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The Problems with ‘Noise Numbers’  
For Wind Farm 
Noise Assessment 
Dr Bob Thorne 
The Society for Wind Vigilance 
First International Symposium, October 2010 


World temperature - updated.



World temperature 2010. El Nino warming effect leveling off.

Tehachapi's dead turbines 
"Green power" means generating electricity by burning dollars.

Wind machines, even massively tall and wide contemporary turbines, are wholly inimical to modern power quality. They are rarely reliable, by nature randomly intermittent, and, since their power is a function of the cube of the wind speed along a very narrow speed range, they are always variable. No one can know what they will yield at any future interval. They almost never produce their full capacity. In fact, they average over the course of a year about 25% of their full capacity. More than 60% of the time, they produce less than that. About 10-15% of the time, they produce nothing, often at peak demand times. They typically generate most at times of least demand. Whatever they do produce is changing one minute to the next—in the process destabilizing the necessary match between supply and demand, for blackouts occur when there is too little supply while appliances and transmission systems can be damaged if the supply is excessive.  Unlike machines that produce modern power, wind is neither dispatchable nor controllable, except when shut down completely.
Much more at the link below
Denmark’s wind turbine fiasco is bankrupting that country too. Here is just one of many studies showing that the program is a scam: 

THEN
THEN 
Read this sensible assessment of flood risk by Chris de Freitas








In a March 2010 Guardian interview, Lovelock opined:
“The great climate science centres around the world are more than well aware how weak their science is. If you talk to them privately they’re scared stiff of the fact that they don’t really know what the clouds and the aerosols are doing…We do need skepticism about the predictions about what will happen to the climate in 50 years, or whatever. It’s almost naive, scientifically speaking, to think we can give relatively accurate predictions for future climate. There are so many unknowns that it’s wrong to do it.”
Interesting comments, click here.


“NIWA makes the huge admission that New Zealand has experienced hardly any warming during the last half-century. For all their talk about warming, for all their rushed invention of the “Eleven-Station Series” to prove warming, this new series shows that no warming has occurred here since about 1960. Almost all the warming took place from 1940-60, when the IPCC says that the effect of CO2 concentrations was trivial. Indeed, global temperatures were falling during that period.


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?

An important new book.


The situation in the UK
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.

It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
Yogi Berra

Uncertainty over the future of the RET comes as the new Victorian Liberal government takes a tougher line on planning approvals for wind farms, increasing the buffer between houses and turbines and declaring several mountainous and coast areas "no-go zones".


Next to useless UK wind farm outputs for the last three months of 2010




Current available figures bring us to conclude that during its lifetime one 3MW turbine will “save” 6,356 tonnes of carbon and “cost” somewhere between 27,213 and 40,773 tonnes of carbonDr. Sarah Myhill, of  Llangunllo, Powys, has studied the problem. Click here to download her  research paper.

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As Great Britain freezes wind turbines produce almost nothing. It's no different in the Manawatu where during winter peak demand there is often no wind. This link takes you to the current UK energy mix. Wind farms are all about subsidies, profits at the expense of consumers and fighting politically inspired "climate disasters"
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Party central in Scamcoon



(sadly too late for NZ with that CO2 fanatic Smith in charge)
Some straight talking


Wind farm victims in Victoria, Australia have had enough and have started an ad campaign.




October 27, 2010

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


NEWS

The Board of Enquiry report on Mighty River Power's proposed wind farm at Turitea will not be available until January 2011. Submitters will then be able to comment on the draft report. So much for trying to fast track and get this disaster "done and dusted " in 9 months. The whole process will have taken over TWO years.


Ngahere Park Rd resident Lyn Bebb said the inquiry had already taken a long time, including a delay when the power company came up with a redesigned scheme.
"I think it's a very long time to be making a decision," she said.

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.
Story here.
Government climate policy is built on quicksand.



Snouts in the trough.


Norwegian to English translation

Out in nature: angels with dirty wings
The largest natural intervention in Norwegian history becomes known, when a power company wants to build thousands of wind turbines along the coast. Large areas of untouched nature is in danger of becoming industrial. Coastal People protest against new neighbors who will fill the horizon, and biologists are afraid we will destroy our last wilderness.


 A superb, very new, fast loading, 25 min film on Europe's wind farm disasters.
Every thing is covered: corruption, greed, unsaleable property, intolerable noise, ecological and landscape vandalism, brainless, abusive politicians, abuse of the democratic process, alienation of impoverished protest groups and of course how utterly useless wind is as a realistic energy source. We have been telling the morons at PNCC and local MPs this for 4 years to no avail. It's all up to you now, Judge Kenderdine.



Should we be surprised?

One of the top earners was Mighty River Power's chief executive Doug Heffernan, who made a total of $1.3m, up only slightly from $1.25m last year.
That was during a year when the company's net profit fell to $84.5m from $159.6m during an exceptionally good 2009 year.
Mr Heffernan's biggest increase was a $53,000 rise in long-term incentives.
His short-term incentives were virtually unchanged and fixed pay lifted from just over $10,000 to $934,000.
Mighty River failed four of its performance targets but was the best performer of the four power giants for return on capital, returning 9.7 per cent.





Great Britain wises up to what wind power really means.




Turitea a great location for a wind farm - NOT!




This appalling, factually incorrect, econazi video is the very latest blunt instrument in the tool box of an increasingly desperate wind turbine "green" movement determined to wreck not only the environment here in Palmerston North, but the economy as well. The video has sparked international outrage.




The windmills of their "minds"
or
As Stalin would have said of the ecotards' obsession with a failed technology,
"Dizzy with success"




18 September 2010
French news reported that the braking system on two turbines failed, causing the machines to overspin and catch fire. One of towers exploded, sending burning debris into the vegetation igniting fire on the ground. "Thank God it had rained two days before," said a woman to the journalist, but had this occurred in August, it would have been a different matter.
So how does this stack up for the Turitea reserve?? Notice any similarities?? The fire risk to the ranges, plantation forests, dwellings and people is plain to see.




The Tararua ranges are inherently unstable. How would you like this careening into the city's water supply?



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."

Well this can all be done for "free" courtesy of mother nature, as per this routine slip in the Gorge 25/9/2010


Collapsed "claptrap" at the Fenner wind farm in Fenner, New York, 10 months ago.





TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) calls for Turbine Moratorium
Saturday, September-18-10






Stating the obvious.

"...... no matter how hard we try, electricity systems will continue to rely mostly on supply side adjustments. Today, this is manageable, because most sources are either providing steady power flows (such as coal, nuclear or run-of-river hydro power plants) or then they are mostly controllable (such as gas fired power plants or hydropower from dammed water pools). With that mix of inputs, electricity on demand becomes possible for most advanced economies. Additions of wind and solar power over the last decade introduced renewable electricity generation technologies into the grid. Those two sources have none of the above qualities: they neither provide steady flows, nor are they controllable. “No wind” means "no power", so does “no sunshine”, and even sharing across long-distances using high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission lines won’t change that fact, due to the stochastic nature of the inputs. Potentially crippling power outages will happen regularly in societies that rely on large percentages of these technologies to meet their electricity demand.  With that, the current system of just-in-time electricity delivery would be replaced by one with irregular service interruptions. And yet there are plans made worldwide suggesting that we can produce 20, 30 or 50% of our future electricity consumption from those two sources. This is self-deception at best, and a lie at worst, as it is simply impossible to manage delivery systems where both inputs and outputs are largely uncontrollable, irrespective of other features added."




12 Sep 2010
"Earlier this year, a new national anti-wind body, Neighbours of Large Wind Turbines, was created. More than 40 civic groups have become members.

"People are fed up with having their property devalued and sleep ruined by noise from large wind turbines," says the association's president, Boye Jensen Odsherred. "We receive constant calls from civic groups that want to join."
In one typical battle, in the central city of Svendborg, the local council set height and number limits on turbines under heavy pressure from locals. "The violent protests and the uncertainty about low-frequency noise means that right now we will not expose our citizens to large windmills," said the deputy mayor, Lars Erik Hornemann."


Christchurch earthquake 2010.

Watch this video


Some less than encouraging scientific research on small turbine responses to earthquakes.

One of many recent turbine fires, this one in Germany.
(and Mighty River Power wants to put this in our water catchment and Turitea bush reserve? How dumb!)
NB: Wind farmer, Joseph Poff, desperately continues to describe the Turitea wind farm in the media, using offensive Stalinist language, as "the peoples' wind farm" Even the moderately educated will place such a phrase in the context of North Korean Orwellian newspeak, where opponents ( "enemies of the people") are to be neutralised and eliminated. 

So, tell us "Uncle Joe" has it worked for you??






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PROBLEMS ACROSS THE DITCH.
(NB:THE TURITEA WIND FARM WILL WIPE OUT A COLONY OF THE PROTECTED NEW ZEALAND FALCON, THE KAREAREA.)


Click the links below



NB Apparently when Nick Smith has been asked at public meetings whether either he or his associates will benefit financially from carbon trading, he has refused to answer.

Utility Offering Oregon Residents $5,000 To Not Complain About Wind Turbine Noise




The New Zealand Farmers Weekly
Lead Story

Turbines do more than produce power

05-07-2010
Tim Fulton

Not cranks: Palmerston North researcher Bruce Rapley says turbine critics cannot be dismissed as “environmental jandal-slappers”.

 Fraser Clark Chief Executive of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association has made a pathetic response to the article linked above. Almost all the members of the panel which established the new noise standard have a vested interest in torturing the public.
Mr Clark writes about the representatives on the Standards Committee for the new acoustics standard NZS6808-2010.
He fails to mention that the Wind Energy Association had two members on that Committee, one of whom was himself, with no acoustic training, the other an employee of Meridian Energy.
He also fails to mention that six of the 12 representatives were then, or are now, consultants to the wind energy companies, or promoters of wind energy.
Click to enlarge these letters to the New Zealand Farmers Weekly 19th July 2010
(refresh the page if needed)

Sound, Noise, Flicker and the Human Perception of Wind Farm Activity

Details of this very important, ground breaking book are available


26/7/2010
This shouldn't surprise anyone, it's par for the course.

Top American investor gives up on wind

AMEN, AMEN


SUBSIDIZING CO2 EMISSIONS VIA WINDPOWER:

THE ULTIMATE IRONY

by Kent Hawkins

This website is brought to you as a democratic and truthful response to Mighty River Power's obscene wind farm proposal for Palmerston North.

Something every climate alarmist should watch

The wind farm is touted as a panacea to make the weather "colder" What a joke. Watch this.
Part one
Part two

WeatherWatch.co.nz ran a poll last week about the ETS. The question was simple. Do you support it? The answers were either "Yes", "No", or "I don't understand what the ETS is".
This poll has become one of our most popular polls ever but the results were the clearest we've ever had.
Do you support the ETS?
Yes - 2%
No - 97%
I don't know what the ETS is - 1%
Vote or comment directly on the poll here (weatherwatch.co.nz/content/poll-do-you-support-ets)

No warming trend for New Zealand

Fascinating statistics.
the irrelevance of the demon CO2


Nick Smith ETS training video
note: this is the intellectual/technical version which they tried to show MPs


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You can be sure the dummies who want to sacrifice the city to the god of CO2, on the 45 metre scalpels
of 40 story wind turbines, wont want you to read

July 1st becomes April 1st

During the January 2010 cold snap in the United Kingdom, wind was able to generate power at only 4% of its rated capacity. Jeremy Nicholson, Director of an Industrial Energy Consumers group, noted, “Even if we had 30 gigawatts of wind power, it wouldn’t have contributed anything of any significance this winter...” (UK, Telegraph)
NB it's even worse in the Manawatu, it's 1% of installed capacity during winter peaks.

The decision by the Turitea Board of Enquiry has yet to be made public. Obviously deliberations have been comprehensive and are ongoing. This delay is clearly influenced by the fierce opposition to a massive wind farm in our water supply, last remaining native forest and towering over 2,000 houses. We will post the decision as soon as it is becomes available.
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NZ Taxpayers face $1b Kyoto liability
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How wind farms will rip us all off.


The Great Wind Farm Disaster
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06/15/2010 02:43 PM
 OK. Now that we have invested all of that money in those lovely windmills, we'll be able to sell all the spare power they generate.
In the last 24 hours they have generated a staggering 458 MWh. That means that each £2 million + windmill has generated about £8 of electricity. Makes you proud to be British doesn't it.
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Minister Misleading the Public on ETS
Friday, 18 June 2010, 10:10 am
Press Release: New Zealand Climate Science Coalition
Climate Change Minister Misleading the Public on ETS
“The Minister for Climate Change, Dr Nick Smith is misleading the New Zealand public in an attempt to convince them that the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is good for them,” says Dr Doug Edmeades, the agricultural spokesman for the New Zealand Climate Change Coalition.

Remember Smith is dead set on sacrificing Palmerston North's environment to satisfy his looney CO2 objectives.


Bob Carter on CO2


Part 2

Part 3

Part 4
A scathing analysis of UK wind farms.

Does money grow in wind farms?


Wind turbines are a poor way to harness energy - but a very good way to generate public subsidies, says Andrew Gilligan.


PM’s Chief Science Adviser Must Change – Or Go


Sunday, 13 June 2010, 10:46 am

Press Release: New Zealand Climate Science Coalition

Prime Minister John Key has been asked by a former National Party activist either to rein in his Chief Science Adviser, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, or to change his title to more accurately reflect the professor’s global warming propaganda advocacy activities.
"Now, with Climate Minister Nick Smith having embarked on a self-confessed publicity tour to counter growing opposition among business leaders, farmers and cash-strapped consumers to the introduction on 1 July of National’s go-it-alone ETS, out comes Professor Gluckman again defending the pseudo-science that is the only justification for the costly but futile attempts to curb emissions of carbon dioxide".

For all we know this is how Environment Minister Dick Smith gets his advice on the crippling ETS and how to massage public opinion. His problem is that it's not working.


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Poor Joesph Poff, never one to miss an oportunity to lament PNCC's realisation that prostituting the city for a ridiculous wind farm was a terrible mistake, pointlessly goes on the attack about the million dollar cost to the city but says nothing about his vested interests.

Note to readers who post responses to this website: only coherent, intelligent and reasonably well spelt contributions will be allowed.
  

Wealthy wind farmer makes one last desperate attempt to influence the Turitea decision by doing a "poor little me " routine to the media, but gives the game away by admitting it's all about the money.

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 Just look at what they want to destroy

The church of global warming is burning down.
Cooler Heads Coalition 16/4/10 congressional briefing on the science and politics of the "Climategate" scandal. Featuring presentations by George Mason University Distinguished Senior Fellow Pat Michaels and International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project (ICECAP) Executive Director Joseph D'Aleo.

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 CLIMATE change has been the biggest concern for a whole generation. Now, however, a brilliant scientist has come up with proof that man is not to blame - and no problem exists.


Judge Shonagh Kenderdine's handling of the Turitea enquiry strongly defended.
Dear Editor
I wish to take issue with a remark printed in the article "Wind farm boost for region - Trustpower" on page 14 of yesterday's (Wednesday 31 March 2010) Manawatu Standard. A Mr. Deion Campbell, major projects manager for Trustpower, is reported to have said that 'the resource consent submissions process was used by people actively opposed to a project, as witnessed during the "pretty messy" Turitea hearings'. Having attended virtually all of the said hearings I do not recall seeing him there and I wish to emphatically point out that the said Hearings were anything but messy. I take great exception to the insult to Judge Shonagh Kenderdine who most graciously and informally ran the court - which process ran like clockwork. Also, it should be noted that Mr. N. Davidson QC, Counsel for Mighty River Power, commented at the end of the sessions 'I can speak for all counsel here, because there is a common perspective that we have seldom, if ever, appeared before a more courteous, more responsive Board'. I, and others, take offence at the cheap shot made by Mr Deion Campbell. Also he might like to provide the newspaper or me with the questions asked in the 2009 telephone survey that the proponents are so fond of quoting, the people targeted, and also the answers received in detail. But I expect that is conveniently confidential.
Yours sincerely
Helen Harker
Kahuterawa.
Organised crime moves into the wind farm "business"
The Russian view of Cap and Trade.
New Zealand Windfarm's Te Rere Hau facing the prospect of legal action over noise.
 The decision on whether there should be a ban on wind farms being built on the Tararua Ranges is a step closer.
NZ Wind Energy Conference
29-31 March 2010
Palmerston North Convention Centre
 Desperation sets in at the conference after the wholesale slaughter of Mighty River Power's star witnesses, Black, Hegley, Day, Salinger and Brown. In our opinionTuritea has "put the wind up" what we consider to be charlatans.
Trust Power major project mangerDeion Campbell  said this at the conference.
"The resource consents submission process was used by people actively opposed to a project, as witnessed during "the pretty messy" Turitea hearings.

So, if you don't get your way using bribery, corruption and deceit, then toss your toys out of the cot in public.

By the way, Siemens and other turbine manufacturers visit this website, no doubt this has something to do with Mighty River Power's "procurement problems????".

Jono Naylor hoping to be re-elected as Mayor at this year's local body elections is unlikely this time to get funding from the wind energy sector or a secret trust, despite his fawning address to the conference. Might just have to pay his own way, and in this day and age that's not a bad thing.

 The Ministry for the Environment website

Time for wind farm decision

Now, it's decision time. After 10 weeks of debate at a public hearing spanning nine months, in a process costing millions of dollars, a board of inquiry weighing up whether Mighty River Power should be allowed to build up to 104 wind turbines on the Tararua Ranges near Palmerston North will come to a judgment.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/3532477/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....

Ms Price said the city council had adopted a so-called neutral position on the scheme, but it was plainly opposed.
Asked by Judge Shonagh Kenderdine how the council had arrived at its apparent position of partial opposition, Mr Baker indicated the evidence had led it there. 


Wind farm fix claims disputed

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/3520721/Wind-farm-fix-claims-disputed 

Claims at the Turitea Wind Farm hearing in Palmerston North that noise problems at a Wellington wind farm have been fixed are being disputed by residents there.
Meridian has made a series of changes at its wind farm in Makara, Wellington, reducing a problem with tonal sound.
Makara Guardians president Steve Russell said Meridian had not solved noise issues, however.
He put down fewer complaints recently to "complaint fatigue" and different wind conditions to normal.
 Note: Makara is a relatively unpopulated, rural area. 10% of the residents of Palmerston North will live right underneath 40 story turbines.

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.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/3503417/Judge-Horizons-reprehensible

 


MRP's offensively arrogant noise experts, Hegley and Day were hung out to dry at the hearing, not that this bland report actually indicates what really happened. Furthermore, there is an egregious error as Dr Thorne, expert witness for Huatau Marae, determined that the setback from turbines should be 3.5 kms, NOT 2kms.


On the back foot at the hearings, Mighty River Power desperately tries to recover.

Avaricious wind farmers, not content with 31 turbines on their property towering over their wretched neighbours, want the 4 axed reinstated.



Experts clash over wind farm noise

In a new book, Sound, Noise, Flicker and the Human Perception of Wind Farm Activity, Prof Dickinson said standards were highly questionable.
"The problem is that standards cost money, and inevitably are funded by those organisations that are concerned only with what the standard can do to advance their business interests."
He commented that "those at the receiving end of the noise, or concerned about the health implications on local communities, will have little or no influence".




Last ditch effort by wind farmers to exploit their neighbours' misery


Wind farms too much trouble, says councillor


Power scheme changes 'minimal'
Greens Rd resident John Adams told the Turitea Wind Farm board of inquiry yesterday that the power company's "minimalist" redesign was a tactic to exhaust opponents of the project.
Huatau Marae chairman Paul Jones accused Mighty River Power of breaching the Treaty of Waitangi.
Mighty River Power has a memorandum of understanding with Rangitaane through Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated, but the agreement is confidential. ( = $$$$$$$$$$ )


 
"Turbines 'still dominate landscape despite plan
 change"
Landscape expert Clive Anstey slates the redesign.


Apparently the Tararuas will stink like an onion, according to Mighty River Power's Stephen Brown.

"He likened reducing the visual impact of the proposed wind farm to "peeling back the layers of an onion"
Turning the city into a lemon, all in a day's work. 

Opponents to wind farm blown off speaking list

Submissions are in (225) and there are only 2
( that's right, TWO ) in favour
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
telling lies about the wind farm -  How pathetic.
UPDATE 12/3/10, the link now works-they have capitulated.

You have to wonder at the stupidity of Mighty River Power persisting in the face of this level of opposition.

 If you want a good laugh read
"the gate crasher"
submission, number 449

Incidently, Poff, an aspiring wind farmer no less,
 is one of the only
TWO, out of 80,000 city residents,
who submitted in favour of the wind farm.

None of his mates in ChristchurchIrelandGermany and at the Waiouru Service Station submitted on his behalf this time.

Absolutely priceless!

Poff thinks opponents are in the minority


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West Wind wind farm at Makara brings a deluge of noise complaints.
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Mighty River Power's idea of a joke, "Yeah, we modified the wind farm layout to accommodate your concerns."
Now compare it with the original layout.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_blnN-QHR9C4/SLd2BPzHnVI/AAAAAAAAAEQ/OcIpoFDThrs/s1600-h/wind.jpg

Mighty River turbine trim 'cosmetic' 

Seventeen turbines have been chopped from Mighty River Power's planned Turitea Wind Farm near Palmerston North – but opponents say the changes don't go far enough.
Opposition group Tararua-Aokautere Guardians (TAG) president Kevin Low said the power company had promised a redesign of its proposal, but produced only "a light trim".


Palmerston North is the "laughing stock" of Wellington and will remain so unless the council does something drastic to boost its profile, city councillors say.
Bit late don't you think?

The Turitea wind farm, in the city's water catchment, smothering the skyline and last remaining native bush and towering over 2,000 houses,
is simply the tool used to pointlessly sacrifice Palmerston North to the "new" Kyoto. That there was no shortage of greedy landowners anxious to throw in their lot with the corrupt, the fraudulent, the scientifically ignorant and the politically and ecologically naive, should come as no surprise.

Peer review, Oh, really?
Urban heat island effect

Climategate: two more bricks fall out of the IPCC wall of deceit – rainforests and polar bears
Climategate: the IPCC's whitewash 'review' is the AGW camp's biggest mistake yet


It's all over, the wind farm fraudsters can go home !
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

By Jonathan Petre

Last updated at 5:12 PM on 14th February 2010

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Data for vital 'hockey stick graph' has gone missing

There has been no global warming since 1995

Warming periods have happened before - but NOT due to man-made changes
More here

NIWA Unable To Justify Official Temperature Record ( it's called fraud, folks)
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has been urged by the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition (NZCSC) to abandon all of its in-house adjustments to temperature records. This follows an admission by NIWA that it no longer holds the records that would support its in-house manipulation of official temperature readings.
Letter to NIWA taking them to task.
A detailed history of NIWA's "dissembling"


"So, if you are publishing research articles that use computer programs, if you want to claim that you are engaging in science, the programs are in your possession and you will not release them then I would not regard you as a scientist; I would also regard any papers based on the software as null and void."

Really, when will this end. Is there anything true in the IPCC's AR4?

IPCC Gate Du Jour: Aussie Droughtgate.

More junk IPCC "science" used to justify the Turitea wind farm. On a par with "Glaciergate", here comes "Africagate"

Similar in effect to the erroneous "2035" claim – the year the IPCC claimed that Himalayan glaciers were going to melt – in this instance we find that the IPCC has wrongly claimed that in some African countries, yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50 percent by 2020.
At best, this is a wild exaggeration, unsupported by any scientific research, referenced only to a report produced by a Canadian advocacy group, written by an obscure Moroccan academic who specialises in carbon trading, citing references which do not support his claims.

Like to live on an atoll? Just what issues do you face?

The great global warming collapse
As the science scandals keep coming, the air has gone out of the climate-change movement

Now ever wondered why the BBC quotes global warming on every possible occasion?

"STRIKING parallels between the BBC’s coverage of the global warming debate and the activities of its pension fund can be revealed today.
The corporation is under investigation after being inundated with complaints that its editorial coverage of climate change is biased in favour of those who say it is a man-made phenomenon.

The £8billion pension fund is likely to come under close scrutiny over its commitment to promote a low-carbon economy while struggling to reverse an estimated £2billion deficit.
Concerns are growing that BBC journalists and their bosses regard disputed scientific theory that climate change is caused by mankind as “mainstream” while huge sums of employees’ money is invested in companies whose success depends on the theory being widely accepted."



"So now we really know why BBC staffers are so fanatical about 'climate change'. It's naked self-interest. In 2008, there were 18,736 contributors to the BBC pension fund; every man jack of them benefits from climate alarmism."




An Honest IPCC Scientist Tackles 'ClimateGate'





Up Copenhagen creek minus a paddle - Dompost 26/1/10

The Jigs Up - text and video.

The mainstream print media is on notice. It's relevance and future is in doubt. Just how many NZ newspapers are on the financial ropes? The Manawatu Standard? The Turitea wind farm elephant is in the room, but pretty much all it seems to report on is crime in the city, while it's circulation drops. Other media are waking up.

"While Marxists, liberals, environmental extremists, and the Mao-loving minions of the nanny state bombard the public with false information, leftwing propaganda, and rubbish that in no way qualifies as news, the mouthpieces for the government refuse to report factual stories that poke holes in the brainwashing bilge we are fed incessantly"
This is ample enough reason to turn away from traditional sources of news and turn toward the 'alternative media' as reported on the Internet by bloggers and citizen journalists."

Well, the glaciers ain't melting out of control AND now all those mega storms ain't coming either!!



Glaciergate: Hitler's Last Straw.


 
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.
James Delingpole
26/1/10
"AGW theory is toast. So’s Dr Rajendra Pachauri. So’s the Stern Review. So’s the credibility of the IPCC. But if you think I’m cheered by this you’re very much mistaken. I’m trying to write a Climategate book but the way things are going by the time I’m finished there won’t be anything left to say: the battle will already have been won and the only people left who still believe in Man Made Global Warming will be the eco-loon equivalents of those wartime Japanese soldiers left abandoned and forgotten on remote Pacific atolls."


"The IPCC, a political organisation charged with making a political case for political action, has failed in its primary task because it misrepresented the science of global warming. They have taken numerous documents from an activist organisation, the WWF, and presented them as if they were peer-reviewed science. They have taken news interviews regarding the melting of Himalayan glaciers and presented them as if they were peer-reviewed science. They have taken erroneous papers that were later retracted regarding possible increased damages due to hurricanes and floods and presented them as correct and peer-reviewed science. All this while some of the movement's champions were enriching themselves and their companies on public funds."


UN climate corruption, could it ever get worse than this???

Oh yes, it just did! Click these links.



AR4, which earnt Gore and Pauchari a Nobel prize appears to have been largely written by the activist WWF with non peer reviewed "science" You just can't make this stuff up!!





Remember the oil for food scandal? Iraq's WMD ? Well the fake science of AGW endorses punitive financial action which will affect everyone on this planet.
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.


  IPCC's chairman Pauchari, himself a beneficiary of the fossil fuel industry and recipient of massive climate research grants, is in deep trouble.

Note: the melting of the glaciers has been put off now for another 300 years

HIGH NOON for Pachauri
23 01 2010

UPDATE: links to new information posted at the bottom of this article, including a new story from the Times

UPDATE2: Jonathan Leake’s story at the Time is Online, linking Pauchari’s TERI organization to government funding grants that were solicited using the bogus “Himalayan glaciers will disappear by 2035″ claim.

Christopher Booker of the Telegraph has a story that shows Pachauri’s own employee at TERI was the source of the bogus glacier claim. Now the corruption comes full circle.

UPDATE3: Pachauri now bizarrely claims in a press interview that the IPCC’s credibility has been strengthened.

IMHO, Dr. Pachauri is toast. He has nowhere to go except out.

source with  links.

Climate fraud on an heroic scale in the US.
Watch John Coleman, founder of the weather channel,
announce this to the world.

more here

Now to manufacture global warming all you need to do is delete cold thermometers from the record and concentrate on urban thermometer records influenced by UHI ( localised Urban Heat Island effect )
and that's just what these crooks have done!


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“NOAA . . . systematically eliminated 75% of the world’s stations with a clear bias towards removing higher latitude, high altitude and rural locations, all of which had a tendency to be cooler,” the authors say. “The thermometers in a sense, marched towards the tropics, the sea, and to airport tarmacs.”
The NOAA database forms the basis

Mighty River Power's star witness, global warming extremist and prominent Greenpeace "Sign On" activist, Jim Salinger, protesting on Parliament steps November 2009. New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) sacked Salinger in April 2009. The Employment Relations Authority has since upheld NIWA's dismissal of Salinger.

Salinger accused of faking NZ climate data - see earlier post below - is a totally biased and unreliable witness. This just goes to show the depths to which Mighty River Power will sink to get it's way.


Dr Salinger's emails, form part of an exchange between a number of climate experts on how to respond to a paper by Auckland University scientist Chris de Freitis and two others.
That paper- published in the Journal of Geophysical Research- claimed the el nino and la nina weather patterns were a dominant infuence on climate change.
In one July email, Dr Salinger reacts to de Freitis: "Is there an opportunity to write a letter to JGR (Journal of Geophysical Research) pointing out the junk science in this??...If it is not rebutted , then sceptics will use this to justify their position."
To access more emails between Salinger and Michael Mann ( fabricator of the infamous, fraudulent hockey stick graph and now under investigation ) at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit visit:

Salinger worked at the
CRU (Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, UK)
CRU is now outed as a hot bed of climate science fraud. CRU is a staunch ally of the discredited IPCC. It should come as no surprise that climate cultist Salinger has been involved in manipulating NZ temperature data.
Read this.

and this
and this


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And meanwhile what does NIWA have to say about NZ weather for January 2010?
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research says this January could be one of the coldest on record.
Some parts of New Zealand, including Wellington and the Canterbury coast, have experienced maximum temperatures of around 12 degrees in the past three days.
NIWA says that’s 10 or more degrees below what is normally expected at this time of year.
Climate scientist Dr James Renwick says temperatures in much of New Zealand are more than one degree, and in some places more than two degrees, below normal to date this month.
He says that’s remarkable and New Zealand could be set for a record cool January if low temperatures continue for the rest of month.
UK wind farms produce a completely useless .02% of the country's power needs during a FREEZE WHICH MAY KILL 60,000.



Note: For the last three years during peak hours in winter when electrical energy demand is highest the three Manawatu wind generation facilities have produced at less than 1% of their installed capacity.


The "climate" is changing.

The biggest losers of the Copenhagen fiasco appear to be climate science and the scientific establishment who, with a very few distinguished exceptions, have promoted unmitigated climate alarm and hysteria.

more here
http://townhall.com/cartoons/cartoonist/MichaelRamirez/2009/12/20Complete analysis of Climategate emails. Scandal worse than thought:
CRU data,
“Non gradus anus rodentum.”

AGW, a systematic fraud.

History repeats.
The Church of Global Warming - members include PNCC Councillors. An excellent video.


Need a good laugh?

Von Storch op-ed in the WSJ: ‘Climategate reveals a concerted effort to emphasize scientific results useful to a political agenda’


Pauchari, the railway engineer head of the IPCC, writer of smutty novels and major beneficiary of carbon trading, exposed.

Idiots protest global warming by screaming in a snow storm.



Protecting Big Carbon
 Posted by Richard Sunday, December 20, 2009


" The country's in the very best of hands"

Changes to ETS could add $110bn to NZ debt
Updated at 6:39pm on 16 November 2009
The proposed changes to the Government's Emissions Trading Scheme are expected to increase debt by $110 billion by 2050.


The wind farm is predicated on outright fraud. Global warming collapses.

Watch a software developer explain CRU code frauds on YouTube video1
 then YouTube video2
A who's who of climate fraudsters.

Climategate: Sad Revelation of Corruption in Climate Science

Written by E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D.
Sunday, 13 December 2009 10:28

source: telegraph.co




The madness of crowds.


Credit to: Nate Beeler from the Washington Examiner



Click to enlarge these images.
Click for an interactive graphic that will expand each graph on mouseover
Medieval Warm Period thesis contradicts unprecedented warming


Palmerston North is the intended victim of those practising the black art of climatescientology.


The ‘carbon market’ – trading in an invisible gas which cannot be used – has involved the redistribution of resources to unproductive green pursuits and the creation of a vast bureacracy. Let’s bring it down before it gets any bigger.

by Josie Appleton




The outrageousTuritea wind factory is on the ropes now !!!

Meridian loses Lakes Hayes Wind farm appeal


John Bishop
Friday November 6 2009 - 02:31pm

Meridian Energy has lost its appeal for its Project Hayes wind farm project in the Lammermore Range in Central Otago.
The company planned to build 176 wind turbines over a 92 km ² area in the Lammermore Range in Central Otago, making it the biggest wind farm in the country. The project would have generated 630MW of electricity.
The company applied for resource consents from the Central Otago District Council in July 2006. The council granted the consents, but the decision was appealed to the Environment Court by local conservation and environmental groups.
The split decision by the Environment Court may effectively spell an end to the project as appeals against a decision of the Environment Court are possible only on points of law.
Meridian spokesman Alan Seay said that the company was disappointed by the decision but was still studying the 350 page decision, and was not commenting on whether or on what grounds it might appeal.

Joseph Poff has been "busy", read the hilarious replies to his pathetic plea for "help"


 
'Nick Smith in the shit.'
Sculpture in cow dung sold on Trademe, 6/11/09.


Sculpture by Sam Mahon
  Mahon's perceptive rendition of NZ's "Environment Minister" and mendacious, environmental vandal has been sold after spiritless bidding for  $3,080.
NB cow manure is a fuel used by millions around the world to cook their meals, so this sculpture may have a use after all.



Listen to the twice deleted but now recovered interview with Dr Heffernan, Nick Smith's "friend". We'll let you draw your own conclusions as to the degree of conspiracy against the city. This interview was not allowed to be played to the Board of Enquiry for whatever reason. There are two sources where you can access this interview. The whole interview casts an intriguing light on MRP, in particular from 5 mins 35 into the broadcast.
http://snipurl.com/rmcyn
In the now unlikely event that the link above to RadioLive's archive fails to work, then click the link below and wait for it to download. This link is "safe"
http://snipurl.com/rmcwq
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Here is the transcript of Heffernan's evidence to the board.
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?


Ian PlimerAuthor and Professor in the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide

"Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, the Missing Science"
http://www.netcastdaily.com/broadcast/fsn2009-1024-2.ramhttp://www.financialsense.com/Experts/2009/Plimer.html
Wind a joke.
Clive James on skepticism.

Peter Wheeler, Palmerston North City Councillor perceptively sums up the situation:
22nd October 2009.

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
come!!

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.


http://openlettertocouncillors.blogspot.com/
Makara residents see red over turbine noise 4/8/09
http://www.3news.co.nz/Makara-residents-fuming-over-noisy-wind-farm/tabid/367/articleID/115226/cat/221/Default.aspx
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 )
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/2717619/Excessive-noise-upsets-residents
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Henry Lampman, reporter for The New American interviews Joanne Nova, author of “The Skeptic’s Handbook”. Joanne Nova, a physicist ... believed in manmade warming by carbon dioxide emissions from 1990-2007
Joanne Nova's latest analysis of the big money behind carbon trading.
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News, 11/7/09.
King Canute at the G-8
World leaders tell the Earth's temperature not to rise.
Article also posted in the comments below.
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"Climate change" as a justification for permanently ruining Palmerston North doesn't stand up. The number of skeptics is burgeoning.
John Cleese on Palmerston North - what would he say now??
listen to the story in REAL AUDIO and WINDOWS MEDIA and MP3 formats.
Peter Wheeler's telling comments 5/8/09 - see comments 4 and 5 on this post.