Does Carol Mitchell, the McGuinty government really think the people of Huron-Bruce are going to fall for the “Green Energy Scam”? The Green Energy Act is the centrepiece of the Liberal’s campaign. But they have not been up front about the billions of dollars it will cost Ontarians. Could it be that they know once the facts are scrutinized people will see this for what it really is? A pork barrel buffet for fossil fuel companies like Enbridge and investors in “The Green Making Machine” like Samsung.
Carol Mitchell’s government did not seek competitive tenders before awarding a contract that is subsidized by us for 20 years for wind and solar energy. Where is the sound fiscal responsibility there? Who were they getting their advice from? When one looks at Spain they followed the same path as the Liberals but at least they saw their mistake and put a halt to “Green Energy.”
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) states that there are 11,571 current applications for industrial wind turbines, 3,165 contracts have been signed, 2,266 are under
development. Remember the Liberal government delayed placing turbines off shore.
I have Wind Turbine Syndrome, caused by Industrial Wind Turbines placed too close to my home. Initially I welcomed these turbines. You see I believed what Mr. McGuinty had to say about them. However after having to live with them day after day, they have made me ill. The Liberal government has ignore those affected. It has been my experiences that the wind turbine company has a carte blanche with no regulation. I am not alone many are suffering.
Dr. Robert Mc Murtry, has identified over 130 cases of illness related directly to Industrial Wind Turbines, he is calling for an epidemiological health study. People are suffering in this municipality and Carol Mitchell continues to deny it and spouts the same old rhetoric “The Chief Medical Officer of health of Ontario did a Study and found no ill health affect related to wind Turbines”. This misleads the public into thinking a medical study was done. The Chief Medical Officer did a “literature review”. If one was to do a good literature review one would gather all pertinent up-to-date peer-reviewed information. The Chief Medical Officer did not, and has been criticized for that poor review. The July 2011 Environmental Tribunal concluded that I quote “this case has successfully shown that the debate should not be simplified to one about whether wind turbines can cause harm to humans. The evidence presented to the Tribunal demonstrates that they can, if facilities are placed too close to residents”.
Dr. McKitrick is a Canadian economist specializing in environmental economics and policy. I quote his analysis: “The claims that current air pollution levels result in thousands of cases of illness and death are not supported in up-to-date, peer-reviewed literature. Air pollution has fallen dramatically in Ontario since the 1960s via regulation and emission control technology. Wind energy subsidies and F-I-T’s do not create jobs, they destroy them through higher energy prices and higher taxes. The only people who want to push wind energy for its own sake are those who expect to profit from it”. I know who I believe and it certainly isn’t Carol Mitchell or the Liberal Party.
Norma C. Schmidt, Tiverton