Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Wind Energy: The Case of Denmark
The Danish Centre for Political Studies (CEPOS) has completed a 39-page report on the state of the Danish wind energy program. Part 1 of the report describes the real state-of-play and its hidden costs. Though Denmark claims to derive 20% of its electricity from wind power, over a five year period it actually provided only 9.7% and required interties to Norway and Sweden for short-term load balancing. This required that about half of the wind power be exported to these countries, where it supplanted hydro-generated electricity, and was paid for by Danish consumers. In Part 2, CEPOS notes that, while the Danish wind industry employs 28,000, each job is subsidized by $90,000 - $140,000 per year.
Global Warming: Gore vs Gunter
The National Post published Al Gore's op-ed piece of February 27 from The NY Times with a rebuttal by Lorne Gunter. Mr. Gore dismisses the recent scandals IPCC and University of East Anglia - the latter caused by the onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics. He reaffirms his belief in man-made global warming (the "overwhelming consensus") as a growing crisis that can't be wished away. Mr. Gunter responds that the temperature trend over the last 12 years has been flat, and refers to Phil Jones' admission that there has been no statistically significant warming for 15 years. Mr. Gunter concludes that there is no consensus on climate science.

Tim Ball: Political Agendas Continue to Drive Climate Fiasco
Writing in the Canada Free Press, Dr. Tim Ball argues that the greatest scandal connected to global warming is the continued political exploitation, fraud and destruction of the economy. President Obama pursues green jobs and cap-and-trade policies that have failed elsewhere. Dr. Ball summarizes the cover up surrounding climategate and previous apocalyptic predictions of the past, e.g., the 1974 Club of Rome report.

In the second CFP article Dr. Ball examines the British Columbia example (the Climate Action Plan). In the third one he states that the IPCC science is designed for propaganda.


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