THE TRUTH ALWAYS COMES OUT!!!
While vacationing on the Island a few weeks ago, I read with interest the editorial of July 31, 2013 about the building of additional industrial wind turbines on Manitoulin.
If I were to choose one word to describe the content of this editorial, it would be the adjective sophomoric, to be understood in its plain meaning of shallow, immature, and juvenile. I say this because I live in a community in which a compliant municipal council welcomed the hucksters of green energy, which led to the building of more than 150 wind turbines with more to come, in an area much smaller than Manitoulin, known as the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The result has been that property values here have fallen, there has been an increase in reports of people suffering mental and physical difficulties and sadly the building of the turbines has caused a sense of enmity amongst…
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Smarten up everybody….JUST SAY NO!!!
The Americans are watching Europe’s wind power debacle in horror – a little like a bunny in the headlights – the glare catches its gaze and it’s just not quite sure what to do next.
But – maybe, just maybe – they’ll hop to safety before they get overrun by the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time.
Here’s one smart bunny warning his compatriots that it might be time to move.
Europeans learning the hard truth about wind and solar energy
13 August 2013
Germany, Denmark pay 3 times current U.S. rates for energy — and our leaders want us to pay that much as well.
Although blades on the 150-foot wind turbines at the new German offshore Riffgat power plant 9 miles off the North Sea island of Bokum are finally turning, there is one big problem. They are doing so only because they…
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Here is a time line to help readers understand the background behind some of the Toronto Star’s reporting of Ontario electricity news.
November 23, 2010: In an email exchange Ben Chin, Ontario Power Authority VP, former Ontario Liberal candidate, and also former senior media advisor to then Premier Dalton McGuinty discusses with senior communications staffer, Alicia Johnston, employed in the Ontario Minister of Energy’s office. Johnston complains about negative reporting by Tom Adams and proposes that “We’ve got to get him (Tyler Hamilton) out as an ‘expert’ commentator.” Chin replies, “We need to throw him (Tyler Hamilton) some work.”
Ben Chin has presented himself as an authority on politics and journalistic ethics, including this interview soon after he left his then prominent career in broadcast journalism.
May 3, 2011: The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), closely supervised by the Ontario government, released a report on “Smart Grid” development in the province. The Corporate Partners Committee participating in the report included a Who’s Who of international energy technology firms selling Smart Grid concepts around the world. The Ontario government’s electricity policies heavily emphasize promoting Smart Grid. In a footnote, the report thanks Tyler Hamilton for his assistance in preparing this report.
Here are two examples of Toronto Star Business Section articles that subsequently appeared on the subject of Smart Grid authored by Tyler Hamilton. Both news reports omit mention of Hamilton’s IESO funding:
May 11, 2012: The smarter the grid, the less you notice it
June 29, 2012: Smart Grid, Delayed Delivery
Here is the complete response of the IESO, issued earlier today, when I sought details on how much Tyler Hamilton got paid for his work on the Smart Grid report:
Tyler Hamilton was the successful respondent to a competitive procurement process for the delivery of this report.
The IESO uses competitive procurement processes, such as RFQs or RFPs, to evaluate proposals according to a pre-determined set of criteria – including costs and experience. As with standard procurement practice, all bids submitted through this process are subject to non-disclosure agreements.
On Twitter, I have been asking Tyler Hamilton to disclose how much the Ontario government and agents have paid him and his associates like Corporate Knights. As of this posting, no response from Hamilton has been forthcoming.
The evidence presented here indicates that Tyler Hamilton’s electricity reporting in the Toronto Star has been corrupted by a conflict of interest. I have previously reported on evidence of similar politicization developing within the Ontario public service. The Ontario public service has contributed to a cover-up of the gas scandal that includes responding to inquiries from the Information and Privacy Commissioner with information she has identified as “inaccurate and incomplete”.
Given the importance of an independent press and a professional public service in protecting the public interest, the corrupting effects of Ontario’s ongoing electricity policy challenges appears to represent a substantial threat to the province’s future.
Read original article here: http://www.tomadamsenergy.com/2013/08/28/corrupt-electricity-reporting/
Fight the windscam with everything you have in you!!!
It has become fairly common these days to hear about various communities in Ontario fighting to stop the building of industrial turbines in their neighbourhoods. The latest to jump on that bandwagon is the Municipality of Amherstburg in Lambton County. That brings it to 64 townships that have said they will not be willing hosts for industrial turbines and 33 that have expressed concerns.
Leamington Mayor John Patterson says after attending the Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference he thinks the provincial government is willing to listen to concerns from across the province. I have yet to see any evidence of that. As far as I can tell, the Liberal government is gung-ho with the subsidies to big wind companies like Northland Power, which is in the process of building the sites for 24 industrial turbines on McLean’s Mountain on Manitoulin Island.
Since my last column on wind…
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Greenpiss picked the wrong people to harass!!!
Greenpeace have just made a massive miscalculation of who to mess with in the Arctic, in this case Russia.
The story goes like this Greenpeace wanted to go the Northern Sea Route in Russia’s Arctic and protest, for that read, interrupt the search for oil and gas in the Arctic, the Arctic is reckoned to have 13% of the worlds undiscovered oil reserves and around 31% of the worlds undiscovered natural gas reserves.
Entry to the Northern Sea Route is by permit only, Greenpeace applied 3 times, and 3 times the Russians rejected the application, so the nobly motivated watermelons at Greenpeace decided they would ignore the lack of permit and go anyway.
A major miscalculation by Greenpeace, the old USSR might be gone, but the new Russia led by Comrade Putin is little changed from the USSR, now instead of the KGB, there are the incredibly rich oligarchs and…
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Another blow to the wind industry….the truth will set you free!
Tribunal warns that the Government acted illegally by denying public participation
Margareta Pagano –The Independent — August 27, 2013
Plans for future wind farms in Britain could be in jeopardy after a United Nations legal tribunal ruled that the UK Government acted illegally by denying the public decision-making powers over their approval and the “necessary information” over their benefits or adverse effects.
The new ruling, agreed by a special United Nations committee in Geneva, calls into question the legal validity of any further planning consent for all future wind-farm developments based on current policy, both onshore and offshore.
The United Nations Economic Commission Europe has declared that the UK flouted Article 7 of the Aarhus Convention, which requires full and effective public participation on all environmental issues and demands that citizens are given the right to participate in the process.
The UNECE committee has also recommended that the UK must…
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Information Night Regarding Property Devaluations
It is now a reality as you are all aware. The turbines are in and here to stay. I have had many calls and emails concerning what our next course of action should be. So, on Thurs. Oct. 3, 2013 at 7.p.m. at the Selkirk Centennial Hall there is going to be an information meeting.
I have contacted Eric Gillespie (lawyer) and Ben Lansink ( property appraiser) and they are willing to come and discuss our property devaluations as well as any legal options we may have. I would appreciate you putting the word out there and letting everyone being affected by the turbines know about this meeting.
I believe it is time for anyone being affected, whether by devaluation in properties that are trying to be sold, or health issues that are starting to surface, to decide what our rights are worth to us. It is time to…
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The Great Lakes provide habitat for millions of waterbirds that migrate within the Atlantic and Mississippi Flyways and also provide wintering habitat for significant populations of several waterbird species. The Ontario Government, through the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, is promoting the placement of thousands of onshore and offshore industrial wind turbines. Most of which are located along the Great Lakes shorelines where large concentrations of waterbirds migrate, stage and winter. Long Point Waterfowl is concerned that placement of industrial wind turbines close to important staging, migratory and wintering habitats could adversely affect waterbirds through direct mortality (collisions) and/or displacement from important and traditionally used habitats. For instance, European studies have shown that waterbird use of traditionally used habitats declines substantially following the construction of closely associated onshore and offshore industrial wind turbines. Based on the potential for adverse impacts on waterbirds, Long Point Waterfowl has urged industrial wind turbine developers to not place turbines in or near important waterbird habitats and have requested that governments provide more restrictive requirements for industrial wind turbine setbacks and pre and post- construction monitoring.
Long Point Waterfowl, in collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Service, recently expanded our lower Great Lakes shoreline and offshore surveys to provide more information on which regions of the lower Great Lakes should be protected from industrial wind turbine developments. During the winter and spring of 2009 and 2010 several offshore (1 and 3 kilometers) transects were flown to document the density of waterfowl and other waterbirds using potential offshore wind development areas.
Long Point Waterfowl and the Canadian Wildlife Service hope to continue these pre-development surveys this fall to get a better understanding of the density and use of waterfowl and other waterbirds in proposed offshore wind development areas during fall migration.
Long Point Waterfowl in collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Seaduck Joint Venture are also surgically implanting Long-Tailed Ducks with satellite transmitters as part of a Phil Wilson’s M.Sc.research project. Locations obtained from these birds will allow Long Point Waterfowl and others to better understand microhabitat use of wintering waterfowl on the lower Great Lakes. This information will also answer questions pertaining to any potential overlap between areas used by waterfowl and sites for potential offshore wind energy development.
Katelyn Weaver will be starting her M.Sc. with Long Point Waterfowl in January 2011. Katelyn will be conducting a retrospective analysis of Tundra Swan satellite tracking data that was collected by Long Point Waterfowl as well as data collected by Dr. Khristi Wilkins as part of her Ph.D. project. Katelyn will be using this data to study the habitat use of Tundra Swans
staging on the lower Great Lakes and will be making recommendations for the placement of industrial wind turbines in the region.
Everett Hanna (Ph.D. Candidate) is sudying the staging ecology and habitat use of Sandhill Cranes on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. His project has included the attachment of satellite transmitters to 13 Sandhill Cranes captured on the island. Habitat use information provided by these satellite-tracked birds will enable Everett to make recommendations pertaining to industrial wind turbine placement on Manitoulin Island and elsewhere on the migratory route of Eastern Poulation Sandhill Cranes.
Checkout the website here: http://longpointwaterfowl.org/research/staff/current-staff-research/industrial-wind-turbine-development/