on Willem Post's blog post FORTRESS VERMONT, A MULTI-BILLION BOONDOGGLE FOISTED ONTO RATEPAYERS AND TAXPAYERS
"Ideology is predicated on lies. therefore Gov, Mills believes she is honorable in her renewable policies. "
Apr 24
richard mcdonald commented on Willem Post's blog post FORTRESS VERMONT, A MULTI-BILLION BOONDOGGLE FOISTED ONTO RATEPAYERS AND TAXPAYERS
"I'm concerned Gov Mills is entertaining something similar - she's mentioned battery storage and hydrogen storage a few times in her renewable messages. This would be devastating to Maine's economy. Thank you again for your fine…"
Apr 24
richard mcdonald commented on Willem Post's blog post COMPARISON OF NE, VT, HYDRO-QUEBEC ELECTRICITY AND CO2
"Willem:  Gov Mill's email - janet.mills@maine.gov (this is a bestguess given they do not publish her email address.) If you go to the Governr's office page there is a form you can use and attach the doc - please request a reply in all…"
Apr 20
richard mcdonald commented on Willem Post's blog post COMPARISON OF NE, VT, HYDRO-QUEBEC ELECTRICITY AND CO2
"Willem, please email this to Gov. Mills. Unfortunately, she will ignore the data in pursuit of her ideologically driven mandate to be a leader in RE. Her unwillingness to admit the vast shortcomings of RE in Maine will eventually destroy…"
Apr 20
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post In Blow to Wind Industry, FERC Denies Rehearings on PJM Capacity Orders
"Stop the games with market pricing amd this scheme falls apart."
Apr 17
richard mcdonald commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
"Get ready for the onslaught of permits over the next two years as Mills continues her drive to destroy Maine's scenic beauty and economy. We've (Saving Maine) been in Columbia trying to organize/support resistance to the Downeast Wind…"
Mar 19
richard mcdonald commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
"That wind farm has been a dog for years. Good luck Greenbacker. "
Mar 18
richard mcdonald commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Eric Tuttle is correct - NECEC is the Trojan Horse for developing wind power in the Moosehead Region. It's spelled out in CMP's bid to Mass for the MCPC line in 2016. Engineering study was completed to support running another line in the…"
Mar 18
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post In Scotland, Mills will glimpse Maine’s offshore wind potential
"Gov. Mills is moving quickly to achieve her renewable goals. Spent three days in Washington County working with residents of Columbia trying to oppose the Downeast Wind (30 turbines) project. Had a brief chat with the developer's rep Paul…"
Feb 23
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post Study group proposes modest goals for Maine renewable energy storage
""Boosting contract price" simply means we pay more for stored renwable nergy we don't need. Mills needs to be voted out in 2022"
Jan 8
richard mcdonald commented on Long Islander's blog post James LaBrecque: "There's a lot of people on the take" (5 Year Energy Prediction)
"Maine has a history of poor business climate issues lead by high taxes, high transportation and energy costs. Mills' recently announced 10 year plan fails on all levels to addresses the state's competitive deficiencies. With the democrats…"
Dec 18, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019

richard mcdonald's Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Richard mcdonald's Blog

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…

Continue

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

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine to add comments!

Join Citizens' Task Force on Wind Power - Maine

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

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

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(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/

Not yet a member?

Sign up today and lend your voice and presence to the steadily rising tide that will soon sweep the scourge of useless and wretched turbines from our beloved Maine countryside. For many of us, our little pieces of paradise have been hard won. Did the carpetbaggers think they could simply steal them from us?

We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi 

Task Force membership is free. Please sign up today!

© 2020   Created by Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service