Archive | February, 2012

Oh Irony of Ironies!

Manhattan is about to be besieged by wind turbines and the residents are none to happy about it… From Manhattan Local News — February 29, 2012: UPPER EAST SIDE — Imagine if New York City was completely transformed into an eco-friendly paradise with rooftops dotted with wind turbines, greenhouses and solar panels and building facades outfitted with energy-efficient insulation and […]

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Windpower Case Study (Why wind energy is unnecessary in resource rich Ontario)

by William Palmer — Master Resource — February 29, 2012 (Note: This case study of Ontario, Canada (one of the least emissions-producing electricity systems in the world), by a veteran energy engineer uses available data to shed light on unfounded claims about industrial wind turbines. Some aspects of the Ontario situation are unique, but many considerations […]

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Wind Turbine Debate Stirs Up Council

By Nancy Powers — Strathroy Age Dispatch — February 29, 2012 The ongoing issue about wind turbines has finally blow into Strathroy-Caradoc. Councilllors debated the merits of supporting a resolution calling for the provincial government to place a moratorium on future wind turbine projects.  Ward 2 Councillor Larry Cowan raised the issue after council received […]

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Greater local voice in the wind for turbines in Ontario

Province willing to tweak controversial Green Energy Act Deborah Van Brenk — London Free Press — February 29, 2012 As wind turbines multiply like rabbits across Ontario’s countryside, the provincial energy minister’s assurances of greater local voice over where they’re located is being met with a mixture of optimism and doubt. “This is an opportunity […]

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Barb Ashbee and Making the Gut-wrenching Decision to Leave Your Home

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Public Health Ethics, Legitimacy, and the Challenges of IWT’s: The Case of Ontario, Canada

by Martin Shain on behalf of the National Association for Science, Technology & Society Used with permission from the author (part 4 — continuing from yesterday) The Precautionary Principle It was imported into Canadian law via the Supreme Court case of Spraytech v. Hudson (Town) [2001] 2 S.C.R. 241 from international law where it was originally […]

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Perfect Political Double Speak

Chris Bentley talking about how municipalities are going to have more say in the future about IWT placement in their area. “We’re not giving every municipality the right to set their own rules, but we are taking a look at the approach,” Bentley told reporters at Queen’s Park, speaking of his review of the microFIT […]

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Roger’s story of abandoning his dream home (longer clip)

Roger Oliveira’s compelling story of having to abandon his property due to wind turbine problems.

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No Wonder Urban Ontarians are Clueless About our Plight.

Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press reported this today… “Local governments will have more say over wind and solar energy projects, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Monday after a handful of politicians walked out on his speech to the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association. “I cannot help but observe, as you did, that some folks left when I […]

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Ontario Set to Scale Back Green Energy Feed-in Rates

by Sonya Bell — February 27, 2012 — IPolitics When the first full-scale review of Ontario’s controversial green energy program is released this spring, observers expect the government will take some cues from TD economist Don Drummond’s recent report on the state of the province’s finances. “I think Mr. Drummond dropped some pretty big hints […]

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Public Health Ethics, Legitimacy, and the Challenges of IWT’s: The Case of Ontario, Canada

by Martin Shain on behalf of the National Association for Science, Technology & Society Used with permission from the author (part 3 — continuing from yesterday) The Broader Canvas: Political Legitimacy, Social Justice, and IWTs As noted earlier, public health ethics discourse as applied to IWTs is antecedent to a further-reaching discussion of political legitimacy. […]

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Health effects from IWT’s in Port Burwell, Ontario

Former Green Party member discusses her experiences with wind turbines and what changed her mind on the issue of wind power.

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Cut in Solar Power Support Sparks Row

Opposition parties accused Germany’s environment and economy ministers of endangering thousands of jobs as well as the country’s switch to renewables by cutting solar power subsidies. Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen, of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Economy Minister Philipp Rösler, of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) this week presented plans to cut solar power […]

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Sentenced to Illness by IWT’s

This video is 12 1/2 minutes long, but it’s an excellent example of a couple, from Germany, who were environmentalists, passionate about nature, in favour of helping the planet and certainly not adverse to green energy. Then came the turbines…. Please take the time to hear their story as they relate the slow onset of […]

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Public Health Ethics, Legitimacy, and the Challenges of Industrial Wind Turbines: The Case of Ontario, Canada

by Martin Shain on behalf of the National Association for Science, Technology & Society Used with permission from the author (part 2 — continuing from yesterday) Overall Benefit (Beneficence) The argument is that public health is a good by definition, because most people benefit from it in one area or another. This is a net […]

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