Archive | April, 2013

Vic Fedeli on CP24 Live regarding the Gas Plant Scandal

The quality isn’t the greatest, but you can still hear it well.

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An Alternative to our Reckless Energy Gamble

Patrick Heren and John Constable — StandPoint — April 30, 2013 There is an unexpected parallel between our energy policy and the self-deception and wishful thinking exhibited by the mishandling of intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The Blair government ignored warnings about the reliability of sources, some of whom […]

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Scotland — Wind farm policy aims to protect rural areas

Andrew Whitaker — News.Scotsman — April 30, 2013 PROPOSALS to protect large parts of wilderness and unspoilt land in Scotland from controversial wind farm developments will be unveiled by government ministers today. The new guidance will include maps, drawn up by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), which will designate approximately 28 per cent of the country’s […]

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Is going green destroying the lives of locals?

By: Taryn Kane — Fox News Center — April 29, 2013 ALBANY, N.Y. — Huge wind turbines are dotting the landscape in New York and Massachusetts, producing megawatts of green energy. So why would people living near these giant windmills want them out? While green energy has become a priority in many states, those who […]

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The next big freeze could last 250 years: Experts say Sun’s activity wanes every 200 years – and the next ‘cooling period’ is due by 2040

Daily Mail.online — April 30, 2013 Russian scientists believe the Sun emits less heat every 200 years Cooling period could cause Earth’s temperature to fall by several degrees Last time was between 1650 and 1850, known as the ‘Little Ice Age’ The period of low solar activity could start between 2030 and 2040 Forget global […]

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USFWS warns Maryland wind farm will kill up to 43 bald eagles per year. Wind developer says, “Nooo. It will only be about 18.”

(The US Fish and Wildlife Service is warning a proposed Maryland wind factory could kill almost 4 dozen bald eagles each year.  Astoundingly, the wind expert casually predicts it won’t be that many.  At the same project, the Navy is protesting about the effects this installation will have on their radar, which again seems to […]

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Interesting site — The Green Agenda

From The Green Agenda “We should all want to be wise and careful stewards of the beautiful planet we call home. But most of us realise that humans in general are not being good stewards. We are wasteful with our natural resources and have reduced biodiversity. Therefore, when we read about groups and organisations calling […]

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Wind Power in Germany puts out only a small fraction of rated capacity in April. Standby plants losing money.

By the European Institute for Climate and Energy (Germany) (Translated, edited and supplemented by P Gosselin) April is almost over and the ever more expensive German EEG Energy Feed-In Act is celebrated day after day by politicians, most of the media, and the many benefactors of receiving subsidies from the consumer. Figure 1: Wind energy feed-in in […]

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This is Basic Grade School Science But it’s Something That Escapes the Wind Industry

(While the wind industry is intent on ploughing down forests and ecosystems to build their industrial machines, the rest of the world has clued in to that disastrous policy. — DQ) Plants slow climate change by forming cloud sunshade, study finds OSLO: Plants help to slow climate change by emitting gases as temperatures rise that lead to […]

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Green Energy Act: Ontario government still sees no evil

Ross R. McKitrick and Kenneth P. Green — Toronto Sun — April 27, 2013 Earlier this month the Fraser Institute published a report sharply critical of one of the flagship policies of the Ontario government, the Green Energy Act (GEA). We found the Act is costing Ontario over $5 billion annually but yields negligible environmental […]

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The Winnable Battle

Comment sections that appear in online publications have become an interesting front in the ongoing battle either for or against our present day “green energy” options. There is passion on both sides as each side puts forth their arguments. It’s almost as if these publications delight in the lobbing out of a story , only to […]

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Trying to fathom green energy initiative

Letter to the Editor — Belleville EMC — April 2013 When you think of the consequences, you have to seriously ponder whether the provincial government’s Green Energy Act was really an intended conspiracy that had more to do with the redistribution of wealth than an environmental initiative. The question surfaces because of the upsurge in […]

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WWF — The paid propaganda shills for Greed Energy

Green Energy in Ontario: Why we can’t afford to slip backwards Josh Laughren — WWF Canada — April 24, 2013 Extreme weather conditions are an impact of climate change.  It’s a huge global threat, and one that Ontario must face.  According to the Ministry of the Environment, Ontarians could experience an average increase in temperature by […]

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UK — Big brother to switch off your fridge: Power giants to make millions

Russell Myers and Martin Beckford — Daily Mail.com — April 27, 2013 Fridges and freezers in millions of British homes will automatically be switched off without the owner’s consent under a ‘Big Brother’ regime to reduce the strain on power stations. The National Grid is demanding that all new appliances be fitted with sensors that […]

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Gas plant scandal needs accountability

Bob Runciman — Toronto Sun — April 24, 2013 Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter’s recent damning report on the true costs of cancelling the Mississauga gas plant was another blow to Premier Kathleen Wynne’s attempts to distance herself from the scandal. The question now becomes, what consequences will she and her party face? Political, without […]

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