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Eating or heating: the stark choice for many Brits as energy prices soar

Die Weldt — December 16, 2013 In the UK thousands are struggling with rising energy costs. After last winter’s record number of deaths from cold weather, pressure is mounting on the government to force energy companies to help the most vulnerable. An estimated 31,000 people died from the effects of cold weather last winter, many […]

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Ontario welcomes Energy Poverty similar to Germany and the UK

Jatin Nathwani — The Globe and Mail — December 9, 2013 The sting of high electricity costs – and the potential for more pain in the near term – has decisively punctured Ontario’s infatuation with high-cost renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. “Achieving Balance” – the latest version of the province’s Long-Term Energy Plan – […]

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Under the category of “You just can’t make this $#it up”…. Baroness says that electric blankets are a great way for people who can’t afford their electricity bill to stay warm.

(Editor’s Note:  Doesn’t this sound EXACTLY like something either Bob Chiarelli or Kathleen Wynne would say to the serfs in Ontario? — DQ) Georgia Graham — The Telegraph (UK) — December 3, 2013 People should use electric blankets to reduce their energy bills a Conservative peer has said. Baroness Rawlings, a former Government whip, said […]

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UK Environmentalist rejects the lure of big bucks from wind company: “I’d rather have nuclear power instead of a wind facility”

Adam Richard — Basingstoke Gazette — November 25, 2013   AN ENVIRONMENTAL campaigner has said he would prefer to see a nuclear power station rather than wind turbines sited on land south of Whitchurch. Douglas Paterson, chairman of pressure group Keep Hampshire Green, has criticised energy firm EDF Renewables’ plan for a 14-turbine wind farm […]

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Wind power firm unable to answer how efficient wind turbines are

No evidence of efficiency of turbines, says wind power firm A company linked to a number of wind farms in the North East UK appeared stumped when asked how efficient its turbines are Brian Daniels — The Journal — November 20, 2013 A company linked to a number of wind farms in the North East […]

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Warning for the upcoming winter season! Britain to be hit by entirely typical weather!!

From The Daily Mash (UK) TEMPERATURES in the UK are going to fall sharply over the coming weeks because that is what happens at this time of year, it has been claimed. Meteorologists believe that winter, a spell of short, cold days commonly defined as a season, will be more or less exactly what you […]

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UK — ‘Turbines amount to industrialisation’ say campaign group

Grantham Journal — November 16, 2013 Campaigners fighting plans to build five wind turbines each standing 126m say the application amounts to the industrialisation of the countryside north of Grantham. The plans submitted by RWE npower would see the turbines built at Temple Hill, north of Brandon. The plans appear to have united people in […]

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Renowned UK Environmentalist David Bellamy slams wind turbines — Destroying our countryside for profit

Tip of the hat to Garryhinch Wind Energy Awareness Group for this find. “Wind farms do not work. They are a blot on the landscape.” The Journal (UK) — October 26, 2011 ENVIRONMENTALIST David Bellamy has spoken out on how wind farms are destroying our landscapes for profit. ENVIRONMENTALIST David Bellamy has spoken out on how wind […]

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UK — It’s showdown time for our insane ‘green’ energy policy

Politicians are complaining about rises in fuel bills that are largely the result of their own actions Christopher Booker — The Telegraph — October 12, 2013 Three events last week brought nearer the showdown that will have to come over the multiple green insanities that in recent years have hijacked Britain’s energy policy. Although two […]

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UK’s wind farm policy in doubt after grandmother’s UN victory

Rachel Watson — Herald Scotland — August 31, 2013 A SCOTTISH grandmother has won a United Nations victory over the UK Government. Christine Metcalfe, from Argyll, appeared before the UN to argue that the British Government had failed to fully inform the public about the negative effects of wind farms. Mrs Metcalfe, who travelled to […]

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(From the UK) More Information needed on wind turbines

Letter to the Editor — Offaly Express — July 30, 2013 I see that the wind farm companies are engaged in an information exercise in the local papers in order to create an impression that the proposed midlands wind farm projects are a good thing and that the people really should embrace them. The Midlands […]

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UK — Lord Stephen facing questions over wind farm ’empire’

Simon Johnson — The Telegraph — August 12, 2013 A Liberal Democrat peer was today facing questions over his support for wind farms in the House of Lords after it was reported he is a director of 10 renewable energy companies. Lord Stephen of Lower Deeside has repeatedly spoken in favour of wind energy, warning […]

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UK — Wind Energy firms paid £30 million a year to stand idle — Is there anything about the wind industry that isn’t absolutely insane?

Wind farms paid £30 million a year to stand idle because the grid can’t cope with all the energy they produce Wind farms paid millions when National Grid is unable to use their energy Last weekend alone energy firms were paid £3.1million to switch off Nick McDermott — Daily Mail — August 9, 2013 Wind […]

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The London Array — An ecological disaster

Winds of change blowing through UK energy as world’s biggest offshore wind farm opens After the world’s largest wind farm was opened in the Thames Estuary, its developer tells Emily Gosden why the naysayers are wrong. Emily Gosden — The Telegraph — July 5, 2013 Benj Sykes is none too familiar with the red-throated diver. […]

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Blackouts looming for the UK due to cockamamie Wind Farm schemes which are a total failure

Stephen Pollard — The Express — June 29, 2013 MY first political memory is of darkness. More specifically it is from the 1973/74 miners’ strike and the then energy secretary Patrick Jenkin imploring the nation to brush our teeth in the dark and save energy. I thought it was rather funny seeing this strange man […]

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