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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

Started Jul 29, 2012

 

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Dan McKay commented on Bob Stone's blog post My CMP Bill
"Even President Obama, not the most truthful Politician, told us that if we promote wind and solar or if we just stand idly by as the bad people make laws to advance them, electricity prices will skyrocket. When you replace reliable resources with…"
yesterday
Dan McKay commented on Art Brigades's blog post A Good Post-Mortem on November's Corridor Debacle
"Seabrook is in New Hampshire. New Hampshire should include nuclear as a renewable resource and prop it up with a decent PPA such as Connecticut did with the Millstone Nuclear plant. Both plants are critical to the New England…"
Friday
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post An Act To Review Strategies for Improving Utility Rate Affordability and To Provide Utility Relief
"Energy destruction by government edict. Make energy expensive, so expensive that money can flow from conscientious ratepayers to those who would beg government for relief. This bill is absurd."
Jan 15
Dan McKay commented on arthur qwenk's blog post Is "Energy Reality" New , for the New Year? Necessity Beckons?
"Necessity begets sanity. Spent nuclear fuel diminished to its smallest unusable amount can become cargo on Musk's or Bezos rockets and given a ride to the sun. Poof!"
Jan 2
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS
"Willem, federal subsidies are always in play. The utility agreement is the key. It locks a fixed or escalating price to the project in which the utility gambles with the ratepayer's money against the wholesale price, which, in turn, is…"
Dec 25, 2021
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS
"Dan, If they can, why are they not doing it? They would need to sell their electricity at a higher price, which would be bad optics Are they waiting for the government/taxpayer/ratepayer to pay for it, so they can sell at a lower price, and claim…"
Dec 25, 2021
Robert Feller commented on Dan McKay's blog post CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS
Dec 25, 2021
Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS
"They can Willem. It's called an Elective Transmission Upgrade. The renewable system owners can negotiate with any utility(s) to create an agreement. Maine customers do not have to be exposed to the Big Lie nor purchase any of the product."
Dec 25, 2021
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS
"The owners of wind systems should get together and finance and build their own connections to the ISO-NE grid, instead of sucking off the PUBLIC PURSE."
Dec 25, 2021
Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS
"Oh GAWD."
Dec 24, 2021
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CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS

A question asked about the Northern Maine, Troy Jackson proposal to build wind projects in the County and have the costs applied to Maine electric billsQ43: "How should generation proposals evaluate their ability to bid or contract for capacity in ISO-NE if information about system upgrades is not available? "Good Question, but there is a project that already has this information and the inside track to winning the Troy Jackson JackpotCraig NaleGovernment Affairs at EDP RenewablesWashington,…See More
Dec 24, 2021
Eric A. Tuttle commented on Dan McKay's blog post With The Rejection of NECEC, Maine Could Be the Black Sheep of the Regional New England Electric Network.
"Yes, Maine could be again viewed as the black sheep of this situation. But only because we (some of us at least) are unwilling to sell out cheap. Vermont had already approved this project, NY had a competing project near if not also approved. Both…"
Dec 23, 2021
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Renewable Portfolio Resource Breakdown For N.H. & VT.
"“BUILD BACK BETTER” WOULD COST $4.490 TRILLION OVER THE NEXT DECADE, IF PROVISIONS WERE MADE TO LAST 10 YEARS https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/build-back-better-would-cost-3-95-trillion-overt-the-next-decade   Distrust…"
Dec 23, 2021
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post With The Rejection of NECEC, Maine Could Be the Black Sheep of the Regional New England Electric Network.
"“BUILD BACK BETTER” WOULD COST $4.490 TRILLION OVER THE NEXT DECADE, IF PROVISIONS WERE MADE TO LAST 10 YEARS https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/build-back-better-would-cost-3-95-trillion-overt-the-next-decade   Distrust…"
Dec 23, 2021
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post The climate change cabal has succeeded in raising the price of electricity to an amount that enables wind and solar projects to claim that they can save electric costs.
"“BUILD BACK BETTER” WOULD COST $4.490 TRILLION OVER THE NEXT DECADE, IF PROVISIONS WERE MADE TO LAST 10 YEARS https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/build-back-better-would-cost-3-95-trillion-overt-the-next-decade   Distrust…"
Dec 23, 2021
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Renewable Portfolio Resource Breakdown For N.H. & VT.
"The EU is facing an energy crisis, because: 1) Brussels’ RE idiots refused to sign long-term contract for gas from Russia2) NATO and the US are stupidly trying to contain and pressure Russia.3 There is minimal wind, minimal solar, and some…"
Dec 22, 2021

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A question asked about the Northern Maine, Troy Jackson proposal to build wind projects in the County and have the costs applied to Maine electric bills

Q43: "How should generation proposals evaluate their ability to bid or contract for capacity in ISO-NE if information about system upgrades is not available? "
Good Question, but there is a project that already has this information and the inside track to winning the Troy Jackson Jackpot

Craig…

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Posted on December 24, 2021 at 8:57am — 6 Comments

The climate change cabal has succeeded in raising the price of electricity to an amount that enables wind and solar projects to claim that they can save electric costs.

The climate change cabal has succeeded in raising the price of electricity to an amount that enables wind and solar projects to claim that they can save electric costs.

Posted on December 15, 2021 at 6:13am — 4 Comments

With The Rejection of NECEC, Maine Could Be the Black Sheep of the Regional New England Electric Network.

With the rejection of NECEC, Maine could become the black sheep of the regional New England electric network. 

Sure, New Hampshire rejected the same project, but New Hampshire already has a DC transmission line carved out, North to South, passing through the state. This line has no connections within New Hampshire, It is the true "Extension Cord" from Hydro-Quebec to Groton, Massachusetts.
As warnings from ISO-NE of impending struggles to provide the region…
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Posted on December 11, 2021 at 7:35am — 6 Comments

Renewable Portfolio Resource Breakdown For N.H. & VT.

According to the Maine PUC, the renewable portfolio standard in 2019 was satisfied as follows:



CLASS I Resources:    Average Price: $4.51 per MWh
                                 BIOMASS 89.31%
                                 HYDRO    10.67%
                                 WIND          0.02%
CLASS II Resources:     Average Price:  $0.97 per MWh
                                   BIOMASS         …
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Posted on December 10, 2021 at 7:50pm — 2 Comments

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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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