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Ontario: The New Argentina, but Don’t Cry for This Province. It has Mainly Itself to Blame.

(Tip o’ the hat to Matthew for this article.) Lakehead University Professor Livio Di Matteo — Net News Ledger — June 16, 2014 THUNDER BAY – EDITORIAL – Ontarians have re-elected a government whose decade long reign dovetails with the lowest growth rate of provincial real per capita GDP in the Canadian federation. In the […]

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Article on New Ohio Setback Law Reveals Lots of Problems with the American Wind Industry as a Whole

New Ohio Law Requires Wind Turbines To Be Built Farther From Homes Science 2.0 — June 17, 2014 Wind energy advocates were pressing Ohio Governor John Kasich to use his line-item veto to remove what they called an anti-wind-energy provision from a tax-cutting budget bill – a requirement that new installations be built further away […]

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Netherlands Opening Three New Coal Fired Power Plants

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:
By Paul Homewood ? h/t Alex Henney E.ON Benelux power station Maasvlakte, Rotterdam ? As well as the tranche of new coal fired power stations being opened in Germany this year, Alex Henney alerts me to a similar situation in the Netherlands, where three more…

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Will The Overselling Of Global Warming Lead To A New Scientific Dark Age?

Patrick Michaels — Forbes — February 4, 2014 Will the overselling of climate change lead to a new scientific dark age? That’s the question being posed in the latest issue of an Australian literary journal, Quadrant, by Garth Paltridge, one of the world’s most respected atmospheric scientists. Paltridge was a Chief Research Scientist with the […]

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Germany’s contribution to Earth Day. Six more NEW coal plants for 2013!

Paul Homewood — The GWPF — April 22, 2013 Germany’s dash for coal continues apace. Following on the opening of two new coal power stations in 2012, six more are due to open this year, with a combined capacity of 5800MW, enough to provide 7% of Germany’s electricity needs. Including the plants coming on stream […]

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UK — Wind farm developers face new wave of opposition from MPs

Edward Malnick — The Telegraph — April 14, 2013 Wind farm developers are facing a dramatic escalation of opposition from dozens of MPs who say they will fight every application in their constituencies. The MPs, many of whom have until now only opposed particular proposals, believe their intervention will make it more difficult for planning […]

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Michigan neighbors sue to shut down new wind farm

John Upton — Grist.org — April 10, 2013 Neighbors of a 56-turbine wind farm built last year in Mason County, Mich., have filed a lawsuit claiming that the turbines have negatively affected their health and wealth and should be shut down. The lawsuit [PDF], filed by 17 property owners in a community along the east shore […]

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Indiana county declares moratorium on new wind farms

Associated Press — April 9, 2013 TIPTON, Ind. (AP) – A central Indiana county has issued a moratorium on new wind farms just weeks after it gave the go-ahead to a proposed $300 million wind farm. Tipton County Commissioners voted Monday to suspend acceptance of new zoning applications for wind farms through Oct. 1 or […]

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The Quixotes will be away for a few days. New international chat forum on the horizon

Quixotes will be taking a brief hiatus for a couple of days this week.  In the meantime, check out our list of Wind Warriors under our banner.   Or click the link here. We have 684 active anti-wind groups from around the world. When we return later this week, we’ll be looking at opening up […]

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Under new rules, Ontario wind farm operators will continue to get paid, even when power curbed

John Spears — Toronto Star — March 4, 2013 Ontario wind power companies have reached an agreement that will curb electricity output from wind turbines when there’s surplus power on the grid. In return, the companies will get compensated for lost output, within certain limits. The agreement puts an end to a dispute before the […]

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The arrogance and condescension of the Liberal Party of Ontario towards rural citizens continues….

Susan Hundertmark — Seaforth Huron Expositor — February 6, 2013 While Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson sees new provincial Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne as “much the same” as her predecessor, Huron delegates for the local Liberals are saying Wynne is the woman to solve the problems facing Ontario. “Oh, goodness. Here we go again,” said Thompson […]

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Germany — 1,000 new wind turbines in 2012 but no more power produced than in 2011

January 30, 2013 For the wind energy sector in Germany, business in 2012 was good. By the end of the year, a total of around 23,000 wind turbines throughout the country were producing electricity – 1,000 more than in 2011. But despite the increase in the number of units, the amount of electricity they contributed […]

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The List gets Longer as another Anti-wind site (on loss of property value) opens in Ontario

From Central Bruce Wind Action A new site on the loss of property value from IWT’s has been added to the dozens and dozens across this province.  I’ve looked the site over and I liked what I saw. http://windturbinepropertyloss.org/site/ On this site you will be able to easily access worldwide information about property loss, income […]

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Australia — Wind farm lobbyists deny more rules are needed

Nick Perry — The Australian — November 14, 2012 WIND farms don’t need further rules about noise levels because the existing regulations are among the toughest in the world, a Senate hearing has been told. An inquiry on Wednesday examined a Senate bill seeking to refuse certification to wind farms that exceed normal background noise […]

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Halt new wind turbines pending health study report

Editorial — St Catharines Standard — July 12, 2012 Now that Health Canada has announced the first comprehensive, made-in-Canada review of the health impacts of wind turbines, Ontario should halt construction of any new turbines. Accusations that the large electricity generators make people who live near them sick have been flying since the McGuinty government […]

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