TV Turbine Report in Niagara Region

The Ongoing Controversy over Turbines continues, is the gist of this CHCH TV report [also blogged on OntWindResistance]. TV reporter, Lisa Hepfner tries to examine both sides of the issue in West Lincoln (which will soon be metal porcupine country with a total of 77 IWT’s). The IWT’s will stretch from West Lincoln to Wainfleet.
The reporter quotes residents who are being bombarded with noise & health issues. She also quotes OPA on the issue, whose spokesman tells what amounts to a duplicitous lie: Shawn Cronkwright, Ontario Power Authority: “With wind turbines, you have to pay to install the equipment, but after the equipment is installed the cost of the fuel is zero. Wind actually is a key piece of keeping prices lower in the entire portfolio.”
The zero cost of “fuel” is disingenuous, to say the least. There’s the huge cost of accessing that “fuel” paid for with tax dollars in the billions; there’s the huge cost of paying for the consumption of that “fuel”, and the huge cost of re-selling that excess “fuel” to other jurisdictions at a less than the cost of production. Then there are the hidden healthcare costs caused by the effects of that “fuel”, the transmission costs (hydro has to shut down to allow wind energy onto the Grid); the air pollution costs caused by the diesel engines needed to operate the turbines; and the costs of lost agricultural production from the industrialized land needed to erect these 60 story towers.
And let’s not even mention the slaughter of millions of flying creatures the earth needs to keep its balance.
Or the Charter Rights being breached by forced acceptance of turbine development. Or the loss of land value. Or increased carbon emissions.
Wind energy is not “free” or “clean” or “green”; these words are government and industry mantras aimed at deluding the public into thinking that the outmoded technology of wind is cutting edge. The edge has been dulled in Europe and the many countries that are abandoning it. Landowners who give their land over to the production of wind instead of crops will be disappointed when their “windfall” lasts much less than 20 years, when the landscape will be dotted with stopped and rusting turbines. But the thieves who run this scheme will have had their money and others will have left office.


Wind Farms: Saving, or Killing Us?

Wind Farms and wind turbines, saving us or killing us?.

James Delingpole writes another article in the Daily Mail (UK) to nail the wind development industry with “a provocative investigation” that claims thousands being sickened by living close to IWT’s.

Below are quotes from his article:

“The sleepless nights caused by its humming were only the start of their problems. Far worse was the impact on their health.
Aileen, a diabetic since the age of 19, found her blood glucose levels rocketing – forcing her to take more insulin and causing her to develop a cataract, she says.”

“Here is what the official trade body RenewableUK has to say on its website: ‘In over 25 years and with more than 68,000 machines installed around the world, no member of the public has ever been harmed by the normal operation of wind farms.’
But in order to believe that, you would have to discount the testimony of the thousands of people just like Aileen around the world who claim their health has been damaged by wind farms.
You would have to ignore the reports of doctors such as Australia’s Sarah Laurie, Canada’s Nina Pierpont and Britain’s Amanda Harry who have collated hundreds of such cases of Wind Turbine Syndrome.”

“In December 2011, in a peer-reviewed report in the Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Dr Carl Phillips – one of the U.S.’s most distinguished epidemiologists – concluded that there is ‘overwhelming evidence that wind turbines cause serious health problems in nearby residents, usually stress-disorder type diseases, at a nontrivial rate’.
According to a study by U.S. noise control engineer Rick James, wind farms generate the same symptoms as Sick Building Syndrome – the condition that plagued office workers in the Eighties and Nineties as a result of what was eventually discovered to be the Low Frequency Noise (LFN), caused by misaligned air conditioning systems.

“But if the problem is really so widespread, why isn’t it better known?
The short answer is money: the wind industry is a hugely lucrative business with millions to spend on lobbying.
What’s more, until recently, it benefited from the general public mood that ‘something ought to be done about climate change’ and wind power – supposedly ‘free’, ‘renewable’ and ‘carbon-friendly’ – was the obvious solution.
‘For years among the metropolitan elite it has been considered heretical to criticise wind power,’ says Heaton-Harris.” 

Dalton and his gang have relied on the urban population of Ontario to ram through Green laws that are seriously harming health and destroying arable land in the province.  The article goes on to describe who makes money and how much on these projects designed to be “Green”, while backed up by non-green power, and the health issues.

“A 1997 report by the U.S. Air Force Institute For National Security Studies notes: ‘Acoustic infrasound: very low frequency sound which can travel long distances and easily penetrate most buildings and vehicles.
‘Transmission of long wavelength sound creates biophysical effects, nausea, loss of bowels, disorientation, vomiting, potential organ damage or death may occur.’
Yet as Dr Phillips notes, instead of protecting the public, governments are actually complicit by encouraging wind farm development via generous subsidies.
‘It’s ridiculous. Here is an industry which is putting the health of tens of thousands of people at risk. If this were a pharmaceutical company sales would have been suspended by now. ’
His views are shared by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Robert McMurtry, once Canada’s most senior public health official: ‘Whatever you think about climate change, you can be sure that wind energy is not the solution.
‘There is an abundance of evidence to the show that infrasound from wind farms represents a serious public health hazard. Until further research is done, there should be an immediate moratorium on building any more of them.’”

Especially compelling is Delingpole’s description of a ghost town in Australia created wholly by the presence of a wind farm.

“‘Wind farms are destroying people’s lives, destroying the environment, destroying the economy – but instead of opposing it, all three main political parties are committed to building more of them.
‘And it’s not accidental. This is a stitch-up between the wind lobby and its friends in Parliament and it’s an outrage.
‘It’s the biggest health scandal of our age and the metropolitan elite just don’t care.’”

While it is a truism to say that politics is artful hypocrisy, it is more true to say there is good hypocrisy and bad hypocrisy.  Green Energy, along with global warming, is the worst of the bad.  Harmful, hurtful, anti-democratic and based entirely on a connection between public subsidy and private development, it is greed that OVERFLOWS itself.

“Newspaper columnist Christopher Booker called wind farms ‘the greatest political blunder of our time’ and ‘a monument to an age when our leaders collectively went off their heads’.”

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“Failure of Duty” – Time to Sue the Government of Ontario

Definition: (ref: Legal Dict.)

breach of duty
  1. The failure to perform a legal or moral obligation owed to a person or to the public.
  2. The failure to act as required by the law.
  3. The failure to exercise the care that a reasonable person would exercise in the same or similar situation.

This is the route being taken by one European. He’s suing the government for “Failure of Duty”. This is a Tort action that alleges the government failed to act in the best interests of its citizen(s) by not protecting that citizen(s) from the consequences of its negligence.

If you read the above definition, you can easily see how the government of Ontario has failed in its moral and legal obligation to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of its citizens, and how it has failed to exercise due care as might the reasonable person (the proverbial man on the Clapham omnibus) with regard to finances, health, safety, welfare; and most especially by a refusal to place a Moratorium on further development until all these issues are settled by studies and public enquiries. We know about adverse health effects, and property devaluation, and wasted subsidies that have increased hydro rates, of excess generation of power that has to “exported” to others (we pay them to take it), of injurious affection and the list goes on. Not to mention the breach of duty to citizens to safeguard their right to local democracy… and the list goes on. And the breach of Charter rights… and the list goes on. And the duty to safeguard the environment, breached by Bill 55 which has eviscerated the Natural Resources and Wildlife Act… and the list goes on… and on.

Rookie MPP Fights Greed Energy

MPP, Lisa Thompson, Huron-Bruce has thrown down the gauntlet in front of Ontario Energy Minister, Chris Bentley (who will likely loose his seat in the next election): an open ultimatum to shape up or get out. During Question Period, she stood up to state that if the Minister cannot handle his portfolio, he should give it up, calling the government’s failed Green Energy policies an “energy nightmare”.  Stating the Province is broke, she reminded the Minister that the only way the government can stop losing money is by ending the subsidies to alternative energy. In other words, fighting to kill Greed Energy, already abandoned in other countries.  Read about it in the Sun Times.