Ontario taxpayers will pay huge subsidies to Florida-based energy company

London Free Press, www.lfpress.com 

Regarding the online article Huge wind deal coming (June 29). Who will pay the $1.1-billion to build the gigantic wind farms in Lambton and Huron counties? Ontario taxpayers will pay huge subsidies to the Florida-based energy company, Next Era Energy.

Electricity consumers will find electricity bills will double or triple and more in our children’s future. The residents of these areas will pay a huge price as they witness the industrialization of rural and vacation areas, the subsequent degrading of the environment, and possible rural de-population.

We will pay these huge prices so we can build an expensive, inefficient, and unreliable source of power. We will fill the fields with huge amounts of concrete and steel to build a power system that can produce only when the wind blows. We will have to build additional, more reliable sources of power to back up the wind farms and provide a constant supply of power, day and night, year-round.

All this is happening when there is still considerable doubt about the health effects of turbines, and at a time when we know there are more efficient, constant, power-dense, carbon-free, and long-lasting sources of energy.

Paul Mennill, Dashwood

4 thoughts on “Ontario taxpayers will pay huge subsidies to Florida-based energy company

  1. Well said, but no one seems to listen. This love with “industrial wind power” seems to have made people blind to the facts.
    The mass media seems to ignore the facts or just takes the wind industry press releases at face value.
    The environmentalist groups (who I considered myself part of and proud of it) seem to be split. I’m looking at nuclear energy companies & trade associations as allies in stopping this unhealthy spread of industrial wind turbines. Which totally contrary to my thinking; but, there is more clout there than in the average citizen’s hands.
    And, I think a lot of misinformation is still out about there and needs to be corrected regarding what wind energy can and can’t do! We all seem to just want to hand over our taxpayer money to them.

  2. Government is a bellwether..They always make the wrong decision….with your money….this is why I like minority governments….it limits the type of abuse that we are being put through right now by the tyrannical, fascist Ontario Liberal Government..

    “Bad” Government Legislation and Policy is redundant….

  3. Right on Randy

    Robert O Paxton on fascism;

    “A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy, but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion.”

    Is this not Daltonhood and his Bandits who steal from the poor and give to the rich.

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