Turbines a noisy, pointless eyesore

By Jim Oliver, Windsor Star  
At first, when I heard about wind turbines, I thought it would be a great idea for the environment and all those in the community. I was led to believe they were made to reduce energy and lower our electricity bills.

As everyone knows, they have nothing to do with our present bills or none in the near future.  In fact, I believe that we are paying our highest hydro bills to pay these off.

Yet, that is not my biggest concern. The peace and quiet we moved out in the county to admire has been totally destroyed.  We constantly hear these turbines like a plane noise in the near distance and we were led to believe they were totally quiet.

The flashing light that it emits is also a total nuisance with the shadow flicker during the day and night.  I now find it hard to sleep at night and have fatigue and headaches occasionally where I was never like this before. When my wife and I sit outside, the once beautiful silence and sounds of nature are totally outweighed by these wind turbines.

As for employment, I have not heard of any jobs or seen postings in our community. Just temporary construction workers and a very few maintenance positions.  The only ones who have liked these are the farmers who are paid thousands of dollars each year for having them on their land and our government and big-time corporations that are profiting.

I am totally infuriated that they have taken away our peace and tranquillity for the profit of others because we surely will not see it.

9 thoughts on “Turbines a noisy, pointless eyesore

  1. To paraphrase our caring Ontario government: “Ge used to it!”


  2. The noise you hear is not the turbines, it’s the noise of cash being sucked out of your wallet into somebody else pocket.

    Many people were for turbines until they found out that the windies and the gov’t lied. They are not quiet and they are not free energy. And that 550M set back they brag about, it’s a lie also, turbines are being built much closer than that all over Essex County.

  3. For Windsor ex-auto workers:

    Tom Nelson at http://www.tomnelson.blogspot.com for Dec.2,10 has:
    Article from Green Hell blog run by Steve Milloy” Chevy Carbon Reduction Program; Chevy saves the planet $4 per car”

    GM Chevy Carbon Reduction program $40 million over 5 years offsetting ~ 8 million tons of CO2. Paid to the Bonneville Environmental Foundation in Oregon for climate friendly projects like planting trees, solar and wind projects.

    And GM has trouble funding pensions?

    Tom Nelson is an electrical engineer who posts interesting articles on his blog.

  4. Anton, I read your link. Bang on Mr. Gunther,too bad the ontario liberals have had their brains sucked out standing too close to turbines, along with our money

  5. Ford and Chrysler are also making contributions to parasitic corporate “green” NGOs.

    It’s wakeup time for auto workers!!! Workers laid off but money for climate friendly projects.

  6. There is no loss greater than that of peace and tranquility.

  7. Claire,

    Would you include in your statement, the sensation of 10 000’s of bees buzzing in my brain which keeps me from having a restorative sleep if I stay in my house.

    My fear is that, although the buzzing dissipates after several hours as I drive the ~ 16 km to my son’s trailer to get that restorative sleep which most Ontarians do get, that it will take longer and longer for the buzzing to go away AND worse still that the buzzing presages cellular damage, leading to ?????????????

  8. Yes I would, Johana. As far as I am concerned, the turbines are instuments of torture.

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