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While you were sleeping all snug in your bed, Jolly Wynne kept us deep in the red

This is from 3 years ago, but it’s only gotten worse for Ontarians under the draconian rule of the Wynne Liberals, so it deserves a repost. *********************** By Rob Snow at 580 CFRA (Ottawa) — December 5, 2013 While you were sleeping, all snug in your beds, with visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads… […]

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Blowing Our Dollars in the Wind

Viv Forbes — The Pickering Post — July 15, 2014 Wind energy produces costly, intermittent, unpredictable electricity. But Government subsidies and mandates have encouraged a massive gamble on wind investments in Australia – over $7 billion has already been spent and another $30 billion is proposed. This expenditure is justified by the claim that by […]

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Why can’t country views be protected from wind turbines?

In cities, changes to the skyline are subject to careful planning. Not so in the country. Clare Oxford — The Spectator — April 10, 2014 ‘Surprisingly’, writes Geoffrey Lean (Daily Telegraph, 4 April), ‘two thirds of the country support onshore wind turbines’. It should not surprise him: those would be the two thirds who live […]

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“Cutting Down the Nets” of the Wind Industry

Paul Kuster — April 6, 2014 Many who know me, know I love basketball.  This time of year is great since the NBA is heading for the play-offs, but it’s NCAA “March Madness” that makes this time even better.  As this years tournament enters the final weekend, it hasn’t disappointed in terms of excitement and […]

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Great letter to the editor advising caution before signing a wind turbine contract

Lewiston Sentinel — December 26, 2013 To the editor: On the surface, the concept of wind energy has a lot to offer: unlike outdated coal-burning sources of electricity, wind turbines produce no acid rain, and Pennsylvania is ground zero for acid rain. In their place – unpopulated locations with proven, consistent winds, such as deserts […]

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A Global Warming Poem: ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas …

By Joe Bastardi    (With apologies to Clement Clark Moore) ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the news, There were reports of record cold, so many were confused. Told global warming is why we should care, And that the point of no return would soon be here. The children were bombarded with tales […]

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Wind energy tears communities apart, but price will be the decider on its future

Western Morning News — November 30, 2013 Wind, a debate in the Westcountry heard yesterday, should be regarded as a new crop for farmers to harvest. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, better known for his cookery than his commitment to renewable energy but a campaigner on behalf on the rural community as a whole, wants a new approach […]

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Renewable energy such as wind and solar are not sustainable by any meaningful yardstick

Lawrence Solomon — Financial Post — November 15, 2013 When governments try to impose large-scale renewable technologies, they lay waste to nature Non-renewable energy is sustainable; renewable energy is not, not even close, not by any meaningful yardstick, not in our lifetime or in that of our children. Renewables cannot passably meet any of the […]

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Tom Adams Energy: ‘Digging the Hole Deeper for Ontario Ratepayers’

Tom Adams — November 4, 2013 With the ink still wet on its November 1 power rate jump and subsidized power exports to neighbouring jurisdictions gushing fresh losses, the Ontario government announced its next ratepayer gouge today. A new green power buying spree was announced by the Ontario Power Authority that will further burden Ontario’s electricity future with more […]

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Why Preserving the View in Canada is not just Tilting at Windmills

J. R. McConvey — The Globe and Mail — October 25, 2013 In Prince Edward County, I always feel like I’m in a painting come to life. Cheesy? Sure. But whether it’s the ethereal quality of light across the fields, the rustic shops and wineries or the sunset views over Lake Ontario, something in this […]

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Does the liberal caucus know what is really going on?

Eric Jelinski — October 16, 2013 We often uncover examples of mismanagement (an understatement in regard to recent examples), and then members claim to have no knowledge.   This is a due diligence e-mail for the Wynne/Horvath government. There are several key issues and one is  the issue of the hearings of the Environmental Review Tribunals in […]

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Let’s calculate the true cost of wind power

Hat tip to Mary Kay Barton Marc Brown — CT Mirror — October 5, 2013 It has been reported that Massachusetts’ utilities National Grid, Northeast Utilities and Unitil have negotiated power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 565 megawatts of electricity capacity from existing and proposed wind farms in New Hampshire and Maine that would provide electricity […]

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What Experts Who Aren’t Selling Wind Turbines say

Letter to the Editor — The Journal — October 1, 2013 To the editor: Travis Clendenen’s September 27 letter to the editor saddens me. He claims by placing 500-foot-tall industrial wind turbines all around my neighbors home’s we will all benefit. A growing body of research by individuals not employed by a wind turbine manufacturer, […]

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Let experts scrutinize wind energy claims

Letter to the Editor — Lethbridge Herald — September 25, 2013 Re: Dave Mabell article of Sept 14. It is surprising to me that the Lethbridge Herald will publish such a large article based on unresearched and unbalanced marketing misinformation. In fact, the whole article was a regurgitation of last May’s press release of CanWEA. […]

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Time for Solar Energy and Wind Farm Supporters to Stop Living in the Stone Age

Daniel Greenfield –Frontpage Magazine — September 20, 2013 Sometimes environmentalists get a bit confused and they can be forgiven for that. It can’t be easy living in perpetual ignorance while shivering every time the volcano god rumbles and Al Gore forewarns another warm winter unless a few virginal carbon credits are sacrificed. Mr Davey, the Liberal […]

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