Introduction to the Pages

The material on this site has been organized in the pages shown in the column to the right.

  • A, B and C are introductory remarks providing context to the rest of the pages
  • D and E contain information about Ontario’s electricity system. Some of the issues discussed are of relevance to any country, state or province. As part of my gaining better control over formatting I am changing most pages over to pdf and they can be accessed under “My Articles” below. D2 is now an appendix to D.
  • F addresses the situation in the US and sets the stage for the following material
  • G shows the total funding for the planned wind plants in Ontario with comments on how this could be directed to other important societal needs
  • H deals with the wind industry claims about the number of homes powered by wind plants
  • I reviews the situation in Denmark and covers current EU energy policies
  • J Germany, a Case Study introduces some important performance characteristics of wind plants and how they affect the overall electricity system
  • K provides the organizations whose documents have been reviewed in the research conducted. The associated page shows detailed references by document.
  • L is a description of the upper limits for wind power in an electricity system, and is an update to the preliminary version.
  • M addresses offshore wind considerations
  • N shows that planned wind implementations in Ontario represents redundant capacity as experienced in Germany.
  • O illustrates the varying nature of the issues by country and the difference in strategies that apply.
  • P is a critical analysis of the recently proposed Green Energy Act by an Ontario coalition and illustrates the fallacy of relying extensively on feed-in-tarrifs in support of renewable energy sources.
  • Q is an assessment of this Act, which has just passed, projecting that the outcome will be an ill-advised emphasis on industrial wind power.
  • R – The Green Alternative Plan (GAP) is a proposal to emphasize small-scale renewable energy sources over industrial wind turbines.
  • S is a case study on approaches to evaluate industrial wind proponent claims.
  • W is a summary of the major drivers that cause a country, state or province to consider implemetation of wind plants

I am constantly updating content, so revisit often for items of interest to you. To assist viewers  in keeping track , I will list recent updates here:

  • To provide tracking for indication of pages of most interest, I am moving articles back into the Pages section. Each page will provide an abstract and a link to the full document. (Feb 1, 2009)
  • S – This is a long overdue case study on approaches to evaluate industrial wind proponent claims. A Recent paper by Komanoff (US), which relies on a paper by Gross et al (UK), is the subject.

Future pages will include

  • Grid issues
  • Responses to articles in The Economist which has very questionable views on wind power
  • What about all the other concerns, such as impact on wildlife, local environment, health, noise, safety, tourism, aesthetics, property values, and divisiveness within communities?

As you can see the last update is almost a year old. I am now currently publishing on Master Resource in the U.S. For the latest material see this site ( A good index to my posts there is provided at uFollow. In particular the fossil fuel and CO2 emissions calculator in D has been fairly significantly updated. (May 2010). A copy can be obtained here. For more details see MasterResource.

In June 2014, I started a new site at It contains links back to this site when the older information here is still valid.

(Last updated July 9, 2009)


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