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An ill-wind in Ontario

Tom Harris — The Toronto Sun — July 18, 2015 Environmentalists often talk about people whose lives are ruined by man-made global warming. But they never mention the lives that are devastated by misguided climate change policy. There is no better example than the debilitating human health impacts of the hundreds of thousands of industrial […]

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Scotland: Excellent News Video on the Ending of Onshore Wind Subsidies

Scotland has decided to end onshore wind subsidies. The clip is 18 minutes long but the issues addressed in this news clip are identical to those seen in every other community and country around the world that has plunged into the wind nightmare. Interesting to listen to the argument about whether local communities should have […]

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New Video from France: Wind Energy – The Big Swindle

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Scotland: Gagging on Wind Power

From Energy Matters: – January 2015 I last looked into the details and consequences of Scottish energy policy in the pre-referendum post Scotch on the ROCs. The expansion of Scottish renewables is progressing at breakneck speed and the purpose of this post is to update on where we are and where we are heading whether anyone […]

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Wind Energy’s Bluster Peters Out

Marita Noon — Heartland Institute — January 12, 2015 Touted as “America’s first offshore wind project,” Cape Wind became one of America’s most high-profile and most controversial wind-energy projects. Fourteen years in the making, estimated at $2.6 billion for 130 turbines, covering 25 square miles in Nantucket Sound off the coast of Massachusetts, the Cape […]

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Wind Syndrome: Public Health Crisis

By H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D  —  The Heartland Institute — December 12, 2014 Wind farms are a “human health hazard,” or so concludes Wisconsin’s Brown County Health Board (BCHB) with regard to the Shirley Wind Project, owned by Duke Energy (DE). The board’s action has put Duke Energy on the defensive; the power company now […]

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U.S. — Turbines boosting governments’ bank accounts

(More than likely, this explains the Ontario Liberals deep obsession to building more of these behemoths, when we already have a surplus of electricity in this province — DQ) Tracy Moss — The News Gazette — November 23, 2014 In its first year on the property tax rolls, the California Ridge wind farm contributed more than […]

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From Save the Eagles International: Birds and Wind Farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 10th, 2014 Birds and wind farms In an article published in the Guardian on November 7th, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is quoted saying that since 1980, across 25 European countries, house sparrow numbers have declined by 147 million, a 62% drop to 90 million. According to […]

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Oklahoma Wind Company Tries to Get Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed because Plaintiffs Aren’t a Proper Organization

Washington Examiner — October 6, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – Apex has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit against it over its $452 million wind farm, which the plaintiffs claim is a nuisance that devalues their homes. Apex claims the Oklahoma Wind Action Association does not appear to be an appropriate […]

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NAPAW: Downloadable request for USFWS to Cancel Eagle “Take” Permits for Wind Developers

This is a plea for Canadians and Americans from North American Platform Against Wind to print and send via snail mail to USFWS regarding the 30 year horrific permit for Eagle “takes.” Just download, print, write your comments, and mail. Email comments to the bank is complete, so this is what we have to do. There are […]

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UK: Opposing Wind Turbines is NOT Anti-Green

Keith Bryer — Business Report — August 8, 2014 The intolerance of dissenting views by the Green Lobby is an unpleasant aspect of some of its members. They are perhaps unaware that tolerance of difference is a pillar of democracy and essential to individual freedom. But, whatever the reasons for vitriolic attacks on those against […]

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Massachusetts: Noise From Hoosac Wind Angers Neighbours As Turbines Exceed Noise Levels by 7 DB

Scott Stafford — Berkshire Eagle — August 10, 2014 CLARKSBURG — News that noise coming from the wind turbines in the Hoosac Wind project exceeded state standards has some of the project’s neighbors calling for action, and others shrugging their shoulders. “My expectation is for that project to comply with state standards,” said Larry Lorusso, […]

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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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U.K.: Industrial Wind and Solar — A License for Greed

Wind and sun power create a charter for hostility and greed Western Morning News (UK) — July 8, 2014 Rash of single wind turbines and solar farms creates more than ugliness, writes Martin Hesp. The holiday season is underway and people from all over the country have been heading west, which is obviously good for […]

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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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