Justin Sadler, Ottawa Sun
The fervour over whether wind power is the right way to boost the Ontario’s generation capacity grows as more projects get slated for development.
It’s a complicated issue, not isolated to this province or country.
But Ontario’s auditor general, Jim McCarter, dressed down the McGuinty government over the rush to wind power in his 2011 annual report.
Although the province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Arlene King, said there’s no scientific evidence that directly links wind turbine noise and adverse health effects, the AG acknowledged more research is needed.
In recommending the ministry provide the public with the results of “objective research” on the potential health effects of wind power, McCarter noted King’s report was questioned for being merely a literature review that presented no original research and did not reflect the situation in Ontario. Read article