Someday this war’s gonna end

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STT readers are well aware of just how pointless and costly wind power is. Here’s a recent Canadian take on the tale.

Renewable is Not So Doable say Friends of Science-New Report Challenges Climate Change Science and Economics of Calgary’s GHG Reduction Plans
Digital Journal
26 November  2013

CALGARY, ALBERTA – The global warming and climate science review organization Friends of Science released a report entitled “Renewable is Not So Doable”, calling on the City of Calgary to rescind its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction plan. The city’s plan was developed by the Pembina Institute, a renewable energy think-tank, and was based on “Climate change and its local and global impacts …”

“Canada revoked its endorsement of Kyoto last year. What is the reason for our city and provincial government to contravene a Federal Policy?” asks Len Maier, President of Friends of Science, a retired engineer and tree farmer.

This month the province of British Columbia closed its scandal-plagued Pacific Carbon Trust.

Likewise, at the Warsaw COP-19 Climate Conference, enthusiasm for climate change GHG reduction targets appears to be waning. Australia is being labelled as ‘anti-climate’ by various world media, for not sending a representative and repealing its carbon tax.

The Friends of Science report challenges climate change assumptions.

“The City of Calgary has three major climate related plans – PlanIt, ImagineCalgary and the Community GHG Reduction Plan,” says Ken Gregory, research director of Friends of Science. “All of these are falsely premised on carbon dioxide from human use of fossil fuels causing global warming. Global warming stopped in 1998. Despite a continuing rise in carbon dioxide there’s been no global warming in 16 years. These programs should be rescinded.”

Alberta’s installed wind capacity forced EnMax, the city owned electrical utility, to build a $2 billion gas power plant to manage the capacity of ‘free’ wind power; wind power being a key recommendation in the GHG reduction plan.

“The City of Calgary’s steep GHG reduction targets do not reflect current scientific evidence on climate change, or cost-benefit evaluations of renewables,” says Gregory.

In September 2013, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation revealed Freedom of Information and Privacy files that showed the City of Calgary had paid the Pembina Institute some $341,000 to prepare a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction plan.

Pembina Institute prepared a report for the Ontario government entitled “Plugging Ontario into a Green Future: A Renewable is Doable Action Plan” in 2008.

Ontario implemented many recommendations for wind and solar in their Green Energy Act. The province has since been faced with dramatic increases in energy costs to consumers and increasingly angry protests against wind turbines.

Gregory notes that GHG reduction targets in Europe and the UK have forced average citizens into ‘heat-or-eat’ poverty, due to massively subsidized renewables and carbon taxes.

In Germany, once the bastion of the ‘green’ movement, some 25 coal plants are being built in an attempt to restore reliable energy supply and cost-efficient power for consumers and industry alike.

“In Alberta, we have vast reserves of reliable coal, excellent modern coal fired generation plants and lots of natural gas,” says Gregory. “Attempting to reach unnecessary GHG reduction targets by instituting wind farms instead will put Alberta in the same boat of near bankruptcy as Ontario.”
Digital Journal

Some day this war’s gonna end.

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Some day this war’s gonna end – and we’ll get to savour the sweet smell of Victory.

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. This scam, like all scams, is winding down. Too many people have woke up to the truth about the wind industry, and how corrupt, and useless, the entire fiasco is. Wind turbines are not affordable, reliable, or efficient. They do nothing to improve our environment, as a matter of fact, they are destructive. The advent of the internet, has allowed people to spread the word, so that the truth gets out there. Vote out all politicians that support the renewables scam, in any way!!! Come on Aussies…..show ’em how it’s done!

  2. backgroundbriefing says:

    The first casualty of this War of the Winds clearly has been truth and transparency.

    Truth for communities? NO! Commercial subterfuge by wind companies secretly signing up/buying off hosts well before the sham ‘community consultations’.

    Scientific truth? NO! Wind companies and EPAs buried or ignored the NASA/Kelley research and recommendations of the 1980’s regarding noise impacts on health and well being, when they realised that changing from downwind to upwind design did not significantly alter the acoustic pollution envelope and human impact.

    Truth in publication? NO! Wind power outputs consistently being misrepresented and overstated as are carbon abatement claims.

    Truth in politics? NO! The Greens are clearly signed up Bastards (same as they ever were?).

    So keep the stories from the front coming STT.

    It isn’t over yet, but every sunrise brings the end of this pernicious, malicious and economically and environmentally unsustainable industry one day closer as their lies, corruption and misappropriation of public moneys continue to be exposed.

  3. jim Hutson says:

    Build a 2 Billion dollar gas plant so you can use so called free energy from Wind Turbines, Sometimes. It just drives me nuts, to think that those who are supposed to manage our Tax payers money can p— it into the Wind. I can think of so many useful purposes that this money could be spent on. Some day in the not to distant future, people will wake up to this dishonesty, and I hope they demand justice.

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