His own experts at Ontario Power Authority concluded that adding any substantial amount of wind power to Ontario’s grid “would result in higher greenhouse gas emissions because of the need to install back-up gas plants.” It is my understanding that to support wind turbines, Germany had built more coal and gas plants, and that Irish and German studies found carbon dioxide emissions actually increased.
The Suzuki Foundation warns that fine particulates from gas plants are unhealthier than coal because they get stuck deep in the lungs. There’s no safe limit of exposure.
I understand that studies on green jobs from Spain, Denmark and Germany found more jobs lost than created because of spiralling electricity prices and the exodus of manufacturing industries.
The London Times reports Samsung’s chairman has just been pardoned after serving half his three-year prison sentence for breach of trust and evading $113 million taxes. Doesn’t Ontario investigate business partners?
Why appoint a solar panel expert as research chair to review medical complaints? Where is the moratorium and epidemiological health studies demanded by so many municipalities?
The Green Energy Act has dismantled most of our environmental protection legislation.
In his March 29 letter to the editor in this newspaper, Brad Duguid doesn’t mention costs. After contracting to pay four to 20 times above market rates for “green” electricity and forcing ratepayers to pay gas back-up and new transmission lines ($5 billion), hydro bills are skyrocketing, making Ontario less competitive, not kick-starting the economy.