Fears for children’s safety after turbine breaks up

By Sue Restan and Rita Campbell, The Press and Journal – UK – published: Sept 4, 2013

FRESH fears have been raised about children’s safety after a wind turbine similar to ones installed at schools in the Highlands started to break up after being hit by a powerful gust.

Part of one of the structure’s blades was thrown about 60 yards as it disintegrated.

Worried parents believe pupils could be seriously injured or even killed if the Caithness incident was repeated at one of the 13 primaries and secondaries across the region which have their own turbines.

Original Article Here: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/3379753/

 

Wind project developer met with protest in Cavan Monaghan

Wind weasels NOT WELCOME HERE!!!

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Peterborough this Week
MILLBROOK — Met by an angry crowd and a team of disapproving Cavan Monaghan Township councillors, the developer of a proposed wind farm was sent a clear message on Tuesday (Sept. 3).

In town to make a delegation to the Township regarding a five-turbine wind farm that would overlook the Devil’s Elbow skill hill area and a new subdivision, developer Martin Ince needed a police escort to help him get past nearly 200 people blocking the doors to the building. Inside, councillors voted to set aside $500,000 from lottery reserves in case the Township ends up in court over the issue.

While the Township has identified itself as an unwilling host for a wind farm, the Feed in Tariff (FIT) agreement for the Stoneboat Community Wind Farm project doesn’t need municipal approval. Mr. Ince acquired the FIT contract from the group behind the Whispering Winds wind farm…

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Chiarelli avoids answering tough question (from a 7 year old)

Chiarelli should burn in Hell, for lying to this child. He does not care if he harms her.

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When Clara is asked to answer a question in school, she does.

When Clara asks the Energy Minister to answer a question (late last year)…. well, he doesn’t, and then he quits. Then the next Energy Minister doesn’t…and when it is sent to him via hand delivery from his Deputy Minister, he finally responds… but doesn’t answer the question.

As Clara’s older brother would say, Min. Chiarelli, this letter is an “epic FAIL“. Really, “Thank you for your interest in clean energy”?? Bob, thirty-seven wind turbines were just approved to surround this kid’s home and school. Whether you realize it or not, your letter just told her that you don’t like people, cows and birds… that’s why your government is pushing these machines on us and our environment. Otherwise you would have answered her question with a simple “yes”.

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DWP ERT Hearings – Week 3, Sep. 3 and 4, 2013

An Update on the ERT (Melancthon) for this week – Dr Robert McMurtry to testify.

Wind Resistance of Melancthon

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Re: cases 13-069 to 13-075

Appellants V the Minister of the Environment

 

Witnesses that Testified:

R. McMurtry  – Tues. Sep. 3 & Wed. Sep. 4

Hearing is over for this week.

Coming up next week, Tues. Sep. 9, 2013 – Video conference with Dr Laurie from Australia (session to be heard in Toronto)
Teleconference information will be posted when available.

The hearing location for the balance of the week will also be posted when confirmed.

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Renewables Scam

A very good article exposing the facts around Wind Power’s economic failure in addition to outlining how it isn’t green!

Power For USA

There is virtually no debate that electricity generated by wind and solar is more expensive than that generated by natural gas and coal1.

And this is before other costs are included. Costs, such as, backup power for when the wind doesn’t blow, and the cost of dedicated transmission lines to bring electricity from remote areas to where it can be used, and the cost of storage.

Even regulators in California recognize the inadequacy of wind and solar, and that California’s objective of having 33% of its electricity generated by renewables can’t be achieved without storage.

What’s even more troubling is that storing large quantities of electricity is essentially a pipe dream, unless billions of dollars are spent on storage projects.

Here is a listing of different types of storage, many of which use electricity generated when it’s not needed to store energy in a different form.

  • Pumped storage…

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Wind turbine blade debris sparks school safety campaign concerns

September 3, 2013 – The  Herald, Scotland – David Ross

CAMPAIGNERS are circulating photographs of a wind turbine losing a blade near a main road in the Highlands, and calling for a council to shut down those situated near schools .

Last year, Highland Council turned off turbines at 16 schools amid concerns they may be sited dangerously close to pupils.

But after a comprehensive risk assessment was completed, 13 were turned back on with the remaining three deemed inefficient.

Since then, none have operated in wind speeds over 100mph, even though they are considered safe at 134mph, according to the council.

But on Friday evening, during what is being described as a “not very remarkable gust of wind of around 40mph” a privately owned 25.9 metre wind turbine on Scrabster Hill, near Thurso, was badly damaged

According to local reports the turbine is about 235 yards off the A836, which runs westward from Thurso.

An observer noted that one piece of debris from the blades was thrown “70 paces, say 60 yards” from the turbine.

Lyndsey Ward, a campaigner against wind farms in the Highlands, said: “This is yet another lesson to be learnt from, but experience suggests that it will not be put to good use.”

She added Highland ­Council steadfastly refused to acknowledge any risk from siting small wind turbines in school playgrounds and considered that only at more than twice the wind speed which destroyed the Scrabster Hill turbine was there any need to consider action to close them down.

A Highland Council spokesman said it was concerned to learn of the damage, but was satisfied with the risk assessments it had in place. Read original article  here: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/wind-turbine-blade-debris-sparks-school-safety-campaign-concerns.22035330

Ontario’s Energy Sector has been “hijacked for profit” by “very insidious players”?

We need a public inquiry into this scam, and the sooner, the better!

The Big Green Lie

When placed under public scrutiny and when research by honest people dig deep inside what has become a “complete disaster”, our own Electrical Sector, a very disturbing picture starts to develop.

The Green Energy sector in Ontario will make the Gas Plant Scandal look like “child’s play” when and if there is ever a “public accounting of the mismanagement and virtual destruction of our electrical supply”.

Here are some very serious revelations as to who is actually pilfering massive amounts of money out of Ontario electrical consumers pockets!

Behind the Green Door, or, a union and the Ontario government–strange bedfellows?

 
The Ottawa Citizen recently reported on the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) meetings in Ottawa August 18-23 and in particular the fact that 62 municipalities had declared themselves “unwilling hosts” to industrial wind turbines.
   Those 62 communities (now 65) were simply taking Premier Wynne at her word based…

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Lorry carrying €1.5m wind turbine crashes in Donegal

The incident happened in the remote townland of Loughnagurragh, between the villages of Ardara and Glenties.

GREG HARKIN – 03 SEPTEMBER 2013

A RECOVERY operation is underway after a lorry carrying €1.5m wind turbine left a rural road in Co Donegal today.

The 64-metre long turbine was being taken to a controversial wind farm at Loughderryduff to replace one which snapped and fell there in March.

The collapse of the turbine six months ago is still being investigated by the company which owns the site North West Wind Limited and the Danish makers of the turbines Vestas.

The turbines are supposed to have a lifespan of 25 years but the one which fell over during moderate weather had only been in place for just over four years.

Gardai say the road between Maas and Ardara is currently closed whilst cranes attempt to remove the lorry and its load from the field.

No-one from the wind farm company was available for comment.  See Original Article Here:http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/lorry-carrying-15m-wind-turbine-crashes-in-donegal-29548073.html

Protesters want turbine in Port Elgin shut down

Great day in Port Elgin.

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stop the wind turbinesOwen Sound Sun Times
There weren’t enough wind turbine protesters Monday to set a new Guinness World Record, but event organizer Greg Schmalz said that wasn’t really the point anyway. “The intent was to bring publicity to the issue,” he said in an interview as the event was wrapping up at Gobles Grove Beach in Port Elgin.

Members of the Saugeen Turbine Operation Policy (STOP) had advertised the two-hour protest against the Canadian Auto Workers’ Union wind turbine as an attempt to break a Guinness record. But the 291 people who attended fell short of the 501 needed to beat the record for most people forming a letter. The group chose the letter H for help. Schmalz said the record attempt was seen as a good way to attract people and the media to the rally. “We wanted to get as much exposure as possible,” he said.

The event was…

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

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