Archive for the ‘Renewables’ Category

Wind Power Bashed In Britain

Britain’s wind power industry has exploded in recent years as the government has committed to strict carbon emission reductions. However, last week was a bad one for the industry. It was battered from all sides as stories about wind farm revolts in Wales and green energy bill increases made the national news. 1500 protesters gathered [...]

Tim Hudak Takes His Stand on Ontario Energy Policy

Last Friday, in an article in the Toronto Star, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak finally outlined what he would do with regards to energy policy if he were to win the 2011 Ontario election. Hudak began his article with a critique of Premier Dalton McGuinty‘s current energy policies, echoing many of the concerns articulated over [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

Tim Hudak likes the simple targets

This editorial appeared in the Toronto Star yesterday. Tim Hudak’s provincial Conservatives have jumped on the anti-wind bandwagon. They say the issue pits “elitist special interests” against “local families.”  That is a false dichotomy. What’s really at issue in the wind debate is how to close dirty coal-fired power plants and keep the lights on. [...]

Wind energy: The most expensive way to not make a difference

Renewable Power is downright expensive and don’t let people tell you different. It also doesn’t do enough to cut back on Co2 emissions.  Now this sounds like some straight up bullsh*t if you been listening to the free rhetoric wind advocates, environmentalists and politicians get to freely spew on a world looking for any positive [...]

Arise stock already benefiting from Ontario FIT

I was sent this information by GreenChipStocks, a green investment/advising website, and although I’m not really surprised with the information, I am unsettled that the future profits of a company that, doesn’t have a groundbreaking solar product, nor is their price drastically different from any of their competitors. are being made on a marked up [...]

The winds of climate-change

A new MIT analysis may serve to temper enthusiasm about wind power, at least at very large scales. Ron Prinn, TEPCO Professor of Atmospheric Science, and principal research scientist Chien Wang of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, used a climate model to analyze the effects of millions of wind turbines that would [...]

Spanish Solar-Panel Trade Group Calls for Fraud Investigation

This came out earlier this week and due to the lack of lucidity in regards to the charges, fraud, or potential fall out from future audits I will not be throwing my 2 cents into the mix.  But we will be following this story closely, the fall out from this could signify a missive shift [...]

The problem with Belo Monte

Yesterday famed “Avatar” Director James Cameron attended a rally in Brazil to protest the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.  Cameron mused  that a real-life “Avatar” battle is playing out in Brazil’s Amazon rain forest, where indigenous groups are trying to halt the construction of a huge hydroelectric project.  So what’s so wrong with hydro [...]

MaRS Cleantech TV : Green Energy Act interview part 1

I came across this interview after watching some stuff on Tom Rand.  I’m pretty sure its from late last year (2009) and it goes over why two former IT venture capitalists think that the Green Energy Act is going to put Ontario at the fore-front of the ‘green’ revolution.  Notice the skepticism of the interviewer. [...]

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