Archive | October, 2012
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UK Energy Minister — “Enough is Enough” — Ten years too late, it’s good riddance to wind farms – one of the most dangerous delusions of our age

Christopher Booker — Daily Mail (UK) — October 31, 2012 The significance of yesterday’s shock announce-ment by our Energy Minister John Hayes that the Government plans to put a firm limit on the building of any more onshore windfarms is hard to exaggerate. On the face of it, this promises to be the beginning of […]

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How the wind industry misleads the public on the number of eagle deaths each year

Chris Clarke — REWIRE — October 30, 2012 A California eagle biologist says that a wind power project in eastern San Diego County may pose a serious threat to golden eagles in the Anza Borrego region. The Tule Wind Power Project, approved earlier this year by San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors, would place close […]

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Germany’s Energy Policy: Man-Made Crisis Now Costing Billions

The dramatic rise in renewable energy means some households now pay more for electricity than rent while 800,000 homes are without power. Institute for Energy Research — October 30, 2012 The German people are “up in arms” about energy. Yes, energy—the commodity that affects us every day—our clothes, our food, our entertainment, our transportation, and […]

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Failed Renewable Technologies Are An Expensive Teaching Moment

Paul Chesser — National Legal and Policy Center — October 30, 2012 A story that went viral over a week ago showed how (non)-workers at a Michigan electric vehicle battery plant, funded through thestimulus by taxpayers, spent their time playing games, reading magazines, watching movies or helping charities like Habitat for Humanity – that is, when they weren’t […]

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CANwea continues to be on the offensive — running scared perhaps??

From Wind Concerns Ontario – October 29, 2012 CanWEA or the Canadian Wind Energy Association,the lobby group representing the wind power development industry in Canada, has sent a letter by email to municipal councilors in Ontario today, repeating its stance that industrial wind power generation projects have no effect on property values for neighbouring properties. […]

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Scotland — Alex Salmond accused as Scottish mountains are ‘industrialised’ by wind farms

Auslan Cramb — The Telegraph (UK) — October 30, 2012 Alex Salmond has been accused of a “failure of leadership” amid claims he has “done nothing” to protect Scotland’s landscapes from becoming industrialised. Alex Salmond will deliver a keynote address at a renewable energy conference today amid claims that he has “done nothing” to protect […]

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U.S. — 60 Neighbours sue wind company for negative health effects and other issues

Marlene Kennedy — Courthouse News Service — October 30, 2012 Wind Farm Called Giant Pain in the Neck ALBANY, N.Y. (CN) – Dozens of neighbors of a $200 million wind farm sued the companies behind it, claiming noise and lights give them migraines, make them nervous and keep them up at night. Their dogs bark […]

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Listen to Wind Wise Radio discussion on property values and health effects of IWT’s

Ben Lansink talks about his recent case study regarding the impact of turbines on property values. Mr. Lansink is both a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is an AACI – Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute. His expertise includes the completion of appraisal and consulting assignments to assist in mortgage financing, power of […]

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New US/UK/Ontario Epidemiological Health Study confirms negative effects of noise from Industrial Wind Turbines

Effects of Industrial Wind Turbine Noise on Sleep and Health October 2012 Introduction Environmental noise is emerging as one of the major public health concerns of the twenty-first centry.  The drive to ‘renewable’, low-carbon energy sources, has resulted in Industrial Wind Turbines (IWTs) being sited closer to homes in traditionally quiet rural areas to reduce […]

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Another Must Read — Pointman: Examples will have to be made: Germany

Pointman — October 26, 2012 I wrote an analysis piece some time back, which put forward the idea that we climate realists had a secret weapon, and that weapon was time. Time would inevitably bring down the environmental movement, because it would demonstrate the fundamental unworkability of its policies in the real world for all to […]

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Ohio — Wind turbine opponents pack hearing

Mark McGregor — Springfield News — October 26, 2012 About 80 percent who signed petitions were against Champaign County wind farm. WAYNE TWP., Champaign County — Nearly 80 percent of the approximately 140 Champaign County residents who signed petitions about the Buckeye II Wind Project on Thursday night were opposed to the project. The petitions, […]

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From Frontier Centre for Public Policy — Evaluating McGuinty’s GEA

Steve Lafleur — October 26, 2012 After serving nine years as Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty has stunned the country by announcing his intention to step down as Liberal leader, and to prorogue the legislature. Regardless of one’s opinion of the man, he has arguably had a bigger impact on the province than any of […]

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Germany — Windmills Overload East Europe’s Grid Risking Blackout

Ladka Bauerova and Tino Andresen — October 25, 2012 Germany is dumping electricity on its unwilling neighbors and by wintertime the feud should come to a head. Central and Eastern European countries are moving to disconnect their power lines from Germany’s during the windiest days. That’s when they get flooded with energy, echoing struggles seen from China to Texas over accommodating the […]

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Quebec — Negative public response to wind turbine project resounds

Sarah Rennie — The Gleaner — October 22, 2012 Cars and trucks lined both sides of the Ridge Road Tuesday evening as the Town Hall parking lot in Godmanchester overflowed with residents concerned over a proposed project that would see ten wind turbines erected in the municipality. The atmosphere was charged as residents packed into […]

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MPP Lisa Thompson had four motions aimed at stopping new industrial wind turbine developments

Denis Langlois — Owen S0und Sun Times — October 25, 2012 Four motions aimed at stopping new industrial wind turbine developments until further studies are completed were wiped out last week when Premier Dalton McGuinty moved to prorogue the Ontario Legislature. Huron-Bruce Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa Thompson added to the order paper separate calls for […]

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