Archive | June, 2013

Danish Government Dumps Onshore Wind

Citizens’ Task Force on Wind — June 25, 2013 This is worth noting given how the wind industry and their sock puppets at the so called and on-the-take environmental groups in Maine like to cite Denmark as a shining role model of wind power. DONG is 76% owned by the Danish government. “”Every time we […]

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Take a hard look at wind-farm windfalls

John Droz Jr. — Watertown Daily Times — June 25, 2013 I can’t help but be amused at periodic news stories of some Northern New York town representatives gushing about a proposed wind energy deal. As they regurgitate the sales pitch they’ve been fed, it’s clear that the developer has succeeded in appealing to the […]

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Germany and the UK: The Slow Implosion of the Renewables Revolution is Under Way

“the viability of windfarms has always been the renewables industry’s worst kept secret” Peter C. Glover — The Energy Tribune — June 24, 2013 Energy insiders have long known that the notion of viable ‘renewable energy’ was always a romantic proposition – and an economic bust. But it is amazing what the lure of guaranteed […]

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UK — Energy bills to soar even higher as consumers face regular blackouts

Nathan Rao — The Express (UK) — June 24, 2013 MILLIONS of households face paying hundreds of pounds more for their energy bills as Britain’s gas and  electricity reserves hit a critical low, experts warned last night. The country could also be plunged into regular blackouts in just two years as power stations close and […]

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McGuinty’s Green Energy program an abject failure and a case study for future governments

Editorial — KW Record — June 25, 2013 A white flag for green energy The Ontario Liberals are striving mightily to portray their disastrous green energy program as a rousing success. Do not believe them. It is an abject failure that inflated electricity costs, alienated rural communities and never lived up to its billing as […]

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Ask a Warmist: Does the Earth’s atmosphere primarily behave like a greenhouse?

Originally posted on JunkScience.com:
No. The term “greenhouse effect” is unfortunate since it gives the false impression of the activity of so-called “greenhouse gases.” An actual greenhouse works as a physical barrier to convection (the transfer of heat by currents in a fluid) while the atmosphere really facilitates convection so the impression of actual…

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Electric Power in Florida

Originally posted on Digging in the Clay:
This little study got started several years ago because Florida Power & Light and its parent (Next Era Energy) were vigorously lobbying for rate increases and subsidies to support their craving for “Green Energy”. Was FP&L about to go “Green” with energy policies modeled on Spain, Germany, Denmark…

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If Bakeries Worked Like Wind Power

Originally posted on Why not wind power:
Recently, our paper ran an article discussing wind plants and how wind could provide jobs and keep farmers and ranchers in business. The article completely ignored how much of wind has nothing to do with providing a service but rather the government taking money from some people and…

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America should learn from Europe on wind power

USA Today — June 13, 2013 Germany and Spain have been hit by the downside of alternative energy. As the Department of Energy considers a loan guarantee for the Cape Wind Project in Massachusetts, it should learn from Europe’s failed wind energy experiments – and from its own troubled experiences with renewable energy projects. Germany and Spain are waking […]

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Spanish green energy in ruins

Oman Daily Observer — June 24, 2013 MADRID — Spain’s wind turbine manufacturers are laying off workers and farmers who installed solar panels are facing ruin as austerity policies afflict the long-coddled green energy sector. Further cuts are expected this summer. State subsidies to clean energy producers have already fallen by between 12 and 40 […]

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Ontario Liberals are so stupid they don’t even check their last lies, before they tell new ones.

Just call them Fiberals Lorrie Goldstein — SunNews — June 23, 2013 Things have gotten so bad for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government on its cursed green energy file that the Liberals aren’t even checking their new press releases to make sure their latest fibs are consistent with their old ones. Case in point was the […]

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Maine rural residents lose battle to be treated as equal citizens by pro-wind government

Naomi Schalit and John Christie — Pine Tree Watchdog — June 19, 2013 “I feel like a citizen who is seen to be of less value than my neighbors,” said Karen Bessey Pease, after Maine Senate Democrats Wednesday sidelined an effort to give her and other residents of the state’s most rural areas a say […]

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UK: Wind Farm Plan In Bristol Channel ‘Catastrophic’

Plans to build 240 turbines in the Bristol Channel will ruin some of Britain’s most scenic holiday hotspots, campaigners say. Emma Birchley — Skynews.com — June 23, 2013 A battle is being fought to stop one of the world’s biggest offshore windfarms being built in the Bristol Channel as the race continues to hit tough […]

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Women and the abuse excuse: How our justice system has completely gone off the rails

I know this has nothing to do with wind turbines, but I am so fed up with what women get away with in our justice system.  It’s absolutely appalling.  Women literally get away with murder by using any number of a myriad of excuses that men would NEVER get away with.  Here’s a perfect example […]

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Wynne TRIES to distance herself from McGuintys energy disaster

Adam Radawanski — Globe and Mail — June 21, 2013 It was billed this week by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli as a “renegotiation” of the massive green-energy contract that Ontario’s government signed with the Samsung Group 31/2 years ago. That may have been a little diplomatic. What Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals really did was seize on […]

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