Archive | November, 2012

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood as 125+ scientists tell the UN Secretary-General to knock it off.

Financial Post — Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General — November 30, 2012 Policy actions that aim to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to influence future climate. Policies need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events, however caused. Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, […]

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Half of Europe’s renewable energy comes from wood according to Eurostat statistics office

Special Report — Euractiv.com — November 30, 2012 SPECIAL REPORT / Practically half of the EU’s renewable energy currently comes from wood and wood waste, according to the EU statistics office Eurostat, but a lack of sustainability criteria for measuring its environmental impact is stoking fears of a hidden carbon debt mountain. The new Eurostat numbers were issued […]

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WARWICK: Mayor upset with lack of communication and common sense in planning

Paul Morden — Sarnia Observer — November 29, 2012 Plans for up to a dozen wind turbines in Warwick Township have Mayor Todd Case feeling frustrated. Nextera Energy is holding the first of three public meetings about its 150-MW Jericho Wind project at Centennial Hall in Watford Feb. 6, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The […]

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Ontario sets record for daily wind production – pays to export it

Scott Luft — Cold Air — November 25, 2012 Friday November 23rd saw a record 36,423MWh of production from the industrial wind turbines on the IESO controlled grid. The day ended with a weighted average Hourly Ontario Energy  Price (HOEP) a negative $5.76 (estimated) – which would value the loss on exporting at ~$279 thousand. […]

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Carmen Krogh speaks to Cape Breton residents about wind turbines

Erin Pottie — Cape Breton Post — November 29, 2012 LITTLE BRAS D’OR — The photograph of a tent in the backyard of a home drew gasps of concern during a meeting to discuss adverse health affects related to wind turbines. Carmen Krogh, an Ontario-based retired pharmacist with more than 40 years of experience in […]

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12 days of Christmas for Wind turbine Neighbours

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … McGuinty spinning on a windmill On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … Chris Bentley cornered and McGuinty spinning on a windmill On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … King testifying, Chris Bentley cornered and McGuinty […]

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The wind industry is running scared as they continue to try to push their propaganda on the public

Chris Forrest,  VP communications CanWEA–  Welland Tribune — November 29, 2012 The recent statement made in Andrew Watts’s letter is incorrectly attributed to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). CanWEA has not changed its position on wind energy and human health. Wind energy is broadly understood to be one of the safest and most environmentally-friendly forms […]

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Netherlands — The Hidden Fuel Costs of Wind Generated Electricity

K. de Groot & C. le Pair (Former Shell & STW, The Netherlands.) kenjdegroot@mac.com clepair@casema.nl   Summary Wind generated electricity requires back-up capacity of conventional power stations. This capacity is required to deliver electricity to consumers when wind supply is falling short. To have the non-wind power stations ramp up or down to compensate for […]

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Australia — Wind farm study aims for quiet achievement

ABC News — November 28, 2012 Researchers are hoping a wind turbine experiment will give them greater insight into the noise problems some people complain about. An Adelaide University team says it is investigating precisely how the turbines produce noise, especially in the low-frequency range. They hope they can produce findings which will improve wind […]

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The Economics of Wind Power — Submission to the U.K. Parliament

Memorandum submitted by W R B Bowie (WIND 59) Wind power saves little or no CO2 and other Green House Gases The fundamental argument in favour of wind power is that despite its very high cost, it produces less CO2 etc. than conventional power plants. This is, however, completely incorrect. Wind saves little or no CO2. […]

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Maine — Industrial wind turbines could cause sleep loss, study claims

Nick Sambides Jr. — Maine Sun Journal — November 27, 2012 American and British researchers, including a radiologist from Fort Kent, have published what they claim is the first peer-reviewed study to conclude that people living near industrial wind sites could suffer significant sleep loss and other health problems. Called “Effects of Industrial Wind Turbine […]

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Ruth Farquhar: Turbines will endanger Manitoulin Island tourism

The Sudbury Star — November 26, 2012 Manitoulin Island will never be the same. When I read the headline in the local press that the McLean’s Mountain wind turbine project has been given approval, my heart sank a little. The provincial government has given the project the green light. The Green Energy portfolio is turning […]

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Backlash Against Big Wind Continues — The Left, Greens and MSM ignore growing health and environmental concerns

Robert Bryce — The National Review — November 26, 2012 Last month, 60 residents of New York’s Herkimer County filed a lawsuit in Albany that provides yet another example of the growing backlash against the wind-energy sector. It also exposes the double standard that exists in both the mainstream media and among environmental groups when […]

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U.S. — Wind Intermittency and the Production Tax Credit: A High Cost Subsidy for Low Value Power

Jonathan A. Lesser, PHD — Continental Economics — October 2012 To read extensive and thorough report on why subsidies for wind energy should end, click here

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Vermont — Snow on turbine blades creates excessive noise

Associated Press – November 26, 2012 LOWELL, Vt. — Vermont’s largest electric utility says snow stuck to turbine blades caused a roaring sound that drew noise complaints shortly after the Lowell Mountain turbines started operating. At least 21 neighbors complained about the noise, which began on the morning of Nov. 3 and lasted into Nov. […]

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