Archive for March, 2012

Earth Hour: A Story of Contrasts

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Wow. Somebody forwarded an email about Earth Hour that was sent to the anti wind listserver. It was an opinion piece by written by Ross McKitrick, an economics professor at the University of Guelph, and a well known climate denier. (more…)

Wind Less Costly than Nuclear in France: Court of Auditors

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The French Court of Auditors is forecasting a surge in the cost of keeping nuclear operating, as old plants face refurbishment, and new investment in safety is required. The rate of re-investment, just to maintain existing capacity, is forecast to double. Sound familiar?
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Review of Auditor General’s report

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Ontario Highlands Friends of Wind has released a devastating review on the Auditor General’s “report” on renewable energy procurement in Ontario. The review’s primary author, Malcolm Hamilton, a retired management consultant from McKinsey, and retired wind developer, exposes many new flaws in the Auditor’s “report”. A summary can be found here. (more…)