Archive | February, 2013

Renewable Energy: Bringing Blackouts Back to California?

Walter Russell Mead — The American Interest — February 27, 2013 The epidemic of power outages and “rolling blackouts” which nearly shut down California in the early 2000s may be returning. Back then, the culprits were unscrupulous energy providers like Enron and a poorly-thought out process of deregulation. This time, renewable energy would be to blame, as […]

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The Alternative Energy religion is based on a false premise

Beaufort Observer — February 27, 2013 Beaufort County has a habit of chasing pink elephants. That is essentially the strategy upon which our economic development programs has been based for over a decade and it has resulted in colossal failures. In fact, arguably, there have been no winners, and certainly no bonanzas. Now our county […]

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This year’s “coldest winter” headlines

But, wait a minute. Global warming, you know.  Climate change. How many of these headlines have you seen in your local papers?  Or the Toronto Star?  Or the Globe and Mail?   But after Hurricane Sandy hit, that’s all we’ve read about for months now. So here, are the headlines from around the world, addressing, […]

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New film to be released in March ‘Fair Wind or Foul?’ investigates the secret world of wind energy

Fermanagh News — February 10, 2013 Ireland:  A new group is focusing on the adverse effects of windfarms A NEW group focusing on the adverse effects of wind farms on health, the environment and human rights held a symposium last weekend. The recently formed group, West Tyrone Against Wind Turbines, is looking for members and […]

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Vermillion, IL to consider wind farm moratorium and increase in setbacks to neighbours property lines

Tracy Moss — The News Gazette — February 27, 2013 DANVILLE — A committee of Vermilion County Board members will discuss this week a moratorium on the construction of any wind farms until the county addresses possible changes to its wind farm ordinance. According to the county board’s executive and legislative committee agenda, county board […]

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Wind turbines forced couple to move

Bill Freeman — Belleville EMC — February 21, 2013 EMC News -Norwood – Calling the situation “shameful” and “unconscionable,” Barb Ashbee warned a packed Norwood Town Hall about the illnesses she and her husband experienced when they lived near industrial wind turbines. Admittedly not opposed to wind turbines when proposals near her Shelburne home were […]

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UK — “A Horrendous Energy Crunch” … increasingly clear that intermittent renewables don’t deliver

Roger Helmer — February 27, 2013 A horrendous energy crunch.  At least that’s how the Daily Mirror described it, and for once they weren’t exaggerating.  The USA may have its Fiscal Cliff, but we’ve got an Energy Abyss, a Power Precipice.  And let’s be clear — it was our green pretensions (or rather Brussels’ green pretensions) […]

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IESO: Surplus wind power could cost Ontario ratepayers up to $200 million a year

Surplus wind power could cost Ontario ratepayers millions and compromise power system, says electricity system operator. It says renewable energy market rules must change John Spears — Toronto Star — February 26, 2013 Coping with surplus wind power will cost Ontario electricity ratepayers up to $200 million a year if market rules don’t change, says […]

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Denmark: 11 year-old complains that the wind turbines “make strange in my body”

This article was originally in Danish and has been roughly translated here, with the help of Google Translator.    Link to the original article is here. ************************************************** Windmills And Health:   Helene Jacobsen and Jens Hjorth thought their neighbors were hysterical because they wanted to prevent the construction of Hageholm Windmills park at Holbæk.  Now – a year after […]

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CanWEA stands behind ‘their’ health studies, in light of Dr. Lynn and Arra’s report

Rob Gowan — Lucknow Sentinel — February 26, 2013 While the trade association that promotes wind energy in Canada is welcoming Dr. Hazel Lynn’s research into the effects of wind turbines on human health, it is standing behind the technology as a safe energy source. “We welcome new research, we will review it and consider […]

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Get Dense: Wind turbines responsible for ‘Energy Sprawl’

The real environmentalists aren’t headline-seeking activists and advocacy groups; they’re farmers, urban planners, agronomists, and, yes, even natural-gas drillers and nuclear engineers. Robert Bryce — The City Journal — February 24, 2013 It’s time to stop wasting land and resources in the name of environmentalism. More than three decades ago, the British economist E. F. […]

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Chartered Electrical Engineer: Wind industry claims are deliberately misleading

Renewables cannot supply the energy that is provided by gas From the Herald Scotland — D. B. Watson — February 26, 2013 As a chartered electrical engineer with around 35 years’ experience in the energy industry I feel compelled to take issue with the emergence of a new energy unit called, apparently, the “home”. I […]

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Rethinking Wind Power: Real-World Generating Capacity Of Wind Farms At Large Scales Overestimated

Eurasia Review News & Analysis — February 25, 2013 “People have often thought there’s no upper bound for wind power—that it’s one of the most scalable power sources,” says Harvard applied physicist David Keith. After all, gusts and breezes don’t seem likely to “run out” on a global scale in the way oil wells might […]

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AU — Acciona Energy scraps $70M wind farm project, saying it’s unviable

From Adelaide Now — Julian Swallow — February 20, 2013 ACCIONA Energy has scrapped plans for a $70 million Allendale wind farm in the state’s south east, saying it is commercially unviable. The international infrastructure and energy company said it had conducted several years of detailed investigations into the proposed 46 turbine wind farm, about […]

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Ontario PC’s continue to support moratorium on wind turbines

News Release from PC party of Ontario — February 25, 2013 (Queen’s Park)—Evidence continues to mount in support for a call for an industrial wind turbine moratorium. The Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn, released Literature Review 2013: Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress today. Dr. Lynn’s review determined the […]

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