Archive | May, 2012

The New Math of Renewable Energy: $50 = $100

David Kreutzer, Ph.D.–PA Pundits International — May 26, 2012                                                               “the relentless pursuit of common sense” uppose you could produce $50 of electricity but it cost […]

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Conservatives question huge green energy deal between Samsung and Six Nations

Keith Leslie — Canadian Press — May 31, 2012 TORONTO – The Conservatives raised concerns Thursday about a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars between Korean giant Samsung and Ontario’s Six Nations to build a huge wind and solar farm near Caledonia, south of Hamilton. The Opposition is worried the green energy project in […]

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Band Council move to call OPP distasteful and dangerous

Editorial — Turtle Island News — May 30, 2012 Six Nations Band Council has made a number of missteps over the past two terms elected chief Bill Montour has been at the helm, but calling the OPP on their own people has to be the tops. Instead of shining in the glow of the media […]

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Six Nations band council will call in OPP on wind protestors

Donna Duric and Chase Jarrett — Turtle Island News — May 30, 2012 Six Nations Elected Chief Bill Montour is threatening to call the OPP on Six Nations people if they continue protesting Samsung’s solar and wind farm developments. Elected Chief Bill Montour says he will call the OPP and ask them to enforce the law if […]

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Originally posted on Ontario Wind Resistance:
NOTE: William Monture who is a party at the ERT for the Summerhaven project is not “Bill Montour” Chief of the band council. By Donna Duric Writer, Turtle Island News At least one band councillor is charging band council may have been pressured into a questionable deal with Samsung…

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Environmental Commissioner of ON to release 3rd annual energy conservation report

May 30th, 2012 — Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his third annual energy conservation report. This year’s report focuses on the government’s progress on the conservation promises of the Green Energy Act in the three years since the Act became law. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. […]

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Originally posted on Ontario Wind Resistance:
John Spears, The Star Controlling the flow of wind power onto Ontario’s electricity grid could save consumers up to $225 million a year, says the province’s electricity system operator. And it warns that with thousands of megawatts of new wind power due to flow onto the grid over the…

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Global Green Agenda Continues To Fail

Thanks to Maggies Farm for this article: Global Green Agenda Continues To Fail Walter Russell Mead — The American Interest — May 28, 2012 Remember when meetings to debate and negotiate an international carbon treaty were big news? The Copenhagen Summit was hailed as the largest assembly of world leaders ever to gather for one event; […]

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Originally posted on Ontario Wind Resistance:
By Karen Best, Communications Officer at Six Nations Administration,  Sachem Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern) today announced a historic partnership with Six Nations of the Grand River (Six Nations) to build one of the world’s largest wind and solar projects in Haldimand County,…

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West Lincoln council will not support future wind projects

Tom Wilkinson — West Niagara News — May 29, 2012 Opponents of wind energy urged West Lincoln council to do more to prevent wind turbines from going up, and applauded council for a motion to oppose any future wind projects or expansions of existing applications on Monday night. At the May 14 planning meeting, Ald. […]

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Spain Ejects Clean-Power Industry With Europe Precedent

Alex Morales and Ben Sills – Bloomberg News — May 30, 2012 Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting the nation after the government shut off aid, pushing project developers and equipment-makers to work abroad or perish. From wind-turbine maker Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA (GAM) to solar park developer T-Solar Global SA, companies […]

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Ontario Electricity Regulation Crisis Report

Tom Adams Energy — May 24, 2012 Ontario Energy Board Downgrading to Part-Time The Ontario government is about to announce at least three new appointments to the Ontario Energy Board that will be part time positions. If true, this development would signal a significant weakening of the independence and authority of the Ontario Energy Board. […]

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UK — The day villagers blew wind turbines away

Victory for the little man as High Court rules in favour of preserving the landscape Tamara Cohen — Daily Mail — May 29, 2012 Proposal for 350ft turbines rejected by council and government inspectors Judge rules building four turbines on edge of Norfolk Broads would harm character and appearance Residents fight ‘overdevelopment’ in picturesque countryside […]

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Meaford Deputy Mayor Harley Greenfield — “Are we fighting turbines or not?”

Chris Fell — Simcoe News — May 28, 2012 Meaford Deputy Mayor Harley Greenfield wants to know if the rest of council is willing to take on the industrial wind turbine (IWT) industry or if council is going to roll over and let turbines invade the municipality. Deputy Mayor Greenfield made the comments about wind […]

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AU — Call to rein in wind farm construction

John Thistelton — Canberra Times — May 30, 2012 Michelle Edwards no longer canters her race horses on her Cullerin Ranges  grazing land east of Gunning.   Since Origin Energy’s wind farm began operating in 2009 near the Cullerin  sheep and cattle farm she runs with husband Brett, Mrs Edwards says she has lost  her balance […]

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