Videos filed under Energy Policy
The group drummed outside the rally, advocating against a recently proposed wind turbine project in Swanton. They want lawmakers to re-evaluate the pace and size of the renewable energy projects popping up across Vermont. Specifically, the group believes people and families living near the sites of these projects are being overlooked in the development.
This investigative report by Armel Joubert des Ouches examines the spread of wind turbines throughout France. He calls on the French people, the politicians and ecologists who have remained somewhat honest, to put a stop to this monstrous boondoggle whose consequences will become rapidly irreparable. The English subtitles were prepared by Friends Against Wind.
Competing energy forums were held on the same day at the same location. One sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association. The other by the Informed Citizens Coalition (IICC). Michigan Capitol Confidential, a press entity in Michigan, was thrown out of the AWEA event. The story continued.
Manhattan Institute's Robert Bryce delivers the 2014 HV McKay Lecture on the topic entitled 'More Energy Please: How Increasing Energy Use Promotes a Richer Freer World.'
In this video, Ben Acheson asks important questions about the wind/green movement.
Australian Federal Senator John Madigan delivers a powerful speech on the floor of the Senate regarding the wind industry and its attempts to silence him.
This press conference was held by the CEOs for ten of the European Union's largest utilities. The CEOs, who call themselves the Magritte Group, said EU energy and environment policy is failing in its objectives and had raised the risk of the lights going out. One of the wishes expressed during the press conference was the drastic reduction in subsidies for mature renewable technologies including wind and solar, and to concentrate the subsidies on research and development for technologies of the future. Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, is featured in this video.
The senior executives from ten utilities in Europe have recommended that the end subsidies for renewable energy if it wants to regain its competitiveness. The companies argue subsidies for solar and wind energy are driving up prices for consumers and market distorting. E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen said that " renewable " subsidies are reaching a level which is totally unbearable. This industry is the biggest kid on the block now, not a child any longer."
Struan Stevenson organised and co-hosted the first National Anti-Wind Conference in Welshpool, along with Glyn Davies MP and Chris Heaton-Harris MP. Filmed by Leontyka.com Duration: 6 minutes 18 seconds
Once the darling of the energy world, CBC News reporter Robert Jones reports that wind turbines in New Brunswick are expensive, unreliable and failing to meet production targets every year since coming online in the years 2008 to 2012. Duration: 1 minute 57 seconds
Duration: 4 minutes 23 seconds Clean Wisconsin takes that position because there are no "peer-reviewed" studies that link inaudible noise levels to human illness. "Their argument is a fallacy," countered Sen. Lasee. "Their argument just justifies their actions. Their argument just keeps them getting paid. And I think they're wrong-headed on this." Sen. Lasee is now pushing for more regulations on wind energy that could limit its future growth even more. "What I'd like to do is at the very least, follow the lead of Australia and have a mile and a quarter setback from anybody's property line," said Sen. Lasee.
Tang Energy Group CEO Patrick Jenevein explains how federal subsidies are hurting the wind industry. Mr. Jenevein caught the attention of many people with his Wall Street Journal opinion piece that described the problem with federal wind subsidies. Duration: 4 minutes 43 seconds
WIND RUSH A Look at the Wind Turbine Controversy on CBC TV's Doc Zone, Thursday, February 7, 9PM Duration: 42 minutes 11 seconds
This film is about the people who live near existing and planned wind farm developments, and their objections to them. These views have been dismissed as selfish NIMBYism by government, climate change activists and energy companies, but have critics of wind energy really been answered? Sponsored by the Europe for Freedom and Democracy group in the European Parliament. For more information see: http://www.europesillwind.org/ Duration: 24 minutes 31 seconds
This updated short feature from a larger documentary entitled Vermont's Energy Options examines several of the paths towards a renewable energy future for the state of Vermont. In this feature, utility-scale renewable energy is compared to community-oriented, small-scale renewable energy solutions. This feature, and the future full-length documentary, is produced by non-profit Energize Vermont. Energize Vermont advocates for renewable energy solutions that are in harmony with the irreplaceable character of Vermont and contribute to the people's well-being. Learn more at energizevermont.org. Duration 23 minutes 13 seconds
A revealing video of just how inefficient and unreliable wind turbines are as a source of power in Ontario, Canada. For more information see: http://quixoteslaststand.com/ . Duration 5 minutes 14 seconds
In this interview, Tom Evslin explains how the economics of the Lowell Wind project in Vermont will drive up use of fossil generation. Evslin is a former member of the Clean Energy Development Fund board and the former chief technology officer under Vermont's Douglas administration. Duration: 5 minutes 26 seconds
A state senator is on a mission to make sure wind turbines don't hurt peoples' health. "We owe it to ourselves as legislators, and as a state and country, to not harm people when new things come down the pike," Senator Frank Lasee (R-De Pere) said.
Australia's renewable energy industry is warning billions of investment dollars and hundreds of jobs will be lost after an unprecedented wind farm crackdown. Victoria has become the first state to place strict limits on how close to homes they can be built, no closer than two kilometres from homes and five kilometres from key town centres. The wind power industry fears the Victorian decision could have wider implications for Australia's international reputation as a world leader in renewable energy technology. The Stepnalls say they were forced to move from their Waubra property next to a wind farm. "We live next to a highway now and we can sleep at night so I can't work that out but there is certainly a big health problem living too close to wind farms," Sam Stephnell said. Duration: 2 minutes 22 seconds