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Why is one older person dying every seven minutes during the winter?

Special tip o’ the hat to “A New Little Ice Age Has Started“. Nordic countries have much harsher conditions in the cold months, yet mortality rates are lower than in the UK Dawn Foster — The Guardian — January 20, 2016 Over the last four winters, according to the latest official figures, nearly 120,000 people […]

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Déjà Vu: The UK Has Literally Run Out Of Money To Spend On Green Energy

Michael Bastasch — Daily Caller — July 16, 2015 First, investors were worried that Germany would not be able to finance the “greening” of its electrical grid, and now there are worries the U.K. is taking on too much debt to finance its own green-energy revolution. The U.K. Independent reports the government is “facing a […]

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UK: Green Energy Subsidies Spiralling Out Of Control

Tim Ross, Senior Political Correspondent — The Telegraph — July 4, 2015 Customers face paying £1.5billion more through their bills to subsidise wind farms, solar panels and biomas plants The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. Officials admitted that so-called “green” energy schemes will require […]

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Noise From UK wind farm to be investigated Due to Flood of Complaints

Campaigners calling for tighter government controls for wind farms have learned this week that noise consultants have been called in to record sound levels from eight turbines at Graveley. Debbie Davies — Hunts Post — May 6, 2015 Huntingdonshire District Council confirmed yesterday (Tuesday) it will be measuring levels at the Cotton Farm Wind Farm, […]

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UK: Electricity demand hits highest this winter – as wind power slumps to its lowest

Power demand hit its highest level this winter on Monday, but wind farms met just one per cent of the UK’s needs (Welcome to Ontariowe’s future — DQ) Emily Gosden — Energy Editor — The Telegraph — January 20, 2015 UK electricity demand hit its highest level this winter on Monday – while wind turbines […]

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UK: Seniors and Many Families with Children are Too Poor to Heat Their Homes Thanks to Skyrocketing Energy Bills

(The same situation is happening more often here in Ontario, as various charities report that they are already out of funds for the season to help those who can’t afford their electricity bills and the Auditor General has advised that Ontarians pay billions extra, unnecessarily, for hydro.  And still, the ridiculous green agenda steamrolls on. […]

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The Insanity is Not Confined to Ontario as the UK pays Wind Companies a Record £43 million to Switch Off Turbines

Wind farms have been paid a record £43 million to switch off turbines so far this year Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — November 9, 2014 Wind farms have been paid a record £43 million to switch off turbines so far this year, after Britain’s electricity network was unable to cope with the power they produced. The […]

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UK: A Green Mess

Andrew Stuttaford — National Review — October 18, 2014 With the right of the Tory party mutinous, and clear signs that the Conservatives’ support in their rural hinterland is drifting away, the decision by David Cameron to fire environment minister Owen Paterson, a leading figure on the Conservative right who also appeared to “get “ […]

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UK: Wind farms Paid Record Sums Not to Produce Electricity

Windy weather and low demand for electricity led to wind farm owners being paid a record amount to switch off turbines on Monday Edward Malnick — The Telegraph — August 12, 2014 Wind farms were paid a record sum of almost £3 million in a single day this week not to produce electricity. Strong winds […]

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UK Special Report: The True Cost of Our Wind Facilities

Thanks to Wind Energy’s Absurd for the find. Ben Robinson — Sunday Post — April 14, 2014 The true cost of the massive expansion of wind farms in England can today be revealed by a special Sunday Post investigation. Staggering new figures show turbine operators have been handed taxpayer-funded subsidies of £7 billion in just […]

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UK:Onward march of unnecessary wind turbines is a scam

Western Morning News — March 28, 2014 Environment Secretary Owen Paterson has been very much in the news over the Somerset flooding scandal – but another vital issue, on which he has been particularly outspoken, is being ignored by our Government… the onward march of totally unnecessary wind turbines, which are ruining the landscape of […]

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True Colours: Wind Developers abandoning plans for new turbines because it’s “no longer financially viable.”

Robert Mendick — The Telegraph (UK) — March 2, 2014 Developers are abandoning plans for new wind farms in Britain because they are “no longer financially viable”. The decision to scrap the wind farms is the first evidence that the spread of turbines across the country is being halted. It follows a radical overhaul by […]

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UK: Wind Companies cash in, reaping huge profits while families suffer blackouts

“In the past two weeks, as householders suffered power cuts, wind farms were paid £4.8million to switch off their turbines.” Energy firms cash in on storms by leaving wind turbines idle as some power companies boost takings by a THIRD Sam Greenhill, Rebecca Evans, Tim Shipman — Daily Mail (UK) — December 31, 2013 Figure […]

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UK– Councils waste millions on ineffective wind turbines that will take 190 years to repay

Claire Carter — The Telegraph — December 26, 2013 Energy experts condemned use of small wind turbines after Telegraph reveals many are so inefficient they will never repay their value, costing taxpayer hundreds of thousands of pounds Councils are wasting millions of pounds on wind turbines that are not working or will take hundreds of […]

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UK: Hundreds of businesses to be paid to switch off to prevent blackouts

Businesses could be paid to shut down from 4pm and 8pm on winter weekdays, under plans approved by regulator Ofgem  Emily Gosden — the Telegraph (UK) — December 19, 2013 Hundreds of businesses could be paid to switch off their power between 4pm and 8pm on winter weekdays as soon as next winter to prevent […]

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