Wind, water part ways in Ontario

By Jim Merrian, Barrie Examiner
Two acts associated with the greening of Ontario are being implemented in vastly different ways. The Clean Water Act (CWA) was passed in 2006 and some of its provisions are just now being implemented in rural Ontario. The focus here is on drinking water protection. The act resulted from the Walkerton water tragedy that left seven dead and more than 1,200 ill 11 years ago after contaminated water was allowed to flow to the town’s homes. Read article

5 thoughts on “Wind, water part ways in Ontario

  1. Excellent article –
    stay tuned for more on the topic – I hope!

    [excerpt] Makes you wonder what kind of backroom deal the Dalton Gang struck with the green energy industry.

    Yeah – makes you wonder!

  2. Ontario’s water supply is NOT yet under demand-side management but the energy supply is.
    So people still retain local control. Demand-side management of energy will not work if local people can retain control. The central idea of demand-side management is to reduce demand/consumption of energy through increased taxes,higher prices,conservation and even rationing. A mix of these methods can be also be used. The idea is to take control away from the people and this is what the Green Energy Act did. Almost everthing going mow on flows from this.

    Another idea is to replace present conventional electric supply with renewable energy to make planet earth more sustainable by reducing the supply of energy which in turn will reduce the production of manufactured goods and the processing of the raw materials need for goods production.
    Carbon trading/cap & trade is designed to reduce the consumption of manufactured goods as this iincreases the price of products.
    Not seeking additional energy supplies from outside the province allows renewable energy projects to be installed and the idea anyway is not to increase supply but to replace already existing conventional power sources.
    The major result of these policies is installling IWTs and solar projects in Ontario. From all this flows the problems these projects cause like health problems, wildlife damage,loss of property values, energy poverty,etc. But this collateral damage is ok according to certain groups of people as they want to make money and make planet erath more sustainable.
    Certain groups also gain a high degree of political power by these means.

    • Sorry, but I think in the long run, renewable energy is not sustainable because renewable energy requires vast anounts of non-renewable resources. Eric

  3. There are families who have had good drinking well water in the Haldimand County Lowbanks area
    for over 20-30 years, since those turbines have started up in 2008 some of them now cannot use their
    ground drinking well water . Fracturing , Mr. Mayor Hewitt have you thought about this when you
    endorsed Samsung on your TV commercial and the 176 turbines that are proposed .

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