Archive for May, 2006

On Birds

Monday, May 8th, 2006

I made a field trip last Wednesday to the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory last week with BPEG. It is a fascinating place, and they do good fundamental bird research.

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Hard Lesson: the value of low voltage ride through

Saturday, May 6th, 2006

The Ferndale turbine is attached to a 44KV feeder line that runs 100 km from Owen Sound to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. It is one of the longest feeders in the province.

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Why less is more

Monday, May 1st, 2006

The Ferndale wind project will be expanded with 2 Vestas V82’s late this year. The current project has a single V80. What is the difference between these models?

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Hybrid cars

Monday, May 1st, 2006

I drove to Guelph today to see my folks, and to give a talk to the SENSA group at the Arboretum Village tomorrow.

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Commodity Prices

Monday, May 1st, 2006

The run up in commodity prices is affecting the cost of installing wind turbines.

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Ontario Energy Board Trials

Monday, May 1st, 2006

Joseph Heller couldn’t have written a better novel. But this story, sadly, is true.

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Tim Flannery, “We can’t let oil companies cook the planet.”

Monday, May 1st, 2006

On Thursday I was a guest of Bullfrog Power at a talk by Tim Flannery, author of The Weathermakers, a comprehensive look at the state of climate science.

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