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The Environmental Movement Becomes a Bird-Killing Machine

Dr. Merrill Matthews — The Institute for Policy Innovation — August 19, 2014 It’s not just wind turbines wiping out thousands of birds; it turns out that solar plants can also take a heavy toll. The Associated Press reports that federal wildlife officials have visited a state-of-the-art solar energy plant in the Mojave Desert to […]

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UK: Opposing Wind Turbines is NOT Anti-Green

Keith Bryer — Business Report — August 8, 2014 The intolerance of dissenting views by the Green Lobby is an unpleasant aspect of some of its members. They are perhaps unaware that tolerance of difference is a pillar of democracy and essential to individual freedom. But, whatever the reasons for vitriolic attacks on those against […]

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Ireland: Winter of Discontent on Way as Energy Bills Rise Thanks to Wind Turbines

We are paying more for electricity and gas due 
to the State’s ‘Alice in 
Wonderland’ policies, 
writes Colm McCarthy The Independent — August 10, 2014 The cost of electricity to households and to industry has been a hot topic in the United Kingdom over the past couple of years and could be a key issue […]

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Massachusetts: Noise From Hoosac Wind Angers Neighbours As Turbines Exceed Noise Levels by 7 DB

Scott Stafford — Berkshire Eagle — August 10, 2014 CLARKSBURG — News that noise coming from the wind turbines in the Hoosac Wind project exceeded state standards has some of the project’s neighbors calling for action, and others shrugging their shoulders. “My expectation is for that project to comply with state standards,” said Larry Lorusso, […]

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Goshen Wind Energy Centre approved by Ontario Ministry of Energy

John Miner — London Free Press — July 28, 2014  NextEra Energy Canada has been given the green light by the Ontario Environment Ministry for a $300-million wind farm in South Huron and Bluewater municipalities near the shoreline of Lake Huron. The Goshen Wind Energy Centre will involve the construction of about 60 wind turbines […]

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Germany’s Habitually AWOL Green Energy…Installed Wind/Solar Often Delivers Less Than 1% Of Rated Capacity!

From No Tricks Zone — July 21, 2014 By P Gosselin on 21. Juli 2014 Germany today likes to boast a total of 36,000 megawatts of installed photovoltaic capacity and over 30,000 MW capacity of wind power. Theoretically at noon on a sunny, windy day Germany could cover almost all of its electric power demand, […]

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Blowing Our Dollars in the Wind

Viv Forbes — The Pickering Post — July 15, 2014 Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity. But Government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia – over $7 billion has already been spent and another $30 billion is proposed. This expenditure is justified by the claim that by […]

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Article on New Ohio Setback Law Reveals Lots of Problems with the American Wind Industry as a Whole

New Ohio Law Requires Wind Turbines To Be Built Farther From Homes Science 2.0 — June 17, 2014 Wind energy advocates were pressing Ohio Governor John Kasich to use his line-item veto to remove what they called an anti-wind-energy provision from a tax-cutting budget bill – a requirement that new installations be built further away […]

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Hudak will end wind and solar fiasco

Editorial — Toronto Sun — May 13, 2014 It’s amazing only one leader in the Ontario election campaign — the Progressive Conservative’s Tim Hudak — has promised to end the subsidization of inefficient, unreliable and expensive wind and solar power. This is an obvious way to save taxpayers and hydro ratepayers billions of dollars in […]

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Beware of Wolves Wrapped in Climate Change Clothing (We Know Who They Are)

Alan Moran — Institute of Public Affairs —  April 4, 2014  In The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio’s mentor says, “Nobody knows if the stocks will go up, down, sideways” and explains that the stockbroker’s job is to “Move the money from your client’s pocket into your pocket”. There are similarities with the climate change […]

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The Fallacy of Wind Energy — Minimum Power at Astronomical Costs

Matthew Hurwitz — Milford Daily News — April 28, 2014 America uses 4,047,765,000 megawatt hours of electricity … 4.047 billion megawatt hours The latest wind turbines produce a maximum of 2.5 megawatts when the wind speed is perfect. Wind turbines start operating at wind speeds of 4 to 5 meters per second and reach maximum […]

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Mike Crawley & FIT Contracts — Liberal Corruption Making Millions

Tip o’ the hat to Robert Stocki for this find.  It really is time to bring every one of these corrupt Liberal thugs to justice.  Forget the OPP, it’s way too big for that.  We need a full-scale RCMP criminal investigation into the underhanded, unethical and amoral dealings of the Liberal Party. Lowell Green from […]

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You Know How We Pay Wind Companies NOT to Produce Power???

From No Tricks Zone – P. Gosselin — March 28, 2014 Stunning Absurdity From Germany’s Energy Feed-In Act…Wind-Park Operators Earn Most When Turbines Are Idle! By P Gosselin on 28. März 2014 Rudolf Kipp at the skeptical website Science Skeptical here writes about one of the incredible (but very real) absurdities of Germany’s “EEG” renewable […]

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More Lies My Wind Rep Told Us — Wind Energy Saved Us During the Polar Vortex

(If you will recall during the Polar Vortex this past winter, the wind industry was out front claiming that their wind turbines saved most of North America, but especially Texas, from blackouts and freezing in the dark.  See here, here and here.  It’s never hard to prove these people lie on a regular basis, so […]

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How Wind and Solar Energy Places Extreme Hardship on the World’s Poorest

Tip o’ the hat to M. K. Barton The Poverty of Renewables Bjørn Lomborg — Project Syndicate — March 17, 2014 According to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Climate change harms the poor first and worst.” This is true, because the poor are the most vulnerable and have the least resources with which to adapt. But we often […]

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