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UK: Green Energy Cost Hits Record High as Expensive Turbines Built at Sea

Annual bill for consumers to subsidise renewable technologies has soared to more than £2.5bn as more plants are built and the cost for each unit of electricity rises Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — June 28, 2014 The cost of generating green electricity has hit a record high as subsidies are handed to expensive offshore […]

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Magna Says It Won’t Expand in Ontario Due to High Energy rates

(Editor’s Note:  Ontario Pension Plan alone would add $38 MILLION to their operating costs in Ontario — DQ) Magna says no new plants for Canada, cites Ontario energy costs Ontario energy, pension costs a concern, the company says. Dana Flavelle — Toronto Star — May 8, 2014 Magna International Inc. says it has no plans […]

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Columbia University Earth Institute: Wind energy has “alarmingly high failure rate”

Konrad Yakabuski — Globe and Mail — November 11, 2013 Former NASA scientist James Hansen earned a reputation for hyperbole with his claim that unlocking Alberta’s oil sands would mean “game over” for the climate. So, his latest assertion – that saving the planet requires a big increase in nuclear power – naturally warrants skepticism. […]

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Ontario’s Future: Brussels fears European ‘industrial massacre’ sparked by energy costs

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (in Cernobbio, Italy) — The Telegraph — Sept. 8, 2013 Europe’s industry is being ravaged by exorbitant energy costs and an over-valued euro, blighting efforts to reverse years of global manufacturing decline. “We face a systemic industrial massacre,” said Antonio Tajani, the European industry commissioner. Mr Tajani warned that Europe’s quixotic dash for […]

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Wildlife Society publishes new study documenting high bird and bat kills by wind turbines

Teresa Platt — National Center for Public Policy Research — April 19, 2013 The Wildlife Society Bulletin just published a selection of studies on Wind Energy and Wildlife Conservation including an important new study by Dr. K. Shawn Smallwood, “Comparing Bird and Bat Fatality-Rate Estimates Among North American Wind Energy Projects.” Smallwood earned his Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of […]

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Ontario paying a high price for Green Energy Act

Scott Stinson — National Post — April 11, 2013 The handy thing about the Ontario Liberals’ spectacular mishandling of the energy file, as an example of poor governance, is that there is really something for everyone. A shameless political decision that came with a significant cost to the treasury? Hello, gas-plant cancellations. A deliberate attempt […]

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Rural municipalities fight wind farms with high fees

John Spears — Toronto Star — March 22, 2013 Two rural Ontario municipalities are putting expensive new hurdles in front of wind farms in their communities. Councils in Bluewater, on the Lake Huron shoreline, and West Grey, about 165 kilometres northwest of Toronto, have passed bylaws squeezing more money from prospective wind developments. Politicians say […]

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U.S. — Wind Intermittency and the Production Tax Credit: A High Cost Subsidy for Low Value Power

Jonathan A. Lesser, PHD — Continental Economics — October 2012 To read extensive and thorough report on why subsidies for wind energy should end, click here

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Green Energy Said to Drive Up Bulgarian Electricity Bills

Novinite.com — May 26, 2012 Electricity bills in Bulgaria will go up by 10% as of July 1, 2012, because of thegreen energy charges paid by consumers, according to Angel Semerdzhiev, head of the State Commission for Energy and Water Regulation (DKEVR). Even though Semerdzhiev has justified the hike with the green energy cost, critics have pointed out that there […]

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