Dan McKay's Blog – December 2009 Archive (6)

our growing membership

Every day as I visit this site, I see our membership growing. We are increasing in strength as well as uncovering many facts pertaining to wind turbines. I am very impressed with the comments which reveal a lot of research and thoughts. It is so great to see so many on board with our cause. Keep up the good work. We are making a difference. I hope many more people will visit this site and help us by becoming members. How about the young people out there ? We would love to hear from you.

Added by Dan McKay on December 30, 2009 at 6:37pm — 2 Comments

Wind power 101

WIND POWER 101



What will wind power do to the electric industry and your cost of electricity ? The electric industry relies on instantaneous supply to match instantaneous demand for perfect efficient operation. Unlike other commodities, electricity can not be inventoried to satisfy demand in the future.

Wind powered electricity is created only when the wind blows at the spot of the turbine and this is not a 24/7 event. Wind turbines, such as proposed for our mountain tops… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 22, 2009 at 7:16pm — 2 Comments

Wind turbines come down, condos go up and the views are spectacular !

Added by Dan McKay on December 20, 2009 at 4:47pm — No Comments

character

just read Transcanada's proposal to LURC to construct a wind farm on Sisk Mountain. One aspect never brought up in their proposal is the value of character. Does a geographical feature have character ? I have worked for developers in Rangeley and Bethel, constructing subdivision roads. In Rangeley, the prime concern for any developer is being able to locate a subdivision which creates lots with a view of Rangeley Lake and backdrop views of the mountains beyond. The overall scene appeals to so… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 12, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Mr. King and Mr. Gardiner need more bailout money for Record Hill Wind

“ We have 100 years of natural gas available to us. We need to tap into that supply and begin to make ourselves more energy efficient. “ These are the words of John Kerry, director of the state energy office, to the Rumford Area Rotary.

I wonder if Mr. Kerry’s statements has Mr. King and Mr. Gardiner, developers of the Record Hill Wind Project in Roxbury, a bit concerned. Mr. King attributed the one year delay to his project to the economic slowdown and the drop in natural gas… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 9, 2009 at 1:07pm — 3 Comments

I want to erect a wind mill

You want to erect a WT which costs 2 million dollars. you get 30% back by federal grant ($600,000.00 ) you get 2.1 cents per kilowatt produced . You have a 1.5 MW turbine expected to produce 4880 MW/hr per year. at 20 years, the PTC amount is $2,049,600.00. A 2 million dollar, 1.5 MW WT pays you $2,649,600.00 in taxpayer earnings.

You know people who want to buy your green energy and you offer them renewable energy certificates at a price. but you are not delivering green energy to them.… Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 5, 2009 at 2:42pm — 2 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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