Archive | September, 2012

Gordon Hughes (GWPF) responds to claims that wind turbines reduce carbon emissions

Gordon Hughes — Global Warming Policy Foundation — September 28, 2012 “The assertion that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions is a myth, according to conclusive statistical data obtained from National Grid and analysed here in the Guardian for the first time,” Chris Goodall and Mark Lynas claimed in a recent Guardian blog. Professor Gordon Hughes responds:  […]

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Greek Electricity System Faces Collapse

Hat tip to Watts Up With That Harry Papachristou — Reuters — September 28, 2012 (Reuters) – Greece, aiming to stave off a fresh energy crisis, plans to support its main electricity market operator through a temporary tax on renewable power producers and by extending an emergency loan, a senior official said on Friday. Deputy energy minister […]

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STOP turns up the heat against the CAW wind turbine

The CAW wind turbine in Port Elgin is the perfect symbol of everything that’s wrong with wind power.  To get it built, the CAW has spread numerous lies, not only to the people of Port Elgin, but also to their own CAW membership. Contrary to what the CAW claims on it’s website, this turbine will […]

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Bruce County Federation of Agriculture policy speaks out against wind power

Troy Patterson — Lucknow Sentinel — September 28, 2012 The Bruce County Federation of Agriculture’s (BCFA) new policy statement on wind energy speaks out against the “adverse affects” wind power is perceived to have on agriculture, from increased energy costs to potential health impacts on people. The BCFA released the new official policy statement via […]

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Death by Climate Change? The lies and fear-mongering just never stop.

Sam Bakkila — Huffington Post — September 28, 2012 The recent headline that 100 million people will die by 2030 if climate change is not addressed doubtlessly had people around the world imagining doomsday catastrophes. Don’t panic just yet, as this figure is perhaps a textbook example of how to lie with statistics. DARA, the Spain-based humanitarian […]

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Wizard of Ontario

Rick Conroy — Wellington Times — September 28, 2012 It was crass and ugly political theatre. It could not have been more bald. Two days before the leaders’ debate in advance of the last Ontario election, three Liberal MPPs—Laurel Broten, Charles Sousa and Donna Cansfield—stood on a stage, their arms raised in triumph. All three […]

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Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets — Fantasies of a renewable future obscure our biggest responsibility

Justin Ritchie — September 2012 Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism Ozzie Zehner University of Nebraska Press (2012) The mainstream environmental movement often turns to the idea of a renewable energy economy to paint the picture of a world without fossil fuels and their greenhouse gases. Bill McKibben […]

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Response from The Agenda producer

In the spirit of fairness, I’m posting Mary Taws’ response to my post about The Agenda’s show the other night with Jane Wilson from Wind Concerns Ontario. I read your blog post. Sorry to read that you were disappointed. The goal with this interview was to get a response from wind turbine opposition as soon […]

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Important message for anyone suffering from ill health effects caused by IWTs

Please listen to this radio broadcast. It has some very worthwhile information. And may help explain the importance of the following notice. Send your message every month until your problem is resolved. And please spread this message around. http://www.zoomerradio.ca/shows/goldhawk-fights-back/podcast-goldhawk-fights-back/gfb-podcast-julian-falconer/ Notice for all who are experiencing wind turbine related health and noise problems in Canada Until […]

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To The Agenda with Steve Paikin. “wow. I’m underwhelmed.”

After the embarrassingly biased show about Green Energy that The Agenda did a couple of weeks ago, I gave them a pretty scathing review.   I was contacted by Steve and his producer Mary Taws and was assured that our side would be given a fair chance to respond to the outright lies and propaganda that […]

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Prince Edward County turbine project reports ‘incomplete’

Countylive.ca — September 26, 2012 Prince Edward County council confirmed its objections and matters to be addressed with the 29-turbine White Pines Wind project proposed for Athol and South Marysburgh. Councillors meeting Tuesday night agreed the “Final Report Heritage Assessment, White Pines Wind Project” by Stantec Consulting Ltd., was “incomplete until a revised heritage report(s) […]

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Another great article from Wind Farm Realities — Degrading performance of IWT’s

Wind Farm Realities — September 20, 2012 Some History/Background About 6 months ago John Harrison started calculating how the performance of wind turbinesdegrades over time.  He noted that as projects are in place over a number of years that their Capacity Factor (the percentage of their nameplate capacity that they actually generate) annually decreased somewhere […]

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Originally posted on Two Heads are Better Than One:
When Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns last week, along with a 3rd party summary of his returns dating back to 1990, I thought that would finally put this entire faux-issue to rest. After all, Mitt’s taxes were not only completely within reason, they highlighted…

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(US) Wind farm subsidy boondoggle should be zeroed out

Editorial — Daily Mail.com — September 25, 2012 This $12 billion boondoggle undermines the U.S. economy After 20 years, Congress likely will allow tax credits for wind turbines to expire on Dec. 31. Facing trillion-dollar annual deficits as far as the eye can see, the nation cannot afford the subsidies. Federal revenues lost to this […]

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Wind Farm Realities — Wolfe Island, Property Values and MPAC

From Wind Farm Realities — September 19, 2012 Wolfe Island is located at the far eastern end of Lake Ontario and is traditionally considered to be the start of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands.  There is no doubt it is part of one of the loveliest areas in the world as well […]

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