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Do you agree?

(Reprint from 2009) The dire need to stop global warming with an aggressive renewable energy plan for Ontario outstrips potential damage to sensitive environmental areas, says Marion Fraser, a founding member of the Green Energy Act Alliance.   The Sarnia Observer

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Follow the Funding! **Must Watch**

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Wind turbines only add to environmental problems

Guelph Mercury Does Ontario’s energy minister really expect taxpayers to believe the same old green spin? His own experts at Ontario Power Authority concluded that adding any substantial amount of wind power to Ontario’s grid “would result in higher greenhouse … Continue reading

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Silence from supporters of windfarms shows problems starting to register

Owen Sound Sun Times The editors of the Creemore Echo recently apologized to their readers for not providing a balanced view of the issues of industrial wind turbines (IWTs) because they had received no comments from supporters. A local group … Continue reading

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“They’re Not Green” Episodes 10 Now Released

Video Series Produced by Nettie Peña   http://web.me.com/thrnotgreen/thrnotgreen

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Nextera told by 400 at meeting to Leave Town!

The quality of the questions from ordinary people, their determination to gain back control over their own destiny and reinstitute democracy was very impressive. DURHAM – It was an amazing meeting!  There were around 400 people in attendance.   The wind … Continue reading

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Deal amounts to an ‘attractive greenwashing’

By Randall Denley, The Windsor Star The deal had a familiar shape. One partner was a successful international consortium with deep pockets and manufacturing expertise, the other a backward jurisdiction so hungry for jobs that it had to pay the … Continue reading

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John “Conflict of Interest” Gerretsen’s Efficiency Numbers are Misleading

Credit:  By Paul Schliesmann, The Whig Standard A retired Queen’s University physics professor says wind farms don’t live up to the hype generated by energy companies and governments. John Harrison says that for the final six months of 2009, the … Continue reading

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Wind farms produced ‘practically no electricity’ during Britain’s cold snap

Telegraph.co.uk  By Rowena Mason Wind farms produced “practically no electricity” during the cold snap which manufacturers’ groups say could lead to severe winter energy shortages. The cold weather has been accompanied by high pressure and a lack of wind, which … Continue reading

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How to Spot Propaganda Techniques of the Wind Industry

1.  NAME CALLING or STEREOTYPING: Giving a person or an idea a bad label by using an easy to remember pejorative name. This is used to make us reject and condemn a person or idea without examining what the label really … Continue reading

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Capacity Factor of Ontario Wind Energy Generating Facilities

July 2009 – November 2009 Capacity factor (efficiency) given as a percentage of the nameplate power output.

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Ask questions about wind turbines

The Regional News This Week (Haldimand Norfolk area) My family and I moved into Walpole Township 20 years ago made it home and raised our children. I have never offered my thoughts or opinions to a newspaper before, but after … Continue reading

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Governed by the ill wind of deception

This weekend it was revealed that a report commissioned by a government department into the noise made by wind turbines and the effect on those who live near them had been quietly doctored……And what of the other reports into noise, … Continue reading

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Oil still fuels the green state of Denmark

Globe and Mail  Eric Reguly Something is rotten: Despite wind power, fossil fuels still dominate electricity production Denmark oozes green. Its capital, Copenhagen, won the moral right to host next month’s climate change summit in good part because Denmark seems … Continue reading

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Gas, not wind, is replacing coal

Toronto Star Wind is not replacing coal; gas is. Natural gas will need to be burned in gas-fired power plants whether the demand on the grid is high or low and whether or not the wind is blowing. Gas is … Continue reading

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McGuinty blows smoke on wind

The Ontario government needs to start giving us some straight answers on ‘green’ energy By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN, TORONTO SUN Normally, I don’t write about problems I encounter in getting information from government because I feel it’s too “inside baseball” for … Continue reading

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Dirty Wind-power War

Terence Corcoran  National Post In the PR war over subsidies, the wind industry appears to be waging a dirty war. When industries look for government subsidies for money-losing propositions, a common business model these days, one of the most important … Continue reading

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Climatism and the new green industrial state

By Terence Corcoran, Financial Post …At the Copenhagen climate conference in December, no group looks forward more fervently than big business to a global carbon control agreement filled with firm targets, big tax increases and massive subsidies for special interests … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secret – Amy Tang’s “Omission”

Owen Sound Sun Times The front-page story headlined “Turbines part of green plan” (Sun Times, Oct.10/09), is a perfect example of how our provincial government is misleading the public with regard to the issue of wind turbines. Amy Tang, identified … Continue reading

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In Dalton McGuinty’s Ontario, all I expect is a bigger hydro bill

By CONNIE WOODCOCK  Toronto Sun There’s a farmer in Northumberland County, east of Oshawa, who wants to build a house for his daughter on his farm, but he can’t because he’s on the heavily protected Oak Ridges Moraine. But it’s … Continue reading

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Pied Piper Has Hit Ontario!

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Ontario Farmer Reports on CanWEA Conference

ONTARIO FARMER Glenn Powell   Sept 29, 2009 Excerpt: To Prince Edward County councillor Monica Alyea, the wind energy developers have a lot to learn when it comes to public relations.  She attacked the industry for using slick, promotional gimmicks. “You … Continue reading

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‘Green’ jobs and red ink

Sun Media With news Ontario is negotiating with South Korea’s Samsung Group for wind turbines and solar panels in a deal Energy Minister George Smitherman says could bring billions of dollars of investment and hundreds of green jobs to the … Continue reading

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Everyone is Protected and Subsidized Except the Consumer

Ontario’s iron-fisted energy model    Posted: September 30, 2009,  NP Editor  By Terence Corcoran At the G20 Pittsburgh summit, Canada endorsed a commitment to end subsidies to fossil fuel industries and step up subsidies to renewable energy sources. “We commit to…stimulate … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure Needed on McGuinty Wind Contracts

By Antonella Artuso, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief   Toronto Sun Ontarians need to know exactly how provincial government contracts for wind-generated electricity will impact their hydro bills, Tory energy critic John Yakabuski says. “I think we need full disclosure on these … Continue reading

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Carol Mitchell, MPP Refuses to Help Sick Families

UPDATE September 11, 2009:   Carol Mitchell has been named Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.  Mitchell will work in a stewardship role to provide overall direction and leadership for health care within the province. My family doctor … Continue reading

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Windmills Are Killing Our Birds

Wall Street Journal By ROBERT BRYCE, Managing Editor of Energy Tribune One standard for oil companies, another for green energy sources. Michael Fry of the American Bird Conservancy estimates that U.S. wind turbines kill between 75,000 and 275,000 birds per … Continue reading

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Analysis of the GEA Regulations

Analysis of Proposed Content for the Renewable Energy Approval Regulation under the Environmental Protection Act Download full document here

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Green policies offer fascinating case study in the difference between real PR and fake PR

Canadian Energy Issues  by Steve Aplin All of which means that when the greens call for wind, they are really calling for natural gas. When Ontarians read newspaper headlines in 2015 saying that provincial GHGs are as bad as they … Continue reading

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24.3% Increase: McGuinty and Smitherman Have Clearly Pulled a Fast One

To voice your opinion email boardsec@oeb.gov.on.ca  Reference:  EB-2009-0096  Deadline: September 16th 2009 (Ottawa, ON) – Energy Critic John Yakabuski (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP) said today that Dalton McGuinty and George Smitherman have clearly pulled a fast one on Ontario electricity customers. Yakabuski … Continue reading

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