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90% Renewable Electricity By 2015 Is Uruguay’s Goal

January 8, 2013  Jake Richardson      In September of 2011, Uruguay announced it could increase its wind power capacity by 800 MW. Not long afterwards, that figure was increased to 1,000 MW. In the beginning of January 2013, a new goal was publicized: 90% of all its electricity from renewables by 2015. Uruguay wind turbines Image Credit: Daniel

 
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Philip Warburg explores promise of wind energy

2012-12-13  Canwea Friends of Wind and Windsight Magazine When Philip Warburg took over as head of the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation in 2003, one of the environmental group’s major advocacy campaigns was trying to get the Cape Wind offshore wind farm moving forward against some formidable opposition. Through that effort, Warburg began to wonder how

 
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Destruction of the planet is spiritual crisis

Published on December 16, 2012 by in Home

  DavidColwell, letter to the editor TheWhig.com   As a new United Church minister in Prince Edward County I have struggled to comprehend why so many neighbours have set their hearts against wind turbines, and have been persuaded to oppose all forms green energy and are eager to vote against any government that promotes it.

 
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Undercover footage shows Chris Heaton-Harris admitting to having seen no research to support his anti-wind criticisms

Thursday 15 November 2012 17.22 GMT Damian Carrington   Undercover footage shows Chris Heaton-Harris admitting to having seen no research to support his anti-wind criticisms Heaton-Harris states in a public video that turbines harm birds, despite having admitted in private to seeing no research on this. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian     Conservative

 
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Bad day in court for anti-wind campaigner Sarah Laurie

By Mike Barnard on 27 November 2012 It’s rare that anti-wind lobbyists appear under oath. Dr Sarah Laurie, medical director of the anti-wind lobbying group The Waubra Foundation, was asked to testify on behalf of those opposed to a proposed wind farm before the Environment, Resources and Development (ERD) Court in South Australia from 13-14 January, 2011. She was examined

 
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How noisy is a wind turbine?

» By Zoë Casey | Published 13 Nov 2012 Wind turbine noise has hit the headlines recently, but the issues aren’t as clear-cut as some media say. We spoke to Dr. Jeremy Bass, Senior Technical Manager at RES, to uncover a few technical details… How would you describe the noise a wind turbine makes? It depends on where

 
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Negative oriented personality traits and wind turbine sound

The AWEA Blog: Into the Wind Negative oriented personality traits and wind turbine sound Posted: 2012-11-02 Tom Gray, Consultant An interesting paper has appeared on ScienceDirect, discussing the results of psychological testing and sound measurements conducted at households near 10 small wind turbines in the United Kingdom. According to the abstract of “The influence of negative

 
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Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study: Submission by OSEA

Health Canada Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study: Submission by OSEA (September 7, 2012) Dear Dr. Michaud The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is a respected advocate, facilitator and business catalyst bringing the public, commercial and community sustainable energy sector and their supporters together to address emerging trends and the development of healthy, prosperous and

 
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Calling Out Anti-Wind Political Links

By Warren Kinsella: ONTARIO CASE STUDY September 17th, 2012, 7:30 am This morning, on the much-read National Newswatch, there was this headline: “NDP Surge to tie for First Place Provincially, Ontario Liberals In Third; 43% Want Liberal leadership review: Poll“ When you click on the link, you are not taken to the web site of

 
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Doctors support turbines, criticize fossil, nuclear options

Published on August 9, 2012 by in Home

By WES KELLER Orangeville Citizen      The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) is describing Health Canada’s study of health impacts from wind turbines as “superfluous (and) a waste of time and a waste of public funds.” “It’s curious Health Canada has taken an interest in studying the health impacts of something

 
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Wind energy is one of the safest sources of electricity: Global Wind Energy Industry

Published on July 27, 2012 by in Home

Taking the high road when responding to the proposed Health Canada study on wind turbine sound and human health, the Canadian Wind Energy Association has replied with science-based facts and figures. With the fossil fuel industry spending millions to spread misinformation and fuel fears; with the Harper government solidly placing the interests of oil companies

 
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Wind turbine syndrome: a classic ‘communicated’ disease

    By Simon Chapman, University of Sydney At the beginning of this year I started collecting examples of health problems some people were attributing to wind turbine exposure. I had noticed a growing number of such claims on the internet and was curious about how many I could find. Within an hour or two

 
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Wind turbine health study highlights calls for a moratorium

Posted by Tyson Leonard, July 17th, 2012 QNetNews.ca    A new Health Canada study is researching into the possible health effects the noise from wind turbines can have on people living nearby. A Health Canada study researching into the possible health effects of wind turbines has highlighted calls for a moratorium on wind turbines in

 
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The Latest from Impolitical-Dear Health Canada

The Latest from Impolitical Dear Health Canada Posted: 11 Jul 2012 03:03 AM PDT News yesterday that Health Canada has decided to do some research: “Health Canada to probe possible health effects of wind turbines.” This study is going to be very carefully watched. Early indications from its rollout are not good on the impartiality

 
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Offshore Wind Farms for Great Lakes

Published on May 1, 2012 by in Home

Zero Carbon Ontario   The Glosten PelaStar floating wind turbine platforms would allow placement of utility-scale wind farms anywhere on the Great Lakes and in water depths that would allow the turbines to be located so they cannot be seen from shore. Read the full article here: http://climatecrocks.com/2012/04/28/the-weekend-wonk-interest-high-in-of…

 
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