March 25, 2015

Please be advised of time changes for two of the TVO airings of Big Wind.  The schedule indicates the following: Read the rest of this entry »

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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BIG Wind airing March 25th on TVO

March 19, 2015
Big Wind will be shown on TVO on Wednesday, March 25 at 9:00 p.m., Sunday, March 29 at 11:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00 p.m.

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$80 million settlement with firms including Samsung

March 3, 2015

How Canadians can claim refunds for overpriced electronics:

Have your say at Budget Talks 2015

February 19, 2015

The Ministry of Finance wants input regarding Ontario’s budget:

Wynne names urban lobbyist to Rural Affairs

December 5, 2014

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Google Engineers Conclude Renewables like Wind and Solar are a Waste of Time and Resources

December 4, 2014

Originally posted on Quixotes Last Stand:

Margaret Wente — Globe and Mail — November 24, 2014

All over Ontario, giant wind turbines are sprouting up across the rural landscape and ruining people’s lives. Ordinary people are trying to fight them off in court, but they don’t have a chance. The multinational wind industry has a lot more money than they do. The law is on Big Wind’s side. So is Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government, which has pledged to triple the number of wind and solar generators and stick taxpayers with the bill.

But the fundamental problem with Big Wind is much bigger than its cost and unreliability. The problem is that today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us from the effects of climate change – and we’re wasting our time by trying.

That’s the conclusion Google has reached. Google has invested many years and significant resources in tackling the world’s climate and energy problems. Its…

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Ontario’s wind turbines: Onshore vs. offshore

October 6, 2014

Although installing wind turbines offshore doesn’t address the inherent inefficiency & inconsistency of wind power, there are certain advantages to offshore wind:

  • More consistent winds
  • No more trees cut down for turbines
  • Less agricultural land taken out of production
  • No more active eagles’ nests destroyed, as in Haldimand County, Ontario

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