Archive | July, 2013

New Brunswick wind power falls far short of targets for the fifth year in a row — There just hasn’t been enough wind says industry rep

Electrical production 210,000 MWh below expected levels last year, documents show Robert Jones — CBC News — July 24, 2013 New Brunswick’s commercial wind farms came up woefully short of their electrical production targets last year, new documents reveal. It is the fifth year in a row wind has failed to produce as much power […]

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Germany: Coal power expanding, Green Energy stagnating

Der Westen — July 25, 2013 German coal-fired power plants have been operating in full swing in the first half of 2013. Lignite and hard coal power plants and gas plants produced 12.4 percent more power than last year. In contrast, wind turbines and solar panels delivered less electricity. German greenhouse gas emissions continue to […]

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Ottawa economist on 10 years of power mismanagement in Ontario

Originally posted on Ottawa Wind Concerns:
You’ve read Bob Lyman, an economist specializing in energy issues, on these pages before. In his latest work, he has written an overview of the last 10 years of energy policy as it relates to electricity in Ontario, and come up with the very worrying conclusion: the whole thing…

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Remember the movie “The Pirates of the Caribbean”?

The dead pirates in Pirates of the Caribbean presented themselves as live humans, until the moonlight showed them for what they really were. We need to get the image of one of our favourite childhood toys — the pinwheel — out of peoples minds when they think of industrial wind turbines.  Do you think it […]

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We will never know cheap electricity in Ontario again.

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Welcome to Kathleen Wynnes Police State for Rural Ontario

We need to increase our numbers at these protests.  I know it’s hard for many of us, since we work during the day, but when possible, let’s get out there!

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Paul Kuster talks with Gary Doyle (570AM) about wind energy in Ontario

Click to listen to podcast:   Paul 570

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Welcome to Wynne’s police state, Social Control in Ontario

Originally posted on Ontario Wind Resistance:
On Monday evening, a small group of rural Ontario residents protested, not unlike we’ve done every time Kathleen Wynne has flitted into a nearby town, wearing her ever-present grimace, and coordinating suit.  We have protested her in Strathroy, in Sarnia, we have protested her in Clinton and on Monday…

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Green Subsidies Don’t Work

Lorne Gunter — QMI Agency — July 21, 2013 This week, Australia and Spain both cancelled most or all of their enormous subsidies for green energy. Germany has done so already. And Britain is expected to follow suit shortly. Why? The subsidies are expensive and utterly useless. No matter how much money governments throw at […]

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Energy: Cheaper and Abundant

Maybe it’s time we start to look away from the three major parties in Ontario who seem only interested in getting us deeper in debt.  We’ve never looked at the Libertarian party before, but what they’ve got here makes sense. — DQ From the Libertarian Party of Ontario website: Current Situation Electrical energy is essential […]

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Amherst Island — 37 wind turbines threaten this small island and its IBA

Originally posted on CCSAGE Naturally Green:
While we in the County bask in the glow of PECFN’s win in the Ostrander Point appeal, our friends on neighouring Amherst Island continue to fight hard to stop a major 37-turbine wind project  on their small island.  This project is as large as Ostrander Point and White Pines combined, proposed…

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Wind Industry Upset at New Rules set out asking for Scheduling and Forecasting

Last week, we showcased an article out of India stating that their electrical power grid was asking the wind industry to give them some indication of how much power they could supply to the grid — a day ahead of time.  This shouldn’t be so problematic.  Other forms of electrical generation have no problem doing […]

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Energy Program Shows the Dishonesty of Climate Change Arguments

Gordon J. Fulks — The Climate Sceptics Party — July 21, 2013 A response to President Obama’s climate speech in late June originally published in The Oregonian. (link) In 1960 when a U2 spy plane disappeared over the Soviet Union, President Eisenhower told the world that it was a “weather research aircraft” flying out of Turkey. […]

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The Bird Societies are Finally Starting to Wake Up — Bird Deaths More Than Thought

BirdWatch News — July 21, 2013 New research from the United States indicates that bird deaths from wind farm collisions may have been underestimated by up to 30 per cent. After the sad death of the White-throated Needletail on Harris, Outer Hebrides, on 26 June when it hit the shaft of a wind turbine on […]

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Fish Farm Owners insist Wind Turbines have Severely Altered Water Sources

Times and Star (UK)  — July 19, 2013 A fish farm owner from Gilcrux has been cast a lifeline by the energy firm which he claimed was putting his livelihood at risk. Gilbert Pyke, 49, who runs Gilcrux Springs Trout Farm claimed that his water supplies had been disrupted since Renewable Energy Systems erected its […]

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