Made this video of chemtrails over Kincardine. Proving once again that your Govt. doesn’t give a rats ass about you or your family. Be sure to read Agenda 21.
This showed up via an email from a concerned citizen. Might shed some light on how the wind industry really thinks about you and your family. They don’t come across here as the environmentalists they like to portray themselves as. God help the bats, birds and the people who suffer from the abuse dished out by the wind industry with the backing of corrupt govt. Tax avoidance and carbon credits is the name of the game. They don’t give a damn about the environment.
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Notes from Wind Power Finance and Investment Summit, II
Wind Power Finance and Investment Summit, Feb. 7, 2008, San Diego, Calif.
*Session: Strategic Wind Developers’ Perspective on Wind Development*
Tim Callahan, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
Eric Blank, Executive Vice President, Development Division, Iberdrola USA
Sam Enfield, Wind Energy Development, PPM Energy
Declan Flanagan, CEO, Airtricity North America
Peter Duprey, CEO, Acciona Energy North America
*Where in the United States is the growth [of the wind sector] expected to continue?* The Midwest looks good, although nimbyism and lack of transmission are restraints there. Lack of transmission on the Great Plains is a drawback. The Northwest has issues with transmission as well, although deals are in the works to make it happen. There are premier sites in this region.
*What regions of the United States are more difficult to develop and why?* *Landowners are understanding more about the industry.* Upstate New York is “not a reality”. 70% of construction in 2007 was on sites 100 MW or bigger. This trend will continue. A 30 MW project costs as much as a 100 MW project because of the mobilization costs, making these smaller projects less feasible.
*Are there regions in the United States that are over-built?* West Texas is reaching saturation but will continue to grow as new transmission is built.
*What are the major constraints and challenges to expansion in the industry?
* Turbine manufacturers are sold out though 2009. Developers have to settle for second and third choices for equipment. The scarcity of turbines is hurting the smaller players and it will continue to get tighter for them. It is also putting more stress on marginal projects.
In 2001 there was one manufacturer in the U.S. Now there are seven. These new entrants are hampered by a lack of subcontractors and suppliers as well as a competent workforce. The industry is still competing with traditional generation, which is also slowing things down.
*Is a Federal RPS necessary for the industry to continue growing?*Absolutely. “If this doesn’t happen in the next administration we can all start looking for other jobs.”
*Is the extension of the PTC necessary for the sector to continue growing?*If it doesn’t happen in 2008, and be retroactive to 1/1/08, it will set the industry back two years. “If we don’t get at least a one year extension of the PTC in 2008, projects will shut down for lack of financing.” “Tax credits are always taken from somewhere else that is getting them. We are getting a stronger ‘pushback’ from those who stand to lose them [oil and gas interests].” “We have bipartisan support but the extension has always been attached to legislation that fails for some other reason.” “It is hard to spend money when there is doubt about the future of the industry.”
*Are all the best sites (Class II) developed or being developed? Are less desirable sites economically feasible?* “The low hanging fruit from a siting perspective has already been picked.”
*Is off-shore a realistic possibility in the United States?* These projects are quite expensive, especially the further from shore and deeper they are.
*Is transmission becoming a significant constraint to development, and if so, how can this constraint be overcome?* “Transmission is the biggest restraint to development. We need to go to larger projects to justify new transmission costs.” This will be a problem for a while. The question of who will pay for new transmission is a tough political issue.
*Are NIMBY issues becoming more prevalent? How does a developer overcome these challenges?* “*Nimbys are cropping up everywhere, especially in the East. It is a cottage industry. Friends of this and friends of that are very effective at networking and putting out pseudo-science. They are still fighting on a project by project basis, however.” “A new AWEA guidebook will be out soon that deals with how to fight nimbys.” “**National Wind
* is very sophisticated and is helping local groups get organized.”
Baby boomers seeking second homes and realtors are a huge threat to development, especially in New England. They have the resources to mount campaigns against projects. It’s better in the Midwest and the Rocky Mountain regions where communities are dependent on local projects.
Expansion is easier also.*
*Is the industry still grappling with environmental considerations, or have these become more manageable?* *Bat problems are turning out to be a serious issue. Fifty or sixty kills per turbine are significant numbers and are causing concern. “Fortunately, bats are not charismatic creatures so this doesn’t carry any weight.”*
By Tom Langdon
The Hamilton Spectator
(May 7, 2007)Enough already! I’ve had it up to here with the likes of Al Gore and David Suzuki telling us the world is going to end next week.
Sorry, but I find it hard to believe diatribes delivered by people that have no expertise in a field of study as complex as this one.
If you think I’m off base, look up Suzuki’s degrees and you will find he has degrees in biology and zoology and at one time was respected by his peers for his knowledge in those fields.
However, he does not have a degree in climatology.
Perhaps that’s why he refuses to publicly debate a real climatologist and prefers to just present a one-sided view through speeches to the converted and through interviews with the media who hang on his every word as if he were the Almighty Himself (or is it Herself?).
Please read the rest of the story
By Judi McLeod
Al Gore and Maurice Strong have made Global Warming the new terrorism. Osama bin Laden, getting by in a cave somewhere in nether regions of Afghanistan-Pakistan will be bypassed, unless he can be caught polluting the environment.
Meanwhile, when Pogo the Possum uttered the classic words: “We have met the enemy and he is us”, he must have had Al Gore and Maurice Strong in mind.
Read full story at Canadian Free Press
By TOM BRODBECK
Political activist David Suzuki — on a cross-country tour urging Canadians and politicians to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions — may want to look in his own backyard before lecturing Canadians on how they’re destroying the Earth.
With all the alternative-energy modes of transportation out there, Suzuki and his entourage are crossing Canada in a sprawling, “rock-star-style” diesel-burning tour bus, emitting more greenhouse gases during his 30-day tour than many of us do in a year.
That’s right. Mr. Kyoto isn’t so green after all.
“It’s diesel,” Jason Curan, a media staff member on the Suzuki tour told Sun Media yesterday. “It’s a tour bus — kind of like a rock-star tour bus.”
You know, one of those big-ass, diesel-guzzling, carbon-spewing beasts?
Suzuki seems confused about how pollution actually works. He claims that his trip across Canada in a diesel bus is carbon neutral, because he is going to buy carbon credits. You can buy all the carbon credits you want David. The fact is you chose to travel in an emission spewing bus and that pollution ended up in Canada. Carbon credits are nothing more than an accounting system for polluters. The wind farms are a perfect example. The companies building the wind farms are building them for the carbon credits to put against their fossil fuel businesses. Polluting the same or more, but on paper they look like good corporate citizens.
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“The David Suzuki Foundation also received donations from EnCana Corporation, a world leader in natural gas production and oil sands development, ATCO Gas, Alberta’s principle distributor of natural gas, and a number of pension funds including the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Employees’ and Pensioners’ Charity Trust. OPG is one of the largest suppliers of electricity in the world operating 5 fossil fuel-burning generation plants and 3 nuclear plants… which begs the question – is Suzuki now pro-nuclear power?” Institute for Canadian Values