Chatham Daily News
Sir: Re: Citizen’s group may have to pay costs in the Sept. 6 Chatham Daily News.
This is absolutely tragic news, that the possibility of financial encumbrances be laid on a well-intentioned citizen’s group due to their wish to protect their land, wildlife, health and their prospects for livelihood. To me, it is astonishing.
I wonder what the costs will be to Trillium Power Wind Corp, which is suing the Liberal government in an apparently frivolous manner, for $2.5 billion, because they are not able at this time to place hundreds of turbines into the waters of Lake Ontario. There were no licences given. Has Trillium been told they must put court costs up first before the suit? I have not heard any whiff of this kind of news. But small sincere citizens groups are possibly a target, for even more financial hardship. This clearly is an uneven playing ground in Ontario.
I can guarantee you that wind energy is a falling star. It has not delivered energy; some say it sucks more than it produces. Despite over 140,000 wind turbines worldwide, 8% of which are dysfunctional or obsolete, broken and decaying in the sun, the world yet only receives less than one-half of 1%, net zero, of our power needs. But of course, we don’t mind leaving these wrecking balls around to create massive energy sprawl, unhealthy residents, many who cannot live in their homes, environmental havoc, and extremely distraught communities who have lost control of their lands and democratic rights.
What we have in Ontario, and worldwide, is a debacle, but one that is soon to be undone by the sheer volume of facts: without subsidies, this industry cannot operate. Why can we not follow Europe’s example? The facts are staring us in the face. The green dream is now ridiculed everywhere.
CEO, North American Platform Against Wind Power