by Cheryl Ulmer, Brantford Expositor
I am very much in favour of alternative energy production. I truly believe solar and geothermal energy are the waves of the future. However, wind turbines are totally another story. It was shocking this summer to take a drive along an old stomping ground, Hwy. 21. It was like driving along a place that has taken a page from a science fiction novel. No longer do you notice the green pastures or trees. You see these gigantic metal objects for miles on end. It really scared me that all of Ontario could end up looking like this.
Wind power is not sustainable. We would have to cover London in windmills and even that would not produce enough power to keep London running.
This is not what we want for our children and grandchildren.
I feel incredibly sorry for the farmers and people who moved to the country seeking a more peaceful life, now waking to high-pitched noise and gigantic steel.
Dalton McGuinty, please stop this and fund more solar or geothermal energy without destroying rural Ontario. After the country and water are filled, the cities are next.
Cheryl Ulmer, London