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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 Jul 29, 2012

 

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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post Facing referendum, CMP corridor backer offers to sell discounted power to Mainers
"Willem Post, doesn't Vermont have a transmission line delivering Hydro-Quebec power to the New England grid through Vermont lands under a power purchase contract for a set price which is settled up in the New England ISO-NE wholesale…"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Sierra Club To Kill An Energy Market
"WIND, SOLAR AND HYDRO   If massive build-outs of heavily subsidized wind and solar were to occur (at great expense and environmental damage), which would have upstream CO2 emissions, electric grids would gradually become…"
May 7
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Sierra Club To Kill An Energy Market
"The Sierra Club is promoting wind and solar, but they do not deliver reliable, 24/7 electricity  Thus, OTHER power sources are needed to counteract, on a second by second basis, the ups and downs of wind/solar 24/7/365, to provide electricity…"
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Sierra Club To Kill An Energy Market

COMMENTARY: The Sierra Club says states should leave the organized energy markets if their decisions and recent orders by federal regulators undermine efforts to encourage clean resources and hurt consumers. (Utility Dive)  See More
May 6
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New England Ratepayers Association files net metering petition with FERC
"This is government forcing us to pay more for an inferior product."
Apr 19
Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill
"Thank you AOC, your ridiculous "New Green Deal" is convincing even the democrats to shun big wind and solar."
Mar 26
Penny Gray commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
"Wow, that's the first renewable energy company with a fitting name.  The only thing better would be Subsidysucker Renewables.  Wonder how the economic shakiness is going to play into their scheme."
Mar 20
richard mcdonald commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
"Get ready for the onslaught of permits over the next two years as Mills continues her drive to destroy Maine's scenic beauty and economy. We've (Saving Maine) been in Columbia trying to organize/support resistance to the Downeast Wind…"
Mar 19
Stephen Littlefield commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
""Charles Wheeler said: “We are thrilled to continue expanding the scale and geographic diversity of our wind fleet as we acquire our first Maine-based wind facility." Just one more A-hole destroying Maine's wilderness!…"
Mar 19
Dan McKay commented on Art Brigades's blog post Skullduggery in Augusta this Morning
"Both the NECEC line and the MCPC line require major transmission upgrades almost to the New Hampshire border. Once built, NECEC will preclude any further significant generation projects unless gas-fired plants of Livermore, Veazie and/or Westbrook…"
Mar 19
Brad Blake commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
"Sold before even built.  But DEP ignored our contention that Palmer did not have financial capability.  DEP caved into a last minute (as soon as Janet Mills was sworn in as Governor) petition by Attorney for the developer Juliet Browne…"
Mar 18
richard mcdonald commented on Dan McKay's blog post Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain
"That wind farm has been a dog for years. Good luck Greenbacker. "
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Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain

A subsidiary of Greenbacker Renewable Energy has bought the rights to build an over 15MW wind farm in the US state of Maine for an undisclosed price.The 15.3MW RoxWind project has been developed by Palmer Management Corporation and other unnamed parties.It is contracted to sell electricity through long-term off-take agreements with four local municipal utilities.RoxWind is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2021.Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton was the legal advisor to…See More
Mar 18
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Trends in Maine From Introduction of Wind Power
">Wind at 1000 Megawatt Nameplate Requires A Transmission Line Rating Of 7,272,000 Megawatt Hours Annually.  A transmission line could theoretically deliver 1000 x 8766 x 1.0 capacity factor = 8,766,000 MWh/y. But it actually delivers at the…"
Mar 16
Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post Trends in Maine From Introduction of Wind Power
"Hi Dan, Very nice summary. I think people do not understand "backstop" power. Wind generation is RANDOM, unpredictable like the wind. Wind electricity can be fed to the NE grid only if the other generators are available, 24/7/365, (either…"
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Sierra Club To Kill An Energy Market

COMMENTARY: The Sierra Club says states should leave the organized energy markets if their decisions and recent orders by federal regulators undermine efforts to encourage clean resources and hurt consumers. (Utility Dive)  

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 6:09pm — 2 Comments

Greenbacker makes 15MW Maine gain

A subsidiary of Greenbacker Renewable Energy has bought the rights to build an over 15MW wind farm in the US state of Maine for an undisclosed price.

The 15.3MW RoxWind project has been developed by Palmer Management Corporation and other unnamed parties.

It is contracted to sell electricity through long-term off-take agreements with four local municipal utilities.

RoxWind is expected to come online in the third quarter of 2021.

Sheppard…

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Posted on March 18, 2020 at 10:16am — 5 Comments

Trends in Maine From Introduction of Wind Power

>Added nearly 1000 megawatts of wind 2007 - 2019

Wind Produced 2,450,000 megawatthours 2019…

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Posted on March 15, 2020 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

751 Megawatts Of Proposed Wind For Maine - ISO-NE Project Queue

As of March 10, 2020, ISO-NE shows 751 MW of proposed wind projects in Maine :



72.6 MW Hancock County " Weaver Wind "  Has DEP Permit In Hand



15.3 MW Oxford County  " RoxWind "  Has DEP Permit In Hand



20 MW Penobscot County  " Silver Maple-Pisgah MTN "  Under DEP Review



126 MW Washington County  " Downeast Wind "  Preparing documents for DEP



517.5 MW Aroostook County  " Number Nine " ??   No News Lately…

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Posted on March 10, 2020 at 12:03pm — 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 .
 
 
 

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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