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Wind turbine construction could permanently damage hearing… Of harbour seals

Shona Gossip — Aberdeen Journals Ltd. (UK) — May 20, 2015 Noise from the construction of offshore wind turbines could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals, according to new research published today. Scientists at St Andrews University say noise from the pile driving process could affect the marine mammals’ ability to find food or […]

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German doctors push to halt building of wind turbines

Graham Lloyd — The Australian — May 21, 2015 The “parliament” of Germany’s medical profession has called on its leaders to support a halt to further wind farm developments near housing until more research has been undertaken into the possible health impacts of low-frequency noise from wind turbines. The issue was debated at the German […]

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The effect of wind turbine noise on sleep and quality of life: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

From Science Direct — Environment International — Volume 82 – September 2015 Igho J. Onakpoyaa and Carl J. Heneghana — University of Oxford, Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, New Radcliffe House, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG, United Kingdom Jack O’Sullivan –Department of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, […]

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Turkey: 50 industrial Wind Turbines Stopped by Courts

Thanks to G. Schmalz for this item Click here to read article in pdf format:  50 operating wind turbines stopped by the court

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Coal casts cloud over Germany’s energy revolution

Germany cut emissions and boosted renewables last year, but critics say CO2 reduction targets can’t be met unless it closes coal-burning power stations. Tenner Weithoner —  BERLIN, 20 January 2015 − The energy market in Germany saw a spectacular change last year as renewable energy became the major source of its electricity supply − leaving […]

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Germany’s Green Power Program Brutally Crushes the Poor (Ontario Follows Suit)

Wind and solar power just don’t do the job Robert Zurin — National Review — May 13, 2015 On May 7, Tom Friedman published an op-ed in the New York Times filled with praise for Germany’s green-power program. “What the Germans have done in converting almost 30 percent of their electric grid to solar and […]

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Ontario: Lower property assessments just another subsidy for wind industry

Peter  Epp — Postmedia Network — May 12, 2015 Among the incongruities found within the Green Energy Plan is the way in which wind turbines are assessed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). In a word, the assessment is low. The Ontario government’s purpose, when the plan and its accompanying legislation were approved in […]

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The con in consensus: Climate change consensus among the misinformed is not worth much

Ross McKitrick — May 11, 2015 — Financial Post Not only is there no 97 per cent consensus among climate scientists; many misunderstand core issues In the lead-up to the Paris climate summit, massive activist pressure is on all governments, especially Canada’s, to fall in line with the global warming agenda and accept emission targets […]

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How Much Battery Storage Does a Solar PV System Need?

Rogers Andrews — Energy Matters — May 11, 2015 Blowout Week 70 featured Tesla’s new 7 kWh and 10 kWh lithium-ion battery storage units. Will they allow households with rooftop solar PV systems to store enough surplus solar power to fill domestic demand throughout the year without the need to import grid power when the […]

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Tilting at Windmills – It’s Time to Stop

Originally posted on rhymeafterrhyme:
Tilting at Windmills – An old English expression meaning attacking imaginary enemies.  Like a thousand church spires reaching up to the skies, Venerated by politicians, taxpayers’ money used to subsidise These symbols of a power, but not the generating kind, It’s the power of a fear that makes us all blind.…

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Let The Birds Die! Worship the Wind Turbines!

Originally posted on rhymeafterrhyme:
Tens of thousands of birds, many of them endangered species, are being killed by wind turbines every year and as we build more even more will be killed. Why do you never hear about the “green” climate activists getting upset by this? But just wait until there’s an oil spill….! Death…

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U.S. — The Rapid and Expensive Demise of the Green Energy Fad

Stephen Moore — Daily Signal — May 9, 2015 The green energy movement in America is dead. May it rest in peace. No, a majority of American energy over the next 20 years is not going to come from windmills and solar panels. One important lesson to be learned from the green energy fad’s rapid […]

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Noise From UK wind farm to be investigated Due to Flood of Complaints

Campaigners calling for tighter government controls for wind farms have learned this week that noise consultants have been called in to record sound levels from eight turbines at Graveley. Debbie Davies — Hunts Post — May 6, 2015 Huntingdonshire District Council confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) it will be measuring levels at the Cotton Farm Wind Farm, […]

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“New Age” Idea that Renewable Energy will Save the Planet is a Deadly One

(We posted this letter back in 2013, but it bears a repeat.  The title at the top is pulled from a comment posted at the bottom of the original article. — DQ) An Open Letter to Fellow Environmentalists Alex Budd — Deep Green Resistance — 2013 The earth isn’t dying; it is being killed. And “clean […]

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Stephen Ambrose to Canadian Council: Wind Turbine Noise is a Real Health Effect

Stephen Ambrose — Master Resource — May 5, 2015 “The Council of Canadian Academies continues to rehash selected studies to further wind turbine development–and set aside wind turbine complaints as only a nuisance for public-health officials. Dismissing white papers as ‘grey’ and neighbors’ documentation of harm just adds to the number of wind-turbine victims…. Public […]

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