Archive | May, 2013

Australia — Libs defy party on wind farms

Chris Johnson – National Times — May 26, 2013 Outspoken Liberal MPs plan to defy publicly the official party line by attending a Tea Party-style anti-wind-farm rally at Parliament House, widening the rift in Coalition ranks over renewable energy targets. The Canberra rally on June 18 is being promoted through a clandestine group using a […]

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Folly of the wind farm compensation loophole

The Herald Scotland– May 25, 2013 Multi-million pound payments to wind farm operators not to generate electricity understandably anger consumers who see their fuel bills rising. The fact that some operators can name their own compensation payments, as The Herald reports today, is a bizarre situation that will raise hackles about subsidies for renewable energy […]

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Wind power’s grip on Augusta weakening as ‘God’s Country’ presses its case

Naomi Schalit and John Christie — St. John Valley Times — May 25, 2013 UNORGANIZED TERRITORIES, Maine – They came from the townships and plantations of Concord, Lexington, Highland, Carrying Place and Pleasant Ridge. They set out for the statehouse in Augusta from the five sparsely populated backcountry communities set between the Kennebec and Carrabassett […]

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Wisconsin — Wind energy debate is about health, not politics

Senator Frank Lasee — Journal Sentinel — May 25, 2013 As one of the politicians who has “pulled out the stops” in the debate over wind energy, I take exception to the May 19 op-ed from Clean Wisconsin. I represent the 197,000 good folks of Wisconsin who live in the heart of wind country, where dozens […]

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Turbine Plans Unnerve Fans of Condors in California

Felicity Barringer — New York Times — May 25, 2013 The California condor’s slow 20-year climb back from the brink of extinction has long been a fragile not-quite-success story in the conservation world. So when the news came on Friday that developers of a wind-energy project near the Mojave Desert would not face criminal charges […]

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Wind Turbines drive people from their homes and then make the homes unsellable

Turbines complicate sales of abutting homes Ariel Wittenburg — SouthCoast Today — May 25, 2013 FAIRHAVEN — When Peter Goben, 52, first met his wife Christine, he thought it was fate that they both had grown up in New Bedford but dreamed of living in Fairhaven. Together they built a house in town, raised five […]

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Payback is gone with the wind: Turbine not producing as much energy as expected

Karl Puckett — Great Falls Tribune — May 24, 2013 The wind turbine at the Cascade County shop, installed in 2008 with projections it would pay for up to 80 percent of the facility’s energy costs, is falling short of expectations because the site isn’t as windy as anticipated. At the turbine’s current rate of […]

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German Firms Flee to U.S. to Avoid Staggering “Green” Energy Costs

William Jasper — The New American  — May 24, 2013 Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “renewable energy revolution” is killing the German economy, but Obama and Greens keep pointing to Germany’s debacle as the model we should follow. “HIGH ENERGY COSTS DRIVE GERMAN FIRMS TO US.”That is the headline for an article that appeared May 22 inDuetsche […]

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Destruction of Beautiful Manitoulin Island is imminent!

Originally posted on The Big Green Lie:
If Ontarians really CARE about this beautiful Province and it’s pristine wildlife and wildlands, the destruction of Manitoulin Island by the Wind Energy Fraudsters should cause outrage, the like we have never seen in our history since settlement days. This natural wonder is populated by both native and…

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In Ontario, A Preference for Fraud

Scott Luft — May 1, 2013 Yesterday the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Power Authority provided an updated estimate of the cost of bungling the Oakville Generating Station (OGS) in the morning; in the afternoon the current Premier of Ontario appeared before a committee investigating the gas plant boondoggles. The Premier is described in […]

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Why do Environmentalists give Big Wind a pass on their Bird and Bat Butchery?

Why do taxpayers have to subsidize this?  Why do environmentalists give it a free pass? Ron Arnold — Joe For America — May 21, 2013 It uses tons of fossil fuels every day, emits a greenhouse gas that’s like CO2 on steroids, can’t do the job it’s made for, costs taxpayers exorbitant fees, and makes […]

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Onshore Wind Turbines proving to be an Abysmal Failure

Tip of the hat to Stop Industrial Wind Turbine Development in New Hampshire group Peter C. Glover — The Commentator — May 22, 2013 WWF and Greenpeace ought to hang their heads in shame There are some charities to which I would not give a ‘wooden nickel’, and I am a passionate charity giver. Top […]

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Why are we wasting our resources on non-viable wind and solar, instead of pursuing energy sources that will actually work?

Green Energy Waste Is Spoiling The Bunch Seeking Alpha — May 22, 2013 Almost 30 years ago as an organic chemistry student we studied solutions to the then peaking oil and energy crisis. Back then we had fears of a coming ice age, Reagan was just taking office and OPEC had just finished a series […]

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Sign the Petition to prevent wind turbines from being built off the D-Day beaches

NO to windfarms off the D-Day beaches Target: President Francois Hollande, UNESCO, Prefect of Lower Normandy, Allied and European Ambassadors, Allied Veterans Associations Sponsored by: Basse Normandie Environnement (BNE) – Federation Environnement Durable (FED) – European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) With no exception our organizations regard this as an invasion of sacred grounds where so many warriors […]

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The UK Green Energy Policy is in Shambles

Andrew McKillop — Market Oracle –May 17, 2013 GREEN TAPE AND BUSINESS DONT MIX BusinessEurope president Jürgen Thumann speaking to EurActiv at the European Business Summit, May 15, squarely blamed the European Commission for “the negative effects of green tape”, also saying EU regulations create ‘unnecessary burdensome legislative instruments in climate, energy and environment policies’. […]

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