Archive | July, 2013

Three-armed bandits with special rights to attempt Toronto holdup

Originally posted on FAUXGREEN:
Three-armed bandits with special rights. That’s how some Germans describe industrial wind turbines, according to the German news magazine Der Spiegel. And that label seems to be a universal truth. Wherever in the world you find wind turbines, you’ll also see misguided government legislation specially designed to remove inconvenient barriers for wind companies…

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Goldman Sachs: More on Indias new wind-forecast rules

Natalie Obiko — Bloomberg Business Week — July 28, 2013 Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s ReNew Wind Power Pvt. said an Indian rule requiring wind farms to predict output will lead to penalties that will wipe out profits in the industry. ReNew joins Tata Power Co. (TPWR), both among India’s largest renewable-energy utilities, in voicing concern […]

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How Eco-Unfriendly is Wind Energy?

Daniel Sylvia — Hardatters — July 31, 2013 Wind energy is one of the most romanticized forms of existing renewable energy. After all, it is simply energy produced by the wind, which will keep blowing whether we stick turbines in front of it or not. Free energy, right? Well, nothing in life is truly free. […]

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From WUWT: The Age of Hyperbole: How Normal Weather Became ‘Extreme’

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
A media without shame drives us towards energy poverty. By: Dr. Tim Ball and Tim Harris Said Thomas Jefferson: “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” Jefferson’s comment may be expanded to include most of today’s mass media;…

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Kathleen Wynne — A Champagne Communist (Brilliant video)

Tip o’ the hat to Greg Schmalz (S.T.O.P) for this find.

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Wind power benefits just don’t add up

The Irish Examiner — July 29, 2013 In the light of the recent prolonged calm anti-cyclonic conditions prevalent in this country, it will not be reassuring to the hard-pressed Irish taxpayers that the subsidies (from taxpayers’ purses) to the Irish wind energy sector are providing very little payback by way of wind-generated energy. All the […]

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That Bogus Greenhouse Gas Whatchamacallit Effect

John O’Sullivan — Slaying the Sky Dragon — 2012 Red-faced global warming policymakers are now back tracking as independent experts increasingly discredit the cornerstone of climatology: the greenhouse gas effect (GHE). One such whistleblower is Dr. Pierre R Latour who explains adroitly belowhow his NASA colleague, septuagenarian Dr. James Hansen, concocted a mythical 33°C [91.4°F] atmospheric […]

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Merkel’s Green Shift Backfires as German Pollution Jumps

Stefan Nicola — Bloomberg —  July 29, 2013 Germany’s air pollution is set to worsen for a second year, the first back-to-back increase since at least the 1980s, after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to shut nuclear plants led utilities to burn more coal. The nation, which is seeking to lead European climate-protection efforts, probably will […]

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Video — German Ecologists Decry Wind Turbines

Germany’s government set out to abandon nuclear power and switch to renewable energy. In order to triple generating capacity of green energy, hundreds of additional wind turbines are being installed in Southern Germany, but environmentalists are still unhappy. Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer reports from Soonwald, Germany.  

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Camera allegedly showing the North Pole melting turns out to be approximately 300 miles to the South

Everybody’s seen this picture the last few days supposedly showing that the North Pole is melting. Turns out, that camera is on a buoy that has drifted approximately 300 miles to the south and is now closer to Greenland than the North Pole. Just found this interesting tidbit on Accuweather.com from the States.”from Roger Anderson, […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Show How Much We Support the GEA in the GTA.

Tip o’ the hat to Ontario Wind Resistance Sign the Petition to build an Industrial Wind Facility on the Leslie Street Spit in Toronto. The Petition states as follows: “Sunwincor International and our partners are actively engaged in planning and developing an exciting and ecologically balanced wind farm. The Leslie Wind Farm will be located on […]

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Boralex bulldozes forest for wind turbines in Bisnett Line Project

Originally posted on Ontario Wind Resistance:
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Wynne Passes the Buck on Chatham-Kent Airport

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A Landowner Expresses his Regrets at Signing a Wind Contract

From Shelby Neighbors United — a farmer who leased out his land for the Shady Oaks Wind Farm (don’t you just love those names?), which is located in Northern Illinois.  It came fully online in 2012. A Farmer’s Real Experience with Mainstream Renewable Power To To the editor: To any landowner considering signing a lease […]

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Environmental Cost of wind turbines is far too high says environmental watch group

Smallwood emphasized that restricting conventional power generation, in the name of addressing global warming creates even worse environmental problems. James M. Taylor — Environment and Climate News — July 24, 2013 Wind turbines in the United States kill 1.4 million birds and bats each year, according to a new peer-reviewed study. Even though wind power generates only […]

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