Archive | November 3, 2012

An ill wind for McGuinty

Lorrie Goldstein — Toronto Sun — November 3, 2012 One of the worst things the Dalton McGuinty government did in its disastrous dash into green energy was to ride roughshod over the health complaints of rural Ontarians regarding industrial wind turbines. Basically McGuinty dismissed them as NIMBYS. That is, people who weren’t really suffering any […]

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Originally posted on Wind Turbine Locations, Maps, Lawsuits, Setbacks:
Soupstock at Woodbine Park in Toronto…  a sequel to last year’s protest, Foodstock An estimated 40,000 people were served bowls of soup in Toronto during a mega-quarry protest, Sunday. TEB the project would directly affect an estimated 2,300 acres of farmland Torontoist An additional 10,000 acres…

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Removing Big Wind’s “Training Wheels”

Tip of the hat to Master Resource David E. Dismukes, Ph.D. — American Energy Alliance — Louisiana State University The Case for Ending the Federal Production Tax Credit 1 The federal wind Production Tax Credit (“PTC”), first enacted in 1992 to “jump start” a nascent, but promising industry,2 provides wind producers with a subsidy of $22 […]

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Scotland — Wind turbines less efficient than claimed

News24 — November 3, 2012 The use of coal and nuclear energy to drive power stations has attracted more and more dissension in the power generating industry.  The obvious solution which usually arises from discussion in the field is ”Use wind power ”The use of wind power may have its advantages but, too, its disadvantages. […]

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Ontario playwright to tackle wind power debate — looking for local input

Daniel R. Pearce — Simcoe Reformer — November 1, 2012 One of the hottest, most controversial, most divisive issues to hit rural Ontario in many years — wind turbines — will get its own play. It’s a couple of years away from hitting the boards and for now is in the development stage. But accomplished […]

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Dalton McGuinty defends wind farm development

Randy Richmond — London Free Press — November 2, 2012 As dozens of anti-wind turbine protesters marched outside, Premier Dalton McGuinty reiterated in London his government’s commitment to the controversial plan to dot Ontario’s landscape with the turbines. “I want to convey I respect the right of these individuals to express their concerns,” McGuinty said […]

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Keep protesting, it really does work

Chris Fell — — November 2, 2012 “What can we do?” That was the question from one local resident at the end of a meeting that opponents of industrial wind turbines invading our rural landscape held in Maxwell last week. The person who asked the question wanted to know what everyday people could do […]

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