Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty may back off on plans to construct offshore wind turbines. The Ontario Landowners Association says he should also back off on plans to build wind turbines in rural areas. Here’s ten reasons why wind turbines are a bad idea. For more see this study, Why Wind Won’t Work.
- Wind has less power than other energy sources such as water.
- Evidence in the United Kingdom and elsewhere shows wind turbines are often unreliable during heat waves and cold snaps – when we need energy the most.
- To maintain grid stability and to supply customer demand for continuous electricity, every wind farm must have backup generating facility for 100% of the wind capacity. This is costly and inefficient.
- Wind power is difficult and costly to store.
- Wind turbines are expensive to build and require huge amounts of land. Each turbine requires a foundation of almost 1,500 tonnes of concrete and a base of about 5 acres.
- Wind turbines are an ugly blight on rural landscapes.
- Wind turbines are extremely noisy. Their throbbing noise, vibrates the ground and can prove not only annoying, but debilitating.
- Wind turbines are unsafe. Lumps of ice fall from them, they sometimes cast burning embers, their huge blades can break and the towers could collapse.
- Wind turbines pose a serious danger to birds.
- Wind turbines reduce property values for rural Ontarians.
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The Ontario Landowners Association shall defend and promote the principal of strong local governments, democracy, and natural justice and represent the interests of the rural community.
For Rural Ontario to survive, Property Rights and judicial reform must be enshrined into law at all three levels of Government, these being; Federal, Provincial, and Municipal.
Rural Ontario is under systematic attack by government bureaucracy and false environmentalism.
The Ontario Landowners have and will continue to expose and meet these threats with determination and resolve in the court of public opinion.