Archive | January, 2013

Australia: Victorian council concedes — value of neighbours’ land cut by wind farms

Pia Akerman — the Australian — February 1, 2013 A VICTORIAN council has conceded that a wind farm development still in its early stages has slashed the land value of its neighbours, and agreed their land rates should be cut. In what is believed to be an Australian first, South Gippsland shire council has amended […]

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Germany’s Green Hypocrisy

The New Nostradamus of the North — January 30, 2013 In order to show her “green” credentials, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (along with other leading German politicians) likes to talk about the catastrophe that will brought upon humanity if the international community is not able to agree on a binding global agreement reducing purported  human caused global […]

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As cost pressures mount, Ontario’s wholesale power prices set to soar

Shawn McCarthy — Globe and Mail — January 30, 2013 Electricity consumers in Ontario face the prospect of soaring prices in the coming decade, a trend that would put additional cost pressure on power-hungry industrial users. The cost pressures are rising at the province completes the closing of its coal-fired plants while its nuclear fleet […]

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Germany — 1,000 new wind turbines in 2012 but no more power produced than in 2011

January 30, 2013 For the wind energy sector in Germany, business in 2012 was good. By the end of the year, a total of around 23,000 wind turbines throughout the country were producing electricity – 1,000 more than in 2011. But despite the increase in the number of units, the amount of electricity they contributed […]

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UK — Wind turbine collapses in high wind

The Telegraph — January 30, 2013 The £250,000 tower, which stood as tall as a six storey building, was hit by gale force gusts of 50mph. The structure then collapsed at a farm in Bradworth, Devon, leaving a “mangled wreck”. Margaret Coles, Chairwoman of Bradworthy District Council, said hail storms and strong winds have hit […]

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More Concerns Emerge about the Health Canada Study on Wind turbines

The purpose of the attached commentary “What does it take to correct misinformation?” by Carmen Krogh is to correct misinformation being distributed by the Health Canada Minister regarding a meeting requested and held by the members of the Health Canada Wind Turbine Study Team and CanWEA. In July 2012, Health Canada announced it would conduct […]

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Poem: Confessions of a Michigan Wind farm Bird-kill “Control Specialist”

(From WTS.com) I’m an Animal Control Specialist a special kind I don’t capture feral cats or snarling dogs don’t deal with skunks or live critters of any kind I pick up dead birds at the base of wind turbines and put them in plastic sacks I sometimes see the moment of impact when flight and […]

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Windfarm Scandal in Denmark

(From EPAW) Windfarm scandal in Denmark An article in the Danish press reveals a scandal that is shaking the government (1). The Minister of the Environment has been pretending all along that his country’s regulations about noise emitted by wind turbines are the most restrictive in the world. Yet this month he explained that 4 […]

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Wisconsin Landowner Regrets Signing on with Wind Developer

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Industrial Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker in Wisconsin

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Originally posted on Wind Resistance of Melancthon:
FEATURE ARTICLE, WEEKENDAVISEN THE WIND INDUSTRY PROVIDES ITS OWN RULES Feature Article. The Danish Parliament favours the wind industry to a degree where the constitutional state is weakened. Ida Auken, Minister for the Environment, is so indifferent to facts that in a consultation she delivers 38 wrong answers,…

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Originally posted on CCSAGE Naturally Green:
A fundraising dance is being held Friday, February 8 at 8 pm at Waring Hall, with proceeds going to CCSAGE – the County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy.  Admission is $15 per person.  There will be a cash bar and light refreshments. The event will be headlined…

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The Mafia Knows a Good Fraud When it Sees One: Mafia soldiers have moved in on the something-for-nothing world of green energy.

Investors.com — January 28, 2013 The Mafia only moves in on industries that have no need to create anything of value. Big Government: For an industry all puffed up about its supposed environmental virtue, green energy sure is attracting a dirty crowd. Witness its latest entrant, Italy’s Mafia. The mob knows a good fraud when […]

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The Sun’s tribute to Dalton McGuinty

Jerry Agar — Toronto Sun — January 29, 2013 As the Liberal leadership convention got underway this past Friday, there was a tribute to out-going premier Dalton McGuinty. I so wish they had let me give the honours. They didn’t, but he deserves the extra accolades, so here goes. I am here with the tremendous […]

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Why Expanded Alternative Energy Increases the Need for Natural Gas

John Miller — The Energy Collective — January 28, 2013 Renewable wind and solar power are important solutions to reducing carbon emissions.  These technologies have improved substantially in recent years.  Despite very significant advancements, wind and solar power costs continue to be greater than existing low carbon alternatives such as natural gas.  In addition expanding […]

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