Archive | July, 2012

Industrial Wind Turbines and Their Effect on Our Quality of Life

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World wants far fewer wind turbines this year

COPENHAGEN, July 26 (Reuters) – Global order intake for wind turbines fell by 30 percent in the first half of 2012 from a year earlier as core European and Asia-Pacific markets weakened but recovery could begin in 2013, MAKE Consulting said. Wind turbine manufacturers have struggled in the global economic crisis which has hit investment […]

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Paterson motion will call for wind turbine moratorium

Michael Gennings – Simcoe.com — July 26, 2012 STAYNER – Clearview Township councillor Thom Paterson says he plans to put a motion before council at its Aug. 13 meeting that if approved would result in Clearview calling on the province to implement a moratorium on wind turbine development. Paterson said a moratorium on all wind […]

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Wind power resistance forms in Melancthon

Bill Tremblay — Orangeville.com — July 25, 2012 Proponent defends turbine projects Melancthon residents have joined forces in an attempt to stop more wind turbines from further sprouting in their municipality. More than a dozen members of Melancthon Wind Resistance served as the welcoming committee at a Public Information Centre (PIC) in Horning’s Mills on […]

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Huron East debates getting political over IWTs

Susan Hundertmark, Seaforth Huron Expositor — July 25,2012 Whether or not Huron East should join with other local municipalities in fighting the province over the Green Energy Act or if the municipality can be most effective making sure local wind projects follow the rules and regulations to the letter, was debated by Huron East councillors […]

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Politics aside, Ontario’s Green Energy plan a mess

John Kastner — July 25, 2012 — Stratford Beacon Herald After the great brownout/blackout of 2003, Ontario decided it was time to go green and reduce our dependency on tradtional electricity sources. Coal-fired power plants were out and windmills and solar panels were in. As great as that sounds, the Green Energy Act is a […]

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ON Liberal says already enough studies on wind turbines

Peter Hendra — Sun News — July 18, 2012 KINGSTON, ON — The federal government probably won’t find anything new when it concludes its study on how wind turbines affect human health, says Ontario’s attorney general. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced Tuesday that the government will assess the occupants of 2,000 homes located in […]

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Germany’s Green Energy Panic

Dr. Benny Peiser– Canada Free Press — July 18, 2012 Germany’s revolutionary switch to renewable energies is stalling and the country’s new environment minister has now admitted as much by casting doubt on the ambitious goals set last year.—Spiegel Online, 17 July 2012 Ministers have delayed plans to axe Government subsidies for wind farms after […]

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Support the moratorium on wind turbines

Letter to the Editor — Sarnia Observer — July 23, 2012 Sir: I am writing to join with Monte McNaughton (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex PC) and Bev Shipley (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex CPC) Bob Bailey (Sarnia-Lambton) along with Tim Hudak in their call for a moratorium on the continued development of wind turbines in our area, at least until the Health […]

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McGuinty continues to show that he’s dumb as a bucket of rocks when it comes to green energy

Canadian Press — July 25, 2012 McGuinty wants to talk about energy and health care at premiers’ meeting TORONTO – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to talk with his fellow premiers about health care and energy at their annual meeting in Halifax this week. McGuinty says he’ll raise the issue of ever increasing health care […]

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Do most Ontarians want to subsidize green energy?

Jeff Maguire — EMC Perth — July 19, 2012 EMC Lifestyle – I am adamantly opposed to the Green Energy Act in Ontario, the Liberal government’s politically motivated plan which I feel is far too costly to pursue. It doesn’t take much checking to determine that subsidizing wind and solar power projects is only going […]

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Eco Awareness joins forces with WCN and Nature Canada against wind turbines

Fighting like mad to stop the wind turbine project Tom Cunningham — Canada Free Press — July 23, 2012 Honourable Bruce Fitch Minister of Environment and Local Government Government of New Brunswick Marysville Place P.O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1 Dear Minister Fitch, The Eco Awareness Society joins the World Council for Nature and […]

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MUST READ — Taking Green Seriously — A study by the Energy Probe Research Foundation

A study by PROFESSOR MICHAEL TREBILCOCK Professor of Law and Economics University of Toronto Faculty of Law  June 2012  ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Trebilcock, Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Toronto, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, an Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, […]

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UK Study — Wind farms do bring down property values

Nick Collins, Science Correspondent — The Telegraph — July 21, 2012 Wind farms can bring down property prices, government officials have accepted after downgrading the official valuation of several homes close to turbines. The decisions by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to move certain houses close to wind farms into lower council tax bands are […]

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STOP member asks for support from Port Elgin residents to halt CAW turbine

Wayne McGrath — Shoreline Beacon Letter to the Editor — July 20, 2012 Why suicide? For those left grieving, suicide is an emotional cataclysm whose shock waves pummel us with growing and painful questions for years. People who contemplate the taking of their life are often locked in what they feel is hopelessness and helplessness […]

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