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Added by Dan McKay on December 5, 2022 at 4:17pm — No Comments

New England Common Sense Replaced with Political Insanity

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Added by Dan McKay on December 5, 2022 at 6:03am — No Comments

Maine Pinched

    If the Maine Legislature is really aiming to reach zero-carbon in electric generation, they may want to look at the upsurgence of production from in-state natural gas plants. Maine has 5 natural gas-fired plants and one oil-fired plant that must register with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and pay a fee based on carbon emissions.…

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Added by Dan McKay on December 4, 2022 at 7:18am — No Comments

 For Sale: Two Private electricity delivery and collection companies. For the mere price of $13.7 billion dollars, you can be the owner of two companies, Central Maine Power and Versant. If you promi…

 For Sale: Two Private electricity delivery and collection companies. For the mere price of $13.7 billion dollars, you can be the owner of two companies, Central Maine Power and Versant. If you promise to run these companies as you would run a charity bake sale and comply with Seth Berry's fantastical advice, you will be entitled to pay a sum of money that is more than the entire Maine State Budget for 2022-…

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Added by Dan McKay on December 3, 2022 at 8:01am — No Comments

Madman Seth Berry

  Unable to force the collapse of Central Maine Power and Versant through fantasy legislation, ugly innuendos and outright lies, Seth Berry has decided that these companies no longer have a right to exist, and ratepayers should cough up $13.7 billion dollars to buy CMP and Versant so that he "will be taking a…
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Added by Dan McKay on December 3, 2022 at 6:43am — No Comments

Maine’s High Court upholds CMP lease of public land key to $1 billion power line

 
Another victory for Ratepayers
Down with natural gas plant and oil plants in Maine

Added by Dan McKay on November 30, 2022 at 6:06am — No Comments

Maine, We Have a Problem

  •    Why does Maine continue to support natural gas-fired plants operating within the state when it is well understood that the volatile price of natural gas is driving electricity prices so high that 40% of the people of Maine find themselves unable to pay their monthly bill?
   
  •    The state's long range and short range decarbonization plans barely touch upon the…
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Added by Dan McKay on November 27, 2022 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

The Democrats' Playbook on Energy

President Biden’s Energy Motto: Not in the U.S.A. Nor Its Territories

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Added by Dan McKay on November 25, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Households in the Northeast Brace for Costly Heating Bills

Households in the Northeast Brace for Costly Heating Bills

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Added by Dan McKay on November 25, 2022 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Dire warnings about winter power grid reliability

Dire warnings…

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Added by Dan McKay on November 25, 2022 at 9:35am — 2 Comments

"The Maine Utility/Regulatory Reform and Decarbonization Initiative," A 32 Page Report, Never Once Addresses Natural Gas-Fired Generation Plants Operating In Maine, But It Does Offer A Lot Of Custome…

"The Maine Utility/Regulatory Reform and Decarbonization Initiative," A 32 Page Report, Never Once Addresses Natural Gas-Fired Generation Plants Operating In Maine, But It Does Offer A Lot Of Customer Related Changes Needed

  • Renewable energy

In 2021, 72% of Maine's in-state electricity net generation came from renewable resources, down from 79% in…

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Added by Dan McKay on November 25, 2022 at 6:42am — No Comments

A Market Without Nuclear, Oil, Coal and the Inability to Increase Natural Gas= Disaster

Power Plant Retirements In ISO-NE Markets

With the transition to a power system made up of more resources with limited energy inventories (natural gas, wind, solar, battery storage), the region is losing traditional generators that have substantial on-site fuels (nuclear, oil, or coal) and can sustain extended operations during cold weather conditions for days and even weeks on end. More than 5,200 MW of oil, coal, and nuclear power plants will have retired from 2013 to…

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Added by Dan McKay on November 24, 2022 at 9:57am — No Comments

Scared, Merciless Politicians Inflicting Pain in Maine

Two Markets. One that is controlled by scarce natural gas and one controlled by abundant hydro power.

                     
  •  One state under siege by a commodity shared by five other states, a commodity that can produce effectively, but performs far less than desirable and whose supply remains stagnant as the whole world scrambles to access a politically manipulated…
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Added by Dan McKay on November 24, 2022 at 6:50am — No Comments

Coldest Morning of the Season and Electricity Prices Soar

Added by Dan McKay on November 21, 2022 at 5:26am — No Comments

Despathy: To meet carbon ‘goals,’ Vermont will play the corporate carbon credit game

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Nov 20

For anyone interested in recent actions related to the Clean Heat Standard saga and questionable actions by the Public Utilities Commission.…

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Added by Dan McKay on November 21, 2022 at 5:17am — 1 Comment

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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."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

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