Archive | April 18, 2012

Mark Davis Speech at CAW turbine protest

April 14, 2012 CAW wind turbine protest parade in Port Elgin

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Bluewater school trustees steer clear of wind moratorium

Bill Henry — Owen Sound Sun Times — April 18, 2012 Bluewater school trustees are staying away from the politics surrounding wind energy. A motion from Trustee Kevin Larson asking to halt industrial wind turbine development in Ontario, until health studies are completed and analyzed, went down to a 6-4 defeat Tuesday night in Chesley. […]

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CBC NEWS! Ministry of the Environment “We take this noise issue very seriously”

From CBC News — April 21, 2012 Conservative MP Bob Dechert has wrapped up a fact-finding mission to solve the mystery of wind turbine noise, a persistent low frequency noise that has trigged hundreds of complaints over the past several years. The noise has annoyed residents of Ontario since 2005. The noise, described as a low-frequency sound, has […]

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Message from McGuinty to wind opponents? Too bad.

The Goderich Signal Star — April 18, 2012 Letter to the Editor: We moved to Goderich to settle into a peaceful, healthy retirement, and had hoped to buy a home here or in one of the coastal towns. Finding nothing suitable here, we began exploring alternatives until we learned of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) […]

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AU — Taxpayers should not gamble on renewables

Link to the AustralianThe Australian — April 19, 2012 RENEWABLE energy is powered more by the winds of the zeitgeist and the flow of taxpayers’ money than it is by westerlies or sunshine. Political fashion — in the form of a carbon tax — is about to deliver another $10 billion to the renewables sector. […]

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P.E.I. — Eastern King residents accept Wind company bribe

How truly sad that the residents in Prince Edward Island succumbed to the temptations of a bribe from a wind company.  It will be interesting to see how quickly they regret that decision. — Donna Quixote CBC News — April 18, 2012 Final vote 171 in favour, 137 against The promise of up to $9 […]

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Clearview Township landowners against wind turbines

Morgan Ian Adams — QMI Agency — April 18, 2012 CLEARVIEW TWP. — The fight against two wind turbine projects is not about to blow over. Twenty more residents have joined two collective actions against WPD Canada and the landowners who would host the turbines, bringing the value of the two claims to more than […]

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Today’s Farmer — Not a whole lot good about wind turbines

Green energy woes discussed at Lambton NFU annual meeting John Phair — Today’s Farmer — April 17, 2012 There’s not a whole lot good about wind turbines, or for that matter, Ontario’s Green Energy Act. At least that seemed to be the general opinion expressed at the annual meeting of Local 328 (Lambton County) National […]

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OFA — Changes needed in Species at Risk legislation (2012)

Keith Currie — April 17, 2012 — Ontario Federation of Agriculture Farmers encountering endangered species on the farm can face serious financial repercussions due to the loss of the use of their farmland. That’s because once a species is considered a Species at Risk in Ontario (SARO), it receives automatic protection for both the species […]

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California May Credit Big Hydro Power to Green Energy Goal

James Nash — Bloomberg — April 17, 2012 California, the second-largest U.S. hydroelectric producer, would count large water projects toward its goal of having renewable resources supply a third of its power under a bill approved by an Assembly committee. The measure would remove a limitation that now counts only smaller hydropower projects, capable of producing 30 […]

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