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:

Have your say at Budget Talks 2015

February 19, 2015

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

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:

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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How much gravel / concrete for Ontario’s wind turbines?

August 26, 2013


  • 670,000 metric tons (tonnes) of gravel for access roads
  • 9,648,000 (almost 10 million) tonnes of concrete for foundations

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Windfarm project maps showing exact turbine locations

February 23, 2013

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