Of blighters, blightings and big wind bullies

In the race to grasp the unholy grail of “carbon neutrality“, one of the more insidious elements found in various and sundry “Climate Action” plans – and their assorted “offspring” – is the inclusion of provisions such as the following found in British Columbia’s “Climate Action Charter“: (5) In order to contribute to reducing GHG…

Speaking of wind farms …

If the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is to be believed (a prospect that becomes more dubious to more people by the day, I agree), the future of our planet depends on our making tremendous changes in our lifestyles, and bowing to the gods of “renewable energy“. On this day of Canadian Thanksgiving, I…

IPCC plays snakes and ladders while going full tilt for windmills

Well, the “full” [1,000 page] version of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Working Group III’s “Special Report” urging the expenditure of trillions, won’t be available until May 31. And the IPCC 33rd Session isn’t due to start until tomorrow, May 10 – at least according to their Provisional Agenda. Strangely, unless the “Special…

U.K. study takes sails out of wind farms

Further to my post below, it is interesting that the U.K. Times Online has 2 articles in today’s issue. The first, by Jonathan Leake: Feeble wind farms fail to hit full power THE first detailed study of Britain’s onshore wind farms suggests some treasured landscapes may have been blighted for only small gains in green…

The answer, he’s shown, is not blowin’ in the wind

One of the much-touted “green solutions” to the “problem” of dreaded C02 emissions caused by traditional power generation is the construction of blights on the rural landscape, known as “Wind Farms”. Some provincial governments (e.g. British Columbia where I now live, and Ontario where I used to live), in their wisdom, are going full-tilt towards…