Richard mcdonald's Blog (31)

The truth behind Texas's renwewable energy failure.

As the climate cabal (think John Kerry and AOC) scurries to distort the truth the disaster during Texas's polar vortex event, rationals minds are exposing the consequences of renewable dependeance and the kabuki theater of the scam known as the Green New Deal. 

This report gets to the heart of the delusion: …

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Added by richard mcdonald on February 20, 2021 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments

Mass Climate Thug Resigns

Mr. Ismay is no longer a member of the Mass Department of Climate Zealots.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/11/embattled-massachusetts-climate-official-david-ismay-resigns-immediately/

Added by richard mcdonald on February 11, 2021 at 10:28pm — 5 Comments

Biden unleashes the renewable floodgates

Biden's wasting no time in getting the grift of renewables back in action. Mills will retract her moratorium soon.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/05/joe-biden-advances-wind-power-massive-used-turbine-blades-dumped-landfills/

Added by richard mcdonald on February 5, 2021 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Wind and solar subsidies extended in C-19 stimulus bill

There you have it, the wind and solar crowd got an extension on subsidies in the latest $900MM stimulus bill and the Maine delegation was all in. This could unleash a storm of new development in Maine. I encourage everyone who cares about this beautiful state to call all of our esteemed representatives in DC and express your outrage. If you haven't seen the obscene spending in this bill, here it is:

Stimulus Bill:

 

$25 Million for Pakistan…

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Added by richard mcdonald on December 22, 2020 at 2:30pm — 28 Comments

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

 

Added by richard mcdonald 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. 

Added by richard mcdonald on August 22, 2018 at 11:46am — No Comments

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. 

Added by richard mcdonald 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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Added by richard mcdonald on December 20, 2017 at 1:00pm — 17 Comments

Mass Releases RFP for 9.5 Million Megawatts of Renewables.

Massachusetts has released it's latest RFP for renewables  for a 2022 delivery. This will drive a devastating acceleration of wind farm and transmission corridor development - MCPC and MEPCO. Currently, there are 2335 megawatts (estimated 700 turbines) of proposed projects with the prospects of more due to the scale of this massive request from…

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Added by richard mcdonald on April 3, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Clean Energy RFP Evaluation Team selects winning bidders

I received notification (www.cleanenergyrfp.com) that the Evaluation Team has finalized its work and selected the winning bidders. The results will be announced in March 2017. Once the contracts are finalized, they will be sent to regulatory authorities for approval. 

Added by richard mcdonald on October 24, 2016 at 5:21pm — 6 Comments

Somrset Wind, LLC for sale in SunEdison fire sale

As part of the liquidation of assets going on in the SunEdsion bankruptcy, the court has moved to liquidate a portion of the company's North American Utilities, LLC wind and solar assets. The only asset for sale in Maine is the proposed Somerset Wind project - a 26 turbine/85.8MW project to be sited on Misery Ridge just west of Moosehead Lake. Based on court documents, NRG is the stalking horse buyer. Somerset Wind is a bidder in the ISO/NE renewable RFP for southern New England with NextEra…

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Added by richard mcdonald on August 10, 2016 at 8:33am — No Comments

Weyerhaeuser pulls out of petition battle with Moosehead group

Weyerhaeuser has withdrawn its request for substantive review of the petition for removal request submitted by residence in the Moosehead region. The Moosehead Region Futures Committee has been actively opposing SunEdison's 26 turbine wind development on a site owned by Weyerhaeuser west of Moosehead Lake.

The following is the press release from the Moosehead Region Futures Committee announcing Weyerhaeuser's withdrawal.

For Immediate…

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Added by richard mcdonald on May 19, 2016 at 7:43am — 4 Comments

More BS from FMM/CPO'N

The recent claim in the Maine Biz story by FMM/CP O'Neil that they assisted 36 UT's in the EPA removal process is blatantly untrue. Of the 40 files on the LUPC site, 14 petitions were filed by citizens in the Moosehead region - O'Neil had nothing to do with these petitions. I also expect that he had nothing to do with Lexington, Molunkus, and Carroll.  

Added by richard mcdonald on April 19, 2016 at 2:16pm — 3 Comments

Moosehead signgate

Signs are back up - we agree with Eric Tuttle -  most likely Muzzy called Augusta and complained - MEDOT has some explaining to do. Why where MRFC's sign conficsated and the others that weren't in compliance were left?? 

Added by richard mcdonald on November 1, 2015 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Saving Maine's "The Truth About Wind" campaign goes into high gear ahead of the election.

October will be a busy month for Saving Maine's statewide media campaign with new :60 radio spots and newspaper ads supporting the "Truth About Wind" campaign - all leading up to the election on November 4th. Once again, we will be airing our popular Saving Maine radio program on WGAN in the southern Maine market and WVOM in Greater Bangor, Downeast and central Maine markets. A new series of ads will run in the Portland Press…

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Added by richard mcdonald on October 1, 2014 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Saving Maine " The Truth About Wind Power" Fall Media Blitz Kicks-Off This Weekend

Saving Maine will be supporting a statewide newspaper and radio campaign this fall with new ads starting this weekend in the Bangor Daily News and Maine Sunday Telegram. Additional plans include ads in local publications such as the Ellsworth American and Kennebec Journal.  In addition, we have extended our "Saving Maine" radio program through October to coincide with the elections and compliment the newspaper. Stay tuned for more of the Jeremy Kane and Juliet Black show. Thanks to the many…

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Added by richard mcdonald on September 10, 2014 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

Saving Maine Media Campaign Returns with Statewide Radio Effort

As we stated in May, Saving Maine's statewide public education program highlighting "The Truth About Wind Power" would take a summer hiatus around July 4th and resume with statewide radio in August. Starting Monday,  August 18th, we will be running three radio commercials ("Poor Wind," "Wind Exporters," and "Goodbye Saddleback") on WGAN and WVOM. The radio schedule runs through September. The highly successful newspaper program will return after Labor Day --  it will run through the…

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Added by richard mcdonald on August 16, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Thanks to those who've donted to Saving Maine so far!

Can't thank everyone who has donated to the Saving Maine campaign so far. Today was a great day at the "donate" button. Every dollar we raise goes to telling the truth about wind power and other environmental challenges facing Maine. So thank you all and tell your friends to show their support for the new campaign. We're in the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, and Morning Sentinel on Tuesday. We hope you like the ads and the messages - stay tuned. More good things on the way. 

Added by richard mcdonald on June 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Saving Maine campaign continues to rollout this weekend with MST and BDN

Saving Maine's ad campaign is appearing this weekend in the Maine Sunday Telegram and BDN weekend edition with two ads per edition. It's also running in the Tuesday (7/1) editions of the Kennebec  Journal, Waterville Sentinel and Sun Journal. Two ads will be in each edition as well. We are working on a plan to include radio this Summer. As always, this cost money and we appreciate all of you who have contributed over the past couple of weeks. Keep hitting that "donate" button at…

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Added by richard mcdonald on June 28, 2014 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

Saving Maine ad campaign continues this weekend in BDN and MST

We're finishing up a very strong opening week with ads in the weekend edition of the BND and the Maine Sunday Telegram. Two hard hitting ads in each paper will be seen by tens of thousands of Mainers and tourists over this coming weekend. Something to look forward to on Sunday morning. Saving Maine web site traffic has been very strong as well - visits were up again yesterday after ads ran in the PPH. The FW/Enron ad was very poignant given the EMERA deal and Bowers denial. Please take Brad…

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Added by richard mcdonald on June 25, 2014 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

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/

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