Now that the Ontario Municipal Elections are over and it appears most Rural Municipalities have their “Green Teams” in place for the final take-down of Rural Ontario, it seems like a good time to re-post this video which now has over 30.000 views.
Expect to see many more turbines dotting the Rural landscape in the days ahead.
- Making it easier to tilt at windmills (theglobeandmail.com)
Is wind power as green as it seems?
Denmark is the world’s most wind-intensive state with more than 6,000 turbines generating 19% of its electricity. But this figure is misleading, says Tony Lodge of the Centre for Policy Studies. Not one conventional power plant has been closed in the period that Danish wind farms have been developed.
In fact, the Danish grid used 50% more coal-generated electricity in 2006 than in 2005 to cover wind’s failings. The quick ramping up and down of those plants has increased their pollution and carbon dioxide output – carbon emissions rose 36% in 2006.
Meanwhile Danish electricity costs are the highest in Europe. The Danish experience suggests wind energy is “expensive, inefficient and not even particularly green”, says Lodge.
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This could be your home if you live in rural Ontario
The Enbridge wind farm Kincardine
115 turbines being erected right now
Today at 8 am the 472MWs of wind energy in Ontario were producing 8Mws
Energy you can never count on
The Enron scam continues
Below is a video from the Suncor wind farm, Ripley Ontario. Since the video was made several families moved out of their homes because of the noise. Suncor has shut down some of the turbines so the people could move home.
Bigger setbacks are required.
A councilor who voted for the wind farm in Ripley, and has at least one turbine on the property, has been forced to leave the farm after suffering headaches, nosebleeds and sleep disturbances caused by the wind turbines. The closest turbine to the home is 700 meters.
Maybe that’s a form of poetic justice.
The Ripley council was warned about the negative affects that would occur if the turbines were within 1km of homes. Evidence suggests a setback of 1mile or 1.5km is required as a buffer between a home and a turbine.
Most setbacks in Ontario range from 300 – 450 meters.
How many families have to suffer, before the govt. wakes up to the reality that wind turbines are being placed too close to homes.
Or do they even care?
This also happened at the Port Burwell Wind farm, severe headaches and nosebleeds. The result, the family was bought out by the developer.
Wherever wind farms have been erected in Ontario, both people and animals are suffering from both noise and stray voltage.
I got a call from a farmer the other day, who says the feet on his bull are burnt because of stray voltage, he also lost many calves last spring.
The MOE in Ontario continues to allow new wind farms while refusing to call for a health study or require realistic setbacks.
The bastardization of Ontario continues unabated
Thank Dalton McGuinty
Ontario has 472 MWs of wind energy and wants to build 1,000s more.
According to the govt, the wind industry, newspapers, magazines, radio and TV, “that’s enough clean emission free energy to power 141,600 homes”.
Somehow, probably just an oversight on everyones part, they fail to mention the fact that the numbers are based on peak capacity.
I checked Sygration (output and capacity numbers for all generation in Ont.) at noon today.
Remember, 141,600 homes is the number they want you to believe.
At noon today, the turbines were not producing 472 MWs, they were producing – Drum roll please …………………………………………………………………………………………………
Enough to power 1500 homes. 1MW = 300 homes
Question to all the people who think windmills (they’re not really turbines) are such a great idea? What are the other 140,100 homes supposed to do for power. Wait for the wind ?
The “Greens don’t want to use fossil fuels or nuclear. So they must not want any power.
So, I’m asking all the “Greenies” to please call their utility and get disconnected from the grid. Don’t wait do it now!
That will solve several problems.
1) Remove the need for new generation
2) Show an immediate reduction in emissions (something that wind energy has never accomplished)
3) Remove the need to bastardize rural Ontario with wind farms
Never forget two things
1) Denmark is a small country of 5.3 million ( about the size of metro Toronto), They have been using wind since the 1970s and they are still heavily dependent on their neighbors for energy.
2) Germany has the most wind energy, and is held up as an example to follow. Germany is in the process of building 20 plus coal plants.
The manufacturing sector in Ontario is already starting to flee. The higher the cost of electricity gets the fewer manufacturing jobs there will be.
That’s a Fact
What do Al Gore, David Suzuki, Global Warming and the Wind Industry have in common?
They are all Frauds brought to by the UN
Do the research
Another example of the importance of wind energy.
The Ont. govt. is a regular visitor to this site and should have learned something by now. I’ve come to the conclusion they suffer from one of the following.
1) They can’t comprehend what they read.
2) They are stupid and suffer from very low IQs.
3) They are evil traitors and are following the UN – New World Order Agenda.
Which one do you think it is?
With these fools at the helm, it is easy to understand why our Health Care, Education, Agriculture and Manufacturing sectors are in such disarray.
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?”
– Maurice Strong, former Secretary General of UNEP
Read Agenda 21
The British Wind Energy Association claims that there are more than 2,000 turbines in the UK with an installed capacity of 2,500 megawatts. Where was all this megawattage when it was needed on Tuesday, when 500,000 homes were blacked out as Sizewell B and eight other power stations shut down?
The answer is simple: the 2,000 turbines were impotent and would have made the situation worse had the grid operators tried to feed in their spurious outputs.
Coincidentally, Government figures describing the CO2 savings achieved in 2007 show no contribution from wind. The wind industry received nearly £320 million during 2007 in subsidies — from us, the consumers.
A letter by Bob Graham, Inchberry, Morayshire to the Telegraph
1 June 2008
August 11, 2007
Now some information from France
Is wind power a lot of hot air?
President of the environmental company, Fédération Environnement Durable, Jean-Louis Butré, has labelled the drive for wind energy “a strategic error on a national scale.” He says wind energy actually increases demands on thermal energy reserves.
He said: “Wind turbines only work 20% of the time so we need to have back-up energy – in France this comes from thermal energy and natural gas, in Germany it comes from burning fossil fuels.
“So the more we rely on wind energy, the more we are actually producing gases which contribute to the ozone effect.”
Mr Butré believes the cost of wind energy is prohibitive.
“Wind energy costs two to three times the price of other forms of electricity, which would result in people paying an extra €200 or €300 for each electricity bill.
The homes of residents living near a turbine may also be worth 30% less.
“France is a country which relies on tourists yet turbines are ruining our landscape.”
Germany, currently the leader in wind energy and considering a ban on nuclear energy, has just ordered the construction of more than 20 power stations using coal as an energy source, as a back-up energy supply.
Expats Kath and Ian Haines moved to the peaceful hamlet of Peusicot near Genouillé (Poitou-Charentes) last year, unaware that a wind park with eight 135m turbines was to be built just 650m from their door.
Now they fear their house will be worth a third of the original price and worry how the turbines will affect their health.
Mr Haines said: “Everyone knew about the turbines but no one – not the mayor, estate agent or members of a local group campaigning against the turbines, said anything until two weeks after we had moved in. It was like a bombshell – we felt devastated.
“We are worried about possible nervous complaints as a result of vibrations from the turbines, and they are supposed to be noisy at night.
“We have been told it will take two years to set up the turbines and we are worried about how large machines and road traffic will fit down the tiny lane.
“We expect our property to drop by at least one third in value. The turbines will affect wildlife, bird migration, everything.”
Wind generated electricity is more expensive to produce, costing between €40 and €55 per megawatt hour compared to coal and gas which cost €30 and €45 per megawatt hour to produce.
The cheapest energy form is nuclear, costing just €26 to produce.
Source The Connexion