Power generating station beginning to take shape

Jan 25, 2008 Full story: www.independentfreepress.com 117

The Georgetown Independent & Free Press:

Curious passersby in the Steeles Ave. and Sixth Line area who are spotting huge vertical steel beams projecting out the ground are seeing the beginnings of Halton Hills's first power generating station.

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Getting better

Milton, Canada

#1 Jan 25, 2008
More info

Milton, Canada

#2 Jan 25, 2008
Megan Gillie

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jan 25, 2008
According to Janice Badgley of TCE TransCanada Energy, Hornby rural Milton Ontario area site alteration occurred between October and December 2007.

Yet, Halton Hills council only cleared the way to allow building permits to be issued for the generating station at a special council meeting in November.

http://www.topix.com/ca/halton-hills-on-georg...
JEFFREY SIMPSON

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jan 26, 2008
A licence to pollute dressed up in rhetorical petticoats
JEFFREY SIMPSON

Toronto, Canada

#5 Jan 26, 2008
CALGARY -- Canada's conventional oil supplies are running down. They are being replaced with oil from Alberta's tar sands.
Each barrel of tar-sands oil produces two to three times more greenhouse-gas emissions than a barrel of conventional oil.
The result is obvious:
Greenhouse-gas emissions from Alberta oil have been rising...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/d...
Bob Knox

Milton, Canada

#6 Jan 26, 2008
Megan Gillie wrote:
According to Janice Badgley of TCE TransCanada Energy, Hornby rural Milton Ontario area site alteration occurred between October and December 2007.
Yet, Halton Hills council only cleared the way to allow building permits to be issued for the generating station at a special council meeting in November.
http://www.topix.com/ca/halton-hills-on-georg...
Now you know why they picked this side of the 401 to build in instead of the other side of the hwy - right next to the power grid in Milton.

Council bribery "clears the way" in this town. Everyone else gets a stop work order.

“Taking Small Bytes”

Since: Oct 07

Halton Hills

#7 Jan 27, 2008
I want everyone to know that I firmly believe in Hydro Production from Natural Gas, it is clean, available on short notice (it can take a coal fired plant up to 24 hours to "come on line" and get up to full power) reaching full power in as little as 30 mins!!!!
Elvisio

Milton, Canada

#8 Jan 27, 2008
TheProgrammer wrote:
I want everyone to know that I firmly believe in Hydro Production from Natural Gas, it is clean, available on short notice (it can take a coal fired plant up to 24 hours to "come on line" and get up to full power) reaching full power in as little as 30 mins!!!!
CLEAN?????

It's not clean, it's a low-pollution fuel compared to coal or oil but it's still fare from being clean. Wind energy is clean.

Too bad our provincial government isn't as progressive as it could be. All that money spent on these fuel burning generating stations could have been put towards building a respectable wind farm that would have produced zero emissions.
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Toronto, Canada

#9 Jan 27, 2008
Man-made changes bring about new epoch in Earth's history

Posted by Cash 22 hrs ago | Bookmark and Share

Geologists from the University of Leicester propose that humankind has so altered the Earth that it has brought about an end to one epoch of Earth's history and marked the start of a new epoch...

http://www.topix.com/tech/2008/01/man-made-ch...
more profits

Toronto, Canada

#10 Feb 1, 2008
TransAlta Reports Profit of $129 Million, Reversing Loss From Year Ago | Bloomberg.com

TransAlta Corp., Canada's largest publicly owned power producer, reported fourth-quarter net income of C$129.5 million on increased output and higher prices...

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news...
Other Deals

Toronto, Canada

#11 Feb 7, 2008
Nepal asks for more Indian electricity

Friday Feb 1 | South Asian Media Net

The government of Nepal and the Nepal Electricity Authority have requested India's Power Trading Corporation to supply power to Nepal in view of the increased hours of load-shedding in Nepal...

http://www.southasianmedia.net/index_story.cf...
anOther Deal

Toronto, Canada

#12 Feb 7, 2008
Nepal heading towards a dark future: Needs more ELECTRICITY

Tuesday Feb 5 | SouthAsiaBiz

The tragic part of the story is that government agency, Nepal Electric Authority , which overlooks the country's power sector, is not doing anything about it...

http://www.southasiabiz.com/2008/02/nepal_hea...
Canadian Spectators

Toronto, Canada

#13 Feb 9, 2008
Court strikes down EPA's plan on mercury

Posted by roboblogger 14 hrs ago | via The Jersey Journal

“This three-judge panel has done the world a favor and helped save lives”

A federal appeals court said Friday the Bush administration ignored the law when it imposed less stringent requirements on power plants to reduce mercury pollution, which scientists fear could cause ... via The Jersey Journal

Comment?
Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News
http://www.topix.com/law/2008/02/court-strike...
Cancer care

Toronto, Canada

#14 Feb 13, 2008
Cancer care by postal code
Varies by region; B.C. leads way
Cancer patients are fleeing Ontario for B.C. where they are more likely to have access to new lifesaving cancer drugs and treatments that are publicly funded, the Cancer Advocacy Coalition says.
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2008/02...
the give away continues

Toronto, Canada

#15 Feb 15, 2008
Kelowna eyed as critical data storage centre
| Kelowna Capital News

... because it's a central locale between Vancouver and Calgary, and nicely positioned to serve customers within Western Canada.

http://www.topix.com/computers/ibm

Yet another key factor is that Kelowna is hydro-reliant and IBM is keen on the cleaner and cheaper form of energy.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/okanagan_similkame...

"Kelowna ...
Ron Georgetown

Hamilton, Canada

#16 Feb 18, 2008
Elvisio wrote:
<quoted text>
CLEAN?????
It's not clean, it's a low-pollution fuel compared to coal or oil but it's still fare from being clean. Wind energy is clean.
FYI... wind energy is not any better for the environment it produces noise pollution. Ever notice the hum around downtown Toronto? That's from that thing at CNE. A field of them you can't hear yourself think, and you won't find any fauna within miles... totally destroys habitat.
We just need to go with the best we can, and work at making it better and better...
Yes we produce green house gases, but remember without it mother nature will still go through it's cycle of heating up the earth, melting the poles, ice age and renewal.. it's happened many times over many millenia. Our focus and hope should be to live in better harmony, to reduce our imprint and possibly (if we can actually do it and not cause worse catastrophy) stave off or lessen the effects of the next ice age.
Carmen Corbasson

Toronto, Canada

#17 Feb 24, 2008
Peel Region Councillor Carmen Corbasson plans to introduce a motion asking the province not to put a natural gas-powered electrical plant on the waterfront lands.
She adds she's been told there is the potential for almost $2 billion worth of development in Lakeview...
http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/30637...
more Power Lines

Toronto, Canada

#18 Feb 26, 2008
for get it

Hamilton, Canada

#19 Feb 26, 2008
Lakeshore Planning

Toronto, Canada

#20 Mar 11, 2008
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline Approved | KSFY-TV Sioux Falls

... state permit has 57 conditions. The pipeline is designed to deliver 590,000 barrels of crude oil daily from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Oklahoma and Illinois.

The 30-inch pipeline will pass through Marshall, Day, Clark, Beadle, Kingsbury,...

http://www.ksfy.com/news/16535966.html

Related Topix: South Dakota, Alberta, World News

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