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From worst to first in wind generation

February 6, 2007

From worst to first in wind generation

Greenhouse gases up 90% from coal stations

Feb. 1.Climate change is real. It’s a serious concern to Canadians and it’s great to see these issues becoming more prominent in recent media coverage. The study by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance points to mismanagement and poor planning by the former Conservative government between 1995 and 2002.That government did not invest in clean, green power. Instead, it belched out more power from dirty coal plants. Under their watch, emissions rose by more than 125 per cent.The McGuinty government brings a different approach. In three years, we have reduced Ontario’s reliance on coal plants by more than 32 per cent. We’ve gone from worst to first when it comes to wind generation.And we’ve invested in new province-wide energy conservation programs that are producing results – and that means cleaner air for all of us.While so many other jurisdictions are expanding their reliance on coal, we’re reducing ours. Ontario stands as the only jurisdiction in the world not building more coal-fire generation, but phasing it out.
Duncan and McGuinty still don’t get it. Even the UK is backing off on-shore wind.

“Power cut for clean energy
A scheme designed to encourage the use of renewable electricity sources is set to be ditched amid claims it is expensive and inefficient. So how can Britain’s fight against climate change be resuscitated?
By Tim Webb
Published: 28 January 2007
And now, the Renewables Obligation scheme, enshrined on April Fools’ Day 2002, looks set to be abandoned.Ofgem wants the scheme, which is being reviewed by the Government in its current Energy Review (to be published in April), scrapped.”

No country has ever proved any significant emission reduction with wind. Why are countries like Germany going back to coal?
They need reliable power. Wind can’t do the job. Wind farms, on the other hand, have caused many problems for people living near them, and have also cost jobs because of high electrical costs. Duncan and McGuinty have no excuse, other than stupidity. Instead of doing what the lobby groups wanted, and that includes David Suzuki, they should have investigated wind energy and it’s problems in other countries. We all want clean energy, but it has to work and be cost effective.

David Suzuki was always a kind of hero of mine. He is however, way off base promoting wind farms. Wind was and still is workable to power a house or cottage off grid. Wind was never designed to power the grid.

We’ll eliminate coal as quickly as we can, and replace it with gas, which is extremely price sensitive, balanced with the need to ensure a continued, reliable supply of electricity. Not

Dwight give it up. Your energy plan is a failure. Face the facts

Dwight Duncan, Ontario Minister of Energy, Queen’s Park

Wind lobbyist at work (CanweA)

January 10, 2007

Letters from Robert Hornung, president of CanweA, to various govt. departments.

Start at the bottom and read your way to the top.

After the Kyoto Accord was signed, the wind industry who was waiting in the wings, stepped in.

A very good salesman leading an uninformed group of people down the garden path.

The wind industry set the tone from the beginning and continues to do so.

To date I have been unable to find any attempt at discovery by the govt.side as to the truth of claims made by the wind industry.

It looks like the govt. let the wind industry cut their own deal. And a sweet deal it is. You didn’t have any other plans for those billions of dollars did you?

Just yesterday I heard Carol Mitchell MPP for Huron Bruce say “I think wind turbines are majestic” Right out of the wind industry play book.Nice touch Carol

Please read the letters and if you come to a different conclusion than I have please let me know.

Misplaced State Government Faith in “Wind Energy”

December 30, 2006

Misplaced State Government Faith in “Wind Energy”
— This Time by the Kansas Energy Council
A recent report by the “Kansas Energy Council” illustrates how government officials in many state capitals and in Washington create bad government policy by relying on misinformation, bowing to lobbyists, and failing to look at the true costs and benefits of their proposed actions and recommendations.
This report provides facts about wind energy and explains how current federal and state policies on wind energy are:
• Transferring hundreds of millions of dollars annually from ordinary electric customers and taxpayers to a few large companies, and
• Misdirecting the nation’s investment dollars into energy facilities that produce a small quantity, low quality product and that negatively impacts our environment.
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An Analysis and Report
Glenn R. Schleede
Round Hill, Virginia
March 1, 2005

From the editor of Kincardine wind farms

Because the wind industry works with a template approach, you can insert your own locality into this report. Some things may vary but the overall picture is the same.
You Lose.

click link for full report

Texans don't like wind farms(video)

December 19, 2006

Short video from Texas. They are not happy with the wind industry and you shouldn’t be either.

click link to view their story

The Dena Report (wind energy assessed)

December 15, 2006

 The ABS Wind Power Report concludes that governments, developers and operators should seriously consider their options regarding wind power.

The Wind Power Report is the most important we have produced to date; providing the most comprehensive study of the wind power market today.

We show how the last year has seen marked changes in the national rankings in terms of wind power, both among the wind power market leaders and among the up and coming countries. Sudden activity has pushed some wind power markets forward, others have slowed down as their wind markets matures. With the first real evidence of performance and information on wind power from some of the most authoritative sources in the power industry, the claims for wind power are being called into question; we examine all of these factors in our wind power report.

The Wind Power Report explores the widening of the market to new countries, with many taking their first steps into the market. Wind energy information is provided on the five market leaders of Germany, Spain, the USA, India and Denmark. Significant wind power industry issues are emerging as operational data becomes available from the major wind power operators such as E.ON Netz, Eltra and ESB. Wind power reports have now been published by energy agencies and the network operators in USA, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Ireland, delineating critical problems. Deutsche EnergieAgentur (dena) has published a comprehensive wind power report on German wind power on behalf of the Federal Government, together with the utility and wind and industries. The dena report assessed the capacity credit of wind power in Germany in 2003 as 890-1,230 MW, i.e. 6% of installed wind capacity of 14,603 MW, rising to 1,820-2,300 MW for 36,000 MW installed in 2015, with a reserve capacity requirement of 7,000 MW. The claimed savings in GHG emissions has been questioned. Wind power’s intermittency places a large strain on system balance and where wind power has been promoted for politico/environmental reasons and wind developers have benefited from substantial subsidies, new information on wind energy shows that a reality check is needed.

The ABS Wind Power Report concludes that governments, developers and operators should seriously consider their options regarding wind power.