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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Fight between rival energy companies threatens to delay CMP’s $1 billion energy corridor
"ISO-NE Analysis : "ISO New England and regional stakeholders have been collaborating to assess and explore potential market and reliability issues that may arise in the coming years as the electric industry experiences significant change…"
Jul 24
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Berry Bill Buried - Mills vetoes bill calling for forced buyout of CMP and Versant Power
"Berry is a Marxist, plain and simple. He intends to bring Maine to it's knees with his energy policy that will mean rationing, poverty and blackouts. He is the most evil man in Augusta, a man of no compassion for the working person He is a weak…"
Jul 18
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"“Sen. Chris Bray, D-Addison, who chairs the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, said he wants to make sure homeowners have access to weatherization efforts, modifying buildings to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy…"
Jul 6
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Projects Will NOT Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals.
"“Sen. Chris Bray, D-Addison, who chairs the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, said he wants to make sure homeowners have access to weatherization efforts, modifying buildings to reduce energy consumption and optimize energy…"
Jul 6
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Projects Will NOT Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals.

"MAINE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SELECTS RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN SECOND COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT"June 29, 2021"Projects Will Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals"  HERE IS THE LATEST ROLL OF THE DICE ON RENEWABLES THAT THE PUC SELECTED FOR THE RATEPAYERS. EACH PROJECT SELECTED WILL RECEIVE RECs, BUT THESE RECs WILL REMAIN WITH THE DEVELOPER TO SELL INDEPENDENTLY OF THE CONTRACT WITH MAINE RATEPAYERS.COMPANIES SUPPLYING ELECTRICITY TO MAINE CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TO BUY…See More
Jun 30
Art Brigades commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"The "Pillage Aroostook" bill has been signed into law by the governor.  http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0563&item=5&snum=130"
Jun 29
Robert Powers commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"Trans-Canada is also heavily involved in the planning and interconnection of more transmission and large Wind Power Generation with some solar included...and Hydro Quebec will vary water flows as needed....the investors/funding for these projects is…"
Jun 29
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"If New England were to have more wind turbines, it has to be connected to the Quebec grid, to counteract the variations of wind and solar, by varying the water flow through the HQ hydro turbines. That would be, by far, the lowest cost approach, less…"
Jun 29
Robert Powers commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"If you think the corridor is for just Hydro power, you have been seriously mislead!  The proposed corridor will be the primary artery for connecting thousands of wind turbines in western and Northern Maine, in deduction to new solar power…"
Jun 29
Barry Stephens commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"Tom Saviello going on Tucker Carlson and dissing with lies the NECEC exposed his masters. The gas industry. So this is what you get when you are bought and paid for by ANY entity. The unintended consequences. Hydro is a really good source of…"
Jun 29
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems Energy Action Network: EAN, prepared a report listing the measures required to “meet…"
Jun 28
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"Willem, Keep your eye on the ISO-NE Interconnection Queue and the Maine Class I and Class IA renewable certification applications. They are about to explode with wind/solar projects from Northern Maine and Canada. "
Jun 28
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-solar-and-battery-systems Maine Offshore Wind Turbine Systems are Dead   The ocean waters near Maine are deep. Almost…"
Jun 28
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"If Southern New England wants renewables, LD 1710 along with Emera's Atlantic Link Project could send thousands of megawatts right to their doorsteps, while Maine purchases the required Renewable Energy Credits to obtain 100% clean energy the…"
Jun 28
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"Emera's $2B Atlantic Link loses bid for Massachusetts clean energy deal | CBC News"
Jun 28
Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "
"This is interesting.  I didn't know Tucker Carlson owned a home in Bryant Pond but if he'd oppose the Quebec hydro corridor, he might oppose all the wind projects as well.  They're far more destructive and far less…"
Jun 28

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Projects Will NOT Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals.

"MAINE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SELECTS RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS IN SECOND COMPETITIVE PROCUREMENT"

June 29, 2021

"Projects Will Help Achieve Maine's Renewable Portfolio Standard Goals"

 
 
HERE IS THE LATEST ROLL OF THE DICE ON RENEWABLES THAT THE PUC SELECTED FOR THE RATEPAYERS. …
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Posted on June 30, 2021 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Tom Saviello, "How's This For Ruining Maine "

LD 1710 "An Act To Require Prompt and Effective Use of the Renewable Energy Resources of Northern Maine "  is the biggest, most expensive boondoggle since the passage of the Expedited Wind Law. It forces the ratepayer to fund a major transmission line, perhaps even longer, larger and far more expensive than the NECEC line and, unlike NECEC which is paid for by Southern New England Electric Utilities, this proposed line will be paid for by ratepayers of investor-owned…
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State lawmakers draft plan to unlock northern Maine’s renewable potential

State lawmakers draft plan to unlock northern Maine’s renewable potential

Maine Senate President Troy Jackson is proposing a transmission line to carry wind energy and other generation from northern Aroostook County to New England’s regional electric grid.…
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Posted on April 30, 2021 at 9:28am — 10 Comments

IER Releases Update to Big Green, Inc. Database

IER Releases Update to Big Green, Inc. Database

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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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