Archive | March, 2012

NRWC to ‘respect the spirit’ of Green Energy Act meeting

From Niagara This Week: Turbine group hosts public meeting in West Lincoln At first glance, Wendy Veldman thought she had won the lottery. The numbers on the contract in front of her were enticing and she started imagining all that she could do with that extra money. But Veldman felt she owed it to herself […]

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Earth Hour 2012 – A dissent and poll

Earth Hour: A Dissent by Ross McKitrick Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour.Here is my response.I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the […]

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Wind protest to be held today — McLean’s Mountain wind farm

By KEVIN PRIDDLE, FOR THE SUDBURY STAR — March 31, 2012 Critics from the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island will try to take the wind out of the sails of the McLean’s Mountain wind farm project with a peaceful protest planned for Saturday. “We do not want wind turbines on our island,” said […]

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Italy to Reduce Renewable Energy Subsidies

Italy will reduce subsidies for the renewable-energy industry to match levels in the rest ofEurope, Economic Development Minister Corrado Passera said. The incentives have produced “excessive” investment in solar and wind power, distorting prices, Passera told reporters today in Cernobbio, Italy. The government plans to exceed European targets on renewable usage without over-relying on taxpayers, Passera said.  link

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“Dirty” Energy? Yup, Wind Turbines.

What is more dirty than oil, gas, or coal? You got it, wind turbines! That is NOT a picture of the Alberta oil sands, that is a toxic lake created because wind turbines need rare earth metals to run. Vast fortunes are being amassed here in Inner Mongolia; the region has more than 90 per cent […]

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Hat Tip to Wind Concerns Ontario for this article: Losses can be up to 40%; values affected 3 miles from turbine sites Link to full article

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Wind turbines, solar panels prove inefficient, costly

Letters to the Editor:  London Free Press — March 31, 2011 It was a delight to see Katie Holman’s eloquent letter Let’s focus ‘green’ energy on affordable technology (March 23) and Ezra Levant’s column, both of which express my sentiments on the Dalton McGuinty fiasco regarding green energy. The truth is that the wind turbines […]

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Energy battle lines drawn following FIT review

From — March 30, 2012 NORTH BAY – Minister of Energy Chris Bentley and Progressive Conservative energy critic and Nipissing MPP are locking horns over the restructuring of the province’s green energy program. While Bentley is heralding the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program as capable of adding 50,000 jobs to the Ontario economy, Fedeli says it […]

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WTS and VAD — Same Cause, Different Effects

Dr. Nina Pierpont Explains the Difference Between Wind Turbine Syndrome (WTS) and Vibroacoustic Disease (VAD) Readers should understand that Wind Turbine Syndrome is not the same as Vibroacoustic Disease.10 I say this because the two are often equated in the popular media. The proposed mechanisms are different, and the noise amplitudes are probably different as well. Wind Turbine Syndrome, I propose, […]

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Wind Turbine Noise Is Conducive to Vibroacoustic Disease

by Mariana Alves-Pereira Second International Meeting on Wind Turbine Noise — Lyon, France (2007) Introduction. This team has systematically studied the effects of infrasound and low frequency noise (ILFN, <500 Hz) in human and animal models since 1980. Recently, yet another source of ILFN has appeared: wind turbines (WT). Like many other ILFN-generating devices, WT can greatly […]

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U.S. — Feds, 5 states to push for Great Lakes wind farms

March 30, 2012 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition. Under the deal, which administration officials disclosed to The Associated Press ahead of an announcement scheduled […]

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NDP hotline phone number

For those interested, NDP leader, Andrea Horwath has opened up a hot line to get opinions from voters on whether she should send us back to the polls. If anyone else wants to call, the number is toll free 1-855-668-2348.  

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Huh??? Yeah, This has Success Written All Over it….

Definitely one for the category “Nobody Ravages the World More Devastatingly Than An Environmentalist” Europe Looks to North America’s Forests to Meet Renewable Energy Goals By Peter Fairley — Spectrum /  March 2012 An energy export boom is sweeping U.S. forests. The trees are fast becoming a crucial energy supply for European power producers seeking to meet the […]

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Governments can’t see they are mismanaging

the Barrie Examiner — March 29, 2012 Letter to the Editor: I read the newspapers daily and have seen how governments view the people. We are simply a resource for more money to be used willy-nilly. It doesn’t matter if it is affordable for us or better for us or even if it is good […]

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How Much More Insanity Can We Expect from the Green Energy Fiasco?

From CBC this morning — March 29, 2012 WindTronics leaves Windsor, takes potential 200 jobs with it A local wind turbine manufacturer that blew into Windsor with great fanfare is leaving. After two years in operations, the president of WindTronics said the provincial feed in tariff (FIT) program is not working for him, so he’s […]

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