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Anne Murray lends voice to opponents of N.S. wind farm

July 4, 2007

By DARRELL COLE The Canadian Press | 5:41 PM

GULF SHORE — Nova Scotia’s songbird wishes a proposed wind farm in Gulf Shore would just fly away.

Singer Anne Murray, who has a summer home in the area, is joining other residents in opposing the construction by Atlantic Wind Power Corp. of 20 to 27 100-metre-high wind turbines in the province’s northwest corner.

“I just think it’s too close. It’s in all our backyards,” said Murray, who grew up in nearby Springhill. “I think wind power is a good thing, and I am all for them when they’re in the right place. I don’t believe these ones are in the right place.”

The project is presently undergoing an environmental assessment. Depending on how that goes, construction could begin in 2009.

Area residents have been fighting the project since it was first proposed and urged Cumberland County to set the distance between the turbines and their properties at a minimum of two kilometres. Instead, the municipality passed a bylaw setting the distance at the greater of three times the height of the turbine, or 500 metres.

Company president Charles Demond has said a two-kilometre setback would kill the project.

Murray feels the concerns being raised by the Gulf Shore Association and area residents aren’t being taken seriously. She believes there are too many unanswered questions surrounding the placement of turbines close to homes, including the effects of noise, vibration and shadow flicker.

“Some people think this is just a bunch of hysterical people opposed to change, but nothing could be farther from the truth,” she said. “These people are in favour of wind power, but the bylaw passed by the county doesn’t set the distance far enough between their homes and these turbines.

“I’m all for progress and I’m all for change, but not this close.”

Murray said she’s also not opposed to using her celebrity to help project opponents because she feels this wind farm will have a “catastrophic” impact on Pugwash and the Gulf Shore area.

The Amherst News

The Great Global Warming Swindle

March 17, 2007

The full documentary from Channel 4 in the U.K. (1 hour 15 min)

This video is important. It should be required viewing for everyone who has seen Al Gore’s film. It should be included in the curriculum in all schools and broadcast on the CBC to all Canadians. The more you read and see the better your education on any subject. In the end it is you that must make your own decision. Get some popcorn and enjoy the movie.

The+Great+Global+Warming+Swindle

Wind farm videos from the UK and Australia

January 22, 2007

If you don’t want your countryside littered with wind turbines I suggest you get active and start writing and calling your respective Representatives.

Don’t call Carol Mitchell MPP for Huron Bruce.
She thinks wind turbines are majestic.

Enjoy the videos

WindTurbinesareComing-UK.wmv

LivingNextDoortoaWindFarm,Australia.wmv

Wind Turbine Video

January 18, 2007

Video of wind turbines from Pennsylvania.
This video shows what wind turbines have done to the landscape, the people and property values in their area.

Dial up

Hi Speed

OPTIONS FOR COAL-FIRED POWER PLANTS IN ONTARIO

January 11, 2007

This paper was written in 2004.
It looks at all options for replacement of coal. This 31 page document shows how wrong the Liberal govt. is when it comes to electrical generation in Ontario. If you really want high prices and an unstable grid then embrace the wind. If you want a cost effective reliable grid then get active. I thank Mr. Rogers for his work and allowing me to share it with you.

J.T.ROGERS, PhD
Professor-Emeritus
Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario

The low intensity of wind power results in a requirement for many large wind turbines to generate any significant power. Furthermore, these turbines have to be well-spaced to ensure
that wake effects on adjacent turbines do not reduce blade efficiency, and thus power generation, significantly. Based on data from different sources, the power-to-area intensity for
wind farms varies from about 2.8 MW/km2 to about 5.0 MW/km2 [32, 33, 34]. Therefore, to replace the capacity of the OPG coal plants by wind power plants, assuming an optimistic
power intensity of 4 MW/km2, would require a total area of about 1,900 sq.km., about three times the size of metropolitan Toronto. The cost and difficulty of assembling adequate wind
sites over such an area in southern Ontario would be prohibitive, even though some of the required area would also still be usable for agricultural purposes. In addition, the total electricity produced annually by this capacity would be considerably less than that produced by the coal-fired plants because of the low annual capacity factors of the wind plants. From the above data on the current installed capacity and energy production of wind power plants in Ontario, the annual capacity factor of these plants is 18.7%, compared to about 60% to 65% for
the coal-fired plants. An ACF of 18.7% is on the low side of the range of ACFs for existing
wind farms, 20% to 30% [35]. Assuming an average ACF of 25%, replacing the coal-fired plants by the same capacity of wind-fired plants would result in the generation of only about
40% of the electricity produced in a year by the coal-fired plants. Furthermore, unlike power from the coal-fired plants, power from the wind plants would not be available on demand to
meet varying loads, but would depend on the variability of the wind. Since there is no practical means of storing electricity directly on a large scale, building additional wind plants to
overcome this intermittency would not be helpful12.
In effect, wind plants cannot really replace the coal-fired plants, since they cannot meet the requirements of intermediate-load service, that is, being available on demand to meet varying
loads over a day or other period. Similarly, wind plants cannot be used for base-load to provide continuous power or for peaking plants to provide peak power on demand. Wind generation is
only useful for now as displacement energy, being accepted by the grid, when it is available, in preference to energy from conventional plants whose operating costs at that time are greater
than those of the wind energy plants .

It is concluded that wind energy is not a realistic option to replace the coal-fired plants and will continue to play only a very minor role in electricity generation in Ontario.

For the full text of his paper

http://www.cns-snc.ca/media/CNS_Position_Papers/Ontario_coal.pdf

Best slogan gets a Free Coffee

January 7, 2007

What will the Liberal slogan be?
Vote McGuinty ! I’m wasting your money on a green dream.
Got an election slogan for McGuinty?

 

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McGuinty Allows Family To Keep Pet Deer

Bruce and Christina Straby will want to put some salt licks under the tree this Christmas.Premier Dalton McGuinty went from a Grinch to a Santa Claus of sorts for the Greely, Ont. family that was urging provincial politicians to let them spend the season with their beloved and illegal pet.
story and video http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_6375.aspx#cooliris

McGuinty saved a deer because he saw some votes. He is doing the same with the wind farms. Green energy for all.

The problem is the Ontario Liberals aren’t being honest with the public. Their wind farm program is designed to get your vote. I say that, because I can’t find any other use for them. Wind farms will give you high energy prices and an unstable grid. Worse than that, they cause havoc with people and animals that live near them. Yes even deer.

I know people that sleep with their radio on to mask the noise of the turbines. Farms were one place where you could count on quiet. Not anymore. I know of a farmer who sold a bull when it became so agitated, he felt it had become a risk to himself and his family. The same farmer now has cattle bleeding from the nose. Stray current is the likely culprit.

Another couple I met sold their horses. They loved their horses. After the arrival of the turbines they noticed a change. They seemed spooked and agitated when ever they were out of the barn. For their own saftey and the health of the horses, they made the decision to sell them.

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Twp. is hoping to complete the wind turbine provisions bylaw in January now that EPCOR has submitted plans for the Kingsbridge 2 wind power project. “If the public has any further comments to make, they should make them now,” said Monica Walker-Bolton, of the Huron County planning department. Walker-Bolton said she is still at the information gathering stage. She said she has emailed relevant agencies for information but is not getting much response. She is also waiting for further information from the Health Unit.

Coun. Connie Black and Doug Miller said they agreed with the bylaw but Coun. Barry Millian said 400 metres is plenty close.

“There are ones close to my house that can get plenty loud,” said Millian. “I think 400 metres is stretching it.”

Coun. Carl Sloetjes said council should now consider setting farther setbacks for wind turbines. He said he is concerned with news that the transmission line is full and if more turbines are built the power has nowhere to go.

This Liberal won’t be voting McGuinty if he keeps pushing his useless wind dream on rural Ontario.

What will the Liberal slogan be?
Vote McGuinty! I’m wasting your money on a green dream.
Got an election slogan for McGuinty?

 

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North Texas Wind Resistance Alliance

December 21, 2006

 

North Texas Wind Resistance
Alliance

Promoting the Truth about Wind Energy

 

HomeDoes it work?Who’s behind it? • What does it harm? • What can we do?ResearchNews

 

 

What does it harm?

   

It squanders our capital on a false promise

 

Let’s start with the squandering of our precious investment capital on a feel-good, phony solution to our energy and environmental problems. We are presently building more than 2,000 1.5 MW turbines per year, at a capital cost of more than $4 billion annually. Add more than $1 billion per year in subsidies and you’re talking massive mal-investment, all ultimately taken from taxpayers and utility ratepayers. For what? To make some mega-corporations richer and our citizens poorer?

It produces very little electricity, at times when we don’t need it, and adds virtually nothing to our generating capacity. ERCOT reported to the Texas Legislature in 2005 that due to wind’s intermittency, and the historical performance of wind turbines in Texas, only 2% of nameplate generator capacity should be considered as “available resource”. That’s right, only 2% !! See the bottom of page 7 and the top of page 8 in the ERCOT Report . (more…)

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

http://websrvr20.audiovideoweb.com/avwebdswebsrvr2160/Wind%20Turbines%20Oct%2030%20meeting.wmv