Archive | April, 2012

Energy Conservation is More Effective, Affordable and Environmentally Friendly.

Industrial Wind Turbines Cause Real Damage Industrial wind factories are destructive to communities and local environments. Fragile ecosystems are destroyed. Birds and bats are killed. Animal habitats are disrupted and wildlife is driven from the area. Noise and vibrations cause human health problems, including sleep problems, headaches and nervous disorders. Home values and real estate […]

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Vermont mountains decapitated and deforested to ‘save the planet’.

P. Gosselin — April 28, 2012 “It’s just stunning how psychologically people just blindly herd behind a fad to the point where they just don’t even see the massive damage being inflicted. “ The Green Wave — How Vermont Protects the Environment Last fall I wrote about how self-anointed environmental mastermind politicians in my homestate […]

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Wind turbines tied to warming over Texas

Nina Chestney — Reuters — April 30, 2012 Area over large Texas farms shows temperature rise Large wind farms might have a warming effect on the local climate, research in the United States shows, casting a shadow over the long-term sustainability of wind power. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels contribute […]

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UK – CPRE Call for clarity on wind turbines

Roger Harrabin — BBC News — April 30, 2012 The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is calling on the government to say how many onshore wind turbines will be built and where they will be. CPRE says local groups feel overwhelmed by the number of wind farm applications in beautiful countryside. Just over 1,800 […]

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Nova Scotia county puts major wind turbine projects on hold

Gordon Delaney — Valley Bureau — April 30, 2012 KENTVILLE — The door could soon be shut on large-scale wind turbine development in Kings County, at least for now. The planning advisory committee for the Municipality of the County of Kings has passed a motion recommending further review of wind turbine issues. The committee also […]

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The sorry lessons of green-power subsidies

Gwyn Morgan — The Globe And Mail — April 29, 2012 A recent study, co-authored by Fraser Institute energy economist Gerry Angevine, found that Ontario residents will pay an average of $285-million more for electricity each year for the next 20 years as a result of subsidies to renewable energy companies. By the end of […]

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U.S. — Beware ignoring cost of extreme green energy

Brad Taylor — Wisconsin State Journal — April 29, 2012 Are you supportive or skeptical of green energy? Your “clean, cost-effective energy” editorial sails nicely down course through the conclusion of “saving the planet while saving money should be the widely shared goal.” But then asking “Are you supportive or skeptical of green energy?” drifts […]

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Ontario’s Green energy having growing pains

Steve Kannon — Woolwich Observer Xtra — April 27, 2012 As a provincial policy, green energy has been something of a flop, at least in the short term. With demand down and capacity growing, wholesale prices have fallen, widening the gap between conventional sources and what Ontario is paying for electricity generated by feed-in tariff […]

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Scotland — “Green” Island hit by blackouts

Power Engineering — April 28, 2012 THE residents of Foula, Scotland’s most remote inhabited island which achieved a remarkable first by becoming 100 per cent self-sufficient with renewable energy, are now forced to endure black-outs, it has been revealed. An all-night black-out has had to be brought into force for the 22 homes on the […]

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Scotland –Wind farm action groups throw down gauntlet to candidates

The Southern Reporter — April 29, 2012 IT is a sign of the times that overtures on behalf of taxpayer-subsidised wind farm developments, large and small, are currently outstripping proposals for house extensions in the in-trays of planning officers at Scottish Borders Council. With a new council due to be elected next week, a plea […]

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Germany’s Wind Power Revolution in the Doldrums

Stress on the High Seas Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung — Spiegel International The generation of electricity from wind is usually a completely odorless affair. After all, the avoidance of emissions is one of the unique charms of this particular energy source. But when work is completed on the Nordsee Ost wind farm, some 30 […]

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Hypocrisy, thy name is Burlington, Ontario

Hamilton Spectator– April 26, 2012 Council decides not to tilt at windmill Turbine on pier scrapped and the intensification battle rages on The pier, the pier, Burlington’s ever-changing pier! The latest glitch, reported to a council committee last week, is that the proposed wind turbine on it poses a problem. It was to be hooked […]

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Updated graphs from Wind Farm Realities

Latest graph of the planned wind turbines for Bruce Peninsula To see graphs of the Lake Huron shoreline click here To see graphs of the Chatham Kent area click here

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Progressive Energy vs. “Renewable” Energy

Alex Epstein — Master Resource — April 27, 2012 “Renewable energy” has two fundamental conceptual flaws. It’s not really renewable, and it’s not really energy. What is “Renewable”? “Renewable” in most definitions approximates to something like “naturally replenished” and it often contrasted with allegedly inferior, “finite” sources. It brings to mind the image of a pizza […]

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Wind proposal stirs up concerns in Powassan

Gord Young — North  Bay Nugget — April 27,  2012 Maple Hill residents in Powassan are wound up over a proposed wind farm in the area. Homeowner Kevin Smith said most residents only recently learned of Hamilton-based Anemos Energy’s proposed wind project. And he said there’s a lot of concern regarding possible links between health […]

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