Archive | June, 2012

Is Wind Energy Worth the Sacrifice?

Laurel Purves — Living Green Magazine — June 29, 2012 Much of the Illinois landscape can be flat and dull, with stretches of nothing but corn for miles—until you reach the wind farms.  Then there are hundreds of towering wind turbines scattered through the corn fields. As it turns out, Illinois is leading the United […]

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Woman says she was denied sedation due to OHIP fee cuts

Theresa Boyle — Hamilton Spectator — June 30, 2012 When Sharon Phillips was wheeled into the operating room at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital on Monday, she was prepped and ready to undergo cataract surgery. When her ophthalmologist was about to start the procedure, 65-year-old Phillips nervously stopped him with a question: “Wait a minute, where’s the […]

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New category added — Things we can no longer afford thanks to wind

Since more and more health services are being cut due to lack of funds, I think it’s time to showcase how we are being taken to the cleaners by useless wind energy and FIT contracts.  So I’ve added a new category — Things We Can No Longer Afford Thanks to Wind. Sadly, I think the […]

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I wonder where we can find a good used guillotine?

Perhaps if McGuinty and his band of merry jackasses were threatened with a Marie Antoinette and King Louis demise, they’d get their collective S!$% together and start running this province  the way it should be run.  I think I’ll get out my knitting needles.  One can hope, can’t she? — DQ MCGUINTY RENEGES ON HIS […]

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UK — Wind Farm fanatics are bankrupting us with their hot air

James Delingpole — Express.co.uk — Feb. 2012 The chairman of the National Trust finally admitted what the rest of us have known for some time: wind farms are the ugliest, most stupid, environmentally damaging, expensive, wasteful and utterly pointless monstrosities ever to deface the British landscape. Not that Sir Simon Jenkins put it quite so […]

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Wind meeting in Feversham, ON — same old, same old

James Greensmith — Bayshore Broadcasting — June 28, 2012 A pair of wind farm projects are in the works for Grey Highlands, but residents and developers are at odds over the proposal. The Zero Emission People want to build two separate 10 Megawatt wind farms, with a cluster of five turbines at each site.  The first […]

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A Skeptic Looks at Alternative Energy

NewsWise — June 27, 2012  IEEE Spectrum Magazine Newswise — In the field of alternative energy wishful thinking has become the norm. Politicians and pundits so want to ward off global warming by cutting back on carbon emissions that they have subsidized half-baked schemes for solar, wind, and biomass sources of energy. Everywhere we have […]

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Terence Corcoran: The truth rolls in on green charities

The Financial Post — June 27, 2012 You can sleep your way to a green economy It’s not easy being the bearer of truth, apparently. Non-partisan truth, the kind of sacred truth — about the environment, the economy, the climate — that exists exclusively in the hearts and minds of green activists and professional agitators […]

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Ontario’s Power Trip: Discounts and windmills

Tom Adams — Financial Post — June 27, 2012 Granting discounts to industry while spending on wind means chaos With Ontario set for the highest electricity rates of any jurisdiction in North America by 2013, the McGuinty government is slapping another Band-Aid on the wounds of electricity consumers. Like so many of his previous Band-Aids, […]

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What Fascinates Me About the Climate Change Conversation

Mark Shea — Patheos.com — June 27, 2012 What Fascinates Me About the Climate Change is how the whole thing is conducted, not in the language of science, but in the language of religion. My primary interest in the climate change debate is, if you will, “work-related” as a Catholic writer. What strikes me about the […]

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MA — New neighbors of wind turbines complain of ill effects

Kathryn Gallerani — The Enterprise (Kingston, MA) — June 28, 2012 Neighbors of Kingston’s new wind turbines made plenty of noise at a zoning board of appeals hearing, sharing stories with panel members about sleepless nights and anxiety caused by the turbines. Leland Road resident Dan Alves, speaking at a hearing last week, said he […]

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Whatever happened to Climate Change?

Andrew McKillop — The Market Oracle — June 28, 2012 Back in 2009, the failed Copenhagen “climate summit” was with retrospect a founding event for the climate change industry: in many ways it never recovered from this massive hit from what are called “climate sceptics”. Since that time, the small but powerful group of OECD […]

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From the UK — Another victory against wind farms

Wisbech Standard — June 27, 2012 Villagers celebrating after wind turbine plan turned down by councillors WHOOPS of joy, shouts and rapturous applause greeted a council decision to turn down plans for a wind farm at Tydd St Giles this afternoon. The council chamber at Fenland Hall was packed for the planning committee meeting, with […]

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Powassan wind farm opponents gather steam

North Bay Nugget — June 26, 2012 Town hall meeting Thursday The potential health, environmental and financial effects of industrial wind turbines will be discussed at a public meeting Thursday at the Powassan Legion. A citizens’ group called Stop Turbines on Maplehill Powassan (STOMP) has arranged for guest speakers. Anemos Energy Corp. had sought council […]

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Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on ALL Wind Farm applications

Timon Singh — Inhabitat.com — June 26, 2012 It’s been a troubling month for wind power in the UK – the government announced plans to cut subsidies for onshore wind farms by 2020, and now the Scottish council of Fife has called for a temporary suspension on all wind farm applications in order to stop inappropriate and “opportunistic” bids from developers. Fife is now […]

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