Quotes

A collection of quotations from David Suzuki and others:

  • Nextera saying,The authorization we got from the (Ontario) ministry of natural resources was to destroy this (eagle) nest” Video
  • Carbon Shift: By Thomas Homer-Dixon A two-megawatt wind (turbine) contains 260 tonnes of steel requiring 170 tonnes of coking coal and 300 tonnes of iron ore, all mined, transported and produced by hydrocarbons
  • Bill Gates says Subsidies for Wind Power a Pointless Waste STT
  • Senator Bob Runciman: because it’s green energy, the environmental movement seems content to ignore the despoiling of the environment and the wanton killing of birds WCO
  • MPP Jeff Yurek (PC – Elgin-Middlesex-London): “Obviously with this government, it doesn’t really matter what the municipality says” LFP
  • Perth-Wellington MPP: “If companies with FIT contracts are guaranteed REA approvals, then the whole process is a farce.” QLS
  • Ireland: Senator J. Whelan — “Scandal and Fraud of Wind Turbines” Leinster Express — July 3, 2014
  • Wind farms have been branded a ‘complete scam’ by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson (UK) WCO, Daily Mail
  • reported from a Danish High Court judge that the wind power industry has corrupted its typically moral government
  • Senator Bob Runciman: We are destroying the quality of life in rural communities to produce power we don’t need and then giving that power away to neighbouring jurisdictions at roughly 25 per cent of the cost we’re paying to generate it. Then those jurisdictions use that cheap power to compete with Ontario industries. Is it any wonder Ontario lost more than 39,000 jobs last month alone? WCO
  • London Mayor: Wind farms couldn’t pull the skin off a rice pudding Tel
  • Prince Charles: wind farms are horrendous
  • Prince Philip: Wind Farms Are ‘Absolutely Useless And A Disgrace’
  • T. Boone Pickens: ‘I’ve Lost My A–‘ in Wind Power – ‘The Jobs Are in the Oil and Gas Industry’
  • Donald Trump: “Taxing your citizens to subsidise wind projects owned by foreign energy companies will destroy your country and its economy.
  • Anne Murray: “These things ….. are an eyesore, in my opinion. In an area like this, I think they would be a blight on the coastline and a terrible detriment to the economy.”
  • UK PM David Cameron says countryside wind farms have been ‘wasteful of public money’. Also, “We shouldn’t be plonking wind farms all over communities that don’t want them,” Mr Cameron said.
  • UK energy minister, John Hayes: Windfarms are “extremely inefficient and costly” and will not be able to replace gas or nuclear power Gaurdian
  • The Counsel for the Ontario Ministry of Environment states: … windmills being on the land because it does impact their property values… they’ll get less money for their properties OWR (pdf)
  • James Lovelock, inventor of Gaia theory and godfather of modern environmentalism declares that wind farms are hideous… his hatred of wind power (he has a picture of a wind turbine on the wall of his study to remind him how “ugly and useless they are”) WCO Telegraph Guardian
  • Professor Lovelock: “our original good intentions… have been so misunderstood… We need to take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island – monuments of a failed civilisation.” QLS
  • Environmental Review Tribunal concluded, “The debate should not be simplified to one about whether wind turbines can cause harm to humans. The evidence presented to the Tribunal demonstrates that they can, if facilities are placed too close to residents. The debate has now evolved to one of degree.” NYPost, Sun [1] Erickson v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Decision Case No’s 10-121 and 10-122, page 207.
  • Renowned UK Environmentalist David Bellamy “Wind farms are totally useless environmentally” QLS
  • Actor and comedian Griff Rhys Jones has hit out at the ‘hypocrisy’ of wind farms – labelling them ‘green tokenism.’ Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2147860/Wind-farms-green-tokenism-Actor-Griff-Rhys-Jones-attacks-turbines-says-elitist-care-countryside.html#ixzz1vicXorvF
  • MPP Vic Fedeli said “First, the Auditor General tells us how bad wind turbines are for the economy; then Health Canada sees fit to study the ill health effects from turbines; now the Environment Commissioner is warning of their impact on wildlife” WCO CFP
  • 18 Jul 2011 – In The Wall Street Journal, environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy says the long-stalled plan to cover 25 square miles of pristine Nantucket Sound with 130 massive steel windmill-turbine towers, is a rip-off
  • Washington Post (10/15/12) reports: “Al Gore is about 50 times richer than he was when he left the vice presidency in 2001. According to an Oct. 11 report by The Post’s Carol D. Leonnig, Gore accumulated a Romneyesque $100 million partly through investing in alternative-energy firms subsidized by the Obama administration.”
  • David Suzuki: She asked if they would kill birds and bats. He replied, “yes, the turbines need to be placed and positioned in the right way so this doesn’t happen.” OWR TSS
  • David Suzuki: We also need to have proper environmental assessments before wind turbines are installed, to reduce harm to bats and minimize other environmental impacts
  • David Suzuki: “…wind farms, like any development, need to be sited properly and appropriately placed in areas where they can have the greatest positive effect with the smallest environmental footprint. After all, the whole point of clean energy is to reduce our environmental burden, not make it worse.” KWW
  • David Suzuki (personal communications, 2008) responded to concerns raised regarding the placement of industrial wind turbines in sensitive bird areas:  ”I am by nature, disinclined towards massive wind farms because they concentrate power in corporate hands . . .We know from the California experience where a wind farm was placed right in an area where raptors migrate that the blades do kill birds. Obviously they have to be sited where this is minimized.” QLS

More quotes here:

http://www.masterresource.org/2012/06/wimp-power-windpower/ WCO

[1] Erickson v. Director, Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Decision Case No’s 10-121 and 10-122, page 207.

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