Archive | March, 2013

UK — The £9million bonus bonanza dished out to green energy bureaucrats

(Editor’s Note:  Well this certainly answers a lot of questions.  I wonder if such bonuses are paid out in Ontario? — DQ) Daniel Martin — Daily Mail — March 30, 2013 In 2011/12  £9,072,483 was spent on bonuses and other payments One official received £12,000, while others got £7,000 plus This is a 156% increase […]

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Romania plans to cut support for renewable energy

Luiza Ille — Reuters — March 29, 2013  Romania’s government will cut its support scheme for wind, solar and small hydro renewable energy projects to avoid overcompensating investors, energy regulator ANRE said on Friday. Elsewhere in the European Union, countries such as Germany, Britain and Spain have either cut or plan to reduce incentives for renewable […]

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Feeling betrayed by Northumberland wind farm proposals

Sylvia Terpstra — Northumberland News — March 29, 2013 In January, a draft site plan for a proposed farm of five turbines located on the field behind our home was unveiled. Within a very short time, we learned that there are serious issues surrounding the proposed Clean Breeze Centreton and Grafton wind farms. The Centreton […]

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Turbine foes left to twist in the wind

Alena Schram — Financial Post — March 28, 2013 Watch out. It could happen in your community I love the look of serene, shimmering wind turbines standing sentry on a hill. Especially when they’re in some isolated place. In Europe. And green energy delights me. I’d like to bequeath my grandchildren a clean Earth. And […]

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The Cost Of Green Energy Topples The Government In Bulgaria

Tory Aardvark — March 29, 2013 There is a lesson to learned from events last month in Europe’s poorest country, Bulgaria, well actually there are 2 lessons to be learned, both unfortunately need to be learned by politicians in the rest of Europe, or the world when it comes to it. The first lesson is […]

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Second Verse, same as the first — Scotland installs 34% more turbines in 2012 but actual generation is only up 19%

Remember the article out of Germany not too long ago that said that they built 1,000 new turbines in 2012, but they didn’t get any more power generation from wind than in 2011 because “there just wasn’t enough wind”.  Well, in an ongoing display of how unreliable and inefficient these industrial monstrosities are, Scotland had […]

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Rural Mainers turn out in force to back bills that would change wind energy law

Robert Long — BDN Maine — March 28, 2013 AUGUSTA, Maine — People who live near wind farms and other opponents of expedited permitting for wind energy projects packed a legislative hearing room Thursday to testify in favor of three bills that aim to change parts of the Wind Energy Act of 2008. The act, which […]

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It’s the cold, not global warming, that we should be worried about

Fraser Nelson — The Telegraph — March 28, 2013 No one seems upset that in modern Britain, old people are freezing to death as hidden taxes make fuel more expensive A few months ago, a group of students in Oslo produced a brilliant spoof video that lampooned the charity pop song genre. It showed a […]

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Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
Just like this, only more expensive and more annoying. And at least this doesn’t make you sick. From an STT special correspondent Go to http://windfarmperformance.info and look at the page for March 25,  2013. Web site author Andrew Miskelly tells us there is 2513 MW of installed capacity from…

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Wind farm planned near Grand Bend

Paul Morden —  Sarnia Observer — March 28, 2013 Aamjiwnaang First Nation officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the community’s investment in a $380-million wind farm near Grand Bend. Aamjiwnaang and Bkejwanong First Nation at Walpole Island have each taken 25% shares in Northland Power’s Grand Bend Wind Farm project. “We’re expecting a large influx of […]

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Northumberland wind farm plans called a nightmare

John Campbell — Northumberland News — March 28, 2013 NORTHUMBERLAND – Residents throughout Northumberland County should be worried about industrial wind turbines being built in their area, say opponents of the Clean Breeze Wind Park proposed for Alnwick-Haldimand Township. “These are two projects in one township but the risk is that they could come to […]

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Mexico Wind Farm Draws Protests, Injuring 22 People

Bloomberg Business Week — March 28, 2013 Twenty-two people were injured yesterday following protests over the construction of a wind farm owned by Spain’s Gas Natural Fenosa in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca, Agence France-Presse reported, citing local prosecutor Manuel de Jesus Lopez. Eleven police officers were hurt and one taken prisoner after trying to […]

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Wind power is all about subsidies not green energy

Letter to Editor — EMC Belleville — March 28, 2013 I would like to provide an explanation to those of you who question the anti-wind turbine opposition movement in Ontario. Having been involved in the fight to stop around 37 industrial wind turbines (each 156 meters/515 feet high) on Amherst Island, west of Kingston, for […]

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CTV news — CAW turbine in Port Elgin starts spinning

Scott Miller — CTV  news — March 27, 2013 A year after being built, the controversial Canadian Auto Workers wind turbine on the edge of Port Elgin, Ont. is in motion. Kim Yardy, the Port Elgin representative for the CAW, says the hope is the turbine will offset some of the energy they use and […]

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Violent Environmental Problems With Wind Turbine Operation

James H. Rust — Heartland — March 27, 2013 Renewable energy wind turbines as electricity sources possess extreme environmental problems not found in its renewable energy rival–solar photovoltaic.  These problems are due to rotation during operation of 130-foot or more long, thirteen-ton turbine blades with tip speeds of 200 miles per hour. An unavoidable problem of wind turbines […]

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