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  • OSEA: TheStar.com - Town unruffled over wind farm
    Updates Related News TheStar com Town unruffled over wind farm In Missouri wind farms don t seem to stir up much debate as in Ontario where some Toronto residents oppose a Toronto Hydro plan to put a string of wind turbines in Lake Ontario about two kilometres offshore from Scarborough Just outside Rock Port s city limits another 100 turbines sit on farmland and feed power to the rest of

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  • OSEA: NYTimes.com - Promoting Renewable Energy Is Focus of New Agency
    Related News NYTimes com Promoting Renewable Energy Is Focus of New Agency In Sharm el Sheik Egypt delegates from 79 countries will meet next month to choose a home a director and a preliminary work program for the International Renewable Energy Agency which was set up this year to lead a global drive to accelerate and expand the development of renewable energy resources The agency grew out of a conference

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  • OSEA: TheSuburyStar.com - Turning slag into energy
    Related News News Updates Related News TheSuburyStar com Turning slag into energy Old mine sites and tailings ponds often earn a bad environmental reputation These brown fields however are cultivating two locally grown ideas to create sources used to make bioethanol and biodiesel Local researchers have experimented with growing crops at Vale Inco s Copper Cliff operation and at Goldcorp s Porcupine mine in Timmins The first goal was to

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  • OSEA: Guradian.co.uk - Green feed-in tariff needs to maximise solar power
    Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home News Updates Related News News Updates Related News Guradian co uk Green feed in tariff needs to maximise solar power April 2010 could be a major milestone in the UK s attempts to deliver a low carbon economy Assuming all goes well that is the date when the government will introduce new feed in tariffs where a price premium is

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  • OSEA: TheStar.com - Noise protesters howling about windfarm
    per cent said they were satisfied with their living environment Perhaps most telling is that those most annoyed by turbine noises had a negative view of wind turbines to begin with while those least annoyed gained economically by having turbines on their land or owning shares in a community wind turbine venture The study also concluded there was no indication that the sound from wind turbines had an effect on respondents health The study s findings suggest that those drawing a link between their health and the nearness of an unsightly and annoying wind turbine may be suffering from a nocebo effect Just as the placebo effect makes a sick individual feel better after taking a sugar pill disguised as medication the nocebo effect would make a healthy individual feel sick after taking a sugar pill disguised as medication with supposed side effects The effect has been studied as it relates to people living near cellphone towers or hydro lines French newspaper Journal de Dimanche wrote in April about a household in Paris that blamed three recently installed cellphone antennas in the area for causing headaches nosebleeds and a metallic taste in the mouths of some residents It would be a plausible explanation but for one detail The antennas were never activated http www thestar com article 632161 Last Updated Monday May 11 2009 at 7 25 45 AM Related Links RUG nl Wind turbines more annoying than expected http www rug nl edrec nieuws Nieuwsberichten overlastWindturbines A striking result of this study is that the 14 of the participants that had an economical benefit from a wind turbine did not think the sound was annoying The benefits exist because they own a wind turbine or have shares in a wind farm These participants heard the sound just as well

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  • OSEA: Guardian.co.uk - Villagers stun developers by demanding extra turbine
    Webinars Resources Resource Library Community Power Community Power Publications Energy Policy Economics Guidebooks and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home News Updates Related News News Updates Related News Guardian co uk Villagers stun developers by demanding extra turbine When residents of the village of Fintry in Stirlingshire first heard about plans for a wind farm in the hills above them their reaction took the developer by surprise Instead of opposing the scheme the villagers asked the company to build an extra turbine and sell it to them to try to make the community one of the greenest in the UK The Fintry turbine has now been operating for more than a year and has already earned 140 000 for the villagers money that has been put aside for energy efficiency schemes Around half of the 300 households have already had roof and cavity wall insulation fitted and some residents have seen their heating bills cut by hundreds of pounds a year When the loan on the 2 5m turbine is paid off Fintry could be making up to 500 000 a year from the electricity

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  • OSEA: YorkRegion.com - Theatre looking bright
    and Tools Renewable Energy articles publications Sustainable Energy OSEA Archives Green Energy Act Campaign Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program RESOP Search Home News Updates Related News News Updates Related News YorkRegion com Theatre looking bright Over the last year Markham Theatre staff has gone retrofit crazy by converting 747 light bulbs without the help of an upscale stylist The extensive retrofit completed last fall as part of the ongoing renovation

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  • OSEA: Guardian.co.uk - RSPB embraces wind of change with its very own turbine
    embraces wind of change with its very own turbine After years of barely concealed antipathy the RSPB and the wind energy industry have today put the symbolic seal on their recent cessation of hostilities with the installation of the first RSPB wind turbine The small scale 15kW turbine has been installed at the RSPB s Rainham Marshes visitor centre in Purfleet Essex and together with a solar array already located at the site is expected to provide enough energy to meet the centre s requirements cutting its carbon footprint by 9 000kg a year The RSPB is often most visual when objecting to wind turbine proposals he said However wind power has a valuable role to play in contributing towards the UK s renewable energy needs and can do so without harming wildlife The wind turbine at Rainham Marshes is an excellent example of this The move comes a month after the RSPB released a study calling on the government to accelerate the rollout of onshore wind farms and urging it to develop a wildlife sensitivity map that it argued would make it easier for wind developers to select sites that pose minimal risks to bird life The study was

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