Category: Wind


ExPlace Wind Turbine Offline for Service during Honda Indy

While always a prominent moving fixture during the Honda Indy, our Ex Place Wind Turbine is being serviced over the next few days and will not be turning during the race. The maintenance will include the replacement of a failed

June 25-27 Speaking Tour: Living beside wind turbines – Perspectives from an Alberta landowner

Speaking Tour featuring Heidi Eijgel, neighbour to the Summerview Wind Farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta Repost from Tim Weis, Pembina Institute June 13, 2012 While Alberta may be better known for its oil and gas resources, it is also the

Renewables Helped France Avoid Freezing in the Dark

French Wind Offsets Down Nuclear Reactors French & German Wind Likely Made the Difference during Arctic Cold Spell By Paul Gipe February 10, 2012 In a startling development widely reported across Europe in the English-, French-, and German-language press, France

CanWEA disappointed with OFA statement on Wind Energy

Will continue to work to ensure farmers enjoy productive relationship with wind energy The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is extremely disappointed that the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has called for a suspension of wind energy development at a

Wind energy plays increasing role in meeting Ontario power demand

 November marks highest output month on record for wind energy (OTTAWA) Jan. 11, 2012 – Wind energy is playing an increasingly important role in meeting Ontario’s demand for electricity, according to the Independent Electricity System Operator’s annual release of supply,

Auditor General of Ontario Report: Incompetent or Intentionally Misleading?

Glen Estill December 14, 2011 When I re-read the recent Auditor General’s report on renewable energy, I continued to find significant deficiencies. The report was either written by incompetent people, or was written in a way to intentionally mislead the

Improving the Green Energy FIT (2011)

 By Don McCabe, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Developing green energy and securing sustainable energy sources has been a priority for government, industry, researchers and consumers for decades. In Ontario, we are fortunate to have programs that ensure green energy is a priority

Airborne Turbines Revolutionize Wind Power

(reposted from Silvio Marcacci, The Energy Collective, Nov 21, 2011) Flying a kite has often been considered child’s play, but a group of inventors think the concept could be used to make wind energy cheaper and more reliable than ever

Beware of Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

(reposted from The Energy Collective , Vicky Portwain, October 10, 2011) Despite all the power and wonders of the internet, one has to very careful in checking out the motives of those posting material on the web.  Here’s a good

Wind power at bargain basement prices by 2020

Researchers at Iowa State University’s new Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory are on a mission to lower the price of wind power down to six cents per kilowatt hour by 2020, and they are taking a somewhat unusual path to get there. Instead of focusing