Saturday, June 04, 2016

Wind Turbines vs Lake Huron Beaches

Apparently more wind turbines are proposed for Lake Huron's western shore. Yes, the breezes are brisk along Highway 21. Having desecrated the landscape with wind farms, the next beach-head for power-hungry turbiners could be just out beyond the surf pounding Lambton, Huron and Bruce county beaches.

There is money in the wind when developers secure sweetheart deals with politicians, especially if they collaborate in securing long-term permits before the emergence of cheaper LENR-type on-site generation of electricity by industrial and ultimately by residential consumers.

Although the Low Energy Nuclear Reactor (LENR) technology has been replicated, patents issued and test plants operated in Florida, Switzerland and Sweden, mainline media are reluctant to report on it –likely because big advertisers are concerned about disruptions to their markets.

While large nations engage in LENR R&D, Canada offers excuses for sitting on the fence. Such excuses won’t protect our living standards as our competitors shift from centralized fossil-fueled and nuclear energy to nonpolluting nonradioactive dispersed energy production.

According to a draft report from a federal government think-tank, Canada's status as an energy superpower is under threat. "It is increasingly plausible to foresee a future in which cheap renewable electricity becomes the world's primary power source and fossil fuels are relegated to a minority status," reads the conclusion of a draft report by Policy Horizons Canada.

As with the dream of electric cars, the dream of getting off the grid is neigh.

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Seamus Heaney, the late Irish poet and Harvard professor, in his translation of the Scandinavian Beowulf saga, wrote:
“Behaviour that’s admired is the path to power among people everywhere.”
Oh yes, he also made a translation of the Irish saga, “Sweeney Astray.”


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