Dan McKay's Blog – August 2010 Archive (5)

Finally , The Studies The State Didn't Conduct On Industrial Wind

Industrial Wind Power Meeting:

Friends of Maine’s Mountains and the The River Valley Alliance are holding a public meeting on the noise and economic effects of industrial wind projects sited on the mountains of Maine. Rob Rand of Brunswick, an Acoustical Engineer, will present his recordings and the results of his noise studies on two industrial wind developments in Maine. J. Dwight of Wilton, an Investment Advisor, will present his finding on the economic consequences of industrial wind… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on August 14, 2010 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Wind Education Event in Dixfield

Friends of Maine’s Mountains and the River Valley Alliance is holding a public meeting on the noise and

economic effects of industrial wind projects sited on the mountains of Maine. Rob Rand of Brunswick,

an Acoustical Engineer, will present the results of his noise studies on two industrial wind developments

in Maine. J. Dwight of Wilton, an Investment Advisor, will present his finding on the economic consequences

of industrial wind on electrical costs for Maine’s… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on August 12, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Good Reporting

Wind Power Bandwagon Hits Bumps in the Road

WRITTEN BY NAOMI SCHALIT SENIOR REPORTER MAINE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEREST REPORTING

FRIDAY, AUGUST 06, 2010 AT 8:38 AM

AUGUSTA — The Wind Energy Act of 2008, which gave developers a fast track to putting up wind turbines in some of the state’s treasured high ground, was a special interest bill justified at the time in the name of jobs, energy independence and climate change.



“There is tremendous potential for Maine to become… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on August 7, 2010 at 7:45pm — No Comments

David Wilby, member of Baldacci's wind task force must think wind power would be competitive in the free market

WHAT CENTRAL MAINE POWER DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Dave Wilby, Executive Director, Independent Energy Producers of Maine

Angela O’Connor, President, New England Power Generators Association

Are Maine consumers better off now that energy generation is deregulated? The answer

is yes.

In fact, Maine consumers are much better off contrary to the recent commentary by Sara

Burns of Central Maine Power. Wholesale electricity prices in New England have

declined by… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on August 7, 2010 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Natural Gas............Good to go for America's electrical needs

By BEN CASSELMAN



CADDO PARISH, La. -- A massive natural-gas discovery here in northern Louisiana heralds a big shift in the nation's energy landscape. After an era of declining production, the U.S. is now swimming in natural gas.



Even conservative estimates suggest the Louisiana discovery -- known as the Haynesville Shale, for the dense rock formation that contains the gas -- could hold some 200 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That's the equivalent of 33 billion… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on August 7, 2010 at 7:35pm — No 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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