Archive | February, 2012

Could Wind Turbines Also be Responsible for the Mass Decline in Honey Bee Populations?

by Tony Elliott — Saturday, February 25, 2012 It is a known to everyone that noise from wind turbines generates sound both heard and inaudible to humans. Sounds emitted that are not within the scope of being audible to humans, basically come in the form of vibrations. These vibrations can travel much further than audible sound and […]

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McGuinty Government Silent on Green Disaster

BY LORRIE GOLDSTEIN ,TORONTO SUN In response to the Drummond report, here’s Premier Dalton McGuinty’s bright idea for fixing the ruinously expensive and disastrous green energy policies he has inflicted on us. Ready? He’s not going to eliminate the pre-election 10% rebate he gave to us on our hydro bills, known as the Ontario Clean Energy […]

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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 (permission has been obtained from the author) Abstract While industrial wind turbines (IWTs) clearly raise issues concerning threats to the health of a few in contrast to claimed health benefits to many, the trade-off has not been fully considered in a […]

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Princeton Professor Explains Why….Climate Change is Cracking Up

Princeton physics professor William Happer on why a large number of scientists don’t believe that carbon dioxide is causing global warming. Video

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The Science is not only NOT Settled….It’s in a Freefall

Wall Street Journal — February 23, 2012 NO NEED TO PANIC ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING There’s no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s economy. Editor’s Note: The following has been signed by the 16 scientists listed at the end of the article: A candidate for public office in any contemporary democracy may have […]

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Dutch Pull the Plug on Wind Subsidies, Now Germany Throws in Towel on Solar Subsidies

CARPE DIEM — Professor Mark J. Perry’s Blog for Economics and Finance — February 21, 2012 I recently posted about how the Netherlands, the nation known for its iconic windmills, decided to throw in the towel on offshore wind power, as Dutch officials determined the country can no longer afford large scale subsidies for expensive wind turbines that cannot produce electricity at […]

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Ontario’s clean energy future at odds with declining demand

Ontario’s energy revolution is supposed to save both its economy and the environment, but the government’s roadmap to recovery is facing an ironic foe: diminished demand. TD economist Don Drummond’s recent report on Ontario’s financial state forecasts sluggish growth for the foreseeable future, with just a two per cent growth in real GDP from 2015 […]

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Is There a Law Firm in This Country, Willing to Take on McGuinty and the GEA??

McGuinty May be Speaking to a Very Small Audience in Spite of ROMA’s Appeal to Delegates Yesterday, the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) appealed to it’s members NOT to walk out on Dalton McGuinty when he addresses the municipal representatives at the ROMA OGRA Conference.   In spite of their questionable attempts to persuade the members […]

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Green Movement Jumps the Shark

Walter Russell — The American Interest — February 22, 2012 Over the past week, the climate blogosphere has been in a tizzy, first over a cache of leaked documents from the climate-skeptic Heartland Institute, then over the slow realization that at least one of these documents was probably faked. These documents, which purported to show that funding for […]

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European Energy Lessons for Dalton McGuinty

National Post – February 22, 2012 The failure of green-energy policies throughout Europe provides an important lesson for Canadian politicians — especially Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his fellow Liberals, who have rushed headlong into green alternatives such as wind, solar and biofuel with as much enthusiasm (and taxpayer money) as any government in North […]

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Ministry Field Officers Warned Their Superiors That There are Serious Problems

Orangeville Banner — February 22, 2012 By Barb Ashbee Letter to the Editor: I am following the letters from Kristopher Stevens, executive director of Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, a wind lobby group, to the mayors of Amaranth and Melancthon. I recall there were a number of requests to have senior ministry officials from the province […]

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The Mean Green Energy Act

Prince Edward County News — Countrylive.ca February 22, 2012 The “science” associated with the Industrial Wind Turbine (IWT) debate has been bandied about like the numbered ping pong balls in a bingo or lottery machine… it’s like a “box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get”, except for chocolate (sugar coating) that […]

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Wind Energy Gasping for Air

Ken Silverstein — Energy Central Editor — Forbes Magazine Government incentives and state mandates are allowing green energy to sprout in certain places. But the possible removal of some of those stimulants could cause the industry to begin gasping for air. Fiscal austerity is one cause. But so too is the growing skepticism of wind […]

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Curiosity Isn’t Limited to People

Looks like the residents of Port Elgin aren’t the only ones who are stumped by the CAW turbine.

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How to Renege on Egregious Green Contracts

Lawrence Solomon, National Post Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 Risk-free contracts pay up to 20 times market value One century ago, amid public outrage at the high electricity rates that came of the long-term franchise contracts that Ontario municipal governments had signed with private utilities, the municipalities reneged on the bargains they had struck. To help […]

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