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Denise Wolfe Data Review of the Health Canada Study on Wind Turbines

This is a DRAFT (and far from exhaustive) review of the information provided by Health Canada (HC) pertaining to the HC Wind Turbine Noise Study and is designed to serve as a starting point for further discussion. A review of the information provided by Health Canada with regards to the preliminary results published on the […]

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Another great article from Wind Farm Realities — Degrading performance of IWT’s

Wind Farm Realities — September 20, 2012 Some History/Background About 6 months ago John Harrison started calculating how the performance of wind turbinesdegrades over time.  He noted that as projects are in place over a number of years that their Capacity Factor (the percentage of their nameplate capacity that they actually generate) annually decreased somewhere […]

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Wind Turbines — Wildlife Killers Extraordinaire

— KELSEY DAYTON Star-Tribune staff writer — November 28, 2011 LANDER — Wind farms and golden eagles seem to have trouble coexisting. But conservationists, biologists and energy companies agree:  No one really knows what harm wind farms cause to golden eagles and their numbers. The available data, science and policy haven’t caught up with the […]

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In My Dreams….Taking One with Me

Do all of you remember that scene from the movie “Tremors”, at the end when Burt (played by Michael Gross) says that if it comes to it, he’s going to walk out amongst the graboids and let them take him down while holding onto a stick of dynamite? Well, that’s the point I’ve come to […]

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Threats from industrial wind turbines to Ontario’s wildlife and biodiversity

by Keith Stelling, MA, MNIMH, Dip. Phyt., MCPP and Scott Petrie, PhD The dwindling areas of wetland and other specialized ecosystems which provide habitat for threatened and endangered species are especially vulnerable to disturbance and degradation from this form of rural industrialization. Migratory avian species including raptors, waterfowl, waterbirds, passerines and bats are particularly vulnerable […]

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