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Infrasound

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 RECs: The Hidden Costs of Renewables
"Average peak wholesale price of electricity for the middle of May on a Saturday for the past 7 Years was $28.89 per megawatt hour!"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post RECs: The Hidden Costs of Renewables
"WHOLESALE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY HITS $100 PER MEGAWATT-HOUR FOR MAY 14,2022 THIS IS THE PRICE GIVEN ALL RESOURCES GENERATING AT THE HOUR OF 6:00 PM, INCLUDING SOLAR TIED INTO THE TRANSMISSION PORTION OF THE GRID!"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post RECs: The Hidden Costs of Renewables
"COST SAVINGS OF AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS ARE NEGATIVE IN VERMONT, MAINE, ETC. 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…"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post RECs: The Hidden Costs of Renewables
"The Dem/Progs appear to not being able to see the forest for the trees. They would have imposed MAJOR additional HEATING COST BURDENS on Vermonters, who have been fearfully looking forward to a DIRE FUTURE with: Increased inflation…"
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Stephen Littlefield commented on Dan McKay's blog post Communism At Work
"The planning is, there is no planning other than solar fields and wind turbines! It all sounds good until the reality hits that Mainers will be left holding the bag for the expense of deconstruction of these eye sores!"
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post Communism At Work
"?????  What are their plans?  I'd laugh but this is just too stupid."
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Collapsing The Grid by Increasing Demand While Decreasing Supply
"EXCERPT from: BATTERY SYSTEM CAPITAL COSTS, ENERGY LOSSES, AND AGING https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/battery-system-capital... APPENDIX 1 The various costs of making wind turbines have gone up, especially in Europe, due to increases…"
Apr 17
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Collapsing The Grid by Increasing Demand While Decreasing Supply
"Bitcoin mining tries to mimic the concept of monetary theory that ties currency value to the difficult to mine resources such as gold.  It's hard to mine solutions to complex mathematical problems (bitcoin mining) even with the use of…"
Apr 16
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Dan McKay's blog post Collapsing The Grid by Increasing Demand While Decreasing Supply
"Don’t understand it don’t want to sounds like more manipulation and exploitation based on greed"
Apr 16
Kenneth Capron commented on Dan McKay's blog post Collapsing The Grid by Increasing Demand While Decreasing Supply
"Nope. Don't trust Bitcoin. Don't trust digital currency. I'll stick with the Egyptian Pyramids.   "
Apr 16
Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post Collapsing The Grid by Increasing Demand While Decreasing Supply
"Wow, what a super green "mining" company, using all that energy to cool huge computer banks that are  "mining digital currency" I don't even begin to comprehend any of that.  I trust crypto as much as I trust the…"
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Collapsing The Grid by Increasing Demand While Decreasing Supply

Bitcoin miner comes to Lewiston, has plans for western MaineBitcoin mining is the process of earning Bitcoins — a decentralized digital currency, without a central bank or single administrator — in exchange for running the verification process to validate Bitcoin transactions. Miners can profit if the price of Bitcoins exceeds the cost to mine them.“Miners use quite a…See More
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post ISO-NE, HELL-BENT TO TURN OFF THE LIGHTS:
"PART 4   Oversized Battery and Cost of Absorbing Midday Solar Bulges   This part shows, in very simple terms, the REAL cost of battery systems per kWh of throughput.   Very often there is much crowing about battery revenues, but not…"
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Robert Powers commented on Dan McKay's blog post The Many Shades of Green
"If I can forward to someone, the fresh email with the mp4 video, perhaps it can be viewed and posted properly.  I am sure it is something I am doing wrong..."
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Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post The Many Shades of Green
"I'm not computer savvy at all but the video link won't open, says address is invalid."
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RECs: The Hidden Costs of Renewables

In places like New England, where land value makes it expensive to build new facilities, REC sales provide an essential revenue stream for renewable energy developers. Each REC has a price. The price is the additional amount needed per MWh by the renewable energy generator to make post-1997 projects financially feasible. By mandating this type of renewable energy, the law is ensuring increased renewable energy supply in a space where supply would not get built without a…

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A Plan of Unintended Consequences

The Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan is the Governor’s plan, approved by the Legislature, to invest nearly $1 billion in Federal American Rescue Plan funds to improve the lives of Maine people and families
 
From this money:
 

This new program builds upon actions already…

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An Appropriate Title

Con-Ed, an out of state energy company is attempting to bully the Maine PUC in accepting their terms for the construction of transmission services to Northern Maine that will hurt the ratepayers. 

Posted on May 7, 2022 at 7:14am

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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 .
 
 
 

 

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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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."

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