Dan McKay's Blog (260)

Public Hearing, January 31st at 1:00 PM for about an hour Cross Building, Room 211

LD 13, HP0014An Act To Allow Microgrids That Are in the Public Interest…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

Public Hearing, January 29th at 1:00 PM for about 4 hours Cross Building, Room 211

LD 41, HP0042An Act To Replace Net Energy Billing with a Market-based Mechanism…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:37am — No Comments

The Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.

Just a reminder –

 

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Wednesday, January 16, 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.

 

If you are unable…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 16, 2019 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

EUT Interested Party Introductions January 24th

 EUT Interested Party Introductions January 24th

 

 

The EUT Committee will provide an opportunity for interested parties to introduce themselves and the organization(s) they represent during its afternoon meeting on Thursday, January 24, 2019.  Due to the anticipated number of interested parties,…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

MAINE WIND ENERGY ADVISORY COMMISSION - REPORT Dated 1/2/19 (FINAL)

Democratic Rep. Seth Berry said the report will likely have little impact under Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has voiced support for promoting renewable energy. Mills’ office didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.

https://www.timesrecord.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3p1-63x100.jpg 63w" sizes="(max-width: 145px) 100vw, 145px" />

Seth Berry

Berry described…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 11:49am — 4 Comments

Socialized Cost Of Transmission In ISO-NE

Remember the Maine Power Reliability Project ?

CMP managed to get ISO-NE to agree it was for regional benefits, consequently, Maine's proportional cost was 8% of the total socialized cost.

Now comes Offshore Wind with Offshore Transmission.

"NEW ENGLAND is in the midst of an energy sea…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 15, 2019 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

The New Smart Grid Explained From A Ratepayer's Perspective And In Ordinary Language

§3143. Declaration of policy on smart grid infrastructure

1. Definitions.  As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. 
 A. "Smart grid" means the integration of information and communications innovations and infrastructure with the…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 13, 2019 at 8:42am — 5 Comments

SMART METERS : PASSIVE TO ACTIVE STATUS

Have you ever wondered why "smart meters" ? well, here it is 

 Declaration of policy on smart grid infrastructure

Added by Dan McKay on January 12, 2019 at 10:26am — 8 Comments

Roxbury Wind Project Seen As 'Eyesore' For Hikers

BRUCE FARRIN, RUMFORD FALLS TIMES  

ROXBURY — A proposal to build four wind turbines nearly 500 feet tall on North Twin Mountain in Roxbury drew opposition from conservationists and others at a public hearing Monday evening at the Town Office.

Nearly half of the 25 people attending testified, many of them having ties to Mahoosuc Land Trust in Bethel. The organization, which has more than 1,000 members, is dedicated to protecting the natural and cultural treasures…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 9, 2019 at 11:55am — 5 Comments

Why Was The DEP Compromised From It's Original Position ? RoxWind Public Hearing

  Now in the case of RoxWind's application for a small scale wind project in Roxbury, Maine.

      There can be no doubt that the DEP finds itself in a absolutely, enormous mess that constitutes a breech of trust with the public.
    The DEP accepted RoxWind's application in May 2018 indicating it was complete and ready for processing.
     RoxWind provided a visual impact assessment that included Scenic Resources of State or National Significance…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 8, 2019 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

RoxWind - DEP Public Hearing on Jan 7, 2019

IN THE MATTER OF
ROXBURY WIND PROJECT ) APPLICATION FOR NATURAL RESOURCES
ROXBURY, ) PROTECTION ACT PERMIT, STORMWATER
OXFORD COUNTY ) PERMIT, AND SMALL-SCALE WIND
) CERTIFICATION
L-27863-ES-A-N )
L-27863-NJ-B-N ) PUBLIC HEARING
L-27863-TG-C-N ) SIXTH PROCEDURAL ORDER
INTRODUCTION
1. In the matter of the application by RoxWind, LLC (the applicant) for a Stormwater Permit, a Natural Resources…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 5, 2019 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

How RGGI Works

                                                                       

"RGGI sets a regional limit, or cap, on carbon pollution from the region’s power plants. The cap declines annually—reducing total pollution—and is enforced by selling a decreasing number of permits, known as allowances, via quarterly auctions. Owners of polluting power plants purchase the allowances, or trade for them in the market, to account for their emissions."

"A bipartisan coalition of…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on January 4, 2019 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

“New England’s Shrinking Need For Natural Gas”

"First, with or without a new pipeline, existing laws and regulations will cumulatively require New England’s use of natural gas for electric generation to decrease by 27 percent by 2023, relative to 2015 levels."  …
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 29, 2018 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

Explaining Variable Resources

The States yell " More Wind, More Solar " , While the Grid Operator exclaims " More Reliable Energy " 

"Mark Karl,  Vice President, Market Development, ISO New England, explained that the ( New England ) region is shifting away from resources with on-site fuel supplies (coal, oil, nuclear) toward those that rely on “just-in-time” fuel delivery (natural gas) or variable weather conditions (renewables). Karl explained that, during extended cold weather…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 23, 2018 at 8:09am — 1 Comment

Better Value Resources aka NOT WIND.

This man explains it in simple terms to ISO-NE :

Paul Peterson,  Principal Analyst, Synapse Energy Economics,  said that, between 2015 and 2030, natural gas use is projected to decrease by more than 40 percent and that the region needs to do more to ensure it is able to meet its carbon reduction goals. He also said that markets need to evolve in order to better value resources such as…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 23, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments

Why are there such stark differences in monthly electric bills among the New England States ?

All six states participate in a wholesale electric market that uses a clearinghouse pricing structure, meaning the wholesale price of electricity at any given moment is the same throughout the region. 
 State Average Monthly Electric Bill 2017
Connecticut $139.97 
Massachusetts $116.86 
New Hampshire $114.95 
Rhode Island $105.76 
Vermont $95.02 
Maine $87.21  
Could be Maine is more frugal with…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 22, 2018 at 8:23am — 2 Comments

Where Was NG Plant Owners When We Fought Against Wind ?

   I can't remember one natural gas plant owner in Maine that fought with us as we opposed  all the wind projects in Maine that now send over a million megawatt-hours of electricity into the grid because of purchase contracts with Southern New England Utilities. 

     Could it be whereas wind is intermittent and requires natural gas plant back-up. they knew their profit margins would increase with wind. while their production costs decreased as wind power offset their…
Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 16, 2018 at 11:21am — No Comments

Maine's Green Dream Is A Reality

 It's time for Maine to take a passive stance on energy policy for the sake of reliability and ratepayer price relief. The latest reports on Maine electric production pegs the state at 75% renewable electric generation. . Emissions from Maine Electric plants are at just half the 2025 RGGI…

Continue

Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2018 at 9:15am — No Comments

MAINE NEARLY DOUBLES UP ON RENEWABLE GOALS !

                           Source : EIA 

In 2017, about three-quarters of Maine's net electricity generation came from renewable sources, with almost one-third from hydroelectric dams, one-fourth from biomass generators using mainly wood waste products, and one-fifth from wind turbines. In addition, almost one-fifth of net generation came from natural gas.  

Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2018 at 7:58am — No Comments

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Numbers Shows Maine Has Achieved The 2025 Emission Cap With A 1.4 Million Tons To Spare

Maine Electric Plants Actual CO2 Emissions 2017         1,033,182 tons
Maine Emission Cap for the Year 2025                          2,480,620 tons

Added by Dan McKay on December 15, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments

Monthly Archives

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

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/

Not yet a member?

Sign up today and lend your voice and presence to the steadily rising tide that will soon sweep the scourge of useless and wretched turbines from our beloved Maine countryside. For many of us, our little pieces of paradise have been hard won. Did the carpetbaggers think they could simply steal them from us?

We have the facts on our side. We have the truth on our side. All we need now is YOU.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

 -- Mahatma Gandhi

"It's not whether you get knocked down: it's whether you get up."
Vince Lombardi 

Task Force membership is free. Please sign up today!

© 2021   Created by Webmaster.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service