Archive | August, 2012

Germany — Insane Or Just Plain Stupid?

James Conca — Forbes — August 31, 2012 After the tsunami destroyed the Fukushima plants, Germany moved quickly to shut eight nuclear power plants, and made plans do away completely with their nuclear capability. Despite the best safety record of any industry in the country, and the critical role nuclear plays in fueling German industry, […]

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Nova Scotia –More recommendations received for wind turbine bylaw review

Truro Daily News — August 31, 2012 TRURO – A second local community group has requested that Colchester County council consider changes to its wind turbine bylaw. “Clearly as the industry is developing so is the understanding of what classifies responsible placement,” Spiddle Hill Road resident Wayne Edgar told council Thursday night during a presentation […]

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Prince Edward County — Foes and Friends of wind energy blew into WPD open house

County Live — August 31, 2012 At Thursday night’s White Pines Wind Project open house, the number of people in attendance to oppose wind turbines in Prince Edward County far outnumbered the number looking to welcome them. But though the pro wind camp was small, its words were powerful for one life-long County man who […]

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It’s the UK vs the U.S. as Scotland drops mega-wind farm, in favour of golden eagles

Jack Dini — Hawaii Reporter — August 30, 2012 Plans for a controversial mega-wind farm on the Isle of Lewis were dropped following fears that golden eagles and other birds would be killed by massive turbine blades. Predictions indicated that up to 22 golden eagles, Scotland’s national bird of prey, could collide with the wind […]

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US –Proposed N.C. wind farm on collision course with Air Force fighter jets

John Murawski — The Charlotte Observer — August 31, 2012 Troubles keep mounting for a proposed wind farm in Eastern North Carolina that already faces questions about whether it will harm the local bald eagle population. In the latest round of complications for the Pantego Wind Energy Project, U.S. military officials in Wayne County have […]

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Race for a Greek Tragedy

Andrew Watts — Letters to the Editor — Welland Tribune — August 30, 2012 Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is winning the global race for economic disaster hands down. Europe is becoming more and more a lost cause, and economic news on a daily basis makes it obvious no one in Europe has a clue how […]

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Exposing the flaws in wind turbine testing

Thanks to Central Bruce Wind Action for this one. Curt Devlin — South Coast Today — August 25, 2012 In an article in The Standard-Times dated Aug. 14, Ariel Wittenberg reported on the recent noise compliance testing being conducted by the DEP on the turbines in Fairhaven (“State says turbine noise test safeguarded against tampering”). […]

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I would prostitute myself before I would prostitute my farm” , There…I said it! It needed to be said.

Melodie Burkett — Stayner, Ontario — August 28, 2012 “I would prostitute myself before I would prostitute my farm” , There…I said it! It needed to be said. That is what I said to the Suncor weasel that offered me $30,000.00 per year for 20 years if I would just sign a contract to host 3 […]

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And the Hits from Germany just keep on comin’…..

Dr. Benny Pelser — Canada Free Press — August 29, 2012 Europe’s Green Obsession Is Causing A New Coal Boom Germany’s largest utilities are shunning cleaner-burning natural gas because it’s more costly, while the collapsing cost of carbon permits means there’s little penalty for burning coal. Germany’s increasing coal consumption is part of a global […]

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The CAW thinks it’s pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes…..But……

Ian McMillan, on his blog “IM Writing” chastises the CAW for it’s bullying of the small town of Port Elgin with their industrial wind turbine that has been built within town limits and with over 100 families living inside the 550 m setback regulations.  The fact that Ian doesn’t live in Port Elgin is nice […]

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Delaying Wind Turbines

Vic Fedeli talks with Ezra Levant about Ontario’s Green Energy Act

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from The Moral Liberal — Germany’s New Renewable Energy Policy

Kelvin Kemm — The Moral Liberal — August 28, 2012 Wind and solar power + soaring electricity prices = outsourced jobs + more coal burning Meanwhile, eco activists demand “sustainable lifestyles” – for other people By Kelvin Kemm It is amazing how biased the international media is when it comes to reporting on energy generation, […]

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Germany Hits Brakes on Race to Renewable Energy Future

Spiegel International — August 28, 2012 The share of renewable energies in Germany’s power mix has shot up so high that the electricity grid and the subsidy framework has been unable to keep up. Now, the government wants to slow down the process. German commentators say that the current chaos endangers the entire project. Many scoffed at […]

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“Renewable Energy: Not Cheap, Not ‘Green’” Turns 15

From Master Resource by Jon Boone — August 27, 2012 [Ed. note: On August 27, 1997, the Cato Institute published Policy Analysis #280, which criticized the government push to subsidize politically correct renewable energy, particularly solar and windpower. Today and tomorrow, different authors revisit what was the free-market-movement’s first full-scale rebuttal, on economic and environmental grounds, to so-called “green” energy […]

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History of “The Green Energy Act Scam” ………. “what a wicked web they wove”!!!!

Originally posted on The Big Green Lie:
Back in early 2009 the Ottawa River Institute hosted a meeting in Cobden Ontario for the Green Energy Act Alliance in which it’s main “player” Mr. Kris Stevens addressed a rural audience about the upcoming Green Energy Act and it’s implications for local farmers who could make money…

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