Cobourg wants control over green energy projects

town of cobourgNorthumberland News
COBOURG — The Town of Cobourg is set to pass a resolution aimed at restoring the community’s control over renewable energy projects, while protecting the Oak Ridges Moraine from industrial wind turbine development. The move comes despite a request from the Green Party, calling on the Town to suspend its decision, until such time as the merits of regional energy plans are reviewed.

Ralph Torrie of the Northumberland-Quinte West Green Party requested the resolution, prepared by Deputy Mayor Stan Frost, be simply received for information. “When an issue like this stirs up as much concern and worry … it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger perspective, and the other points of view on the issue,”he said.”The Green Party is a supporter of green power, and we think that it has a very critical role to play in the future of the province’s electricity system.”  Read article

7 thoughts on “Cobourg wants control over green energy projects

  1. ”The Green Party is a supporter of green power, and we think that it has a very critical role to play in the future of the province’s electricity system.” So therefore the Green Party must believe it’s acceptable that last summer, on the hottest days, wind power was only able to produce 1/10 of 1% of the needed electricity in Ontario. And they think this is “a very critical role”?

  2. Let me paraphrase….. Based on strong community experience, installation of Industrial Wind turbine projects, if unaddressed, will create profound changes to society, almost all of which will be negative. It is difficult to overstate the importance of this issue. Stand firm Cobourg!!

  3. Isn’t this Ralph Torrie aware of the connections of Elizabeth May of the Green Party to a Rockefeller and Maurice Strong?

  4. I joined the Green Party several years ago – about 2 federal elections back. Seemed like a good idea at the time – I was looking for an alternative to the ‘other’ parties. Then I realized it was just another political party, so I didn’t renew.
    You can’t tell them apart without a program.

  5. Ralph Torrie – a ‘rock star’

    ‘[excerpt] ‘Based on strong scientific evidence, climate change, if unaddressed, will create profound changes to society, almost all of which will be negative.’Ralph Torrie, Northumberland-Quinte West Green Party’

    Just in case – you missed the concert.

    • I though that we had done enough…
      http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/06/13/no-significant-warming-for-17-years-4-months/

      As Anthony and others have pointed out, even the New York Times has at last been constrained to admit what Dr. Pachauri of the IPCC was constrained to admit some months ago. There has been no global warming statistically distinguishable from zero for getting on for two decades.

      The NYT says the absence of warming arises because skeptics cherry-pick 1998, the year of the Great el Niño, as their starting point. However, as Anthony explained yesterday, the stasis goes back farther than that. He says we shall soon be approaching Dr. Ben Santer’s 17-year test: if there is no warming for 17 years, the models are wrong.

      Usefully, the latest version of the Hadley Centre/Climatic Research Unit monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly series provides not only the anomalies themselves but also the 2 σ uncertainties.

      Superimposing the temperature curve and its least-squares linear-regression trend on the statistical insignificance region bounded by the means of the trends on these published uncertainties since January 1996 demonstrates that there has been no statistically-significant warming in 17 years 4 months:

      Or maybe it’s that we did not have to do anything….

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