Light and snow reveal INFRASOUND waves of large scale turbulent structures.
Municipal Support must be manadatory for wind power contract bids! says Wind Concerns Ontario in its latest media release: Wind Concerns Ontario submitted a series of recommendations to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of the “engagement” process on the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) process on May 3rd.
In its letter to the IESO, WCO stated unequivocally, The key issue is: neither the government nor participants in the procurement process have listened to valid community concerns or displayed any learning from problems created by the existing projects. Most people in rural Ontario seem to know more about the impact of wind turbines (economic, environmental, societal) than the people proposing projects, who continue to use outdated and limited information to support their proposals. Far from streamlining the process, the Green Energy and Economy Act has created a confrontational environment. Based on local activities such as municipal resolutions, public demonstrations and media stories, it is clear this situation is not going to change until provincial government agencies deal seriously with the problems that have been created by wind turbine projects to date.
Highlights of WCO Recommendations:
Qualification of bidders
Failure to deliver past projects on time should result in disqualification of bidders
“Engagement” should not be confused with “support”
IESO needs to do an independent technical review of proponent submissions
Full documentation should be provided to municipalities prior to bid submission…
Again, a resolution of support from a municipality must be a mandatory requirement for a bid in the RFP process
WRITE YOUR MPPs and the PREMIER in support of WCO, and demand compliance!
Brant County is being set up for Scam and the Green Lie! Samsung wants to talk the County into a partnership.
Brant to Get the Green Wash (Michael-Allan Marion, reporting)
BRANT, beware, you are being conned to join in the Wynne-lose game that costs taxpayers billions and keeps power rates in Ontario at an unprecedented high!
Samsung is selling Green Illusions and peddling the Green Lie! EASY to do, of course, when the provincial government is paying you to do it!!!
Samsung gets to keep the profits provided by Ontario Taxpayers (Green Energy does NOT, cannot make money, so the profits are provided), AND Ontario sells off Green generated power at less than the cost of production to jurisdictions outside of Ontario and Canada. It’s BUDGETING, the Ontario way!
Health Officer [Dr. Janice Owens] Dismissed:
One of the health unit’s initiatives since her appointment has been a study of the possible health effects of wind farms in Huron County, which has some of the largest turbine installations in the province.
Hessel [Mayor} said Owen’s departure was unrelated to the wind farm issue and that work would be carried on by health unit staff.
BTW, the last HO was also dismissed… Is the Mayor on the take? Oh, sure, not related! In a pig’s patootie!
German magazine, Der Spiegel, has turned a spotlight onto Germany’s “Green Sleaze”, the Wind Industry’s corruption of the environmental movement and local politicians:
“Enoch zu Guttenberg, one of Germany’s most prolific environmentalists has become an outspoken critic of wind energy in Germany, and believes children in the future will be able to see Germany’s idyllic landscape only in paintings as developers clear hill-top forests to make way for skyscraper-size industrial wind turbines.” by Pierre L. Gosselin.
“The environmental movement has become so disunified, Spiegel writes, that once diehard nuclear energy opponents have now switched to protesting wind turbines, as many planning boards ignore concerns of the citizens and attempt to steamroll projects through against the public will.”
Sound familiar, the attempt to steamroll projects through against the will of the people? Just like the Wynne Industry’s Green Sleaze?
“This is how it works at many communities, Spiegel describes. Often the nearby residents and citizens pay heftily through lost property values, health issues from infrasound, and high electricity prices. Invariably only very few benefit at all.”
So, Ontario is not unique: it has also Green Sleaze, and Gas Sleaze, Political Fund raising Sleaze, Climate Change and Carbon Tax Sleaze, and a GTA that will vote the “Sleazers” back in.
Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
Fascinating: @o_s_p_e explains how adding wind & solar ends-up doubling CO2 emissions: OSPE Explains How and Why
Originally tweeted, @jkenney.
“Queen’s Park is betting heavily that conservation programs will provide an effective and low-cost means of managing power needs in the coming decades,” they write. “Unfortunately, Ontario energy plans rely on unsubstantiated and overly-optimistic claims. We closely examine(d) the analyses behind the province’s ‘Conservation First’ plans, and find either an absence of credible data, or overly-optimistic numbers based on methodologies known to be unreliable.”, Toronto Sun, Lorrie Goldstein column.
The authors of this observation are Tom Adams and Ross McKitrick, in their report, “Demand Side Mismanagement: How Conservation Became Waste”, wherein they also say the Government’s official propaganda about spending billions to save billions more, when challenged, met with this answer: “The government replied “external financial audits were not performed on these programs,” and the rest of the information given was too vague to assess the government’s claims.”
Industrial Wynne Turbines are a wonder to behold, a boon to the province and a comfort to consumers. The wasted billions will go down in history as a testament to the Wynne-lose Government’s “competence.”
Ontario Signs Up for More Expensive Power, expensive and unreliable power, writes Tom Admas in the FP:
“But rather than heed […] warnings, the government barges on. Under the current version of the FIT program, the government will buy wind power from small projects at a 50 per cent premium over the competitive wind price, and solar power at a 30 to 90 per cent premium over competitive solar prices. Other bonuses available to FIT producers allow them to add even higher charges to the bill by, for instance, finding First Nations to accept ownership positions with their projects.”
It gets worse: you are paid for power you produce (it goes without saying, unneeded power) AND then paid for power you could have produced if the Grid hadn’t been overloaded:
“New wind and solar contract holders will likely be paid not only for how much power they actually generate, but for a significant portion of their “deemed generation” — that is, what they didn’t produce but might have had the grid been able to accept all of their production, but instead ended up “curtailed” because the grid was oversupplied.”
And WORSE: “Not only are Ontario ratepayers burdened with payments to generators to not generate, but as the auditor general [wat dat?] has pointed out, our losses on exporting surplus power keep growing. Net exports in 2014 equalled 10 per cent of Ontario usage — well over half of Toronto’s total usage, sold to the U.S. at a fraction of the price that actual Torontonians paid. In 2015, net exports hit 12 per cent of Ontario’s usage.”
Then, there will be the Carbon Tax yet to come, all invented as get-rich-quick schemes through the boondoggle of global warming and climate change for developers of so-called alternative energy (there is no alternative, it’s being shoved down your throat). Alternative to what? Alternative to cost-effective and proven power generation like Hydro, Nuclear, and, yes, even, Coal. Oh, forgot to mention, CO2 is a living-giving gas…
As the PM and Premier of Ontario agitate for a Carbon TAX, guess which country doesn’t have one? Hint, [Wente, Globe&Mail] USA.
Guess which one will probably not have such a tax for a very long time if ever? Hint: see above.
“The energetic idealists who are eager to turn Canada into the most climate-friendly, inclusive, feminist, diversity-positive country on the planet need to keep in mind that most Canadians don’t care much about any of these things.” Hint: JT a man without a Parade. Not to mention, Canada is already virtually carbon neutral given its land mass, its lakes and rivers… and did I mention, Forests?
There’s an old saying in southern Italy: who lies down with babies, gets up covered in S?!@*… The babies are in charge in Canada and Ontario.
In Canada, Energy Poverty Rising [Goldstein, Toronto Sun]: “…more than one million households now spending more than 10% of their incomes solely on electricity and home heating fuel.” To be sure, in Ontario, it will continue rising until 2019.
Furthermore, “These numbers will rise in coming years as Canadian governments pour ever-increasing amounts of money into expensive and unreliable green energy projects such as wind turbines and solar panels, as well as introduce carbon pricing.” Not to mention the brazen cash grab all governments in Canada will make in the name of a Carbon Tax, in a country that is practically speaking carbon neutral.
“Meanwhile, in Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government estimates the cap-and-trade carbon pricing scheme it will introduce next year will add $156 annually to the energy and gasoline bill of the average household in 2017 alone.”
Goldstein suggests mitigation of energy poverty by making sure that “100% of all monies raised through carbon pricing, which increases taxes and prices on consumption, will be returned directly to the public in income tax cuts and grants to the poor.” It would be a start, but in Canada and Ontario, it ain’t gonna happen, it would be too politically incorrect and impractical for governments that can’t/won’t balance their budgets because of the Left Wing obsession with the panacea of Deficit Financing.
…we now live in The Province of Toronto (Mayor Cameron McWilliam, Dutton-Dunwich, per Ottawa Wind Concerns), the Wynne-lose government is ignoring all the municipal councils supporting the Wainfleet Resolution asking the government to stop issuing more F.I.T. contracts.
Dutton-Dunwich Referendum says, “No”, gov’t says,, tough luck and awards contracts to wind developers (OWR, from the London Free Press –
The Ontario government had repeatedly assured McWilliam and other rural leaders that the wishes of local residents would be respected in a new era of public consultation.
In testimony before a legislature committee in November 2013, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said municipalities wouldn’t be given a veto over projects but it would be “very rare indeed” for any to be approved without municipal backing.
“It will be almost impossible for somebody to win one of those bidding processes without an engagement with the municipality,” Chiarelli said.
It’s getting on to Spring, and getting warmer, and the SNAKES are coming out. Unwilling Hosts getting hosed.