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Has anyone got any research data or articles or studies on infrasound and wind turbines ?  Is it a coincidence wind developers compare turbine sound with refrigerators ?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Haggerty Nov 5, 2023.

 

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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post CMP bills to go up another $5 a month to subsidize solar projects
"Twenty years of annual, escalating rate hikes."
22 hours ago
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Maine asks judge to dismiss EV lawsuit that claims state is failing to reach climate goals
"CLF, Sierra Club and Maine Youth Action have exposed themselves as enemy of the people and should never be considered relevant to Maine's future."
yesterday
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post Highway funds illegally used for floating wind turbine factories in North Carolina and Maine
"The State of Maine as in Janet Mills contributing to the inflation effort."
Saturday
Dan McKay commented on Willem Post's blog post Floating Wind Madness in Maine
"Warning!  Climate hysteria causes brain damage."
Wednesday
Stephen Littlefield commented on Dan McKay's blog post Adding Insult to Injury. TIME TO EXPEL DEMOCRATS FROM ELECTED OFFICE.
"And the democrats continue to burden the citizens of Maine making it harder and harder for small business to survive and those on fixed incomes suffer as they time to survive! Such a hateful uncaring group that the clueless continue to support."
Jun 17
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Dan McKay's blog post More Unsustainable Than PURPA
Jun 17
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post More Unsustainable Than PURPA
"You voted Democrat, and now you see the result of your folly This will only end by voting out the Democrats and return Maine to hard working Mainers"
Jun 14
Dan McKay posted a blog post

More Unsustainable Than PURPA

The numbers straight from Central Maine Power to the Maine Public Utilities Commission shows how severe Net Energy Billing and Long-Term Contracts are to electricity prices. The numbers reveal that CMP continues to pay out and needs to recover, year after year, an increasing amount to comply with "Green Laws" that the lawmakers said would reduce electricity prices. CMP's July 2024 recovery amounts due to "Stranded Costs" which include NEB and LTC for 2023 will account for the majority of the…See More
Jun 14
Dan McKay posted a blog post

James LaBrecque: Politics and Energy

                              Unhappy with politicians, its simple to fix, just use a magic marker to fill in a little ink against the political insiders by voting for Mike We don’t fix energy policy until we fix politics The CD2 contest is not a contest between Soboleski and Theriault, the real contest is between the Washington party insiders and the CD2 votersThe CD2 voters rights to choose who we want to represent us in Washington is being hi-jacked by the Washington insiders, or better…See More
Jun 10
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Adding Insult to Injury. TIME TO EXPEL DEMOCRATS FROM ELECTED OFFICE.
"Amen to that We need a Tsunami of Trump votes to sweep Democrats from elected office and to finally throw out the unelected, engrained Democrat leftist bureaucrats, who are impoverishing the state of Maine, which had real economic growth of 1.2% in…"
Jun 9
Donna Amrita Davidge commented on Dan McKay's blog post Adding Insult to Injury. TIME TO EXPEL DEMOCRATS FROM ELECTED OFFICE.
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Jun 8
Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post Adding Insult to Injury. TIME TO EXPEL DEMOCRATS FROM ELECTED OFFICE.
"Amen."
Jun 8
Dan McKay posted a blog post

Adding Insult to Injury. TIME TO EXPEL DEMOCRATS FROM ELECTED OFFICE.

The Maine legislature was getting tired of inflicting painful rate increases on electric customers with Net Energy Billing which continues to expand so much that the utilities, Central Maine Power and Versant will be forced to raise rates for the next twenty or more years. This is a self-generating scam because each annual rate hike adds to payments gifted to solar developers, thus compounding annually. A program that was supposed to be examined once solar capacity reached 10% of the utilities…See More
Jun 8
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post PPH - U.S. energy regulators order grid operators to plan for more electrification
"As to  state regulators, there are 3 people who finalize cases after staff analysis. As to the Aroostook County proposal for 160 miles of transmission lines and 1000 megawatts of wind at 30 to 40% capacity factor, the second proposal will…"
Jun 4
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Dan McKay's blog post The Numbers Are in and Maine Has One of The Highest Tax Burdens in the US ( and electricty rates too)
"‘They Want Trump Dead’ — Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson Pushes ‘DISGRACED Act’ to Strip Trump of Secret Service Protection if He Goes to Prison…"
Jun 2
Thinklike A. Mountain commented on Dan McKay's blog post The Numbers Are in and Maine Has One of The Highest Tax Burdens in the US ( and electricty rates too)
"This sounds over the top, but after NY, all bets are off Stay peaceful, demand Trump stay on the ballots, and vote in November The only way to stop all this from going down is to peacefully fight to keep Trump on all the state ballots, then turn out…"
Jun 2

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More Unsustainable Than PURPA

The numbers straight from Central Maine Power to the Maine Public Utilities Commission shows how severe Net Energy Billing and Long-Term Contracts are to electricity prices. The numbers reveal that CMP continues to pay out and needs to recover, year after year, an increasing amount to comply with "Green Laws" that the lawmakers said would reduce electricity prices. 

CMP's July 2024 recovery amounts due to "Stranded Costs" which include NEB and LTC for 2023 will…
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Posted on June 14, 2024 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

James LaBrecque: Politics and Energy

 

                             Unhappy with politicians, its simple to fix, just use a magic marker to fill in a little ink against the political insiders by voting for Mike

 

We don’t fix energy policy until we fix politics

 

  1. The CD2 contest is not a contest…
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Posted on June 10, 2024 at 8:35am

Adding Insult to Injury. TIME TO EXPEL DEMOCRATS FROM ELECTED OFFICE.

The Maine legislature was getting tired of inflicting painful rate increases on electric customers with Net Energy Billing which continues to expand so much that the utilities, Central Maine Power and Versant will be forced to raise rates for the next twenty or more years. This is a self-generating scam because each annual rate hike adds to payments gifted to solar developers, thus compounding annually. A program that was supposed to be examined once solar capacity reached 10% of the…

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Posted on June 8, 2024 at 8:33am — 4 Comments

The Numbers Are in and Maine Has One of The Highest Tax Burdens in the US ( and electricty rates too)

Jeff Parsons Published: May 31, 2024 Q97.9

As much as we love living in Maine, we still sometimes wonder each year when we get those tax bills, "Is this worth being in Maine?" Well for me it is, but Maine is not a cheap place to live thanks to what we pay in taxes compared to the rest of the country.

Every year, Wallet Hub ranks every state in the country based on the tax…

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Posted on June 1, 2024 at 7:33am — 3 Comments

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At 11:37am on June 12, 2019, Lenny Murphy said…

Good day Dan! Water power worked fine in Maine 100 years ago! No reason why small and large water power from Maine can on bring 20,000 jobs to our State! No dams needed today just water moving downhill to generator stations! And small water power being developed in all Maine schools, there are streams and rivers near most town in Maine! I have been working with The Dept. of Education for 30 years but they are slow in moving in a positive direction! Water power is the only truly clean power that runs for nothing 24 hours even day!! Taxation without representation when it comes to commercial wind power and they push up the national debt do they not?! Lenny Murphy 207-746-9212 Time to get real solutions within our future projects!

At 10:23pm on April 5, 2012, Hart Daley said…

Dan,

Excellent letter to the editor in the RFT's yesterday!

Hart

At 9:03am on March 12, 2012, Hart Daley said…

Hey Dan. How many signatures do we need on the petition to get the ordinance language on the June ballot? And what is the deadline to get those signatures? Take care, Hart

At 6:50pm on September 29, 2011, Marsha L. Mckenna said…
Someone needs to find a way to let the public know what the wind ordinance is about and what is says. I blame our town officials for this lack of information being brought to the public.  Many people I have talked to have shot down the past attempts because they think saying "yes" means they are saying  "yes" to wind turbines in the area.  They need to know it is not "yes come put up turbines" but "yes we are restrincting them".  They must be informed in a way and wording people in general can understand.  Or, maybe I am wrong and I don't even understand.  People need to understand before going to the poles without having to attend meetings.  Just my thoughts. 
At 8:47pm on September 19, 2011, Sarah Nedeau said…
Ha!  I agree; however, we also had Wendy Todd from Mars Hill and I doubt if we would have been successful without her appearance.  You could have heard a pin drop when she spoke at our informational meeting.  I wish everyone could see the videos of the Mars Hill residents being interviewed after their project went online, a lot of questions could be answered just by watching them.  What is amazing is how the opposition has grown in such a short time.  What was once phone calls (remember talking years ago??!) and emails between everyone has now become a Statewide coalition with websites and blogs, thanks to the more technical folks!  I have faith more projects will be voted down and much of Maine will remain special. 
At 8:23pm on September 19, 2011, Sarah Nedeau said…

Hi Dan

I wish I had one dollar for every Roxbury resident who has recently exclaimed, "Wow, I didn't know they were going to be THAT big."   I hope all surrounding towns pay attention to size and location and the scam Big Wind represents.  What is sad is that Byron voted them out yet several of us have to be subjected to them.  What's even sadder is that one of our Selectwomen appeared at a Roxbury informational meeting and called all of us in Byron "dumb" for voting the way we did.

At 7:45am on May 24, 2011, Hart Daley said…

Dan,

Freemont will get me a DVD of the forum. I also contacted Mark Rogers directly and rec'd the spreadsheet. I also contacted Dan Fayen; Staff Writer and he stated the SunJournal didn't have enough room but he will be submitting an article and sending me a copy.

At 6:52am on May 23, 2011, Hart Daley said…
Dan did you or Alice get a copy of Mark Rogers financial spread sheet that he presented at the Wind Forum at Dirigo HS? If so, can you send me a copy via email?
At 12:30pm on May 5, 2011, Hart Daley said…
Thanks for the welcome!
At 10:41am on September 26, 2010, freemont tibbetts said…
Dan , You are right on with Good Old Fashion Common Sense it"s time for Maine to get out of ( I S O-NE . ) Freemont Tibbetts , Dixfield , Maine .
 
 
 

 

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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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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."

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