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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

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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Mass.-financed power line from Quebec clears another NextEra hurdle FERC orders circuit breaker upgrade at Seabrook nuke
"NextEra should be made to compensate ratepayers for two years of lost revenue from lower electricity rates with NECECs capability of replacing high priced natural gas."
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Dan McKay commented on Josh Scandlen's blog post The Scam of the Livermore Falls PV Farm
""The U.S. Department of Agriculture provided more than $15 million of funding for the project developed on the Souther Farm. USDA Director for Rural Development in Maine Rhiannon Hampson says farmer Harold Souther worked closely with the USDA…"
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"Maine cannot either             THE CHASE TO ZERO CARBON IS FUTILE"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post SO-NE publishes amounts, sources of electric energy used to meet demand in 2022 The Chase for Zero Carbon is Futile
"Dan, NE cannot function without natural gas plants, because those plants are needed to counteract the output ups and downs and absences of heavily subsidized, variable, intermittent wind and solar, which currently are only 6% of the total annual…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post SO-NE publishes amounts, sources of electric energy used to meet demand in 2022 The Chase for Zero Carbon is Futile
"The chart below contains a brief breakdown of the resources used to meet NEL in 2021. More detailed information is available on the Resource Mix webpage. Energy Source Energy Produced (in gigawatt-hours) Percentage of NEL Natural…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post SO-NE publishes amounts, sources of electric energy used to meet demand in 2022 The Chase for Zero Carbon is Futile
"Why would Massachusetts pay 100% for the billion dollar NECEC line, but only 40% of the County billion dollar transmission line?  Maybe they realize 100% capacity factor for Hydro Quebec Power is superior to 25% capacity factor wind. "
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post SO-NE publishes amounts, sources of electric energy used to meet demand in 2022 The Chase for Zero Carbon is Futile
"Long Islander, Therefore, NE needs much more storage capacity for natural gas and fuel oil near power plants"
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Willem Post commented on Dan McKay's blog post SO-NE publishes amounts, sources of electric energy used to meet demand in 2022 The Chase for Zero Carbon is Futile
"The DOMESTIC natural gas from Pennsylvania is a NE life saver. Without that gas, NE would be in deep do do. NE needs much  more nat gas and fuel oil storage capacity near power plants to minimize risks of blackouts on cold daysNat gas prices…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Northern Maine wind power project wins PUC approval
"Well, another 1000 megawatts of wind energy, another required 1000 megawatts of back up natural gas-fired energy. Ever wonder why Calpine, owner of Maine's largest natural gas plant and NextEra, owner of Maine's largest oil-fired plant…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New England states propose coordinated transmission development to support wind power
"Willem, The three big states will slice off output from their in-state gas plants to meet their GHG goals and gas -plants in Maine and NH will ramp up output. Vermont has basically zero gas plants.  Transmission costs are socialized among the…"
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Dan McKay commented on Dan McKay's blog post Maine ratepayers to pay $1B for Aroostook wind power line
"This report is full of intentional omissions and vague claims and Biden Speak What is an average consumer? Did you consider the average and non-average consumer buy products that rely on electricity to produce, transport and provide for sale at the…"
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Dan McKay commented on Long Islander's blog post New England states propose coordinated transmission development to support wind power
"It is becoming more obvious with every move collaborated by the "wrong way state officials", Maine must get the heck out of ISO-NE. " GRID: In New Hampshire, six Republican lawmakers introduce a bill to study if the…"
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Net Energy Billing Shifting $ 19 million dollars to solar accounts. Could grow to $90 million dollars

As of September 30, 2022  Central Maine Power reports:

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Posted on February 3, 2023 at 4:59pm

Mass.-financed power line from Quebec clears another NextEra hurdle FERC orders circuit breaker upgrade at Seabrook nuke

NextEra should be heavily fined by FERC for attempting to destroy the basic principle of competition in the electric generation market

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Posted on February 3, 2023 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

An Act to Repeal the Law Regarding the Northern Maine Renewable Energy Development Program

Presented by Representative DUCHARME of Madison.

Cosponsored by Representatives: CARMICHAEL of Greenbush, COSTAIN of Plymouth,

FOSTER of Dexter, LANIGAN of Sanford, THORNE of Carmel   getPDF.asp (maine.gov)

"the estimated net costs to Maine ratepayers would be about $1 billion"  MAINE PUC   …

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Report: Competition failing to produce lower electric rates

REPORT:   What the public advocate fails to realize is that all electricity vendors purchase from the ISO-NE wholesale market whose costs are subject to increases caused by RGGI, Renewable Energy Credits, natural gas constraints and wasteful transmission lines to transport wind projects.…

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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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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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