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Trillium accuses Liberals of destroying wind farm lawsuit documents

Richard Blackwell — Globe and Mail — June 1, 2015 An offshore wind farm developer that is in the midst of a lawsuit against the province of Ontario is now accusing the Liberal government of destroying documents related to its case. In a notice of motion filed with the Ontario Superior Court, Trillium Power Wind […]

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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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Australia’s Wind Turbines May Stop Spinning as Banks Foreclose

Giles Parkinson — ReNew Economy — September 1, 2014 Australian analysts have warned that some of the country’s wind farms could be forced to close down under proposals made by the Abbott government’s RET Review panel. Insiders are aghast at the assumptions made by the panel about the possibility of closing the scheme to new […]

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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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U.S. Forest Service Drafting Plans to Replace Half of National Forests with Wind Farms

“Buried deep in that new document are tables that deem half of the 5 million acres of land are suitable for wind farms” Are wind farms on the way for our local national forests? Davis Wahlman — KEPRTV – May 2, 2014 TRI-CITIES, Wash. — If you’re one of the thousands of people who hike, […]

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Ornithologists: money for nothing and birds for free

Originally posted on NO MORE LIES !:
Manipulating eagles and other birds is kind of fun, exciting for sure Picture: bald eagle fitted with radio transmitter and harness. Feathers, ruffled by transmitter & harness, will lose their insulation quality. Quotes from an article in East County Magazine: http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/14638 “Several witnesses reported a mortality rate of 90%…

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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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Plans for wind farms in France are facing Fierce Opposition

Skynews — November 17, 2013 Plans to dot France with wind farms are facing fierce opposition from critics worried they will blight a landscape that has helped make the country the world’s top tourist destination. France relies heavily on nuclear power but is working to shift to renewable energy sources and triple by 2020 its […]

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Wisconsin Bill would make it easier to sue wind farms

Dan Haugen — Midwest Energy News — November 14, 2013 Wisconsin legislators are scheduled to take up a bill next week that would make it easier for people to sue for perceived health symptoms and property value impacts they attribute to wind turbines. Under the proposal, anyone living within 1.5 miles of a wind turbine […]

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Australia: “Let’s Get Rid of all the Useless Wind Farms”

Terry McCrann — Herald Sun (AU) — October 2013 I STILL have a dream. Of that one day when we start pulling down all the utterly useless, landscape-blighting, bird-killing, people-punishing, so-called wind farms. We’ll leave a few, some stripped of their turbines, some left with a blade to turn lazily and even more uselessly in […]

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UK — Wind farms are ‘green vandalism driven by greed’

Villagers fight plans for four wind farm developments as firms rush to take up lucrative subsidies Cole Moreton — The Telegraph — October 13, 2013 The village of Orston used to be the sort of place where nothing ever happened. People liked it that way. The most notable thing about this quiet, leafy settlement in […]

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Exclusive: UN ruling puts future of wind farms in Britain in jeopardy

Tribunal warns that the Government acted illegally by denying public participation Margareta Pagano –The Independent —  August 27, 2013 Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary […]

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Large Wind Farms Might Produce Less Energy Than Thought

Mila Luleva — The Green Optimistic — March 2013 A study conducted by scientists from University of North Carolina and Harvard University claims that global wind power resources have been significantly overestimated. Amanda S Adams and David W Keith state that production levels of 2 to 7 watts per square meter, estimated before, are unrealistic […]

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Critics call Ontarios wind farms a disaster, but Chiarelli promises peace with municipalities

Critics call Ontario’s wind farms ‘a disaster’ in rural areas but Energy Minister Chiarelli says government is working with municipalities Michael Lapointe — Hill Times — August 13, 2013 Ontario is making major changes to its growing wind energy sector, providing municipalities more say over where turbines will be located and more revenue from projects. […]

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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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