How to generate opposition to wind power

September 20, 2013

Originally posted one year ago:

To generate opposition to wind power, follow the example of Ontario, Canada:

  • Take away decision-making powers from local municipalities
  • Set noise limits, but don’t enforce them
  • Classify complaints as “other”, then deny that there are any
  • Grant legally binding contracts before public meetings to render consultation meaningless
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6,700 Large Onshore Wind Turbines in Ontario

March 31, 2011

To see the most recent list of turbines installed in or proposed for Ontario (Canada), click this link:

All are as big or larger than Toronto’s Ex Place turbine.Oct 22 13 Turbines For Ontario-3

Please leave a comment if you notice any errors or omissions.

A larger version of this map can be found under Bruce County on the right.

More maps can be found here:

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1030 years of green-washing

August 25, 2014

Around the year 984 or 985, the outlaw Eirik the Red returned to Iceland, after having spent 3 winters in a land he called Greenland, as he said people would be attracted there if it had a favourable name. In reality, Greenland is almost completely covered in ice, and therefore not very green at all. This may well be history’s first example of green-washing: calling things green to make them seem better than they are. Things haven’t changed much in 1030 years.

“no longer green energy”

July 11, 2014

Winds farms, says Cheskey, “just can’t go everywhere. There should be certain no-go zones.” If turbines start killing birds and damaging biodiversity, “to me it’s no longer green energy,” he says.

Read the full story and take the opportunity to comment here.

Golden eagles would funnel through a turbine killing zone in Prince Edward County

July 11, 2014

Originally posted on CCSAGE Naturally Green:

Golden eagleThe south shore of Prince Edward County (PEC), where two industrial wind power generation projects are proposed (White Pines/wpd Canada and Ostrander Point/Gilead Power), is a main migration path for the at-risk Golden Eagle. This is clear from both government information on the birds, and is confirmed in the wind power developer’s own Species At Risk report; the wpd report was obtained by community group the County Coalition for Safe Appropriate Green Energy, or CCSAGE, through a Freedom of Information request.

The wpd surveys reported an average of four Golden Eagles per day on each of the three survey days in November—and, according to the surveys, most were flying at the wind turbine blade height. As a result, there could be at least as many as 120 Golden Eagles migrating through the area in the month of November alone, all flying at the dangerous blade level. It is presumed the…

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Which part is the green part?

July 1, 2014

Is it the trees & vegetation cleared to build 70 km of new roads? Or the 315 km of underground & overhead power lines? Or the fossil fuel burned to deliver 1,240 large truckloads? Or the mining & smelting to make the turbine parts?

1,240 large truckloads of turbine parts delivered. About 280 km of underground cable was laid, about 70 km of gravel access roads were built, about 35 km of overhead transmission lines were installed and there is a 1 km transmission line that runs under Highway 401 Chatham This Week

vehicle emissions biggest contributor to air pollution

June 4, 2014

All of the Ontario government’s messing around with the electricity sector for the past decade is not addressing the # 1 source of air pollution; the millions of vehicles on Ontario roads.

According to a Toronto Public Health report released earlier this month, motor vehicle emissions are the biggest contributor to air pollution

Levels of nitrous oxide are higher around Toronto highways


Killing trees to reduce CO2?

May 17, 2014

This picture was taken in February 2014, during the construction of wind project in Ontario, Canada.


Building thousands of roads to reduce CO2?

May 17, 2014

Note the width of the road compared to the road grader. This new wind turbine access road follows the treeline toward the horizon. These pictures were taken in February, 2014 from the existing municipal road (dark horizontal strip in the foreground).  The bottom picture has a sign indicating that 2 wind turbines will be accessed from the new road. New roads are being built for the almost 7,000 large wind turbines planned for Ontario, Canada. For a detailed list, open the spreadsheet on the home page.

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