Stop the insanity of Green Energy Act

Stratford Beacon Herald 

The media reported on Aug. 8 in Tillsonburg that Premier Dalton McGuinty stated that Ontario has some of the most aggressive standards when it comes to the placement of wind turbines. The premier is quoted saying, “Our chief medical officer of Health for Ontario tells us that wind turbines and solar panels do not compromise our health.”

a) Ontario’s chief medical officer of health did NOT conduct evidence-based scientific research. In contrast, physician Dr. Robert McMurtry claims that evidencebased scientific investigation is required in order to establish what the safe setback distances are (if there are any) for the placement of turbines in Ontario.

b) Did you know that currently the placement and setback distances of turbines are based on computer modelling (i. e. turbines are not situated using evidencebased scientific research)?

c) Ask why the Ministry of the Environment doesn’t have the means necessary to enforce the 40 dBA audible noise sound limits and thereby enforce the Green Energy Act Regulations — regulations which are part of the “aggressive standards” that are supposed to protect Ontario citizens and their health. MOE insiders admitted this problem during the approvals process for the Shelburne-area wind projects — as revealed in the media by a leaked MOE memo earlier this summer.

d) Ask why the Green Energy Act and its regulations don’t contain provisions to protect Ontario Citizens against the dangers of low-frequency noise and infrasound. Ask why the removal of these provisions from the legislation was supported by turbine proponents.

e) Did you know that the minister of the environment has publicly admitted the shortcomings of his ministry’s inability to correctly monitor audible noise, low frequency noise and infrasound?

f ) In light of the aforementioned, ask why the Renewable Energy Act approvals process is allowed to continue.

Dr. McMurtry has publicly stated that anything that disturbs sleep (i. e. audible noise, low frequency noise or infrasound) is a nuisance. Lack of sleep compromises a person’s immune system and their abilities to function and to reason — the slippery descent towards declining health begins.

Health issues already exist in Ontario communities like Ripley, Shelburne and Norfolk County. Ask yourself why homes and farms in these areas are currently abandoned and/or are for sale.

If turbines don’t compromise health then why after two years of the GEA’s existence does the MOE currently employ an outside consultant in an attempt to establish uniform standards for monitoring audible noise? Why only now is the MOE starting to research low-frequency noise and infrasound? Should they not have had these answers earlier in this decade before starting out?

The current government claims that green energy is “emissions free.” Turbines can emit noise, and the facilities used to transmit turbine power to the grid (i. e. overhead and underground power lines, transformers) can emit electrical pollution (i. e. stray voltage, irregular sine waves aka “dirty electricity”).

The premier has publicly quoted David Suzuki as saying that opposition to the Green Energy Act is “insanity.”

Ask yourself … should it not be the insanity of the Green Energy Act that ought to stop first?

W. Dean Trentowsky, Mitchell

8 thoughts on “Stop the insanity of Green Energy Act

  1. Careful what you say… Insanity? Against the GEA! Heresy! We can cure you of your evil thoughts and habits!

    Quote by Pentti Linkola, a Finnish ecological philosopher: “An ecocatastrophe is taking place on earth…..discipline, prohibition, enforcement and oppression are the only solution.” “As for those “most responsible for the present economic growth and competition”, Linkola explains that they will be sent to the mountains for “re-education” in eco-gulags: “the sole glimmer of hope,” he declares, “lies in a centralised government and the tireless control of citizens.”

    Clearly you need re-education so that control can be re-established!

    Bow to the Wind Turbines! Worship the Solar Cells!

  2. Where did McGuinty learn his tactics? Was it from these nutbars?

    Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.

    Brian Lilley interviewed the clown Aric McBay on Byline ( ) tonight. Watch the show if you can. The only loonier loons inhabit the Liberal Party.

    Yeah…. bring on the wind turbines…


  3. Dean,

    This is an excellent critique of the situation all groups which have IWT projects waiting to be foisted on their communities.

    Your points are the very ones each person attending an IWT developer’s Open House SHOULD ask and insist on getting an answer and not getting an answer, SHOULD write to McGuinty insisting that the project be delayed until answers ARE FORTHCOMING.

  4. Mr. Wilkinson said what?
    “It will not stop us from doing what we were elected to do – which is break our addiction to
    dirty coal fired generation”.

    Unbelievable display of –
    – disconnect to reality!
    And, again, he demonstrates – ‘willful blindness’.

    Vote Conservative!

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