Big Wind on TVO Mar 24th at 9 PM

February 23, 2016

Big Wind is documentary on wind turbines in Ontario, Canada.

TVO schedule for Wednesday, March 24th, 2016:

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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:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/business/how-canadians-can-claim-refunds-for-overpriced-electronics-1.2259948


Have your say at Ontario.ca: Budget Talks 2015

February 19, 2015

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

https://talk.ontario.ca/


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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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.


Jan 21: Ontario Gov’t vs. Species at Risk

January 5, 2014

1st Anniversary of Eagle Nest Removal: It has been one year since an active bald eagle nest was cut down to build wind turbines nearby. Here is a history of the Ontario government’s dismantling of its Endangered Species Act: