Archive | August, 2012

UK –Wind farm ‘could threaten special needs day centre in Blaenau’

South Wales Evening Post — August 28, 2012 THE chairman of an action group against plans for a wind turbine says special needs children using a nearby day care centre will be “overloaded” by its noise. Bob Gunstone, chairman of Saron, Llandybie and Penygroes (Slap) action group claims children with special needs are unable to […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

The Aarhus Convention — the key to the downfall of wind turbines?

From the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) Public Participation —  The UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters was adopted on 25th June 1998 in the Danish city of Aarhus at the Fourth Ministerial Conference in the ‘Environment for Europe’ process. The Aarhus […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

UN ruling: EU must reassess renewables’ policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Compliance Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which enforces the Aarhus Convention, has released its final findings and recommendations regarding the case presented by Mr. Pat Swords, a chemical engineer from Ireland (1). In a nutshell, the UN is saying that if the EU wants to be […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Is “Alternative Energy” Sustainable?

Deep Green Resistance — August 25, 2012 Alternative technologies cannot replace easily transportable, liquid fossil fuels, nor are they sustainable; they require mining, smelting, refining. Most the of the rare earth minerals required for wind, solar, and battery technologies are mined in Mongolia and western China by near-slaves. Lakes of toxic waste mark the production […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Because of the FIT program, the CAW and Dalton McGuinty support child pornographers

Under the heading of things we can no longer afford thanks to Samsung, Pattern, Suncor, Dalton McGuinty’s Green Energy Act and useless wind turbines, cuts have been made to the child pornography task force in Ontario. The CAW, which has it’s snout firmly planted in the FIT trough, is complicit in the spread of child […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

UK — Family with Autistic son moves to keep him away from wind turbines

BBC — August 25, 2012 Wind farm fear prompts family with autistic son to move A Lincolnshire family with an autistic son said plans for wind turbines near their home had prompted them to move to another county.    The Robinsons used to live in Owmby by Spital where a farmer has applied to put […]

4 Comments Continue Reading →

As usual, Trout Creek wind developer unable to answer key questions or concerns

Kelly McShane — NorthBay Nippising.com — August 23, 2012 Wind power project faces protest TROUT CREEK – Representatives from Schneider Power were faced with waving picket signs Tuesday night at their public meeting in Trout Creek. “We’re being railroaded,” said Colleen Goupil, chair of the Laurier local services board. “Because we’re so small, they think […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Important read: The truth about Green Jobs

Bernie Ziebart — Living Lake Country — August 23, 2012 After a long search, I have found an article by a fellow engineer who had the same perspective on green energy as I do. When slapped in the face with the cold hard facts of reality, a re-evaluation of closely held beliefs is needed. Undeniable truths: […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

U.S. — Want more wind turbines? Then toss in backup power

Pat Pope — Kearney Hub — August 23, 2012 If you have worked in Nebraska’s public power industry, you know three things for sure: 1) Reliable electricity helps run the state’s economy and enhances our quality of life; 2) Nebraska’s not-for-profit utilities are obligated to keep rates low; and, 3) Mother Nature is often unpredictable. […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Wind matters

Anita Frayne — Letter to the Editor – Goderich Signal Star — August 22, 2012 RE:  Wind Matters The Chatham Kent Environmental Review Tribunal was the first tribunal to follow the Green Energy and Economy Act’s implementation. This tribunal addressed the potential for health impacts from an approved industrial wind turbine project for five, 2 megawatt […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

What is a wind turbine worth to you?

  A.S. — Opinion Column — Southwestern Ontario.ca — August 22, 2012 For residents across southwestern Ontario, the prospect of seeing a wind turbine in your back yard is an increasing likelihood. As we’ve seen already, the issue is causing a divide between landowners who have agreed to sign leases with wind companies, and neighbours […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Health Canada mum on turbine study areas

Chris Halliday — Orangeville.com — August 22, 2012 Melancthon mayor wants his municipality included There is a turbine for every 23 people in Melancthon, and if another proposed wind farm receives the green light, that ratio could change to one for every 17 residents. For that reason, Melancthon council wants its residents included in a […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Germany — Power grid instability due to renewable energy comes at high cost for industry

Catalina Shroder — Der Spiegel — August 22, 2012 Grid Instability Has Industry Scrambling for Solutions Sudden fluctuations in Germany’s power grid are causing major damage to a number of industrial companies. While many of them have responded by getting their own power generators and regulators to help minimize the risks, they warn that companies […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

Originally posted on The k2p blog:
Reality of course is that coal, gas, hydro and nuclear are the cheapest sources of electricity generation and will be with us for some time to come. And there is no need – for the sake of idiotic scenarios of nuclear holocaust and nonsense theories about AGW –…

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →

UK — Wind farm developers use ‘tricks’ to make turbines look smaller

Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent — The Telegraph — August 22, 2012 Alan MacDonald, an architect based in Inverness, says that computer-generated images of turbines in planning applications are often little more than “artifice”. Small changes in the size of the photo, the angle at which it is taken, the zoom on the camera and how […]

Leave a Comment Continue Reading →