Much more at the link below
Read this sensible assessment of flood risk by Chris de Freitas
Interesting comments, click here.
Climate Science Coalition wins - Salinger, Mighty River Power's expert witness on global warming, now disowned by NIWA
Why Would Scientists Participate in a Scam?
Wind turbines have to be heated in cold weather or they freeze up, so they cost more electricity to run than they generate.
28/12/10, "In percentage terms, how much electricity do Britain’s 3,150 wind turbines supply to the National Grid? Is it:a) five per cent; b) ten per cent; or c) 20 per cent?...
The correct answer is: none of the above. Yesterday afternoon, the figure was just 1.6 per cent, according to the official website of the wholesale electricity market. Over the past three weeks, with demand for power at record levels because of the freezing weather, there have been days when the contribution of our forests of wind turbines has been precisely nothing.
Source - and lots more info here.
New Zealand wind farms are a joke - NZ Herald article.
Some straight talking
Global warming sceptics in the UK have gathered to mark what they've dubbed 'Climate Fools Day'. On this date two years ago, snow fell in London as the British Parliament was debating a bill to tackle global warming. It was the first such early snowfall for over eighty years. Activists claimed the ironic coincidence was just more proof that the bill is a waste of billions of tax-payers' pounds. One of those doubting the reality of climate change is Reverend Philip Foster, who joins us now live from London.
Wind Turbine Syndrome
But Palmerston North businessman Simon Barnett said it was important for the board to take the time to make a high-quality decision as the impact of it on the community could be felt for decades.
Kahuterawa Rd landowner Tony Stewart said he felt the longer the decision-making process took, the greater the chance the proposal would be rejected or significantly altered.
Manawatu Standard story here.
Tertiary sector salaries figures, released by the State Services Commission on Thursday, revealed Massey vice-chancellor Steve Maharey takes home between $470,000 and $479,999 annually.
This is the man, who as MP for Palmerston North, admitted privately that he didn't want the wind farm but despite repeated approaches by members of the community did nothing. If he did not want to jeopardise his exit from politics - he had 470,000 reasons why.
Government climate policy is built on quicksand.
Snouts in the trough.
Mighty River Power's proposal
"1.45 million cubic metres of earthworks, including the disposal of approximately 770,000 m3 ofsurplus fill within up to 40 engineered disposal sites."
So, tell us "Uncle Joe" has it worked for you??
But wait, there's more - Noise standards paving the way for billion-dollar wind-farm developments across the country are biased and should be ripped up, academics say.
Time for wind farm decision
Planner defends turbine stance
A planner who believes only 28 turbines should be allowed at the proposed Turitea Wind Farm spent almost a full day on the witness stand defending his assessment....
Wind farm fix claims disputed
Judge: Horizons 'reprehensible'
Horizons is accused of failing in its duty of care to protect the landscape and citizens' amenity rights. Carlyon arrogantly makes a pathetic attempt to wash his hands of this responsibility. City residents have for more than three years asked Horizons to act responsibly but all they do is collect our rates.
Let Horizons and DOC deny that money has been involved.
Check this link to view them all.
BREAKING NEWS, 9/3/10 - just as the hearings are about to restart you are prevented from listening to
MRP CEO Heffernan
Anthropogenic Global Warming as an excuse to blight the city with this wind farm has been totally demolished. Any moderately endowed 15 year old with an internet connection can find this out within minutes. There is plenty of information on this web site to support the rapidly growing global awareness that AGW is a total scam and that wind farms are an ultra expensive folly.
Palmerston North will be a certain victim if Judge Kenderdine gives the nod to turn the city into a monstrous propeller park. Kenderdine presided over the Westwind wind farm, now torturing Makara residents.
MR McCLELLAND: Yes, can you hear me? I just want to check a couple of things quickly. Were you the one that went on Radio Live and said this wind farm was to be the same size as Te Apiti? (INDISTINCT30 4.38.51)DR HEFFERNAN: I don’t recall the actual interview but I think I do recall being asked about the type of turbines that were likely to be used and I do not ever recall being asked about the size of the wind farm. But I do recall being asked about the size of wind turbines, and I said that I expected that the type of technology would be similar to Te Apiti andtherefore of a similar scale.
PERTINENT PART OF INTERVIEW BETWEEN MARCUS LUSH AND DOUG HEFFERNAN
ML In terms of Turitea what sort of size, number of turbines, and compared to the other one in the Tararuas - is it a bigger wind farm than that?
DH Oh, -- its of a similar size to the Meridian Te Apiti windfarm in the Tararuas - yes.
ML OK, and it would be more than the Lammermoors in the South Island - is that right?
DH I'm not sure I don't know enough detail about the Lammermoor one.
Heffernan deliberately lied to the NZ public to cover up the extent of MRP's planned crime against Palmerston North. This is, in our opinion, clear evidence of a conspiracy sanctioned by the Big Government push for an Emissions Trading Scheme which will tax and regulate peoples' lives in a way the former Soviet block would have envied. It has nothing to do with the "climate" Are we about to forfeit our sovereignty at Copenhagen in December?
"Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science"http://www.netcastdaily.com/broadcast/fsn2009-1024-2.ramhttp://www.financialsense.com/Experts/2009/Plimer.html
The opposite of duplicity is honesty. When the government accepted Mighty River Power’s [MRP] call in request and set up a Court of Inquiry’ duplicity replaced honesty. The inquiry’s public persona is one of approving or rejecting MRP’s plans, which implies that the court has the option to approve or not approve the plan. Not true, for this court has been set up not to approve or disapprove but to confirm the level of the project. The government has already decided that the project will proceed.
For duplicity to be practiced one needs people or organisations that can be duped. In the case of the Turitea wind farm project the first group or organisation duped was the local City Council, both its staff and elected councillors. The Palmerston North City Council [PNCC] was willingly duped by the possibility of big money for little effort. In fact the PNCC started this duplicitous behaviour by seeking a bidder to put turbines on its reserve land. While it is easy and convenient to blame an individual such as Mr. Paul Wylie who was the three hundred thousand-dollar plus CEO at the time who recommended the project conception. It was the elected council of the time who set the duplicitous behaviour in motion.
Once the PNCC accepted MRP’s seemingly generous offer the next step in this duplicitous saga got underway. MRP went out with a partly detailed plan and a blank chequebook and commenced to buy off, or buy compliance, for wind turbines outside of the PNCC reserve land. They needed to do this so as to expand the project and turn it into a profitable endeavour that would reward its master the government which of course owns and controls MRP. This behaviour by MRP and by-default the PNCC borders the muddy middle ground of dishonesty and honesty. There is a fine line between honesty and legality and misrepresentation and illegality. It is the reason why MRP are spending hundreds of thousands if not millions on lawyers and experts. Not one of the experts paid for by MRP recommended that the project should not proceed. So while the expectation is that the experts will express views that are based on the facts, the reality is that to earn their huge fees and retainers they need to satisfy MRP’s main objective. The outcome is that so-called individual supporters of the wind farm concept who are appearing at the hearing, assisted by legal representation, in their own right while also receiving money or promises of future rewards from MRP. No matter how kindly
We must never forget that this process was automatically dishonest because of its duplicitous nature. Each day of the seven weeks of hearings has proven that full mitigation is simply hogwash. The fact that MRP is at this point rethinking its project is a clear indicator that its original concepts were ill thought out, badly planned, financially dangerous and socially and environmentally stupid. The hearings will possibly recommence in March or April of 2010. At that point MRP could well have been sold off and its over paid executive may have shifted out of NZ to the Cayman Islands. One can only hope…
Watch this space as there is more to
Evidence that the citizens of Palmerston North have
been wilfully deceived over the Turitea wind farm is emerging.
Councillors who voted for this disaster are running scared now that Mighty River Power has submitted its rebuttal evidence. Read this link and decide for yourself who is lying, PNCC or Mighty River Power.
Makara residents see red over turbine noise 4/8/09
Excessive noise at Te Rere Hau wind farm. 50 turbines of 97 installed and an additional 56 applied for. Full story here: ( also posted as a comment )
World leaders tell the Earth's temperature not to rise.