While Loto Quebec is trying to enslave the masses of impoverished and desperate citizens of Quebec by promoting addictive Internet Gambling and Poker in order to feed the Quebec governments insatiable need for tax money to pay for their lavish extravagances, Hydro-Quebec is trying to promote similarly dastardly evil by hoping to erect a huge wind farm in the Eastern Townships. The publicly owned power corporation, in the name of money, is willing to rape the provinces patrimony and destroy precious natural beauty for nothing more than stuffing a few pockets.
Think these windmills are a green project? Wake up and smell the herbal tea Martha; these are nothing but promoters who are riding on David Suzukis message and spinning it for their own personal profit! This is not about helping the people of the region or the people of Quebec, this is just about fulfilling some engineering wet-dream and moving money into foreign pockets.
The ad-men are in a full-tilt-boogie trying to paint wind farms in a positve light before we have a chance to realize this is a huge corporate sham designed to enrich the few inglorious basterds who shamelessly abuse the planet and hoarde their wealth!
Please come to a PUBLIC MEETING and PRESENTATION to discuss the proposed WIND TURBINE project for the area of STANBRIDGE STATION, CANTON de BEDFORD and PIKE RIVER.
Date: Wednesday, 24 February, 2010
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: George Perron Community Center
14 Rue Philippe Côte, Bedford, Qc
(Near the railway tracks)
This is an issue that would affect not only the immediate communities but those in the surrounding areas of the Eastern Townships, even as far as Dunham and Frelighsburg or further. This proposed project is part of Hydro-Québec Distribution’s call for community based projects with a maximum of 25 MW wind energy production. The deadline for registered bidders to submit their projects is May 19, 2010.
Hope to see you there. Bring a neighbor and a friend. We would like to fill the hall to capacity with concerned citizens!!
Corporate greed has infested the government and they are using their own taxpayers as human shields, throwing them in harms way just to ensure their survival! Cue the theme song from Donald Trumps The Apprentice…”Money, money money, money….MONEY!” They are blowing smoke up our asses trying to make us believe this is a good project…yep…it’s good for them! Cough cough…excuse me while I clear your clouded corporate logic from my colon…
Windmill Projects : Smoke, Mirrors & Hot Air
Looks like the MRC of Brome-Missisquoi are entertaining the idea of setting up a mammoth windfarm in Bedford in the Monteregie. These gargantuous monstrosities of Engineering self-glorification would all but annihilate the beauty of Bedfrod Canton, Stanbridge Station and Pike River. What sort of lunatic fringe would consider that building mammoth structures can be considered a Green technology? The only green involved is the obscene transfer of wealth from enginerring firms, politicians and off-shore interests…this ain’t about conservation this is about money!
Wind farms around the world are causing health issues, killing birds, bursting into flames, destroying the landscape all the while dressing up the political agenda of the government officials who funnel massive amounts of tax dollars to their mega-project bum-buddies pockets!!
These people do not have our interests at heart. They are bribing local municipalities with a little carrot on a stick payout of $60,000! Ohh boy! That is probably what one engineer from Teknika charged to cut and paste an engineering report that says windmills are going to be , in the words of tony the Tiger, “grrrrrreat!” for the economy and will help save the planet because it’s cheap free power!
Ummm, hello? Do these people take us for complete mental defectives?
“Kruger Energy is set to become a major player in the wind energy sector in Quebec and Canada.
In addition to having developed, built and commissioned a 101.2-MW wind farm in the municipality of Chatham-Kent (Port Alma), Ontario in 2008, Kruger Energy is currently developing of a 100-MW wind farm in Québec’s Montérégie region. Kruger Energy was also selected again by the Ontario government to build another 101.2-MW wind farm to be commissioned in 2011 in the Chatham-Kent area..
Wind energy is one of the cleanest energy sources available in North America. Unlike some conventional energy sources, wind energy is fully renewable and produces no emissions or hazardous waste.
This source of energy has the added benefit of creating direct and indirect jobs. In the long term, the development of wind farms will create an industry in the community, producing both jobs and income for the local economy.
Wind energy is safe and reliable, as well as economically, environmentally and socially viable.”
The Kruger webpage on wind farms shows a child flying a kite in a field of wheat…there are no towers in site just an innocent child frolicking in a golden field! But let’s get real “Freddy” Kruger! Your renewable vision will bring you the loot while the Monteregie gets pummeled with an eye-sore…it will be a little fart on your company timeline but will be a permanent pile of fecal matter festering in our backyard!
Their advertising demons have pictures of rusty-haired children blowing bubbles in to the sunshine of a summer lullaby like happy cherubs floating through heaven! Lord Jesus give us strength to fight against such offensive attacks on reason! This is a windfarm not a playpen full of cherubs! A noisy, stinking, dangerous, in-efficient pile of materials is what it is not a field full of kites and bubbles!
Hmmm…Kruger is the same wind pushing gang that had one of their projects shut down last year:
KRUGER ENERGY MUST TERMINATE THE BAS-SAINT-LAURENT WIND FARM PROJECT
Montréal, Québec, March 16, 2009
Kruger Energy today informed municipal authoritiesin Sainte-Luce, Sainte-Flavie and the La Mitis RCM of its decision to terminate the projectto establish the Bas-Saint-Laurent Wind Farm, which had been awarded by Hydro-Québec Distribution on May 5, 2008.
The termination of the project had become inevitable due to a decision by the Municipality of Sainte-Luce, stipulated in draft By-law No. R-2008-10, to prohibit the installation of wind turbines on most of its territory, effectively blocking the installation of all twenty-seven (27)planned wind turbines.
Furthermore, the ongoing process to implement By-law No. R-2008-102 has made it
impossible for Kruger Energy to pursue negotiations with equipment suppliers.
For these reasons, Kruger Energy Bas-Saint-Laurent, Limited Partnership has terminated the development of the project and informed Hydro-Québec of this decision.
Senior Vice President
Corporate Affairs and Communications
Awww….so sad…they made all kinds of money in planning, got government money for studies, paid engineers and consultants and then the project gets cancelled because people woke up and smelled the coffee! Oh well…Kruger got their payoff…now they’re moving into our little corner of paradise to start another round of shakedown…grants, corporate tax breaks, gifts and promises and a whole little happy gang will have their happy ending even if the project doesn’t fly!
Hydro-Quebec puts out a call for tender…yep…just like the calls for tender in the construction world? Nice little arrangement that even Earl Jones would be envious of! How can such bold faced scamming be allowed to continue?
Have you seen these Kruger Energy people? They look like veritable thugs from a Francis Ford Coppola flick! In Ontario, when a family complained of environmental sickness associated with the constant noise of the new windfarm the Kruger folks said the case was closed…buh bye! People living around windfarms are like acceptable losses in a war…the Generals accept that some poor low ranking soldiers will be killed and maimed in battle but the Big G’s will sleep well in their flannel snugglies! Kruger and their government friends have a purely mafia-esque scheme going and while some of you will be sick and have your homes lose value and your environment will be destroyed by huge towering steel structures but at least Hydro-Quebec will be selling more power to the USA and the direcors will be choking down vats of champagne with their Kruger chums down in their south Pacific tax-havens laughing how they screwed over the Quebec population!
We must stop the madness!! Look at these creations!! These are images that should strike fear into all of us!! This unfettered quest for size is a threat to the existance of humanity! Our lives are being endangered by the phallic pursuits of corporate pirates!!
These super-structure windmills are built just like engineers like thing to be: BIG! Who wouldn’t be impressed by such a big tall solid shaft? What a joke! Just like warlords like to parade their missiles the new Eco-Peddlers are trying to dwarf us under the concrete so we feel helpless and submissive…accepting that these monolithic are the new ICBM of the millennium where leaders show who has the biggest tower, who has the biggest wee-wee! Look at us! We have BIG ONES in our province!!!
These projects are presented by MARKETERS and not environmentalists. These projects are pushed on us by politicians who are being rewarded with promises of wealth and prestige. Engineers and their self-indulgent ideas of grandiose entitlement feel that if they can build it then it is worthy of being built but the facts are that if they build this wind farm in The Eastern Townships then it will be turning this little corner of paradise into something that will make the Alberta Tar Sands look like a UNESCO certified world heritage nature-park!!!
When these projects are done, the electricity goes to feed the war-state of the USA and the residents of the Bedford region will be left with huge pieces of junk towering over their heads like a guillotine! Have you ever heard one of these turbines in action? They literally scream in the wind with an aggressive screech. Isn’t it bad enough we are subjected to electro-magnetic fields of ever thickening proportions with cellular use satellite noise and other radioactivites now they will be adding a constant growling wail of mourning apocalypse into our ears!
These Hydro-Quebec people are like the Tobacco Industry trying to sell us the idea that a pack a day isn’t too bad for you! They all have hard-ons over the BILLIONS of dollars they can squeeze out of Ontario and the US by exporting power! Hardons I tell you! Even the ladies at Hydro Quebec and Kruger must have ’em! That’s how punch-drunk they are with the thought of bathing naked in money and living their dreams of personal perversion without regard for the lives and creatures of the area they want to destroy!!
People will start getting sick, property values will plummet, and this is only in the first few years. Then once the politicians who made the deal have retired to scuba dive in the south seas and the PROMOTERS and engineers have made their commissions and kick-backs the shit will really hit the fan. The wind farms will start to fall apart, crumbling and collapsing and being left to rot!
But then, rest assured poor idiotic residents of The Eastern Townships Wind Farm Zone, the Engineers will swoop out of their fiscal tax havens from behind their t-squares and come to the rescue. Just like the engineers who designed the Turcott Interchange in Montreal, which is now at risk of falling apart after only 30 years, is going to be redesigned by more engineers to be bigger and better! Great little make work projects these guys have going on!! Can’t we legislate against the breeding of engineers??
Engineers built the Riverview Causeway in New Brunswick back in the day and well, oops, we extincted a bunch of fish species and caused incredible eco-damage but we sure piled a lot of cement and rocks didn’t we mommy? Now the Riverview causeway is being taken down…the lights came on and people realized that the project was a mistake!
This wind farm project in Befford area in Quebec is a mistake…I will buy everyone reading this article lunch on April 20th, 2029 at the Tim Hortons in Knowlton (Lac-Brome) if the wind farm is still standing if it even gets built. These things are like a wedding…lots of money spent on planning and a big fancy dinner and dance and more money on honeymoon and it’s all a big party at first but in the end the couple gets divorced after a few years because hubby boy isn’t happy just being a pro-golfer and she gives him a nine-iron to the chops! We’re in the wedding planning stage and Hydro and Kruger are like wedding planners with a limitless credit card!
What the Quebec government strap-booted goons should do is allow citizens to use small scale wind turbines on their own property to create our own power and if we have surplus power let us sell it on the grid? Why do they need to control the grid? Who not let Joseph The Potato Farmer from Granby have a small 1.2 KW windmill outside of his fish pond and generate his own power and sell back what he doesn’t use? Ohhhh nooooo…that would mean that these MARKETERS, ENGINEERS and POLITICIANS couldn’t suck more money from taxpayers to make huge mega projects so they can prop up their egos! Dammnit why can’t I make my own power…it SHOULD be that you have to make your own power. We’re so fat and lazy as it is we just plug our appliances into our sockets and watch Olympic Speed Knitting! If Miss Princess Junior High Teenager had to peddle a stationary bike to match Much Music videos of Lady Gaga she would probably soon decide to do something else! This access to easy and cheap power is making us like sloths on a carb binge!
The strain relations between right minded intelligent thinking citizens is a direct polar opposite to the greedy money grubbing promoters of wind farms and the meetings for planning and discussion are sure to be heated as local residents try to avoid being hypnotized3ed by rhetoric and dazzled with trickery by articulate spinners of corporate truth who try to sell us the idea that this Quebec wind farm is going to be good for us.
It won’t be long before the Wiebo Ludwig’s and Joe Stack’s of the world start coming to the surface and we see just how ugly things can get! Before it comes to that make yourself heard and tell the people in charge of making the decisions that they had better refuse this wind project or they will be signing the death sentence to the beautiful region of the Eastern Townships and effectively selling out our childrens childrens childrens futures for a few gold coins!
Bring a juicy pound of flesh!
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth.
— John 3:8
It sounds like we have an international airport next door to us. Our health is being threatened. We’re about ready to abandon our property.
— Scott Shillingstad, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma
If we knew what would happen, never would we have signed a contract that puts our friends and neighbors through this.
— Hal Graham, Cohocton, New York
My family and my self’s lives have been completely devastated and turned upside down by the erection of 27 giant wind monsters in every direction from our home by the Wind Capital Group and Tom Carnahan, as close as 1500 feet from our home. They surround us. They keep us from sleeping at night and drive us crazy by day, as I try to care for our World Class AQHA and APHA horses. They’ve ruined the equity in our farm that took us 15 hard years to create. They’ve ruined the marketability of our farm, not that we ever even considered selling, or moving. Now we have no choice. We just bought a house in town, and will be, regrettably, abandoning our precious home.
— Charlie Porter, King City, Missouri
Wind energy will undoubtedly create noise, which increases stress, which in turn increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
— Julia Gohlke, Sharon Hrynkow, and Christopher Portier, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health
The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1890
Mike, we are a green energy company, but the green stands for money.
— Jeffrey Skilling, President, Enron
Looking at the ridge lines, you’re looking at the same thing Ethan Allen and those people looked at. We’ve worked hard to keep billboards off the side of the roads. You can’t put up a billboard but you can put up a 400-foot tower? It doesn’t make sense.
— Michael Klopchin, Select Board Chairman, Clarendon, Vt.
We must not crucify Penobscot Bay on a cross of wind.
— Ron Huber, Rockland, Me.
Wind’s unpredictability means it truly has no generating capacity value, and its construction will not displace building any new coal or natural gas generating capacity. Grid reserve margins require wind-back up, and the inefficiency of quickly firing up a natural gas unit to meet erratic wind generation output means any emissions displacement is minimal. Wind is simply an additional capital cost which proves to be more than twice as expensive for the ratepayer.
— Tom Hewson, “Calculating Wind Power’s Environmental Benefits”, Power Engineering, July 2009
When I first saw the so-out-of-place wind turbines and their Vegas-style strobe lights on the once quiet and majestic ridges of my eastern Oregon childhood home, I cried.
— Lynne Stone, Oregon
Chi vuole la salvezza delle bellezze storico-paesaggistiche della Sicilia e di tutta l’Italia, non può che avversare l’eolico. [If you want to save the historic and scenic beauties of Sicily and all of Italy, you must oppose wind energy.]
— Vittorio Sgarbi, mayor of Salemi, Sicily, Sicilia Informazioni, Dec. 9, 2008
Delle pale eoliche è la piaga finale del paesaggio italiano. [Wind towers are the final plague of the Italian countryside.]
— Oreste Rutigliano, Sicilia Informazioni, Dec. 9, 2008
Franchement, quand je survole certains pays européens [les éoliennes] ne donne pas envie. [Frankly, when I fly over a number of European countries, the turbines I see do not fill me with envy.]
— Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, Oct. 25, 2007
European countries are far ahead of the United States in not only wind power, but in its unhappy consequences.
— Ed Hiserodt, “Green Fairy Tales”, The New American, June 22, 2009
Why isn’t as much time and effort spent educating and encouraging people to conserve rather than defacing our landscape? … Long-term benefits like preserving the character of Vermont and energy conservation are more important than short-term solutions that create more problems than they solve.
— Jane FitzGerald, Milton, Vt., Burlington Free Press, May 15, 2009
The current anger at the march of turbines and pylons across the hills of Britain is not from nimbys. Government money has lubricated most backyard owners to support wind power. It comes from those who appreciate the beauty of the countryside and who question the industrial spoliation of miles of open landscape for a pitiful net gain to climate change.
— Simon Jenkins, Guardian, July 16, 2009
Hopelessly uneconomic on any substantial scale, since it requires a conventional power back-up for when the wind stops blowing, forests of wind turbines are rightly regarded in most countries as an environmental monstrosity.
— Nigel Lawson, Time, May 21, 2008
The development of renewable energy resources will require a significant expansion of the grid, as well as a significant increase in needed operating reserves given the intermittent nature of wind and other resources.
— Terry Boston, president and CEO, PJM Interconnection
Thirty gigawatts of wind maybe requires 25 GW of backup.
— Rupert Steele, regulation director, Scottish Power (Iberdrola), Reuters, Apr. 22, 2009
[F]or every wind turbine brought online, a more stable backup power source must be found.
— Michael Milstein, Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon Public Broadcasting, June 11, 2009
They’re just a symbol for politicians who want to be seen to be green.
— Ann West, Country Guardian, U.K.
Green campaigners love wind turbines, but the permanent magnets [in] a 3-megawatt turbine contain some two tons of rare earth.
— Lindsey Hilsum, Independent Television News, PBS News Hour, Dec. 14, 2009
Building giant wind turbines, however attention-getting or distracting, does not make the other problems go away.
— Rosa Goldman
Wind salesmen mimic the memes of environmentalism to sell their industry, often in ways so deceptive or contrary as to mock the very movement they claim to promote. Current policy of unlimited consents for wind power stations is tragically flawed, will never be the answer to climate change issues, cannot fulfill the national energy supply requirements expected of it, and inflicts an extensive and unjustifiable environmental cost.
— Fergus Ferguson
I am skeptical about the current craze for windmills. They produce very little useful energy and are an ungodly abomination on the landscape. How can groups that used to gag at clearing a path for a transmission line now accept adorning mountaintops all over the east coast with 45-story structures? As the Nature Conservancy says, it’s “Energy Sprawl”.
— William Tucker
Don’t get the idea that I’ve turned green. My business is making money, and I think this is going to make a lot of money.
— T. Boone Pickens, The Guardian (U.K.), Apr. 14, 2008
Before declaring itself bankrupt on 15 September, US investment bank Lehman Brothers was one of several major firms that invested in wind projects in exchange for the tax credit, which they used to reduce their federal tax bill.”
— Nature, October 1, 2008
Cumulative impacts are a growing concern with more numerous documentation of wind impacts on birds, bats and their habitats.
— Albert Manville, Senior Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, April 3, 2008, e-mail
The ecological footprint is large relative to the meager environmental benefits.
— R. Dwayne Elmore, Oklahoma Chapter, The Wildlife Society, and others, letter to Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Jan. 3, 2008