Hold on Macarthur – the Coalition-Cavalry are coming

Aussies begin to repair the damage from the faux-green scam!

STOP THESE THINGS

In our last post we covered the brilliant community survey carried out at Macarthur by STT Champion, Anne Schafer.

Wind weasels and their parasites are running as much interference as their delusional little imaginations can muster about just what Anne’s survey reveals.

The eco-fascist is – apparently – only content to “act on facts” when the facts in issue suit their own perverse brand of ideology.

The minute real people start talking about the nightmare of living next to giant fans – these boys close ranks and set out to dismiss, discount, diminish, undermine, challenge, limit, qualify, explain, excuse or otherwise spin away the heart wrenching stories laid out by their victims.

It takes a certain kind of individual to not only IGNORE the suffering of others but to ATTACK them because of it. STT is happy to describe these people as a special kind of Monster.

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Liberals green energy policies: a ‘massacre’ for our economy

The Liberals go full-steam ahead….straight for a brick wall!

Quixotes Last Stand

Ontario Failing Like Europe

Lorrie Goldstein — Toronto Sun — September 14, 2013

If you want to see the future of the Ontario economy under Premier Kathleen Wynne’s green energy plan, you don’t have to look far.

Look at Europe, because we’re starting to experience what’s happening there, as rising electricity prices driven by the high cost of renewable energy gut its manufacturing sector.

“We face a systemic industrial massacre,” Antonio Tajani, European Commissioner for Industry, recently told the Daily Telegraph, “I am in favour of a green agenda, but we can’t be religious about this. We need a new energy policy. We have to stop pretending, because we can’t sacrifice Europe’s industry for climate goals that are not realistic and are not being enforced worldwide.”

“The loss of competitiveness is frightening,” Italian economist Paulo Savona told the Telegraph. “When people choose whether to invest in Europe or the U.S…

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Parker Gallant: Ontario wasting hundreds of millions

“Sad minutes for Ontario” – Ontario Wasting Hundreds of Millions!!!

WIND CONCERNS ONTARIO: On WordPress

Parker Gallant, who analyzes the Ontario power system and comments frequently in this space and for The Financial Post in its series “Ontario’s Power Trip”, appeared yesterday on journalist Rob Snow’s program on CFRA radio, Ottawa. While Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli claims Ontario is “making money” selling excess power, Parker says this isn’t true: in fact, he says, Ontario is losing “hundreds of millions” with the way it manages the system.
He explains everything in 10 minutes or less…10 very sad minutes for Ontario.
The podcast of his interview is begins at minute 1:06 on the podcast.

Parker Gallant pictured from SUN-TV interview

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Know your ultimate enemy : the dream.

Amazingly well-written article….explains alot about the green-scam!

Pointman's

It’s about having an honest conversation.

That’s what I’ve come to think blogging is. Yes, you can muck around showing how slick or amusing you are but unless you’re genuinely trying to talk to one or two other human beings out there, who perhaps may only exist in your mind’s eye, you’re just adding a bit more volume to the background noise of the internet. You have to take the view that apart from them, nobody out there is listening, so you can talk freely and at your own pace.

To take that thought one step further, once you accept the very real possibility that you might well be talking into an empty void, you don’t really have to care from then on about how the viewpoint you’re expressing will be received and of course, how you choose to express it is your own business. It flows. You’re a free man.

Given…

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Dear Minister Chiarelli [2]: are we broke?

Wow….green jobs are very lucrative. Work less….earn more!

Wind Resistance of Melancthon

(Tongue in Cheek Letter #1)

(Tongue in Cheek Letter # 2)

September 12, 2013
The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy,
Dear Minister Chiarelli:
I know that I just sent you my letter on September 9th about not producing electricity from industrial wind turbines a few days ago and didn’t expect an answer back for a few more days, but I have read some news that has me concerned that the reasons for not producing power might be in trouble.
   One of the stories I read in Forbes magazine talked about global warming and it said “Global Warming is broke.”  Do you know anything about that? I was kind of counting on the extra cash that would be paid to me for not producing power.
   A story from Natural News talked about Arctic ice.  Apparently, Arctic ice is growing and is 920,000 square miles bigger…

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Ontario Wind Power Generators To Be Paid For Not Producing Electricity

Faux-green wind scam

Wind Resistance of Melancthon

TORONTO – Ontario will start paying wind power generators today not to produce electricity, but the government says the move will actually save ratepayers big bucks.

Ontario has had a surplus of power since 2006, but until now, the province paid for all the electricity generated from industrial wind mills, even when it wasn’t needed.

Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says the system operator can now order wind producers not to generate power, and will pay them _ just as it pays Bruce nuclear _ not to produce electricity when it’s not needed.

He says they are paid at a reduced rate that will save the province $200 million a year just on the wind turbines.

Ontario has signed generous contracts with wind producers for about 5,800 megawatts of electricity, only about 1,500 of which is currently connected to the grid.

The Progressive Conservatives say paying wind power producers with 20-year…

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Central Huron Council will hear options on how to proceed with legal challenge

More people planning their court challenges! We gotta keep plugging away at these miscreants!

Ontario Wind Resistance

By Heather Boa, Huron News Now

Options on how Huron County’s land use planning document can be changed to give the Municipality of Central Huron greater control on renewable energy development on its agricultural land are being drafted for presentation to council next week.

Once council settles on an option, its lawyer, Valerie M’Garry, a private practice lawyer from Delaware, Ont., will prepare a list of issues that will be dealt with in the legal appeal of Huron County’s land use planning document.

Planner Allan Ramsey, of Allan Ramsey Planning Associates, told Central Huron’s committee of the whole this week that options include: prescriptive wording in the county’s official plan related to the development of renewable energy facilities, or extracting policies on renewable energy from the county’s official plan and inserting them into the local official plans of the nine lower-tier municipalities, which would be able to develop their own…

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Perth County Not Willing to Host Turbines

No community with any integrity, would do this to the residents of the rural areas.

Ontario Wind Resistance

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By Shelley Miller-Cameron Blackburn News

The ‘Not A Willing Host’ for industrial wind turbines stance is now unanimous in Perth County. County Council is throwing its formal support behind the four lower-tier municipalities that have already made that declaration.

Warden Vince Judge applauds the Province’s apparent desire to limit the projects to willing communities.
Judge suggests new projects do not appear to be moving through the process very fast but is concerned the Province is not looking at others very closely.

He is pleased Perth County and its member municipalities have declared themselves ‘Not A Willing Host’ for industrial wind turbines and hopeful the unified message will make a difference. He admits it may have little impact on existing plans including a proposed wind turbine development involving properties in North Perth and neighbouring Perth East.  Read article

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Last Day to Comment on Ontario’s Longterm Energy Plan – September 16th, 2013

Sick of Higher Electricity Bills?

Want to tell the Liberals that you don’t want to pay for Wind Turbines which aren’t producing electricity?

Demand to see proof of a cost/benefit analysis.

 Please remember that the deadline for submitting comments is Sept. 16, 2013http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/en/ltep/

Before sending your comments, it might be a good idea to read the document called “Making Choices:
Reviewing Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan” which can be accessed on the Registry page on the lower right side, document #2. This document gives an overview of the present energy system with all its forms of energy and is an easy read. It has the questions that they want our input on, under “For consideration” at the end of each section but please don’t limit yourself to just what they ask. Also, tell them what you want to say about the energy system. Please follow the directions below:
 1. Google: Environmental Registry
2. Registry No. 011-9490
3. Click on “Submit Comment” and fill in your name, address, etc. and comments.
4.Please reference EBR Registry # 011-9490 at the start of your comments.
5. Choose “Save” when done and it will send your comments.
6. Scroll to bottom and “Print.”
If you have family/friends/neighbours who would be interested in sending in comments but don’t use a computer, please give them the mailing address that’s on the Registry page. Below are some facts from the “2011 Annual Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario, Chapter 3, Electricity Sector – Renewable Energy Initiatives” that you’re welcome to cut and paste into your comments.
This Report explains the “renewable rush” story with all its losses/costs to us. It will also open your eyes as to how the Minister of Energy/gov’t. issues energy directives taking away much of the “authority” of the Ont. Power Authority experts and limiting the independent Ont. Energy Board’s role of protecting the consumers with respect to overall cost-effectiveness in the electricity sector.

 As Esther Wrightman said: “We all have the power to make change. Persistence pays eventually.”  

2011 Annual Report of the Auditor General 

1. “Although the Ministry consulted with stakehold­ers in developing the supply-mix directives, the Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP), and the Green Energy and Green Economy Actbillions of dollars were committed to renewable energy without fully evaluating the impact, the trade-offs, and the alternatives through a compre­hensive business-case analysis. Specifically, the OPA, the OEB, and the IESO acknowledged that:
•     no independent, objective, expert investigation had been done to examine the potential effects of renewable-energy policies on prices, job creation, and greenhouse gas emissions; and
•      no thorough and professional cost/benefit analysis had been conducted to identify potentially cleaner, more economically productive, and cost-effective alternatives to renewable energy, such as energy imports and increased conservation.” P.97 
2. “On the other hand, renewable energy sources, particularly wind and solar, cost much more than conventional energy sources. Accordingly, electricity bills are projected to rise even further as more renewable energy projects start commercial operations in the next few years.” P.93 
3. “In November 2010, the Ministry forecast that a typical residential electricity bill would rise about 7.9% annually over the next five years, with 56% of the increase due to investments in renewable energy that would increase the supply to 10,700 MW by 2018, as well as the associated capital invest­ments to connect all the renewable power sources to the electricity transmission grid.” P.89    
4. “In particular, RESOP, (Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program) which offered very attractive contract prices to renewable energy generators, received overwhelm­ing responses…” P.103″Although continuing the successful RESOP initiative was one option, the Minister directed the OPA in September 2009 to replace RESOP with a new standard-offer program called Feed-in Tariff (FIT), which was wider in scope, required made-in-Ontario components, and provided renewable energy generators with signifi­cantly more attractive contract prices than RESOP. These higher prices added about $4.4 billion in costs over the 20-year contract terms as compared to what would have been incurred had RESOP prices for wind and solar power been maintained.” P. 104 
5. “Many other jurisdictions set lower FIT prices than Ontario and have mechanisms to limit the total costs arising from FIT programs.” P.90   
6. “… the FIT contract has a unique feature that offers renewable energy generators an “Additional Contract Payment” to compensate them for any revenue lost as a result of curtailment instruction. Accordingly, electricity ratepayers still have to pay renewable energy developers even when those generators are not pro­ducing electricity during periods of curtailment. “ P.107 
7. “Given that demand growth for electricity is expected to remain modest at the same time as more renewable energy is being added to the system, electricity ratepayers may have to pay renewable energy generators under the FIT program between $150 million and $225 million a year not to generate electricity.” P.91 
8. “Reducing renewable power can be an efficient way to reduce supply. Wind generators can be brought on-line or off-line quickly – an ideal characteristic to address surpluses. Although this helps to address the degree to which the electricity system is overloaded, it may not result in cost savings because if the IESO instructs wind generators to shut down under a surplus-power situation, the generators still get paid under the FIT program.” P.113 
9. “In 2010, 86% of wind power was produced on days when Ontario was already in a net export position. Although export customers paid only about 3¢/kWh to 4¢/kWh for Ontario power, electricity ratepayers of Ontario paid more than 8¢/kWh for this power to be gener­ated. Based on our analysis of net exports and pricing data from the IESO, we estimated that from 2005 to the end of our audit in 2011, Ontario received $1.8 billion less for its electricity exports than what it actually cost electricity ratepayers of Ontario.” P.112 
10. “Reducing hydro power can be done by diverting, or spilling, water from hydro gen­erators. The IESO informed us that although the magnitude and timing of spill activities have not been well documented, Ontario spilled water to reduce electricity supply on 96 days in 2009 and 10 days in 2010. Because the overall cost to produce hydro power is often lower than that of all other types of power, reducing hydro power to “make room” for wind and solar power is an expensive mitigation strategy to reduce surplus power, particularly as hydro, wind, and solar power are all considered renewable energy sources.” P.112-113 
11. “Wind generators operate at 28% capacity factor but have only 11% availability at peak demand due to lower wind output in the summer. Although the average capacity factor of wind throughout the year was 28%, it fluctuated seasonally, from 17% in the summer to 32% in the winter. Our analysis also indicated that wind output was out of phase with electricity demand during certain times of day. For example, during the morning hours, around 6:00 a.m., wind output usually decreased just as demand was ramping up. Throughout the day, demand remained high but wind output typically dropped to its lowest level for the day. During the evening hours, around 8:00 p.m., when demand was ramping down, wind output was rising, and it remained high overnight until early morning. This somewhat inverse rela­tionship between daily average wind output and daily average demand was particularly pronounced in the summer and winter months.” P.111  
12. “The OPA informed us that because viable large-scale energy storage is not available in Ontario, wind and solar power must be backed up by other forms of generation. This backup power is generated mainly from natural gas, because coal will be phased out by the end of 2014. The backup requirements have cost and environmental implica­tions. For example: The IESO confirmed that consumers have to pay twice for intermittent renewable energy – once for the cost of constructing renewable energy generators and again for the cost of constructing backup generation facilities, which usually have to keep running at all times to be able to quickly ramp up in cases of sudden declines in sunlight levels or in wind speed. The IESO confirmed that such backups add to ongoing operational costs, although no cost analysis has been done.” P.113 
13. “According to the study used by the Ministry and the OPA, 10,000 MW of electricity from wind would require an additional 47% of non-wind power, typically produced by natural-gas-fired generation plants, to ensure continuous supply.” P.91
14. “Although gas-fired plants emit fewer greenhouse gases than coal-fired plants, they still contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The Ministry has not yet quantified how much backup power will be required from other energy sources to compensate for the intermittent nature of renewable energy, and accordingly has no data on the impact of gas-fired backup power plants on greenhouse gas emissions.” P.119
15. “In recent years, there have been growing public-health concerns about wind turbines, particularly with regard to the noise experienced by people living near wind farms. In May 2010, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued a report concluding that available scientific evidence to date did not demonstrate a direct causal link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects. However, the report was questioned by environmental groups, physicians, engineers, and other professionals, who noted that it was merely a literature review that presented no original research and did not reflect the situation in Ontario. We also noted that only a limited number of renewable generators were in operation in Ontario when the report was prepared in spring 2010, a few months after the launch of the FIT program.” P.119/120 
16. “the Ministry confirmed that it had not estimated the potential job losses and the cost per renewable-energy-related job in Ontario.” P.118
LINK TO Ontario Comments – http://www.energy.gov.on.ca/en/ltep/

Protecting our children from Industrial Wind Power Emissions is our first priority!

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