Dan McKay's Blog – March 2018 Archive (16)

NextEra Complains To The Maine Public Utilities Commission

NextEra Complaint 1 :
6." NextEra’s Operating Assets are substantially and directly affected by CMP’s HVDC
line because Maine’s bulk transmission grid is interconnected, and a HVDC line of
this voltage and length may impact economics and the reliability of the transmission
grid, and, therefore NEER’s operating assets on that grid. Under Section 3132 of
Title 35-A, the…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 31, 2018 at 9:23am — No Comments

Don't Try Voting Your Conscious If You Are A Democrat

Lawmaker Flips Vote, Denies Mainers Public Hearing, Flees Chamber

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Added by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

Wind Loving, Environmentally Confused Groups Petition PUC For Intervention In NECEC Case.

The following groups have petitioned the PUC to intervene in the NECEC  case. I wonder how many have wind pushing them .

CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION 

ACADIA CENTER F/K/A ENVIRONMENT NORTHEAST  
FilingCompanyName NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE 
RENEW NORTHEAST…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 30, 2018 at 9:46am — 3 Comments

HYPOCRITE ALERT

These are the talking points of Mr. Voorhees,  , climate and energy policy director of the NRCM regarding the NECEC project :

 
ON WILDLIFE IMPACTS :

The NECEC project would "fragment wildlife habitat by cutting through 50 miles of undeveloped…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 29, 2018 at 12:56pm — 3 Comments

James LaBrecque and Canadian Hydro Destroy The Wind Lobby

Green Crony Corporatists Are Obstacles to Lowering Energy Bills, Cleaning Environment

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Added by Dan McKay on March 28, 2018 at 3:27pm — 8 Comments

Cronyism Of The Democrats

       Roll-call #514: LD 532 (HP 376)

"An Act To Remove the 100-megawatt Limit on Hydroelectric Generators under the Renewable Resources Laws"
Sponsored by Representative Beth O'Connor

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Added by Dan McKay on March 27, 2018 at 9:32am — 4 Comments

NextEra Petition To Intervene In PUC Proceedings On NECEC Project

Now comes NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (“NextEra”), pursuant to Chapter 110, §
8(B) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “Commission Rules”) of the Maine Public
Utilities Commission, and moves to intervene in this proceeding. In support of its Petition,
NextEra states that:
1. On October 3, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Proceeding concerning
Central Maine Power’s (“CMP”) request for a Certificate of Public Convenience…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 26, 2018 at 9:33am — 1 Comment

Recent Tidbits From ISO-NE

                January 2018 Expensive Month 



 Energy market value for three weeks in January 2018 was about $1.1 billion**
 
  For the entire 2016 year the energy market value was just over $4 billion – three cold weeks in January 2018 was a quarter of 12-months of…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 26, 2018 at 8:24am — No Comments

Pledging Blind Allegiance To Party To Kill A Bill.

Every vote that would either delay, derail or kill this bill before it could be referred to committee and brought forth for House and Senate vote was resoundingly and unanimously approved by the democrats and democrats only.…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 24, 2018 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

LD 1810

Finally, the bill, LD 1810, has withstood the shenanigans of the self-possessed, egotistical, empty-suited Chairs of the EUT and ENR Committees.

It is on it's way tom the EUT Committee for a public hearing.
The passing of LD 1810, as written, gives the people now residing in most "Expedited Wind Areas" relief from automatic State Approval of Industrial Wind Projects based on lenient rules entirely written by the wind industry lackeys.   
Once a…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 8, 2018 at 7:53am — 3 Comments

How to Kill a Bill, Slap Down a Governor, And Puke All Over The Citizens

The smell of collusion is entrenched in these two statements :

Correspondence From Senator Tom Saviello 3-1-18 :

"Mr. Mckay, Let me be clear, there is no "hanky panky" going on. I have consistently worked to get all the environmentally related win bills in front of the environmental and natural resources committee(ENR) since DEP is the state department implementing the rules. In fact in 2013 I was successful in…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 2, 2018 at 3:24pm — No Comments

A Failed Representative State Government

The House acted on LD 1810 during the 2/6/18 session and referred it to the EUT Committee.

The Senate acted on LD 1810 during the 2/27/18 session and referred it to the ENR Committee, even after fully knowing the House had already referred it to EUT. Referred by Senator Saviello.

This set-up today's session in the House where a concurrence to the Senate action would have moved the bill on to the ENR Committee

Rep. Fredette explained the voting…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 1, 2018 at 9:00pm — 6 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

******** 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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