We, the undersigned, as residents of the GTA (Greater Toronto Area from Hamilton to Oshawa) and Southern Ontario believe strongly in the Green Energy Act and its goals.
As such, we feel it is time for us to stand behind these beliefs and to request that we (specifically the large cities along the lakeshore as mentioned above) do our part to achieve Premier Dalton McGuintys goal of 10,000mw of green energy.
The GTA, being the largest consumer of energy in Ontario, should step up and help to create its own energy by way of wind and solar power. It is time to show the rest of Ontario and the world that we aren’t just paying lip service to this initiative, but rather we are dedicated to showing that we want to be responsible for the production of our own energy.
In order to do this we would like to see industrial wind turbines be built along the shoreline of the Greater Toronto Area, in the same fashion that has already been done along the shorelines of Lakes Erie, Huron and Georgian Bay. These areas as well as rural Ontario have already done their fair share and shouldn’t be expected to continue to produce the power that the GTA requires.
Therefore, in addition to building the remaining necessary wind turbines (required to meet Premier McGuinty’s green energy goal) along the GTA shoreline, we also ask that no additional farmland be sacrificed for the sake of green energy. They should also no longer be built in designated wildlife areas or fragile ecosystems.
If the industrial wind turbines are built in as dense a quantity along the GTA shoreline as is currently along the shores of the other Great Lakes and across rural Ontario, then Premier McGuintys green energy goals will be easily achieved.
Rural Ontario can retain the much-needed farmland for the production of food as has been done for centuries in this province and the GTA can be proud and stand tall in proclaiming that we practice what we preach.