Dan McKay's Blog – March 2016 Archive (3)

When the TV screen goes black, who are you going to call

Maine has plenty of hydro and biomass resources to comply with our own state renewable portfolio requirements for now and the foreseeable future. Maine has a problem with an onslaught of the variable resource wind plants replacing base load outputs. Removing the 100 megawatt limit on hydro resources would be meaningless to this wind onslaught as long as Southern New England continues to make large hydro ineligible for their renewable standards.  Their current…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 25, 2016 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

Run, don't walk away from SunEdison.

Run, don't walk away from SunEdison. If you need more convincing check out the following three reasons why you shouldn't touch SUNE right now.

Read more: http://bit.ly/22tEer0#ixzz43evAinAs

Added by Dan McKay on March 22, 2016 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

An Energy Expert Sums Up The Scale up Of Wind

Special Guest Speaker: James Bride, President, Energy Tariff Experts
Rapid Scale up of Renewables in ISO-NE
• Helps New England States achieve public policy goals
• Decarbonizes the grid
• Advances new technologies and spurs innovation
But….
• There is no free lunch. Resource and financial adequacy must be maintained for existing baseload & economic dispatchable units.
• Suppression of wholesale prices will…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 14, 2016 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

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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/

 

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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