A vast increase in mining activity would be required to meet predictions for alternative energy:
“No sensible community would ever support so outrageously expensive and unreliable an energy source were it not that the true costs have been hidden from the public by subsidies and the distortion of market forces through legislation” James Lovelock, inventor of Gaia theory and godfather of modern environmentalism
More from page 83 of Lovelock’s book: The Revenge of Gaia
A great excerpt from owensoundsuntimes explaining wind turbine noise:
In Germany, if a wind farm is built in an environment characterized by a 35 DB ambient noise level the setback from any receptor is 1.5 kilometres.
Unfortunately, all of this only focuses on part of the issue of environmental noise. That is, that part of the noise spectrum that humans can hear. The other part is the noise that is less audible or completely inaudible such as low frequency noise and infrasound. What we know from scientific research is that low frequency noise and infrasound behaves differently from higher frequency audible sounds in that it does not decrease over distances. That partially explains why elephants and whales use low frequency noise to communicate over great distances through the ground and oceans. Read the rest of this entry »
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Wind turbine companies receive a lot of criticism. We feel that this is unfair. We would like to say a few words in our own defence:
- No problems have been identified by any of the studies that we’ve funded.
- Turbines don’t seem to bother those who don’t live anywhere near them. In fact, turbines seem to be the furthest things from their minds.
- Our companies have come from around the world to visit your small community & interact with your locally elected representatives. Read the rest of this entry »
A distraught Co Roscommon couple had left their home in recent days, having found it no longer tolerable to live beside two wind turbines, John Kelly (Lab) said. They had no intention of returning to their property, owing to the ill-effects they had endured. “That is the sad reality of what wind turbines are doing.”
Mr Kelly said he had called last week for a debate on the whole area of wind energy and wind farm development. The “heavy hitters” in the Irish wind energy sector had subsequently claimed that living close to these turbines carried no ramifications. However, it was a fact that turbines had gone from 54m in height to 185m, and turbines of 350m were being developed at present. Pressing for a fast-track debate in relation to wind energy, Mr Kelly said that what they heard from the…
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It’s not about wind turbines, but it is about a big company going to a small community trying to convince the locals to sign their lives away.
Another ineffective attempt to reduce CO2:
The insane idea: iron will spur phytoplankton growth and the resulting blooms will absorb a whole bunch of CO2…
the Guardian is now reporting that the American businessman behind the company, Russ George, dumped 100 tons of iron sulphate into the Pacific over the summer. He did it from a fishing boat 200 nautical miles from the British Columbia archipelago Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands.
… Just how bad is this? University of Western Ontario scientists published findings several years ago showing that iron fertilization in the ocean causes one type of phytoplankton to produce potent neurotoxins. That means death for marine life, and humans who consume any of those fish.
Experts have warned that another hard winter coupled with little sunshine and wind, thus making wind and solar power redundant, could lead to blackouts.
The shift to renewable energy is also taking a toll on family budgets. On Monday Germany’s electrical grid operators announced that a special tax levied on consumers to finance subsidies for green energy would increase by almost 50 per cent.