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The EU wants to spend $7 TRillion on projects that do nothing to fight climate change

The EU proposes spending that much on projects that will barely reduce temperatures or lower sea levels. Bjorn Lomborg — Project Syndicate — November 29, 2013 Today’s policies to combat climate change cost much more than the benefits they produce. Unfortunately, bad political choices often make these policies even less cost-effective. Consider the European Union’s 20-20 […]

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Environmentalists split on Green Energy Projects

With wind and solar farms proposed for protected areas, some environmentalists are taking the awkward position of opposing green projects. Rachel Mendleson — The Toronto Star — August 5, 2013 Cindy Sutch, who lives amid the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, about 45 kilometres northeast of Oshawa, is a vocal advocate for the […]

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Wind Farm Projects Benefit the Few

John F. Floyd — Gadsden Times — April 5, 2013 They rise up from the ground like giant daisies. The wind turbines dotting the landscape of Tipton County, Ind., are either ugly behemoths or marvels of new technology. The definition is in the eye of the beholder. After a visit to the recently constructed wind […]

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Chatham-Kent wind projects on schedule to continue the rape of rural Ontario

Vicki Gough — Chatham Daily News — March 3, 2013 What’s billed as the second largest wind energy project in Chatham-Kent is proceeding on schedule. The owner, GDF Suez Energy North America, with corporate headquarters in Houston, TX., is building two 55-turbine wind farms in the municipality. Called Erieau Wind Project and East Lake St. […]

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Alnwick/Haldimand Township places moratorium on wind projects

Valerie MacDonald — Northumberland Today — March 3, 2013 ALNWICK/HALDIMAND TOWNSHIP – With a packed council chambers backing The Alliance for the Protection of Northumberland Hills’s presentation against two industrial wind turbine farms near Grafton and Centreton on the Oak Ridges Moraine, Alnwick/Haldimand Township councillors concurred during last week’s meeting. In addition, councillors agreed to recommendations from […]

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Simcoe-Grey MPP’s bill would return local control to green energy projects

Madhunt.com — February 21, 2013 Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson has introduced private members legislation that seeks to return planning authority to municipal governments as it relates to renewable energy projects proposed in their communities. Mr. Wilson’s bill, entitled Restoring Planning Powers to Municipalities Act, 2013, would amend the Green Energy Act, 2009, that exempted projects […]

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Community members urged to fight local wind energy projects

Sarah Frank — MyKawartha.com — February 13, 2013 Information session offers insight into possible adverse health effects caused by wind turbines (NORWOOD) Prior to 2009, Barb Ashbee and her husband didn’t have any objections to wind turbines. After 133 wind towers went up near their home, northwest of Toronto, Ms Ashbee says she and her […]

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Wynne says Municipalities need more control over green projects. (Stop laughing. That’s what she said.)

Maryanne Firth — St. Catharines Standard — January 3, 2013 WELLAND – Kathleen Wynne wants municipalities to have more control over green energy projects. The provincial Liberal leadership candidate released her plan Thursday to support Ontario communities and enable them to prosper, including her intentions regarding the renewable energy sector. “We need to move forward with our […]

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West Lincoln council will not support future wind projects

Tom Wilkinson — West Niagara News — May 29, 2012 Opponents of wind energy urged West Lincoln council to do more to prevent wind turbines from going up, and applauded council for a motion to oppose any future wind projects or expansions of existing applications on Monday night. At the May 14 planning meeting, Ald. […]

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