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This province should embrace nuke energy

If we're to meet the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol, what would environmentalists suggest as a major energy alternative: wind power, or methane gas from cow manure? Alberta leads the country in many ways. It should lead in developing nuclear plants for electrical power generation.
13 May 2006

Harvesting the Wind

If wind power is always an exotic, costly and unreliable source of electricity preferred by wonks, counter- culture people and enthusiasts, it will never really go anywhere and it risks a rebellion from consumers." Moreover, says Adams, neither nuclear or wind energy will fill the void caused by shutting down coal-burning plants. Coal has the advantage of being ramped up or down to meet variable demand -- something neither nuclear or wind projects can do.
13 May 2006

Regional leaders discuss energy at governors, premiers conference

Lee also warned that renewable energy sources, though desirable, were not a "silver bullet" solution. "It does leave an environmental footprint," Lee said, noting that wind energy and solar energy take up large areas of land, making it difficult to find a place to put them, especially in densely populated parts of the world.
13 May 2006

Harvesting the wind

Fledgling industry spins forward in Ontario. Energy Probe's Tom Adams says he's a big fan of wind farms and other forms of renewable energy, but says the province's Liberal government is going about it all wrong.
13 May 2006

Winds of change stir up Amaranth

Amaranth resident Ian Reed, who made a plea against wind turbines at the township council last week, says he's obtaining letters from persons on the 10th Line who claim not to have received notices of the change to concrete poles after the council had approved wooden ones for the transmission line.
11 May 2006

Talks between WAPA, small power provider fall through

ST. CROIX - The territory's Water and Power Authority announced Monday that contract talks with wind-power producer Innoventor Technologies had failed, ending a process that WAPA and Innoventor had promised would bring affordable, renewable energy to the Virgin Islands.
10 May 2006

Wind turbines will be eyesores

Now we wonder what it would be like with the threat of construction of huge wind turbines with the constant noise and the strobe lights, which would mean that never again would we see the beauty of the sunset.
9 May 2006

Energy rates slated for huge jump - Maritime Electric predicts rise of 40 per cent in 2007 due to cost of bringing in alternative power.

In the provincial legislature Friday, Liberal House Leader Richard Brown said the Island’s main power utility is being hit with major expense hikes, due in part to the rising cost of energy generally, but also to the added expenses that will come with the promotion of wind energy and other power sources.
8 May 2006

It's the climate, stupid

The challenge for renewables like sunshine and wind is that they are less energy-dense than fossil fuels and intermittent in supply. Advocates get excited about these alternatives, but we do need to estimate the extra capital and energy costs for concentrating low-density energy such as ethanol and storing intermittent energy like wind power.
7 May 2006

Anti-turbine Amaranth group forming

Except for a promise to retain the "airstrip" designation for private airfields, as opposed to "airports," in its Official Plan, Amaranth council would commit itself to nothing by the end of a sometimes emotional two-hour presentation by three delegations.
4 May 2006
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