Over 1300 Trucks needed to install ONE Wind Turbine

Smithville Turbine Opposition Party

The following chart is taken from page 23 of the NIAGARA REGION WIND FARM CONSTRUCTION PLAN REPORT.   1342 Truck Deliveries and Removals Per Turbine.  That’s 1342 x 77 turbines = 103 334 Heavy Industrial Trucks running up and down our country roads. If you want to help prevent this from happening then donate to the MAWT Inc. Legal Fund. Donate Now Before it’s to late!

103 334 Trucks.

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55 thoughts on “Over 1300 Trucks needed to install ONE Wind Turbine

  1. Well it’s going to be a lot more then they say.

    Next error had to redo cement on how many screw ups on the turbine bases, then the cable laid all wrong, and let’s not forget the vast amount of workers paid to drive around aimlessly for 10 months or so.

    I lost count of all the workers turning around with no knowledge of what site they were supposed to be at.

    I’d triple that number at the very least!

    Projects are started before plans are even set. So give me a break they have
    a number…on paper only folks!

    There’s NO way the footprint of the build will ever be made up by the wind!

  2. Tye,

    Renewable Energy World, Dec.3, 2014

    Renewable Energy Lowers Consumer Utility Bills in Alberta

    “and a result of the lack of subsidies and other financing aids, Alberta’s wind sector is by a handful of electric generators plus some oil and gas companies.”

    http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014/12/renewable-energy-lowers-consumer-utility-bills-in-alberta-canada

    Or Google the article.

    No subsidies for IWTs in Alberta. Could this be the reason Alberta companies install IWTs in Ontario where there are subsidies and tax breaks?

    Note oil and gas companies in Alberta wind business.

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  4. Tye, renewable energy is an industry/business. So you need to look at business information for this industry.

    Example: MextEra Energy Inc. is a public company in the renewable energy business in both Canada and the U.S. and is a U.S. company. So look for U.S. Security and Exchange/SEC filings in the U.S.

    This kind of search is also known as “searching Edgar” files.

    Use: http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html
    Enter: NextEra Energy Inc. or just NextEra Energy

    Select : NextEra Energy Inc. (click on the red numbers) to the left.

    Look for the Form 10-K which was filed 2012-02-28 for the year ended Dec.31, 2011. About 4 pages back as the most current filings are listed first.

    Go to: Part 1, Item 1A, page 25

    NEER is (NextEra Energy Resources)

    P.25.

    “NEER depends heavily on government polices, that support renewable energy and enhance the economic feasibility of developing and operating wind and solar energy projects in regions in which NEER operates or plans to develop and operate renewable energy facilities.”

    Portions of Canada provide incentives such as tax , RPS Feed-in Tariffs that support the sale of energy from renewable energy facilities from wind and solar.

    So this information from a renewable energy company supports the information, provided in the Renewable Energy World article of Dec. 3, 2014, about subsidies.

    Direct link to this information doesn’t always work. So follow the links to the information.

    • Tye, SEDAR/System for Electronic Documents Analysis and Retrieval

      All Canadian PUBLIC companies and investment funds are generally required to file their documents in the SEDAR system.

      http://www.sedar.com/sedar/faq_en.htm or http://www.sedar.com

      Compamy profiles lists the names of the companies.
      Search Data Base has company information.

      Hydro One, use search Data Base and enter company name and then select the reports and dates you want to look at.

      Hydro One

      Annual Information Form for the Year Ended Dec.31, 2013 which is a PDF 140 page report. This is different from the Annual Report.

      Summary Compensation Table, pp.113-119

      Director Compensation Table p.119 for what directors were paid.

      Might be able to just Google: Hydro One Annual Information Form 2013.

      • P. 119 of above report:

        Hydro One Inc. Board Chair. receives $150,000 per year.

        Sandra Pupatello is the current Board. Chair.

    • SEDAR , Annual Information Form

      TransAlta Renewables Inc., Year ended Dec.31, 2013 & Filled Feb.2, 2014, 47 + pages

      P.3,
      Corporate structure & % ownership.

      P.6.
      ICE STORM – EASTERN CANADA
      The December 2013 storm caused icing on turbine blades and required us to shut down some wind turbines. The impact lasted from 7-12 days. Production for a total of 25.6 GWh of lost production & approx. $2.6 million in lost revenues was the result.

      http://www.transaltarenewables.com/sites/default/files/2014_Annual_Information_Form_%28AIF%29_RNW%20-V37_SEDAR%20Filing.pdf

      Weather/storms have no effect on IWT production?

  5. K 2 Wind’s environmental footprint has been absolutely unbelievable to witness….such hypocrisy.

  6. I have a new post on my blog about the profit margins of Hydro One vs Other hydro utilities. You can check it out here : tyeselectricityblog.wordpress.com Let me know if there are any mistakes in the calculations.

    Thanks,
    Tye

  7. I have a new post on my blog about the profit margins of Hydro One vs Other hydro utilities. You can check it out here :

    tyeselectricityblog.wordpress.com

    Let me know if there are any mistakes in the calculations.

    Thanks,
    Tye

  8. Radicalism and activism –
    and you can pick your passion;
    make it a gut level issue.

    Right now Premier Social Justice’s passion is – secret committee on naughty adults;
    and, how this can be applied – for future introduction of physical education aka sex ed.

    The province is bankrupt –
    but, taxpayers must continue to fund liberal cronyism;
    and, the middle class must be destroyed;
    and, only then – the planet will be saved.

    I don’t get it.

    • Shop smart for the holidays!

      Buy tax free items like food. Grandma might like a nice roast beef for the coming year?

      Just buy taxable items for the children. Food purchases are good for farmers anyway.

  9. No wonder our country roads are now in such bad shape! To advance the cause, our Council, here in Haldimand County, waved half load season for 2014. 3 culverts, in front of our property, have now been “squashed closed”, by Avertex, on Samsung’s behalf! Wonder if they’ll be replaced before spring thaw or our next major rain storm??

  10. TD and Aboriginal Communities in Canada, 2013

    P.30
    Carbon Markets: A Potential Avenue for Sustainable Development

    “In 2013 we commissioned the International Institute for sustainable Development (IISD) to produce a policy paper exploring opportunities and challenges for First Nations to participate in carbon markets within North America. The policy paper will be published by mid-2014.”

    Karen Clarke-Whistler is Chief environmental Officer for TD Bank International Group

    Might need to Google this report.
    http://www.td.com/document/PDF/corporateresponsibility/TD-and-Aboriginal-Communities-in-Canada.pdf

    • International Institute Sustainable Development/ IISD

      Board includes:
      Lloyd Axworthy

      Friends of the Institute include:
      Jim MacNeill
      Brian Mulroney
      Maurice Strong

      Distinguished Fellows include:
      Jim MacNeill
      David Runnals
      Maurice Strong

      http://www.iisd.org/people/board

      ——————————————————————————————

      Pembina Institute

      Board includes:
      David Runnals, Pres.

      Pembina Advisory Council includes:

      Karen Clarke-Whistler, TD Bank International Group
      Preston Manning

      The carbon trail.

    • Tye, Nice slide show! Short and to the point.

      Renewable energy industry is greatly dependent on subsidies and other kinds of government assistance so you find renewable energy projects in places where they receive these “goodies” and not many in places that don’t offer any “goodies”.

      Problem is that it is so difficult to obtain the needed financial information to do a cost analysis. Can wind developments stand on their own without help?

      Alberta doesn’t have “benefits” so Alberta wind developers have come to Ontario? Otherwise operate at a loss in Alberta? Or don’t install IWTs?

    • When a business person makes an investment, they should perform a “Cost/Benefit Analysis.” (CBA)

      Ontario’s Auditor General Jim McCarter reported in 2011 that the Ontario government had NOT performed a CBA relating to “green energy” schemes. Some of us regard this as proof that Ontario government decision-makers breached the fiduciary responsibilities they owed. [Lying thieves like Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne] have an alternative take on this reality, and use “global warming” alarmism/fearmongering to attempt to convince [sheeple] their conduct is responsible, and not, in fact, lunatic.

      Try peforming a Cost/Benefit Analysis when the Benefits are ZERO.
      (If you try to divide by zero, you will get !ERROR!)

  11. Note to “Shocked & Disgusted” re: culverts in Haldimand County.

    What I meant was “Haven’t taken photos YET!” Phone call returned by Chris Franklin assuring me that he was contacting Samsung, on behalf of the County, to assess the situation. I can assure you that I’m NOT “relying on the municipality” nor am I “relying on” Samsung just like I didn’t “rely on” our Ontario Government or the Municipality to guard the residents of rural Ontario from harm!! In this case, you don’t “mitigate”, you REPLACE!! Nothing less is acceptable!

      • Barbara…… A Rep, sent by Samsung, showed up this afternoon to assess the situation with the culverts. He says they’ll be taking workers, from another crew, to make the needed repairs. They know about the problem and if nothing is done, in the next few days, I’ll be “after them” again. Don’t panic! There WILL be photos! My “proof” to this point is several eye-witnesses… neighbours, concerned farmers, and the municipality.

      • No panic but many people think their word will be taken as true but not when you are dealing with some companies that have a lot of political pull.

      • Seems to me that the first issues is that damage was done and the second issues is whether or not repairs were made.

        So photo the damage first.

    • Hey John E. And thanks for the update.

      Nice to hear U R getting their attention.
      Let us know how they cover it up.

      Don’t forget to swear!

  12. I made a new post on my blog about if I was running for premier of this province what some of my campaign look like. It is a PDF slideshow and you can check it out at my blog. Here is the link to my blog: tyeselectricityblog.wordpress.com

    Let me know your thoughts on my campaign

    Thanks,
    Tye

  13. I have made a new post onto my blog about the auditor generals report yesterday. It talks about what she said about Ontario’s electric system. You can check out my slideshow and blog here:

    tyeselectricityblog.wordpress.com

    Let me know your thoughts in the reply’s below

    Thanks,
    Tye

    • ‘[excerpt] “Why are my numbers more credible than hers?” Chiarelli said in response to a question at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
      “Electricity is very complex, is very difficult to understand. Some of our senior managers, in discussing these issues with some of the representatives from the auditor general’s office, had the feeling they didn’t understand some of the elements of it.”’

      ‘[excerpt] “I didn’t even read anything into it,” Lysyk said, noting she spent 10 years at Manitoba Hydro, has her CPA designation as an accountant, full auditor credentials and an MBA.
      “I know the work we did is good work, it’s solid. I’m comfortable with the electricity industry . . . . My staff who worked on this audit have worked on other energy audits and we bring specialists on to our audits and they help us.”’

      ‘[excerpt] Before the report was tabled, Premier Kathleen Wynne said “the auditor general brings a new set of eyes to the operation of government.”
      “We welcome accountability,” insisted Wynne.’

      ‘[excerpt] Key recommendations from the inquiry into the 2000 Walkerton tainted water disaster have not been implemented.’

    • The present government thought they could borrow their way out of the 2008/09 economic situation. Trying to borrow your way out of debt doesn’t work.

      Money that would have otherwise been spent on investing in new businesses has been shifted to renewable energy projects which created few jobs in Ontario.

      When renewable energy developers pay little or no taxes on what they net but have sucked up huge investment capital then tough questions should be asked about why this was allowed to happen.

      Raise the price of electricity in Ontario and drive out the companies that do pay taxes and employ people.

  14. Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp.

    CANACCORD/Genuity
    Daily Letter 1, Aug.15,2013

    Algonquin Power Analysis
    P.2
    “The company has about $1.1 billion in available tax attributes that should help defray the payment of cash taxes until 2022.”

    P.3
    Algonquin Power Projects List included:
    Amherst Island

    https://research.canaccordgenuity.com/_layouts/researchnoteviewer.aspx?pubid=95531

    How many more IWT companies are not paying taxes?

    This is a 2013 report but a 2014 report may not be out yet.

  15. Money Laundering in Canada
    Chasing Dirty and Dangerous Dollars

    Margaret E. Beare
    and Stephen Schneider

    (c) University of Toronto Press Incorporated 2007

    Printed on acid-free paper

    “1 Canadian Money-Laundering History
    and Legislative Framework

    Money laundering is a tactical imperative employed by cash-intensive
    criminal entrepreneurs to maximize their ability to use and enjoy the
    fruits of their illegal activity without attracting suspicion and/or gov-
    ernment interdiction. Within the criminal milieu, money laundering
    has taken on a life of its own and has become an integral component in
    the operations of criminal organizations, in part because of the dogged
    pursuit of illicit funds by law enforcement agencies. A distinct criminal
    career has opened up to provide laundering services. This career choice
    has its own distinct skill requirements — a law degree, an accounting
    credential, financial training, or links to the corporate world are all useful.
    An advantage of this criminal career is that, in some cases, one can main-
    tain the reputation of a legitimate white-collar professional while reaping
    the high commissions of a professional launderer.

    For much of this century, money laundering remained largely unde-
    fined and unrecognized as a criminal activity by lawmakers, police, the
    courts, and researchers. Nonetheless, there is evidence that professional
    criminals realized the importance of hiding or legitimizing their illicit
    proceeds during the formative years of Canadian organized crime.
    Historical literature suggests that the first conscious attempts at money
    laundering can be traced to the 1920s and 1930s, when strict temper-
    ance laws in Canada and the United Stated prompted a highly profit-
    able underground economy of liquor distilling and distribution. In the
    Prohibition era, Canadian distillers illegally reaped millions of dollars
    by supplying American and Canadian organizations, which in turn
    satiated a thirsty and receptive U.S. market. By the 1950s, gambling
    overtook bootlegging as the major source of revenue for North Ameri-
    can crime groups, but it was not until the late 1960s and beyond that
    money laundering came into its own due to the unprecedented revenue
    generated by the drug trade. Today, money laundering is tied to almost
    all profit-oriented criminal activity and has become an essential tactical
    component of organized crime.

    Below are some highlights in the history of money laundering in
    Canada. Many of the issues that are raised in this brief chronology will
    be discussed in greater detail in the following chapters.

    The 1920s and 1930s

    There is nothing new about money laundering. Even the ‘players’ may
    be quite similar – except now we have tended to stereotype various
    ethnic groups and certain criminal activities as being particularly prob-
    lematic. In reality, a diverse array of people, who have become very
    wealthy and ‘legitimate,’ made their money in criminal activity and
    managed to hide and retain these illicit proceeds. Several well-known
    ‘respectable’ wealthy families gained their economic base during the
    Prohibition era. For example, the Bronfman family transferred hun-
    dreds of thousands of dollars in profits from illegal liquor distribution
    to a branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia located offshore. This was
    considered the first large-scale money-laundering operation involving
    Canadian groups.

    This example also provides an illustration of the roles that ‘money
    laundering,’ as it is now called, and lawyers have played in the accu-
    mulation of wealth by some of the most elite of Canadian and American
    society. In 1934 charges were laid against sixty individuals for tax eva-
    sion relating to smuggling – including four Bronfmans. Saint-Pierre and
    Miquelon (the French islands off the south coast of Newfoundland)
    played a starring role, and Al Capone’s hat remains on display in the
    Hotel Robert as a nostalgic reminder of the past. A group of lawyers,
    referred to as ‘a minor Bar convention,’ defended the Bronfmans (see
    Newman, 1978; Hunt, 1988). The intrigue was heightened by the disap-
    pearance of all of the records from Seagram headquarters and by the
    discovery of the body of the last person in charge of these records float-
    ing in the St. Lawrence River. Over time, the Bronfmans were ‘cleansed’
    of the Mob connections, just as the Kennedy family was cleansed of its
    links to Frank Costello and became the number one family in ‘Camelot.’
    A number of lessons could have been learned from this history, two of
    which are that a population committed to wishing to buy an illicit
    product (in this case alcohol) will find a means to do so, and illegal
    trade will be facilitated in part by contradictory laws and policies
    across jurisdictions within Canada and between Canada and the United
    States.”

  16. So far the the U.S.: SEC, IG, FBI, Dept.of Justice and U.S. Senate have looked into company affairs and other affairs.

    And nothing looked into in Ontario/Canada?

    • Problems and rules – and, all that legal data

      [excerpt] The idea was to let an industry consortium take responsibility for meeting the government’s demands without imposing a new bureaucracy on the markets. The SEC doesn’t have the budget or know-how to build something as complex as the CAT. The exchanges already collect large amounts of trading data, which Finra uses to watch over them. Finra also compiles trading records it gets from brokers into databases, such as the Order Audit Trail System (OATS). But by letting go of the CAT, the SEC is ceding power to the industry it oversees. “The CAT is moving like a glacier for a reason,” says Dennis Kelleher, president of Better Markets, a nonprofit promoting tighter regulation of the markets. “It’s not exactly in their interest to be quick about this.”’
      http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-07/sec-computer-for-dark-pool-scrutiny-is-a-slow-build

      There should be an executive summary someplace.

    • The SEC won’t allow a subsidiary of Brookfield to sell stock or units in the U.S. because the comply does not meet U.S. financial standards for selling stock to the public. Or least this is the way I read this information.

      Brookfield Renewable is a Hamilton, Bermuda exempted limited partnership established June 27, 2011.

      ——————————————————————————–
      Brookfield Asset Management Inc./ subsidiary Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, LP
      Annual Information Form, Mar. 31, 2014

      P.7
      Owns:
      Brookfield Power Wind Prince L.P.
      Comber Wind Limited Partnership
      Gosfield Wind Limited partnership

      Look up what a paper corporation is.

      • TD Waterhouse: Markets, Dec.11, 2014

        “Brookfield Launches U.S. Commercial Paper Program”

        Brookfield Asset Management

        “The notes to be offered under the commercial paper program will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.”

        https://research.tdwaterhouse.ca/research/public/Markets/NewsArticle/100-345u4086-1

        Commercial Paper is a form of short term borrowing that pays interest to those who buy this kind of paper.

      • Canadian Business, Feb.27, 2014

        Brookfield Asset Management: Offshore strategy keeps taxes at bay

        And all board meetings have to be held in Bermuda

        ‘Brookfield manages an extensive portfolio of office buildings, malls power plants, toll roads and other commercial properties across 20 countries, worth about $175 billion. Yet it paid just $1.3 billion in cash taxes worldwide over the past decade, or 12.9% of its pre-tax income.”

        “…its Bermuda office employs only a dozen people performing accounting functions.”

        http://www.canadianbusiness.com/companies-and-industries/brookfield-asset-management-taxes

      • Dept. Finance Canada, July 16, 2014

        Minister Oliver Announces His Economic Advisory Council

        Council members include:

        Paul Desmarais, Jr.
        Donald Lindsey, On board of MANULIFE
        Rebecca MacDonald, Executive Chair, Just Energy Group
        Jack Mintz, Fmr. Board member Brookfield Asset Management
        Jim Patterson, On Board of Brookfield Asset Management

        http://www.fin.gc.ca/n14/14-093-eng.php

  17. What the heck do you expect in this country!! especially in Ontario!! it truly is nothing more than a snatch and grab province!! – you should hear the radio commercials with the Ontario government trying to justify charging us the highest rates in North America for hydro!! – they think nothing is wrong with it! Wynne’s lasted bill that she is trying to pass is ban yellow cars as she feels people mistaken them for school buses!! I’m mean lets get real! – Wynne should step down while she can!!

    STOP THE WIND TURBINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • It’s true!

        Stephen Harper – doesn’t want to take the ‘climate change’
        – road to serfdom.
        Premier Social Justice – embraces –
        The Road to Serfdom.

        Very powerful – don’t you think?

  18. I have made a new post about comparing Ontario’s debt to others and the impact on future generations. You can check it out here: tyeselectricityblog.wordpress.com

    Thanks,
    Tye

  19. Gas prices are down – Yum O!
    And, roast beef is only desirable – if your blood type
    says it’s delicious!

    What to do?

    • Isn’t the idea to pay as little HST as possible this holiday season?

      Am trying to do this myself. Food gift cards and restaurant food cards will shift the money to the agricultural sector.

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