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Why is it that, in the middle of this heat wave, the windbines aren't moving and generating energy? How is this helping the consumers?
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Why are these questions not answered to the point? Why not start the controversy this website is designed to do?
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How would near-shore and offshore wind turbines have fared with a tsunami and its debris laden surge of water?
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What percentage of construction jobs generated here are union jobs? Why not more non-union? They work harder and cheaper and train youth better
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Can you store the energy that comes from wind turbines? If so, how is it stored, and where is it stored?
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Why doesn't CANWEA play an advocacy role like AWEA? http://www.awea.org/Advocacy/index.aspx?navItemNumber=504
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How many turbines would be needed to power a factory such as a car factory?
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Why wouldn't the Canadian Government build wind/solar farms on crown land, allowing Canadians to purchase a solar/wind generation to the grid?
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Is the wind turbine design as rigorous as that of a nuclear plant or other energy generating system?
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How long does a wind generator need to operate in order to offset the carbon footprint created by its manufacturing?
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How long does it take for a wind turbine to pay for itself financially? For example, a 3MW turbine.
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how did the wind power affect the society when it was invented
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Is there any place in Canada that has helical wind turbines? These require a smaller footprint and easier to maintain.
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What are the requirements on financial guarantees for the dismantling and recycling of turbines and restoration of construction sites?
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What % of Canadians are using Wind Energy Source?
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how did you modify the wind turbine, and what were the results of each change you made
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Typically, how much land is required for an average wind farm? Is there an area to energy capacity ratio for an average wind farm?
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I would like to invest in a wind turbine project (not company stock), could you please direct me to where I would find such opportunities.
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What is the technological status of the potential for "storing" electricity. So that it can be generated more efficiently during off peak times
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How is Canada government efficiently supporting wind energy system with policy? Which kind of policy is there in Canada?
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How Available is Wind Power to Canadians?
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I have heard some claim that there are many rare earth materials used in wind turbine manufacturing. Can you please put this in perspective ?
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We're insane. Who is answering these questions? and is the money not coming out of our pockets? Can the government not answer for themselves?
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How many megawatts would a wind turbine farm produce every 24 hours?
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How does wind make electricity?
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What type of location is likely to result in greater power generation - off shore or on shore wind farms, and why?
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Where in Canada can home owners buy a wind turbine?
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What are the costs needed to be considered in producing wind power /what is your estimated cost per kWh for a wind farm. (marginal private costs)
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Are there any waste by-products in the manufacture or use of wind energy??
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What is the prediction for the total wind power usage in Ontario?
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Is there any large wind turbine manufacturing in Canada and if so, who?
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Who is responsible for the end-of-life dismantling of windfarms in Ontario? How long does a typical turbine last?
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Do you have the GPS location of all wind towers in Alberta?
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How long does a wind turbine take to pay for itself?
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What effects do wind turbines have on wildlife such as birds or terrestrial animals.
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Were the Municipality's & Township's given the opportunity to erect wind farms much like they were able to set up their own telephone systems?
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Where is the largest wind turbine farm in Canada?
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What size wind turbine, or group of, could produce enough energy to power a home + sell a bit back to provider?
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How much does it cost to make one offshore wind turbine with a 100 m rotor diameter?
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How far can the noise of a wind turbine be heard?
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Can we power Canada entirely with wind, water & sun?
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I am an electrical apprentice and I'm interested in getting qualified as a wind technician and was wondering which program you recommend?
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In Ontario, what is the net annual benefit/cost of subsidies vs operational investment and wages in local economy for wind industry?
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How much electricity can one wind farm generate?
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How long does it take for a typical wind turbine of 2 MW size to offset it’s carbon footprint ( all the energy that went into it’s production )?
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How does wind energy work?
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Supposing a high penetration of wind turbines into an electrical grid, is this technology capable of providing the reactive power needs of a common electrical system?
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How many people in Ontario are employed to administer and maintain a typical windfarm?
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why wind energy over other options? (support answer) is the Canadian government contributing to 'green energy'? Money wise? Thanks
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Approximately how many long-term jobs can a wind farm create in a community? What about short-term jobs during installation? Thank you!
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Has anyone had a residential turbine installation approved and did the property assessment folks reduce the property value as IS the case in BC?
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Do you work with telcos to incorporate antennas into your design? It seems to me that this would serve to reduce visual pollution. An idea?
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Wind is replacing dirty coal? Wind was running at less than 1% capacity this week while coal was pumping out thousands of mW. Is that not right?
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Why is Ontario Wind generated electricity being used to subsidize U.S. businesses who compete against Ontario businesses?
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what are the capital costs of building a wind farm? in addition what are the operating costs and the estimated life cycle of wind farms?
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What kind of research has been done on the creation effect on underground wildlife, reptiles and amphibians? REAL research.
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The common health complaints of wind turbines seems to be focused on noise. What is being done to reduce noise? Would changing gear ratio help?
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Why do we use the windmill model as opposed to the turbine model that would be less dangerous to birds and bats?
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What are the benefits of wind energy?
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What is the maximum total wind farm capacity can be connected to Ontario grid , for instance 10% of total generation?
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At what distance from a 400-ft-plus wind turbine will decibel levels drop to (on average) 35dB?
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Does the wind turbine have a limited useful life and how much it is cost to build a wind turbine?
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how waterton wind farm energy is used? how waterton wind farm energy is stored?
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Are there any statistics (by province) for the amount of electricity produced by wind on an hourly basis and/or during peak demand?
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Is there any jobs in Ottawa that I can try to apply for? If so what is the web link that I can research.
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What financial impacts do wind turbines have on property values in various geographic locations?
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Who is Canada wind energy association owned by? examples would be Government, private investors?
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Will the wind farm compensate me for the drop in property value for my farm?
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How far from the home owners property is it safe for a hydro tower to be placed, which is used to distribute the electricity from the wind turbines?
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How much of Ontario's power is wind-generated?
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What are the different ways to use wind energy in Canada?
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how HARROW WIND PROJECT ENERGY IS USED? hoW hARROW WIND PROJECT (WIND ENERGY) IS STORED?
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How does wind energy contribute to Canada's economy? How much money does it bring in?
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What would an earthquake do to wind farms located on mountains and in valleys?
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Where in Canada is this form of energy production being used?
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What is the cost to consumers and benefits of Wind Power?
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Is it true we are fined for surplus power that drifts into other grids (quebec, USA etc) from Ontario?
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Is wind powered energy used widely? If not, what is keeping it from being used more?
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Why don't wind turbines have a battery to store electricity generated at night so it may be used during the day when demand is high?
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How many gallons of oil are used to lubricate each wind mill? How often is this oil changed?
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Can I put a wind turbine on my property to provide power for my pond and home?
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What happens if the wind isn't blowing? How can we maintain reliability of the system and make wind a realistic option?
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Where does the stray voltage produced go?
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Are weather stations and radars affected by wind turbines?
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Windmills in Southern Ontario are being installed in different sites rather than 1 site with 1 utility, driveway, easy maintenance, no rent why?
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What companies offer Wind Power?
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Can the power coefficient (Cp) of existing wind turbines be adjusted ?
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What effect do wind turbines have on nearby weather stations/radars?
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Why doesn't CANWEA press for a Federal PTC/ITC (as exists in the U.S.)?
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What is the history of wind energy policy in Ontario?
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how can I get connected to the manufacturers who are looking for new invention in wind energy?
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Why doesn't WindFacts have public comments?
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I want to know if and how the use of Wind Farms lowers the cost of electricity for nearby residents. Thank you!
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How much would it cost to build a wind capacity of 5,000 MW in Alberta and supplying this energy?
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Does wind energy replace fossil burning plants? If so, to what extent and how? Isn't it's value mostly in the fuel it saves?
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How are wind farms approved?
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How much money did the federal government pay in wind subsidies in 2013?
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How Long are the wind turbines gauranteed by the turbine manufacturers to the customers(owners)? how Long do they provide free Service?
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How long does it take to make back the money spent on a typical residential wind turbine, and an industrial wind turbine?
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Occasionally a wind farm might have no windmills turning even though it is a windy day, so what would be some typical reasons for this to occur?
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How does wind energy compete with other sources of green energy such as solar energy?
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How much money does the Indian government pay in setting up a windmill
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Why aren't more windmills put in highly dense areas like Toronto where there are already tall structures and noise pollution?
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How does the cost of building wind energy compare to building nuclear, hydro or natural gas plants?
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Why not build wind farms on secluded crown land? Rather than paying huge land rental fee's to farmers?
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What is the actual and perceived safety record for wind turbines?
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How efficient is wind in producing electricity?
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What are the disadvantages of wind energy?
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What are the potential ramifications of the recent WTO ruling in Ontario? Are there solutions to reduce or eliminate negative changes?
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I had quite a conversation with a friend about the difference between a Wind Turbine and a Windmill; Do you consider them the same
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What is the process for setting up wind turbines?
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What are some methods being developed to store the electricity from wind farms when the power isn’t required, so it can be dispatched later on?
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How efficiecent is wind power?
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