Archive | July, 2012

You can only push people so far, before they start to snap. Are you listening McGuinty???

Wind turbine worker threatened with gun Man said he was confronted while doing preliminary site work West Grey Police are investigating alleged threats against a worker, who says he had a shotgun pulled on him while working on a wind turbine site near London, Ont. Police are also investigating threatening phone calls the man says […]

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Rural Ontario Matters

Betty Sawyers — Sachem.ca — July 31, 2012 The collapse of Elliot Lake’s shopping mall was a catastrophe, causing undue stress and hardship for the town’s residents. The Premier insisted the rescue efforts resume, personalizing his remarks, stating he would want no stone left unturned if his family were in there. In so doing, he […]

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Two Conservative Niagara politicians want wind turbine moratorium

Amanda Street — Niagara this Week — July 30, 2012 Local politicians and residents are urging Ontario’s premier to put an immediate moratorium on industrial wind turbine development until a federal health study is complete. “West Niagara residents have continued to express to me very strong concerns about the potential health effects of these massive […]

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U.S. — Do wind turbines lead to more forest fires?

Clyde MacDonald — Bangor Daily News — July 20, 2012 Our three Penobscot County Commissioners made an astute decision today when they decided to defer action on whether to grant an advance tax increment financing deal to the wind corporation that wants to build the Passadumkeag wind park in the Grand Falls area. If the […]

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U.S. — Wind power numbers just don’t add up. ‘Wind companies getting by with murder’

(Editor’s note: As in the case of most statistics spouted by wind proponents, when you put them under the microscope, they quickly fall apart. — DQ) David Baumann — Berkshire Eagle — July 29, 2012 Sugarland Wind has received local approval to construct a 200 million watt (megawatt) electrical generating wind farm in Florida’s Everglades. […]

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UK — Bashing Wind

Environmental Research — July 30, 2012 A new report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says on-land wind projects can threaten the ‘beauty and tranquility of much-loved landscapes.’ CPRE Chief executive Shaun Spiers, said ‘CPRE accepts onshore wind in the right places as part of the mix required to meet the UK’s carbon […]

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The tide turns — excellent read

Rick Conroy — Wellington Times — July 27, 2012 Is the ground shifting below Ontario’s wind turbines? Last week an Ontario judge ruled that Dr. Arlene King, the province’s chief medical officer of health, will have to testify about the known noise and health risks of industrial wind turbines. It was a small but potentially […]

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Hamilton Halton Energy Awareness Team proposes a Germany-style future for Ontario

I can’t help but wonder why anyone in Canada would want any of our provinces to end up like Germany… Renewable Energy threatens to “Ruin” Germany – “A Tsunami of Costs” 600,000 Households in Germany without power — “Increasing energy poverty is alarming!” Germany returns to coal as nuclear sits idle €175 Billion Bombshell: Germany’s Green […]

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UK — Cheering as wind farm is rejected

This is Leicester — July 29, 2012 Councillors have thrown out plans for a controversial wind farm. A packed chamber at Melton Borough Council saw the development committee reject plans for nine 410ft turbines at Asfordby by two votes. Peel Energy said its proposals for the former Asfordby mine site would produce enough energy to […]

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Perception deceptions rampant in wind industry

Mary Hartman — Republican Eagle — July 28, 2012 If citizens are going to foot the bill for alternative energy, it is important we base this decision on facts, not assumptions or perceptions. Many U.S. citizens and some public officials believe wind energy has a proven scientific benefit: it will reduce global warming and decrease […]

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Drawing the line: Plympton-Wyoming sets up for a wind turbine fight

Heather Wright — Sarnia this Week — July 29, 2012 PREPARING FOR THE FIGHT Plympton-Wyoming politicians say they are prepared to go to court to make sure wind turbines, are 2 kilometers away from homes. PLYMPTON-WYOMING – Plympton-Wyoming council says industrial wind turbines should be two kilometers away from homes and they’re prepared to go to court […]

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Worthless Wind Power

Ezra Levant and Lorrie Goldstein discuss wind power

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Shining the light on Big Wind Shills like Robert Oliphant

Robert Oliphant continues to spew his rhetoric about Ontario’s killer coal plants in an ongoing effort to push through McGuinty’s wind agenda.  Oliphant’s outdated, over-exaggerated claims about coal pollution hopefully will soon come to an end as more and more of the general public become aware of the falsehoods and made up numbers that Oliphant […]

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It’s the classic smoke-and-mirrors game…nothing new here folks.

Kingston Wind Independence developer in Massachusetts has just announced that they won’t do a sound study on 4 of their turbines, so they’ve asked — GET THIS — the Clean Energy Center to “voluntarily” step in and do the assessment for them, because …..  wait for it ….. they want an ‘unbiased’ assessment. Just a […]

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Are Wind Energy groups running scared because of Canada health study???

North American Wind Power — Friday, July 27, 2012 In response to a proposed national study by Health Canada on wind turbine sound and human health, the European, American, Canadian and global wind energy industry associations have issued a statement pointing to 17 reviews of independent research and evidence that all conclude wind farms are not harmful to human […]

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