Apologies are offered in the rush to push the windmills through everybody’s throats before we realize how screwed up this whole thing is, they typed in the wrong letter. An “n” instead of a “d”, easily done but hard to change.
The Act should have been named the “greed energy act” instead, but how do you push that? 82 cents per kilowatt is only 1000% price increase. This may just be peanuts for some people, but it represents a significant change. God only knows how much the price per KW for wind energy is. But, the good thing is that it can’t be much because the efficiency is low and unpredictable. All agencies and major players have ignored the questions they were asked to publish: the cost per windmill plus the output per 20 years.
They all have a thick greed plate in front of their face and act as if democracy is non-existent here in Canada. Maybe they should have a close look at the Middle East, and see what happens to people who possess such attitudes. Push it through and get it done, no matter the cost. Personally, I wonder how many people would favour the Greed energy if the absurd land-lease prices of around $20,000 per acre weren’t offered, but just the normal rental prices of $150 per acre. This will save the average household $200 a year on their bill and it gives our younger generation a brighter future. But as long as Dalton, Carol and Ben are too busy admiring their reflections in the mirror, telling themselves how good they are, and decide, after deliberating for a few seconds, that putting the “greedmills” in the lake is off the list, we won’t get anywhere. These politicians cited reasons such as the environmental factors, while, in the meantime, there are numerous offshore wind farms around the world, not just the one, as Mr. Lobb would have us believe.
The reason for this is that it makes a lot of sense. The development of offshore wind farms would save a lot of farmland-15,000 acres in Ontario alone, plus the $200 million worth of land-leases paid for by the unfortunate people. It makes me wonder why all the intellectuals listed on the “Sunshine List” are so quiet about all of this. Having observed the amounts of money these people get paid for what these intellectuals are actually doing makes me wonder if there is a mistake here as well. It should have been the “Shame on You” list instead. Outrageous salaries doled out over the taxpayers’ back; that is all it is. These are greedy people, who give themselves raises or allot bonuses for whatever reasons they please. We had better think about the elderly, and the disabled, who have to live on a minimum amount of money and who have increasingly been forced to stretch it even more due to all of the tax increases, plus the costs of hydro, heating, healthcare, etc. Let us not forget that the same elderly people gave all of their best efforts over the course of their lives to make Canada what it is today.
Peter Weverink, Goderich