Tag Archives: Wind farms

Wind farms are not farms

With the discussion taking place presently in the County re wind farms, perhaps the No Farms, No Food people should consider this:

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture wants the provincial government to temporarily pull the plug on industrial wind turbine development until serious shortcomings with the program can be fixed.

Federation president Mark Wales says the developments are pitting rural residents against each other. In addition during the past few weeks, members have told federation representatives about health problems associated with the turbines, concerns over the loss of farmland, encumbrances on their properties and other issues. …

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli, the Progressive Conservative’s energy critic, says Ontario Auditor General’s Jim McCarter notes in his 2011 report released in December that for every job created in the wind and solar industries, two to four jobs in other sectors are lost because of higher electricity prices….

Among the federation’s concerns are:

•    the price paid for wind power;
•    the inefficiency of wind power – it can’t be stored for use during peak demand periods;
•    setbacks and induced currents;
•    health and nuisance matters; and
•    removal of municipal input from wind turbine projects.

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Wind folly

What do you think? Should they change the rules?

Proposed wind turbine rules for the Halifax Regional Municipality will make it difficult to have green energy projects in business parks, a wind developer says.

Think about it because they are coming to a town near you!

Sprott Power Corp. should be in the clear to build a wind farm in the Hampton Mountain area of the Annapolis Valley by July, a municipal official said Wednesday. [more]

Will Nova Scotia follow Europe onto this insanity?



More Shear madness

The madness continues because you can’t legislate against stupidity.

Shear Wind Inc. has signed a major deal with Enercon Canada Inc. to supply wind turbines for a proposed $150-million wind farm, the company announced Friday night.

The renewable energy company is developing the Glen Dhu wind power project to supply renewable power to Nova Scotia Power. The green electricity is scheduled to begin generating later this year.

The company wants to install 30 turbines — 14 in Antigonish County and the remainder near Baileys Brook, Pictou County.

ignoring known ineffectiveness

Aase Madsen , the Chair of Energy Policy in the Danish Parliament, calls it “a terribly expensive disaster.”

Is anyone there in lululand  doing a cost/benefit analysis? Anyone?