Amaranth plea on wind turbines goes unanswered

By Dan Pelton, Orangeville Citizen
Amaranth council is still waiting for a reply to a letter it sent Environment Minister John Wilkinson in April that called for an end “to any further wind turbine projects until the negative impacts of the current wind farm are corrected.”  Read entire article here

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  1. THIS IS FROM TODAY’S REPORT TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT.

    IT IS BASED ON PUBLIC CONSULTATION AS YOU READ IT. NOT LEFT WING POLITICAL AGENDA

    ELECTRICITY COMES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, NOT GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE NO SECRET DEALS WITH SAMSUNG. COSTS ARE DRIVEN BY THE MARKET COMPETITION.

    THEY ARE CRITICAL OF WINDMILLS. THEY ARE MOVING TOWARD OCEAN TIDE GENERATION. AND NUCLEAR

    THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WINDMILL NOISE AND HEALTH

    THS IS COPIED IN TODAY’S REPORT ON THE INTERNET
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    The British Government today published its finalized Energy National Policy Statements (NPSs) in order for them to be debated in Parliament. This follows an extensive public consultation earlier this year which received over two and a half thousand responses.
    “Around a quarter of the UK’s generating capacity is due to close by the end of this decade. We need to replace this with secure, low carbon, affordable energy.

    The Energy NPSs provide a clear framework for decision making and set out the need for a surge of investment in new energy sources, including 33GW of new renewable energy capacity. The Nuclear NPS lists eight sites across the country as suitable for new nuclear power stations by 2025.

    Charles Hendry, Minister of State for Energy said:

    “Around a quarter of the UK’s generating capacity is due to close by the end of this decade. We need to replace this with secure, low carbon, affordable energy. This will require over £100billion worth of investment in electricity generation alone. This means twice as much investment in energy infrastructure in this decade as was achieved in the last decade.

    “Industry needs as much certainty as possible to make such big investments. These plans set out our energy need to help guide the planning process, so that if acceptable proposals come forward in appropriate places, they will not face unnecessary hold-ups.

    “The Coalition Government is determined to make the UK a truly attractive market for investors, to give us secure, affordable, low-carbon energy. These National Policy Statements are an important milestone.”

    Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark said:

    “Major infrastructure projects provide a real growth opportunity for this country, will bring billions of pounds of investment and create the bedrock businesses need to thrive in the 21st century.

  2. Some advice……Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience

    John is busy accumulating more stacks of paper to get his misguided points across…

  3. Hi Randy,
    You are spot on with your advice……..
    “Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience”.

    Very good advice!!!!!

    Thank you!

  4. This is government’s way of telling you to buzz off, and leave them alone, as they are dealing with “real” issues. Even if Amaranth eventually does get some sort of response, it won’t mean anything.

    “Thank you for your letter” and “we take all correspondence seriously” and “we continue to look into the issues” will likely be in the response.

    Only in politics can a guy with no prior environmental experience become minister of environment. Yes, I know bureaucrats are there holding his hand, but still……

  5. Some politicians have staked their political futures on “green” fairy tales and now they don’t know how to get out of the situations they have created for themselves.

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