Archive for July, 2008

“It’s not a story,” he said. “It’s a bull—- story. There is no issue.”

Friday, July 25th, 2008

This was the comment by Duncan Hawthorne, CEO of Bruce Power, when it was finally disclosed that a missing calandria tube insert had been discovered. The missing radioactive part had not been disclosed by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to the nuclear regulator, nor, supposedly, to Bruce Power. It was discovered when the radiation detector on an employee’s suit went off.


Will Climate Change Affect Wind Speeds?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

When my firm built the first turbine in 2002, I asked my wind expert the question.  Will climate change have an impact on wind speeds?  It is important to know the answer, as it could have an impact on revenues over the 20-30 year operation of a wind turbine.  His response was that there had been no detectable changes in wind speeds as a result of climate change.


Globe and Mail Needs to Check Facts

Friday, July 11th, 2008

A column by Neil Reynolds in the Globe and Mail today is so riddled with inaccuracy, and false premises, that it calls into question the credibility of the Globe and Mail. I thought the media was supposed to check facts. The column is on line, under at Check under columnists, and search for Reynolds.

World Wind Energy Conference

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I attended the World Wind Energy Conference in Kingston last week.  It was quite invigorating.