Videos filed under Impact on Economy
If you live in Ontario and you think our hydro bill is a bit high, you’re not alone. The province has some of the highest electricity rates in the country and rural areas are the hardest hit by the rising costs. As Jacques Bourbeau, it means some customers have to choose between paying for power and food for the family.
Sunday the 1st Nov it was lights out at 10pm for 100,000 homes due to an interconnection failure. South Australians are warned that they can expect higher prices and more blackouts due to a reliance on the interconnect & wind power. To view the video broadcast, click the image on this page.
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
Germany's plans to pioneer green energy seem to be suffering a setback. The government's push to expand renewable power sources is being bankrolled by the taxpayer. RT's Peter Oliver reports, many are questioning whether that money is being wisely spent. Duration: 3 minutes 13 seconds
The Board of Zoning Appeals of Tipton County considered Juwi Wind's application for the Prairie Breeze Wind Farm. The Board members were not fooled on the property value question. The permit was approved but with a condition that the project have no impact on surrounding property values. The hearing was called to order at 5:00pm March 20, 2013. This exchange took place at around 1:30am on March 21. The hearing room was filled with residents, most of whom opposed the project. Duration:4 minutes 40 seconds
Four years ago nine East Bay communities formed a partnership to explore making money from wind turbines, with the help of nearly half a million dollar of public seed money. That, in turn, attracted interest from a private developer and a potential $55 million project of his own. Instead of embracing it, The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation - which provided the seed money - saw it as a threat. And Jim Hummel finds that heading into 2013 the fate of the public project is unclear. Duration: 9 minutes 43 seconds
Frontline Strategies’ Mark Standriff on how green energy job creation has fared in California. Duration: 3 minutes 57 seconds
Duration: 3 minutes 6 seconds The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on June 6, 2012 to address concerns about the integrity of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Jobs Reporting. An important exchange between Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Mr. John Galvin, Acting Commissioner at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on the definition of a 'green job' is provided below.
Duration: 50 seconds Oregon State employment says more green jobs are on the way, but others believe "that" may be wishful thinking.