Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
"We are here on the planet only once,
and might as well get a feel for the place."
- Annie Dillard
How true is that? Let's go...
I had a wonderful time in our Bluffers Park.
Shared the space with gulls, one ladybug and nobody else...
Please enjoy my pictures...
More beautiful sky pictures can be found here:
Monday, November 25, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wolfe Island, Ontario wind farm installation.
MAJOR US power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities.
Until the settlement announced on Friday with Duke Energy and its renewable energy arm, no wind energy company had been prosecuted for a death of an eagle or other protected bird.
The company pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at its Top of the World and Campbell Hill wind farms outside Casper, Wyoming.
The deaths, which included golden eagles, hawks, blackbirds, wrens and sparrows, occurred from 2009 to 2013.
"Wind energy is not green if it is killing hundreds of thousands of birds," said George Fenwick, president of the American Bird Conservancy, which supports properly sited wind farms.
Wind farms are clusters of turbines as tall as 30-storey buildings, with spinning rotors as wide as a passenger jet's wingspan.
The blades can reach speeds up to 270km/h at the tips, creating tornado-like vortexes.
Eagles are especially vulnerable because they don't look up as they scan the ground for food, failing to notice the blades until it's too late.
Ontario’s electricity supply by the numbers :
Total installed capacity: 36,013 megawatts
From nuclear: 12,998 MW
From gas: 9,987 MW
From hydro: 7,939 MW
From coal: 3,293 MW
From wind: 1,725 MW
From other sources: 122 MW
Projected peak demand 11/14/2013: 19,025 MW
Capacity of Trillium’s proposed Lake Ontario wind farm: 500 MW
Capacity of largest Ontario wind farm, on Wolfe Island: 198 MW
Current capacity at Pickering nuclear generating station (six units): 3,240 MW
At Darlington nuclear generating station (four units): 3,524 MW
At Bruce A nuclear generating station (eight units): 6,175 MW
Number of turbines in Trillium’s original wind farm plan: 138
Number of turbines needed if Trillium plan is revived: 90-100
Reference: Ontario’s electricity supply by the numbers :
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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Freude, ist wie das Erblühen einer Knospe,
ein Sonnenaufgang, ist eine erfrsichende Quelle auf einer Wanderung!
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
November days are here, first frost and falling leaves.
I love autumn, change of colour along the Scarborough Bluffs,
colder but refreshing winds blowing milk weed seeds across my path.
Walk with me to see what I have seen on this late fall afternoon.
"Same old eyes, same old world but the difference is how you look at what is in front of you, not what it is."
- Lister Sinclair
- Lister Sinclair