Yakabuski Addresses the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

John Yakabuski

…Also, wind turbines and commercial solar panels need considerable acreage where all vegetation is eradicated and future growth is continually controlled with chemicals, besides being deemed eyesores by most nature lovers. And more and more evidence becomes apparent from around the world that wind turbines negatively impact on human health of nearby residents.

At the recent quarterly meeting of OFAH Zone E, John Yakabuski, MPP, addressed the audience on matters pertaining to energy production and use.

Commonly, “reliable” sources of energy are hydro-electric installation, coal and gas-fired generators plus nuclear power plants, all of which impact on the environment.

Water power generated electricity involves dams which interfere with fish migration and navigation, and accelerate water evaporation behind the dams. Coal and gas-fired plants emit CO2, commonly referred to as greenhouse gases. Nuclear power plants are costly to build and to maintain besides occupying large acreage of natural habitat.

Other alternatives are wind turbines and solar panels which are costly as well, but much less “reliable.” According to Mr. Yakabuski, who is the Progressive Conservative energy critic of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario and who has first-hand information on energy sources, wind turbines and solar panels have an efficiency rating of well below the 30 per cent mark.

Also, wind turbines and commercial solar panels need considerable acreage where all vegetation is eradicated and future growth is continually controlled with chemicals, besides being deemed eyesores by most nature lovers. And more and more evidence becomes apparent from around the world that wind turbines negatively impact on human health of nearby residents.

In short, no matter what source of electric energy generation, there are negative impacts on the landscape which fish, mammals and birds call home. Given that reality, why subsidize the least efficient concepts with taxpayer’s money?

Touching on Ontario’s “Green Energy and Green Economy Act” Mr. Yakabuski noted that this legislation empowers Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment with authority to even override official plans and municipal zoning bylaws, as well as expressed concerns by citizens when a proposed project fits the government’s appetite for (alleged) “green” energy.

3 thoughts on “Yakabuski Addresses the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

  1. One kite will not harm a wind turbine. Thousands of kites might entangle and impede………… Grand openings should be celebrated with a kite party. Nylon string might work best. Worth a try?

  2. Melodie is moving in the right direction. Make sure the kites have the right message on them.

  3. Yeah I used to joke that Wolfe island should be the kite flying capital of Canada. One kite should do it……small rope to end of kite string…..then bigger rope on the end of the smaller one ect. You could probably end up with a chain on the end for good measure;)

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