Dan McKay's Blog – March 2019 Archive (7)

New England Governors’ Commitment to Regional Cooperation on Energy Issues March 15, 2019

Not quite sure what this means, but all six New England State Governors signed on to this statement :

 "Recognizing that the entire New England region has a stake in ensuring a reliable energy system that also produces affordable outcomes for consumers, the New England Governors commit to work together, in coordination with ISO New England and through the New England States…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 16, 2019 at 9:42am — 4 Comments

"How can you go wrong with an OPA who knows how to waste taxpayer money ?"

  • Governor Mills Signs Supplemental Budget
  • $320,000 for case support at the Office of the Public Advocate to be used for the costs of retaining expert witnesses and related costs associated with representing Maine ratepayers in the Emera Maine and Central Maine Power billing, metering, and rate cases.

Added by Dan McKay on March 15, 2019 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Public Hearing, Today at 10:00 AM for about 2 hours

Public Hearing, Today at 10:00 AM for about 2 hours …
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Added by Dan McKay on March 15, 2019 at 9:20am — 5 Comments

The New Green Deal Has Acquired Lift-off

To Manage the Grid, a Vermont Utility Hooks Up to a Hospital's Icebox

The rationing of electricity is underway .

"In practice, electric chillers would run during relatively low-cost off-peak hours (most likely at night) to freeze water to make ice. Then, when air conditioning load starts to rise on hot afternoons, the hospital’s HVAC system could be dialed back and the…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 12, 2019 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

Notice Of Public Meeting

Please take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a second public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Thursday, April 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.

Weaver Wind, LLC (applicant) filed a Natural Resources Protection Act permit application and a Site Location of Development permit application with the Department on…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 7, 2019 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Meanwhile, In Nebraska

CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS

41. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(2) and (b)(3), Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of himself and a nationwide class (the “Class”) defined as follows:

The Class: all persons in the United States who reside on and lease or own residential property within three miles of a NextEra wind turbine.

The Subclass: all persons who reside on and lease or…

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Added by Dan McKay on March 5, 2019 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Why Are Maine's Biomass, Natural Gas and Hopeful Renewable Generators Fighting The Hydro Project ?

   It seems to me that all the biomass, natural gas and hopeful renewable energy plant owners who oppose the Hydro Project because it will hurt them financially might be forgetting something.

    The Hydro Project has a power purchase agreement backing it, so the other generators fear the Hydro Project will price them out of the market.
     So where were these generators when 70% of Maine's wind projects entered into…
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Added by Dan McKay on March 2, 2019 at 11:47am — 9 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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