7 Wind Turbine Myths

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Who is this guide for?   Everyone in Ontario will be affected by the outlandish subsidies offered to wind energy developers for the next twenty years through extra charges on their hydro bills.   This is not your run-of-the-mill Province of Ontario well-hidden billion-dollar boondoggle. This time it’s different. The billions of wasted dollars will be added directly to your power bills.

6 thoughts on “7 Wind Turbine Myths

  1. This concise and clearly stated guide sums up pretty well everything anyone would need to know in order to have an educated opinion on IWTs.

    Maybe Mark Bell or Steven Koch would like to take this oportunity to comment …

  2. HOW TO OVERCOME THE HUGE SUBSIDIES TO WIND FARM OWNERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS THESE ARE GUARANTEED TO LOWER OUR STANDARD OF LIVING FOR THE 20 YEARS THE IN CONTRACTS IT WILL CAUSE HESITATIONS IN DECISIONS OF PROPERTY OWNERS AND CORPORATIONS TO INSTALL WIND TURBINES.

    This is a message to the Conservatives and Hudak for the coming election and for action after they are elected.

    Give local municipalities the following powers as was done in Illinois and other States.

    The Illinois legislature sought to remedy the mistake of huge subsidies to windmill farm with Public Act 95‐644.

    Wind turbines in Illinois are now assessed at $360,000 per Megawatt (MW) of generating capacity.
    The revenue goes to the local taxing body. Of this amount, approximately, 65‐70% is paid to local schools.

    It is suggested that this amount can be a rebate to citizens and businesses through lower taxes or through the electric bills.

    It will at least force proper studies in all of the aspects in question such as health issues, property values and economic studies

  3. I was not aware of this regarding Illinois, however, I was aware of many wind projects in IL that have asked for “tax abatements” so they don’t have to pay the taxes. So having local municipalities have some power may be ok — just remember they can be sweet talked by the wind salesperson…. “who might say, We can’t bring you all these Jobs, all this electricity and give the leaseholders their money and do this project if you don’t let us abate the taxes”. We know that this is not correct information about jobs, etc, but my experience most boards in our rural area of the US listen to the salesperson and takes their information as the gospel. Many have abated the taxes for 3 years or so, and others have disputed the taxes charged.
    We present facts and we are bias…. The salesperson presents his info and he is not — Doesn’t make sense

  4. Strange stuff, it starts of by saying “outlandish subsidies offered to wind energy developers” but if one follows the links at the end we find it’s an ad for Solar Power which of course has even more
    “outlandish “subsidies

  5. Ruffie – What are you talking about? This “7 Myths” was written by one of our members.

  6. It seems lately that every NGO in existence is going all out to pound the green energy drum. Here we have WWF, Environmental Defense and John Podesta from the Centre for American Progress doing their bit to hype wind and solar in Ontario over sources of energy that actually work.

    http://wwf.ca/takeaction/events/

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