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Renowned biologist Jim Wiegand counters Paul Kerlinger's statements that offshore Lake wind project is safe

In a letter to the editor, Jim Wiegand refutes the testimony of Kerlinger regarding little chance of harm to biologically or materially change bird and bat and wildlife at the LEEDCo offshore project.

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The New Dark Continent

Before the Obama Administration marches America to renewable-energy nirvana, it may want to inspect what success looks like in Europe. The Continent is much closer than the U.S. to realizing its dream of replacing carbon energy sources with wind and solar, and the dream is starting to look like a nightmare.

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Ontario Water Level Management “Plan 2014”

If this plan is adopted, the potential damage to shoreline properties, businesses, waterfront parks and historic sites, and public infrastructure would increase dramatically, since Plan 2014 will allow higher water levels in the spring and lower water levels in the fall and winter.

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Offshore wind project put on hold after political battle over energy bill

Statoil North America is putting its efforts to develop an offshore wind energy project in Maine on hold until the fall because of last-minute legislative changes to the state’s energy policy. Those changes stalled Statoil’s already approved project while allowing the University of Maine a second chance to submit a proposal to the state.

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The biggest government sponsored fraud in the history of our country

“The snouts in the easy money making renewable energy trough are many and varied."
“There is an urgent need to eliminate conflicts of interest within our government.  The only reason people are not rioting in the streets about the unjustified increase in their power bills is that they simply have no idea what is going on.  There is enough evidence of fraudulent behaviour and corruption to justify a Royal Commission.”

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THE WIND INDUSTRY PROVIDES ITS OWN RULES

Feature Article. The Danish Parliament favours the wind industry to a degree where the constitutional state is weakened. Ida Auken, Minister for the Environment, is so indifferent to facts that in a consultation she delivers 38 wrong answers, including the information that wind turbine noise does not disturb more than noise from any other source, and that the regulations are stricter for wind turbine noise than for any other noise.

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Are wind farms saving or killing us?

It was Uplawmoor’s tranquillity and wild beauty that drew civil servant Aileen Jackson to settle there 28 years ago. She’d had enough of life in the big city. Now she wanted somewhere quiet and rural to start a family, keep her horses, and enjoy the magnificent views down the valley and out to sea to the western Scottish isles of Arran and Ailsa Craig.

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Industrial Wind Turbines can Harm Humans

The purpose of this submission is to contribute to the Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study design and to inform the Health Canada study.

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Mt Bodangora Wind Turbine Submission

I have been asked by residents in the Mt Bodangora / Wellington area to comment on the proposed wind development. I make the following comments having investigated the area of wind turbine noise and its effects on surrounding rural residents for the last two years.

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Dr. McMurtry calls for wind turbine moratorium

Dr. Bob McMurtry, a prominent member of the Canadian health establishment, joins the victims of industrial wind turbines (IWT’s) in their call for Health Canada to turn over their future wind turbine noise study to Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). While the study is being conducted, they demand an immediate moratorium on all pending and proposed IWT projects.

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Where eagles dare not fly: Waterloo looms as wind farms power town revolt

A DEAD wedge-tailed eagle, chicken eggs without yolks and a dysfunctional village with residents bursting to flee. This is the clean-energy revolution Waterloo-style, where the nation's biggest wind turbines have whipped up a storm of dissent.

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Germany's €100 Billion Solar Fiasco

Solar stocks plunged around the world after Germany, the largest market for panels, said it will make quicker cuts to subsidized rates and phase out support for the industry by 2017.

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GOLDEN EAGLES FACE EXTINCTION IN U.S. AS NUMBERS PLUMMET, NEW STUDIES REVEAL

“Wind farms are the main cause. The issuing of license to kill will accelerate the decline toward extinction.”—Save the Eagles International

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The carnage was mesmerizing

I watched geese lift off and form up along the shore of Wolfe Island. At about a hundred feet of altitude they wheeled into the wind, heading in a west/southwesterly direction. As their climb into a headwind slowly took them over Wolfe, the wind speed gauge at our house continued to read a strong and steady 22-25 mph. It was overcast. The river was rolling.

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Green Energy a Stinker

Those wind turbines and solar panels dotting Southwestern Ontario come at a cost. According to Ontario ’s auditor general it was done without the proper planning.

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Ont. wind farm health risks downplayed: documents

According to 1,000 pages of internal government emails, reports and memos released under Ontario’s Freedom of Information Act, the government scrambled to figure out how to monitor and control noise pollution.

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T. Boone's Windy Misadventure And the Global Backlash Against Wind Energy

Three years ago this month, T. Boone Pickens launched a multi-million dollar crusade to bring more wind energy to the US. "Building new wind generation facilities," along with energy efficiency and more consumption of domestic natural gas, the Dallas billionaire claimed, would allow the US to "replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports in 10 years."

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AN URGENT MESSAGE

You may not be aware of an ambitious project underway that could affect Ohio recreational boating, fishing and watersports in a largely negative manner.

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Bats Worth Billions to Agriculture
Natural pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and yet insectivorous bats are among the most overlooked economically important, non-domesticated animals in North America.
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Winds of Change

The government has recommended strict guidelines for developers to relieve householders of the annoying strobe-like effect.
The flickering is caused by the periodic shadows that are cast by the wind turbine's rotor blades.

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Wind Turbine Syndrome prompts state lawmakers to propose 2-year “wind farm” moratorium (Idaho)

The [Idaho] House State Affairs Committee got an earful on the issue of wind turbines during a hearing Friday. House Bill 265 proposes a two-year moratorium for those projects not already approved. Rep. Erik Simpson, R-Idaho Falls, introduced the bill. Simpson believes that wind energy isn’t a viable resource compared to others and costs more as well.

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Wind and Solar Subsidies Drying Up in Europe

Wind and solar energy subsidies are experiencing drastic cutbacks in many European nations and some places in the United States.

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Great review of WINDFALL

Faucets don’t spit fire in “Windfall,” making its local premiere Saturday at the Environmental Film Festival. But incendiary water may be the only side effect not associated with wind power in Laura Israel’s absorbing, sobering documentary about the lures and perils of green technology.

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High Court date set for ‘nuisance turbines’ hearing

ALL eyes will be on Deeping St Nicholas this summer when a landmark case on noise created by wind turbines reaches the High Court.

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Wind farms blamed for stranding of whales

Offshore wind farms are one of the main reasons why whales strand themselves on beaches, according to scientists studying the problem.

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Climate Change Dispatch

Deep-pocketed environmentalist group is implicated in bank rolling a new initiative to silence climate skeptics using libel laws.

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How Green Is Your Lost Job?

The study concludes that the "policy to promote renewable energy in the U.K. has an opportunity cost of 10,000 direct jobs in 2009-10 and 1,200 jobs in Scotland." So British taxpayers, as is the case here in the U.S., are being forced to subsidize a net loss of jobs in a struggling economy.

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For Every Green Job, Four Others are Lost (UK)
A study of renewable energy in Scotland shows that for every job created in the alternative energy sector, almost four jobs are lost in the rest of the economy. We’ve seen this movie before.
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Lawrence Solomon: Smart is dumb
Power companies around the world are planning to spend trillions of dollars building smart grids — next-generation marvels likened to the transcontinental railroad and the Internet because they are seen as revolutionizing society. 
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Province Announces No Offshore Turbines “for now”

Sherri Lange, Founding Director of Toronto Wind Action and Executive Director, Canada, Great Lakes Wind Truth, today expressed her group’s excitement about the turnaround decision by the Province to halt offshore turbine development. The potential dangers posed by wind turbines are finally being recognized and she praised the Province for listening and indicating that full scientific studies would be conducted first.

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Lack of Wind Raises Fears

Britain’s leading renewable energy company has reported a 20 per fall in the amount of electricity produced by its wind turbines.

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Ontario quietly reverses

Times of international turmoil are great moments for domestic governments to make important announcements they don’t want to be noticed. Especially if the announcement involves a sudden reversal in policy that could seriously embarrass the government.

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Ontario Reverses

Regime change in Egypt can come in handy when you’re trying to hang on to power here in Ontario. So what better time than a Friday afternoon, with all eyes on the fall of dictatorship in Cairo, for Queen’s Park to cut loose its own political deadweight — offshore wind turbines.

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